The Morris Canal was built from 1825 to 1831 to transport Pennsylvania coal to markets in New Jersey and New York. The canal stretches 102 miles across six counties: Warren, Sussex, Morris, Passaic, Essex, and Hudson. It traverses many different types of communities and landscapes, from urban to suburban to rural. The canal is a significant historic feature and is listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. Today, the Morris Canal Greenway project, a statewide partnership among local communities, nonprofit organizations, and historical societies, are working to preserve and interpret the historic remains of the canal and create opportunities for passive public recreation.
More information on the Morris Canal Greenway can be found here.
There are nearly 20 miles of the Morris Canal Greenway in Passaic County.