FRI NOV 24, 2023


The Lawrence Hopewell Trail joins REI Co-Op in encouraging everyone to opt outside, rather than shopping on Black Friday, November 24, 2023.

Skip the mall and take a walk or a ride. If you find an OptOutside sign (pictured above) take a selfie with the poster. Submit your pic to be entered to win one of our prizes.

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 24, 2023.
  • 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 a prize. Winners and photos will be shared on the LHT website.

Remember to be safe and share the trail. Thank you.

Feel free to contact us with questions at

2022 REI Opt Outside Winners

LHT Opt Outside 2022 Winner Christina C

Christina C

“The LHT is is a wonderful and well-maintained trail that is loved by us and our English Coonhound Sadie. She enjoys the off-road trails, especially Mercer Meadows and the pedestrian bridge over Stony Brook. We love all the different scenery as the seasons change, especially the yellow wildflowers which overtake Mercer Meadows at the end of Summer. The abundant wildlife provides exciting scents for our hound dog to track. She cries with excitement in the car as we enter the parking lot and get ready to set off on our next adventure on the trail”
LHT Opt Outside 2022 Winner Warren R

Warren R

“LHT is a great trail with a lot of options. It offers great views, well maintained trails and different distance options. It’s beautiful in all seasons.”

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

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