West Oxford Mountain Natural Resource Area
Academy Street, Oxford, Warren County, NJ 908/475-6532


Heading south on Route 31 in Oxford, turn right onto Academy Street.  The area is located on the left of Academy Street just east of its intersection with Mine Hill Road (and across from the Oxford Emergency Squad on the right side of the road).


Unimproved hiking trails, overlook/viewing points

There is an old wagon road heading uphill from Mine Hill Road.  The area must have been mined because it is quite torn up in places.  There is a small pond with a crumbling, low concrete wall encircling it.  There is a stream along Mine Hill Road.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
* = plants in bloom, 4/19/2003

Acer negundo (box elder maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple) *
Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Fraxinus sp. (ash)
Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Ulmus sp. (elm) *

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Chimaphila maculata (striped wintergreen)
Lonicera sp. (probably morrowii) (honeysuckle)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush) *
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)

Euonymus fortunii (Fortune's euonymus)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis sp. (grape)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Anthriscus sylvestris (wild chervil)
Chrysosplenium americanum (golden saxifrage)
Erythronium americanum (trout lily)
Podophyllum peltatum (mayapple)
Pyrola elliptica (shinleaf)
Ranunculus ficaria (lesser celandine) * lots
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)
Taraxacum officinale (dandelion)
Tussilago farfara (coltsfoot ) *

Dryopteris marginalis (marginal woodfern)
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)