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October 2009 – Among the 43 American byways that were granted National Bywaydesignation by the US Department of Transportation were two local gems, the Millstone Valley Scenic Byway (a.k.a. Millstone Valley Scenic-Historic Corridor) and the Delaware River Scenic Byway. Jan and Barbara ten Broeke accepted the honor on behalf of the Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition which initiated and accomplished this wonderful achievement, ensuring that Central New Jersey heritage will be protected and enjoyed by generations to come.
July 2013 – An NJ State DOT/DEP Grant has enabled us to begin restoring the Griggstown Bridgetenders House so we may use it as an Informational/Tourist Center for the Byway.
The Millstone Valley National Scenic Byway is formed by two roughly parallel roadways and encompasses recreational parkland, historic sites, and natural areas. It has long been a refuge for many - from wildlife to revolutionary war soldiers. Welcome!
It takes only about one hour to drive the byway itself. However, it takes time to explore the historic villages of Griggstown, East Millstone, Millstone Borough , the Borough of Rocky Hill, and Kingston, and the historic districts and nature preserves, the Delaware Raritan Canal, Six Mile Run, Blackwell Mills, Colonial Park, River Road Agricultural District, Griggstown Grasslands, the village of Harlingen, and to hike the various trails.
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