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Free Walking Tour of D&R Canal to be Held Jan. 13

The walk will explore the section of the canal between Griggstown and East Millstone, a distance of 5.6 miles.

Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by The Delaware & Raritan Canal Watch.

The Delaware & Raritan Canal Watch will hold a free walking tour along one of the most rural sections of the canal park on Sunday, Jan. 13.

The walk will explore the section of the canal between Griggstown and East Millstone, a distance of 5.6 miles.  Participants will have the option of walking part way to Blackwells Mills, 3.5 miles.

Meet 10 a.m. at the East Millstone bridgetender’s house on Amwell Road.

Parking is also available at the canal crossing of Amwell Road or on Market Street behind the rescue squad. Carpools will be arranged to allow transportation back to the starting point. 

The tour will include the newly restored bridgetender’s house in East Millstone, the nearby canal basin, the support for the original king post bridge across the canal and a pier for the former Somerset and Mercer Railroad.

Additional historic sites, including the Mule Tenders Barracks Museum in Griggstown, will be explored.

Canal Watch board member Bob Barth will conduct the tour. For further information and weather-related updates, call Mr. Barth at 201-401-3121 or email barths@att.net.

The nonprofit D & R Canal Watch helps promote, enhance and preserve the Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park.

 

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