25 Brown's Dock Road, Locust (Middletown Twp.) , NJ
732-872-2670 or 0336

Travel Advisory for Huber Woods Park
Due to road work on Navesink River Road, weekdays from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., there is no access to the main entrance off Navesink River Road coming westbound from the Oceanic Bridge. You can access the park from the east or Mclees Road to Browns Dock Road.   Please see below for alternate directions.

Restrooms in the Environmental Center Closed for Renovations  
Beginning February 2, the restrooms in the Environmental Center will be closed for renovations. In order to continue to serve the public, temporary facilities will be provided within the same vicinity. The interpretative area of the Environmental Center remains open.  We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we update our public facilities. Learn more about this project.

Earth Day Event   
Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.    

Earth Day Reptile Show

See snakes & reptiles during a family-oriented show that gives you the chance to watch live and exciting animals and nature artifacts found in New Jersey. There will also be freshwater pond creatures on view and an opportunity to see kid-friendly interactive exhibits inside the Environmental Center. FREE!

Huber Woods Environmental Center

Come explore its hands-on exhibit areas.  While there, play Native American instruments while viewing and listening to recordings of American Indian musicians and dancers. 

Lenape drum 

Try basket weaving, archeology, the revolving maize game and many other Lenape activities.  Discover something new in the environment at the Junior Naturalist station.  Watch tadpoles and frogs frolic in the Forest Room. 

Junior Naturalist Station

View the many colorful native birds outside or play in the puppet theater.  Live turtles and snakes await your visit to the Reptile House.  Huber Woods Park also features an all-access Discovery Path, wooded trails and a beautiful picnic area with a view of the meadows and Navesink River.

The Environmental Center and the Reptile House are open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Safari Backpacks  
Explore Huber Woods with your family and friends! Each backpack contains all you need to make your self-guided nature walk filled with adventure and exploration! Pick a backpack for Pre-K, Forest, or Meadow. Use of the backpack is free but you must leave your valid NJ drivers license with the docent.   

Take the TREE CHALLENGE!   
Stop by our docent desk and pick up a special Tree Challenge backpack.  Each bag contains a trail map, guides, and instruments to help you learn about the beautiful trees that make up Huber Woods.  Work with your new tools and become a naturalist for the day as you learn different ways to identify and survey the local flora. Return again at different times of the year to see how the environment has changed.  Turn in your observations so you can help our scientists record the data.

 

Directions

  • Garden State Parkway to Exit 109. Southbound, turn left onto Rt. 520. Take jughandle for Half Mile Rd; northbound, go straight at exit. Follow Half Mile Rd. to end. Turn right at traffic light onto East Front St. Follow East Front St. to Hubbard Ave. Turn left onto Hubbard Ave. and follow (.6 mile) to Navesink River Rd. Turn right onto Navesink River Rd. and continue 3.2 miles. Turn left onto Brown's Dock Rd. Park entrance is at top of hill. 
  • State Hwy. 35 to Navesink River Rd. (north of Cooper Avenue Bridge, Red Bank.) Northbound, turn right. Southbound, use jughandle to make left turn. Travel east on Navesink River Rd. (2.8 miles) to Brown's Dock Rd. Turn left onto Brown's Dock Rd. The park entrance is at the top of the hill.