Outdoor Recreation

  • CanalPathBeach: The Jersey Shore can be reached via I-195 in about 45 minutes, and rarely sees traffic, even on the hottest weekend of the year.
  •  Walking: There are some great places to walk and hike in Trenton. One of our favorites is the “levee” walk along the Delaware, crossing into Pennsylvania via the “Trenton Makes” bridge, and returning via the Calhoun Street bridge. It’s about 2.5 miles, and just the thing to get rid of the “sitting around blues”. You can get complete details here from Hidden Trenton. Also, be sure to check out Washington Crossing State Park and the Sourlands Preserve.
  • Parks: The city’s many parks offer another great way to spend a day in the capital city. Our favorite parks include Cadwalader Park (the only New Jersey park designed by Frederick Olmsted, the designer of New York City’s Central Park); Mill Hill Park (the site of the Second Battle of Trenton); Stacy Park (with the Shaky Bridge and great views of the Delaware River); South Riverwalk Park, a unique urban space built over a tunnel; and the D&R Canal Paths.
  • Cycling: You can cycle right from central Trenton along the D&R Canal tow path, missing most automobile traffic. There’s also fantastic cycling in the Delaware Valley, just a short drive upstream from Trenton.
  • Fishing: The Delaware River, which runs right through town, offers some incredible fresh water fishing. A world-famous shad run, a less-famous, but no less exciting striper run are only a few of the amazing quarry. During the later spring, summer, and fall, you can go after smallmouth bass and carp. No kidding.
  • Golf: Mercer County operates four public golf courses which are open to residents of Trenton. This public system is considered among the best in the state of NJ.