- All Middlesex County Parks and Open Spaces are open from sunrise to sunset with strict social distancing requirements. Pursuant to Executive Order 204, effective Monday, December 7, 2020 until further notice, the gathering limit for all outdoor activities is limited to 25 individuals. The Parks Administration Building is closed to the public until further notice. Park visitors are to practice social distancing and are strongly encouraged to wear a mask while enjoying our parks and open spaces.
***2021 PICNIC RESERVATIONS***
Due to Covid-19 concerns, picnic reservations for 2021 will not take place in person or by phone on January 4, 2021. Opening day of reservations is tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 1, 2021. Information regarding the 2021 reservations process will be on our website in mid-February. If you have any questions, please visit the picnic reservation page
or call our reservation office at 732-745-3900.
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.