Fall Forestry Festival 2013
Saturday, October 5, 2013
10 am to 3 pm rain or shine
We are OPEN: please note we are not affected by the federal government shutdown.
Fall Forestry Festival, an annual festival held by the NJ Forest Service's Forest Resource Education Center, features over 40 nature themed exhibits, hikes, programs, and activities. Explore the pinelands forest and discover unique plants and creatures on interpreter led hikes. Get crafty and paint a pumpkin or make a wooden Smokey helicoptor. Use your detective skills to find the cause of a wildfire. See foresters turn logs into lumber on sawmill and basket makers, chainsaw carvers, and traditional wood carvers demonstrate artistic uses for wood. The Fall Forestry Festival combines fun and learning for a enjoyable outing for the whole family.
Free parking, and admission
There is no reservation or fee for programs or activities.
Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring insect repellant. Refreshments will be available to purchase.
Hikes and Programs
Greenhouse / Tree Nursery Tour
Nest Box Trail
Exhibits and Demonstrations
Asian long horned beetle
Bee hive: honey, wax, and candles
Black Bear Awareness
Composting made easy
Rustic Furniture Watershed Management Wheel of Water!
Traditional wood carving
Build a birdhouse
Climb a tree
Cut a “tree cookie”
Make a “Smokey” helicopter
Paint a pumpkin
Simulate pollution on EnviroScape
Take a hayride
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where are you located?
A:We have two entrances: the interpretive center is off Don Connor Blvd Jackson. You can also enter at the NJ Forest Nursery at 370 East Veterans Highway, Jackson.
Q: Do I have to register for hikes?
A:There is no registration, but please remember to arrive on time to ensure a spot.
Q: Do you charge a fee for hikes?
A:There is no fee for programs, admission, or parking.
Q: May I bring my pet?
A:Pets are allowed on a leash - please pick up after your pet. Pets are not allowed in the building.
Q: Should I bring lunch?
A:You may bring a lunch to eat at the picnic area. Remember to also bring a trash bag - as our facility requires you to carry out what you've brought in.