Delaware & Raritan Canal: Lock 10

2.4 miles north of Rocky Hill.

Here is Lock Number 10. There is an old bridge over the canal lock with, at the time of visit, a fierce waterfall over the canal opening.


March 19, 2005.  With Rosemary Cooney and Ceferino Santana On the other side of the canal is a sign for the Silver Maple Trail. The trail heads over to the Millstone River and then takes a left to parallel the river.  Across the river I see an impressive  huge clump of bamboo.  Walking along the floodplain with cliffs on the other side of the river.  There are some primitive reddish trail blazes.  The trail gets closer and closer to the canal towpath.  It ends by a culvert under the canal towpath.  Turn left on the towpath and head back to the parking area.  It is a short walk.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney

Acer negundo (ash-leaf maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Ailanthus altissima (tree-of-heaven)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Betula nigra (black birch)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Juglans nigra (black walnut)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Maclura pomifera (osage orange)
Picea abies (Norway spruce)
Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)
Quercus palustris (pin oak)
Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)

Cornus amomum (swamp dogwood)
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Ligustrum sp. (privet)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rosa sp. (rose)
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)

Euonymus fortunnii (Fortune's euonymus)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis sp. (grape)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Hibiscus moscheutos (swamp rose mallow)
Narcissus sp. (daffodil)
Ranunculus ficaria (lesser celandine)
Carex stricta (tussock sedge)
water shamrock?

Carex stricta (tussock sedge)

Elymus sp. (wild rye grass)