Carnegie Lake

Princeton, New Jersey 8543

Carnegie Lake

Carnegie Lake Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Enjoy song birds, turtles, waterfowl, and islands at this long and narrow lake. Carnegie Lake was formed by damming the Millstone River to create a lake for the Princeton University rowing team. Funding for the project, completed in 1906, came from a generous donation to the university by businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Although the lake is privately owned by Princeton University, it is open to the public for boating, fishing, and picnicking. A regional rowing regatta is held each year around the third weekend in June. With all the visitors and attendees, the lake can get frantic that weekend, although the northern half of the lake is usually not affected. The Delaware and Raritan Canal Greenway, with its beautiful towpaths, edges the eastern side of the lake. See Trip 20 for more information on the history of the canal and its towpath, along with park information."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
3.0–3.5 hours
New Jersey Atlas and Gazetteer, Map 42; USGS Hightstown
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Dec 2018