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Nature Center and Murray Farmhouse & Barn

345 Oak Hill Road, Middletown, New Jersey


Phone: 732-268-7034


Mailing Address

P.O. Box 36, Middletown, NJ 07748


The Park is just west of Route 35 South; there are directional signs posted on Route 35 and at the Parkway exits.


Poricy Park Trails are open year round from dawn till dusk.


Fossil Beds

Middletown-Lincroft Road, Middletown, NJ

Between Dwight Rd/Nutswamp Rd & Oak Hill Road

There is a large Poricy Park Fossil Bed sign posted at the fossil bed parking entrance.


Cotton Tract

Can be accessed off Ivy Hill Road



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Via Route 18. Exit at Marlboro. Take Route 79 North to intersection of Route 520. Take 520 East to Lincroft. At the main intersection, make a left onto Middletown-Lincroft Road (keeping Lincroft Inn on your left) and follow to Oak Hill Road (third traffic light). Turn onto Oak Hill Road. The Nature Center is about 1/4 mile on the right, immediately before the second set of railroad tracks.


Via Route 35 from the SOUTH. Approximately 1 mile north of Red Bank, take Oak Hill Road west. There are Poricy Park signs at this intersection. The Nature Center is on the left, just after the railroad tracks.


Via Route 35 from the NORTH. Take Chapel Hill Road Exit.Follow Jug Handle to right. At Traffic light, cross over route 35. Chapel Hill Road becomes Oak Hill Road. The Nature Center is approximately 1 mile up Oak Hill Road on the Left hand side just after railroad tracks.


Via Route 34 heading SOUTH. Take Route 520 East (into Lincroft). Make a left onto Middletown-Lincroft Road (at Lincroft Inn) and follow Oak Hill Road (third traffic light). Turn right onto Oak Hill Road. The Nature Center is on the right, immediately before the second set of railroad tracks.


From Philadelphia. Take New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 7A (Route 195). Take 195 East to the Garden State Parkway. Take the Garden State Parkway North to Exit 114 and then follow the directions for the Parkway from the SOUTH.


Via the Garden State Parkway from the NORTH. Get off at Exit 114 (Holmdel-Middletown). At the light at the end of the ramp, make a left onto Red Hill Road. Make a right at the second light onto Dwight Road and stay on this road 1 1/2 miles. At light, turn left onto Middletown-Lincroft Road. Continue for 1/4 mile, and turn right at the first light onto Oak Hill Road. Go over one set of railroad tracks. The Nature Center is on the right immediately before the second set of railroad tracks.


Via the Garden State Parkway from the SOUTH. Get off at Exit 114 (Holmdel-Middletown). Make a right at light at end of the ramp. At next light, turn right onto Dwight Road. Stay on this road 1 1/2 miles to the first light. At this light, turn left onto Middletown-Lincroft Road. Continue for 1/4 mile, and turn right at the first light onto Oak Hill Road. Go over one set of railroad tracks. The Nature Center is on the right immediately before the second set of railroad tracks.


From the Trenton area. Take 195 East to the Garden State Parkway. Take the Parkway North to Exit 114 and then follow the directions for Parkway from the SOUTH.


From the Princeton Area. Go East on 571; Southeast to Hightstown; Route 33 East to Freehold; Route 537 East to Colts Neck to intersection of Route 34 (Colts Neck Inn will be on left). Turn left onto Route 34. At next light, turn right onto Phalanx Road (Catholic Church on left after turn). Take Phalanx Road to end. Turn right at light. Turn left at next light onto Middletown-Lincroft Road and follow Oak Hill Road (third traffic light). Turn right onto Oak Hill Road. Nature Center is on the right immediately before the second set of railroad tracks.


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