CANAL WATCH ACTIVITIES FOR 2018
                                     D&R CANAL WALKS THROUGH HISTORY         
                                                                                                                                            

Sunday, July 8 –
Canal Walk and Roll: Canal Road will be closed from 10:00 to 4:00 from Route 518 to the
Griggstown Causeway. Enjoy a day with friends and family along the scenic D&R Canal with no cars! Follow
the footsteps of George Washington after the Battle of Princeton and learn about his spy John Honeyman
(See bottom of next page.)

Saturday, July 21. Hike 5.3 miles from Fireman’s Eddy to Washington Crossing (the meeting place) or choose
the 4.1-mile walk to Church Road in Titusville. Leader: Pamela V’Combe, pjvcombe@gmail.com Or 609-635-
2783.

Sunday, August 12 -- –
Canal Walk and Roll: Canal Road will be closed from 10:00 to 4:00 from Route 518 to
the Griggstown Causeway. Enjoy a day with friends and family along the scenic D&R Canal with no cars! (See
bottom of next page.)

Sunday, September 16 --
Canal Walk and Roll: Canal Road will be closed between 10:00 and 4:00 between
Butler Road and Blackwells Mills Road for Franklin Township’s “Walk and Roll.” Enjoy a day with friends and
family along the scenic D&R Canal with no cars!

Saturday, October 13 -- East Millstone Canalfest, Market Street, East Millstone. http://franklinfoodbank
.org/events

Saturday, October 20 – 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.  Bilingual (English/Spanish) Nature Walk. Enjoy a casual 3-mile
walk on the D&R Canal towpath between Lock 11 in South Bound Brook and  Zarephath.  Please meet at
Canal Park in South Bound Brook, across from the post office on Canal Road at Madison Street. We will
enjoy conversation in English and Spanish as we identify various wildlife and vegetation. Please RSVP by
email to Jessica Hunsdon at jhunsdon@gmail.com or call/text her at 732-993-4505.

Saturday, October 27. Hike 6.2 miles from Washington Crossing to Ellarslie, the Trenton City Museum in
Cadwalader Park (the meeting place) or choose the 2.4-mile walk to Scudder’s Falls. The tour will pass by
Wilburtha and Upper Ferry Road and will include historic canal structures: several stop gates, a spillway, an
aqueduct, and other historic features. Leader: Pamela V’Combe, pjvcombe@gmail.com or 609-635- 2783.

Friday, November 9 - 7:00-11:00 p.m. Star-gazing along the canal. Griggstown Star Gazing. Join us at the
Griggstown Grassland Preserve for an evening of stargazing. The planet Mars will be visible in the south.
The Andromeda Galaxy, the farthest object that can be seen with the unaided eye, will be high in the sky. We
will be looking at star clusters, open clusters and planetary nebulae in the Milky Way. The Grassland
Preserve is located at 1091 Canal Road in Griggstown. Space is limited. Please register by contacting Wayne
Petko (wpetko02@gmail.com).

Saturday, November 17. Hike 4.5 miles from Whitehead Road to Ellarslie, the Trenton City Museum in
Cadwalader Park (the meeting place) or choose the 2.5-mile walk to the Trenton Battle Monument. Leader:
Pamela V’Combe, pjvcombe@gmail.com or 609-635-2783.

Saturday, December 8. Hike 5.6 miles from Griggstown to East Millstone (the meeting place) or choose the
3.5-mile walk to Blackwells Mills. Leader: Pamela V’Combe, pjvcombe@gmail.com or 609-635-2783.