Get Outside: Nature Walks in Central Jersey

Enjoy hiking, educational opportunities and more at one of the many tranquil nature spots in our area.




Cheesequake State Park (Matawan): This unique parks is located between two different ecosystems and is home to open fields, saltwater and freshwater marshes, a white cedar swamp and a northeastern hardwood forest. Five designated trails, ranging from 1.5 miles to 3.5 miles, vary in difficulty level from easy to moderate.

Jamesburg Park Conservation Area (East Brunswick, Helmetta, Spotswood and Monroe Township): Inside the 1,400-acre park you’ll find a network of four marked trails ranging from 0.6 mile to 2.8 miles long.

John A. Phillips Open Space Preserve (Old Bridge): This 1,700-acre preserve has four major hiking trails, ranging from a half-mile to 2.1 miles.

Plainsboro Preserve (Plainsboro): Hike more than 5 miles of trails at this 1,000-acre preserve. Those with a keen eye can spot different birds—the park is home to over 150 species.

Thompson Park Conservation Area (Monroe Township): About five miles of trails enable you to take a short stroll or string several together for a longer hike.

Washington Crossing State Park (Titusville): The 3,575-acre park is known for its trails and wildlife, including whitetail deer, great-horned owl and redtailed hawk.

Edit Module

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Find Events

February 2020

-Based on the Nobel Prize-winning novel by Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago covers the years prior to, during, and after the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of poet/physician Yuri...

Cost: $6.00

Where:
Hopewell Theater
5 South Greenwood Avenue
Hopewell, NJ  08525
View map »


Sponsor: Hopewell Theater
Telephone: 609-466-1964
Contact Name: Hopewell Theater
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Join us for partially guided meditations every Monday afternoon from 1:10-1:45pm. Learn to mediate or expand your current practice. Come experience the benefits of meditation and practice in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
View map »


Sponsor: Krame Center for Mindful Living
Telephone: 201-684-6855
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

-Once upon a time, in almost every city, many rivers flowed. Why did they disappear? How? And could we see them again? This documentary tries to find answers by meeting visionary urban thinkers,...

Cost: $12.50

Where:
Hopewell Theater
5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, NJ  08525
View map »


Sponsor: Hopewell Theater
Telephone: 609-466-1964
Contact Name: Box Office
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Join us for partially guided meditations on Wednesday evenings. Learn to mediate or expand your current practice. Come experience the benefits of meditation and practice in community. Beginners...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
View map »


Sponsor: Krame Center for Mindful Living
Telephone: 201-684-6855
Website »

More information

-The old "Cain and Abel" plot device is redefined within Western terms in MGM's Vengeance Valley. -Burt Lancaster stars as ranch-hand Owen Daybright, who has been raised as a son by rancher Arch...

Cost: $6.00

Where:
Hopewell Theater
5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, NJ  08525
View map »


Sponsor: Hopewell Theater
Telephone: 609-466-1964
Contact Name: Box Office
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Join us for partially guided meditations every Thursday afternoon from 1:10-1:45pm. Learn to mediate or expand your current practice. Come experience the benefits of meditation and practice in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
View map »


Sponsor: Krame Center for Mindful Living
Telephone: 201-684-6855
Website »

More information

-Written, produced, directed, and edited by Susan Seidelman in true student film fashion, Smithereens is the story of Wren (Susan Berman), an independent spirit from New Jersey trying to...

Cost: $12.50

Where:
Hopewell Theater
5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, NJ  08525
View map »


Sponsor: Hopewell Theater
Telephone: 609-466-1964
Contact Name: Box Office
Website »

More information

Clear away the winter cobwebs and challenge your mind while checking out the neighborhood’s newest favorite bar and lounge at David Burke Orange Lawn with its new monthly Trivia Thursday Night....

Cost: Free

Where:
David Burke Orange Lawn
305 N Ridgewood Rd
South Orange, NJ  07079
View map »


Telephone: 973-552-2280

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

He's been murdered on CSI, interviewed 2 Beatles on separate continents in the same week, and famously once got Mitt Romney's advisor to call Governor Romney an 'etch a sketch' on CNN. Actor,...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Hopewell Theater
5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, NJ  08525
View map »


Sponsor: Hopewell Theater
Telephone: 609-466-1964
Contact Name: Box Office
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Stop dreaming and start planning your getaway at the 7th Annual Vacation Expo! hosted by Excel Travel, NJ 101.5 and Dearborn Market. Vacation Expo brings you a wide range of trusted travel...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Dearborn Market
2170 Rt. 35 South
Holmdel, NJ  07733
View map »


Sponsor: Excel Travel
Telephone: 732-571-1960
Website »

More information

-In this comedy drama, Aura (Lena Dunham) has just graduated from a university in the Midwest, receiving a degree in film theory that even she seems to realize is essentially worthless. -With no...

Cost: $6.00

Where:
Hopewell Theater
5 South Greenwood Avenue
Hopewell, NJ  08525
View map »


Sponsor: Hopewell Theater
Telephone: 609-466-1964
Contact Name: Hopewell Theater
Website »

More information

When Austin, TX native Taméca Jones opens her mouth and sings, jaws hit ground. Her honeyed and powerful vocals have been captivating her hometown for a little over ten years. She began melting...

Cost: $22.00- $28.00

Where:
Hopewell Theater
5 South Greenwood Avenue
Hopewell, NJ  08525
View map »


Sponsor: Hopewell Theater
Telephone: 609-466-1964
Contact Name: Hopewell Theater
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...
Edit Module