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THE WALK BETWEEN YESTERDAY AND TODAY

on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 01:31
The FreeWalkers, a social network of walking enthusiasts, and the East Coast 
Greenway Alliance invite the public to join the free 12.3-mile beTween Walk 
(http://betweenwalk.org) from New Brunswick to Metropark, Iselin on Saturday April 19. 
The event encourages walking as common exercise for fun, fitness and as a means to 
support public trails. 
 
This is an urban/suburban walk on sidewalk and park paths through the bustling towns and 
neighborhoods of Middlesex County, marked by a lessons in the history of this area. This 
area has played an important role in serving the nation from colonial, industrial, war-time 
and currently in today's service economy. 
 
Starting at the New Brunswick train station the walk crosses over the Raritan River through Highland 
Park to/Woodbridge Avenue at the Doughboy monument that marks the sacrifices given from this area 
for World War I. The walk will pause for a short tour of the 17th century Piscataway Burial Grounds at 
St. James Church. 
 
The route continues through Edison to the beautiful Middlesex Greenway (http://edisongreenways.org), 
the neighborly community of Fords, and through the always popular Roosevelt Park. The park is a result a 
WPA project, displaying its own unique monuments and sculpture that are signs of an era of great 
American government projects that helped build this area. 
 
Finally, in homage to this hard-working area that spawned so many industrial ideas and products, the 
walk will stop at the Edison State Park, the grounds of Thomas Edison most famous 
research, where the lab that spawned over 400 of his inventions stood, marked by the 1937 
art deco Edison Tower that still stands as a beacon of industrial genius. 
 
The walk is the second event of the Cross-Jersey Walking Challenge. The Cross-Jersey 
Walking Challenge (http://crossjerseywalk.org) is a new program created by the 
FreeWalkers and the East Coast Greenway Alliance that calls on anyone and everyone 
to walk 100 miles along the New Jersey length of the East Coast Greenway sometime 
during the year of 2014. 
 
The FreeWalkers (http://freewalkers.org) encourage everyone to 
join any of their upcoming walking events, which are free and open 
to the public. For more information on the beTween Walk visit 
 
The East Coast Greenway Alliance (ECGA) is non-profit organization developing a public multi-use 
3,000 mile trail from Canada to Key West. A well-defined portion is open to the public and runs from 
Pennsylvania across New Jersey to New York City (visit http://greenway.org). 
 
“We love to show off our impressive history and environmental projects that make 
Middlesex County a great place to live and work.” says Mike Kruimer, New Jersey 
Chairman for the ECGA and an Edison native. Mike goes on,” So, why not “learn” while 
you “burn” by walking the beTween Walk? 

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