This resource was created by Carl Cucchiara and Kate Reilly.
January is the perfect time for new outdoor adventures and a refreshed sense of learning and discovery of our natural world. Need some inspiration to get started?
Thanks to the PreK to Grade 2 students at Weston Elementary School in Manville, New Jersey for sending along words to describe their visions of a winter experience at Duke Farms:
- Peaceful and calm
- Green… but also snowy
- Cold and “brrrr” - so be active!
- Glistening, glimmering, and bright
- And most importantly - happy.
If you are still making the decision to go outside to explore, the winter world awaits your curiosity.
Some may consider wintertime to be the offseason for many outdoor recreational places, but that's not the case at Duke Farms. The property is a literal winter wonderland after a good snowfall. The main trails are plowed for our regular pedestrians and bikers, but many other paths are left untouched for adventurous snowshoers and cross-country skiers. The next time there's a big snowstorm, bundle up, strap on those snowshoes, and venture out to explore the property from a whole new perspective. Learn about the history of snowshoes, relevant animal adaptations, and how to snowshoe in this resource.