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​A stepping stone path on one of the trails created by the Youth Conservation Corps on the trail in Scotts Corner Conservation Area.

Location:  50 Rowland Road, South Brunswick
Size:  159 Acres
Facilities:  Hiking Trail,  Parking Area

Restrooms, picnic tables and a playground can be found at nearby Rowland Park.  Environmental education programs and interpretive information can be found at the Plainsboro Preserve.
For your safety—please stay on the marked trails.
Scotts Corner Conservation Area is a small portion of a large tract of preserved land in South Brunswick and Plainsboro Township.  Middlesex County began acquiring the farmland from the Boyko  Family in 2003.  Here you will find more than 150 acres of wet meadows, shrublands, and forests dominated by beech and maple trees.  These habitats offer outstanding protection for a diversity of  wildlife—including songbirds, small mammals and a wealth of insects.

In spring, look for migrating songbirds in the forest and listen for calling amphibians in the wetlands.  Search for beautiful fall wildflowers in late summer and early autumn.

Currently there is a 1/2 mile loop trail for hikers to enjoy.  The trail is marked with orange blazes.   The trailhead can be found at the western edge of the parking lot.  In the future, hiking trails will link to the adjacent Plainsboro Preserve.

Office of Parks and Recreation
1030 River Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Mailing Address:
PO BOX 661
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Phone - (732) 745-3900
Fax - (732) 745-8209
Monday through Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm 

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