Time: October 9, 2011 from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Canal Road Parking Lot
Street: 633 Canal Road
City/Town: Somerset, NJ
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q…
Event Type: somerset county, athletic
Organized By: Brian and Mike
Latest Activity: Oct 8, 2011
Rescheduled due to flooding
New Date: 10.9.11
Old Date: 9.10.11
If you cannot make the new date email Laura@NJYP.org by 10.1.11 for a refund.
This 3,000 acre park, located adjacent to the D&R Canal, is an oasis of wetlands, forests, farmlands and old fields offering miles of paths for hikers, bikers and horseback riders. Originally targeted as the site of a reservoir, the site remains open to the public to explore. After the hike the group may go out for drinks and a late lunch.
$5 for the first 5
$10 for the next 6 to 25
$20 at the door
$20 online and at the door.
Classified as moderate due to length, but is suitable for beginners.
Length of the hike will be about 6 miles.
We will walk at a moderate pace.
It will take 2.5 – 3 hours.
As with all hikes you must be in good, athletic shape.
If the group size is larger than 10, we are going to look for a volunteer to act as a sweeper. Sweepers will walk at the end of the hike line and will make sure the group stays together.
Keira will be leading this hike.
What to bring:
Hiking boots recommended.
At least 2 liters of water (required).
We will stop for a snack about half way through the hike so we recommend you bring something to eat.
We also recommend tissues, plastic bags for garbage, and similar items.
Heavy precipitation will cancel this hike; drizzle will not. Please check your inbox for updates and the NJYP.org calendar. Tickets will be refunded.
Finding the Group:
Meet in the parking lot PROMPTLY at 10:30. Please allow extra travel time as many of these parks are harder to find.
The group will meet in the Canal Road parking lot. There is also parking available on Blackwells Mills Road.
From Route 206 in Hillsborough:
Turn east onto Amwell Road, follow for 3.2 miles. Turn right onto County Road 533/Main St/Millstone River Road, follow for 2.1 miles. Turn left onto Blackwell Road/Blackwells Mills Road. Continue 0.3 miles – once you cross over the D&R Canal Bridge, turn right onto Canal Road. The parking lot is on the left.
From New Brunswick:
Take Hamilton Street west for approximately 4 miles. Hamilton Street becomes Amwell Road – continue for approximately 4 miles on Amwell Road. Once you cross over the D&R Canal Causeway, follow the directions from County Road 533/Main St/Millstone River Road above.