FRI NOV 26, 2021


2021 Winners Announced Below

The Lawrence Hopewell Trail joins REI Co-Op in encouraging everyone to opt outside, rather than shopping on Black Friday, November 26, 2021.

Since 2015, REI Co-op has closed on Black Friday and paid its employees to get outside. In the world of retail, this is an extraordinary move, but one the LHT admires. REI encourages its employees, its customers, and everyone to enjoy precious time outside. #OptOutside is not just about Black Friday. It has become a mindset. It is about choosing to spend more time outside all year round and recognizing the importance the outdoors has on our health and well-being.

The LHT and REI believe that this effort can play an important role in celebrating our shared enjoyment of the trail and the beauty of the outdoors. We encourage you to take this opportunity to get out on the trail, and to discover how much we have in common, not only with nature, but with each other.

LHTrail REI Opt-In Poster

Here’s how it works…

  • Walk, ride, run & enjoy the LHT on Black Friday, November 26, 2021.
  • When you encounter a Trail Mix poster (pictured), take a photo of yourself, friends, or family with the poster!
  • Send the photo to: or use a form to upload HERE.
  • Congrats! You are entered to win an REI gift card. Winners and photos will be shared on the LHT website.

Remember to wear a mask and walk/ride/run socially distanced from others. Thank you.

Feel free to contact us with questions at

2021 REI Opt Outside Winners

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Peter D

Peter D

“The LHT is a great example of what can happen when the importance of preserving nature and providing access to it is realized and becomes not just an idea but reality. I have enjoyed the LHT for many years and always appreciate the calm and peacefulness that it provides. Each season offers something new and incredible to enjoy from the nesting hawks and migrating birds, to the spring flowers, the fall foliage and the silent snow falls of winter. Everyone and everything benefits from the serene sanctuary that only nature can provide. Thanks to the LHT for providing just that.”

Robin G

Robin G

“We love the LHT. So grateful to have this beautiful resource right outside our door. A bike ride or walk on these trails makes any day so much better. It is the best thing in Mercer County.”

Jenny S

Jenny S

“I walked on the LHT while visiting family for Thanksgiving. It was wonderful to share in such a beautiful outdoor space together. During COVID, it’s been more important than ever to be able to gather safely outdoors. Thanks for providing this space for everyone to use.”

Why Support The LHT?

It takes a whole community to make something this good. Thank you for your support!


Lawrence Hopewell Trail Corporation
The Historic Hunt House
197 Blackwell Rd.
Pennington, NJ 08534

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