The Trolley Line Trail just got almost a half-mile longer

Thanks to PSE&G (which owns the land) and a nudge from the township, the Trolley Line Trail — the trail under the power lines — now extends to Village Road West instead of ending at Penn-Lyle Road. That means you can walk, jog, scoot or bike more than 3 miles from the northern end at Rabbit Hill Road without ever needing to be on the road (except when crossing at intersections, of course).

Unfortunately the Trolley Line Trail doesn’t extend all the way to the northern shore of Mercer Lake and the Caspersen Rowing Center. But you can still reach it safely. Here’s how: Switch to the bike lane or the sidewalk on Village Road (there’s a crosswalk at Eastern Drive for those using the sidewalk) until North Post Road, where you can pick up another path – the South Post Road sidepath – to Conover Road. Then you can continue on South Post until you reach Mercer Lake.

That’s almost all the way across the township — more than 4 miles of walking or biking (each way!) if you start at Rabbit Hill, a mile or so less if you start in Community Park.

The WWBPA aims to celebrate the extension of the Trolley Line Trail in the spring. Watch for details! 

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