Lorrimer Sanctuary
PO Box 125, 790 Ewing Avenue
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
(201) 891-2185

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Operated by the New Jersey Audubon Society, Lorrimer Sanctuary contains 14 wooded acres with winding Self-Guided trails throughout.

Formerly a private estate, the grounds feature a main house, parts of which date to the 1700's, that has a Visitors' Center with an exhibit and lecture room, winter bird feeding station, interpretive displays, hands-on exhibits and gift shop.

Lorrimer offers a variety of programs for Adults and Families, including Nature Study Workshops, Slide Presentations (for groups), Nature Weekends, and Bird Watching Field Trips.

School Programs include Keys to the Kingdom (pre-K): a sensory experience introducing kids to nature; Sun Chain Gang (grade 2): an exploration of plant and animal relationships to the sun; and Reading the Landscape (grade 5): a comparative study that teaches students to observe and interpret different habitats and evidence of human history. A number of other programs are available for other grade levels, including programs created in conjunction with teachers for grades 7 - 12.

Teacher Workshops and Outreach Programs are also offered, as are special programs for non-school Youth Groups, making Lorrimer a comprehensive educational resource.

Hours: Wednesday thru Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 1 - 5. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays.

Admission: FREE. Nominal fee for family programs.

Groups: Nominal fee for group programs. School Programs $5.00 per student, $50.00 minimum.

Group Reservations: At least 4 weeks in advance for group programs.

Lunch: No facilities.

Handicapped Access: Not accessible.

Directions: Rt. 4 West to Rt. 208 north. Exit at Ewing Ave. West on Ewing Ave. to Sanctuary.

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