The route for the 40-mile walk (estimated between 38-40 miles) starts at the Trenton Transportation Center then after a short walk to the Calhoun St. Bridge (along the Delware River), follows the East Coast Greenway trail - which in turn follows the Delaware and Raritan Canal. This trail is well-established and marked. The East Coast Greenway Trail actually merges with the D&R following its main Northeastern towpath nearly all the way to New Brunswick. Once near the Rutgers Campus you'll veer off the trail for just a mile or two and head to the New Brunswick train station to finish.
New Addition: For some reason a final pub destination was left out of this information. So, as a last minute idea feel free to join whoever is left in New Brunswick at Tumulty's and old Irish bar for some needed food, drink and cheer. This is, of course, optional depending on how you feel at the end of a long day. This was our last stop last year and is a few short blocks from the train station.
361 George St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901(732) 545-6205
The East Coast Greenway trail is an ambitious 3,000 mile trail project that crosses the entire state in a northeasterly direction. The course is very accessible and not far from mass transportation but there are limited stops. Amtrak and NJ Transit run trains nearby this section of the Greenway. We suggest you have a backup driver available and/or consider mass transportation routes in your planning. Using mass transportation, of course, is a better environmental choice.