The Lawrence Hopewell Trail will host a combined walk and bicycle ride on Saturday, April 23, in recognition of “Celebrate Trails Day,” an annual spring celebration of America’s trails.

The LHT’s Saturday Morning Walking Club is inviting bicycle riders to join its walking members for this special day, meeting at the trail at ETS, off Rosedale Road in Lawrence Township. After brief greetings, the trail enthusiasts will divide into two groups, with walkers going north and riders going south.

The event starts at 9:30 a.m. at the ETS parking lot on Assessment Road south of Messick Hall, near the trail kiosk. Leading the walkers on a two-mile walk will be LHT Trustees Becky Taylor and Leslie Floyd, while Trustee Ruth Markoe will lead cyclists on an eight-mile ride.

The cycling route will go through Carson Road Woods on to Princeton Pike, before circling back to ETS. Walkers will head to the historic truss bridge over the Stony Brook, and then turn back. “Celebrate Trails Day” was started by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in 2013. The celebration encourages people across the country to get outside and enjoy the nation’s exceptional trails and trail systems.