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Spring Ahead Help Sheet

Spring Ahead Walk – Trenton to Princeton – Sunday Mar 19, 2017 (as of 2/26/17)

This is a casual 12 mile walk mostly on the D&R Canal towpath from Trenton to Princeton. It’s a nice warm-up for the upcoming Great Canal Walk (4/8/17).

Starts: front of Trenton Transit Center 8:00 am – expected finish 12:30-1:00pm in Princeton at intersection of D&R Canal & Alexander Rd. (aka Turning Basin) (1 mile from Princeton Junction train station, 1.5 miles from Princeton town center.)

Contact: Paul Kiczek and cell# 973-214-1811 call anytime.

Train - there's a NJ Transit train (#7817) running from NYC arriving @ Princeton Junction 7:27am and @ Trenton 7:46. This is the train to take from all points north of Trenton to arrive for our 8:00am start at front of the Trenton Transit Center.

Other Mass transit - Here's a good overview of center and its buses, light rail and all trains to Trenton.

Parking at Other Points - Here's a good list of plenty of small D&R lots along the trail for alternatives.

Start - Trenton Parking - there is plenty of parking near Trenton Transit Center (72 South Clinton Avenue) - looks like about $10-11 per day. It appears there is free street parking across from station on Sunday when meters allow it..

End - Princeton Parking - maybe the best strategy for people north of Trenton is to park in Princeton on Alexander Rd (at the D&R park parking lot – called Turning Basin Park and grab a ride to the train station OR park at the Princeton Junction Train station (there are commercial lots there but metered) and catch the 7:27 to Trenton (arrives at Trenton 7:46). (That’s what PK is doing). Go to Alexander Rd Parking lot by 7:00 am and we’ll shuttle people to Princeton Junc train station to catch that train. Your cooperation and timing is needed for this.

Walk - we'll be heading out of the Trenton train station west for a 1/2 mile on to the Calhoun St bridge across the Delaware where we pick up the start of the ECGreenway/D&R Canal. See the Interactive Map on for details.

Lunch – Plenty of places in Princeton to eat and visit but town is about 1.5miles north and the train station is 1 mile south. For something different you could even try to catch a bus or the “dinky” (special commuter train) along your travels.

Keep Up to Date - For further details visit the event website or and be sure to sign up at Eventbrite We post up to date info there in the event description area. Call if you need help.