Virtual Hike to Princeton, NJ

The next destination on my Virtual Hike was to Mercer Street in Princeton, New Jersey.

Virtual Hike, Mercer Street, Einstein, Ferry, PrincetonThe previous destination on my virtual hike was the Charging Bull statue near Wall Street in New York City.

Virtual Hike, Mercer Street, Einstein, Ferry, PrincetonThe virtual hike from the Wall Street area first went by the Ground Zero memorial where the World Trade Towers stood.

Virtual Hike, Mercer Street, Einstein, Ferry, PrincetonIt then crossed the Hudson River into New Jersey on a ferry. There is a great view of the skyline from the New Jersey pier.

Since you cannot walk across the bridges or through a tunnel I had to virtually take the ferry. I could have taken a longer ferry ride, but wanted to virtually walk through the suburbs of New Jersey.

The route then went through Newark and headed south toward my destination. I will skip showing the houses and businesses along the way.

Virtual Hike, Mercer Street, Einstein, Ferry, PrincetonMy destination was a specific address in Princeton, but first a stop was made at the Albert Einstein monument.

Einstein House, Princeton, New Jersey, Pi Day, March 14, Einstein's BirthdayThe destination for this segment was the house where Einstein lived on Mercer Street when he taught at Princeton University. I took this picture while visiting Princeton back in 2000. It was a coincidence that earlier today I was thinking about Princeton University as they pulled off another big upset in the NCAA Basketball tournament today. However, this post was already planned so it did not influence my route 🙂

The next destination on my Virtual Hike is to a couple of historic places I have been to in New Jersey.

I have been setting shorter distances between destinations for better motivation for my daily walking and so far it has been working. I have been walking more each day and have made good progress on my Virtual Hike. I am still a few stops behind on my posts.

I will now be heading west and have some interesting stops planned that are family or history related.


Images in this post are from Google Maps and Street View.

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