Rocky Hill

The towpath crosses hwy 518 just east of Rocky Hill. There are a few parking spaces here on the north side of 518 adjacent to the towpath and canal. However, there is an additional large parking lot on Laurel Avenue, about 200 yards south of 518.

This area and north from here to Griggstown was once popular as a summer vacation area. There is an abandoned "summer house" about 1/2 mile north of Hwy 519 -- between the canal and river. Only a foundation and a frame persist.

Rocky Hill is a small village with a few shops and restaurants within a few hundred yards of the towpath. Rockingham, the headquarters of George Washington at the end of the Revolutionary War, is about a mile south of here on county 603 (Laurel Ave/Kingston-Rocky Hill Road). This historical site is across the canal as one rides from here to Kingston, but this segment of the canal has a second trail on its east bank. This second trail is part of the John W. Flemer Preserve. With trails on both sides of the canal, the Rocky Hill to Kingston segment of the towpath becomes a nice target for a roundtrip.

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