The Millstone Valley Scenic Byway received national and state designation for its scenic beauty, historic importance, and environmental integrity. Located in the beautiful Millstone Valley of central New Jersey, the Byway is a touchstone for preservation and conservation efforts. The
The Millstone Valley Scenic Byway received national and state designation for its scenic beauty, historic importance, and environmental integrity. Located in the beautiful Millstone Valley of central New Jersey, the Byway is a touchstone for preservation and conservation efforts. The Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition, sponsor of the Byway, encourages you to visit the Valley, drive the byway, and enjoy walking, birding, fishing and canoeing at the D&R Canal State Park.
The Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition, working with TravelstorysGPS, has produced an audio tour of the Millstone Valley National Scenic Byway for visitors and residents. The tour uses 20 geotags, each for a particular section of the Byway and each with a narrative and 4 to 5 images. Please see our Audio Tour page under VISIT for download instructions and more!
The Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition, sponsor of the Millstone Valley National Scenic Byway will reopen the Byway Visitor Center in Griggstown on Saturday May 4; it will be open every Saturday and Sunday thereafter until the last weekend in October, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Visitor Center is in one of the original D&R Canal bridgetender’s houses; its kitchen is interpreted and furnished for the period 1840-1860; a lovely garden contains period medicinal plantings and favorite table vegetables. The Visitor Center distributes maps, brochures, and pamphlets of trails, historical sites, and recreational opportunities around and about the Byway.
The Millstone Valley National Scenic Byway is a loop formed by two roughly parallel roadways one that roughly parallels the natural Millstone River and the other the man-made D&R Canal.
The Millstone Valley State and National Scenic Byway is formed by two roughly parallel roadways that offer recreational parkland, historic sites, and natural areas. It has long been a refuge for many - from wildlife to Revolutionary War soldiers. The 27-mile Byway encircles a portion of the Millstone River in central New Jersey. It is located largely in Somerset County, but also in small portions of Mercer and Middlesex Counties.
The Byway takes visitors through the beautiful Millstone River Valley with two lovely waterways. To the west is River Road, winding alongside the Millstone River, and to the east Canal Road follows the banks of the Delaware and Raritan Canal. The historic D & R Canal and towpath provide extensive opportunities to enjoy nature and walk, jog, cycle, kayak or canoe. See you soon!