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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 TR2NB40.org 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 TR2NB40.org or FreeWalkers.org and be sure to sign up at Eventbrite https://springahead-2017.eventbrite.com. We post up to date info there in the event description area. Call if you need help.