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190 Lord Stirling Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ
908 766-2489    EEC Home Page

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Cross Country Skiing is available at Spooky Brook Golf Course (732 873-2242) 8am-4pm, 582 Elizabeth Avenue, Somerset, and on the trails of the Environmental Education Center at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge (908 766-2489) daily from 9am-5pm . Skiers are not permitted to go solo, so it is important to bring a friend or family member to share the enjoyment of the great outdoors. Please call the phone numbers listed next to each facility for additional information.

The Environmental Education Center has several miles of trails suitable for cross-country skiing when weather conditions permit. The trails are mostly level and wide, making this beautifully rustic area particularly suitable for beginners or novice skiers. Please bring your own ski equipment.  The building is open every day from 9am-5pm (except on holidays). Trails are open from dawn to dusk.  No single skiers allowed, so please come with a partner or friends. Skiing is only allowed when there is more than four inches of snow on the trails and only on those areas identified for skiing.


Introduction to Cross-country Skiing
(All Ages, 10 and older with parent)
Get a head start on the coming ski season! Join a Naturalist and learn about the art and sport of cross-countryskiing. We will discuss equipment, clothing, pre-conditioning, safety procedures, and places to ski. A short video illustrating ski technique will also be shown.
$11 per adult/$9 per youth/senior
Course Code: 50911

CCS-34  Saturday, January 14
  1:30pm-3:00pm


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Speciality Programs
    • Birding
    • Birthday Parties
    • Canoe & Kayak
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Family Program Series
    • Forest Fitness
    • Garden Discovery
    • Libraries, Senior Centers &
      Other Groups
    • Maple Sugaring
    • Other Day Trips & Overnight Trips
    • Scouts
    • Summer "Camps"
    • Workshops

School Programs
    • Field Trips
    • In School Programs
    • Biomimicry Programs
    • School Program Guide
Trips & Outings
    • Birding
    • Canoe & Kayak
    • Garden Discovery
    • Other Day Trips & Overnight Trips
Events
    • 1770s Festival
    • By the Light of the Moon
    • County Caper
    • Events
    • Family Program Series
    • Festival of Trees
    • Swamp Search
    • Temporary Exhibits
    • Trail Scramble
Program Calendars
Trails & Facilities
    • Auditorium
    • Biomimicry STEM Lab
    • Discovery Room
    • EEC Brochure
    • Gift Shop/Library
    • The Great Swamp Experience
    • Pond View Room
    • Room Rentals
    • Temporary Exhibits
    • Trail Map
    • The Tree House
Volunteers

  Volunteers are needed and appreciated   throughout the year. Please contact
  Jane Bodnar at 908 766.2489 ext.323 or   email your completed application and
  waiver to jcbodnar@scparks.org .

Volunteer Application for Adult
Volunteer Application for Minor
   Volunteer Waiver for Adults
   Volunteer Waiver for Minors/Dependents

Corporate Volunteer Groups please contact Jane Parks at 908 766.2489 ext.336 or jparks@scparks.org

Hours & Directions
The building is open 9am-5pm daily.
Exhibits are open 9am-4:30pm daily.
Registration is accepted 9am-4:30pm daily.
The building is closed on Holidays.
Trails are open dawn to dusk daily but closed on Deer Management days as scheduled.

 Click here for Directions
Donations & Sponsorship

Donations are gladly accepted.
Please make checks payable to:
The Somerset County Park Commission
and mail to Carrie Springer,
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

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Ask A Naturalist

Ask-A-Naturalist

Have a question about a plant or animal species you saw in Lord Stirling Park or northern New Jersey?

One of our naturalists can help you! Complete the form and an EEC staff member will do their best to solve your nature mysteries!

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