The Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park  Towpath, New Brunswick

Directions: Johnson Park in New Brunswick/Piscataway at the Grove 5 parking lot, accessed from the one-way Park road that starts at Landing Lane.   Landing Lane bisects the park.  It is 200 yards north of the Route 18/Metlars Lane traffic light.  To get to Landing Lane, take River Road north, into Piscataway, from Highland Park.  At the 3rd traffic light, make a left.    Alternatively, take Easton Avenue from Somerset going south or New Brunswick going north;  Landing Lane intersects Easton Avenue at Franklin Blvd.

Trail Information: The trail is packed dirt and entirely flat and very scenic. The towpath runs from Trenton , through Princeton, to Johnson Park in New Brunswick. Runners/walkers can join in at many points along the 34.1 mile towpath.

Miscellaneous Information: The Raritan Valley Road Runners run every Saturday on the towpath. During Daylight Savings Time, these runs start at 8 a.m. Runners should arrive by 7:50 a.m. for the 8 a.m. start.   During Standard Time, these runs start at 9 a.m.
The run is out-and-back on the Delaware & Raritan Canal Towpath. Typical distances vary from 4.8 to over 20 miles and runners of all levels are welcome!  Rest rooms are available at the start and along the way, but they close for the season in early November.

Ray Petit