Beautiful Walkable Princeton: Greenway Meadows Poetry Trail

In the fall, the D&R 'Greenway' becomes coloreed with mottled tan and brown colors. (Click to expand.)

In the fall, the ‘Greenway Meadows’ adopts seasonal shades of tan and brown. (Click to expand.)

This post is part of a series where we celebrate the many beautiful and characterful sights of Princeton, NJ. You can find previous entries in this series here and here or by searching our site for ‘beautiful walkable Princeton’.

Just off Rosedale Road in Western Princeton, a beautiful park surrounds the Johnson Education Center of the D&R Greenway Land Trust. 60 acres of open space are available for walkers and nature-lovers, along with a playground and playing fields.

The park also includes the ‘Scott and Hella McVay Poetry Trail’. Dedicated in 2010, the Poetry Trail is a 1.5 mile walking trail through beautiful scenery, featuring signs with 30 poems from different eras and cultures.

Signs in the D&R Greenway display poetry to complement the natural setting. (click to expand

Signs in Greenway Meadows display poetry to complement the natural setting. (click to expand

Some of the poems are better than others, but they enliven the walk and at times capture the beauty of the natural setting. At the top of a hill in the park, a bench seems designed for two people, with poems on either side, and a beautiful view over the park and Princeton Ridge. It’s got to be one of the most romantic spots in all of Princeton.

Find this bench on a clear day for an outstanding view of the D&R Greenway, Princeton Ridge...and also some poetry. (Click to expand.)

Find this bench on a clear day for an outstanding view of Greenway Meadows, Princeton Ridge…and also some poetry. (Click to expand.)

Have you been to Greenway Meadows? Do you think the poetry signs add interest or detract from this open space? Leave a comment using the form below.

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4 Responses to Beautiful Walkable Princeton: Greenway Meadows Poetry Trail

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  3. Gomathi says:

    Looking fw to it this Wednesday !

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