Lookout platforms offer ideal locations to spot Bald Eagles!

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Harold N. Peek Preserve

S. 2nd Street
Millville, NJ 08332
Brian Johnson, Preserve Manager

Parking: Located near the intersection of S. 2nd Street and Columbine Ave.

The Harold N. Peek Preserve is a 256-acre property along the freshwater, tidal Maurice River. It is home to some of the healthiest wild rice marshes in southern New Jersey (which can be observed up close thanks to the 145-foot boardwalk that extends over the wetlands). Trails lead you through various habitats while lookout platforms offer opportunities to spot Bald Eagles and many other species.


trails More than 2 miles of easy unpaved trails
Birds Birds include Bald Eagle, Cooper’s Hawk, Great Horned Owl, and Tundra Swan; part of the Maurice River Corridor “Important Bird Area” (a National Audubon Society designation)
Woodlands Diverse ecological habitats, including white cedar swamp, hardwood swamp, chestnut oak upland, and pine barrens
Special Plants Many plant communities that have existed for thousands of years in this watershed, including the prehistoric “ground pine” that forms a six-inch evergreen carpet


Trail Map (also available at the parking lot kiosk)

ADA restrooms (generally available during business hours)

Visitors are requested to fill out a registration form available at the front gate

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For the birds…

Natural Lands Trust is participating in the World Series of Birding, the country’s premier bird-watching competition. This event has raised over $8,000,000 for bird conservation since its inception. Every dollar raised by our team will be used to protect and steward critical bird habitat at our New Jersey preserves.

We need your support! Please fill out and send us your completed Pledge Form today!