Where to See Native Plants

Where does one find Native Plants?

We hope to fill this page with places to see native plants in New Jersey 

We will be updating this as we compile lists from hikes and lists from the internet

NPSNJ Krajci Preserve

Article: April 21, 2018: Trail Work Day

Trip Logs

Hunterdon County

NEW Spring: April 6, 2021: Hike in Musconetcong Gorge Preserve

Middlesex County

Spring: April 18, 2013: Hike in Rutgers University Ecological Preserve

Spring-Summer: 2002: Cheesequake State Park: A transitional zone between two different ecosystems

Summer: July 27, 2014: Botanical Blitz at Highland Park Native Plant Reserve

Morris County

Spring: May 10, 2013:  Hacklebarney State Park

Somerset County

Spring:     April 14, 2018: Washington Valley Park East Section

Spring:     April 21, 2013: Stroll in Duke Island Park

Spring:     April 29 and June 3, 2015: Washington Valley Park East Section

Spring:     May 13, 2014: Sourland Mountain Preserve – Maple Flats trail

Spring:     May 10, 2015: Bio Blitz at Great Swamp in Lord Stirling Park

Fall:          September 21, 2014: Bio Blitz at Great Swamp in Lord Stirling Park

Fall:          October 13, 2017: Sourland Mountain Preserve

Sussex County

Spring:    April 20, 2012: Mt. Tammany Trail, Delaware Water Gap

Fall:          October 23, 2020: Kittatinny Valley State Park

Web Links

This link gives hundreds of places to see native plants. Extensive plant lists are given but non natives are included. Also information about the location, directions and trails are given. These lists were generated from Torrey Botanical Society field trips. .  New Jersey Natural Places: NY-NJ-CT Botany website

The New Jersey Conservation Foundation owns 14 preserves scattered throughout the state. You can find them at this link. Information about the location, directions and trails are given.  New Jersey Conservation Foundation Preserves website 
This site also has an excellent page on New Jersey Greenways. All the Greenways are located on a Google map that can be expanded etc so you can find a trail near you. You can click on a Greenway and find where to get additional information. New Jersey Conservation Foundation Garden State Greenways page

New Jersey’s Birding & Wildlife Trails program provides information to plan trips for wildlife viewing & enjoying the outdoors.  Driving trails are provided for the South Jersey Bayshore, the Skylands & Pine Barrens regions and the Hackensack River Watershed.  The NJ Birding and Wildlife Trails program is a product of NJ Audubon.  New Jersey Wild Life Trails Website. Links are provided for individual sites and maps.

The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has partnered with parks to create, protect, and promote a network of over 1,850 miles of public trails in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region. The site has a NJ trail finder. New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.