Millstone Valley Scenic Byway - TravelStorys

Millstone Valley Scenic Byway

Sponsored by Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition

  • Location: New Jersey
  • Travel Type: Driving
  • Trip Time: 1 hour
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About this Tour

Imagine yourself as a resident of the Millstone River Valley – perhaps as an indigenous Lenape living with nature, a Dutch settler clearing the land, a resident seeing the troops of several nations or as a soldier marching through it, or a mule tender leading a mule towing a canal boat on the towpath.

This mobile audio tour takes you back in time through a Valley that has evolved over time, pinpointing its lasting historic character.

Some of the places and events portrayed in this tour include:

• Natural areas, historic villages, and farmland as well as recreation opportunities.
• Farming in the Valley from the indigenous Lenape to today’s farm-to-table movement.
• The events in the Valley during the Revolutionary War:
-When the Valley was the route of Washington and his Continental troops to safe winter quarters in Morristown, the “bread basket of the Revolution.”
-The route of Washington and his troops to victory at Monmouth Battlefield, and that of Washington and Rochambeau and their troops to and from the victory at Yorktown. 
-The sites of various skirmishes such as Simcoe’s Raid.
• The man-made D&R Canal and its part in the development of the Valley.
• Today’s many recreational opportunities in the Valley especially in the D&R Canal State Park.

Tour Sponsor

This tour is brought to you by the Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition - a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the natural, historic, cultural, scenic, agricultural, and recreational resources of Central New Jersey’s Millstone Valley.

This tour was made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey Historical Commission.

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Revolutionary War Road

Kingston Lock