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Places We Love

The Watershed Institute

  • Educational
  • Exercise
  • Nature

The Watershed Institute (formerly the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Center and Reserve) contains a variety of smaller destinations within its bounds. Visit to explore 930 acres of wetlands, forests, meadows, streams and the four-acre Wargo Pond. Some of the oldest trees in central New Jersey are found here, as well as a variety of birds and other wildlife. The new LEED Platinum Certified Watershed Center features a science lab, education exhibits, and gift shop. The Reserve offers courses and programs for kids, teenagers, and adults, including adult courses on plein air painting and plant and wildlife identification.The Reserve is also host to the Honey Brook Organic Farm and the Kate Gorrie Butterfly House, which will open in time for August’s Butterfly Festival.

Trails: 10 mi, unpaved surface and boardwalk. .5 mi of trail are ADA accessible.

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