The Watershed Institute

Over 860 acres await the nature lover in all of us. In addition to the many outdoor activities such as the 14 miles of hiking trails, there is also the Kate Gorrie Memorial Butterfly House and the Buttinger Nature Center where children can explore.

Prices: FREE. There is a fee for the individual education programs. Parking is FREE.

Hours: Trails are open dawn to dusk daily. Office and Nature Center open Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm. Nature Center is also open Saturday 10am-4pm.


Woodcock Watch

Woodcock Watch

Friday, Feb 28

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join Jeff Hoagland at dusk as we watch and learn more about the spring courtship dance and fascinating life of this bird. Walk is co-sponsored by Washington Crossing Audubon Society.

Maple Sugar Brunch

Maple Sugar Brunch

Saturday, Feb 29

9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us for this sweet and popular annual event. Discover the history, folklore and science of maple sugaring. Take part in our taste test and head out to our trees to learn how they are tapped. The highlight of the morning is a delicious pancake brunch, served with real maple syrup.

Preschool Nature Class

Preschool Nature Class

Tuesday, Mar 03

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Get wild with us weekly, as we learn about a variety of nature topics! Each class includes outdoor exploration, stories and a craft. Dress for the weather because we always go outside. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, New Jersey 08534