Mount Rose Distillery

LHT Mt Rose Distillery SMWC

Description

The proposed Mount Rose Distillery segment of the LHT will begin on the north side of Moores Mill Mount Rose Road across from Weldon Way. The future route of the LHT will continue north along a tree lined meadow, then turning slightly northeast to join a short spur of paved trail in the D&R Greenway’s Hillman Property. A signed cross-walk leads to the east side of Pennington Rocky Hill Road near Bailey Court. In the meantime, the current route turns right on Moores Mill Mount Rose Road, then left onto Pennington Rocky Hill Road for 0.25 miles to Bailey Court. The LHT continues on an off-road path along Pennington Rocky Hill Road passing the Whiskey House, which served as the office building for an applejack distillery that operated in the mid-19th century.

Beyond the Whiskey House the LHT turns into the forest on paved path that meanders through the Mount Rose Preserve until reaching Carter Road.

LHT Mount Rose

Details

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DISTANCE: 1.1 miles

STATUS: Open (section through Mt Rose Preserve). Future (section through Hillman Property).

SURFACE: Pavement

START / END: Moores Mill Mt Rose Road – Carter Road

ACCESS: Access to the LHT is along Province Line Road at the north end.

PARKING: The nearest parking areas are at the Watershed Institute or in Mount Rose Preserve on the west side of Carter Road

Just east of the LHT, at a high point in the topography at the intersection of Pennington-Rocky Hill Road and Carter Road, was the village of Mount Rose. The village sat on this elevated ridge line of New Jersey’s central plateau and was known for growing fine roses, hence the name. Mount Rose was important in the rural farm economy and catered to the needs of local farmers with storekeepers, shoemakers, a blacksmith, and a wheelwright.

The Mount Rose Preserve segment is owned and managed by various entities, including D&R Greenway, Hopewell Township, and the NJ Conservation Foundation.

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