Location: Creek Rd. in Moorestown, NJ
Eating area: Yes
Attractions: Hiking trails and boardwalks, viewing plaforms, butterly and hummingibird garden
Hours: open 7am to dusk
On a recent snooze cruise, I discovered Boundary Creek Park. It is literally maybe a ten minute drive from my house, so I still can't believe I hadn't seen or heard of this amazing park before. I was looking for a place to take the kids for a morning walk since they had gotten up so early and wanted to play outside. Not wanting to upset the neighbors with their early morning screaming, I packed up the kids, their bikes, and Grandmom, and headed to Boundary Creek.
|The kids riding their bikes on the trails|
|Overlook shaded pavilion with pond|
Anyways, just a short distance from the parking area, are the trails. The Trails is set up like a double circle, one that goes to the right and one that goes to the left. We started on the right, and found lots of lush and colorful vegetation, tons of birds singing, and numerous colorful insects. The fields are full of milkweed plants, so look closely under the leaves and you could be looking for Monarch Butterfly caterpillars, chrysalis, and butterflies soon. Also, on the right hand side is the pavilion overlooking the pond filled with fish and frogs. This would also be a great place for a snack! It is covered too, so it would protect from the sun. Speaking of the sun, the trails do take you into some shaded forest areas, but also into lots of field areas so bring a water bottle, sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats to for protection.
|One of several boardwalk trails and viewing areas|
If you take the trail to the left you will be lead to the Rancocas Creek observation platform which is beautiful. It was so quiet, with wildlife everywhere. They even provide non coin operated binoculars so you can see the creek wildlife up close.
|Just some of the beautiful scenery|
|Beautiful coneflowers that were attracting butterflies|