Field Trips
The Pinelands Institute for Natural & Environmental Studies, (P.I.N.E.S.), a program of Whitesbog Preservation Trust operates in Historic Whitesbog Village in cooperation with the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest.
The Pinelands Institute at Whitesbog Village provides educational programs featuring the natural and cultural history of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Programs include school field trips, in-school presentations, adult group presentations, teacher workshops, and special events. Our goal is to provide opportunities for people to be immersed in local habitats, to foster awareness and stewardship towards all living things within those habitats, and to help people discover their past and present connection to the land.
We are located in Historic Whitesbog Village in the Pine Barrens located in Browns Mills, Burlington County, New Jersey. We are surrounded by beautiful forests, wetlands, blueberry fields and cranberry bogs.

Field Trips Offered:

-Information Coming Soon-

Upcoming Events: 

July 28th - Blueberry Living History (More Information Click Here)

August 13th - Nature Story Time (More Information Click Here)

August 17th - Nature Story Time (More Information Click Here)

September 17th - Nature Story Time (More Information Click Here)

September 21st - Nature Story Time (More Information Click Here)

Full List of Whitesbog Events (Click Here)



For additional information or to book a program, please call (609) 893-1765 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Whitesbog's recently renovated trails are open from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year as part of Brendan T. Byrne state forest.
Our trails offer a great place to walk, hike, bike, and explore, as well as birdwatch and other outdoor activities. Our gardens and trails host many of the Pine Barren's natural fauna, including:

  • Ferns such as the Royal Fern and the Cinnamon Fern
  • St Andrews Cross, Lily of the Valley, Pink Lady Slipper, Chokeberry, Mountain Laurel
  • Pine Barrens Tree Frog, Cricket Frogs, Spring Peppers and Fowler Toads
  • Buck Moth, Rosy Maple Moth, Io Moth, Luna Moth, Monarch Butterfly, Blue Azure Butterfly
  • Egrets, Hummingbirds, Titmouse, Cardinals, Blue Jays, Whip-or-Whil, Heron, Red-Tailed Hawk, Tundra Swans


Trails Include:                                                Gardens Include:

- Bluberry Trail                                                                                    - Elizabeth White Historic Garden (at Suningive)

- Cranberry Trail

- Union Pond Trail

- Holly Trail (Coming Soon)

- Rome VIllage Trail

- Nature trail


An interactive map of our trails is available On HikingProject (Click Here) 


We also host many scheduled nature events over the year on our trails, which can be viewed on our Events Page 


History and background of the trails can be (CLICK HERE).