Wednesday, April 15, 2009

DEP Will Be Reconnecting the Canals This Spring

In the 1950's the Delaware and Raritan Canal Towpath was severed by the construction of US 1. The canal at the time was seen as a blight and it's course was in the way of "progress". Now NJ DEP will begin construction this Spring in Trenton on the D&R Canal by connecting the only remaining gap, from Perry Street to Mulberry Street! This will create a continuous 60 mile trail from New Brunswick to Milford in Hunterdon County via downtown Trenton.

North of Milford on the Pennsylvania side PA DCNR is continuing its flood damage repair of the Delaware Canal towpath which when reopened will extend trail connections into Easton PA and the Lehigh Valley network of trail.

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