Visit Our Nature Centers Around NJ

New Jersey Audubon Visitor Centers

The New Jersey Audubon Bird Sanctuary has staffed visitor centers that are open to the public, marked and maintained hiking trails and expert staff that you can ask questions about the center and wildlife in and around the center.  Don’t forget to browse our nature *stores for that perfect gift ranging from optics, bird seed, bird houses and so much more.

  • centers have natures stores and/or clean public facilities unless noted

Cape May Bird Observatory – Northwood Center
Cape May, NJ

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Founded in 1976 by New Jersey Audubon, the Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO) is a leader in research, environmental education, bird conservation, and recreational birding activities.

Contact: 609-400-3868 or 609-246-3581

  • Nature Trails
  • Nature Store / Optics
  • Center Programs

Lorrimer Nature Sanctuary
Franklin Lakes, NJ

Lorrimer is a 14 acre nature sanctuary that was bequeathed to the New Jersey Audubon by Ms. Lucine L. Lorrimer in 1956. The main house, parts of which date back to the late 1700’s, is the present visitors’ center and Sanctuary office

Contact: 908-481-4090

  • Nature Trails
  • Nature Store / Optics / Bird Seed
  • Center Programs
  • Facilities

Nature Center of Cape May
Cape May, NJ

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The Nature Center of Cape May was founded in 1992, with the twin goals of creating a responsible stewardship program for open space surrounding Cape May Harbor and providing environmental education for people of all ages. The Center’s focus on “hands-on” activities reflects a philosophy of personal responsibility for education.

Contact: 609-427-3045

  • Nature Trails
  • Nature Store
  • Center Programs
  • Facilities

Plainsboro Preserve
Plainsboro, NJ

The Plainsboro Preserve is a nature sanctuary in collaboration with the Township of Plainsboro, the County of Middlesex, and New Jersey Audubon. Close to 1,000 acres of lands were preserved by the County of Middlesex and the Township of Plainsboro that supports a diversity of habitats and wildlife, with one of the largest lakes in the area.

Contact: 609-427-3052

  • Nature Trails
  • Nature Store / Bird seed
  • Center Programs
  • Facilities

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary
Bernardsville, NJ

The Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, located in Bernardsville, Basking Ridge, and Harding Township, NJ, has its beginnings in the 1965 donation of 125 acres by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Scherman to New Jersey Audubon.  With additional land donations over the years the wildlife sanctuary is now at 276 acres.

Contact: 908-396-7409

  • Nature Trails
  • Nature Store / Optics / Bird Seed
  • Center Programs
  • Facilities