Plans & Studies

This page contains information about studies of the Morris Canal right of way conducted by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and other Morris Canal Working Group stakeholders.


Also included for reference are links to a selection of studies and plans conducted by various organizations that are related to the canal, but are not primarily focused on the greenway project.


For more information on these projects, contact Ted Ritter at the NJTPA at tritter@njtpa.org or (973) 639-8447.


NJTPA Projects

Morris Canal Greenway Study

This 2018 study identifies a continuous route of 111 miles for development of a world-class greenway, including pedestrian and bicycle facilities, along or close to the route of the historic Morris Canal. The greenway route makes connections between all the remaining segments of the original canal towpath. When completed the greenway will provide residents of northern New Jersey a facility for recreation and active transportation. Visit the study page to view the final report, which includes a design guide that communities and groups can use as they develop greenway segments.


Other Planning Studies

The NJTPA also provided grant funding for two planning studies, in Warren County and Jersey City, through its Subregional Studies Program. They are:



Stakeholder Projects

The following plans and studies were prepared by Morris Canal Greenway stakeholders:



Related Plans & Studies