Parking passes are required on Saturdays. The Orientation Center and Cafe are open Thursdays – Saturdays. The property is closed to the public on Sundays and Mondays.

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The Big Tree Hike

A quest to find all of our arboreal champs. Duke Farms is proud to host some of the largest...
Sat, Jul 15, 9:00 AM
Duke Farms  •  Hillsborough Township, NJ

About This Event

A quest to find all of our arboreal champs.

Duke Farms is proud to host some of the largest and most magnificent trees in the state. The few that have been officially recognized by the NJ Forest Service as “Big Trees” are an especially important part of the local heritage that belongs to all who share an ecosystem with them. On this 4-mile loop, we’ll pay a visit to these Big Trees and take the opportunity to discuss the cultural value, ecological impact, and enduring teachings that come only from the oldest and most massive of trees.

Please dress for the weather and bring water or snacks. This class is entirely outdoors. Participants should expect to be traveling about 4 miles on pavement, gravel, or flat trails for the full duration of the class.

Meet in front of the Farm Barn Orientation Center for check-in. We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes before the start of class. We cannot accommodate late arrivals and the class will depart on time.


Please stay home if you are sick. Pre-registration is required, walk-ins will not be accepted. No refunds and no exchanging or transferring tickets. Please note that each participant must be registered. Unless otherwise noted, ALL programs at Duke Farms are RAIN or SHINE.

Please note that registration to a Saturday program comes with an entry pass. You DO NOT need to register separately for a Saturday Entry Pass.

Please contact with any questions.

In 2022, Duke Farms celebrates 10 years of working towards Doris Duke’s vision for a more creative, equitable, and sustainable future. As a world class center and leader in environmental stewardship, Duke Farms has inspired countless people to become informed stewards of the land while improving regional environmental health. Duke Farms is committed to supporting and growing a sustainable, better future for all.​

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