Hunterdon Schools Compete for “Winter Walk” Polar Bear Trophy

Students at eight (8) Hunterdon County elementary schools will participate in the annual Hunterdon County Safe Routes to School “Winter Walk” competition this month.  At stake is the “Polar Bear Trophy” presented to the homeroom with the highest percentage of students walking to school.

Barley Sheaf Elementary School (Raritan Township), Delaware Township School, Frenchtown Elementary School, Hampton Public School, High Bridge Elementary, Lambertville Public School, Lebanon Borough School, and Milford Public School have all signed on to participate in Winter Walk 2024.

“Winter Walk is a fun event to encourage students to continue to walk to school during the winter months,” says Ryan Fisher, goHunterdon Safety Programs Manager. “It is also another opportunity for students to practice what we have been teaching them about walking safely to school,” he notes.

Funded by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the Safe Routes to School program has two simple goals: Where it is safe, get more kids bicycling and walking; where it is not safe, make it safe.  The program is facilitated in Hunterdon County by goHunterdon, which in addition to hosting seasonal events like Winter Walk, provides educational safety programming throughout the school year to engage students to learn to be safer pedestrians and bicyclists.

For more information, contact Ryan Fisher,