Light Rail Trip to Explore Historic Canal on Feb. 23

The Delaware & Raritan Canal Watch event will view sections of the canal between Bordentown and Trenton.

The Delaware & Raritan Canal Watch will hold a light rail tour between Bordentown and Trenton on Saturday, Feb. 23, designed to take riders back to the 19th century.

The NJ Transit River Line route follows the path of the D&R Canal from Crosswicks Creek to Trenton. See the abandoned canal, Watson's Creek and the Hamilton-Trenton-Bordentown Marsh.

In the City of Trenton, where Route 129 is on the former path of the canal, remnants of the industrial and commercial buildings that lined the canal can be observed and compared with early photos.

On the return trip, the group may continue to Roebling to view the sunken canal boats near Newcombe Island, before returning to Bordentown about 11 a.m.

Meet 9:15 a.m. at the River Line Bordentown station, 100 West Park Ave. at Prince Street, for a brief introductory talk before boarding the train to Trenton for this whirlwind tour. Two-hour tickets are $1.50 or 70 cents for seniors.  Exact change recommended.

Pre-registration strongly advised.  Call 609-924-2683.

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


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