Time: April 15, 2017 from 8:30am to 1pm
Location: New Brunswick Train Station to Metropark Train Station
Street: Middlesex County area
City/Town: New Brunswick to Menlo Park
Website or Map: http://betweenwalk.org
Event Type: walk, nb2mp10, new brunswick, metropark, freewalkers, cross-jersey walking challenge, highland park, middlesex county college
Organized By: Paul Kiczek
Latest Activity: Mar 11, 2017
Join in on this easy, flat 10-mile walk (actually its 12.3-miles!) between New Brunswick and Metropark in Iselin along the East Coast Greenway. (Hence, the name "beTween Walk"). This is our sixth year for this event.
It's a suburban walk on sidewalk along some fairly busy roads, through the interesting town of Highland Park and older neighborhoods in Edison. We visit an historic gravesite, Middlesex County Greenway, the town of Fords. The trail goes through the interesting and popular Roosevelt Park and a detour to the Edison monument as we get close to Metropark.
The walk should only be about 4.5 hours and is the connecting segment between the Great Canal Walk and the The Big Walk so that you can make the distance for the Cross-Jersey Walking Challenge. See the East Coast Greenway NJ map for details on what route we will follow.
To mark our 7th annual Between Walk we have arranged for a tour of the newly renovated Thomas Edison Center near Metro Park Station. This was the site of Edison's most famous and productive laboratory. Although the lab buildings are now gone, there remains a woodsy trail to the museum, grrounds and huge newly restored art-deco monument to the genius he was.
Check the website http://betweenwalk.org for more details on the walk.