Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve is home to Raritan Headwaters Association. A former dairy farm, the 170-acre property now serves as a living classroom. Habitat restoration projects and scientific studies are underway to support native flora and fauna, including a number of threatened and endangered species.
Visitors to Fairview Farm will find five miles of hiking trails through fields and woods, a scenic pond with a fishing dock, a colorful bird and butterfly garden, two rain gardens and a restored 1800s barn complex. Hikers, birders, artists, dog walkers, photographers, school groups, catch-and-release fisherman and other daily visitors experience nature’s beauty at Fairview Farm, which is open to the public every day from dawn to dusk. The preserve hosts summer nature day camps, an Old Fashioned Country Fair each October, and family-oriented programs throughout the year. Check out our calendar of events! Volunteers regularly help with stewardship projects aimed at habitat restoration to support native species. Learn more about volunteering here.
Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve is owned and managed by Raritan Headwaters. Stewardship of the trails, gardens, buildings and wildlife habitats are all funded by voluntary donations. Learn how you can support this special place.
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