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Tamarack Hollow Preserve

Location:

Hillcrest Ave & Albrecht Lane, East Brunswick

 

 

Acreage:

232 Acres

 

 

Facilities:

Parking area, hiking trails

Tamarack Hollow Trail Map (Adobe PDF)

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.

Additionally, the proximity of the Tamarack Hollow Preserve to existing parkland at the Ireland Brook Conservation Area and Davidson Mill Pond Park form a green-belt in East and South Brunswick of over 1500-acres.    

 

DIRECTIONS:

Route 1/Route 130

  • Follow Route 130 South to Old Georges Road (County Route 695 South)
  • Turn left onto Church Lane and follow to the traffic light at Riva Ave
  • Turn left onto Riva Ave and follow approx. ½ mile
  • Turn right onto Henry Street (across from Lakeview Day Camp)
  • Make first right onto Hillcrest Avenue and follow to the end
  • Turn left down the driveway

From Route 18

  • Follow Route 18 South to Cranbury Road (County Route 535 South)
  • Follow CR 535 south for approximately 1 mile, turn right onto Dunhams Corner Rd
  • Turn right onto Church Lane and follow to the traffic light at Riva Ave
  • Turn right onto Riva Ave and follow approx. ½ mile
  • Turn right onto Henry Street (across from Lakeview Day Camp)
  • Make first right onto Hillcrest Avenue and follow to the end
  • Turn left down the driveway

From Route 287

  • Take exit for Route 1 south
  • Follow directions from Route 1/Route 130 above

NJ Turnpike

  • Take Exit 9 (New Brunswick)
  • Follow Route 18 North to Route 1 South
  • Continue on Route 1 South to Route 130
  • Follow directions from Route 1/Route 130 above