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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 15, 2020
WalkingGreat!

This is a beautiful trail that is part of the larger park system of Mercer Meadows. I didn't pay much attention to staying on the Lawrence Hopewell Trail specifically, but absolutely loved the open views of meadows, twisting paths through storybook forests, a quiet pond with lily pads, and some historic buildings and plaques about. It was especially picturesque in the autumn evening light, but I'm sure every season adds charm to this beautiful nature preserve. There were some people about, but it never felt crowded. I would rank this trail as easy rather than moderate, as it is mostly flat and paved in some sections, but you can certainly walk for a long distance to test your endurance :)

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WalkingGreat!

The meadows were beautiful and few sections have lot of traffic, but the rest is amazing. There were only few people on the trail walking the entire section, as many were just walking along the pond etc. Mostly people were biking. Good for relaxing walks

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RunningMuddy

quiet and pretty!

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Hiking

Awesome!

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Mountain biking
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Mark Metzger reviewed Maidenhead Trail to Rosedale Lake
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Hiking

Easy trail. No shade so be ready! Overall a beautiful walk!

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Hiking

Very nice. Quiet, but not isolated; happy to see park security on the trail too. I appreciated that they had the bathrooms available! Next time I will go either early or late day - it was a hot one today!

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विनय देसाई reviewed Village Park to Reed / Bryan Farm
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Hiking

A nice long hike with lots of shade and wild flowers. Fun to do... Starting point was a bit confusing but a less traveled trail we walked early morning

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Mountain bikingBugsNo shade
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 18, 2020
Hiking

Easy trail. Highly recommend to do this with young kids. It is a bike friendly trail as well. It is a gravel road though.

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Mountain bikingOff trailWashed out
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Tracey Dykes reviewed Village Park to Twin Pines Park
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Mountain biking
First to Review

diverse train, foliage changes, pavement, packed gravel, woods, recreation opportunity, water views. good spot for whole family. no trail riding here

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Closed

Drove 45 mins just to find it's closed for renovations.

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HikingMuddy
First to Review

We only went for a short one but the trail was not very well marked. There are a few trails but it’s hard to tell which one your on.

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HikingIcyMuddy

Easy trail - wouldn’t classify as moderate. Nice views with fields, a bit of forest, a lake, a pond and some historical sites. Overall, not a bad hike. I can see this trail being great for biking and trail running.

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Rachael Perry reviewed Maidenhead Trail to Rosedale Lake
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Hiking

Easy, well maintained trail that is great for running and biking.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarNovember 30, 2019
Hiking

Most of this trail is through flat fields. It’s not very interesting alone, with kids, or a dog. Likely good for easy trail biking, but it’s seriously one of the most boring trails—no real elevation change, few trees, just flat fields. One connection to the D&R canal to Brearley House is nice, but most of it is flat fields.

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Massimo Colombo reviewed Maidenhead Trail to Rosedale Lake
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Hiking

Great trail for hiking and biking. Excellent condition

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Saumil Patel reviewed Maidenhead Trail to Rosedale Lake
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HikingNo shade

Did all of Maidenhead trail with portion of Lawrence Hopewell Trail. Definitely a must for beginners. Part of trail does not have any shade. Absolutely beautiful in the morning with plenty of wildlife near the lakes and ponds.

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Jeff Johnson reviewed Village Park to Reed / Bryan Farm
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Hiking
First to Review

This is an easy hike, pretty flat, through the Mercer Meadows "Pole Farm District" and "Farm District." Good in the evenings at sunset. Lots of wildflowers in the spring and fall especially. There's a nice observation platform for wildlife viewing.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 13, 2019
Hiking

I don't seem to be able to suggest an edit to the name of this trail, but if I could, I'd suggest modifying it slightly to "Lawrence-Hopewell Trail - Mercer Meadows Segment." The actual Lawrence Hopewell Trail is a 19 mile loop between Lawrence and Hopewell townships. A full map of it is available here: http://lhtrail.org/explore2/

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Jeff Johnson reviewed Maidenhead Trail to Rosedale Lake
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Hiking

This trail is in Mercer Meadows County Park in Lawrence and Hopewell Townships in New Jersey. The trail starts on Keefe Road in Lawrence Township and joins up with the Lawrence Hopewell Trail in Hopewell Township just before heading to Rosedale Lake. The trail is relatively flat -- not strenuous by any means -- but an excellent spot for viewing wildlife, particularly in the twilight hours, and wildflowers, particularly in spring and fall. The surface is crushed stone. Several relatively new footbridges take hikers over areas that turn marshy after rain.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 6, 2019
Road biking

Best place around to bike! Trails vary from crushed rock to pavement and there are a variety of loops and trail options available in addition to the main LHT. Well-maintained with benches, bathrooms, and informative maps and nature stations throughout.

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