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Celebrate Opening Day for Trails on the Middlesex Greenway

The Middlesex Greenway is a former rail corridor that spans 3.5 miles through Metuchen, Edison and Woodbridge. Credits: Middlesex County

Celebrate Opening Day for Trails

on the Middlesex Greenway 

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Middlesex County, NJ Warmer weather and longer daylight hours make this the perfect time of year to get outdoors and explore Middlesex County’s hiking, biking and walking trails.


One of the most popular locations in the County to walk is the Middlesex Greenway, which will be the site of a Health Walk at 9:30 a.m. April 8.


The event is being held in celebration of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s (RTC) fifth annual Opening Day for Trails, during which walkers and athletes from throughout the U.S. are invited to explore trails in their communities. The Middlesex Greenway is a former rail corridor that spans 3.5 miles through Metuchen, Edison and Woodbridge.


Walkers will meet for the event at the Metuchen Trailhead on Middlesex Avenue (County Route 501).


JFK Health nurses will lead the walk and be on hand to offer tips and answers about the many aspects of walking as exercise. Information also will be available about the Middlesex County offices of Parks and Recreation and Health Services.


After the walk, participants are invited to stay and experience the Greenway at their own pace.


“Our trails are a vital part of Middlesex County’s dedication to preserving our environment and enabling our residents to enjoy it,” said Freeholder Charles Kenny, Chair of the County’s Infrastructure Management Committee. “Come out to Opening Day and see for yourself the hiking, biking and walking opportunities available to you.”


“Middlesex County is committed to keeping its environment and its residents healthy,” said Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “At this walk, you can enjoy the beautifully preserved scenery of our Middlesex Greenway, as well as get a great workout. I hope many people will attend.”


To learn more about this event or the County’s trail system, visit the County website at


Middlesex County has 30 miles of trails in 11 different locations throughout its parks system. These include the nearly 5 miles of hiking trails at the John A. Phillips Preserve in Old Bridge; the 2 miles of trails in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park in South Brunswick; and over 2 miles in Pin Oak Forest in Woodbridge.


For more information about Opening Day for Trails, please visit Find out how people are celebrating Opening Day by using #RTCOpeningDay on social media.


Opening Day is an annual celebration organized by RTC that kicks off the spring trail season.


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