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A Beautiful Lakeside experience

This is a man made lake created by Andrew Carnagie at the request of Princeton students. A great... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
tullio7
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Farmington, Maine
Ivy league tradition

There is little more delightful than watching the crew teams practice on the lake. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
MrandMrsStJohn
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Flemington, New Jersey
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

This is a man made lake created by Andrew Carnagie at the request of Princeton students. A great place to watch a crew race. Princeton has great crew teams both men and women. Take a look at the Beautiful College Boathouse on the Southern end...More

1  Thank tullio7
Reviewed 11 August 2018

There is little more delightful than watching the crew teams practice on the lake. Beautiful bucolic setting any time of year.

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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

I went kayaking here with my teenage son. There is a parking lot across the street. Check in took a few minutes- just had to fill out two forms. I used someone’s suggestion and placed my credit card and a phone into a plastic bag;...More

1  Thank elenka11209
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Beautiful lake, and a great place to watch the regatta's. This is Princeton University's home and they have one of the best crew teams in the nation. You can also watch The Hun School of Princeton's team battle it out here as well. Don't go...More

7  Thank davidforrest2018
Reviewed 11 February 2018

This is a nice place to just hang and chill. Princeton rowing team uses it and if that is your thing, you'll like it!

Thank Salvatore F
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This is where the University rowing team practice and hold their rowing regattas. While kayaking, In addition to being with nature, you'll encounter turtles sunny themselves, and herons. You get a view of the million dollar homes that line the shore.

1  Thank Jeanie H
Reviewed 17 November 2017

It's a small lake as part of Highland Park but it cute and neat. I'd love to bring my grand kids here if it was local to me. The surrounding area is picturesque. It's a nice spot for a stroll as part of the park...More

Thank AJVaughnDOTcom
Reviewed 7 October 2017

You can't walk ON the water, but you can walk the towpath of the D&R Canal State Park, which runs along a good length of the lake. This is part of Princeton University's campus. As such, the University shares this resource with the community for...More

2  Thank urbanguy
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

There's something special about this lake, it makes you feel calm. One has to be here more than once to enjoy the lake. The lake is completely owned and maintained by the University, but is open for public to row, kayak or do fishing, besides...More

1  Thank YatriForever
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a beautiful place to be whether you love the land or the water. Personally, I enjoy a good book on the water's edge and love to wait for Princeton's rowing team to appear. Peaceful waters and beautiful trees all around, you won't be...More

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