If you’re headed in the opposite direction of the beach this Holiday weekend, you might find yourself at the Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park. A huge attraction to both historians and nature buffs, the park is a 70 mile linear park that takes you past 19th-century bridges, bridge tender houses, past and present locks, cobblestone spillways and hand-built stone-arched culverts. For more pictures of the scenery along the park’s path through Burlington, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset Counties, click here. There’s been some flood damage along the path due to the heavy rains over the past month. Some of the paths may have downed trees according the park’s website so it is probably a good idea to call before visiting.
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**Photo courtesy of Robin Damstra, our Mercer and Hunterdon County Editor for Jersey Bites