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Harold N. Peek Preserve

S. 2nd Street
Millville, NJ 08332
Brian Johnson, Preserve Manager
856-825-9952

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.

Highlights

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

Amenities

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

Local weather

Millville, NJ
Today 10/25
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM EDT on October 24, 2014
Partly Cloudy
64°/45°
It is forcast to be Clear at 11:00 PM EDT on October 25, 2014
Clear
64°/54°

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For the birds…

Natural Lands Trust is proud to sponsor the Cumberland County Winter Eagle Festival.

Last year, staff and their family led walks in search of Bald Eagles and New Jersey’s special 2014 visitor, the Snowy Owl.

Stay tuned for the date of the 2015 festival.

Lookout platforms offer ideal locations to spot Bald Eagles!