In addition to providing much-needed habitat for a wide variety of wildlife, The Nature Conservancy's preserves in New Jersey are top-rated destinations for visitation. Whether you're looking to explore pristine forests, go birding alongside freshwater marshes, or conquer a mountain, our flagship preserves have you covered.
Located along the Atlantic Flyway, the 200-acre South Cape May Meadows Preserve is a haven for native and migratory birds, and a globally renowned paradise for birders. The varied landscape boasts dunes, fields, freshwater wetlands and a full mile of undeveloped, protected beach—a rarity on the heavily developed New Jersey shoreline—and wildlife viewing opportunities abound.
Johnsonburg Swamp Preserve is a 700+ acre preserve that protects a spectacular limestone forest and the glacier-formed Mud Pond, a scenic limestone wetland that supports rare plants, waterfowl and iconic mammals like black bear, fox and state-endangered bobcats. Four miles of trails wind through the pristine habitats, with constantly changing angles and views.
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The Nature Conservancy owns nearly 1,500 preserves covering more than 2.5 million acres across all 50 states. These lands protect wildlife and natural systems, serve as living laboratories for innovative science and connect people to the natural world.