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Other Day Trips & Overnight Trips

190 Lord Stirling Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ
908 722-1200 Ext. 5002    EEC Home Page


Other Day Trips

The Environmental Education Center offers Garden Discovery Tours, Canoeing & Kayaking, Birding, and Overnight trips throughout the year.  But sometimes we offer additional trips that don’t fall under these categories!  Trips throughout the year may include a visit to the zoo, a museum, or other ecological or historical point of interest.  Please see below for our current listing.

Overnight Trips

The Environmental Education Center (EEC) offers a select few overnight trips throughout the year. Overnight trips vary in location but are consistently educational and recreational. All trips are organized and led by an EEC Naturalist. Please see below for our current offerings.

2018 New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge Weekend PDF
Join Somerset County Park Commission Naturalists on a two-day adventure! We will be traveling by van to explore
the historic New Jersey coast and stop at the most iconic lighthouses along the way. October 20-21 is the New Jersey
Lighthouse Challenge Weekend. We will be visiting eleven of twelve lighthouses in addition to two lifesaving stations.
We will be staying at The Victorian Motel in the heart of Cape May. The hotel is within easy walking
distance of the beach,
restaurants, cafes, and delis. We will make 'happy' stops each day for the purchasing of lunch, drinks, and snacks.
This trip is for active adults and seniors with an interest in lighthouses, coastal environments, and New Jersey history.
Group size will range from 10 to 16 participants.
Trip Departs: Saturday, October 20, 2018 @ 7:00am
Trip Returns: Sunday, October 21, 2018 @ 6:00pm
Course Code: 50803 - 01 Fee: $280 per person
Lodging, interpretation, and transportation are included.
All food, lighthouse tour/climb fees, and museum fees are the responsibility of each participant.
Cancelation: A $150.00 room reservation ch arge will be incurred after September 2, 2018.
Registration: Begins on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 9:00am
Closes on Saturday, September 1, 2018 @ Noon
Christa Wood 908-722-1200 ext. 5337
Ben Barkley 908-722-1200 ext. 5326

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      Other Groups
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Trips & Outings
    • Birding
    • Canoe & Kayak
    • Garden Discovery
    • Other Day Trips & Overnight Trips
    • 1770s Festival
    • By the Light of the Moon
    • Live Animal Show
    • County Caper
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    • Festival of Trees
    • Swamp Search
    • Temporary Exhibits
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    • The Great Swamp Experience
    • Temporary Exhibits
    • Trail Map

  Volunteers are needed and appreciated   throughout the year. Please contact
  Jane Bodnar at 908 722-1200 ext.5323 or   email your completed application and
  waiver to .

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

Corporate Volunteer Groups please contact Daniel Ross at 908 722-1200 ext.5336 or

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.

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

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