Trail Guides

With seemingly endless patches of farmland peppered with healthy stretches of forest, the northern reaches of Burlington County hold more than a few surprises for the curious naturalist. Historic Smithville Park starts the Fertile Floodplains trail with a bang, boasting features such as a floating boardwalk trail and fascinating ruins. From here, visit pristine natural areas in the headwaters of the Rancocas Creek, including New Jersey Audubon’s Rancocas Nature Center, a hub of wildlife programming and helpful information. Next, bounce along the Delaware River and enjoy unique overlooks in Delanco, Burlington, and Florence, which is a popular stop for birders seeking rare gulls. Finally, enjoy the rural landscape on your way to Bright View Farms, where the ebullient songs of grassland birds are your prize at the finish line.

1::Historic Smithville Park
2::Lumberton Nature Trail
3::Long Bridge Park
4::New Jersey Audubon - Rancocas Nature Center
5::Pennington Park and Rancocas Greenway
6::Zurbrugg Riverfront Park
7::Assiscunk Creek Park
8::H. Kenneth Wilkie Memorial Park
9::Crystal Lake Park
10::Bright View Farm