Park Advisory - All park events and picnics are currently suspended until April 30, 2020. Parks and open space will remain open to the public for passive recreation, including roads, parking areas, trails, lakes and other open space areas. However, restrooms, comfort stations, playgrounds, dog parks, basketball and tennis courts, the flying field, and similar facilities are closed until further notice in order to protect public health and safety. We ask that the public practice social distancing and refrain from large groups while enjoying our parks and open spaces.
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.