The Mercer County area is filled with wonderful places to walk, bike and hike so join Ewing’s Environmental Commission and Green Team for a casual bike ride and/or walk biweekly 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
- water bottle
- insect repellent (as needed)
- dog-poop bags, etc.
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.
Take I95 to exit 8 for Princeton Pike Rd. north, go about a quarter mile and take a right onto Meadow Rd. and go about an eight 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.
Take Rte. 31 North from Ewing (abt. 2 miles from I95- Rte. 31 interchange). Then make a left turn onto Pennington Harbourton Rd. (appr. 3 mi.). Continue on to Pleasant Valley Road for abou 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.