Mercer County, Lawrence Hopewell Trail to celebrate LHT as backbone to Mercer Meadows Trails System

June 4, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Press Releases

(HOPEWELL, N.J.) — Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes, Mercer County Parks Commission Executive Director Kevin Bannon and the Lawrence Hopewell Trail board will celebrate a collaboration that has resulted in six miles of the LHT being built as the backbone to an extensive trail system at Mercer Meadows. The 1,600-acre park has been completely re-created over the past few years, following the county’s development of a bold, visionary master plan that called for five separate districts including wildflower meadows, woodlands, a dog park and the already vibrant Equestrian Center.

The official ribbon-cutting ceremony is slated for this Friday, June 5, at 11 a.m. at Rosedale Lake. County government and parks representatives will be joined by municipal and state officials as well as biking and walking enthusiasts, some of whom started building Lawrence Hopewell Trail back in 2002. At this point, about 85 percent of the 22-mile trail that loops through Lawrence and Hopewell Townships has been built and is open to the public.

The public, especially friends of the LHT and supporters of Mercer Meadows, are also invited to attend the ribbon-cutting which will take place at the Rosedale Lake parking areas at Rosedale Park.

About the Lawrence Hopewell Trail

The Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) is a bicycle and pedestrian trail and transportation corridor through public and private land in Lawrence and Hopewell Townships in Mercer County, N.J. The idea for the LHT grew out of a commitment to improving the quality of life for all of those who work in the region. The LHT supports an active, livable and sustainable community with alternative forms of transportation to reduce the reliance on automobiles. It also promotes health and fitness, recreation and outdoor education. For more information please visit


Who:                     Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes

                               Mercer County Parks Commission Executive Director Kevin Bannon

                               Lawrence Hopewell Trail Board of Trustees


What:                   Ribbon-cutting celebrating LHT as backbone of Mercer Meadows trail system


When:                  Friday, June 5 at 11 a.m.


Where:                Rosedale Park, Hopewell Township, at the Rosedale Lake parking area.




Media inquiries, please contact:

For Mercer County: Julie Willmot at (609) 278-7137 or at

For the LHT:  Becky Taylor at 609-240-6886 or at or Eleanor Horne at 609-895-0813 or