A Great Day for a Long Walk
Our Fourth Annual Great Canal Walk took place on Saturday, April 5, 2014. This is our first long walk of the NY/NJ FreeWalkers season with options to walk the entire 40 length of the D&R Canal from Trenton to New Brunswick.
Five hearty walkers chose to walk the entire distance of 40 miles. Many this year elected to walk the Spring Ahead Walk (12 miles) on March 23 and take the more reasonable choice of walking 28 on April 5 to reach the goal of 40 miles. It seemed like a good and popular choice - especially considering the brutal winter we were all emerging from.
We once again were fortunate to have our excellent support provided by the East Coast Greenway, Eastern Mountain Sports and Blue Ridge Mountain Sports. This event always draws an interesting and enthusiastic group of walkers for this inspriational walk along a great piece of Jersey beauty and history.
Don't forget this walk represented the first segment in the Cross-Jersey Challenge which offers a challenge of walking across the entire state of New Jersey in 3 separate events. If you walked, or even missed these first two walks, you have the beTween Walk (April 19) and the Big Walk (May 10) to add to your challenge mileage. You can make up the mileage you miss by walking those miles anytime during the year. We recommend you look through the information on this site. Be sure to sign up and record your mileage if you want to participate in the challenge.