LATEST NEWS & EVENTS
Read about the new
LHT Walking Club and other trail updates.
FEATURED TRAIL SEGMENT
The ETS segment, a 1.4 mile pavement trail, is our featured trail segment. Read more about its features and history.
Guest blogger, Silvia Ascarelli, writes about her experiences riding the LHT in our new blog series.
Connections are the essence of the LHT.
We connect people to people, people to nature, community to community, you to yourself – helps you stay fit, clear your mind, reach for fulfillment – connects people to work through a safe, healthy, environmentally sound way to commute, and connects present to past via historical points of interest on our trail.
The LHT’s 22-plus mile trail winding through Hopewell and Lawrence Townships offers safe access to various sections of the towns for kids, families, bicyclists, joggers, hikers and commuters. This family-oriented trail belongs to all of us and is designed to promote recreation, healthier lifestyles, better mobility and commuting, and a cleaner environment. Thousands of your neighbors support the trail and we hope you will, too. The trail is a community asset; we want you and your family to use and enjoy it!
See you on the trail!
EXPLORE THE LHT
The LHT is sub-divided into 16 segments which vary in length from a half mile to three miles. There are no specific markings on the trail to indicate the start/end point of a segment, though the transition from one to another often coincides with important features, such as parking areas or major road intersections. Additionally, segments typically align with underlying land ownership.
The LHT features a few short connector trails to other communities and trail systems, with more being planned. A short trail leads from the LHT to Pennington. Princeton also has a trail network that currently leads close to the LHT. At the Brearley House, a short connector trail leads to the D & R Canal, a 70-mile pathway along the Delaware River and canal system through Hunterdon, Mercer, and Somerset counties. Additional connections to Hopewell Borough, Ewing, and Princeton are under consideration. Once complete, the Circuit Trails will be one of the nation’s premier urban trail networks.
REPORT TRAIL ISSUES
LHT WALKING CLUB
SAT AUG 10 – 9:30 AM to NOON
6th ANNUAL LHT FULL MOON BIKE RIDE
SAT SEP 14 – 7 to 10 PM – MERCER MEADOWS
TRAIL & TREAT
SUN OCT 20 – 3 PM – VILLAGE PARK
Please see our EVENTS page for more information.
The LHT is a key member of the Circuit Trails, an 800-mile network of bicycle and pedestrian trails connecting people to jobs, communities, and parks in the Greater Philadelphia Region. The Circuit Trails network begins south of Philadelphia, extends northeast to the LHT, and connects to the East Coast Greenway to the east and to the Appalachian Trail to the west.
Once complete, the Circuit Trails will be one of the nation’s premier urban trail networks. It will make our region stronger by providing a place for healthy transportation and recreation, connecting our communities to green space, and making our neighborhoods more attractive places to live and work.