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Johnson Park and Delaware & Raritan Canal

Johnson Park trees in Piscataway
I visited the Piscataway end of Johnson Park at the end of July. It was a super hot day (there are a lot of those this summer), but I enjoyed taking shots of the trees in the distance.

delaware and raritan canal
When I got to the edge of the Raritan River that borders the park, I noticed you could see the Delaware & Raritan Canal on the other side. I thought: aha! that would be good subject matter for a post. Maybe it will get a little less hot, and I’ll go to take some photos of the canal itself. You can see from the three people on this canal photo that the canal is a fun place to hike and bike. There’s a lot of history behind the canal, constructed in 1834, that went all the way from New Brunswick (that’s this end of the canal) to Trenton, which is close to Philadelphia.

Johnson Park geese
These geese are regular residents of Johnson Park.

Eileen says

Hi Leora, what a nice place for a walk. I love the trees and the canal looks neat to walk on. Great shot of the geese. Thanks for sharing, have a great day.

sylviakirk says

It does indeed look like a great place to walk! Wonderful old bridge and I bet it does have an interesting history! I do love the geese! Lovely post for the day, Leora! Hope you have a good week!

Mama Zen says

I just love those trees!

Carver says

Great shots of the beautiful park.

Boom & Gary says

Great sequence!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Rajesh says

Beautiful park full of greenery.

Jewaicious says

What lovely nature photos and descriptions to go with. I love the three of them, but the third one with the geese is precious, along with the tree trunk bottoms in the upper part of the photo.

Fun60 says

Looks a great place to go walking. Is it a really huge park?

Leora says

It extends for a few miles along the river, with playing fields, a zoo, a place where horses race, and an old-fashioned village. The old village is my favorite part:

Hannah says

Great Nature views. If I ever go to your area I am sure I'll recognise a lot of places!

magiceye says

Wow! Gorgeous!!

EG Wow says

Looks like a lovely place in summer.


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