The name "Uplands" pertains to the geographical area located along the eastern rim of the Hunterdon Plateau. Totaling 101 acres, Uplands reaches 500 feet in elevation. The reserve consists of steep slopes, open fields, and hardwood forests. The Walnut Brook meanders through the property.
The reserve, originally a farm and estate (called "Uplands Farm"), was purchased in 1931 by George Knowles Large, a prominent prosecutor and judge. Large's notoriety came in 1934 as part of the prosecutor's staff for the Lindbergh Kidnapping Trial. The Lindberghs stayed at the farm during part of the trial to avoid the media. After Judge Large's death in 1958, the property changed hands until the County acquired it in 1986.
Easy/Moderate 2 hr hike.