The Lawrence Hopewell Trail will celebrate the opening of two connecting segments over a mile long on Tuesday, Oct. 1 when corporate, community, education and public officials cut the ribbon at the Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Princeton Pike and Lawrenceville School segments. The new eight-foot wide asphalt trail runs from Princeton Pike on the vacant BMS property, past the Brearley Oak and around the northern tip of the property. It crosses Lewisville Road and connects directly with the Lawrenceville School at its baseball field parking lot before becoming stone dust and winding its way through campus.

The ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. on the BMS property, just 100 yards from the Lawrenceville School baseball field parking lot. Speakers will include Lawrenceville School Head Master Liz Duffy, BMS Director of Community Affairs Fred Egenolf and Senior Program Officer Andrew Johnson at the William Penn Foundation, which provided $248,000 for the construction project.

Light refreshments will be served as attendees celebrate the completion of the three-month construction project. The BMS segment of the trail is 3,100 feet long, and the new Lawrenceville School segment is 1,900 feet long. The trail continues on the interior school road of the campus out to Route 206 and Lawrenceville Main Street.

    • Event: Ribbon-cutting ceremony for LHT segment running from BMS Princeton Pike through the Lawrenceville School.
    • When:  Tues., Oct. 1, 11:30 a.m.
    • Where: On the BMS property just 100 yards from the Lawrenceville School baseball field parking lot. Attendees should park at the Lawrenceville School lot on Lewisville Road.
    • Included: Light refreshments and celebration of the construction project.
LHT New Segments Open 2013