Tall Pines State Preserve

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Tall Pines State Preserve
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Tall Pines State Preserve is located in New Jersey
Tall Pines State Preserve
Tall Pines State Preserve
Location in New Jersey
Tall Pines State Preserve is located in the United States
Tall Pines State Preserve
Tall Pines State Preserve
Location in United States
LocationDeptford Township, Mantua Township
Nearest townWenonah, New Jersey
Coordinates39°46′41″N 75°8′31″W / 39.77806°N 75.14194°W / 39.77806; -75.14194Coordinates: 39°46′41″N 75°8′31″W / 39.77806°N 75.14194°W / 39.77806; -75.14194[1]
Area110 acre
Opened2015
Owned byNew Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Operated byGloucester County
Hiking trails4 miles, asphalt/grass
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Tall Pines State Preserve is a 110-acre (45 ha) nature preserve in Gloucester County, New Jersey, that opened in November 2015. The first state park in Gloucester County, it is located on Bark Bridge Road in Deptford Township and the Sewell section of Mantua Township.[2]

The project was a cooperative effort of the South Jersey Land and Water Trust, the Friends of Tall Pines, Gloucester County Nature Club, and the New Jersey Green Acres Program.[2]

Overview[edit]

The preserve is open to walking, birdwatching, running, cycling, and picnics. The land serves as a natural filter for the local water supply.[2][clarification needed]

History[edit]

The land that became the Tall Pines State Preserve was covered by forest until the early 1950s, when it was developed into a golf course. In 2006, the property was sold to a development company, at which point funds were raised to buy it for the purposes of creating the preserve.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official website Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c d "Tall Pines State Preserve", Natural Awakenings: South Jersey Edition. Accessed May 19, 2016.