A big thanks to all who maintain West Windsor’s trails

A trail in Zaitz Woods.

You may already be familiar with the towpath trail along the D&R Canal and the many trails in Mercer County Park. But are you familiar with West Windsor’s own special forested trails?

The trails in Zaitz Woods, Rogers Arboretum, Rogers Preserve, and Millstone East and West provide great opportunities for walking, running, and off-road bicycling – and just enjoying being in a forest at any time of year.

Unfortunately, high winds (or even too much snow) can bring down branches or entire trees and occasionally block some of the trails. The West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance coordinates with the township’s engineering and public works departments to keep the trails clear by identifying these areas. At times we’ve even sought volunteers for trail-clearing events.  

We thank Jamie Taylor, the director of public works, and Tom Driver, the crew chief who has cleared the recent tree falls, as well as Dan Dobromilsky, the landscape architect in the engineering department, for helping to keep the trails open.

And a big thanks to you for throwing off to the side any downed branches you come across that are small enugh to handle.

When you find something bigger that is blocking a trail, email the WWBPA and we will help coordinate clearing it. 

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