Check Out the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary this Spring

With spring finally in the air, there’s only one thing that all of us who have been cooped up inside for months want to do – see some beautiful plants, flowers and trees and of course check out birds who have finally come back after a long winter.

Luckily for Gaslight Commons residents, the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary is located at 324 Forest Dr S, Short Hills which is only five miles from your apartment.

The arboretum boasts a huge amount of native wildflowers and is home to multiple kinds of trees, ferns, and animals. Plus, it has a unique topography that creates many habitats, allowing for a huge diversity in animals and plants in a relatively small area and it is a haven for birds in the spring and fall.

If you want to go on a fun, scenic hike at the arboretum, you’re in luck – the arboretum trails pass kettle moraines, hilly slopes and a natural amphitheater created by glaciers, making for a very unique and exciting exploring experience.

The Arboretum also hosts environmental education programs designed to provide children of all ages (including adults) opportunities to learn about its natural areas and acquire the knowledge, attitude, and skills needed to become future stewards of the environment. Make sure you check their calendar online to see what’s going on this weekend!

Plus, if you want to get involved, their volunteer program offers a range of activities for all ages and abilities to help nurture a lifelong love of learning and dedication to the environment.


Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary

324 Forest Dr S, Short Hills

(973) 376-3587


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