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
Website or Map: http://www.tr2nb40.org/conten…
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
A 20 -mile "practice walk" in preparation for the 40-mile Great Canal Walk (http://TR2NB40.org - 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 (http://crossjerseywalk.org).