Mill House Natural Area

Tewksbury Twp, Hunterdon County

About Mill House Natural Area

This 78-acre property consists of more than a mile of forested riparian habitat along the Black River.  The land is managed to protect and preserve the quality and quantity of ground and surface water resources and natural habitat. It is part of the Black River Greenway which stretches between Hunterdon, Morris and Somerset counties.  Originally preserved in 2005 when it was conveyed to the Lamington Conservancy and its partners by Millhouse Realty Associates LP, the property has been managed since 2007 by a partnership between Bedminster Township, the New Jersey Water Supply Authority and Raritan Headwaters Association. 

Plan Your Visit

The Mill House Natural Area runs along Black River Road just north of McCann Mill Road.  Pull-off parking is available along Black River Road.  For directions to the site from your location, follow this link.

Bedminster Township maintains hiking trails along the Black River where visitors can engage in passive recreation activities, including fishing.

RHA and Bedminster Township have established a deer management program for this property, which operates in accordance with State regulations.  Our Deer Management Program is active during the dates described by the regulations, beginning September 8, 2012 and ending February 16, 2013.  There is no hunting on Sundays.  Visitors should wear blaze orange when hiking on the trails during huntng season.

Trail Maps

There are no trail maps available for the Mill House Natural Area.

Volunteer Opportunities

Please contact Lauren Theis at for information about volunteer projects on this property.

Stewardship Activities

The stewardship program for this property includes deer management, trail maintenance and annual surveying.