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Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary

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Absolute gem

This is such a wonderful place for a nature getaway in the middle of town. They constantly have... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
Mona B
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Wonderful local resource

The arboretum is a special place for learning, exploring and appreciating nature. There are great... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Short Hills, New Jersey
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24 Feb 2018
“Absolute gem”
22 Jan 2018
“Wonderful local resource”
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324 Forest Dr S, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2308
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

This is such a wonderful place for a nature getaway in the middle of town. They constantly have programs for kids, families, schools, scouts, birthday parties, summer camps, etc. And they also have lovely self-guided tours. The center is small and has a few animals,...More

Thank Mona B
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The arboretum is a special place for learning, exploring and appreciating nature. There are great programs for children including summer camp and many other activities throughout the year. The building itself is a lovely old example of the cottage design nestled in the woods.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I couldn't imagine how there could be nature trails in this area near route 24. They make great use of the space with meandering trails. There are hills and stairs and benches. The house has a small display including an active beehive. Eric was very...More

2  Thank BJ G
Reviewed 19 August 2017

arboretums are always fun for families to visit. Kids can run freely and be educated at the same time and who doesn't love to see spiders, and trees and butterflies, etc?

1  Thank pumpkinj2017
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful local gardens and paths perfect for spending about 90 min exploring my DSLR. Planning on going back on a nicer day and in different seasons!

Reviewed 17 January 2017

A great place to visit if you live in town or are driving through (or a short walk from the Short Hills Train Station). I try to take my girls (ages 9 and 10) there two or three times a year to walk along the...More

Thank JWK07078
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice place for a short visit. The main stone house is very interesting and contains some live animals, a beehive and other exhibits. The grounds are pretty as well. No admission charge but you can make a donation. Good place for kids. The staff...More

1  Thank schmutaki
Reviewed 15 March 2016

If you haven't been here, and you're looking for a nice quiet place for a walk, try it. More secluded than the Summit arboretum, and bigger. All woods essentially.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Given that I live very close to CHA, I volunteer here often. In fact, I've volunteered here for 5 years. CHA features fun family activities, including Guided Hot Chocolate Hikes, or an event in late October called Creatures of the Night! These events really get...More

1  Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

A lovely escape into solitude. The only sound was the wind in the trees. It appears that this little spot gets overlooked by most.

Thank Mike G
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