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: Hillcrest Ave & Albrecht Lane, East Brunswick
Acreage: 165 Acres
Facilities: Parking area, hiking trails
The Tamarack Hollow Preserve was saved through the cooperative efforts of the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Township of East Brunswick in August of 2007. The 232-acre tract had been approved for 57 single family homes and a sewerage treatment facility that could have discharged up to 16,800 gallons of treated wastewater per day into local streams.
Instead of this development, the land remains as a patchwork of heavily wooded forest mixed with farmland that continues to support local agriculture. The gentle rolling terrain and variety of plants and animals make the Tamarack Hollow Preserve a top choice for passive activities such as hiking, walking, bird watching and photography. With two miles of hiking trails, Tamarack Hollow is a great family destination during both summer and winter.