Frenchtown Borough Park
This 1-mile loop is great for hikers of all ages. Explore the historic millrace on the upper trail, then meander back along the beautiful Nishisakawick Creek. Park at Frenchtown Playground at Kingwood Ave and Creek Road. The trailhead begins across the suspension bridge.
This trail is part of a very intact, healthy ecosystem. Bald eagles and many other species of migratory and local birds hunt and breed here, and the creek and surrounding forest is an integral part of Frenchtown’s drinking water supply.
Several trails traverse the ravines, woods and fields of this 150-acre hidden treasure, which was preserved by the Hunterdon Land Trust in 2006. Explore the cedar and hardwood forests abundant with birds like pileated woodpeckers and owls; hike to farm fields to see breathtaking views of the Delaware River. Parking lot on Horseshoe Bend Road, just up from Route 12.
Download a trail guide and learn more about the Preserve at: https://hunterdonlandtrust.org/portfolio/frenchtown-preserve/
- Dogs on leashes are welcome on Frenchtown trails. Dogs can scare ground nesting birds, giving away their locations to predators.
- Keep our parks clean – carry in, carry out.
- As with all wilderness trails, hike at your own risk.
Volunteer – Protect our Frenchtown Treasures
We are always looking for volunteers to help maintain our trails. Please contact Jim Meade at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Brought to you by the Frenchtown Environmental Commission