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 Edison Greenways Group

The Middlesex Greenway MGC

A member of the Middlesex Greenway Coalition, the Edison Greenways Group has worked to create the first rails-to-trails greenway in Middlesex County, NJ. 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.

These efforts have blossomed with the December 2002 transfer of the railroad property to Middlesex County for its use as parkland. The groups work with federal, state, county and foundation funding helped finance and complete the project. The Greenway will be developed to provide area residents with a viable transportation alternative and a living classroom for educational initiatives. The Middlesex Greenway became the 12,000th Mile of Rail-Trail in the United States as recorded by the national organization of the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy based in Washington DC.

Greenway Trailhead

UPDATE: The Middlesex Greenway was dedicated on Saturday September 15, 2012 at 11:00am at the Trailhead on Middlesex Ave. in Metuchen. Final touches are almost complete. Click here for a Map (.pdf)

Visit the Middlesex County Parks Department page for more information.

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The Middlesex Greenway overpass over Rt. 1 is installed. The prefabricated steel sections are in place.

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A roof and access ramps were recent additions in Spring 2009.

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Connected to several parks in the area, the Greenway weaves through Woodbridge, Metuchen and Edison like a green ribbon and helps tie the communities together. Future plans call for extending that ribbon to Somerset County in one direction and the Perth Amboy waterfront in the other direction. The trail will be a link in the East Coast Greenway, which runs from Maine to Florida. Another green corridor known as the Route #1 Power Trail will connect along the highway from Edison to Woodbridge in the State Highway Widening Project.

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