Sullivan Property

After extensive summer trail building, Sullivan Preserve is not open to the public nor accessible off of Fox Hill Road. This property's conservation, led by the Tewksbury Land Trust, represents a new trend in preserving adjoining properties, designed to expand and connect greater expanses of Tewksbury's bucolic settings. Comprised of 27.2 acres, Sullivan Preserve features a newly cleared walking path that will eventually connect with Palantine Road affording easy access to the adjacent Whitman Preserve, conserved in 2005.  Over the next several years, the Tewksbury Land Trust hopes to link Lance Preserve, Hill and Dale Preserve, Sullivan Preserve, and Whitman Preserve into an interconnecting pathway totaling over 235 acres. The Raritan Headwaters' Fox Hill Preserve lies to the east of these holdings, while Tewksbury Township's Hell Mountain Preserve constitutes another important connection to the west. Between the six properties, approximately 326 acres have been preserved. Each area serves as a prime hiking and horseback riding location, within miles of groomed trails, and highlighted by spectacular views of the Raritan River Basin.    

      If not for the concerted efforts of the Tewksbury Land Trust, along with other conservation groups, this bealutiful and valuable open land would be lost. The proximity of newer holdings to older acquisitions, such as Sullivan to Whitman, highlights how important two neighboring preserves can be to the natural environment.