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Plainsboro Preserve – A New Jersey Audubon Program Site
The Plainsboro Preserve is owned and managed by the Township of Plainsboro. New Jersey Audubon works collaboratively with the Township to offer a suite of programs for children, families, and adults.
Located on Scotts Corner Road in Plainsboro Township, the preserved 1,000 acres support a diversity of habitats and wildlife, with one of the largest lakes in the area. The Preserve is a natural jewel for residents and visitors to the area and an ecological legacy for future generations. There are environmental education programs, nature experiences, and recreational offerings throughout the seasons. The Rush Holt Environmental Center houses program space, a variety of exhibits, live animals and a reference library.
Enjoy over five miles of trails meandering through mature beech woods, wet meadows, and the shoreline of scenic 50-acre McCormack Lake. Walk the floodplain of Devil’s Brook in search of the more than 150 species of birds that call the Preserve home during the year. Plants on site consist of a diverse showing of spring wildflowers and include over ten species of rare or endangered plant species found sparingly elsewhere in the state.
For more information about the Preserve, days and hours of operation and trail map, please visit the Township of Plainsboro website