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Scotts Corner Conservation Area

 

 


Location:

Rowland Road, South Brunswick

   

Trailhead:

GPS Coordinates:  40° 20’ 50.7336’’ N ; 74° 33’ 0.4103’’ W

 

Parking:

50 Rowland Road, South  Brunswick, NJ 08512

 

GPS Coordinates:  40° 22’ 50.9102’’ N ; 74° 32’ 57.7453’’ W

   

Size:

160 Acres

   

Facilities:

Hiking Trail,  Parking Area

Scotts Corner Conservation Area Trail Map  <COMING SOON> 


Scott’s Corner Conservation Area is a small portion of a large tract of preserved land in South    Brunswick and Plainsboro Township.  Middlesex County began acquiring the farmland from the Boyko    Family in 2003.  Here you will find more than 150 acres of wet meadows, shrublands, and forests  dominated by beech and maple trees.  These habitats offer outstanding protection for a diversity of        wildlife—including songbirds, small mammals and a wealth of insects.

In spring, look for migrating songbirds in the forest and listen for calling amphibians in the wetlands.  Search for beautiful fall wildflowers in late summer and early autumn.

Currently there is a 1/2 mile loop trail for hikers to enjoy.  The trail is marked with orange blazes.   The trailhead can be found at the western edge of the parking lot.  In the future, hiking trails will link to the adjacent Plainsboro Preserve.

Restrooms, picnic tables and a playground can be found at nearby Rowland Park.  Environmental education programs and interpretive information can be found at the Plainsboro Preserve.


For your safety—please stay on the marked trails.

 


DIRECTONS:  from Route 130

  • Take Route 130 to Friendship Road
  • Turn left onto Broadway Road
  • Take first right turn onto Rowland Road
  • Parking area is on the right