The D&R Canal Tow Path was once a path for mules and horses to tow cargo along the canal. The 69.5-mile D&R Canal State Park Trail is now one of the most popular recreational areas in New Jersey. The trail stretches from New Brunswick to Trenton and is an absolutely spectacular ride featuring open fields, freshwater estuaries, stone walls, cobblestone spillways, historic covered bridges, and old-growth forest. With many unique places to visit along the way, this is a great ride for groups and day-trippers alike.Trail Map
Packed with hillside and hard-pack trails that are open to hikers, bikers, and equestrians alike, this complex of short-to-medium-sized trails cuts close to a local zoo, disc golf course, and lakeside scenery. Great for experienced and beginner bikers who want a quick, challenging ride that will get your heart rate going.
This 2.5 miles of looping, swooping bike trail—famous for its scenery, as well as its challenging twists and turns—is not for the faint of heart. A short but adventurous ride, the trail continues onto additional park trails if you want to keep biking. It also links to Arrowpoint, which offers striking marshland views.
If you’re looking for a longer ride, this 41-mile loop takes you through many of our beautiful parks and conservation areas, including Johnson Park, the Middlesex Greenway, Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, Jamesburg Park and the Ireland Brook Conservation Area.Google Map
If you’re looking to tack on some extra miles to the Cranbury/Princeton route add the Thompson Park extension for a 27-mile ride. The out-and-back extension will take you to Thompson Park where you can explore the park grounds, including a lake and animal haven with pigs, goats, deer, and more.Google Map