Troy Meadows

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Troy Meadows
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Map showing the location of Troy Meadows
Map showing the location of Troy Meadows
Location Morris County, New Jersey
Nearest city Parsippany-Troy Hills
Coordinates 40°50′46″N 74°22′45″W / 40.84603°N 74.37928°W / 40.84603; -74.37928Coordinates: 40°50′46″N 74°22′45″W / 40.84603°N 74.37928°W / 40.84603; -74.37928
Area 3,100 acres (1,300 ha)
Designated 1967

Troy Meadows is a 3,100-acre (1,300 ha) nature preserve in Parsippany-Troy Hills, Morris County, New Jersey. Along with the Great Swamp, it is one of the remnants of Glacial Lake Passaic. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1967.[1] It is the largest freshwater marsh in New Jersey, the Whippany River goes through the swamp before connecting with the Rockaway River.[2] It is part of the Northeastern coastal forests ecoregion.[3]

The marsh is owned by Wildlife Preserves and the State of New Jersey.[4] Inside the marsh, there is a two mile boardwalk.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Troy Meadows National Natural Landmark". May 4, 2011. National Park Service. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Branson, Ken. "A Stealth River in Morris County". njskylands.com. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Olson, D. M, E. Dinerstein et al. (2001). "Terrestrial Ecoregions of the World: A New Map of Life on Earth". BioScience 51 (11): 933–938. doi:10.1641/0006-3568(2001)051[0933:TEOTWA]2.0.CO;2. 
  4. ^ "Troy Meadows". Wildlife Preserves. 
  5. ^ "Troy Meadows". nynjctbotany.org. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 

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