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Seal of the County of HunterdonDepartment of Parks and Recreation
LANDSDOWN TRAIL

Division of Parks and Recreation
PO Box 2900, Flemington, NJ 08822-2900
1020 State Route 31, Lebanon, NJ 08833
Phone: 908-782-1158 * Fax: 908-806-4057
parks@co.hunterdon.nj.us

PARK HOURS
OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8am to 4:30pm


ABOUT THE LANDSDOWN TRAIL

Bank Barn at the Schick ReserveThe Landsdown Trail was once a spur line for the Lehigh Valley Railroad, which was completed in 1881 and connected the Town of Clinton with Landsdown. While the line was mainly used for passenger service, freight was also moved on the line to and from Mulligan's Mill (known today as the Clinton Mill), which operated as a grist mill and also processed graphite. Operation on the line discontinued several decades ago but the old train station survives and has been converted and used as a store for Cyrus Fox Lumber Company in Clinton. The County acquired the old rail line acquired in 1993, and the adjoining property in 2009, bringing the total acreage of Landsdown Meadows and Trail to 186.

The Landsdown Trail adjoins the South Branch of the Raritan River. Over 1000 acres of parkland exist along this river, and these pieces collectively are called the South Branch Reservation. This reservation provides
recreational opportunities, helps preserve the watershed from development, and provides wildlife habitat. Visit the county park website for trail maps and guides for these other park areas.

Acreage 18
Meeting Room NO
Softball Field NO
Biking Mtn. YES
Bridle Trail YES
Canoeing NO
X-Country Skiing YES
Fishing YES
Fitness Trail NO
Gardens NO
Greenhouse NO
Hiking/Nature Trails YES
Horseshoe Court NO
Hunting NO
Information Board NO
Nature Study NO
Picnic Pavilions NO
Picnic Sites NO
Playground Area NO
Restrooms NO
Scenic Overlook NO
Soccer Field NO
Wedding Gazebo NO
Parking YES
Group Camp Sites NO
Reservable Facilities NO

The Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Division is dedicated to preserving open space and natural resources, providing safe parks and facilities, and offering educational and recreational opportunities, all contributing to an enhanced quality of life for present and future generations.

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LOCATION:

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:

LANDSDOWN TRAIL: 36 MAIN STREET, CLINTON, NJ 08809

LANDSDOWN MEADOWS: 5 SIDNEY ROAD, PITTSTOWN, NJ 08867

Location: The Landsdown Trail Section is located between Lower Landsdown Road in Franklin Township and West Main Street in the Town of Clinton (36 Main Street, Clinton 08809). An additional parking area to an
undeveloped part of the property is located at 5 Sidney Road, Pittstown 08867. The park area is open from sunrise to sunset. No restroom facilities are available.

Directions from the Flemington Area: Travel Route 31 north to the jug handle north of Interstate 78. Take the overpass over Route 31 and follow the signs for the business area of Clinton. Proceed past the traffic light for Leigh Street. The trailhead is located between the Cyrus Fox Lumber Company and the Clinton Global Ag.

Directions from the Hampton Area: Take Route 31 south to the traffic light at the intersection with Halstead Street. Turn right and proceed into the town of Clinton. At the traffic light turn right onto West Main Street. The trailhead is located between the Cyrus Fox Lumber Company and the Clinton Global Ag.

Note: No official parking is available in the town of Clinton for the Landsdown Trail. Visitors must use local public parking when accessing the trail within the town of Clinton. No parking is available along Lower Landsdown Road in Franklin Township.

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RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

The Landsdown Trail is 1.5 miles long and stretches from Lower Landsdown Road to the center of the town of Clinton. The trail's natural surface is conducive to hiking, biking, and cross -country skiing. The trail traverses through both open fields and forests as well as some wetland, offering several opportunities to view a wide range of wildlife.

At one point the trail crosses over the Capoolong Creek, which is one of the main tributaries to the South Branch of the Raritan River. The State's Capoolong Creek Trailhead is a short hike down Landsdown Road and
offers about an additional four miles of hiking, and ends in Pittstown.

The Landsdown Trail does provide limited access to the South Branch of the Raritan River and the Capoolong Creek for fishing. The river is stocked with Rainbow, Brook, and Brown Trout. A state fishing license with a trout stamp must be displayed. The parking lot on Sidney Road allows access to field edges, but currently has no formal trails.

TRAIL MAPS & GUIDES

Trail Guides are set up as foldable brochures. Please print and fold in half vertically to view in proper order. Additionally, you may have to rearrange pages. Maps should be printed on Legal Size Paper

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