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Carnegie Lake, Princeton
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Lake Carnegie is a reservoir that is formed from a dam on the Millstone River, in the far northeastern corner of Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey. The Delaware and Raritan Canal and its associated tow path are situated along the eastern shore of the lake. Noted businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie donated money for the construction of the lake, which was donated to Princeton University. In 1990, the Lake Carnegie Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.The lake, which is privately owned, is used by the university's rowing team. It is, however, available for public use for activities such as ice skating, fishing, and picnicking. Fish species include largemouth bass, carp, pickerel, crappie, channel catfish and occasionally a few rainbow and brown trout that make their way into Carnegie Lake from Stony Brook. Years of pollution have led to a dangerous decrease in the lake's safety levels. Efforts to improve the water quality of Carnegie Lake are ongoing.
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  • During summertimes you may take a longer walk along the many trails or you can go by boat. Wintertimes, if cold enough for a longer time, just go for ice skating, walking or you take your kids and dog...  more »
  • Is a great place to bring your family and relax. People come to relax, boating and fishing. Soak up the view of the lake and the geese. If your on a budget great place to come and have a picnic as wel...  more »
  • There is a walking trail next to the lake. It was great! Lots of people walking, biking and running. 
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  • Really beautiful scenic walk along a dam.
  • Man made lake used primarily by Princeton University rowing team. Home to wide variety of water birds - Egrets, blue herons. The water is polluted due to run offs.
  • I like to go to the lake on the weekends to relax, feed the ducks and watch people with their canoes having a friendly fishing competition.