New! Bi-Weekly trail meet-ups  starting July 9th

The Mercer County area is filled with wonderful places to walk, bike and hike and we invite you to  join Ewing’s Green Team and Environmental Commission for a casual bike ride and/or walk bi-weekly beginning Saturday, July 9th.  Our newly formed independent walking/hiking/biking club will meet to explore local and regional trails, enjoy nature, get a little exercise (at your own pace) and just have some fun.  It is open to everyone.

Each meet-up will begin at the trail site. Then we’ll head out and use the trail together. Kids are welcome with an adult. Helmets are required for those biking the trail.  We love dogs so they are definitely welcome, on a leash.  Bring what you’ll need, such as:

  • comfortable walking shoes
  • an umbrella or light rain jacket
  • insect repellant (?)
  • bicycle
  • helmet
  • water bottle
  • dog-poop bags, etc.

Schedule

The full schedule of planned meet-ups will be published shortly.  The first expedition is scheduled for Saturday, July 9, 7:00 a.m. starting at the Brearley House, a historic Georgian brick house built in 1761 in Lawrenceville.  We will walk north on the canal.

Directions

Take I95 to exit 8 for Princeton Pike Rd. north, go about a quarter-mile and take a right turn onto Meadow Rd. and go about an eighth of a mile to the end to Brearley House.

The second event is planned for July 23 at 7:30 a.m. at Baldpate Mountain. We will meet at the parking lot off Pleasant Valley Rd. entrance and then enjoy a moderate hike.  Baldpate is the highest point in Mercer and affords an excellent view of the river and the City of Trenton.

Directions

Take Rte. 31 North from Ewing (abt. 2 miles from I95- Rte. 31 interchange).  Then make a left turn onto Pennington Harbourton Road (approximately three miles).  Continue on to Pleasant Valley Road for about 1.2 mi.

Use your best judgment in case of inclement weather. Summer events will begin at 7:30 a.m. to avoid the heat. *Note: Once the cooler fall weather begins we’ll look into switching the time frame to a slightly later start time, depending on interest.