Laurelwood Arboretum

    Park Overview:

    Experience an enjoyable stroll thru formal gardens and woodlands.  

    Trail Uses:Hiking
    Dogs:Dogs on leash
    Trail Miles:
    Park Acreage:30 acres
    Web Map:Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum trail map
    Park Description:

    Laurelwood Arboretum is a 30-acre botanically diverse property located in Wayne Township in northern New Jersey. It features woodlands and gardens, wildlife, two ponds, streams and hundreds of varieties of rhododendrons, azaleas and other unusual species of plants and trees. Gravel paths wind and connect through the arboretum, making it an appealing destination for nature lovers, hikers, runners, birdwatchers, artists and photographers.

    Laurelwood Arboretum is maintained as a public park through a partnership between the Township of Wayne and the non-profit organization Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum.

    Trails Overview:

    An extensive signed trail network, much of it through woodlands, is enjoyable just to stroll at random. Formal gardens are near the entryway where a new Visitor Center opened in 2015,  The pathways are flat and easy to walk.

    A trail map is available from Web Map link above.  

    Both a self-guided “Native Tree Tour” and “Exotic Tree Tour” are available, as well for-fee guided tours.  Use Contact Information below.



    The closest major highway access is from I-287, Exit 53, turn east onto the Hamburg Turnpike which “T’s” into Rt 202. Consult an on-line map for further details.   

    • Address:  725 Pine Lakes Drive West, Wayne, NJ  07470
    • Approximate GPS for parking area:  40.9901 -74.2666

    An auxiliary parking area is off Vale Road (see trail Web Map)

    Contact Information:Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum