Total LHT distance currently planned: 20.2 miles
Total LHT open, accessible to public: 11.8 miles
Total distance remaining to complete: 8.4 miles
Over 58% of the LHT is now available for use
The Lawrence Hopewell Trail is a multi-use trail founded in 2002. The trail runs through Lawrence and Hopewell Townships in Mercer County, New Jersey. The current developed length of the trail is 11.8 miles (19.0 km) with a planned final length of 20.2 miles (32.5 km) The anticipated completion date for the trail is in 2012. The Lawrence Hopewell Trail is not a rail-trail but is classified as a greenway by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and as such it does not reuse any existing railroad right-of-way. Much of the trail traverses public properties such as parks, sidewalks and roadway as well as private properties via agreement, including the Bristol-Myers Squibb Hopewell & Lawrenceville campuses, the Educational Testing Service corporation property, and The Lawrenceville School campus.