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Bow hunting is in season. Too many white-tailed deer in our community have led to hazards, including automobile accidents and Lyme disease. Their overgrazing causes damage to residential landscapes, crop losses for farmers, and ecological degradation of meadows and forests.
Unauthorized hunting is prohibited.
The Watershed Reserve offers free access to more than 10 miles of hiking trails that are open from dawn to dusk throughout the year including a half-mile accessible boardwalk that is currently under construction, a segment of the Lawrence-Hopewell Trail (LHT), and a 2,000-foot LHT-link trail made of porous asphalt that connects to our main driveway.
Our trails explore wetlands, forests, meadows, streams, an organic farm, and the four-acre Wargo Pond, which support the Watershed Reserve’s vibrant and diverse community of animals and plants. Some of the oldest trees in central New Jersey are found here, as well as fox, coyote, weasel, and flying squirrel. Birders will enjoy looking out for osprey, bobolink, Coopers hawk, red-shouldered hawk, or any of six species of owl that frequent the reserve.