Sunrise in the pine barrens
Discover the Night


What happens as the sun comes up?

Early morning is a great time to explore the Pine Bush with the comfort of knowing the sun will soon rise. Hit the trails early in the morning and find a spot to watch the sunrise with friends and family. The dunes in the Blueberry Hill region of the preserve have a clear view to the east making this part of the Pine Bush a great place to watch the sunrise.

Start the day with us!

Watch this peaceful sunrise video to experience the pine bush as wildlife and humans begin to wake and start their day.

In the Daylight

Join one of our public programs! Visit for additional details and to make a reservation.

Sunrise & Sunset Times

Click here to see when it's light and when it's dark.

Pine Bush Perspectives

You can get outside and go for a walk while enjoying the 2023 Pine Bush Perspectives Photo Exhibit along the blue trail behind the Discovery Center.