D&R Greenway’s Tina Notas, left, and Linda Mead; Deputy Mayor Michael Ruger; Mayor Kristin McLaughlin; and Lisa Wolff and Tom Ogren of Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space.

A partnership of D&R Greenway Land Trust, Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space, and the Township of Hopewell has come together to open three new loop trails on Pennington Mountain as part of the Woosamonsa Ridge Preserve.

The site, accessible from Woosamonsa Road, features a new sign and kiosk and a gravel parking area. The shortest trails can be completed in under an hour; the longest is roughly 90 minutes each way.

“Hopewell Township values our beautiful and varied landscapes and we are always thrilled when new opportunities to explore these resources are opened,” Mayor Kristin McLaughlin said in a statement. “With the new kiosk and parking lot, Township residents, and others, have an additional outlet for recreation. The Woosamonsa Ridge Preserve is a stunning addition to the open space resources in Hopewell Township.”

“The Woosamonsa Ridge Preserve opening adds momentum to our earliest vision of a contiguous ‘emerald necklace’ of preserved land around the Hopewell Valley,” said Lisa Wolff, executive director of Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space. “We are so pleased to be working with partners who share our ambitions.”

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