Mount Holly Marsh Preserve Trails

7.92 Miles

Trail Description

Hike the wide path along Mountain Creek for a half-mile to view the wetland on one side and the upland forest on the other. Other trails in the area can be viewed on a map in the parking area. Fishing is permitted along Mountain Creek. Hunting is restricted to the more than 700 acres of upland wooded preserve where wild turkey and white-tailed deer thrive. Pick blueberries along the dry upland slopes. A ridge top dominated by chestnut oak and pitch pine with an under story of blueberry, huckleberry and mountain laurel. A rich seepage swamp surrounded by red maple, black ash, spicebush, winterberry, poison sumac, and holly. Spotted, painted, wood, snapping and stinkpot turtles. Northern copperhead snakes. Water-dependent minks and muskrats. Birds including Canada geese, mallards, wood ducks, great blue herons, belted kingfishers, green-backed herons and American woodcock. Rare species, including glade spurge, golden club, horned pondweed and buckthorn.

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