Chapter Local Waters
Chapter Local Waters Conservation
Stony Brook Length
Starting at Ringoes all the way to Princeton Carnegie Lake the Stony Brook is ~ 22 miles long
Our Local Waters - Stony Brook > Millstone River
Starts at 40°24′22″N 74°51′26″W, just south of Ringoes. It flows south through the Amwell Lake Wildlife Management Area.
It flows southeast, flowing parallel to Route 31 while it receives Peters Brook and Woodsville Brook.
It receives a tributary from Sourland Mountain and crosses Pennington-Hopewell Road.
It flows through the Hopewell Valley Country Club and the Stony Brook–Millstone Watershed Association's nature reserve, and then receives the Stony Brook Branch.
From there, it flows between Bristol-Myers Squibb and the Baldwin State Wildlife Management Area, receiving Baldwins Creek.
It then flows through Kunkel Park and receives Lewis Brook.
It then turns east, flowing through Old Mill Road County Park and Rosedale Park, where it receives Honey Branch.
It then flows through a mountainous area with several large meanders and turns south near Coventry Farm Park.
It flows through Princeton Open Space Acquisition and then crosses Route 206.
It then flows parallel to Quaker Road (CR-533) until it reaches the Delaware and Raritan Canal, where it turns northeast.
It then receives Duck Pond Run from under the canal, crosses Alexander Street, and drains into the Millstone River at 40°20′3″N 74°39′9″W, just east of Princeton.
Musconetcong Annual Clean-up Report
The annual Earth Day Spring cleanup on the Musconetcong River is usually held in April. For more than 10 years, ESCTU members have participated in this cleanup focusing on the lower portion of the river. Meetup for our Chapter for this event was at 0900 by the old paper mill fence just off Rt 627 on Cyphers Road. This was another a great event of which we continue to be proud to participate in. We had 9 ESCTU volunteers that participated in this year’s cleanup… The river was loaded with trout, both state-stocked and stream-bred… Unfortunately, river was too high and muddy to wade or it would have been great fly fishing! With three dams on the lower river having been demolished in recent years, the flows have never been better. The Musconetcong Watershed Association sponsors this event and hosted a cookout for participants at their River Resource Center in Asbury NJ afterwards.