Hunterdon County proposes Milford riverfront open space preservation to aid tourism

Milford, Delaware River

NJ.COM – Hunterdon County is working with the State Green Acres program and Milford Borough on a project that would result in the county’s first park on the Delaware River front and a connection from Milford to Frenchtown by park trail, in a direct effort to put the area on the must do map for county tourism.

Once land purchases are finalized, the proposed project creates a new nearly seven-acre riverfront park, with connection to a seven-acre former rail corridor which will align with the Delaware and Raritan Canal Path trail that traverses Frenchtown, Alexandria and Milford.

“The proposed riverfront park along the Delaware River in Milford, with a potential hiking trail and rail line connections, is a serious and unique opportunity for Hunterdon County,” Freeholder Director Matt Holt said. “It unites open space preservation with tourism and economic development, and will put Milford on the must do map for Hunterdon County tourism.” …

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