About Landsdown Trail

The Landsdown Trail runs 1.8 miles between Lower Landsdown Road and W. Main in Clinton. The trail passes among open fields, woodlands and wetlands and provides access to the South Branch of the Raritan River for those wishing to drop a line (state license required). The trail runs through part of the South Branch Reservation, 1,000+ acres of wildlife habitat and recreation. The trail follows part of an old rail corridor once used as a spur for the Lehigh Valley Railroad, which was built in 1881. The line was mainly for passenger rail but goods such as graphite and milled grains were also transported through here. The old trail station at the northern end of the trail was converted into a lumber store. The park area is open from sunrise to sunset; no restroom facilities.