We are a non-profit organization situated on a 210 acre piece of the Rancocas State Park with 3 miles of hiking trails through varied habitats including meadows, forest, and wetlands. The Nature Center opened in 1977 and has provided environmental education for the community with programs both on and off-site for groups including schools, scouts, libraries, senior citizens, as well as the general public.
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Beef & Beer & Wine
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Mount Holly Moose Lodge
853 Woodlane Road
Mt. Holly NJ
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794 Rancocas Rd.
Westampton, NJ 08060
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There are No Dogs or Bikes allowed on the Rancocas Nature Center trails. Speeding bikes and dogs can injure other visitors.
Dogs and Bikes are permitted on the rest of the Rancocas State Park trails.
Grades 1 thru 7
Early Bird Discount from now until
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Childhood and the outdoors are a natural fit!
At Rancocas Nature Center Summer Nature Camp, campers get to explore the outdoors while learning first-hand about nature and our connection to it.
Every day is a unique adventure!
We never know what we might find on the trails. Small group size ensures that each child has a fun-filled summer experience guided by staff members who are trained environmental educators.
"My daughter loved the camp, it was very well run, we will do this again!" - Week 3 Parent
"My son absolutely LOVED his week there. I think he would spend his summer there if he could!"
- Week 5 Parent
"Our children had a great time learning about nature!"
- Summer Camp Parent
Speaking of Nature Series:
The History of Rogers Millbrook Farm
Thursday, January 25
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Historically located near the Rancocas Creek on the property now designated as the Rancocas Nature Center, the Rogers Millbrook Farm has been the focus of recent research. Burlington County employee Eric Orange will present on the topic and be available to answer questions. Preregister by calling RNC at 609-261-2495. There is no charge for this program, but donations are encouraged.
Nature Adventures for Preschoolers:
Over and Under the Snow
Friday, January 26
10:30am – 11:30am
It’s never too early for young children to interact with nature. Rancocas offers this fun program which combines a nature-themed children’s book and an outdoor exploration. This program is designed for preschoolers ages 3-5 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Preregister by calling RNC at 609-261-2495. There is no charge for this program, but donations are encouraged.
L.L. Bean Afternoon Hike at Rancocas
Sunday, January 28
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Join us for a quick afternoon hike at Rancocas Nature Center and get home in time for a cup of hot chocolate! Meet in RNC's parking lot. Register online at or by phone at 856-810-5560.
Interpretive Trail Hike at Rancocas
Sunday, February 4
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Join a Rancocas staff person or associate naturalist for an interpretive hike through our varied habitats. It’s a great way to become familiar with our well-maintained trails. Bring a camera and/or binoculars; we’ll stop at scenic spots along the way. The easy pace is suitable for all ages; please use a child carrier to transport small children. Preregister by calling RNC at 609-261-2495. There is no charge for this program, but donations are encouraged.
Nature in Art for Preschoolers:
Friday, February 9
10:30am – 11:30am
Nature is all around us. For the very young, their interactions with the natural world are learning experiences that can translate into art projects. This program is designed for preschoolers ages 3-5 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Each session will include an introduction to a nature theme and an art project. Preregister by calling RNC at 609-261-2495. There is no charge for this program, but donations are encouraged.
L.L. Bean Women’s Fitness Walk at Rancocas
Sunday, February 11
12pm – 2pm
Join the women's group to support and encourage each other to stay healthy on RNC's beautiful trails.Meet in RNC's parking lot.Register online at www.llbean.com/marlton or by phone at 856-810-5560.
Holgate Hike Long Beach Island Winter Birding Field Trip
Saturday, February 17
9:45am – 2:45pm
It’s winter birding at its best! Holgate is Long Beach Island’s southernmost town−just north of Brigantine Island. If last year’s species make a return visit to the shore, Snow Buntings and Snowy Owls are just a few of the possibilities, in addition to Harlequins, other waterfowl, seabirds, and raptors. Join us for any or all, of the 6-mile hike. Leader: Lloyd Shaw. Preregister by calling RNC at 609-261-2495. There is no charge for this program, but donations are encouraged.
FUN & FREE
& Music Time
11 a.m - 12 p.m.
Audubon Wildlife Society
Bowman & Company LLC
Brown and Brown Insurance
Charlie Brown's Fresh Grill
Exxon Mobil Foundation
Garden Club of Mt. Holly
Henry M. Rowan Family Foundation
Mt. Holly Moose Lodge 737
Native Plant Society of NJ
RNC Photography Club
A Continued Thank You to All For Your Generous Support!
Your continued support is essential for the Rancocas Nature Center to survive and thrive. Please help by visiting the DONATE page to donate online or download a printable donation form to mail in. Your tax-deductible contributions are one of the most important ways we have to support all that the Center offers.
Every donation is deeply appreciated.