Directions to Exhibit located at Trailside Nature & Science Center


452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ 07092

VIA ROUTE 24 EAST

  1. Exit at River Road and follow it into Summit.
  2. Turn left at traffic light onto Morris Avenue at Schering Plough.
  3. Travel past Overlook Hospital, bear right just before the traffic light and turn immediately left at the next traffic light onto Baltusrol Road. (sign says to Rt. 22).
  4. At the top of the hill, turn right at the traffic light onto Summit Lane.
  5. At the wooded traffic circle, take the second right and proceed ½ mile to Trailside. Parking lot is on the right.

VIA ROUTE 22 WEST – EXIT #140A ON THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY SOUTH

  1. Take Route 22 West past Springfield exits to Mountainside/New Providence Road exit.
  2. Turn right (just before the traffic light) and proceed up the hill.
  3. Take the 5th right onto Ackerman Avenue.
  4. At the top of the hill, turn right onto Coles Avenue. Trailside’s parking lot is about 1/4 mile on the left hand side.

VIA ROUTE 22 EAST

  1. Take Route 22 East to exit marked Mountainside/New Providence Road.
  2. Take the jug-handle and turn left toward the traffic light.
  3. Cross over Route 22.
  4. Proceed as above from #3.

VIA ROUTES 287 & 78 EAST

  1. Take Rt. 287 to Rt. 78 to exit 44 (New Providence/Berkeley Heights).
  2. Turn left at the traffic light onto Glenside Avenue.
  3. Go 1.2 miles and turn right into the Watchung Reservation (Rt. 645 – W.R Tracey Dr.).
  4. Proceed past Lake Surprise, uphill and straight past loop picnic area to the wooded traffic circle.
  5. At traffic circle take the first right and proceed ½ mile to Trailside. Parking lot is on the right.

VIA ROUTE 78 WEST

  1. Take Rt. 78 West to exit 43 (New Providence/Berkeley Heights).
  2. Turn right at first light onto McMane Avenue.
  3. At T-intersection, turn left onto Glenside Avenue.
  4. Proceed as above from #3.

VIA N.J. TURNPIKE NORTH/GARDEN STATE PARKWAY NORTH

  1. Take NJ Turnpike to exit 11, Garden State Parkway.
  2. Take GSP to Exit 135.
  3. Stay to left on exit ramp and enter traffic circle. Proceed around circle, under parkway and straight onto Central Avenue.
  4. Follow Central Avenue into the center of Westfield.
  5. At T-intersection/traffic light, turn right onto Broad Street and make first left at the next traffic light onto Mountain Avenue.
  6. Follow Mountain Avenue to the traffic light in Mountainside.
  7. Turn Left onto New Providence Road.
  8. Go through the traffic light crossing over Route 22.
  9. Proceed uphill and take the 5th right onto Ackerman Avenue.
  10. At the top of the hill, turn right onto Coles Avenue. Trailside’s parking lot is about 1/4 mile on the left hand side.

HOW TO GET FROM TRAILSIDE TO:

WATCHUNG STABLES – Turn left out of Trailside parking lot onto New Providence Road. Follow this road to a wooded traffic circle. Take the second right following Summit Lane. Go ¼ mile and turn left into Watchung Stable entrance.

LOOP PICNIC AREA/PLAYGROUND – Turn left out of Trailside parking lot onto New Providence Road. Follow this road to a wooded traffic circle and take the third right onto W.R. Tracy Dr. (toward Surprise Lake). Bear left around loop for picnic and playground areas.

DESERTED VILLAGE OF FELTVILLE – Follow directions to loop picnic area/playground. Stay on W.R. Tracey past picnic areas/playground, over Surprise Lake and to a stop sign. At the stop sign, turn left onto Glenside Ave. Go approximately ¾ mile and turn left. Obey the ROAD CLOSED sign and park in the field on the right.

SEELEY’S POND PARKING LOT – Go Straight out of Trailside parking lot onto Coles Avenue. Coles Ave. becomes Skytop Drive (a winding, wooded road). Just past the intersection of Glenside Avenue, and before the traffic light, turn left into the parking lot of Seeley’s Pond.