History/Nature Hike at Institute Woods (Rescheduled)

Date(s) - July 20, 2024
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Princeton Battlefield parking lot
500 Mercer Street

Join us on a hike through the treasured Institute Woods to explore bits of history, as well as the sites and sounds that form this unique and serene setting.
Hear stories about the Woods’ origin and the ways IAS mathematicians, physicists, and other members have engaged with it. Stops along the way will highlight the history of early Stony Brook, the Battle of Princeton, the Old Trolley trail, the establishment of the Institute for Advanced Study, and Founders Rock. We will make a special stop at the infamous Swinging Bridge, then hike over to the observation decks at the adjacent Rogers Wildlife Refuge. 
Along the way, there will be moments to observe, engage, and identify the different varieties of birds, plants, trees, and everything in between!
Tour is limited to 10 people.  Please note: This is a moderate to advanced hike. Trails may be muddy/slippery. Comfortable hiking boots/shoes, water, and insect repellent are recommended.


Bookings are closed for this event.