Middlesex Greenway, NJ, is a 36.1-mile-long rail trail & greenway through mostly undeveloped land and forests of Middlesex and Monmouth counties in New Jersey, USA. The Greenway starts at Applegarth Road along the border of East Brunswick and Woodbridge townships (near Route 18) and goes north through South River, then northeast to Old Bridge Township (past Route 18 again), through East Brunswick until it crosses the Millstone River and enters Branchburg Township. It continues northeast all the way to New Durham, then goes southeast until ending at the Aberdeen-Matawan train station (near U.S. Route 9). Middlesex Greenway, NJ, is 42 feet wide with paved surfaces and is open for bike riding, hiking (except in some areas), cross-country skiing, horseback riding, and other activities.
Greenway has remaining railroad infrastructure (tracks and ties), wooden bridges, culverts, drainage pipes with covers, stone walls along roadways & waterways, rustic wood barriers (where the trail crosses through roads/highways), mile markers every 0.5 miles apart, historic rail station houses in New Durham, etc. Middlesex Greenway is managed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Middlesex Greenway, NJ, is maintained by local volunteers and NJ Department of Transportation employees.
There isn’t a lot to say about Middlesex Greenway, NJ, but located nearby is the East Brunswick Township Park & Ride (bus station) which has many bus routes to NYC, the Tran Route #818, and also trains at the Aberdeen-Matawan train station.
Located nearby are some picnic areas, a 9/11 memorial monument for fallen locals during the September 11th terrorist attacks, playgrounds, soccer fields, outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, etc.
There are many trails in East Brunswick Township that people can use for biking, hiking, etc., such as the Penn-Frederick Rail Trail and the Cheesequake State Park trails system.
The Greenway passes through several towns so there is a lot of different attractions nearby to see, including: golf courses, malls & shopping centers (the Woodbridge Center Mall), playgrounds, picnic areas, outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, soccer fields, skateparks, community parks & recreation centers with pools/drop-in center/ice rink/skatepark/fitness gym/gym room/track & field area & more.
Middlesex Greenway is a very nice place to relax and go for walks or bike rides.