Lawrence Hopewell Trail to Host First Community Meeting

Lawrence Hopewell Trail to Host First Community Meeting

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The Lawrence Hopewell Trail will host a community meeting on Thursday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. in Conant Hall (see link or map below) on the ETS Campus at 660 Rosedale Road in Lawrence Township.

LHT users and enthusiasts, community members, residents and landowners are invited to attend the meeting to learn more about the history, success, and current status of the LHT. Mercer County residents, especially those living in the Lawrenceville and Hopewell Valley areas, are welcome, as are any other biking, walking and running enthusiasts.

“We hope lots of people will join us on May 3 for an update on the efforts to build a 22-mile trail through public and private lands in Lawrence and Hopewell Townships,” said LHT co-president Becky Taylor. “We are inviting people to consider volunteering to help us continue building and maintaining the trail, to get involved with public relations aspects, help staff our booth at community events and make connections with other nearby communities.”

“We are very close to completing the initial trail loop that is anchored by 4 Bristol-Myers Squibb sites and the ETS campus,” said LHT co-president Eleanor Horne. “We invite our neighbors to join us to learn about and create other plans for the future. Current plans we will discuss include a project highlighting historical buildings and areas along the trail and an exciting partnership with Capital Health through which we are offering health-related discussions and activities.”

Since 2002, the LHT has been working to build the bicycle and pedestrian recreational trail and transportation corridor through public and private lands in Lawrence and Hopewell Townships. The LHT supports an active, livable, and sustainable community and envisions the trail as the means to connect people, landscape, and community. 

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 Lawrence Hopewell Trail Corporation is a nonprofit organization that depends on the community for support. The LHT is a key member of the 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

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