Archives: Land Preserves

Trails on Conservation Easements

Mercer County

These trails are located on conservation easements owned by private landowners. Please respect the landowners by staying on the marked trail. Elm Ridge Greenway A flat 0.5 mile walk from Elm Ridge Road with views of the Stony Brook. Click HERE for Trailhead Location Moore’s Creek Greenway A gentle 0.2 mile walk along Moore’s Creek from Pleasant Valley Road. Click HERE for Trailhead Location Woosamonsa-Jacobs Creek Trail Corridor A moderate level, 1 mile hike through forest and corn fields with > Read More

Bordentown Bluffs

Burlington County
From the end of Stanton Avenue, follow the trail toward the bluff and Crosswicks Creek. The main trail turns right (north) at the t-intersection, crosses a ravine and runs through a Mountain Laurel thicket (unique in this part of New Jersey). Along the way are side trails to spectacular views of Crosswicks Creek and the marshlands beyond. This trail is NOT A LOOP. The trail ends at a steep ravine with at a small tidal stream at the bottom.   Return > Read More

Omick Woods

Hunterdon County
The Omick Woods at Rocktown Preserve, in East Amwell, is at the western end of the Sourland Region, a 20-mile forested ridge stretching from Duke Farms in Somerset County to Lambertville in Hunterdon. The diabase rock underlying the ridge is an extension of the New Jersey Palisades across the Hudson River from New York City. The Rocktown Preserve trail makes a 1.5 mile loop, with a stem from the parking lot crossing small Back Brook on a wooden bridge to > Read More

Pryde Brown

Hunterdon County
This large expanse of forest on both sides of the Alexauken Creek includes “Pryde’s Point”—private land with trails open to the public—and the State of New Jersey’s Alexauken Creek Wildlife Management area. The combined preserve can be entered from the north off Gulick Road, and from the south off Rocktown-Lambertville Road. A network of trails on the north side provides several routes down to the Alexauken Creek, and one trail from the south descends to the creek as well. From > Read More

Dry Run Creek Trail

Hunterdon County
Signs of earlier land usage are evident along this walk. Old stone walls slice down the slopes toward the creek, and along the valley sides, suggesting earlier property boundaries and perhaps field clearances. Parts of the trail follow or cross an old woodland road, and at one point the trail, skirting an old wall, passes a line of ancient oaks. Origins of the earthen dam near the northern end of the trail are unclear; the presence of nearby Lake Drive > Read More

Woodens Lane

Hunterdon County

The 43-acre Woodens Lane property is a largely agricultural tract that includes an approximately 12-acre coniferous forest and a mature windbreak that separates the two main fields. The land slopes downward from northeast to southwest, providing a view of the preserved Bald Pate Mountain range.

Cider Mill Preserve

Hunterdon County

The Cider Mill Grassland Preserve is a 90 acre property located in the heart of the agricultural landscape of the Amwell Valley.  The property slopes gently to the south, providing a view of the Sourland Mountain ridge.  The Preserve is part of the NJ Natural Heritage Program’s designated “Amwell Valley Grassland Macrosite” which totals approximately 1,593 acres and is considered a prime example of agricultural grasslands in New Jersey.

Charles Evans Children’s Discovery Trail

Mercer County
This wonderful corner of land holds a diversity of habitat types including: a pretty little wet meadow with Indian grass, Switch grass, mountain mint and swamp milkweed; a wet woodland with musclewood and tuliptree, a small bog with tussock sedge, winterberry holly and marsh fern; and a small stream corridor. See more information on the informational sign below. Discovery Trail Kiosk

Pennington Loop Nature Trail

Mercer County
This trail arcs around the northeastern edge of Pennington Borough. This is not a loop trail, but walkers can connect the two ends of the trail route into a loop by walking the pleasant residential streets of the Borough of Pennington. The trail traverses a property owned by the D&R Greenway, a property covered by a conservation easement held by the Greenway, and a property owned by the State’s Division of Fish and Wildlife. In the fall of 2020, D&R > Read More

All Saints Preserve (next to Herrontown Woods)

Mercer County
This 35-acre property is contiguous with Herrontown Woods, which was donated as Princeton's first nature preserve by Oswald and Elizabeth Veblen in 1957. All Saints serves as an entryway to Herrontown from the All Saints’ Church of Princeton parking lot. It protects a portion of the Harrys Brook tributary and is a great addition to Princeton's open space corridor.

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Jun 20

Along the Delaware River & Crosswicks Creek Group Art Exhibition

Thursday, June 20 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ

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