Sunday, March 11, 2007

D&R Feeder Canal Leg 1

Yesterday I completed a 9+ mile hike along the D&R Feeder Canal from Frenchtown to Bull's Island. The feeder canal was built to supply water to the canal's highest point in Trenton. The actual feeder canal starts at Bull's Island but the section starting in Frenchtown was actually part of the Belvidere-Delaware Railroad. This section of the canal park was very scenic. There were sections along interesting cliff faces (still draped with ice flows and icicles) and beautiful views of the Delaware River. I had never visited Frenchtown. I was pleasantly surprised. It had all the charm of the Lamberville/New Hope area but on a smaller scale and somehow less hectic.

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