Milltown Road Preserve
Milltown Road, Kingwood Township, Hunterdon County, NJ


Milltown Road, a short distance west past the bridge over Lockatong Creek. There are some wildlife management area signs on the left side of the road. There are some places where a person can park along the road. 

Not far from the preserve are the Lockatong Wildlife Management Area and Stewardship Forest. 


Some basalt (?) cliffs near the bridge. 


The land, which was previously purchased by a developer and subdivided, was on the brink of development. The Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance (HLTA) acted quickly and, after countless meetings with the owner and with the State Green Acres program, brought about a successful transaction whereby the State purchased the property and HLTA monitors it.  

The HLTA has a project area that follows the Lockatong Creek and we are actively attempting to protect other properties along this important resource.


The Lockatong Creek borders the property.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
* = date plants found in bloom, 5/08/04; very brief visit


Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Carpinus caroliniana (musclewood)
Carya ovata (shagbark hickory)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood) *
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree)
Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Tilia americana (American basswood)

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle) *

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Smilax rotundifolia (round-leaved greenbrier)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis sp. (fox grape)
Wisteria sp. (wisteria, white)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) *
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Amphicarpaea bracteata (hog peanut)
Aquilegia canadensis (columbine) *
Arisaema triphyllum (jack in the pulpit)
Cardamine concatenata (cut leaved toothwort)
Cimicifuga racemosa (bugbane)
Claytonia virginica (spring beauty) *
Erythronium americanum (trout lily)
Geranium maculatum (wild geranium) *
Hydrophyllum virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)
Lysimachia ciliata (fringed loosestrife)
Polygonatum biflorum (smooth true Solomon's seal) * soon
Prenanthes altissima (tall white lettuce)
Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved crowfoot) *
Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)
Sanicula sp. (sanicle)
Smilacina racemosa (false Solomon's seal)
Taraxacum officinale (dandelion) *
Viola cucullata (marsh blue violet) *
Zizia aurea (golden alexanders) *

Microstegium vimineum (Japanese stilt grass)

Ferns and Fern Allies:
Dryopteris marginalis (marginal woodfern)
Polypodium sp. (rock cap fern) 
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)