Lorrimer Sanctuary was bequeathed to the New Jersey Audubon Society 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.

The visitors’ center has an exhibit and lecture room, winter bird feeding station, interpretive displays, hands-on exhibits, and a gift shop, the proceeds of which benefit the Sanctuary. There is a self-guiding trail system that winds through the 14 acres of land. Much of the acreage is second-growth woods (mostly oak, maple, ash, and beech); and small stands of planted evergreens. The trails are open during Sanctuary hours.

As this is a wildlife sanctuary, all plants and animals are protected — they may not be harmed, harassed or removed.

While you are here please visit the Center, walk the trails, and browse through the gift/book shop.


Wednesday – Saturday
10am – 4pm

Check our Facebook page for any last minute announcements

Center upcoming events

Fri 13

Wreath Making and Native Evergreen ID

December 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Sat 21

Winter Solstice Celebration

December 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Jan 11

Summer Camp Open House

January 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Things To Do

  • Walking/Hiking
  • Birdwatching and Nature Study
  • Outdoor Photography
  • Organized classes for schools, scouts, and special groups
  • Browse the gift/book store
  • Picnicking

Special Programs


Lorrimer Sanctuary Nature Camps are State of New Jersey Summer Camp Certified

New Jersey Audubon looks forward to sharing the wonders of nature with your child this summer.  We are committed to guiding your child in outdoor adventures that foster a deeper connection with the natural world and that support S.T.E.A.M learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) through hands-on experiences.

Lorrimer Sanctuary’s summer day camp program is designed to foster environmental awareness and an appreciation for the natural world.  The program encourages direct experience with the natural world through hands-on learning, activities, games, crafts, and nature exploration.  Weather permitting; the majority of our day will be spent outside on the sanctuary’s 14-acre property.  We offer a range of age-appropriate programs for campers ages 4 through 15.

Early Bird Pricing through March 15, 2019 – Registration opens soon

MEMBERSHIP TO NJ AUDUBON is required for camp registration


What to Bring to Day Camp

Listed below are some things each camper should bring with them every day for camp:

  • Water bottle and bag lunch (we have a large fridge and freezer to keep things cold if needed)
  • Weather appropriate clothing, a hat and sunglasses are good options for sunny days
  • Spare pair of socks and shoes
  • Sunscreen and bug spray if needed

Cancellation Policy – If you cancel more than 30 days before the start date of the camp session, NJ Audubon will issue a full refund minus a $30 processing fee for each camp session cancelled.  There are no refunds for cancellations less than 30 days of the camp session.  Medical/disaster cancellations will be reviewed on a case by case basis.  If such cancellation is made through special consideration, NJ Audubon will refund camp fee less a $30 processing fee for each camp session.  NJ Audubon does not refund membership fees.

Please review our Medical and Special Needs Policy (2019)


Lorrimer Sanctuary
790 Ewing Avenue
Franklin Lakes, NJ  07417

For more information call the main office at 908-481-4090 or 201-891-2185

For Children and Families

  • Summer Natural History Day Camps
  • Class Field Trips
  • “On-Site” School Programs
  • Boy Scout and Girl Scout Classes
  • Special Weekend Events
  • Summer Nature Day Camp
  • Birthday Parties

For Adults

  • Nature Study Workshops
  • Slide Presentations for Groups
  • Teacher Education Workshops
  • Birdwatching Field Trips

Lorrimer’s native plant sale is May 4-5th

Saturday, May 4th & Sunday, May 5th from 10am -4pm.

Lorrimer Nature Sanctuary will be holding a spring plant sale to raise money for our butterfly garden and backyard habitat projects. We will be selling high-quality garden plants that are specially chosen to attract birds, butterflies and hummingbirds to your backyard. Some perennial favorites include monarda, milkweed, phlox, aster, honeysuckle, and native trees and shrubs, plus many more! And remember…plants make great gifts for Mother’s Day! Come out and show your support by buying a plant. Your contributions help support education, conservation, and research.


790 Ewing Avenue
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417



Staff & Personnel

Kirsten Holt
Sanctuary Director

Laurie Hagaman
Teacher Naturalist

Adam Greenbaum
Facilities and Grounds

Contact Us

790 Ewing Avenue
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417