Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center

190 Lord Stirling Rd.
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920- Map It
(908) 766-2489

AAA Editor Notes

Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center is off I-287 exit 30A, 3 mi. s. on Maple Ave., then 1 mi. e. to 190 Lord Stirling Rd. The center is on a 450-acre tract of the Great Swamp Basin. The interpretive building, one of the country's first public buildings to be heated and cooled by solar power in the late 1970s, offers a library, exhibit areas and nature programs. The sanctuary has nature trails, boardwalks, observation towers and blinds that allow visitors to view native wildlife. Note: Pets, horses, bicycles and motorized vehicles are prohibited on the nature trails. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
Free.
Hours: Education center daily 9-5. Trails daily dawn-dusk. Closed most holidays; phone for schedule.