Two bike rides to travel along D&R Canal


Join the East Coast Greenway Alliance for two seven-mile leisurely-paced bike rides this summer along a traffic-free Canal Road and the D&R Canal between Rocky Hill and the Griggstown Causeway.

Discover why the D&R Canal was once one of the busiest navigation canals in the U.S. on June 10, in a ride co-sponsored with D&R Canal Watch. On July 8, follow the footsteps of George Washington after the Battle of Princeton and learn about his spy John Honeyman.

For both bike rides, meet at 10 a.m. at the D&R Canal State Park parking lot on Kingston-Rocky Hill Road (Route 603) in Rocky Hill just south of Route 518. The ride will use Canal Road and the D&R Canal towpath (weather-permitting) to create a seven-mile loop. Plan on a break at the Griggstown Causeway.

Bring your own water and snacks.

All riders must wear helmets.

Both rides are free, but pre-reregistration is required. Sign up via

Canal Road will be closed to vehicles from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Rocky Hill and Griggstown for Franklin Township’s “Walk and Roll” events on June 10, July 8 and Aug. 12.