Teetertown Preserve

Park Overview:

Trails and a nature center in one of the most significant natural areas in Hunterdon County.

Trail Uses:Hiking, Mountain biking, Bridle path, X-C skiing
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:
Park Acreage:539 acres
City/County/
State:
Lebanon
Township/Hunterdon/NJ
Park Description:

Named after John Teeter, the builder of a nearby mill complex [c. 1810], the 539-acre Teetertown Preserve (formely known as Teetertown Ravine Nature Preserve) is one of the most significant natural areas in Hunterdon County.  A narrow dirt road surrounded by dense woods leads into a ravine along a twisting stream, with its waters cascading over rocks.  The steep sides of the ravine, with its large boulders and rock outcroppings, contribute to the sense of solitude.

The Mountain Farm section of the preserve has two ponds and several fields. It also contains a stone farmhouse built in 1818.  The park visitor center offers educational nature films.

The 233-acre Crystal Springs section is comprised of mature forest, active farmland, meadows, ponds, and the headwaters of the Spruce Run Creek in Hunterdon County.  A connector trail links up with the rest of the Preserve.

Trails Overview:

The preserve offers several miles of blazed trails, individually ranging from 0.6 to one mile.  All are open to hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross-county skiing - except the blue trail which is for hiking only.  Wilderness campsites are available on the Red Trail.

Trails in the Crystal Springs section are for hiking only.  For trail map and trail descriptions click on the preserve's web page in Contact Information below, follow the "Park Brochures and Maps" link to the park [Teetertown Ravine Nature Preserve is #2] 

Directions:

Teetertown Ravine is located in Lebanon Township. There are two parking areas at the Mountain Farm Section, and pull- offs for parking along Hollow Brook Road.  For driving directions click on the preserve's web page in Contact Information below, follow the "Park Brochures and Maps" link to the park [Teetertown Ravine Nature Preserve is #2] 

Contact Information:Hunterdon County Department of Parks and Recreation
908-782-1158
Region:Central Jersey
Fees:None