Scenic Byways in New Jersey
Millstone River Valley lies
in Somerset County. The historic
Delaware and Raritan Canal runs
through most of the byway with
Canal Road on one side and River
Road on the other. It was designated
a New Jersey Scenic Byway in 2001.
Although Canal Road is more scenic because the canal is in open view right next to the roadway, it is also visible from River Road which also
offers views of historic houses, some of which date back to the 1700s.
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Length: Approximately 27.5 Miles
Route: In Kingston, Franklin, Hillsborough and townships:
- Travel north on Kingston-Rocky Hill Road (County Route 603).
- Continue through the County Route 518 intersection where the road becomes Canal Road.
- Take Canal Road north and turn left at the Amwell Road (County Route 514) intersection.
- Turn left onto River Road (County Route 533) and travel south.
- Make a left onto Bridgepoint Road (County Route 609) and another left onto Route 206.
- At next intersection, make a left onto Montgomery Avenue.
- Continue straight at the intersection of Montgomery Avenue and Washington Street by crossing Washington Street to Reeve Street (formally Church Street).
- Continue a short distance and make a left onto Crescent Avenue (formally South Street) at the intersection of Crescent Avenue and Reeve Street.
- Go through the Crescent and Princeton Avenues intersection and bear right at the intersection of River Road and Crescent Avenue and follow River Road (County Route 605) into Kingston.
- Turn left onto Route 27. The route ends at Kingston Lock which provides parking, a gateway and base for the southern end of the byway.
Millstone River Valley Byway:
Tow path, Delaware & Raritan
Canal, Blackwells Mills,
(Image provided by: Phillip Ayers)