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Sat Jun 5Hudson Loop Walk30miJersey City to GWB to WTC (ECG)
Sat Jun 19Cresheim Wissahickon Hike12miChestnut Hill PA
Sat Jul 17Schuylkill Banks Walk15miPhiladelphia to Tinicum PA (ECG)
Sat Aug 21Pennypack Trail20-27Holmesburg to Ft Washington PA
Sun Aug 22Wissahickon Trail20miFt Washington to Phila PA
Sat Aug 28Celebrate the Greenway Walk10-20miJersey City to Bayonne/Elizabeth
Sat Sep 11Down the Shore16miCape May to Wildwood, NJ
Sat Sep 25Endless Summer Walk30miMatawan to Asbury Park NJ
Sat Oct 9Bristol Stomp!18miBristol PA to Trenton NJ (ECG)
Sun Oct 17Great Staten Island Loop19miJersey City, NJ
Sat Oct 23FreeWalkers Marathon13-26miPhiladelphia to Chestnut Hill PA
Sun Oct 24Bronx Coast to Coast Walk18miBronx, NY
Sat Oct 30Watchung Loop Walk8miMountainside, NJ
Sat Nov 6Cooper River Walk15-30miPhilly to Lindenwold, NJ
Sat Nov 13Bayonne Loop Walk15-20miBayonne, NJ
Sat Nov 20Palisades Loop Walk18-27miManhattan
Sun Dec 5Train Wreck at the Gulch5-15miHolmeburg/Bryn Athyn PA
Sat Dec 18Philly Christmas Walk10miPhiladelphia



A 12-mile walk from city to country. This is 1/2 day event along with the 28-mile Great Canal Walk (4/7/19) that now cover the 40 miles from Trenton to New Brunswick along the D&R Canal. The Great Canal Walks cover the first 40 miles and follows the same East Coast Greenway / D&R Canal towpath. This first leg, the Spring Ahead Walk traditionally is a casual walk to size up the trail and get back into your walking groove. The walking event is free and open to anyone. See more details on the Great Canal Walk Series. 

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.

We think the best mass transportation plan is to park at Alexander Rd and D&R Canal parking lot at 7:00 am (end point) and get one of us to shuttle you to Princeton Junction train station to catch the 7:27 am 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 - metered parking. Free street parking is available in Trenton near the Transit Center as another option.

Event recap from 2012 >>

Map of trail >>

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The FreeWalkers are tracking again the Cross-Jersey Walking Challenge which sets a goal of walking the 100 miles of the East Coast Greenway across the entire State at any time during the year. This walk is part of the ECG trail from Trenton to New York City. We provide recognition of the accomplishment at the end of the year and you can subscirbe at any time. 

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