Great Canal Walk -- Cross-Jersey Challenge

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Great Canal Walk -- Cross-Jersey Challenge

Challenge yourself on the East Coast Greenway for 28 beautiful miles.


When and where

Date and time

Saturday, April 15 · 9:15am - 6:30pm EDT


Turning Basin Park Alexander Rd Princeton, NJ 08540

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About this event

  • 9 hours 15 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Start: Turning Basin Park, Princeton

Finish: New Brunswick station

Distance: 28mi

Terrain: gravel, flat

Transit: Princeton Jct Station to Turning Basin Park is approximately a 2-mile walk. Walk out of the train parking lot to Vaughn Dr. then turn Right on Alexander Rd, go two miles and turn left into Turning Basin Park.

Return: NJ Transit

Parking: at the station

Difficulty: Advanced

Category: nature, scenic

Coordinator: David Ascher

Exit the tow path at Easton and Demott and walk on sidewalks to the New Brunswick Train station. Do not continue past this point as you CANNOT CROSS THE SPILLWAY...

FreeWalkers: This is a self-supported walk, so please bring your own food/water. Just in case you take longer than planned a headlamp is suggested. There are (limited) bathroom options along the way. Port-a-johns may be there but are seasonal as to when they are put out.


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About the organizer

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FreeWalkers is a non-profit 501(c)3 social organization and network for individuals interested in participating in distance walking events. Our group is free and open to everyone. We encourage each member to accomplish challenging goals as we work together, experience, and promote pro-pedestrian issues. Paricipants accept responsibity for themselves on the walk.