Trail Update!

June 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Latest Trail Updates, News

Fall is a glorious time to get out and ride or walk the Lawrence Hopewell Trail!

We all hope you have been getting outside and enjoying the gorgeous weather, and of course the LHT.

Welcome to all our new friends who stopped by to chat and sign up at the recent spring fairs and festivals such as Lawrenceville  Main Street Jubilee, St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center Bike Rodeo, and the Pennington Day Festival.

It has been a very busy spring for the LHT.

We commemorated Earth Day at Bristol-Myers Squibb Lawrenceville with a ribbon-cutting to formally open a beautiful section of trail at the BMS campus and at Carson Road Woods Park . You can now ride from the BMS-Lawrenceville campus through to the campus and trails at Educational Testing Service, about 4.5 miles

A group of intrepid sophomores from the Pennington School hauled, moved and spread over 8 tons of crushed stone to repair a section of trail between the Brearley House and the D&R Canal, a section where no trucks can reach. – Hats off to them!!!

In other news, Mercer County has received permission from NJDEP to begin construction of Phase 3 of the LHT in Mercer Meadows . This will complete sections near Rocky Hill-Pennington Rd, Rosedale Lake Dam, The Hunt House and Blackwell – Cold Soil roads.  There will also be construction of a dog park and a trail connector to Twin Pines, which is part of the Phase 3 section of Mercer Meadows.  Construction will begin this summer.

The County Parks Commission will also be awarding contracts for the other trail and park amenities like signage, rest stops, natural and historical viewing and information areas.

Repairs will begin on Old Mill Bridge around July 1 – for at least parts of the  4-5 month construction schedule, bikers and walkers will have to go around using Federal City to re-connect with the trail.

Construction will begin later this summer on the LHT Trail loop in Dyson Park off of Princeton Pike and Foxcroft. The trail will loop around the park and also connect with existing old farm roads with an additional entrance/exit on south east of Foxcroft, opposite the Environmental Center.

Also, this summer, courtesy of a  Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission grant, the LHT will also begin construction to take the trail off of Lewisville Road and into the wooded section opposite the Lawrenceville School athletic fields. The trail will exit at Princeton Pike at the stop light crossing adjacent to the historic Brearley Oak.

With any luck we will have some money left over to cut across the fields at The Lawrenceville School, and get the trail completely off Lewisville Road.

We hope to see you out there. Take some photos and post them on our Facebook page, Lawrence Hopewell Trail Corporation.

Enjoy the summer on the LHT.