Please refer to our COVID-19 resource page for the latest information on NJ Audubon’s response to the COVID-19 health crisis.

Please do not leave any animals at our centers.  Buildings are closed and staff are working remotely until further notice due to COVID-19 closures.

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.


Beginning September 19th
Thurs – Sat
10am – 4pm

Check our Facebook page for any last minute announcements

Cape May Fall Festival – Virtual Edition

From October 2nd – 4th we have a packed event full of birding goodness.  Tune-in with our Keynotes or other birding focused programs.  Visit our partners at one of the many virtual booths and join in on our silent auction and raffle.

Center upcoming events

Oct 01

Nature Explorer Series

October 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Oct 01
Oct 01

A Naturalist’s Full Moon Walk for Birds

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

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

Staff & Personnel

Kirsten Holt
Sanctuary Director

Laurie Hagaman
Teacher Naturalist

Adam Greenbaum
Facilities and Grounds

Contact Us

790 Ewing Avenue
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417