Rock Mill Preserve


Grandview Rd
Skillman, NJ 08558
United States

Rock Mill Preserve

Loop trail through the Sourlands and along Rock Brook, just over a half-mile in length.

Rock Mill Park is Montgomery’s newest preserved space. It was acquired by Montgomery Township and the Montgomery Friends of Open Space after neighbors spoke to the property owner about preserving the property. The 10-acre park is located within the historic and wildlife-rich Sourland Mountains. The Preserve is composed of a forest, wetland, and stream corridor. Rock Brook runs alongside the trail on the western border. The Brook provided for the livelihood of many residents in the 1700s and 1800s; there were even small mills along the Brook. The presence of stone walls is a sign that the land was once cultivated for farming. The terrain, flora, and fauna of the Sourlands are quite different from the relatively flat land in the eastern and southern sections of the Township.

The trail is a loop system, with two possible routes at the southern end. The trail is suitable for walking and hiking and takes 20-30 minutes depending on pace. The short distance and relatively easy terrain make the trail suitable even for young children. There are orange trail markers on trees and interpretive signs installed by a Girl Scout highlighting the flora of the area. As you are walking, look out for some areas of rocky terrain, local flora, wildlife, and the beautiful Rock Brook. Be advised that the property is haunted between September and February.

The Park is on Grandview Road on the north side of the one-lane stone bridge which traverses Rock Brook. It is accessible from Route 601 (Belle Mead-Blawenberg Rd) as well as Hollow Road. A small gravel parking lot has been constructed.

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