The Kruimer Walk:  Cross-Jersey Challenge

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The Kruimer Walk: Cross-Jersey Challenge

An easy and enlightening 13-mile walking journey along the East Coast Greenway ending at the Thomas Edison museum.


When and where

Date and time

Saturday, May 13 · 8:30am - 1:30pm EDT


New Brunswick Train Station Albany Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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About this event

  • 5 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Start: New Brunswick Station

Finish: MetroPark Station

Distance: 13mi

Where to find us: In front on the station on Albany Street.

Terrain: paved

Transit: NJ Transit to New Brunswick

Return: NJ Transit

Parking: Parking available at MetroPark for easy departure

Difficulty: Beginner

Category: urban

Coordinator: Charles Updike

Join in on this flat and easy trek between New Brunswick and Metropark in Iselin along the East Coast Greenway. The walk is FREE and open to everyone.

It's a suburban walk on sidewalk along some fairly busy roads, through the interesting town of Highland Park and older neighborhoods in Edison. The trail goes through the popular Roosevelt Park and to the new Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park with its huge monument, museum and grounds. We finish with an optional guided tour of the Thomas Edison Center.

It's a quirky mixture celebrating the old and new, the industrial and post-industrial. 

The walk should only be about 4.5 hours and is the connecting segment between the Great Canal Walk in April and the The Big Walk thereafter, so that you can complete the Cross-Jersey Walking Challenge.

The Kruimer Walk (previously named the Tween Walk) ends at the newly renovated Thomas Edison Center near Metro Park Station. This was the site of Edison's most famous and productive laboratory. Although the lab buildings are now gone, there remains a woodsy trail to the museum, grounds and newly restored art-deco monument to the genius he was.

See March 8, 2017 NY Times article.

See photos of the renovated monument and grounds.

The FreeWalkers are again offering the Cross-Jersey Walking Challenge, with a goal of walking the 100 miles of the East Coast Greenway across the entire state at any time during the year. This walk is part of the ECG trail from Trenton to New York City.


- Roosevelt Park

- Thomas Edison Center


The East Coast Greenway Alliance is a non-profit organization developing a public multi-use 3,000 mile trail from Canada to Key West through New Jersey and New York. Donations and memberships help make this dream trail a reality.

The 9/11 National Memorial Trail is a network of over 1,300 miles of trails connecting New York City, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in tribute to the heroes who perished on September 11, 2001, and the heroes who, in response, answered the call for their country.

About the organizer

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FreeWalkers is a non-profit 501(c)3 social organization and network for individuals interested in participating in distance walking events. Our group is free and open to everyone. We encourage each member to accomplish challenging goals as we work together, experience, and promote pro-pedestrian issues. Paricipants accept responsibity for themselves on the walk.