Archives: Land Preserves

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

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

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

Land Preserved
20,838 Acres
Upcoming Events
Oct 26

2019 Masquerade Ball

6-10 pm

2019 MASQUERADE BALL Saturday, October 26, 6:00 – 11:00 > Read More

Nov 01

Art Reception: Souls of the Soil

Souls of the Soil: Global Roots in Nature On > Read More

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