Delaware and Raritan Canal

South Bound Brook, New Jersey 08880

Delaware and Raritan Canal

Delaware and Raritan Canal Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"You’ll find waterfowl, birds, and a beautiful greenway along this historic waterway. In my opinion, fall is the best time to paddle the canal, when the brilliant foliage of various tree species lines the banks and sprinkles the water with colorful fallen leaves. Ask anyone who paddles the Delaware and Raritan Canal, and they’ll tell you they think it more a long, narrow lake than a river. Overflow culverts drain excess water from the canal into nearby waterways such as the Raritan and Millstone rivers, thus retaining a very slow flow rate throughout the canal’s length. In times of insufficient rain, water is pumped into the canal from these same nearby rivers. The canal parallels the Millstone River all the way from Princeton, New Jersey, to the north side of the lock at Zarephath, where it joins the Raritan River to continue its journey to Raritan Bay and the Atlantic Ocean."

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Trail Information

South Bound Brook
Nearby City
2.0–3.0 hours
Duration
Birding
Additional Use
New Jersey Atlas and Gazetteer, Maps 36 & 37; USGS Bound Brook
Local Maps

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Dec 2018