Lawrence Nature Center


This 45-acre township-owned property offers a stream, forest, meadow, network of trails and a community nature center. 

The Nature Center is located at  481 Drexel Avenue, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648.

https://www.lawrencetwp.com/maps/location/DrexelWoods


For more information about the Lawrence Nature Center,  please contact the Lawrence Township Recreation Department at 609-844-7067.

Resources 

  • Site Map and Information
    See the Brochure for a map of the Nature Center and Drexel Woods including trails.
  • Programs for all Ages
    Check for upcoming events!
  • Download the Nature Coloring Book for a fulfilled activity to enjoy nature and wildlife.
  • Where to Hike in Lawrence
    Use the guide to find local hiking trails.







Lawrence Township has partnered with Lawrence Township Environment Education Foundation (LTEEF) to bring programs and activities to the Lawrence Nature Center and Lawrence Township.

More information about the Lawrence Township Environment Education Foundation can be found here: https://www.lawrencetwpnature.com/


Lawrence Township Environmental Education Foundation

Start your month off right. . . Introducing First Saturday Walks at Drexel Woods and the Lawrence Nature Center

Each month, on the first Saturday, the Lawrence Township Environmental Education Foundation is sponsoring free walks through the meadow at the Lawrence Nature Center and Drexel Woods to see the wonders of nature, learn about the history of Lawrence Township, and enjoy the great outdoors. Each month is a different theme. Starting times vary, so visit lawrencetwpnature.com/events for details.

April’s First Saturday Walk

Join David Bosted at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2nd, to celebrate the bicentennial of landscape planner Frederic Law Olmsted. You’ll learn about Olmsted’s contributions to Lawrence and Mercer County and his vision of the public health benefits of public parks. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes for muddy trails. All ages are welcome for this free program.