Little Woods on Rancocas Creek

Creek Road, north side, near Laurel Creek Boulevard

Fronting on the Rancocas Creek, this 11-acre mature beech woods is one of the most beautiful spots in Moorestown. The loop trail, blazed and maintained by STEM Natural Area Care volunteers, provides unexpected views. It is tempting to sit and linger on convenient fallen logs at the top of the hill overlooking the Rancocas Creek and enjoy the decidedly non-suburban environment. Some lucky visitors may glimpse one of the local bald eagles foraging for food. Access is by means of a path from Creek Road into the woods just west of the old landfill, now a composting center.The acquisition of this property, starting in 1989, occurred as a by-product of the Laurel Creek development and from a series of unpredictable but fortuitous events. The New Jersey Conservation Foundation holds a conservation easement on the property and oversees the conservation restrictions on it.