Highfields Preserve
Hopewell Township, Mercer County & East Amwell Township, Hunterdon County
NJNLT
  • Acres:
    445
  • Deer Hunting:
    Not Permitted
  • Map:
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Preserve Info

185 Acres - Conservation Easement
260 Acres - Fee Simple

The conservation easement was granted to the Trust by the New Jersey Department of Human Services (formerly Department of Corrections). This land is part of the Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh estate known as Highfields, a landscape of farm fields during Lindbergh’s heroic flight over the Atlantic Ocean in 1927. Today the area is re-grown into a hardwood forest of tulip poplar, oak and maples. Highfields is a key open space parcel within the Sourland Mountain region. Ornithologists are conducting studies of songbird habitats in successional forests around Highfields.

Public Access and Uses

Public access to the conservation easement land remains under the control of the Department of Human Services although there may be an opportunity in the future to construct trails on the property. Public access is currently available on the adjacent 37-acre property owned by the Trust. Hiking opportunities are also available on the adjacent Hunterdon County Sourland Mountain Reservation. Hunting is not permitted.

Highfields Preserve