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Biking and Walking- Mercer Meadows

Complete package starts at $139

Upcoming

General Description:

Mercer Meadows Park is located in the Central part of New Jersey, about 7 miles southwest of Princeton. A gorgeous, 1600-acre park with five districts: Ecological District, Rosedale Park District, Farm History District, Pole Farm District, Equestrian District and Curlis Woods. Trails are wide, covered with fine crushed stone and grass, they are easy to ride for any skill or fitness level. This park has preserved old farm buildings and artifacts of early international telephone communications networks, marshes, lakes, and lily ponds house many types of water grassland birds, meadows with buzzing bees, and bird observation towers.

Sample Trip Day:

The trip leader will pick up guests at the designated location, provide a trip handbook and drive to the first point of interest. The trip leader will distribute and custom fit bicycles and will provide route overview and safety instructions. Guests will ride at their own pace, stopping at points of interest or for a rest. A trip leader will follow the group with a van and will make stops at the places where the bike trail crosses the parking lot or a road. A trip leader will offer snacks, water, a place to rest, fix any minor bicycle issues or pick up anyone who has finished riding, or assist any other way.

Bicycle Selection:

 

There three options available for the trip:

  • Rent a Standart bicycle from Elation Tours at no extra charge.

  • Rent an Electric bicycle from Elation Tours for $35.

  • Bring your own bicycle.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Age: 14+

  • Level: Easy/relaxing or Moderate

  • Trip Length: 8,12 mi, option 2: 25 mi.

  • Terrain: Flat, few hills

  • Surface: Primary surface finely crushed stone, some mowed trails.

TRIP INCLUDES

  • Round trip from New York City

  • Comfort Bike (Electric Bike is available)

  • Snacks and Beverages

DEPARTURE/RETURN

  • W 37th Street, and 9th Ave

  • Departure Time: 7:45 am

  • Return Time: 4:30 pm − 5:00 pm

ATTIRE

  • Lightweight and light colored clothing

  • Windproof Jacket

  • Hiking/Sport Pants

  • Pair of comfortable walking shoes/sneakers

  • Hat 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Preferably to bring your own helmet

  • Fingerless gloves provide extra comfort

  • Sunglasses

  • Bug Spray

  • Sun Screen