CSNJ March Meeting

Next Meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2015
 7:30 p.m. – Refreshments at 7:10 p.m.
Morris County Cultural Center

THE D&R CANAL:
TWO NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAYS
By: Edie Sharp & Bob Barth



 

Edie Sharp for about fifteen years, has led the creation of the Delaware River National Scenic Byway along Route 29 and the D&R Canal Feeder, from Trenton to Frenchtown. Preserving the byway's rich history and architecture, spectacular views, and historic sites like Washington Crossing is not an easy task. Edie has brought together many interested organizations and individuals to cooperate in obtaining a national designation and publicizing this beautiful and historic area. Edie has previously served as the executive director of the Delaware River Mill Society. She will discuss the process of creating this scenic byway and talk about the accomplishments and assets along the way, including the D&R Canal Feeder.
Bob Barth will show a video about the new Millstone Valley National Scenic Byway, which runs from Kingston to Millstone along the D&R Canal. He will discuss the area's history and beautiful scenery, including Rockingham, where George Washington stayed while awaiting the peace treary from Paris. The D&R Canal is the centerpiece of both of New Jersey's national scenic byways, and it was the Delaware & Raritan Canal Commission that helped preserve this picturesque and historic region.

 

Directions to the Morris County Cultural Center

From the Morristown Green, turn right onto Washington St (County Route 510, formerly NJ Route 24). Travel 3.5 miles west toward Chester. Pass the roads to the Delbarton School and Lewis Morris County Park on the left. After the curve and long white picket fence, look for a sign for the MUA on the right, pointing toward the driveway, which is marked by a street light and lighted directional sign. Make a sharp left turn and drive uphill to a Spanish-style stucco building at the top. Parking is in the lot to the left at the top of the hill. Once inside the main entrance hall of the Cultural Center, the auditorium is to the left. Restrooms are upstairs, with elevator access.

From Route 287 South, take Exit 35, Madison Ave. Turn right at the top of the ramp onto Madison Ave (Route 124). Bear right at the next light onto South Street, continue straight through a series of traffic lights and around the Morristown Green. Turn right onto Washington St. (County Route 510, formerly Route 24). Continue as described above.

From Route 287 North, take Exit 35, South Street/Madison Ave. At the end of the ramp, turn left onto South St, continue straight through several lights and travel around the Morristown Green. Turn right onto Washington St, (County Route 510, formerly Route 24). Continue as described above.