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New Jersey's Historic Delaware River

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33.9 miles: 55 minutes
New Jersey’s Historic Delaware River drive trip comprises the state- and nationally designated Delaware River Scenic Byway (SR 29). The Delaware River, which marks the border between New Jersey and Pennsylvania, parallels the route. This 32-mile trip covers a lot of historic Native American and early American history.
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Trenton to Lambertville
17.0 miles: 26 minutes
From SR 29 you’ll see the gold dome of the 1792 New Jersey State House, the architectural highlight of the capitol complex. The scenery goes from Trenton cityscape to residential to heavy forestation. The Delaware River peeks in and out of view, and the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail along the canal towpath runs parallel to the road for much of the way.
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Lambertville to Frenchtown
16.9 miles: 29 minutes
You have to look a little bit harder for the Delaware River on this leg, but it’s still there, as is the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail. The small towns of Lambertville, Stockton and Frenchtown break up the otherwise mostly forested stretch.