Hands-on and educational!Anyone with an interest in fish, wildlife or the outdoors will enjoy a visit to Pequest Trout Hatchery. There are so many informative and exciting wildlife features to see at this hatchery. The barrier-free facility includes a 15-minute video showing the trout rearing operation. A self-guided tour allows visitors to see where the trout are raised.
There is also an exhibit hall containing live fish, as well as a display of mounted New Jersey wildlife specimens. The Pequest Trout Hatchery also features the Natural Resource Education Center, which allows visitors to learn about wildlife conservation.
The interactions are fun and educational for children. Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the hiking trails, picnic areas, and free literature available. Organized group programs may be scheduled and can include an actual fishing experience at the "Fishing Education Pond." This is an ideal location for both family and student trips.