Directions & Hours

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

Schiff's trails are available to the public for recreational use daily from dawn to dusk. Please see our Visitor's Use Policy and abide by the policies stated when visiting to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for all. The Nature Center is generally open Tuesday -Friday, 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