Spring Ahead Walk 2014 - Trenton to Princeton

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Spring Ahead Walk 2014 - Trenton to Princeton

Time: March 23, 2014 from 8am to 12:30pm
Location: D&R Canal Towpath - East Coast Greenway
Street: Start - Trenton Transit Center
City/Town: Trenton to Princeton
Website or Map: http://www.tr2nb40.org/conten…
Phone: 973-214-1811
Event Type: walk, hike, freewalkers, east coast greenway, great canal walk, d&r, canal, trenton, princeton
Organized By: Paul Kiczek
Latest Activity: Mar 23, 2014

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Event Description

NEW: This year (2014) basic information sheet for the walk, including info on transportation - Click here
Weather forecast:
for 3/23 (as of 3/18) - Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.

A 12-mile walk from city to country. (Formerly called Practice Walk#1) This is 1/2 day warm up for the 40-mile Great Canal Walk (http://TR2NB40.org - 4/5/12). Covers the first leg (1/3) and follows the same East Coast Greenway / D&R Canal towpath. A casual walk to size up the trail and get back into your walking groove.

This is scheduled as a 4.5 hour walk with easy start / finish using trains. At Princeton, options are to go toward town or head to Princeton Junction train station - heading back home. 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 4/5. Miles walked can be added to your total for the 100-mile Cross-Jersey Walking Challenge (http://crossjerseywalk.org).

Best mass transportation plan is to park at Alexander Rd and D&R Canal parking lot at 7:00 am and get one of us to shuttle you to Princeton Junction train station to catch the 7:27 to Trenton arriving at 7:46. Or, parking is available at the Princeton Junction train station which is less than 2 miles from where our walk ends.

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Comment by Wilma c. Vargas on March 13, 2014 at 8:05pm

I will bring a friend.

Comment by Paul Kiczek on March 9, 2014 at 8:12am

Dan, thought about the name of this walk last night. It wasn't that I was trying to fool anyone about switching the clocks ahead. It just seemed like the right name to keep people thinking about Spring. Hope you had a good time. Next year I'll make a point of not confusing the title with the idea of the time switch.

Comment by Daniel Jeffrey on March 9, 2014 at 7:39am

How embarrassing, I don't know how I managed to confuse the dates and hope I didn't confuse anyone else.  I was waiting at the turning basin before I realized what I'd done.  I considered just doing the walk on my own again in the other direction but I've noticed that I tend to get confused in Trenton and have an obligatory family lunch so I think I'll just do a short practice for the practice walk -- I haven't really done any walking since I destroyed myself on a makeup Princeton to New Brunswick walk after having joined the Freewalkers for the Between Walk.

Comment by Paul Kiczek on February 17, 2014 at 11:13am


We'll miss you and Denise for this one but you both can make it up easily on 4/5. Have fun.

Comment by Michael F De Voe on February 17, 2014 at 10:35am

Looking forward to some Spring walking but we'll be out of the country for this one. Certain to make the next one though ... cheers everyone!

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