Map of The New Weis Center grounds
NY-NJ Trail Conference trail maps, printed on waterproof, tear-resistant Tyvek, and are available for purchase in our main building when staff is present.
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Hunting is allowedin many NJ and NY state parks and forests, including Norvin Green State Forest. Always wear bright colors such as orange or neon pink during hunting seasons. Learn more before you go!
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Photography by Anne Moore Siebecker
"But in every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks." ~John Muir, July 1877
Guided Nature Hikes
Our staff is first aid/CPR certified and knowledgeable about the local ecology and history of the area, and ready to lead your group on a forest exploration. Our 152-acre property in the Highlands Region of northern NJ features a mountain stream, rugged terrain, diverse forest, ruins, and some nice viewpoints. Pricing:
1 hour - up to 12 people: $50; 13-25 people: $75. Please call for larger groups.
1-2 hours - up to 12 people: $75; 13-25 people: $100. Please call for larger groups.
Hiking Near The New Weis Center
Note: The New Weis Center is NOT part of any state, county or town park system.
Our 152 acre property is privately owned by The Highlands Nature Friends, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Norvin Green State Forest is adjacent to The New Weis Center property. Situated in the Highlands Region of Northern New Jersey, Norvin Green 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 vehicles. Hikers may park in the OUTER parking lot of The New Weis Center; parking is NOT allowed along Snake Den Road or in the inner lot near the Highlands Natural Pool.
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! Trail maps are posted in the Center's kiosks. 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. Please take care to carry out all your trash!
There are NO public restrooms.
Smoking and alcohol are NOT ALLOWED on The New Weis Center property!
Take only pictures, and leave only footprints!