The Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of more than 548 wildlife refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System that is administered by the Department of the Interior’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The National Wildlife Refuge System is a network of lands and waters managed specifically for the protection of wildlife and its habitat. It represents the most comprehensive wildlife management program in the world.
The Great Swamp NWR is located in Morris County, New Jersey, about 26 miles west of Manhattan’s Times Square. The refuge was established by an act of Congress on November 3, 1960. It consists of 7,768 acres of varied habitats and over the years, the refuge has become a resting and feeding area for more than 244 species of birds. Fox, deer, muskrat, turtles, fish, frogs and a wide variety of wildflowers and plants also call the refuge “home”.
Raptor Trust 1390 White Bridge Road Millington, NJ 07946 908-647-2353The exact location (WGS84) of the RAPTOR TRUST is: 40°41’47.4” North Latitude 74°30’07.2” West Longitude
Leonard J. Soucy, Jr. D.Sc., founded this private, professionally staffed bird rehabilitation center and sanctuary. Dr. Soucy has a Federal license to take in and care for injured large birds. Outdoor aviaries open to the public 365 days a year. Volunteers needed.
The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum was founded in 1972. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to support and promote the development of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and other horticultural facilities of the Morris County Park Commission. Through our continuing commitment and volunteer efforts, we foster and develop public awareness, knowledge and enjoyment of horticulture and the natural world.
The Salt Box Museum, formerly called the Garrison/Dickinson/Genung House, has an interesting history unto itself. However, today it is a treasure trove of fascinating artifacts and memorabilia, some dating back to before the American Revolution. Free admission.
A private, nonprofit corporation, the Morris Museum’s mission is to elevate the cultural consciousness, excite the mind and enhance the quality of life by advancing the understanding and enjoyment of the visual and performing arts, natural and physical sciences and humanities through exhibitions, performances and educational programs in a welcoming, inclusive and creative environment that responsibly uses all museum resources, including stewardship of a permanent collection.
Established as a not-for-profit charitable organization, the USET Foundation’s role is to help provide funding for the High Performance competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America’s elite and developing athletes and horses in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.
The mission of the METC is to explore, present and interpret the history and lifeways of the everyday people of pre-industrial New Jersey through the collection, presentation and exhibition of hand tools, products and household objects.
The theatre is committed to rediscovering classic musicals and plays.The Paper Mill Playhouse is a leader in producing a wide range of plays, including World and American Premieres. The Paper Mill Playhouse was one of the first to begin the regional theatre movement in the United States.
The Mayo Center of Performing Arts, a non-profit organization offers a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. Many of the performers have international recognition.
2000 acres of undeveloped land for hiking and riding. East on I-78 to Exit 41. South on Plainfield Ave. 0.7 miles. Left on Valley Rd 4.4 miles. (The name changes to Skytop to Coles. It twists. Go straight through every intersection.) The Trailside Museum is open 1:00 to 5:00 PM daily.
State park facility with hiking trails, picnic facilities, panoramic view. From Millington, south on King George Road/Mt. Bethel Road to Warrenville. Left on Mountain Avenue 1.2 miles to Washington Rock Road on the right.
Branch Brook Park from US Route 280 in Newark to Mill Street in Belleville, New Jersey
Each spring, more than 4,000 cherry trees produce a panoply of blossoms – celebrated annually in a festival attracting many thousands of visitors from home and abroad. In fact, the park has the largest collection of Japanese flowering trees in one location in the United States.
Morristown National Historic Park was established in 1933, and is the FIRST national historic park in the United States. Gen. Washington lived at the Ford Mansion during the winters of 1777 and 1779. I-287 North to exit 36A. At the end of the ramp, get to the left lane. Park is on the left 0.1 miles.
More than 1600 wooded acres. Winter encampment of the Continental Army. Part of Morristown National Historical Park. Wick House is a restored and furnished farm house that served as military headquarters during the encampment. Cross country skiing allowed. From Millington, take Basking Ridge Road to Maple Avenue to Route 202. Cross Route 202 and follow Hardscrabble Road 2 miles to Jockey Hollow Road on the right.
Craftsman Farms, located in and owned by the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, is the former home of noted turn-of-the-century designer Gustav Stickley, a major proponent of the “Arts and Crafts” home building and furnishing. The log house, built in 1911, is one of the most significant landmarks of the American Arts and Crafts movement, and the site, which consists of 26 acres of the original 650-acre tract, has been designated a National Historic Landmark.