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

An oasis of natural beauty, the Abbott Marshlands are a unique urban natural area rich with natural and historical significance.

They include the northernmost tidal freshwater wetland on the Delaware River and provide diverse habitats for many species of birds, plants, mammals, amphibians and reptiles, including a number that are threatened or endangered. The Marshlands encompass tidal and non-tidal marshes, forested swamps, and upland forests. Ponds, creeks, the Delaware and Raritan Canal, and the Delaware River are all part of this diverse landscape.

The wetlands are as environmentally productive as a tropical rainforest. In addition to providing habitat for wildlife, they perform the essential services of containing floodwaters, recharging groundwater, and removing pollutants from the air and water.

The Marshlands have a rich cultural history. Native American artifacts dating back 13,000 years have been uncovered within its boundaries. The Abbott Farm National Historic Landmark and the Watson House, the oldest structure in Mercer County, are located here, and Joseph Bonaparte lived at Point Breeze near Bordentown.

Located on the western edge of central New Jersey, and bordered on the west by the Delaware River, the Marshlands are surrounded by Trenton, Hamilton Township, Bordentown Township, and Bordentown City. Getting There

Acknowledgements and Copyrights:

This site is made possible by support from D&R Greenway Land Trust, Friends for the Marsh members, Roma Bank, and volunteers who provided their time, expertise and energy.

Photographs and the Marsh logo are copyrighted by their makers and their use for purposes other than this website requires permission.

Photographs on the home page are:
North Marsh in Autumn by Jeff Worthington
Swamp at Sturgeon Pond by Mary Allessio Leck
'Kiss Me' (Green Frog) by Jonathan Michalik
Marsh Panorama by Jeff Worthington
Blue Dasher Dragonfly by Mary Anne Borge

The Marsh logo was designed by Ann Hoffenberg.