The Princeton Woods

Princeton, New Jersey 08540

The Princeton Woods

The Princeton Woods Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"On this easy hike you will walk through two distinctly different time periods in American history. You start out at the Clarke House, the scene of the January 3, 1777, clash between American and British forces that came to be known as the Battle of Princeton.

You then hike on the former rail bed of the “Fast Line” or trolley system that ran between Trenton and Princeton, as you make your way to the Institute for Advanced Study, which was established in 1930 to accommodate the likes of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the “father of the atomic bomb” and Albert Einstein, who lived in Princeton from 1933 until his death in 1955."

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4/12/2018
Great trail thru the Battleground of Princeton. Easy trail to conquer with your kids. Awesome history lesson from the Revolutionary War.
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Trail Information

Princeton
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3.6
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Rd., Princeton, New Jersey, 08540; (609) 921-0074; www.state.ny.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/prince ton.html. Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, NJ 08540; (609) 734-8000; www.ias.edu.
Local Contacts
USGS Princeton, NJ
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