Bikes, balloons, face painting, and Halloween treats will be in abundance at the LAWRENCE HOPEWELL TRAIL’S  fourth annual Trail & Treat EVENT

 Come out on Sunday, October 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Village Park, Lawrence Township


(PENNINGTON, NJ) — The Lawrence Hopewell Trail will host the fourth annual Trail & Treat event on Sunday, October 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Village Park in Lawrence Township. Children 12 and under and their families are invited to ride their bikes, have their faces painted, enjoy live music by the School of Rock band from Princeton and decorate their bikes during the Halloween-themed celebration. 

Children six and older are invited on a mile-long ride, and younger children can ride or walk along an approximately quarter-mile loop.

Participants should gather at Village Park at the Bergen Street entrance/parking lot starting at 3 p.m. Parents with bicycle trailers are welcome. Walking, scootering, roller skating, and stroller participants also welcome. Parent supervision is required, and parents are reminded that state law requires children riding bikes to wear helmets.

The fee for this event is $5 per child two and older.  Children under two are free.  Parents are encouraged to pre-register their children online by visiting the LHT’s website,  Onsite registration is also possible, space permitting. 

There is no rain date for this event.  Please visit after noon on the day of the event to see if weather forces a cancellation. Pre-registrants will also be emailed if there is a weather concern. For other questions, email  For additional information check out the LHT Trail and Treat 18 Q&A.

About the Lawrence Hopewell Trail

The Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) is a 22+ mile 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. The Lawrence Hopewell Trail Corporation is a nonprofit organization that depends on the community for support. The LHT is built and maintained by the community for the community.  The LHT is a key member of Circuit Trails, an 800-mile network of bicycle and pedestrian trails connecting people to jobs, communities, and parks in the Greater Philadelphia Region. For more information about the LHT, please visit

About Village Park

Village Park, a municipal park of Lawrence Township, includes 60 acres of facilities with many recreational opportunities including Gretel Gatterdam and Betty Leedom softball fields, three lighted soccer fields, two lighted tennis courts, volleyball courts, basketball courts, exercise equipment, playground structures and a dog park.