Walking Schedule as follows:
August 29, 2017 and August 31, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
September 5, 2017 and September 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Kingston Lock Tow Path
September 12, 2017 and September 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Hunt House is Section 9 of the Mercer Meadows County Parks. Construction to connect the Hunt House to Rosedale Lake was finished in the spring of 2013. Parking for this section is at the historic 1760 Hunt House at Blackwell Road and the walk is through wooded (paved or packed gravel) area to the Willow pond and for a longer walk, down to Rosedale Lake. The restored and refurbished Hunt House is the home of the Mercer County Parks Commission as well and the offices of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail.
September 19, 2017 and September 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
History: Rosedale Park is part of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) is a 20+ miles bicycle and pedestrian recreational trail and transportation corridor through public and private lands in Lawrence and Hopewell Townships . The idea for the LHT grew out of a commitment to improving the quality of life for all who live or work in the region. It was conceived by employees of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Lawrenceville campus in 2001 and then quickly embraced by staff from Educational Testing Service (ETS). The LHT was officially incorporated in 2002.
September 26, 2017 and September 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
D & R Greenway Meadows
October 3, 2017 and October 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
October 10, 2017 and October 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
October 17 2017 and October 19, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Turning Basin Park
October 24, 2017 and October 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Maidenhead Trail at Mercer Meadows
(not to be confused with Maidenhead Meadows Park off of Princeton Pike!)
From Princeton, take Rt. 206 toward Lawrenceville; turn right onto Cold Soil just before the Lawrenceville Prep School. From Cold Soil, take a Left onto Keefe Road; continue on Keefe road for ~ 0.8 miles (there are two significant curves) until you see Maidenhead Trail on the Right. Parking available, no facilities.
While enjoying the beauty of Maidenhead Trail, you can also see an exhibit and history of TransAtlantic communications located at Pole Farms in the early 20th century.
The EveryBody Walk! Program
- Walking sticks and canes are welcome
- Some sites are appropriate for sturdy rolling walkers
Every Body Walk! is a program which began in response to the Surgeon Generals Call to Action for increased walking and health benefits. Progression Physical Therapy and the Princeton Senior Resource Center are taking part in the Everybody Walk educational campaign to promote the health benefits of walking and to get people up and moving.
Advantages of beginning a walking program for exercise:
- It doesn’t require a gym membership or fancy equipment – it’s totally free!
- It’s an easy place to start since most of us do it every day – there’s no learning curve!
- It has been shown to improve blood pressure, cholesterol, stress, and depression.
- It can help to promote weight loss and reduce your risk for other chronic diseases like heart disease and dementia.
- It is enjoyable and something you can do with others.
- It is a safe and generally risk-free form of physical activity.
- It is a form of exercise that is easy to keep up – there are lots of places you can do it! If you’re not used to being active, you can start with 10 minutes of walking each day and build as your fitness improves.
- Why walk? Why not? Find out more from the Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention
- Mall Walking: A Program Resource Guide The Mall Walking Guide provides information about the health benefits of walking, explains why mall walking programs can help people walk more, and provides practical strategies for starting and maintaining walking programs
- Get more information and resources on walking and walkable communities: