New Jersey



Forest Resource Education Center

95 Don Connor Blvd., Jackson, NJ 08527. 732-928-0987. Groups can hike themed nature trails or attend the Forest Products program: see the sawing of logs into lumber, and make maple syrup at the sugar shack. Scouts have a chance to earn badges at the FREC’s special events. Free/Fee.

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center

247 Southern Blvd., Chatham, NJ 07928. 973-635-6629. Offers a mixture of marshes, meadows, drywoods and brush-covered swamps supporting a wide variety of plant and animal life. (Also see Maple Sugaring.) Free/Suggested Donation.