NJ Preserves 213 scenic acres in Hunterdon County

Date: 
10/14/2009
Source: 
New Jersey Newsroom.com

 

New Jersey has preserved a 213-acre scenic property overlooking the Delaware River in West Amwell, Hunterdon County.

The Department of Environmental Protection's Green Acres program purchased the Goat Hill Overlook property for $4.5 million from Constructural Dynamics Inc. of Fairless Hills, Pa. The company acquired Goat Hill Overlook from the Boy Scouts in 1983 and originally intended to use the land for mining operations. That plan was later changed in favor of constructing of residential development.

In addition to views of the Delaware River, the property features a prominent rock, known as Washington Rock. The site also offers miles of hiking trails and contains a variety of wildlife and plant species.