Places to Visit

Here are some places nearby that you may want to visit:

The Great Swamp

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”.



7 milesRaptor 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.
15  milesChimney Rock
Watch migrating birds.
20 milesWildcat Ridge RefugeThis is a great place to see migrating hawks in the spring and fall as they ride the thermals along the ridge top.
12 milesNJ Audubon Sanctuary
11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
One of seven Audubon sanctuaries in New Jersey. Maple Avenue through Basking Ridge. Cross Route 202 and follow the signs. Driving instructions on their website.
26 milesNJ Pheasant Farm
Route 629
Rockport, NJ
Watch the state’s Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife raise 42,000 pheasants per year. Driving instructions on their website.




45 milesPequest Trout Hatchery & Natural Resource Education Center
605 Pequest Rd.
Oxford, NJ 07863
Watch the state’s Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife raise 600,000 trout per year. Daily 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Route 46, 8 miles west of Hackettstown.




13 milesFrelinghuysen Arboretum
53 East Hanover Ave,
Morris Township
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.
22 milesWillowwood Arboretum
300 Longview Road
Chester, NJ
A 130 acre open-air arboretum operated by the Morris County Parks Commission. Call 973-326-7600 for more information.
14 milesLeonard J. Buck Gardens
Liberty Corner and Layton Roads, Far Hills
A series of landscaped alpine and woodland gardens situated in a 33-acre valley. Open to the public Monday-Saturday 10-4, Sunday noon-6. Group garden tours by appointment.
21 milesColonial Park Arboretum
East Millstone, Franklin Township
144-acre arboretum, site of Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden; fragrance and sensory garden. Operated by Somerset County Park Commission. Bridal garden on arboretum grounds next to parking lot H.
4 milesReeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Ave., Summit
Reeves-Reed Arboretum is located in Summit, New Jersey and has 13+ acres of landscaped lawns, gardens and woodlands.




0 milesSalt Box Museum
1350 Springfield Avenue
New Providence, NJ
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.
8 milesMorris Museum of Arts and Sciences
Normandy Heights Road
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.
12 milesGolf Museum
Far Hills,NJ
Displays trace the evolution of golf from its earliest antecedents to the present via a blend of historical displays and special audio-visual presentations.
15 milesEquestrian Center
Pottersville Rd., Gladstone, NJ 07934
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.
5 milesMuseum of Early Trades and Crafts
Main Street and Green Village Road
Madison, NJ 07940
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.
8 milesWhippany Railway Museum
Route 10, Whippany
East of I-287, on left
Dedicated to the preservation of New Jersey’s railroad heritage. Sundays only, April thru October, 12:00 Noon – 4:00 PM



7 milesPaper Mill Playhouse
Brookside Drive
Millburn, NJ 07041
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.
6 milesThe Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
This is New Jersey’s only professional theatre company dedicated to Shakespeare’s classic masterworks and one of the leading Shakespeare theatres in the nation.
8 milesMayo Center for the Performing Arts
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ
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.
18 milesNew Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center St
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 642-2002
An internationally acclaimed concert hall hosting top artists national and international artists and symphonies.



2 milesWatchung Reservation
Trailside Nature & Science Center
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.
7 milesWashington Rock
Rock Road, Green Brook
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.
12 milesBranch 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.




9 milesWashington’s Headquarters
Washington Place, Morristown
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.
8 milesJockey Hollow
Tempe Wick Road, Morristown
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.
15 milesCraftsman Farms
2352 Rt. 10-West, # 5, Morris Plains, NJ 07950
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.
10 milesHistoric SpeedwellIn 1838, Alfred Vail and Samuel F.B. Morse perfected the telegraph here. May-October Thurs & Sun: 1:00 – 5:00 PM.