Middlesex Country Department Header
Departments:
Department Home   |   Contact Us   |   Directions   |   Programs   |   Hours   |   Links   |   Search the Site   |  















NOTICE FOR MIDDLESEX GREENWAY

 

Middlesex Greenway

 

Location: Metuchen, Edison and Woodbridge
   
Size: 42 acres  
   
Parking Area Address:

Greenway Trailhead: Middlesex Avenue, Metuchen
GPS Coordinates: DMS 40° 32’ 20.52” N; 74° 22’ 6.61” W

Dudash Park, May Street, Edison Township
GPS Coordinates: DMS 40° 31’ 35.12” N; 74° 19’ 14.7”

On-street parking is also available along the length of the Middlesex Greenway

The Middlesex Greenway is a hidden open space resource within the communities of Metuchen, Edison, and Woodbridge.  Situated on an abandoned portion of Lehigh Valley rail corridor, this 3.5 mile long, 42-acre corridor was purchased by the County of Middlesex in 2002 as a rails-to-trails project for recreational use. 

The Middlesex Greenway provides a 10-foot wide, paved trail suitable for walking, biking and jogging.  Several fully accessible entrances provide access along the entire length of the trail, connecting a diverse array of neighborhoods to area parks, schools and shopping.

The non-profit Edison Greenways Group was instrumental in the acquisition of the abandoned Lehigh Valley Rail corridor, bringing together local, county, state and federal agencies to secure this rail line for the Middlesex Greenway.  They provide educational walks along the Middlesex Greenway, organize clean-ups and promote the Greenway as a viable transportation alternative for local residents and a living classroom for educational initiatives.  Join their efforts at www.edisongreenways.org

A portion of the Middlesex Greenway is also part of the East Coast Greenway, a developing trail system spanning nearly 3000 miles between Canada and Key West.  For more information, please visit http://www.greenway.org/index.shtml

Middlesex Greenway Access Points:

Borough of Metuchen:

Middlesex Avenue *
Rose Street
Main Street
Green Street

Township of Edison:
Pierson Avenue*
Jackson Avenue*
Liddle Avenue*
Woodbridge Avenue*
Wolff Avenue*
Dudash Park

Woodbridge Township
Raymond Street*

* ADA Accessible Entrance

Middlesex Greenway Trail Map (Adobe PDF)

   

BIKEWAY COURTESY

  1. Pedestrians have right of way
  2. No motorized vehicles
  3. Keep to the right and do not block bikeway or access points
  4. 10 mph speed limit when conditions permit
  5. Give audible “Passing on left” signal before passing
  6. Helmets and safety equipment recommended

BE PREDICTABLE, CAUTIOUS, ALERT AND COURTEOUS!

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

Greenway Trailhead, Metuchen
From Route 287 South:
Take Exit 3; New Durham Road, Metuchen
Turn left at the end of the ramp onto New Durham Road (CR 501 East)
Follow New Durham Road through two traffic lights;
New Durham Road will bend sharply left, becoming Middlesex Avenue;
Greenway Trailhead on the right

From Route 287 North:
Exit Route 287 onto Route 1 North
Take exit for CR 501 West (Amboy Avenue); Metuchen
Continue on Amboy Avenue to the fourth traffic light;
Turn right onto Lake Avenue (Route 27 North)
At the second traffic light, turn left onto Middlesex Avenue
Proceed through one traffic light, Greenway Trailhead will be on the left

From Route 1 North
Take exit for CR 501 West (Amboy Avenue); Metuchen
Continue on Amboy Avenue to the fourth traffic light;
Turn right onto Lake Avenue (Route 27 North)
At the second traffic light, turn left onto Middlesex Avenue
Proceed through one traffic light, Greenway Trailhead will be on the left

From Route 1 South
Take exit for CR 501; Metuchen, Fords
At the bottom of the ramp, stay right towards CR 501 West/Amboy Ave/Metuchen
Continue on Amboy Avenue to the fourth traffic light;
Turn right onto Lake Avenue (Route 27 North)
At the second traffic light, turn left onto Middlesex Avenue
Proceed through one traffic light, Greenway Trailhead will be on the left

 

NOTICE FOR MIDDLESEX GREENWAY

Middlesex Greenway Detour to begin
On or About October 12, 2012

A small portion of the Middlesex Greenway in Metuchen will be temporarily closed during the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) replacement of the Route 27 bridge.  As part of the project, NJDOT will construct two ADA compliant entrances to the Middlesex Greenway at Lake Avenue.   

The Middlesex Greenway will remain open during construction, although users will have to detour around the construction area.  Anyone traveling from or to Middlesex Avenue on the Greenway should take the following detour:

 

From Middlesex Avenue, heading towards Edison:
Exit Middlesex Greenway at Rose Street, re-enter at Main Street;

From Edison, heading towards Middlesex Avenue:
Exit Middlesex Greenway at Main Street, re-enter at Rose Street
;