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.
Things To Do
Birdwatching and Nature Study
Organized classes for schools, scouts, and special groups
Browse the gift/book store
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
- Nature Study Workshops
- Slide Presentations for Groups
- Teacher Education Workshops
- Birdwatching Field Trips
Staff & Personnel
Nature Store Manager/Administrative Assistant
Facilities and Grounds
790 Ewing Avenue
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417