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:
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.
Photo via https://www.koppscycle.net
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.
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.
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.
Photo via www.mtbproject.com
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.