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The D&R Canal Tow Path Ride

Cyclists of all ages and skill levels will enjoy the D&R Canal Towpath Ride. The path is surfaced with compacted grit, providing a smooth enjoyable ride. You’ll travel alongside the beautiful Delaware River past historic lockkeeper houses, stone arched culverts and an range of wildlife. Along the way, you can visit the quaint “river towns” of Frenchtown, Stockton and Lambertville. Stop for a bite to eat, visit interesting shops, or just chat with the locals.

Where to start your ride: There are many access points along the towpath. Starting in Frenchtown, you leave your car in the park and ride lot at Front & Bridge Streets. There are also several parking areas as you travel along Route 29 from Frenchtown to Lambertville.

Detailed Map

4-28 miles

The D&R Canal Tow Path Elevation Map





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Rider Feedback (5 comments)

Carmel G.

submitted on: 9/28/2012 12:51:59 PM

I do the ride from Lambertville, NJ to Bulls Island all the time. Stay on the NJ side and the ride is flat and pretty and there are a number of places to stop for lunch.

Marie B.

submitted on: 4/22/2012 2:02:35 PM

Took another great ride last weekend, leaving Frenchtown toward Lambertville and back again. So relaxing. Stopped at Elizabeth Gilbert's "Two Buttons" store and Lovin Oven for a bite to eat. Gorgeous day. :)


submitted on: 9/14/2011 10:26:24 AM

Via Ponte in in Stockton is a great place to stop for Pizza or salad. Stop in for a light lunch or use it as a reward at the end of the ride

S. T.

submitted on: 5/10/2011 12:52:19 PM

I love this ride! So relaxing, and great little towns to stop at along the way. Start in Frenchtown, continue to Stockton, and Lambertville.


submitted on: 5/6/2011 9:50:17 AM

What a relaxing ride! I took the trail from Frenchtown to Bulls Island. It was such a nice, flat trail. My 13 year old son rode with me and had no problems. I highly recommend!

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