Montgomery and Hillsborough Townships are known for their beautiful open spaces — in particular, the Sourland Mountain Preserve, a beautiful expanse of parkland and wildlife that provides an ideal background for connecting with the rhythms of nature.

As of this past summer, Montgomery has yet more open space to add to its natural splendor. Located in Belle Mead, the new tract of land, known as the Skillman/Hillmont property, was purchased in May, adding 13.5 acres of protected land surrounding Lubas Park. This comes in addition to the over-600 acres of additional open space that’s been preserved by the township in the past number of years, making Montgomery a leader in nature preservation in the area.

It may be cold outside, but it’s still a beautiful time to take in the wonders of Sourland Mountain Preserve. Layer up, take a walk in Sourland and take in the brisk winter air. Your body — and mind — will thank you. rental apartments available for lease in Belle Mead include Pike Run Meadows and Pike Run Village. Other nearby apts and homes for rent include listings at Beekman Gardens, New Center Greens, and Sunnymeade Run, all located in Hillsborough. Use’s Apartment Locator to find the residence that’s right for you.