Trailside Nature & Science Center

This fine nature center contains habitats for a diverse variety of wildlife. More than 13 miles of marked trails provide hikers with plenty of opportunities to explore. Great for nature photographers. The Visitor Center presents exhibits of live reptiles, pond life, geology, local plants, a bird observation area, and changing exhibits that cover a variety of subjects from art to zoology. The grounds feature Herb, Wildflower and Butterfly Gardens. The Trailside Museum, New Jersey’s first nature center, offers exhibits on the art of taxidermy, game animals, energy cycle, the food chain, birds of prey, fossils, mammals of the Watchung, and many others. Throughout the year special exhibits, programs, and events make Trailside a fantastic family resource for fun and learning.

  • 452 New Providence Road - Mountainside, NJ
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  • Fall