Public Tour Schedule

We welcome the public to visit Hutcheson Memorial Forest on regularly scheduled tours which occur on Sundays throughout the year. These tours are led by Rutgers University faculty and researchers who volunteer their time. Depending on the expertise of the tour leader, the interest of the group, and what is flowering, flying, calling or crawling, various aspects of natural history, forest ecology, conservation issues and ecological relationships will be explored and discussed.

Tours typically meet at 2 PM and take between one and two hours. All tours leave from the main entrance of the woods located at 2150 Amwell Road (Route 514) about 3/4 mile east of East Millstone, New Jersey. The trail through the woods may be muddy in places except in dry weather, so persons should come prepared. There is no charge, and reservations are not required on these guided public tours. Have a large group? Groups of more than ten (10) people, or people whishing a tour at some other time, must arrange for a private tour. Such groups are invited to contact HMF Center staff well in advance for special guided tours to be arranged at other times. Please include "HMF Tour Request" in the subject line.

We regularly update the tour schedule, so please check back for updates!

Date Time Tour Guide

May 12, 2019

2:00 PM

Spring Wildflowers
Join HMFC Director Dr. Myla Aronson on a special spring wildflower walk. Discover wildflowers and enjoy the woods in the spring.

June 2, 2019

2:00 PM

The Story of Mettler's Woods
Join Dr. Myla Aronson, Director of HMFC, on a walk through time. Learn the history of Mettler’s Woods, one of the last remaining old-growth forests in New Jersey.

June 23, 2019

2:00 PM

Forests of our Past and Future
Learn from Max Piana, Land Manager of HMFC, on forest ecology, research, and conservation at HMFC.

July 21, 2019

2:00 PM

Forests of our Past and Future
Learn from Max Piana, Land Manager of HMFC, on forest ecology, research, and conservation at HMFC.

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