Hamilton Township, Atlantic County
This completely forested tract includes pitch pine dominated
lowlands and uplands. Scrub oak and mountain laurel add to the
composition of the forest. This area had once been associated
with the brick manufacturing facility adjacent to the property.
That facility, recognized locally by its landmark brink chimneys
seen along Route 40 east of Mays Landing, later used its brick
kiln ovens for manufacturing charcoal. Long since abandoned, the
facility and its kiln chimneys are being converted to commercial
development. Fortunately these acres will be forever protected
as open space.
Public Access and Uses:
The site is adjacent to Hamilton Township recreation fields and
other township open space. The Atlantic County Bikeway is planned
to pass though this site, following route 40. The property has
minimal frontage along Route 40. Access is also available though
the adjacent Hamilton Township recreation fields. No maintained
hiking trails are available. In the future, visitors will be able
to utilize the Atlantic County Bikeway to view areas of the Preserve.
The Trust allows registration
for deer hunting at this preserve.