Carnegie Lake

Carnegie Lake, Princeton: Address, Carnegie Lake Reviews: 4.5/5

Carnegie Lake
4.5

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YatriForever
Chennai (Madras), India4,172 contributions
Princeton's treasure !
Jan 2019 • Couples
We were living very close to the lake, hence we walked past the lake almost every day. The lake is pristine, so beautiful and so calm. It makes you feel absolutely good to be here. Have seen the lake in different seasons, and this time around it was mildly frozen too!
Recommended time, atleast an hour+.
Written February 15, 2019
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AlisonjR57
Garnet Valley, PA13 contributions
Beautiful spot
Feb 2019 • Family
Went for a walk with my daughter and two dogs early in the morning. Parking spot was hard to find off Mapleton Road, but the car park and towpath were well -maintained. It was a very cold day, but we saw heron, ducks, and deer. A very peaceful morning. I would suggest a trash can in the car park so that people can deposit their trash there rather than taking it home. Further up Mapleton Road, there are paths for the canal and park everywhere.
Written February 13, 2019
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tullio7
Farmington, ME228 contributions
A Beautiful Lakeside experience
May 2018 • Solo
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 of the Lake. Good fishing for largemouth bass if you are interested. SWkating if the laqke freezes well in the winter. There is a boat lauch at the Kingston end of the lake, but no outboard motors allowed. There is a road side area near Kingston where many people park their cars and enjoy the view. You can rent canoes or Kayaks at the Southern end of the lake and you can walk or jog the Towpath that runs along side it.
Written September 30, 2018
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MrandMrsStJohn
Flemington, NJ74 contributions
Ivy league tradition
Jul 2018 • Couples
There is little more delightful than watching the crew teams practice on the lake. Beautiful bucolic setting any time of year.
Written August 11, 2018
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elenka11209
Somerset, NJ4 contributions
Great time kayaking
Jul 2018 • Family
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; this was a good idea. Water is calm, but brown. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience. We saw lots of turtles sunbathing. I would definitely recommend this place!
Written July 19, 2018
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davidforrest2018
San Diego, CA235 contributions
Great place to watch the regatta's but don't go swimming
Jul 2017 • Friends
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 swimming here, but enjoy the view and watch the races.
Written March 13, 2018
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Salvatore F
Piscataway, NJ388 contributions
Fun to watch rowing team
Sep 2017 • Family
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!
Written February 10, 2018
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Jeanie H
Princeton, NJ15 contributions
kayak the lake and get a view of the million dollar homes.
Jul 2017 • Solo
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.
Written December 22, 2017
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AJVaughnDOTcom
Phoenix Arizona862 contributions
It's small but lovely.
Oct 2017 • Friends
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 that surrounds it. Stop by, have a seat and enjoy life.
Written November 16, 2017
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urbanguy
Richmond, VA4,029 contributions
You Can Canoe, Kayak, Row, Fish, or Walk It
Aug 2017 • Friends
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 the activities enumerated in the title of this review. And, of course, the Princeton University's crew team rows here.

Well, I take it back. You probably can walk ON it.......in winters when the lake freezes solid.
Written October 6, 2017
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