Hunterdon County Arboretum
Hunterdon Cty. Parks
1020 Rt. 31, Lebanon, NJ 08833
(908) 782-1158 • 806-4057 Fax

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This 73-acre arboretum is also the headquarters of Hunterdon County's extensive park system. Here visitors will find collections of distinctive trees, shrubs, and native and exotic plants. An additional 32 acres, named after the former property owner, J.C. Furnas, features a mixed hardwood community that serves as a haven for a wide variety of birds and animal life. The Edmund Laport Greenhouse features a colorful assortment of house and garden plants that are grown on site and used for demonstration purposes.

As well as enjoying the beautiful landscape, visitors can hike nature trails through a network of forest plantation. One of the trails includes the boardwalk of the Vincent Abraitys Wetlands Study Area, a perfect wetlands ecosystem for observing life forms ranging from insects and aquatic plants to amphibians and reptiles. Cross-Country skiing is popular here during the winter.

Family programs and activities are offered from spring through fall. In addition, the Hunterdon County Park System sponsors great seasonal events and field trips, many of which originate at the Arboretum. Call for further information.

Groups, including School Groups, can schedule nature or horticulture workshops for just about any age. Program topics may include theme gardens, tree identification, landscaping, habitats, planting techniques, and floral design. Call for details.

Hours: Grounds open daily from dawn to dusk. Park Office open weekdays 8:00 - 4:30, Thursdays 8:00 - 6:30.

Admission: FREE. Small fee for workshops, field trips, etc.

Group Reservations: About 4 weeks.for group programs.

Lunch: Picnic area available.

Handicapped Access: Partial.

Directions: Rt. 611 North to Willow Grove to Rt. 263 North to Buckingham. Take Rt. 202 East (North) to Flemington, NJ and then Rt. 31 North 6 miles. 60 - 90 minutes from Philadelphia.

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