D&R Greenway Land Trust protects over 20,000 acres of land in one of the highest population density states in the country. Hike, bike, paddle, and drive to explore these preserved green, open spaces. Here are some activities, available through the TravelStorys app, to help you explore, learn about the history of the land, and experience the positive health benefits of spending time outdoors!

Download the free TravelStorys app here to explore the stories behind the D&R Greenway Land Trust!

Healing Trails

Click here to explore the Healing Trails mobile tour.

There is a growing body of evidence from around the world that contact with nature positively affects the physical and emotional health of adults and children. Walking in nature can alleviate problems from diabetes, asthma, arthritis and hip and knee injuries. Being outdoors lowers blood pressure, boosts the immune system, improves sleep, and increases energy and longevity.

For years, we have heard stories of people healing from surgery, illness or trauma by walking on our preserved lands.  This first of its kind “Healing Trail” shares some of those inspiring stories with you. We hope that you may also find peace and perspective on this outdoor experience.

This tour was created in memory of Edie Howard. Sponsors include: Family and friends of Edie Howard, Horizon Foundation, Inc., The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton.


Abbott Marshlands

Click here to explore the Abbott Marshlands mobile tour.

The Abbott Marshlands is composed of 3,000 acres of wetlands and uplands located on the western edge of central New Jersey just below Trenton. The diverse habitats – freshwater tidal and non-tidal marshes and swamps, ponds, and woodlands – are home to many kinds of plants and animals, as well as several historic sites.

D&R Greenway has been active in protecting the Abbott Marshlands for 25 years. Working with partners, we were instrumental in establishing Mercer County’s Tulpehaking Nature Center, where you can learn about the archaeological, historic, and natural treasures of the Marsh. Visit the Marsh website or TravelStorys GPS to learn more about this local treasure, or click here to view an aerial video of the Marsh.

St. Michaels Farm Preserve

Click here to explore the St. Michaels mobile tour.

Do you remember what it felt like to be a child in wondrous awe of nature? At D&R Greenway, we believe it is crucial for youth to learn about the importance of preserved land and all of the amazing things present in their own backyards. Our children are the next generation of environmentalists!

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.


A little more about TravelStorys

TravelStorys is a free app that uses your location to share authentic stories by locally sourced audio guides. Drive, walk, bike, or paddle along a tour route. Stories about history, wildlife, culture, and more will automatically play as you pass by so you can travel at your own pace.Start a tour and let our technology do the rest. Less like an app and more like a compass, TravelStorys works offline and inside a pocket. Download a tour, hit the play button, and focus on your surroundings instead of your device.

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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