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Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park

Explore Nature At Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park

Experience New Jersey naturally by jogging, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding or biking the D&R Canal Towpath. Picnic and fish along more than 70 miles of the Delaware River in the state's most popular recreational corridor. Bird watch for 160 different species, and canoe or kayak the tranquil waterways. Discover wooden bridges, 19th century homes and remnants of the original hand-built canal system.


 - Park entrance is free.
 - Open from sunrise to sunset.
  • D&R Canal Walks Through History
  • Annual Canal Watch 5K Run & 1K Walk
  • Weekend Family Educational Programs


  • Bicycling
  • Walking & Hiking
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Canoeing & Kayaking
  • Fishing & Picnics


  • Does The Park Offer Educational Programs?

    One of the best ways to learn about New Jersey's history and nature is through one of Delaware & Raritan Canal's great education programs. Learn about local forestry, water quality, orienteering, insects and native state animals in fun classes taught by park naturalists. The park also offers a great series of canal history programs that include biking or walking tours.

  • Where Can I Rent And Launch A Canoe?

    One of the best ways to explore Delaware & Raritan Canal State park is by water. It is easy to do with convenient canoe rentals from Griggstown Canoe Rental (908 359-5970) or Princeton Canoe Rental (609 452-2403). You can rent by the hour or full day and take your pick from canoes or one- or two-person kayaks. All rentals are available until one hour before closing, and include paddles & PFDs.

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