Know the New Hiking How-tos
There is ample parking at Princeton Battlefield State Park located on Mercer Road [Princeton Pike]. 1.5 miles south of Princeton University and 3.8 miles north of Interstate 295/95. Park in the lot at the Thomas Clarke house, and walk up the tree-lined old drive past the Clarke House.
Princeton Battlefield State Park: GPS Coordinates: 40.329469, -74.676245
Trolley Track Trail, Olden Lane Parking Area: GPS Coordinates: 40.331597, -74.665191
You may well tread on the same path as Albert Einstein
The Woods feature a network of about four miles of generally flat trails and cinder paths.
Hikers can go from the Institute Woods to the Princeton segment of the Delaware & Raritan Canal towpath by crossing an arm of the Stony Brook on stepping stones.
Use the Web Map link on this site for a trail map and brochure.
The 589-acre Institute Woods - a nature reserve of mature woodlands and fields - is part of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, perhaps best known as the intellectual home of Albert Einstein. The Woods and the adjacent Rogers Refuge are considered one of the best places in New Jersey for observing the spring migration of warblers and other songbirds. Additional details