Maidenhead Meadows

PLEASE NOTE:

The section of the LHT between the corporate campus on Lenox Drive and the Brearley House is currently closed due to construction of a housing development.

A temporary trail has been built around the perimeter of the construction site. This trail connects Meadow Road (just west of the sharp turn) to Lenox Drive N across from the northeast corner of the Hilton Garden Inn parking lot.

LHT Mercer Meadows Construction Map

White: existing trail
Orange: previous trail, now closed
Green: current reroute

LHT Maidenhead Meadows

Description

The Maidenhead Meadows segment of the LHT travels through the 345-acre park, Lawrence Townships largest parcel. The segment begins on the south side of Princeton Pike across from Foxcroft Drive at a small parking area and continues south through open meadow before entering a wooded area.

The existing trail follows gravel road through the woods for another 0.5 miles as it winds south-west and returns to a small parking area on Princeton Pike across from the Maher Ecological Center.

The proposed future route for the trail will connect existing trail to Meadow Road. This ½ mile section of trail will be a mix of paved path and elevated boardwalk and will minimize travel along Princeton Pike.

At Meadow Road, the trail passes the Brearley House, weaves through the Trails at Princeton Pike housing development (*currently under construction), and connects to Lenox Drive.
Additionally, a short spur connects the LHT to the D&R Canal at this point.

While design and construction are pending, trail users can travel Princeton Pike to connect with Meadow Road.

LHT Maidenhead Meadows

Details

DISTANCE: 2.5 miles

STATUS: Open (northern section of Maidenhead Meadows, Future (southern section along Princeton Pike).

SURFACE: Pavement, Stone Dust

START / END: Foxcroft/Princeton Pike – Princeton Pike/Lenox

ACCESS: Access to the LHT is from Princeton Pike at the north end or Brearley House to the south.

PARKING: There are small gravel parking areas on the south side of Princeton Pike across from Foxcroft Drive and across from Maher Ecological Center. There is parking available at the end of Meadow Road at the Brearley House.

Maidenhead Meadows segment is owned and managed by Lawrence Township. The 345-acre park stretches from I-95 to Province Line Road and from historic Princeton Pike to the D & R Canal. Maidenhead Meadows Park, Lawrence’s largest, includes Maidenhead Meadows, the Brearley House, Princessville Cemetery, a former tree nursery and open fields.

Much of this park is wetlands, with some wooded areas, and a large section of cattail meadow near the D&R Canal. Early settlers purchased or leased sections of the meadows for grazing. Portions of their ditch and road network can still be found. Other farm roads run through the park marked by rows of trees planted in the late 1960s, including river birch, pin oaks, sycamores, sugar and red maples, beeches, and white pine. The meadows once extended over hundreds of acres, but have been diminished by nearby development.

LHT Maidenhead Meadows Segment Map

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