Directions & Hours

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Schiff Nature Preserve Visiting Address:
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, NJ 07945

Our trails are available daily from dawn to dusk.
The Nature Center is generally open Tuesday - Saturday, mid-day. Please call ahead to be sure that the building will be open.

The main parking lot, our Nature Center, and our Native Plant & Butterfly Garden are located at 339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, NJ, 07945.

We also have trailheads and limited parking at these locations:

Schiff’s Mount Paul Preserve - Mount Paul Drive, Chester, NJ, 07930

Schiff’s McVickers Brook Preserve - 229 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, NJ, 07945

Schiff’s Franklin Parker Trail Access Point - Thomas Road, Mendham, NJ, 07945

Some trails are marked for bike riding and horseback riding. Please see our trail map for specific details.

Schiff is a hidden jewel, thus a bit tricky to find. Follow the specific directions below. If you are using GPS, use 339 Schiff Drive, Mendham, NJ as your destination.

  • Take Rte 287 to exit 22B (Bedminster/Netcong/Rte 206 North)
  • Travel 3.5 miles on 206 North (pass the Sunoco gas station on your right) to Holland Road and make a right
  • Turn left at the stop sign at the end of Holland Road
  • Travel 1.1 miles and turn right onto Mosle Road
  • Travel 2.7 miles and as the road forks look for the white Union School House, bear right onto Pleasant Valley Road
  • Travel 0.1 miles and make a left between the stone pillars into the Schiff Natural Lands Trust
  • Make a left at the "T" at the far end of the driveway and follow the winding road for 0.5 miles to the top of the hill
  • Pass the two houses and follow the road into the parking lot
  • Take Rte 24 from Morristown into Mendham
  • Make a left onto Hilltop Road (at the light with the Black Horse Pub on the corner)
  • Travel about 1.5 miles and make a right onto Pleasant Valley Road
  • Travel 1.4 miles and make a right between the stone pillars into the Schiff Natural Lands Trust
  • Make a left at the "T" at the far end of the roadway and follow the winding road for 0.5 miles to the top of the hill
  • Pass the two houses and follow the road into the parking lot
  • Travel 3.5 miles on Rte 24 from intersection of Main Street (Rte 513) and Rte 24
  • Make a right at the blinking light onto Roxiticus Road. (Just past the Ralston Fire House)
  • Travel 1.1 miles and make a left onto Union School House Road
  • At the fork, make a left onto Pleasant Valley Road
  • TRAVEL 0.1 MILES and make a left through the stone pillars.
  • Go straight until you reach the "T" and make a left
  • Travel 0.5 miles up the driveway
  • Pass the two houses and follow the road into the parking lot
  • Take North Finley Avenue from the center of Basking Ridge into Bernardsville
  • At the traffic light make a left onto Rte 202
  • At the next traffic light, in the center of town, turn right onto Anderson Hill Road (this road turns into Mendham Road)
  • Travel approximately 2.5 miles, make a left onto Pleasant Valley Road
  • Travel 1.4 miles and make a right between the stone pillars into the Schiff Natural Lands Trust
  • Make a left at the "T" at the far end of the roadway and follow the winding road for 0.5 miles to the top of the hill
  • Pass the two houses and follow the road into the parking lot