New in 2015!!
Groundhog’s Day Full Moon Hike!
Monday February 2nd, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a full moon hike at the Forest Resource Education Center located at 495 Don Connor Boulevard in Jackson, NJ. Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow and what will be in store for New Jersey in the coming weeks? Utilizing the moonlight of the Snow Moon and the sand roads at our facility, staff will lead the group and stop at points of interest to discuss the benefits of trees, our forests and the wildlife that use them. Dependent upon the weather conditions, we may get to visit our own sugar shack where maple syrup is made around this time of the year. After the hike the group will be able to warm up with hot beverages and light snacks provided by the Jackson Pathfinders, a volunteer trail preservation group sponsored by Jackson Township. This is a leisurely walk of about 1 ½ miles and will end at approximately 8:30 pm.
Forest Tree Nursery Full Moon Hike
Friday, March 6th, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.
Our March full moon hike will provide a unique perspective of the State Forest Tree Nursery under the light of the Worm Moon. The hike will begin at the Forest Resource Education Center located at 495 Don Connor Boulevard in Jackson, NJ. Our staff and members of the Jackson Pathfinders will lead you on the sand roads through several seed tree orchards and into our production fields at the Tree Nursery. Here we raise over 300 hundred thousand seedlings of 50 tree & shrub species for landowners and reforestation projects in New Jersey. The hike may include a visit to our greenhouses where an additional 60 thousand tree seedlings are raised under much different conditions than those outside in the field. The hike will be approximately 2 miles in length and end at approximately 8:30 pm. After the hike the group will be able to warm up with hot beverages and light snacks back at the FREC provided by the Jackson Pathfinders, a volunteer trail preservation group sponsored by Jackson Township.
Full Moon Hike
Friday, August 28, 2015
Visit the FREC for the Full Moon Hike where interpretors lead a group under the full moon. On this easy hike, visitors will learn about Pinelands plant and wildlife species. Refreshments provided by the Jackson Pathfinders.
Fall Forestry Festival
Saturday, October 3, 2015
10 am - 3 pm
rain or shine
The 21st annual Fall Forestry Festival features free crafts, autumn hayrides, interpretive programs, demonstrations, and environmental exhibits. Hikes depart from the interpretive center hourly. Scouts may attend to fulfill badge requirements. To be added to the scout mailing list, email the FREC with "scout mailing list" in the subject line.
Winter Events may be canceled due to inclement weather. Check the web site or call (732) 928-2360 24 hours prior to event for cancellations.