The first week of the walking program has been rescheduled due to slippery conditions! The walking program will begin on March 20, 2018 at the
Kingston Lock Towpath
March 13, 2018 and March 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
March 20, 2018 and March 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Kingston Lock Tow Path
March 27, 2018 and March 29, 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.
April 3, 2018 and April 5, 2018 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.
April 10, 2018 and April 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
D & R Greenway Meadows
April 17, 2018 and April 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Pole Farm: Keefe Road Parking Lot
April 24, 2018 and April 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
May 1, 2018 and May 3, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Turning Basin Park
May 8, 2018 and May 10, 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.
May 15, 2018 and May 17, 2018 10 a.m.
Pole Farm: Insect Walk
at the Blackwell Road Parking Lot
May 22, 2018 and May 24, 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.
May 29, 2018 and May 31, 2018
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: