THE LACHENMAYR TRAIL
From the North, the yellow-blazed Lachenmayr trail begins at the Roosevelt Road Practice Ball Field parking lot, runs through Township open space behind the Heath Road Development, then along a Township-owned right of way along the edge of the Lachenmayr Farm, next behind the Swackhamer Rd development, then through Township open space, terminating at the trailhead kiosk on Pine Bank Rd near the bridge across the Holland Brook. This trail is actually a 1.3 mile long segment of an extended 4.5 mile long main trunk trail, as the yellow blazes then continue west along a stretch of Pine Bank Road and then turn south into the Cole Road Greenway, finally terminating at Pleasant Run Road. (See the Cole Road Greenway Trail System.)
A spur trail connecting to Heath Road and several alternate trail routes are marked yellow orange or white blazes.
The trails traverse mostly level and gently sloping terrain, along the edges of fields and through forested patches. They are ideal for walking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing in winter. Parking for the northern terminus is at the Roosevelt Road Practice Field parking area at a large rustic information kiosk, and at the south end in a small pull-off at the trailhead kiosk.
A prominent feature of this trail system is the large open field at the south end of the greenway. It has yielded many stone arrowheads and spear points to farmers plowing in years past, indicating the slope overlooking the Holland Brook stream, may have been a favorite spot for encampments for indigenous peoples over many thousands of years. The implements are currently in the possession of the Readington Museums.
PLEASE STAY ON THE TRAILS! Some Portions of the trail corridor are adjacent to or cross private property on access easements.