Somerset County Environmental Education Center

190 Lord Stirling Rd.
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
 908-722-1200
  • Overview

    Located within Lord Stirling Park, in the Basking Ridge section of Bernards Township, and is nestled within 425 acres of the western portion of the Great Swamp Basin of the Passaic River. The variety of habitats of floodplains, swamps, rivers, intermittent streams, marshes, meadows, and natural and man-made ponds, fields, and forests provide homes for diverse plant and animal populations in this environmentally sensitive park. All are within walking distances of the multi-faceted building. The Great Swamp Exhibit, a swamp vivarium, and an environmentally based library are located within the Center itself.

  • Amenities

    • ADA Compliant
    • Free Admission
  • Nearby:

    •  Dining

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    •  Lodging

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    •  Activities

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    •  Events

      • Stirling's Annual Street Fair
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      • New Jersey Symphony: Star Wars, The Return of the Jedi
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      • New Jersey Symphony: Discover Beethoven's "Eroica"
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      • Rose Squared Celebrate Morristown Art Show
        Jun. 1-2, 2024
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      • Dunellen Street Fair & Craft Show
        Jun. 22 - Sep. 28, 2024
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      •   Activities

        Lord Stirling Stable
        0.9 MI
        908-766-5955
        View >
      •   Activities

        Light Opera of New Jersey
        1.3 MI
        908-903-0700
        View >
      •   Activities

        Raptor Trust
        1.3 MI
        908-647-2353
        View >
      •   Activities

        9/11 Memorial Tree
        1.7 MI
        View >
      •   Activities

        Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
        1.8 MI
        973-425-1222
        View >
      •   Lodging

        The Ridge
        2.2 MI
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      •   Events

        Stirling's Annual Street Fair
        Apr. 21, 2024
        2.5 MI
        201-998-1144
        View >
      •   Activities

        Farmstead Arts Center
        2.5 MI
        908-636-7576
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