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Programs and Events at the Pequest Trout Hatchery

The public is invited to learn about New Jersey's fish and wildlife resources and ways to enjoy them through special programs and events at Pequest. Take advantage of these unique opportunities and get outdoors!
  • All programs and special events, including parking, are FREE unless otherwise noted.

  • All programs require pre-registration unless noted. Registration opens two weeks prior to the event. For registration or information call 908-637-4125 ext. 0.

  • Events are held rain or shine outdoors so dress for the weather.

  • Programs and special events at Pequest are supported through the sale of fishing and hunting licenses and related stamps. In order to help us continue to offer programs and special events, participants are encouraged to purchase a fishing license at the Natural Resource Education Center or online at www.nj.wildlifelicense.com.

  • Open weekends through October.
MAY

First Saturday Hike
Saturday, May 7
9:00 a.m.

Join Wildlife Conservation Corps member and member of the NJ Woodland Stewards Program, John Hooven in a two-mile guided hike on our trail system. Explore animal tracks and evidence and immerse yourself in a variety of different habitats as you explore the Pequest Wildlife Management Area. Open to anyone able to walk 2 miles on moderate trails.

First Saturday Hike
Saturday, May 7
12:00 p.m.

Join Wildlife Conservation Corps member and member of the NJ Woodland Stewards Program, John Hooven in a two-mile guided hike on our trail system. Explore animal tracks and evidence and immerse yourself in a variety of different habitats as you explore the Pequest Wildlife Management Area. Open to anyone able to walk 2 miles on moderate trails.

Take Mom Fishing
Saturday, May 7
10:30 a.m.

Help mom learn the basics of fishing in this hands-on session. Topics will include fish biology and identification, casting techniques, equipment, knot tying and more. Discussions will be followed by an actual trout fishing experience in our Education Pond. This program is geared for ages 8 years and above. Younger children are welcome to participate with direct adult assistance. All equipment is provided for the program. You supply the nightcrawlers. We recommend that at least one adult per family has a fishing license, so come a few minutes early and buy yours at the front desk when you sign in.

Hunter Education
Saturday, May 14
8:00 a.m.

Beat the fall rush and get ready for hunting by taking your Hunter Education class at the hatchery. You must have your completed homework with you at the class and be pre-registered. To register for your class go to www.nj.wildlifelicense.com. After you pass the class, stop by the front desk and buy your hunting license. Youth hunting licenses are free!

Fly Fishing with Streamers
Saturday, May 14
10:00 a.m.

In this course, Wildlife Conservation Corps volunteers Pierre Benoist and Jim Flatley will discuss reading a trout stream, basic knots, fishing streamers and a review of streamer patterns. After the morning discussion, students will get to test their new knowledge on the Education Pond. This program is the second in a series of seven fly fishing/tying classes. Students completing all seven classes will receive a course completion certificate. Those unable to attend all sessions or not wishing to earn a certificate may pick and choose the classes to attend. Students should bring their own equipment if available. Open to anyone 10 years old and above.

All About Bluebirds
Saturday, May 21
1:00 p.m.

Join us and get the scoop on bluebirds! Volunteer Leo Hollein will present his fabulous slide show with fun facts and cool info! Program includes a walk to check out nest boxes! This presentation will cover all aspects of bluebird breeding as well as discussing their nest box competitors and predators. Open to all ages.

Leo is a long time member of NJ Audubon and The Friends of the Great Swamp. He has authored several articles on bluebirds for NJ Audubon magazine and for over 10 years he has coordinated the monitoring of the 140 box bluebird trail in the Great Swamp.

Warbler Walk
Saturday, May 28
9:30 a.m.

Wildlife Conservation Corps volunteer and member of the NJ Bluebird Society, Frank Budney, will lead this discussion and walk as you roam the grounds searching out warblers. Discussion will include why warblers migrate and where they go and where they are from. You will learn to look at distinguishing marks that will help you identify birds in the field and their habitat requirements. Please bring binoculars and a birding field guide if you have one. Open to anyone aged 10 years and above.

Sturgeon
Saturday, May 28
1:00 p.m.

Division employee, Russ Dodge will lead this program on sturgeon. Russ will cover the unique physical and living characteristics of sturgeon and paddlefish, as well as the commercial value of sturgeon (caviar). Most sturgeon species in the US closed to commercial and recreational fishing. Open to all ages.

World of Amphibians
Sunday, May 29
2:00 p.m.

Join us as we learn about the world of amphibians. In this program for adults young and old, we will discover where amphibians came from, how they grow up, and their importance in the ecosystem. Amphibians were some of the first animals in history to move onto land, but they still rely on water for major parts of their life cycle. They are key species in their environments not only because they eat bugs and are eaten by top predators, but they also tell us how healthy their environment is. Then, once we learn all of these amazing things about amphibians, we'll go meet some in person at Pequest's own muck pond! Please bring nets if you have them and boots that can get wet.

Presented by Allegra Mitchell, Wildlife Conservation Corps. Allegra completed a Bachelor's degree in Conservation Biology and a Master's degree in Biology at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her Master's degree work on amphibian locomotor performance as it relates to habitat preference is being published in the scientific journal, Functional Ecology. She has led and assisted in multiple research projects on herpetofauna and other groups of species, both domestically and abroad. Allegra also educated her fellow students in herpetology as a teaching assistant at her university. She now shares her knowledge of amphibians through symposia presentations and through volunteering with educational programs in her home state of New Jersey. She is passionate about amphibian conservation and carries this mission with her as she begins her career in wildlife biology.

JUNE

First Saturday Hike
Saturday, June 4
9:00 a.m.

Join Wildlife Conservation Corps member and member of the NJ Woodland Stewards Program, John Hooven in a two-mile guided hike on our trail system. Explore animal tracks and evidence and immerse yourself in a variety of different habitats as you explore the Pequest Wildlife Management Area. Open to anyone able to walk 2 miles on moderate trails.

First Saturday Hike
Saturday, June 4
12:00 p.m.

Join Wildlife Conservation Corps member and member of the NJ Woodland Stewards Program, John Hooven in a two-mile guided hike on our trail system. Explore animal tracks and evidence and immerse yourself in a variety of different habitats as you explore the Pequest Wildlife Management Area. Open to anyone able to walk 2 miles on moderate trails.

Introduction to NJ's Butterflies
Saturday, June 4
10:00 a.m.

Learn about the butterfly life cycle and butterfly conservation, then view pictures of likely-to-be-seen, beautiful, or biologically interesting species. Program will be taught by Mike Newlon, Wildlife Conservation Corps member and microbiologist/geneticist, with a lifelong (60+ years) interest in natural history. When Mike retired some years ago he got a camera and since have devoted a lot of his time to invading the privacy of NJ butterflies and birds. Open to all ages.

Trigger, A Bird Dog in Training
Sunday, June 5
11:00 a.m.

TriggerTales presents, Trigger - A Bird Dog in Training. In this class, author Amy Mayer will read her book and briefly share her experiences on the publishing process. Then, her husband, Ed will discuss the methods he used to train his dog to pheasant hunt and possibly do a demo. Ed will also give an overview on the pheasant hunting rules and regulations and conduct a Q&A. Open to all ages.

Amy is a certified teacher in NJ, a published author of children's books, and an outdoor enthusiast. She lives in a rural corner of NJ with her husband, spirited 3-year old son, and a 4-year old Lab/German Short-Haired Pointer mix named Colt. She lost her pup, Trigger, the inspiration to her children's books, in May of 2015.

Trigger and the Baby Pheasant (released March 2014) and Trigger - A Bird Dog in Training (released February 2016) are her published children's books. She is working on her third book in the series.

Amy taught for more than a decade and loves to educate people of all ages. When she is not teaching she is leading school assemblies, doing book signings, and spending quality time with her family, especially in the outdoors. She also enjoys event planning, cooking, the Jersey Shore, swimming, reading, and of course writing.

Fly Casting and Fishing for Beginners
Saturday, June 11
10:00 a.m.

Learn the basics of fly casting and fly fishing in this four-hour program run by Wildlife Conservation Corps volunteers from Central Jersey Trout Unlimited. Topics will include equipment, knot tying, entomology, stream tactics and casting techniques. This program is geared for ages 10 and above. Adults in the program should have a valid NJ fishing license which can be purchased the day of the event.

Take Dad Fishing
Sunday, June 12
10:30 a.m.

Help dad learn the basics of fishing in this hands-on session. Topics will include fish biology and identification, casting techniques, equipment, knot tying and more. Discussions will be followed by an actual trout fishing experience in our Education Pond. This program is geared for ages 8 years and above. Younger children are welcome to participate with direct adult assistance. All equipment is provided for the program. You supply the nightcrawlers. We recommend that at least one adult per family has a fishing license, so come a few minutes early and buy yours at the front desk when you sign in.

Sunset Bat Hike
Friday, June 17
8:00 pm

We've gone batty! Come out for a twilight nature hike. Explore natural bat habitat as we hike into the surrounding wilderness. See ideal trees for bat habitat. Watch as bats soar, dive and swoop overhead eating bugs as twilight ushers another evening. Learn why bats are important to our ecosystem and why some species are now endangered. Wear comfortable shoes. For ages 6 and above.

Fly Fishing with Nymphs
Saturday, June 25
10:00 a.m.

In this course, Wildlife Conservation Corps volunteers Pierre Benoist and Jim Flatley will discuss reading a trout stream, basic knots, fishing nymphs and a review of nymph patterns. After the morning discussion, students will get to test their new knowledge on the Education Pond. This program is the third in a series of seven fly fishing/tying classes. Students completing all seven classes will receive a course completion certificate. Those not able to attend all classes or wishing to earn a certificate may pick and choose the classes to attend. Students should bring their own equipment if available. Open to anyone 10 years old and above.

JULY

First Saturday Hike
Saturday, July 2
9:00 a.m.

Join Wildlife Conservation Corps member and member of the NJ Woodland Stewards Program, John Hooven in a two-mile guided hike on our trail system. Explore animal tracks and evidence and immerse yourself in a variety of different habitats as you explore the Pequest Wildlife Management Area. Open to anyone able to walk 2 miles on moderate trails.

First Saturday Hike
Saturday, July 2
12:00 p.m.

Join Wildlife Conservation Corps member and member of the NJ Woodland Stewards Program, John Hooven in a two-mile guided hike on our trail system. Explore animal tracks and evidence and immerse yourself in a variety of different habitats as you explore the Pequest Wildlife Management Area. Open to anyone able to walk 2 miles on moderate trails.

The Fundamentals of Earthworms & Waste Reduction
Saturday, July 9
10:00 a.m.

Join us for this hands-on workshop to explore the biology of this extremely important yet under-appreciated organism. Find out how they can reduce the amount of land used for sanitary landfills and can clean up contaminants in our soil. Learn why an earthworm's life cycle and bodily functions make them a gardeners' and farmers' best friend, yet a forester's foe. This workshop is sponsored by a Mansfield Twp. Recycling Grant.

Vermiculture: The Art & Science of Home-Composting
Sunday, July 10
10:00 a.m.

Decomposition is the breaking-down of organic matter into a nutrient-rich form that can be used by plants and animals. Learn how moisture, air, temperature & light affect the process of decomposition while making your own earthworm bin. Add earthworms to watch how their daily activities of eating, moving-about & excavating play a major role in breaking down organic matter. This workshop is sponsored by a Mansfield Twp. Recycling Grant.

Family Fishing Basics
Tuesday, July 12
10:30 a.m

Learn the basics of fishing in this hands-on session. Topics will include fish biology and identification, casting techniques, equipment, knot tying and more. Discussions will be followed by an actual trout fishing experience in our Education Pond. This program is geared for ages 8 years and above. Younger children are welcome to participate with direct adult assistance. All equipment is provided for the program. You supply the nightcrawlers. We recommend that at least one adult per family has a fishing license, so come a few minutes early and buy yours at the front desk when you sign in.

Fly Fishing with Dry Flies
Saturday, July 16
10:00 a.m.

In this course, Wildlife Conservation Corps volunteers Pierre Benoist and Jim Flatley will discuss reading a trout stream, basic knots, fishing dry flies and a review of dry fly patterns. After the morning discussion, students will get to test their new knowledge on the Education Pond. This program is the fourth in a series of seven fly fishing/tying classes. Students completing all seven classes will receive a course completion certificate. Those unable to attend all sessions or not wishing to earn a certificate may pick and choose the classes to attend. Students should bring their own equipment if available. Open to anyone 10 years old and above.

Family Fishing Basics
Saturday, July 16
10:30 a.m

Learn the basics of fishing in this hands-on session. Topics will include fish biology and identification, casting techniques, equipment, knot tying and more. Discussions will be followed by an actual trout fishing experience in our Education Pond. This program is geared for ages 8 years and above. Younger children are welcome to participate with direct adult assistance. All equipment is provided for the program. You supply the nightcrawlers. We recommend that at least one adult per family has a fishing license, so come a few minutes early and buy yours at the front desk when you sign in.

Coldwater Conservation School Day
Sunday, July 24
9:00 a.m.

Youth ages 10-11 will participate in a day-long round robin event where they will study aquatic insects, fly tying, fly casting, and fly fishing for trout in our education pond.

Family Fishing Basics
Wednesday, July 27
10:30 a.m

Learn the basics of fishing in this hands-on session. Topics will include fish biology and identification, casting techniques, equipment, knot tying and more. Discussions will be followed by an actual trout fishing experience in our Education Pond. This program is geared for ages 8 years and above. Younger children are welcome to participate with direct adult assistance. All equipment is provided for the program. You supply the nightcrawlers. We recommend that at least one adult per family has a fishing license, so come a few minutes early and buy yours at the front desk when you sign in.

Woodland Animal Tracks
Sunday, July 31
11:00 a.m.

In this class, Amy Mayer will read one of her favorite animal tracks books. She will help you identify deer, bear, raccoon, and rabbit tracks. Participants will be able to put together a short Animal Tracks book and/or make a special treat. Open to kids ages 5-7. Amy is a certified teacher in NJ, a published author of children's books, and an outdoor enthusiast. She lives in a rural corner of NJ with her husband, spirited 3yr. old son, and a 4yr old Lab/German Short-Haired Pointer mix, named Colt. She lost her pup, Trigger, the inspiration to her children's books, in May of 2015.

Trigger and the Baby Pheasant (released March 2014) and Trigger - A Bird Dog in Training (released February 2016) are her published children's books. She is working on her third book in the series.

Amy taught for more than a decade and loves to educate people of all ages. When she is not teaching, she is leading school assemblies, doing book signings, and spending quality time with her family, especially in the outdoors. She also enjoys event planning, cooking, the Jersey Shore, swimming, reading, and of course writing.

AUGUST

First Saturday Hike
Saturday, August 6
9:00 a.m.

Join Wildlife Conservation Corps member and member of the NJ Woodland Stewards Program, John Hooven in a two-mile guided hike on our trail system. Explore animal tracks and evidence and immerse yourself in a variety of different habitats as you explore the Pequest Wildlife Management Area. Open to anyone able to walk 2 miles on moderate trails.

First Saturday Hike
Saturday, August 6
12:00 p.m.

Join Wildlife Conservation Corps member and member of the NJ Woodland Stewards Program, John Hooven in a two-mile guided hike on our trail system. Explore animal tracks and evidence and immerse yourself in a variety of different habitats as you explore the Pequest Wildlife Management Area. Open to anyone able to walk 2 miles on moderate trails.

Family Fishing Basics
Saturday, August 6
10:30 a.m.

Learn the basics of fishing in this hands-on session. Topics will include fish biology and identification, casting techniques, equipment, knot tying and more. Discussions will be followed by an actual trout fishing experience in our Education Pond. This program is geared for ages 8 years and above. Younger children are welcome to participate with direct adult assistance. All equipment is provided for the program. You supply the nightcrawlers. We recommend that at least one adult per family has a fishing license, so come a few minutes early and buy yours at the front desk when you sign in.

Hunter Education
Sunday, August 7
8:00 a.m.

Beat the fall rush and get ready for hunting by taking your Hunter Education class at the hatchery. You must have your completed homework with you at the class and be pre-registered. To register for your class go to www.nj.wildlifelicense.com. After you pass the class, stop by the front desk and buy your hunting license. Youth hunting licenses are free!

Fly Fishing with Terrestrials and Wet Flies
Saturday, August 13
10:00 a.m.

In this course, Wildlife Conservation Corps volunteers Pierre Benoist and Jim Flatley will discuss reading a trout stream, basic knots, fishing terrestrials and wet flies and a review of terrestrial and wet fly patterns. After the morning discussion, students will get to test their new knowledge on the Education Pond. This program is the fifth in a series of seven fly fishing/tying classes. Students completing all seven classes will receive a course completion certificate. Those unable to attend all sessions or not wishing to earn a certificate may pick and choose the classes to attend. Students should bring their own equipment if available. Open to anyone 10 years old and above.

Family Fishing Basics
Wednesday, August 17
10:30 a.m

Learn the basics of fishing in this hands-on session. Topics will include fish biology and identification, casting techniques, equipment, knot tying and more. Discussions will be followed by an actual trout fishing experience in our Education Pond. This program is geared for ages 8 years and above. Younger children are welcome to participate with direct adult assistance. All equipment is provided for the program. You supply the nightcrawlers. We recommend that at least one adult per family has a fishing license, so come a few minutes early and buy yours at the front desk when you sign in.

Coldwater Conservation School Day
Sunday, August 20
9:00 a.m.

Youth ages 12-13 will participate in a day-long round robin event where they will study aquatic insects, fly tying, fly casting, and fly fishing for trout in our education pond.

Family Fishing Basics
Friday, August 26
10:30 a.m

Learn the basics of fishing in this hands-on session. Topics will include fish biology and identification, casting techniques, equipment, knot tying and more. Discussions will be followed by an actual trout fishing experience in our Education Pond. This program is geared for ages 8 years and above. Younger children are welcome to participate with direct adult assistance. All equipment is provided for the program. You supply the nightcrawlers. We recommend that at least one adult per family has a fishing license, so come a few minutes early and buy yours at the front desk when you sign in.

SEPTEMBER

First Saturday Hike
Saturday, September 3
9:00 a.m.

Join Wildlife Conservation Corps member and member of the NJ Woodland Stewards Program, John Hooven in a two-mile guided hike on our trail system. Explore animal tracks and evidence and immerse yourself in a variety of different habitats as you explore the Pequest Wildlife Management Area. Open to anyone able to walk 2 miles on moderate trails.

Hawk Watch
Saturday, September 3
9:30 a.m.

Wildlife Conservation Corps volunteer and member of the NJ Bluebird Society, Frank Budney, will lead this discussion and lead the hawk watch. Discussion will include why hawks migrate and where they go and where they are from. You will learn to look at distinguishing marks and flight patterns that will help you identify birds in the field and their habitat requirements. Please bring binoculars and a birding field guide if you have one. Open to anyone aged 10 years and above.

First Saturday Hike
Saturday, September 3
12:00 p.m.

Join Wildlife Conservation Corps member and member of the NJ Woodland Stewards Program, John Hooven in a two-mile guided hike on our trail system. Explore animal tracks and evidence and immerse yourself in a variety of different habitats as you explore the Pequest Wildlife Management Area. Open to anyone able to walk 2 miles on moderate trails.

Family Fishing Basics
Saturday, September 10
10:30 a.m.

Learn the basics of fishing in this hands-on session. Topics will include fish biology and identification, casting techniques, equipment, knot tying and more. Discussions will be followed by an actual trout fishing experience in our Education Pond. This program is geared for ages 8 years and above. Younger children are welcome to participate with direct adult assistance. All equipment is provided for the program. You supply the nightcrawlers. We recommend that at least one adult per family has a fishing license, so come a few minutes early and buy yours at the front desk when you sign in.

Hunter Education
Saturday, September 17
8:00 a.m.

The fall rush is on so don't wait any longer - take your Hunter Education class at the hatchery. You must have your completed homework with you at the class and be pre-registered. To register for your class go to www.nj.wildlifelicense.com. After you pass the class, stop by the front desk and buy your hunting license. Youth hunting licenses are free!

Family Fishing Basics
Sunday, September 18
10:30 a.m.

Learn the basics of fishing in this hands-on session. Topics will include fish biology and identification, casting techniques, equipment, knot tying and more. Discussions will be followed by an actual trout fishing experience in our Education Pond. This program is geared for ages 8 years and above. Younger children are welcome to participate with direct adult assistance. All equipment is provided for the program. You supply the nightcrawlers. We recommend that at least one adult per family has a fishing license, so come a few minutes early and buy yours at the front desk when you sign

Fly Fishing with Emergers and Midges
Saturday, September 24
10:00 a.m.

In this course, Wildlife Conservation Corps volunteers Pierre Benoist and Jim Flatley will discuss reading a trout stream, basic knots, fishing emergers and midges and a review of emerger and midge fly patterns. After the morning discussion, students will get to test their new knowledge on the Education Pond. This program is the sixth in a series of seven fly fishing/tying classes. Students completing all seven classes will receive a course completion certificate. Those unable to attend all sessions or not wishing to earn a certificate may pick and choose the classes to attend. Students should bring their own equipment if available. Open to anyone 10 years old and above.

OCTOBER

First Saturday Hike
Saturday, October 1
9:00 a.m.

Join Wildlife Conservation Corps member and member of the NJ Woodland Stewards Program, John Hooven in a two-mile guided hike on our trail system. Explore animal tracks and evidence and immerse yourself in a variety of different habitats as you explore the Pequest Wildlife Management Area. Open to anyone able to walk 2 miles on moderate trails.

First Saturday Hike
Saturday, October 1
12:00 p.m.

Join Wildlife Conservation Corps member and member of the NJ Woodland Stewards Program, John Hooven in a two-mile guided hike on our trail system. Explore animal tracks and evidence and immerse yourself in a variety of different habitats as you explore the Pequest Wildlife Management Area. Open to anyone able to walk 2 miles on moderate trails.

Nocturnal Animals
Sunday, October 2
11:00 a.m.

In this class, Amy Mayer will read one of her favorite Nocturnal Animal tales. Participants will identify animals of the night and animals of the day, complete an art project, and get to make a special treat. Open to kids ages 5-7.

Amy is a certified teacher in NJ, a published author of children's books, and an outdoor enthusiast. She lives in a rural corner of NJ with her husband, spirited 3yr. old son, and a 4yr old Lab/German Short-Haired Pointer mix, named Colt. She lost her pup, Trigger, the inspiration to her children's books, in May of 2015.

Trigger and the Baby Pheasant (released March 2014) and Trigger - A Bird Dog in Training (released February 2016) are her published children's books. She is working on her third book in the series.

Amy taught for over a decade and loves to educate people of all ages. When she is not teaching, she is leading school assemblies, doing book signings, and spending quality time with her family, especially in the outdoors. She also enjoys event planning, cooking, the Jersey Shore, swimming, reading, and of course writing.

Fly Tying Basics
Saturday, October 15
10:00 a.m.

In this fly tying class, Wildlife Conservation Corps volunteers Pierre Benoist and Jim Flatley will discuss basic fly tying techniques and equipment, as well as teach you how to tie some basic beginner flies. This program is the last class in a series of seven fly fishing/tying classes. Students completing all seven classes will receive a course completion certificate. Those unable to attend all sessions or not wishing to earn a certificate may pick and choose the classes to attend. Students should bring their own equipment if available. Open to anyone 10 years old and above.

Family Fishing Basics
Saturday, October 15
10:30 a.m.

Learn the basics of fishing in this hands-on session. Topics will include fish biology and identification, casting techniques, equipment, knot tying and more. Discussions will be followed by an actual trout fishing experience in our Education Pond. This program is geared for ages 8 years and above. Younger children are welcome to participate with direct adult assistance. All equipment is provided for the program. You supply the nightcrawlers. We recommend that at least one adult per family has a fishing license, so come a few minutes early and buy yours at the front desk when you sign in.

Hunter Education
Sunday, October 16
8:00 a.m.

The fall rush is on so get ready for hunting NOW by taking your Hunter Education class at the hatchery. You must have your completed homework with you at the class and be pre-registered. To register for your class go to www.nj.wildlifelicense.com. After you pass the class, stop by the front desk and buy your hunting license. Youth hunting licenses are free!

NOVEMBER

Hunter Education
Sunday, November 20
8:00 a.m.

Last chance to get ready for hunting by taking your Hunter Education class at the hatchery. You must have your completed homework with you at the class and be pre-registered. To register for your class go to www.nj.wildlifelicense.com. After you pass the class, stop by the front desk and buy your hunting license. Youth hunting licenses are free!

 

Weather fans take note: The Pequest Trout Hatchery has become the newest link in Rutgers University's weather station network. The hatchery is now the site of one of 13 stations throughout the state that feed data to the state's weather and climate monitoring system. To view current weather conditions visit: http://climate.rutgers.edu/njwxnet/station.php?s=1029.

The Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center is located on Rt. 46 nine miles west of Hackettstown in scenic Warren County. On-line directions are available. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) and admission is free.

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