Essex County, New Jersey

come play in the forest with us

Essex County, NJ

come play in the forest with us

Monday Forest Explorers

    • When: Every Monday, 3:30pm
    • Where: South Mountain Reservation, Brookside Drive (directions here)
    • Who: Meet leader Arlene Jacobi, arleneforestessex@gmail.com
    • What: All ages, all weather, all abilities welcome. Learn more here.
    • How much: Free to join!

Note: There is a dirt parking lot off the side of the road on Brookside Ave with a wide trail to Rahway river. Directions to entrance on BROOKSIDE AVE (from south orange ave) - drive .4 mile, park on your LEFT. If you pass a large field on your right you went too far. (From Glenn ave) drive 1.4 miles, park on your RIGHT after you pass the large field on your left.

Monday

Forest Explorers

        • When: Every Monday, 3:30pm
        • Where: South Mountain Reservation, Brookside Drive (directions here)
        • Who: Meet leader Arlene Jacobi, arleneforestessex@gmail.com
        • What: All ages, all weather, all abilities welcome. Learn more here.
        • How much: Free to join!

Note: There is a dirt parking lot off the side of the road on Brookside Ave with a wide trail to Rahway river. Directions to entrance on BROOKSIDE AVE (from south orange ave) - drive .4 mile, park on your LEFT. If you pass a large field on your right you went too far. (From Glenn ave) drive 1.4 miles, park on your RIGHT after you pass the large field on your left.

Friday Forest Explorers

Note: There is a dirt parking lot off the side of the road on Brookside Ave with a wide trail to Rahway river. Directions to entrance on BROOKSIDE AVE (from south orange ave) - drive .4 mile, park on your LEFT. If you pass a large field on your right you went too far. (From Glenn ave) drive 1.4 miles, park on your RIGHT after you pass the large field on your left.

Friday

Forest Explorers

Note: There is a dirt parking lot off the side of the road on Brookside Ave with a wide trail to Rahway river. Directions to entrance on BROOKSIDE AVE (from south orange ave) - drive .4 mile, park on your LEFT. If you pass a large field on your right you went too far. (From Glenn ave) drive 1.4 miles, park on your RIGHT after you pass the large field on your left.

Weekend Forest Explorers - third Saturday of the month

  • When: Third Saturday at 10:00 am - see blog posts for next Saturday
  • Where: South Mountain Reservation, Tulip Springs - 64 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052 (directions)
  • Who: Meet leader Yarrow, yarrowworld@gmail.com - Looking for co-leader!! This is a great way to get FREE Forest School For All Membership. Contact Yarrow or Kerri (kerri@forestschoolforall.com)
  • What: All ages, all weather, all abilities welcome. Learn more here.
  • How Much: Free to join!

Note: Once you enter Tulip Springs, follow road to the RIGHT. Parking is near a small building and picnic area on your right. Group will meet across the street from the parking area at the Lenape trail (yellow trail).

Weekend Forest Explorers - Third Saturday of the month

  • When: Third Saturday at 10:00 am - see blog posts for next Saturday
  • Where: South Mountain Reservation, Tulip Springs - 64 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052 (directions)
  • Who: Meet leader Yarrow, yarrowworld@gmail.com - Looking for co-leader!! This is a great way to get FREE Forest School For All Membership. Contact Yarrow or Kerri (kerri@forestschoolforall.com)
  • What: All ages, all weather, all abilities welcome. Learn more here.
  • How Much: Free to join!

Note: Once you enter Tulip Springs, follow road to the RIGHT. Parking is near a small building and picnic area on your right. Group will meet across the street from the parking area at the Lenape trail (yellow trail).

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When you join as a Forest School For All member, you can enjoy online + offline benefits to expand your outdoor experience, including:

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                                                                              • Monthly Promotions on Natural Products + Outdoor Gear
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                                                                              • Discounts on Forest Creator Groups
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  • Create groups flexible to your schedule
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Become a FSFA Member

When you join as a Forest School For All member, you can enjoy online + offline benefits to expand your outdoor experience, including:

  • Monthly Promotions on Natural Products + Outdoor Gear
  • Biweekly Family-Friendly Nature Activities, Crafts + Prompts
  • Discounts on Forest Creator Groups
  • Discounts on Forest School For All Events

 Join for $25 per Family, Annually

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