Delaware and Raritan Canal Trail is a 70 mile from Frenchtown
NJ to New Brunswick, NJ. The canal is composed of two
sections, the main canal which runs from New Brunswick
to Trenton and the Feeder Canal which runs along the
Delaware River From Trenton to Frenchtown.
canal is part of the National Recreation Trail System.
D&R Canal system was built in the early 19th Century
to provide for transporting freight between Philadelphia
and New York. Freight was carried using a team of mules
or steam tugboats.
of this system remains today with many historical buildings,
bridges and canal lock infrastructure for visitors to
experience. Towns and villages along the canal include
Frenchtown, Stockton, Lambertville, Kingston, Griggstown,
Blackwells Mills and New Brunswick.