Updated: 2018-03-20 22:46:08 Short URL: gonj.me/lht

The Lawrence Hopewell Trail is a 22+ mile trail winding through Hopewell and Lawrence Townships. It offers safe, off-road access for kids, families, bicyclists, joggers, hikers and commuters who want to enjoy the great outdoors. The family-oriented trail belongs to all of us and is designed to promote recreation, healthier lifestyles, better mobility and commuting, and a cleaner environment. Hundreds of your neighbors support the trail and we hope you will too. The trail is a community asset; we want you and your family to use and enjoy it!

The LHT is made up of your neighbors, community leaders and two major area employers. It started in 2001 when a group of community leaders met at Bristol-Myers Squibb to address concerns about diminishing opportunities for safe, off-road biking and walking. State, county and local government representatives and several private organizations including ETS, joined the group, and an independent nonprofit organization was formed to investigate the possibility of constructing a biking and walking trail. This unique collaboration of government, business, the non-profit sector, and residents developed a strategic plan to construct and maintain the LHT.

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Trail & Path Info

Total LHT distance currently planned: 22 miles

Total LHT open, accessible to public: 18.7 miles

Total distance remaining to complete: 3.3 miles

Over 85% of the LHT is now available for use

Related Groups / Organizations

The Lawrence Hopewell Trail Corporationis a nonprofit entity incorporated in the State of New Jersey for the purpose of developing and maintaining a bicycle and pedestrian trail. We are governed by a 17-member Board of Trustees (board of directors). The Board ensures the LHT has the resources necessary to carry out our mission and strategic plan.


  • Equestrian / Horseback
  • Hiking
  • Jogging / Running
  • Mountain Biking
  • Walking
  • Picnic / Sitting Area
  • Flat / Easy
  • Surface Type: Paved
  • Walking Paths
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  • Rail To Trail

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