Herrontown Woods Trails

Princetown, New Jersey

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Mention Princeton and most people automatically think of the university. But in the heart of this thriving college community, there’s a hidden oasis, Herrontown Woods, offering easy hiking year-round. Jack-in-the-pulpit, violets, and marsh buttercups are only a few of them. Summer is the ideal season to take advantage of the shade provided by oaks, maples, and beeches, while fall is when Mother Nature paints the leaves bold colors. If you want to brave the cold plan a visit in the winter, when the ice crackles beneath your feet as you walk along the meandering trails, and you have a better opportunity to spot deer.
Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey

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Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey

by Arline Zatz (The Mountaineers Books)

Mention Princeton and most people automatically think of the university. But in the heart of this thriving college community, there’s a hidden oasis, Herrontown Woods, offering easy hiking year-round.


Jack-in-the-pulpit, violets, and marsh buttercups are only a few of them. Summer is the ideal season to take advantage of the shade provided by oaks, maples, and beeches, while fall is when Mother Nature paints the leaves bold colors. If you want to brave the cold plan a visit in the winter, when the ice crackles beneath your feet as you walk along the meandering trails, and you have a better opportunity to spot deer.

©  Arline Zatz/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Princetown
Length: 1.8
Elevation Gain: 180 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day Hike
Season: Dawn to dusk
Local Contacts: Mercer County Park Commission
Topo Map: Herrontown Woods Trails Topographic Map
Guide Book: Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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