Build it and they will come.

We stumbled upon an interesting little slice of land over in Raritan, NJ the other day.

Raritan River Greenway {Duke Island}

The sign read Raritan River Greenway. But it’s technically part of the Duke Island Park Bikeway.

While not a massive walking, biking or hiking “trail,” it’s still a nice thing to have in the middle of suburban New Jersey.

There are two main paths a bike rider could take. A paved one that parallels the Raritan River.

Raritan River Greenway {Duke Island}

Or a more “rugged” dirt path that parallels the Raritan Water Power Canal.

Raritan River Greenway {Duke Island}

Both are between two and two and a half miles in length in the maps above.

We popped in during an afternoon in the middle of the week. And we saw a considerable amount of bikers. Nice to know not everyone is binge-watching streaming garbage on their idiot boxes or silicon hand slabs.

But at the same time – we wouldn’t be surprised if more than half the bike-riders HAD to stop and take a selfie to tell their “friends” what they were up to.

If we lived in this area, we’d be sure to use this park regularly. A decent spot to escape the grind and raise your heartbeat.

Raritan River Greenway {Duke Island}

Raritan River Greenway {Duke Island}

Raritan River Greenway {Duke Island}

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NJroute22 (site admin) is an avid traveler along NJ Route 22 (and almost all of central New Jersey!) Family man, pet lover, and property owner who has a natural curiosity for everything around. Comments Section

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