Activities

The 70-mile Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park is one of central New Jersey's most popular recreational corridors offering somthing for everyone:

  • Canoeists and kayakers will find miles of peaceful paddling moving at nature's pace.
  • A clear and level crushed stone towpath provides the perfect setting for joggers and hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders.
  • There are many approved geocaches located within the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park. Come enjoy a day outside with compass and GPS as you find these hidden treasures
  • Birders and nature lovers will find this linear park to be a valuable wildlife corridor connecting fields and forests. A recent bird survey conducted in the park revealed 160 species of birds, almost 90 of which nested in the park. 
  • Anglers will find excellent fishing from boat or shore.
  • Designated areas of the park are open to hunting in season. 
  • With its wooden bridges and 19th century bridge tender houses, remnants of locks, cobblestone spillways and hand-built stone-arched culverts, the canal is a tremendous attraction for history lovers. The upper portion of the feeder canal follows the Delaware River through historic New Jersey towns such as Frenchtown, Stockton and Lambertville. The main canal passes the Port Mercer bridge tender's house, through the charming villages of Kingston and Griggstown to Blackwells Mills, ending up in New Brunswick.