NEXT HIKE: Saturday, May 13 @10:00am

Additional Upcoming Dates: Stay tuned!

  • Hike:  TBD. Hike is free, but a $5 suggested donation is greatly appreciated. Dogs (on a leash) are welcome.
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  • Meeting Location: The New Weis Center parking lot at 150 Snake Den Rd, Ringwood, NJ

"But in every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks."

~ John Muir, July 1877


Join Weis intern John Curnyn for a hike on New Weis Center property, the adjacent Norvin Green State Forest, nearby Ringwood State Park, and other local favorites. John is an avid local hiker and is certified in standard and wilderness first aid.  Free (donations are welcome)​

Hikes start at 10:00 a.m. and begin at the main building (map) at Weis, unless otherwise noted. Read each hike description for trail details, difficulty, and length. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water and lunch or a snack.

Cancellations: steady rain cancels; winter hikes may be canceled due to snow/ice conditions. Please check our Facebook page for updates. 

Photography by Anne Moore Siebecker

  • NY-NJ Trail Conference's free map page (under Norvin Green State Forest

  • Hunting is allowed in many NJ and NY state parks and forests, including Norvin Green State Forest. Always wear bright orange during hunting seasons. Learn more before you go.

Hiking Near The New Weis Center

Norvin Green State Forest is adjacent to The New Weis Center property (as well as the Highlands Natural Pool). Situated in the Highlands Region of Northern New Jersey, it offers nearly 24 miles of trails, which feature great views, rugged terrain, waterfalls, and remains of old iron mines.

Norvin Green State Forest is open to hiking only - no bicycles or motorized vehiclesHikers may park in the outer parking lot of The New Weis Center; parking is NOT allowed along the roads or the inner parking lot.

The New Weis Center grounds and parking lot close at dusk; allow yourself plenty of time to get back safely before dark. Bring a map and follow the trail markers! Note that cellphone reception may be poor while in the forest.

Hikers may walk through the Center's grounds and go up and around the Pool to access trails. If you are walking with a dog, please walk up to the end of Snake Den Road to access all trails. Dogs MUST be on a leash, even when on the trails. 

Smoking and alcohol are NOT ALLOWED on The New Weis Center property!

More information about visiting Weis

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