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Towing A Message: Walk a Towpath for Health and Fun

on Wed, 03/28/2012 - 16:11

PRINCETON, NJ - In the early 1800’s, before there were railroads, a network of 1,000 miles of canals moved people and goods which helped build our vibrant northeast. Canals were built nearby with a towpath to enable horses to slowly draw canal boats and barges carrying coal from Pennsylvania to the booming metropolitan areas in New Jersey and New York. Now, plenty of people move themselves faster over these natural highways as pedestrians, runners, equestrians, and bicyclists.

Locally, thanks goes to conservation efforts and the New Jersey State Park System, the Delaware & Raritan Canal

Join a Great Walk Along the Great D&R Canal on April 7, 2012

on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 15:58

 

 Starting from the Delaware River, trace the footsteps of this 175 year old waterway and transportation system across Central New Jersey - from Trenton to New Brunswick. The Great Canal Walk is a forty-mile, one-day long distance event that is a superb physical and mental challenge and the first event in a series of walking events aiming to walk across New Jersey following the East Coast Greenway.

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park is one of central New Jersey's most popular recreational corridors for canoeing, jogging, hiking, bicycling, fishing and horseback riding.

Hiking from Trenton to New Brunswick

on Sun, 04/03/2011 - 22:08
Morristown resident Paul Kiczek will join up with others Saturday in Trenton and begin walking. At the end of the day, they expect they will have walked 40 miles and reached New Brunswick. The Trenton to New Brunswick 40, or TR2NB40, is one of three walks planned this month and in May along the 100-mile, Trenton-to-Jersey City stretch of the East Coast Greenway. The Greenway is a nearly 3,000-mile multi-use path connecting Maine to Key West, Fla. It is known as the urban alternative to the Appalachian Trail...

Got Sneakers? We're Walking Across Jersey

on Sun, 04/03/2011 - 22:02
As a Jersey girl from way back, who remembers when Parkway tolls were a quarter and still reads the instructions on the pump when I get my own gas in other places, I've seen a lot of my home state. I hit Route 17 the day I received my driver's license in Lodi, and I've been behind the wheel ever since. The next several weekends will be different, as I've traded car keys (and beloved flip-flops) for serious walking shoes.