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Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: 11 Hardscrabble Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924-1303
Phone Number:
+1 908-766-5787
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Most undervalued wildlife sanctuary

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... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
James P
Summit, New Jersey
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Summit, New Jersey
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 13 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 birds. The regulars are chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, and sometimes wrens seldom seen in NJ (we... More 

Thank James P
New York City, New York
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121 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
Bernardsville, New Jersey
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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 season has something different to offer. Walking after a fresh snow with all of the... More 

2 Thank Jane B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
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 come to our bird feeders could decipher which ones comes from this place or from... More 

Thank peony09
Bernardsville, New Jersey
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 20 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. Mike Anderson is also often around the sanctuary, and he is a great birder and... More 

Thank keentoplay
Newbury Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
Montville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 31 December 2014

A center for conservation and education, the Sherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary encompasses 272 acres of deciduous forest, fields, a woodland flood plain, an education centered carriage house, as well as, an estate house with a tree-top observation deck. The estate house is also home to an extensive book store, exhibits and Audubon offices. Their are feeding stations around the estate... More 

3 Thank duck8to
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Was a lovely place for your children to learn about our beautiful birds, and other forest creatures.

1 Thank Mary F
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

This large sanctuary has a visitor center, many well marked trails and lovely grounds with a river running through it. It was winter and we saw some birds especially a number of hawks. There are bird feeders near the Center where you observe many small birds. The sanctuary is off exit 30B of I-287 and sits back a few miles... More 

1 Thank Pnemiller
Metuchen, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2013

A great place with many trails and a fantastic gift shop. Often hikes are led by a guide. Trees abound as well as birds and other critters.

Thank Arline Z

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