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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

Watch Lorrimer Sanctuary Director, Kirsten Holt, walk us through the cool process of ‘Maple Sugaring’

Maple Sugaring – ‘How To’ – Part 1

Maple Sugaring – ‘How To’ – Part 2

Center upcoming events

Sat 28

Spring Migration Bird Walks

May 28 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Sat 28

Nature Explorers – SPRING 2022 Series!

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Jun 04

Nature Explorers – SPRING 2022 Series!

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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

Alexa Fantacone
Sanctuary Director

Mary Birrer
Teacher Naturalist

Adam Greenbaum
Facilities and Grounds

Contact Us

790 Ewing Avenue
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417