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Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

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11 Hardscrabble Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924-1303
+1 908-766-5787
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2 Bear seen Sept 1, 2017

First time ever saw bear while hiking. Was hiking up on ridge east of Passaic river in Scherman... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Surprising Gem

We were so pleasantly surprised to find this place which we had never even heard of before. The... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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11 Hardscrabble Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924-1303
+1 908-766-5787

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

First time ever saw bear while hiking. Was hiking up on ridge east of Passaic river in Scherman Hoffman where I was looking at a rock formation and big tree balancing side ways on the ridge. Then when hiking away up the hill, I looked...More

Thank r-j-infinity
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We were so pleasantly surprised to find this place which we had never even heard of before. The trails are beautiful and well marked, maintained. We walked 2 1/4 which is a good distance for us. You can go further or shorter. We loved the...More

Thank BJ G
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Not sure of what my expectations were, but I think they were more. Walked up a long steep hill and really didn't see anything. I've visited other nature spots in the area and would return to those. I won't return here.

Thank P F B
Reviewed 3 June 2017

There is a store in the main building which sells all kinds of bird supplies as well as other nature related items. There are a number of bird feeders outside the building and there is an area in the store where you can sit and...More

Thank FamReun2013
Reviewed 12 October 2016

If you are a bird lover, the Audubon's facility here is excellent. Most of the year (but not in the summer, bears are a problem then), their bird feeder is visited by only upscale birds - no pigeons or house finches, which are all town...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Visited the sanctuary, hiked a few trails. Signs need to be updated. Visited a pond but the pond wasn't there just rocks a fountain that didn't work and benches.

Thank Jaime O
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is a wonderful little hike in the woods. Easy to access right off of Hardscrabble Road. There are some beautiful birds seen at this sanctuary. The many different woodpeckers are among my favorite. I have been here many times during all different seasons. Each...More

3  Thank Jane B
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here over the years, 18 years to be exact. A place to feel outdoor, a place to see some birds but mostly we come here to buy bird seeds and things. A bit expensive compared to other stores but birds who...More

Thank peony09
Reviewed 19 May 2015

The best thing about Sherman-Hoffman is the people. I have been on many of the Saturday am FREE nature walks, and they are excellent. so much to learn. Stephanie leads many of them and her knowledge of the flora and fauna of NJ is legendary....More

Thank keentoplay
Reviewed 25 April 2015

Great walks on wooden walkways through wetlands area. Great opportunities for photography and viewing birds. We understand they have turtles but we didn't see any.

2  Thank Kit W
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