Mercer County is very bike friendly and offers some incredibly scenic paths for exploring on two wheels. Whether you're a seasoned rider or just starting out, you can cover more ground with these resources for exploring Princeton and Mercer by bike. 

Find a Bike

While the bike share program is unfortunately cancelled in Princeton due to COVID-19, there are still bike rentals available in town:

Kopp’s Cycle

38 Spring Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

Adult and kid bike rentals available for the day or by the hour. Helmets and locks included. You can also shop for new bikes, accessories or drop off one to be repaired.

A woman riding a bike in a summer sun dress in front of a green field near Princeton, NJ.

Photo via https://www.koppscycle.net

 

Bike Trails

Baldpate Mountain - Ted Stiles Preserve

28 Fiddlers Creek Road, Titusville, NJ 08560

Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain Trail Details.

We love Baldpate for the hiking, but this scenic beauty is a great place for biking as well. Expect a lot of hills, rocks, and roots here since it’s a natural path, but that’s part of its charm.

 Two people on a hike surrounded by trees at Baldpate Mountain near Princeton, NJ.

Photo via https://njtrails.org

 

Mercer County Park

334 South Post Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550

Mercer County Park Trail Details.

A good option for beginners since it has both paved paths and easier natural paths. However, all levels can have fun here since there's a lot of room to kick up the pace.

 

Delaware & Raritan Canal Path

523 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Delaware & Raritan Canal Path Trail Details.

This 70 mile historic canal path runs parallel to the Delaware River and offers some of the areas best scenery.  It’s also a clean path with not many hills so it’s a good option for those who want an easier ride but want to enjoy more scenic views. Open from sunrise to sunset and can be done on virtually any bike.

 A bridge spanning the trail at Delaware & Raritan Canal Path near Princeton, NJ.

Photo via www.traillink.com

 

Lawrence Hopewell Trail

Carson Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Lawrence Hopewell Trail Details.

This 20+ mile trail is the perfect spot for families since they have large, clean paths. It offers a mixture of pavement, green and gravel. It’s also a great resource for local bike commuters to use.

 

Six Mile Run

597 Canal Road, Somerset, NJ 08873

Six Mile Run Trail Details.

One of Central NJ’s most hidden recreational resources. This trail is a 16-mile loop packed full of features. Bridges, roots, rocks, twists… and all of the trails were designed for multi-use. It’s a ton of fun and can offer more advanced options if you’re looking for a challenge.

 A bridge that spans the path on Six Mile Run near Princeton, NJ.

Photo via www.mtbproject.com

 

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If you’re looking to take more of a leisurely walk or take a family hike, here are our top social distancing-approved options here.