Protecting one of the higher mountaintops along the ridge of Pohatcong Mountain, Buttermilk Bridge Preserve is a heavily wooded tract of mixed hardwood forest. Though boulder size rocks cover the hillside ground, old stone walls attest to the site's agricultural past. Today the rich forest habitat yields a wonderful variety of spring wildflowers including the state endangered Seneca snake root, a delicate flower of woodlands. To help protect important habitats, the Trust has identified a Project Area surrounding the core preserved area where it continues to acquire new conservation lands. Protected areas provide views over the Pohatcong Valley and a particularly impressive field of massive boulder rocks, which might make a great denning site for a bobcat or a black bear.
The property has frontage along Buttermilk Bridge Road. Minimal pull-off parking is available. No hiking trails are provided at this time. Please note that several private drives and roadways are not intended for public use or access. Due to safety zone setbacks, no hunting is permitted at this time.