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Part of the South Branch Reservation

Division of Parks and Recreation
PO Box 2900, Flemington, NJ 08822-2900
1020 State Route 31, Lebanon, NJ 08833
Phone: 908-782-1158 * Fax: 908-806-4057

OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8am to 4:30pm

Wings Section - Part of the South Branch Reservation - Guide and Trail Map



The Wings Section is named after the prior owners of the property, William and Mary Ann Wing. William and his brother, Walter, farmed on 16 acres of the parcel. Operating under the name of Wilwal Inc., they sold their produce to immigrants in New York City and the surrounding area.

The county acquired most of this land in 1975 as part of the South Branch Reservation. Today, the reservation totals over 1000 acres. Besides providing recreational opportunities, the reservation helps to preserve the watershed along the South Branch of the Raritan River and provides wildlife habitat.

The Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Division is dedicated to preserving open space and natural resources, providing safe parks and facilities, and offering educational and recreational opportunities, all contributing to an enhanced quality of life for present and future generations.

Acreage 90
Meeting Room NO
Mountain Biking YES


Canoe Access NO
Cross County Skiing NO
Fishing YES
Fitness Trail NO
Gardens NO
Hiking/Nature Trails YES
Horseshoe Court NO
Horse Trails YES
Hunting YES
Information Boards NO
Nature Study YES
Picnic Pavilions NO
Picnic Sites NO
Playground NO
Restrooms NO
Scenic Vistas NO
Sledding Area NO
Soccer & Baseball/Softball Fields NO
Visitor Center NO
Gazebo NO
Parking YES
Reservable Facility NO

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Location: The Wings Section is located on Deer Path Road in Readington Township. The park is opened from sunrise to sunset. No restroom facilities are available.

Directions from the Flemington Area: Take Route 31 north past the Hunterdon Medical Center. Immediately after crossing the bridge over the South Branch of the Raritan River, turn right onto Deer Path Road. Proceed to the first sharp bend to the left. Only roadside parking is available; please do not block the gate.

Directions from the Clinton Area: Take Route 31 south past the Hunterdon County Parks Division headquarters. After passing West Woodschurch Road, take the next left onto Deer Path Road and proceed as above.

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Adjacent to the South Branch of the Raritan River, Wings offers access to the river’s edge for fishing. The river is stocked with Rainbow, Brook, and Brown Trout. A state fishing license with a trout stamp must be displayed.

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In order to control the population of deer on park property, hunting is permitted. Hunters must obtain a special permit issued by the Parks Division to be able to hunt on the preserve. Visitors during hunting season are strongly encouraged to wear blaze orange or confine visits to Sundays. See additional information on the Hunterdon County Park System Controlled Hunting Program.

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The Wings trail system offers moderate hiking along the Raritan River. There are several access points on the trail that lead to the river’s edge. Please note that mountain bikers and horseback riders share the trail.


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