Your water. Your environment. Your voice.

Watershed Center & Reserve

A Model for Environmental Responsibility

The concept is simple. We want to pass on to our children a world whose natural resources are abundant, where waterways are clean and protected and environmental stewardship is a given way of life. The Watershed Association has taken a dramatic step forward in our long-standing effort to protect our 265-square-mile region of central New Jersey.

Building on more than six decades of proven environmental stewardship, the Watershed Association has transformed the heart of our Watershed Reserve into a bold and inspiring model for how we can all live more environmentally responsible lives, through the construction of our new Watershed Center for Environmental Advocacy, Science, and Education. Click here to learn more about our innovative new center.

Through strategic land conservation efforts, our Watershed Reserve has grown to 930 acres of forests, fields, meadows, wetlands, the Stony Brook and small tributaries, and Wargo Pond. The Reserve serves as an outdoor classroom for numerous educational programs every year, including Watershed Nature Camp, and includes over 10 miles of hiking trails. Download our trail map to start your outdoor exploration.

Watershed Center Hours

Monday-Friday: 9AM-5PM
Saturday-Sunday: 10AM-4PM

Watershed Reserve Hours (trails and butterfly house, in season)

Sunday-Saturday: Dawn to Dusk

  • Our trails are closed for the following dates:
    Friday, January 13
    Monday, January 16
    Saturday, January 21
    Daily schedule will resume all other times, dawn to dusk.



    Woodcock Watch

    Saturday, March 4, 6:00-7:30PM, Adults & Families (children 6yo+), Free

    Join Education Director Jeff Hoagland at dusk as we watch and learn more about the spring courtship dance and fascinating life of this bird. Hike is co-sponsored by Washington Crossing Audubon Society.Call or email to register.

    Learn more about all our programs for the coming weeks!

    Join the Community

    • a-Facebook
    • b-Twitter
    • c-Instagram
    • d-Flickr
    • e-YouTube
    • f-Vimeo