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Healing Trails

Location Trip Time Travel Type
New Jersey 1 hour

Get Outside. Be Well. Stay Inspired.

Tour Excerpts

About this Tour

Welcome to this ‘Healing Trails ‘audio tour presented by D&R Greenway Land Trust.

There is a growing body of evidence from around the world that contact with nature positively affects the physical and emotional health of adults and children. Walking in nature can alleviate problems from diabetes, asthma, arthritis and hip and knee injuries. Being outdoors lowers blood pressure, boosts the immune system, improves sleep, and increases energy and longevity.

All of us benefit from the emotional boost of natural surrounds. Children who play outside enjoy greater creatively, better focus, longer attention spans and enhanced cooperation with others.

For years, we, at the D&R Greenway Land Trust, have heard stories of people healing from surgery, illness or trauma by walking on our preserved lands. This first of its kind “Healing Trail” shares some of those inspiring stories with you.

The trail traverses the estate of General R.W. Johnson, II—a man whose life was dedicated to healing. Son of the co-founder of Johnson & Johnson, he turned the family business into one of the world’s largest health-care companies.

On the audio tour through Johnson’s estate, you will hear about the work of the Breast Cancer Resource Center, quotes from Poet Robert Frost, and a handful of local, personal, stories about the healing power of nature. All the while enjoying this Princeton, New Jersey park's trees, flowers, gardens, butterflies, and open spaces.

Tour Sponsors


D&R Greenway Land Trust preserves and cares for green spaces that connect people to nature. Since we were founded in 1989, we have preserved more than 20,000 acres. With over 30 miles of trails on D&R Greenway preserves, there are plenty of places for you to enjoy the healing properties of fresh air and sunshine.

This tour was made possible by our sponsors: Family and Friends of Edie Howard, Horizon Foundation, Inc., The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton.

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If you enjoy this tour, check out TravelStorys and D&R Greenway’s other New Jersey tours:

Walking the Abbott Marshlands
Paddling the Abbott Marshlands
St. Michael's Farm Preserve
Women in Conservation

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