D&R Canal State Park, is often referred to as the “Six Mile Run Reservoir site,” but there is no reservoir! It offers pleasant walking trails and mountain biking through forest, along streams, and across old farm fields. There are several parking areas to access the trails with the most popular located on Canal Road directly across from the canal.
The Six Mile Run Reservoir Site, located in Franklin Township, Somerset County, has a rich cultural history. Today, you can still find 18th century farmhouses, Dutch-framed granaries and barns that tell the story of the first Dutch settlers who inhabited the area in the 1700s. Currently, much of the land is leased to the public for agricultural purposes. The remaining acreage consists of forested lands and open fields creating a habitat for a variety of plants and wildlife.