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Trenton, NJ

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Trenton is the capital of New Jersey. Bridges over the Delaware River connect this southern New Jersey city to Pennsylvania. There’s some decent running in Trenton, showcased by two long-distance multi-use trails, and some nice parks. We also have running routes in the Princeton area, just a few miles north.

For some long, flat, off-road running, choose a section of the Delaware & Raritan State Park Canal Trail or the D&L Trail along the canal. One of the best places to run in Trenton is Mercer Meadows, with several miles of trails through meadows and woods. Mercer County Park is also a great spot for a run.

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D&L Canal Trail

Trenton, NJ

Smooth gravel path following the canal towpath. Nicer section is northwest from Trenton, along the canal for many miles, then along the west bank of the Delaware River north of Washington Crossing. We've also mapped 12 miles south to Bristol.
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Mercer County Park

Trenton, NJ

Large park located 8 miles west of Trenton is a great spot for a destination run. Several miles of pleasant paths for running, including a 3.3 mile paved bike path. Terrain is a combination of fields, woods, and a lake. Lots of other recreational facilities in the park.
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Mercer Meadows

Trenton, NJ

One of our favorite places to run in Trenton! This 1600 acre park located 8 miles north of the city features 10+ miles of trails through meadows and woodland. The surface is a mix of gravel and mowed grass.
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Mercer Meadows

Trenton, NJ

One of our favorite places to run in Trenton! This 1600 acre park located 8 miles north of the city features 10+ miles of trails through meadows and woodland. The surface is a mix of gravel and mowed grass.
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There aren’t any running stores right in Trenton. But the Athletic Shoe Shop in nearby Newtown serves Bucks County, and Hibbett Sports  sells running gear.

Princeton Running Company is the go-to running store in Princeton. They host weekly GROUP RUNS, Thursdays 6:30 p.m.

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