Wantage Township, Sussex County
The small Quarryville Brook flows through this wooded property.
Years ago the site was active farm and pasture land. A small farm
pond created long ago still proves to be a productive fishing
hole. Little green heron and great blue heron fish here as well.
The upland forests were planned for a housing development, and
some land clearing and road grading had begun. Since being acquired
by the Green Acres Program, the forests have reestablished. Young
sugar maples, gray birch and red oaks have sprouted and offer
brushy habitat ideal for yellow-throated warbler and red-eyed
vireo. Old stone walls follow historic farm lanes lined with mature
sugar maple trees. These make handy foot trails for visitors.
Much of the site is part of an extensive red maple swamp.
Public Access and Uses:
Best accessed from Born Road which leads to an adjacent Wantage
Township recreation ballpark. No maintained hiking trails are
provided. The Trust allows registration
for deer hunting at this preserve.