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DATEWALKMILESLOCATION
Sat Jan 1First FreeWalkers Hike 20228miMillburn NJ
Sat Jan 22Union County Olmsted Parks Walk12.5miCranford to Union NJ
Sat Feb 5Princeton Loop10miPrinceton, NJ
Feb 9 - 21Kennedy50 Community Walk50miMultiple locations
Sun Mar 13TRAINing Walk12.5miMadison to South Orange NJ
Sat Mar 19Spring Ahead Walk (XNJ)13miTrenton to Princeton NJ
Sun Mar 27Great Staten Island Loop19miJersey City NJ via Staten Island
Sat Apr 2Jockey Hollow Morris County Ramble8-10miMorristown NJ
Sat Apr 9Great Canal Walk (XNJ)28-40miPrinceton to New Brunswick NJ
Sat Apr 16Roosevelt Island Astoria Walk10-14miManhattan to Astoria Queens
Apr 23-24Old Town Alexandria Greenway Walk40miAlexandria, VA
Sat Apr 30Sandy Hook Hike16miHighlands NJ
Sat May 735th Great Saunter32miManhattan perimeter loop
Sat May 14Kruimer Walk (XNJ)13miNew Brunswick to Metropark NJ
Sat May 21The Big Walk 2022 (XNJ)50miMetroPark NJ to Manhattan
Sat May 28Philly Freedom Tour11-15miPhiladelphia
Sat Jun 4Hudson River Loop Walk30miJersey City via GWB and Manhattan
Sat Jun 11Roebling Ramble14miRoebling to Trenton NJ
Sat Jun 18Lenape34: The Origins Walk34miMillburn to Newark NJ
Sat Jun 25Duke Farms Walk15miBound Brook to Somerville NJ
Mon Jul 4Walk Fourth7miPhiladelphia
Sat Jul 16Pennypack Trail Walk25miHolmesburg to Warminster PA
Sat Jul 23Governor's Island Loop12miWTC via ferry and Brooklyn
Sat Aug 6Inner Harbor FreeWalk12-15miBaltimore
Sat Aug 20Wissahickon Weekend: Fairmount22miPhiladephia to Fort Washington PA
Sun Aug 21Wissahickon Weekend: Bucks County22miFort Washington to Doylestown PA
Sat Sep 10Down the Shore: Seaside20miAsbury Park to Seaside Heights NJ
Sun Sep 11Down the Shore: Island Beach18miSeaside Heights NJ
Sat Sep 17Bronx Coast to Coast Walk18miBronx NY
Sat Sep 24The Endless Summer Walk30miMatawan to Asbury Park NJ
Sat Oct 1South Jersey River Walk18miBurlington to Palmyra NJ
Sun Oct 2Jockey Hollow Morris County Hike5-10miMorristown NJ
Sat Oct 8Bristol Stomp!18miBristol PA to Trenton NJ
Sun Oct 9Allaire Village Shore Walk18miManasquan NJ to Allaire
Sat Oct 15Bronx River Tibbetts Brook Walk14.5miBronx to White Plains NY
Sat Oct 22Grounds For Sculpture Walk16miPrinceton Jct to Hamilton NJ
Sat Oct 22Bethesda to Kensington Loop12miBethesda to Kensington MD
Sun Oct 30Washington Crossing History Walk20miTrenton to Lambertville NJ
Sat Nov 5FreeWalkers Marathon -- Philadelphia13-26miPhilly to Chestnut Hill PA
Sat Nov 12Cooper River Walk15-30miPhilly to Lindenwold NJ
Fri Nov 25Gobble Gobble Hike7miSouth Mountain, Maplewood NJ
Sat Dec 3Winter Hudson River Loop Walk30miJersey City via GWB and Manhattan
Sat Dec 10Philly Christmas Walk10miLove Park, Philadelphia
Sat Dec 31Battle of Trenton March5-13miWash Crossing PA to Trenton NJ
Sat Feb 4FreeWalkers Kennedy5050miPotomac MD to Harpers Ferry WV


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A Trail That Bridges History

14 mile walk from Roebling Station to Trenton Transit Center along the Delaware River
Heritage Trail

Arrive by 11am to visit the museum.

Walk begins at noon.

Explore the legacy of a man who came to New Jersey with a passion for a peculiar idea that transformed American transportation. Enjoy a rapidly advancing trail through South Jersey. Walk through what remains of Roebling's original plant and through one of its buildings. Attend the largest art show turned block party around and view the work of nearly 2,000 artists. Tap into Trenton's live music scene and food truck cuisine. Be a part of our only FreeWalk of the year in South Jersey and what may be our most vigorously thematic event.

John Augustus Roebling came to Trenton from western Pennsylvania in 1848 as a canal engineer with an idea to replace hemp rope with wire rope in public infrastructure, and gave birth to the age of the modern suspension bridge. He died of injuries suffered during the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, but his family carried on the business expertly, ultimately requiring expansion beyond their Trenton facility to satellite locations including Roebling, NJ.

Our journey begins at the light rail station in Roebling, where you may take a tour at the Roebling Museum across the street from 11am until noon. At noon, we will exit the museum and begin our walk through the factory housing of Roebling and proceed along the Heritage Trail through Crystal Lake Park and historic Bordentown. A wooded trail through Roebling Park takes us past the burial site of John Roebling and into Trenton. There, a walk through Trenton history spelled out at our feet delivers us north to Chambersburg.

Within the original machine shop of the flagship Roebling plant in Trenton unfolds Art All Night, a gigantic and free art show and block party. Outside, a festival atmosphere abounds, with live music and food trucks between other surviving Roebling buildings.

Stay and party, buy some art, watch some independent films, enjoy the tunes, or head for the train station a few blocks away.

Those travelling south via rail into Trenton will likely have a half-hour layover during which breakfast can be had within the station at Dunkin, McDonalds or Pizza Grill. Exit the south end of the station and cross the street to board the light rail.

Roebling bridges we have walked:

  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Lumberville–Raven Rock Bridge

Walk Highlights

  • Roebling Museum tour
  • Roebling factory town
  • Roebling Carnival
  • Crystal Lake Park
  • Delaware River Heritage Trail
  • Historic Bordentown
  • John A Roebling Park
  • John A Roebling gravesite
  • South River Walk
  • Upper Chambersburg
  • Roebling's Trenton plant
  • Art All Night Trenton
  • -- Nearly 2000 works of art
  • -- Live music on 3 stages
  • -- Food trucks
  • -- Indpendent short film festival
  • -- Live demonstrations

Schedule:

FOR THOSE ATTENDING MUSEUM

9:46 Southbound train arrives in Trenon
10:14 Depart on light rail to Roebling
10:30 Train arrives in Roebling
10:45 Orientation
11:00 Museum video and tour

FOR THOSE JUST WALKING

10:46 Southbound train arrives in Trenton
11:14 Depart on light rail to Roebling
11:30 Train arrives in Roebling
11:45 Orientation

12:00 Walk to museum, assemble group and depart
1:30 Lunch break option in Bordentown
4:00 Arrive at Art All Night

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