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Pequest Trout Hatchery

Pequest Hatchery
Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Center.

A favorite place of mine to visit is the Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center in Oxford, New Jersey. Nestled in the 4,800 acre Pequest Wildlife Management Area, the hatchery offers an inside look at how they raise over 600,000 trout each year for stocking in New Jersey’s waters.

They center provides programs daily that cover everything from “trout tales” for the kids to fly fishing basics, bird watching, butterfly watching, and more. If you have a group, such as a Boy or Girl Scout Troop, you can actually schedule your own event at the Hatchery, including fishing the Trout Education Pond. Definitely a treat!

Pequest River
Pequest River

The Pequest Wildlife Management Area provides hiking trails, bird watching opportunities, an archery range, and a dog training area, to name a few. It is certainly worth a visit!

My husband and I love to fish the Pequest River. Its picturesque setting in Warren County is perfect in the fall. We fish for a little bit and then enjoy sitting on the riverbank watching other anglers try to connect fly with fish.

So if you love the outdoors, you should definitely plan a visit to the Pequest and the surrounding Natural Wildlife Area. I promise you will not be disappointed!

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