September 11, 2018 and September 13, 2018 10 a.m.
Pole Farm: Insect Walk
at the Blackwell Road Parking Lot
September 18, 2018 and September 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
D & R Greenway Meadows
September 25, 2018 and September 27, 2018 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.
October 2, 2018 and October 4, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Kingston Lock Tow Path
October 9, 2018 and October 11, 2018 10 a.m.
Take Cold Soil Road past Terhunes, take a right onto Blackwell Road. Go down Blackwell Road until you reach the stop sign, about 1 mile. At the stop sign, turn left onto Federal City Road. About 1/2 mile down the road, Reed/Bryan Farm will be on the left.
On Tuesday 10-16-18, meet at Parking Lot A (Dog Park) which is 0.1 miles from the entrance on the right.
On Thursday 10-18-18, meet at Parking Lot D. Take Park road to stop sign and stay right as road becomes one way. Continue to the next intersection, again staying to the right. A school will be on your left. Continue past the school to Parking Lot D on your left (this lot is 1.1 miles from the park entrance.
Trails are both shaded and paved with occasional uneven places due to tree roots.
Take the Great Road (Rt. 601) North from Princeton for approximately 5 miles. Cont on Rt. 601/518 for 0.4 miles. Turn right at the Skillman Park sign onto the park road.
October 23, 2018 and October 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
October 30, 2018 and November 1, 2018 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.
November 13, 2018 and November 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Pole Farm: Keefe Road Parking Lot
November 20, 2018 (No Class on 11/22, Thanksgiving)
EveryBody Walk Will Begin
Again in on March 5, 2019
See You Then!
The EveryBody Walk! Program
Every Body Walk! is a program which began in response to the Surgeon Generals Call to Action for increased walking for exercise 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:
- 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: