Morris Canal Bread Lock Park

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Morris Canal Bread Lock Park

2611 Rt. 57, Stewartsville, NJ 08886
908-475-6532 | 908-475-6537
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Property Description

Bread Lock Park, located in New Village is open to the public. A short section of the Morris Canal tow path and canal prism has been cleared and offers a lovely (albeit short) walk. The lock tenders house foundation give visitors a glimpse into the life of people who worked on the canal. While still buried, the remains of the lock itself speak to the historical significance of the site.

The grounds include a full-size replica of a Morris Canal boat, fitness and walking trails and a picnic area. The museum collection in the Historic Learning Center includes a scale model of a working canal lock, interactive dioramas  and displays of Warren County history including the Morris Canal, Shippen Manor, Oxford Furnace and Lenape Indians.

Also on display is a canoe that was the last boat to make the trip from Phillipsburg to Jersey City on the canal before it was dismantled in the 1920s. There is also a section dedicated to Thomas Edison and his many local enterprises.

Directions

From Rt. 78: Take exit 3 toward NJ-173/US 22. Turn onto NJ-173 North; cont. onto Rt. 22. Turn right on CR-519. Turn right onto NJ-57 and travel approximately 2.5 miles. Entrance will be on your right. From RT 80: Take exit 12 toward CR-521 South. Follow CR 521 to CR 519 South. Follow CR 519 South approximately 18.5 miles. Turn left on NJ 57 and follow 2.6 miles. Entrance will be on your right.