NJ Audubon Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

11 Hardscrabble Rd * Bernardsville * NJ 07924

The Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary had its beginnings with the donation of 125 acres by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Scherman to the New Jersey Audubon Society in 1965. Mr. G. Frederick Hoffman donated additional parcels of land. The Hoffman’s estate house and caretaker’s house were later added to the Sanctuary.

The Sanctuary is located on 276 acres of woodland, field and floodplain habitat that is home to more than 200 species of wildlife over the course of a year. There are special nature programs, lectures, hikes and camps throughout the year. The New Jersey Audubon Society owns and operates the Sanctuary.

Of Special Note:

  • Sightings of up to 25 species of birds in a season
  • Summer camp for children
  • Sign up for classes in yoga, photography, nature hikes
  • Birthday parties and special event space available
  • Teacher and scout programs
  • Volunteer Art Show will be on view in the Gallery from December 1, 2017 through February 26, 2018.  Entrance is free.  Gallery hours:  Tuesday through Saturday: 9:00am to 5:00pm | Sunday: Noon to 5:00pm | Closed: Mondays


Morris County, located 30 miles west of NYC, is home to some of America’s most important history and culture just waiting for you to explore. Start by walking in the footsteps of Revolutionary icons such as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, then pick apples right off the tree at one of our verdant farms and end your day having a delicious dinner; discover how to make my weekend Morris County!
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-631-5151
Leslie Bensley Photo of Jane Joe Executive Director at Morris County Tourism Bureau
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
973-631-5151 lbensley@morristourism.org