Practice Walk #2 - Princeton to Bound Brook -TR2NB40

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Practice Walk #2 - Princeton to Bound Brook -TR2NB40

Time: March 27, 2011 from 7am to 1:30pm
Location: D&R Canal - East Coast Greenway
Street: D&R Canal towpath
City/Town: Princeton (Turning Basin Parking Lot) to Bound Brook
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Phone: 973-214-1811
Event Type: walk, hike, princeton, bound brook, great canal walk, freewalkers, east coast greenway, d&r, canal
Organized By: Paul Kiczek
Latest Activity: Mar 27, 2011

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Event Description

A 20 -mile "practice walk" in preparation for the 40-mile Great Canal Walk ( - 4/9/11). Covers the middle leg (1/2) and follows the same East Coast Greenway / D&R Canal towpath. A casual walk to review the trail in a country setting. The 4 mile stretch in Princeton area to Kingston is said to be the prettiest section. Further out is country and farmland settings.

This is scheduled as a 6-7 hour walk with start / finish using trains. Start is officially at Turning Basin Parking Lot on Alexander Rd in Princeton. If arriving by southbound train arrives at Princeton Jct. @ 6:25 - walk along Alexander 1 mile to D&R lot.

There is an option to walk 16 miles from Kingston / Rt27 if you prefer a shorter route. At Bound Brook, options are to take Raritan Valley train back to Newark/NYC, carpool, or continue on to New Brunswick train station (6+miles). Let us know if you need/or want to offer carpooling.

This is a good alternative for walkers that cannot walk the entire 40-miles on 4/9. Miles walked can be added to your total for the 100-mile Cross-Jersey Walking Challenge (

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Comment by Jennifer Chaky on March 26, 2011 at 4:44pm
I will be taking the train to Newark as well, and a friend will be joining so can we get two seats in the shuttle rides? I appreciate it!
Comment by Paul Kiczek on March 26, 2011 at 11:33am


I'll be damned you are right. Its 5:32. Do you know how important that extra 20 minutes is at that time? It's BIG!


Comment by Jennifer Chaky on March 26, 2011 at 11:09am
Paul- I am showing the train leaves Newark at 5:32- gives you an extra 20 so minutes!
Comment by Jennifer Chaky on March 26, 2011 at 10:39am

Thanks for the info. Paul- I don't have a car so would be hard to get to Newark that early ....but I put the word out and maybe I will get there! Thanks!


Comment by Paul Kiczek on March 26, 2011 at 9:56am
Jennifer, looks like I'm going with my original, somewhat crazy plan, of parking in Newark for 5:13 train to Princeton Jct. arrives 6:25. Walking to Starting point at Alexander rd, unless someone picks us up. I'm taking a train from Bound Brook back to Newark in the afternoon.
Comment by Jim Gregoire on March 26, 2011 at 7:44am
I will be arriving at the Princeton Junction station at 6:25.  Can anyone shuttle me and others arriving by train down to our starting point on Alexander Rd?
Comment by Jennifer Chaky on March 25, 2011 at 6:12pm
Hi- Is anybody driving to Princeton from the No. Jersey area? I am in Montclair and would love to catch a ride so I can do this. my cell is 973-851-6003. I can get a ride back- and offer one to anyone is you need. It's the morning that I am looking for. Thanks!!
Comment by Jennifer Cabral on March 25, 2011 at 3:28pm
Sorry, I won't make it this time because of some schedule issues. I will try to join you on the 40 mile one. Even if its only during part of it. Enjoy your day.
Comment by Stephanie on March 23, 2011 at 9:17pm
After reviewing schedule, I won't be able to join you this time. Have a great day! Will definitely join in another time.
Comment by Paul Kiczek on March 22, 2011 at 10:58am
Jim, I'm sure there will be others with the same idea of going to New Brunswick. I'll try to lay out some alternatives tonight in an email.

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