Trail Guides
Cumberland Pond, Peaslee Wildlife Management Area

Route 49, South Millville, NJ
Phone: (609) 984-0547

OWNER:  NJ Department of Environmental Protection

DIRECTIONS:  Turn Left out of Willow Oak onto CR 540/Landis Ave. Continue along Landis for 1.6 miles and turn Right onto CR 671/Union Rd. Follow Union Rd. for 7.8 miles through several Stop signs and blinking lights to its end at Route 49. Turn Left onto Route 49, and in less than 1/10th of a mile, turn Left into the Cumberland Pond parking area.   Map
ACCESS AND PARKING:  Open daily from dawn to dusk. Parking area on site.

SITE DESCRIPTION:  Cumberland Pond is a good point from which to begin exploring the vast Peaslee Wildlife Management Area (see next site). A popular spot for fishing and paddling, Cumberland Pond’s open water attracts a variety of herons, egrets and Osprey. During warmer months, Tree Swallows and Barn Swallows dart above the water seeking their insect prey. An Atlantic white cedar bog lies on the other side of the pond, which is a wonderful habitat in which to find certain rare and plant-specific butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies. And keep an eye out for bats as evening approaches. In fall and winter, this site is a good location from which to scan for wintering raptors such as Red-tailed Hawk and Bald Eagle.

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