Archives: Land Preserves

St. Michaels Farm Preserve

Mercer County

Now over 400 acres, the St. Michaels property, which was preserved in 2010 and expanded in 2017, is an expanse of farm fields and forests on the edge of Hopewell Borough.  From many parts of this preserve the visitor has long views, lending the preserve a wonderful expansiveness which promotes a sense of well-being in anyone who walks its many farm roads and paths.  From 1896 until 1973 this was the home of St. Michael’s Orphanage and Industrial School which was operated by the Catholic Diocese of Trenton. After the orphanage was closed the building where they lived and went to school was torn down and most of the land was leased to a local farmer.  Although there were plans to eventually develop this land, nothing was ever done and in 2010 D&R Greenway and several partners succeeded in purchasing it.  It is now preserved as open space forever.

Sourlands Ecosystem Preserve

Mercer County
Sourland Mountains Spanning 60,000 acres, the Sourlands region is a reservoir of biodiversity in central New Jersey. D&R Greenway has already facilitated the preservation of more than 3,400 acres in the Sourlands and is a leading partner with state, county and municipal officials, and private landowners, to continue preservation of this region. More than 150 bird species have been recorded in the Sourland forests. Numerous species require the large, unfragmented tracts of closed-canopy forest that remain in the Sourlands in > Read More

Cedar Ridge Preserve

Mercer County
At over 200 acres, Cedar Ridge is one of D&R Greenway's earliest and most important preserves. It is a real beauty. It has wildflower-filled meadows, flowering trees and shrubs in hedgerows, a corridor along the Stony Brook, small pools that fill in spring where salamanders and frogs lay eggs, groves of red cedars that house owls, a remnant patch of ancient forest with one of the best and biggest white oak trees around, and an extensive maze of early 19th > Read More

Our Mission: To Preserve and Care for Land and Inspire a Conservation Ethic, Now and Forever

Land Preserved
20,267 Acres
Upcoming Events
May 06

Greenway Gala

4-6pm
Johnson Education Center
2018 Greenway Gala Sunday, May 6 4:00 – 6:00 > Read More
May 10

Twilight Fly Fishing 101

6 pm
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Co-Sponsor, Orvis-Princeton Instructor: Bruce Turner, > Read More
May 23

The Poetry of Nature: Cedar Ridge Preserve

10:30 am - Noon
Cedar Ridge Preserve
Join us at Cedar Ridge Preserve for the second > Read More

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