The Great Swamp was created approximately 15,000 years ago, when the melting waters of the Wisconsin Glacier poured into the natural basin known as the Passaic Valley. However, the Great Swamp is not entirely swampland but rather a mixture of marshes, meadows, dry woods and brush-covered swamps. It is the intermingling of these four habitats that gives the Great Swamp its unique character, allowing the swamp to support a wide variety of plant and animal life.

As visitors walk along trails and over boardwalks, they can observe plants varying in size from the tiny duckweed to the towering red oak. A multitude of colors emerge, from the yellow marsh marigold to the blue iris. And some visitors are rewarded with sightings of the wildlife that make the Great Swamp their home. Learn more about this living, breathing botanical and zoological resource with a visit to the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center. Numerous environmental programs for all ages are also available.

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Things to See & Do

Things To Do
* Birthday Parties
* Commercial Filming
* Commercial Photography
* Public Educational Programs
* Guided Nature Hikes
* School Programs
* Scout Programs
* Self-Guided Nature Hikes
* Special Events
* Summer Camp Programs
* Teacher Certification Programs
* Visitors Center Exhibits Handicapped Accessible Accommodations

Amenities / Features of Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center:

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Parks and Natural Areas
County Parks
Nature / Environmental Center
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All Activities
General Amenities
Trails / Trail Information
Bird watching
Sight Seeing
Special Events Year-Round
Nature / Environmental Center
Observation Blind/Deck
Parking Lot(s)
Party / Meeting / Rental rooms !Reservable
General Location
New Jersey
General Areas within NJ
Northern NJ
Regions (based on tourism)
Skylands (Hunt, Mor, Som, Sus, War)
Misc Information
Listing Center: Latitude: 40.7321
Listing Center: Longitude: -74.4185
Record Status: 1.0000
Record Title: Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
Rules and Regulations
Pets *NOT Permitted*
Trails / Trail Information
Flat / Easy
Self Guided / Nature trail
Walking Paths

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