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Interpretive Center
Monday - Friday
hours vary; please call
Trails every day - dawn - dusk

Please visit us during our Special Events.
Get directions to the FREC. 

Programs Available
Changing Forest
Fire Ecology
Forest Discovery
Forest Products
Seeds to Trees
Sensory Awareness
Swamp Life

(732) 928-2360

frec bikes
The Forest Resource Education Center pinelands forest provides many recreational opportunities such as:

- Hiking
- Fishing
- Biking
- Hunting
- Nature Photography
- Horseback Riding
- Bike Trails

Please join us for our special events and programs

-Fall Forestry Festvial

-Backyard Forestry in 90 minutes


Map of FREC and Nursery trails [pdf 819 KB]

The FREC maintains eight miles of trails which feature numerous learning stations with informational kiosks on environmental topics. Some kiosks have "talking trees." At these kiosks, the visitor can push a button and hear more about the featured topic. Bikes and horses are only permitted on sand roads and trails. ATVs are prohibited.

Self Guided Trails
Learn about environmental topics on one the FREC's self-guided trails. The visitor, with the trail booklet as a guide, can stop at stations along the trail to look at features and identify plants. trees

ABC Arboretum, Sensory Awareness , swamp life and Forest Discovery trail guide booklets are available at the interpretive center. Use the booklet as a guide while exploring the trail.


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