Map of the D & R Canal Trail


D & R Canal Trail

D & R Canal Trail New Jersey map area

D & R Canal Trail


70 miles


crushed stone / natural


Frenchtown, Stockton, Lambertville, Trenton, Princeton, New Brunswick


wooden bridges, stone arch culverts, historic buildings, forests, wetland, canoes along the canal, Princeton University, Rutgers University


Delaware Canal Trail


Edison & New Brunswick


Philadelphia, PA

Regional Trails

The Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park is located in Central New Jersey. The 70-mile long D & R Canal Trail runs through the park alongside the canal and near to the Delaware River then the Raritan River. The state park is open for canoeing along the canal and riding a bike or hiking along the trail. The trail goes through beautiful forests rich with wildlife or across wetlands.Along the trail you will find historic bridges, stone arched culverts, historical homes and canoes and kayaks along the canal.The D & R Canal Trail follows the old towpath for the canal where mules would pull the boats along.


The D & R Canal Trail has a surface of compacted crushed stone for most of the route and a natural surface in some sections. The trail is open for bike riding and walking. Horses are allowed in some areas.

Nearby Trails

Deleware Canal Towpath: The D & R Canal Trail is located across the river from the Delaware Canal Towpath that extends from Easton to Levitttown, Pennsylvania. The Delaware Canal Towpath can be reached via the bridges across the Delaware River.

New Brunswick Trails: In New Brunswick, the D & R Trail ends near the trails at Buccleuch Park, the trails at Johnson Park, and the pathways at Rutgers University Busch Campus Center.


The D & R Canal Trail goes past the following communities: Frenchtown, Stockton, Lambertville, Ewing Township, Trenton, Lawrence Township, Princeton, Rockyhill, Millstone, Manville, South Bound Brooke and New Brunswick.

Points of Interest

The D & R Canal Trail goes past the following schools, parks and other points of interest: Kingwood Park, Washington Crossing, Rivera School, Maidenhead Meadows Park, Princeton University, Rudolf W. Vad Der Groot Rose Garden, Colonial Park, Buccleuch Park and Rutgers University.

End Points

The north end of the D & L Canal Trail is located at a point 2 miles to the north of the middle of Frenchtown and west of Frenchtown Road.

The trail goes through Trenton then heads north again near Warren Street and Tucker Street.

The east end of the trail is located at a point just north of Buccleuch Park in New Brunswick, near George Street and Landing Lane. This located is directly across the canal from Rutgers University.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the D & R Canal Trail in Central New Jersey.