The Abbott Marshlands are 3,000 acres of open space. The diverse habitats – freshwater tidal and non-tidal marshes and swamps, ponds, and woodlands – are home to many kinds of plants and animals. The tidal freshwater marshes found along Crosswicks Creek and Watson’s Creek are among the most productive ecosystems in the world, rivaling tropical rain forests in the amount of plant production each year
The rich natural history is complemented by an extraordinary cultural history, with evidence that Native Americans lived here 13,000 years ago. There are also connections to the Declaration of Independence, Revolutionary War, and the Civil War. Thomas Paine lived in Bordentown; Patience Wright, while living in London, was a spy; and Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, launched free schooling. Please see the links below for more information regarding this area.