Where Wild Things Happen Naturally!


Come out and explore our trails, take an environmental education class, hold a green-theme birthday party, or send the kids to our popular Summer Nature Program. There's so much to see and enjoy at Schiff that it’s no wonder this is the place where “Wild Things Happen Naturally!” We have 15 miles of marked trails, and protect approximately 768 acres of land in the heart of beautiful Morris County, NJ. Schiff is rich in history, too. From Revolutionary period artifacts to vintage buildings constructed by the Boy Scouts of America during the Depression era, there are still discoveries to be made! Come out and play, hike, explore and support our efforts to protect the natural beauty of our local communities.

Schiff Nature Preserve Mendham NJ

"I am embarrassed that after living here for 20 years, my kids and I only first discovered/ began exploring the Schiff Nature Preserve, this past year. You and your team do a fantastic job maintaining the beauty and viability of the land in your care. Not sure how often it is said, but your efforts - and those of your colleagues and volunteers - are very much appreciated..." - C. Tashjy, member

"THANK YOU for remaining open in the spring after all of the state & county parks were closed. You were truly a lifeline for my sanity! My dog and I enjoy frequent visits to Schiff in all sorts of weather. I learned snowshoeing in your preserve this month! Best wishes for 2021." - J. Jotz, friend to Schiff


Schiff's Holiday Plant & Gingerbread House Sale
Support your local nature preserve by purchasing your holiday plants & gingerbread houses from Schiff. Two ordering deadlines to accommodate family activities & plant arrival soon after Thanksgiving holiday.