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Nulelìntàm èli paan (Lenape, ‘I am glad because you came’)

The Abbott Marshlands are situated in Lenapehoking, the traditional and ancestral homeland of the Lenape.  We pay respect to the Lenape, past present and future, and to their continuing cultural heritage and connection with this homeland.

The Marshlands include over 3000 acres of open space in central New Jersey adjacent to the Delaware River between Trenton and Bordentown. Their diverse habitats – freshwater tidal and non-tidal marshes and swamps, ponds, and woodlands – are home to many kinds of plants and animals.

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The Tulpehaking Nature Center is now open on weekends! 

Stop by  – Say Hello – Visit our Wisdom of Trees Photo Exhibit!

tulpehaking nature center

Saturday Hours – 10 AM – 4 PM

Sunday Hours – 1 PM – 4 PM



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Nulelìntàm èli paan (Lenape, ‘I am glad because you came’)

The Abbott Marshlands provide many opportunities for nature study, recreation, and quiet reflection.  There are trails for hiking, some for biking, and there are picnic tables in several locations.  Check out “Things to Do” for your favorite activity and don’t forget to check our calendar of events, and see exhibits and programs at the Tulpehaking Nature Center.  

Abbott Farm National Historic Landmark

The Marsh is named for the Abbott Farm National Historical Landmark, a federal designation recognizing its importance of one of the most significant archeological sites on the east coast.  In the late 19th century, Charles Conrad Abbott, a writer, naturalist, and amateur archeologist drew the attention of the world to Marshlands through his collecting of artifacts and writings speculating on the antiquity of man in the new world.

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