FRIENDS OF PRINCETON OPEN SPACE
ENCOURAGES EVERYONE TO TAKE A HIKE!
CELEBRATE NATIONAL TRAILS DAY, JUNE 4, 2016
Friends of Princeton Open Space encourage you to take a hike on the system of trails we created and maintain in the Greater Mountain Lakes Natural Area and along the Stony Brook in Princeton, in celebration of National Trails Day on Saturday, June 4, 2016. National Trails Day was started by the American Hiking Society to encourage individuals and organizations around the country to celebrate their love of trails and the outdoors, and to encourage a true network of interconnected trails and trails organizations.
Convenient parking near our headquarters at the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve is available in the Community Park North lot at the corner of Route 206 and Mountain Avenue. You can also park and access the trail system from the Unitarian Church on Cherry Hill Road; the gravel parking area we donated to the town about a mile north on Cherry Hill Road; or at Farmview Fields Park on the Great Road. Parking and access to the Stony Brook Trail is near the athletic fields at Greenway Meadows Park or from Johnson Park School, both on Rosedale Road.
The Stony Brook Trail will take you south to a beautiful footbridge spanning the Brook, conceived by our Trustee emeritus Helmut Schwab; to the north, it connects to the old trolley line and thence to Elm Road. The Greater Mountain Lakes trail system includes Tusculum fields, with a view of the historic house and barn, and the rocks, streams and intermittent waterfalls of John Witherspoon Woods
Trail maps for these areas, as well as a link to New Jersey Trails Association maps, can be found at our website, www.FOPOS.org. Wear good hiking/walking shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy, and don’t forget to check for ticks after your walk. Enjoy the forest, meadow, streams, birds and other wildlife on your National Trails Day!