(PENNINGTON, NJ)—For the fourth year in a row, the Lawrence Hopewell Trail will host the Halloween themed Trail and Treat Ride on Sunday, October 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Village Park in Lawrence Township.  Children aged 12 and under and their families are invited to wear Halloween costumes, decorate their bikes, participate in treat bike rides and enjoy live music by the Princeton children’s band, School of Rock.  Other activities will include face painting, treats, and trick-or-treat goody bags.

“Children six and older are invited on a mile-long ride, with a shorter, approximately quarter-mile, loop for younger children,” said LHT Programming and PR Committee Co-chair Jill Young.  

“We will offer a variety of Halloween-themed activities including Halloween crafts,” added Lindsey Bohra, the other chair of Programming and PR Committee.

Participants should gather at Village Park at the Bergen Street entrance/parking lot starting at 3 p.m. Parents with bicycle trailers are welcome, and parent supervision is required. Walking, scootering, roller skating, and stroller participants also welcome.  

The fee for this event is $5 per child two and older.  Children under two are free.  Parents are encouraged to pre-register their children online by visiting the LHT’s website, https://Lhtrail.org/TrailandTreat18.  Onsite registration will also be possible, space permitting. 

“From its inception, the Lawrence Hopewell Trail has been dedicated to providing a safe and family-friendly trail for our community,” noted LHT Board Member Jennifer Peck-Nolte, another event organizer. “In keeping with our commitment to safety, we remind parents that state law requires children riding bikes to wear helmets.”

There is no rain date for this event.  Please visit www.lhtrail.org after noon on the day of the event to see if weather forces a cancellation. Pre-registrants will also be emailed if there is a weather concern.  For other questions, email info@lhtrail.org.

About the Lawrence Hopewell Trail

The Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) is a 22+ mile bicycle and pedestrian trail and transportation corridor through public and private land in Lawrence and Hopewell Townships in Mercer County, N.J. The idea for the LHT grew out of a commitment to improving the quality of life for all of those who work in the region. The LHT supports an active, livable and sustainable community with alternative forms of transportation to reduce the reliance on automobiles. It also promotes health and fitness, recreation and outdoor education. The Lawrence Hopewell Trail Corporation is a nonprofit organization that depends on the community for support. The LHT is built and maintained by the community for the community.  The LHT is a key member of Circuit Trails, an 800-mile network of bicycle and pedestrian trails connecting people to jobs, communities, and parks in the Greater Philadelphia Region. For more information about the LHT, please visit www.lhtrail.org.

About Village Park

Village Park, a municipal park of Lawrence Township, includes 60 acres of facilities with many recreational opportunities including Gretel Gatterdam and Betty Leedom softball fields, three lighted soccer fields, two lighted tennis courts, volleyball courts, basketball courts, exercise equipment, playground structures and a dog park.