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Mill Pond Road

Mill Pond Road, Lower Alloways Creek Township, NJ
Phone: (609) 785-0455

OWNER:  NJ Department of Environmental Protection

DIRECTIONS:  Turn Right out of Wildlife Management Area onto Maskell’s Mill Rd. After 1/2 mile, turn Right onto CR 654/Cross Rd. After 0.2 miles, turn Right onto Mill Pond Rd. and follow to end.   Map
ACCESS AND PARKING:  Open daily from dawn to dusk. Small parking area at each end of the road.

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SITE DESCRIPTION:  Mill Pond Rd. is a short drive with great potential for the unexpected. The 1.5 mile dirt road is tucked away in the southeastern portion of Salem County and leads visitors through a variety of upland habitats. Red-eyed Vireo and Carolina Wren are often heard in the deciduous oak-pine forest, and glimpses of the charismatic Scarlet Tanager may be offered to visitors with a sharp eye. Osprey nest on the high-tension towers in the right-of-way tracts near Jericho Rd., and Indigo Bunting and Orchard Oriole are seen in the shrub habitat along the way. The cultivated farm fields along Mill Pond Rd. are good for viewing white-tail deer, Wild Turkey, and Eastern Bluebird. Mill Pond Rd. also leads visitors to a picturesque wooden bridge over Maskell’s Mill Pond, where wildlife watchers often see waterfowl in the winter and basking turtles in the summer. Visitors can either park at the head of the road where it connects to Jericho Rd. and walk the length of Mill Pond Rd., or they can drive slowly along, alert to sound and movement.

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