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Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary

#3 of 5 things to do in Short Hills Features Animals
324 Forest Dr S, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2308
+1 973-376-3587
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Photo shoot on an overcast day...

Wonderful local gardens and paths perfect for spending about 90 min exploring my DSLR. Planning... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Union County NJ
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Wonderful local gem

A great place to visit if you live in town or are driving through (or a short walk from the Short... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Millburn, New Jersey
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16 May 2017
“Photo shoot on an overcast day...”
17 Jan 2017
“Wonderful local gem”
324 Forest Dr S, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2308
+1 973-376-3587
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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful local gardens and paths perfect for spending about 90 min exploring my DSLR. Planning on going back on a nicer day and in different seasons!

Reviewed 17 January 2017

A great place to visit if you live in town or are driving through (or a short walk from the Short Hills Train Station). I try to take my girls (ages 9 and 10) there two or three times a year to walk along the...More

Thank JWK07078
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice place for a short visit. The main stone house is very interesting and contains some live animals, a beehive and other exhibits. The grounds are pretty as well. No admission charge but you can make a donation. Good place for kids. The staff...More

Thank schmutaki
Reviewed 15 March 2016

If you haven't been here, and you're looking for a nice quiet place for a walk, try it. More secluded than the Summit arboretum, and bigger. All woods essentially.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Given that I live very close to CHA, I volunteer here often. In fact, I've volunteered here for 5 years. CHA features fun family activities, including Guided Hot Chocolate Hikes, or an event in late October called Creatures of the Night! These events really get...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

A lovely escape into solitude. The only sound was the wind in the trees. It appears that this little spot gets overlooked by most.

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Tucked behind the train station and hidden from many people who even live in town is the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary. For $75 annually you can become a member and camp inside the garden, or attend special educational events or even organize a...More

Thank Sandeep T
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Very small but also very peaceful and quiet. Good place to simply get away from life for a few minutes.

Thank mark p
Reviewed 18 June 2014

It was a bad weather day but they have a bird watching room,you can sit with book and watch for birds. Will go back in better weather.

Thank G E
Reviewed 26 December 2013

I used to go there all the time when I was a kid, loved it then and I still do. the Hartshorns were such a giving family. I think if your ever in short hills it should be on your list of things to do.

Thank pfkaupp
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