An old railroad corridor has now officially been transformed into the Middlesex Greenway. The Middlesex Greenway evolved by converting the abandoned Lehigh Valley Railroad into a 3.5-mile linear County Park Trail from Crows Mill Road in Woodbridge to Middlesex Avenue in Metuchen. Dedication of the Greenway was held Saturday, September 15, at 11 am at the Metuchen Trailhead, along Middlesex avenue in the Borough of Metuchen.
Middlesex County freeholders and dignitaries were on hand for the ceremonies as well as US Senator Robert Menendez. Over a hundred people attended the ribbon cutting ceremony. The East Coast Greenway utilizes a portion of this rails-to-trails route. Those who walked the FreeWalkers' Tween Walk last year will remember the nice new portion in Fords and the huge pedestrian span across Route 1 into Woodbridge. Several FreeWalkers and East Coast Greenway members were on hand to witness the dedication and congratulate them for the hard work that has paid off.
For more on the event see http://metuchenliving.com/middlesex-greenway-dedication/