St. Michaels Farm Preserve

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 the children lived and went to school was torn down and most of the land was leased to a local farmer. Before the diocese divested themselves of the property through development they offered one last chance for preservation if D&R Greenway could raise the funds to purchase the property. Over $11 million was raised, and in 2010 D&R Greenway succeeded in purchasing the land through a public/private partnership.  It is now preserved as open space forever.

This audio trail is designed to help you give children ways to find a home in nature. Children for whom nature is a home have a place where they feel free to explore, to express themselves and to learn about the creatures, birds, rocks and water that share our planet. Explore the tour below!

Exciting things are happening at St. Michaels Farm Preserve!

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

Land Preserved
316 stories of preservation and 21,196 protected Acres
Upcoming Events
Oct 17

Join us for a Personal Tribute to Phyllis Marchand

Noon - 3:00 pm
The Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton

D&R Greenway and the Family of Phyllis Marchand… Invite > Read More

Aug 10

Oct 17

D&R Greenway Land Trust and Garden State Watercolor Society Art Exhibit

Reserved Timed Entries By Appointment Only In-Person Art Exhibit
    D&R Greenway Land Trust Announces Garden State Watercolor > Read More
Oct 31

D&R Greenway Land Trust Masquerade Parade 2021

Noon - 5:00 pm
St. Michaels Farm Preserve off Princeton Avenue, Hopewell
Save the Date! 2021 Masquerade Parade Sunday, October 31, > Read More

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