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    The D&R Canal between Trenton & Bordentown

    The D&R Canal between Trenton and Bordentown is a very fun and interesting 5mile ride.

    The trail is part of the Delaware River Heritage Trail which, when completed will be a

    circuit linking Trenton to Palmyra on the Jersey side, utilize the TaconyPalmyra Bridge to

    connect with the East Coast Greenway in Pennsylvania and follow that north to Morrisville

    and loop back to Trenton via the Calhoun St Bridge.

    Unfortunately, following the trail isnt exactly obvious. There are a couple of points where

    you need to use clues to proceed forward. The clues vary whether you are traveling north

    or south. The first half of this document provides the visual signs for traveling south; if you are traveling north jump to

    page 6 of this document.

    Traveling from Trenton south to Bordentown starting at

    The South River Walk Park the park built over Rt 29 just

    south of Trenton Thunders Waterfront Park. (For mapping

    purposes you can use Lalor St & Lamberton St, Trenton, NJas a reference point.) Proceeding to the southernmost

    point in the park, via the red brick path, you will see:

    Proceed toward the Delaware River and you will find a gate

    that leads to a ramp (it is 0.2 mile from the corner of

    Lamberton & Lalor to this point):

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    Follow the ramp down to ground level:

    Just when you think the path dead ends, it proceeds to the right (< 0.1 mile):

    And will connect with a park (< 0.1 mile):

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    Follow the path to the parking lot and then to Lamberton St (< 0.1 mile):

    Turn right onto Lamberton St and proceed 0.7 mile to the first intersection.

    (Continuing straight indicates there is no outlet):

    Turn left onto Canal Blvd (No street sign indicating name.)

    300 feet up on your right you will see the trailhead. (Labeled A in map to right):

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    Following the path south 3.25 miles will lead you to a bridge over the canal:

    After crossing the bridge, you will see the tracks for the RiverLINE and a bridge

    over the Crosswicks Creek (0.15 mile):

    (View of scenic overlook from I295 facing north

    For reference, the bridge over

    the canal is also connected

    (via a separate path) to the

    scenic overlook parking area

    along I295 just north of the

    Crosswicks Creek.

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    Following the boardwalk will lead you to a railroad crossing (0.17 mile):

    Once you cross the tracks you are on Farnsworth Av in Bordentown:

    Congratulations!, wasnt that easy?

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    Traveling north from Bordentown to Trenton starting at the corner of Cortland St & Farnsworth Av:

    Proceed down the steep hill very carefully. There is an active railroad crossing at the bottom of the hill (< 0.1 mile).

    Just beyond the tracks is a sidewalk nestled between the

    railroad tracks and Bordentown Yacht Club parking lot.

    Follow the sidewalk, across the boardwalk bridge over the Crosswicks Creek, to a path (0.16 mile):

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    Follow the path to the bridge over the canal (0.14 mile):

    After crossing the bridge, there will be a fork in the path. To proceed to Trenton, you want to stay to the right. Taking

    the left leg will lead to the scenic overlook parking area along I295 just north of the Crosswicks Creek.

    Follow the towpath north 3.25 miles until it ends:

    NOTE: there are two other access points

    linking Lamberton Rd with the towpath;

    these instructions follow the towpath to its

    northern most terminus.

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    Exit the trail and turn left onto Canal Blvd:

    300 feet up, turn right onto Lamberton St:

    Follow Lamberton St until you feel like you cant go any further (0.7 mile):

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    To your left you will find a park:

    Enter the park. At the end of the parking lot you will see a trail (< 0.1 mile):

    Follow the trail (< 0.1 mile):

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    Proceed to the pathway (< 0.1 mile):

    Continue up the incline (< 0.1 mile):

    At the top of the ramp you will be in South River Walk Park (0.17 mile):

    From there you can follow the brick path 0.2 mile to the corner of Lamberton St and Lalor St.

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    If you are interested in connecting with the other portion of the

    D&R Canal, my preferred route is to take Lamberton St two blocks

    to Landing St, (turn right), take Landing St one block and turn left

    onto Centre St. Follow Centre St to just about the end at Broad St.

    Just before Centre and Broad meet there is a Y. Stay to the right

    and then go straight across Broad to Greenwood. (See the 206

    insignia on the map to the right.) Proceed up Greenwood to

    Jackson St (turn left).

    Cross Market St, continue to follow Jackson St around a bend in the

    road, down the hill and veer left to pick up S. Montgomery St. (See

    map below.)

    Hop the curb; follow the

    walkway to Front St and

    pickup Montgomery St.

    Proceed north a few blocks to the D&R Canal (after Front, you will cross State,

    Hanover, Academy, Perry, and

    Allen reference map to right):

    To your right is north and New

    Brunswick.

    To your left is the feeder canal that

    leads north to Frenchtown.

    Happy trails!

    To make comments about these instructions, please [email protected]

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