The Middlesex Greenway is a picturesque open space resource within the communities of Metuchen, Edison, and Woodbridge. Situated on a historic 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.
Within one mile of the greenway, users can find over twenty parks that contain amenities beyond physical recreation. Roosevelt Park is among the largest and most programmed of the nearby parks, containing playing fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic groves, playgrounds, a lake and an ice skating rink. Plays-in-the-Park at Roosevelt Park features three full-scale Broadway-style musicals each summer at the park amphitheater. Located west of the greenway is the Dismal Swamp, a large conservation area that is home to over 175 species of birds and features walking trails. A portion of the Middlesex Greenway is also part of the East Coast Greenway, a 3000-mile developing trail system spanning Florida to Maine, with nearly 100 miles in New Jersey.
Metuchen, Edison and Woodbridge appreciate the value of this local resource and host a number of community-supported events that take place near the greenway. Street fairs, farmers markets, bike tours, parades, musical performances and holiday celebrations offer opportunities to connect local attractions to the trail.
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