Get your tickets now for the 19th Annual Sourland Mountain Festival, on July 13th, before they're gone!

Sourland Events

Upcoming Events
Crowd Sourland Music Festival
The Sourland Mountain Festival

Saturday, July 13th, 3-8:30 pm, Rain or Shine, Unionville Vineyards, (9 Rocktown Rd, Ringoes, NJ  08551)

Planning is underway for the Annual Sourland Mountain Festival, one of the Sourland Conservancy’s successful fundraisers, and an all-around GOOD TIME (So good, we sell out – rain or shine!). Celebrating its 19th year, the five and 1/2-hour festival will host history, critters, wildlife, and outdoor activities with a beautiful view (especially at sunset) of farming fields on the Sourland Mountain. Visit to learn more!

Sourland Spectacular

Saturday, September 7th at The Watershed Institute

Registration is now open for the 13th annual Sourland Spectacular cycling rally! The event at the Watershed Institute on September 7th will feature both staggered starts and lunches. Riders may begin when they would like between 7:00–10:00am in order to complete their route in time for lunch. Pre-event coffee and breakfast will be followed by lunches served from 11:00 until 2:00. The lunch will, of course, be capped by our famous ice cream sundaes. You will have earned it! Visit to register.

Solo Biker Background Sourland Spectacular
Past Events
The Sourland Conservancy presents: Talk of the Sourlands 
The Sourland Conservancy continued to host our annual education series this past fall. Previously held at the Hopewell Train Station, we decided to take the program on the road this year. Taking our show “on the road” has helped us reach more people all around the Sourlands. Talks took place at the Titusville Presbyterian Church and Duke Farms, among other places throughout the Sourland Region. 

You can find most of our talks on our YouTube Channel! 

Fall Tree Sale & Plant Swap

October 8, 2023 at Duke Farms Market
October 14, 2023 at the Sourland Conservancy office

Over one million trees in our beautiful Sourland forest will die within the next few years. That’s twenty percent of all trees – in our gorgeous public parks and preserves, in our yard, and probably in yours. One of the best ways to help the Sourlands is by transitioning your mowed lawn to a beautiful native garden. Planting native trees, shrubs, and flowers in your yard will help you save time, money, and the planet!

Transform your lawn with our annual tree kit sale! The biodiversity kit was designed for areas with moist soil, as they are common in floodplains and streambanks. A limited quantity is available. The kit includes: 

1 Black Willow (Salix nigra)

2 White meadowsweet (Spiraea latifolia)

*Sourland Conservancy Members Only* 3 Sweet Scented Joe-Pye (Eupatorium purpureum)

New Perennial Bed Design (Courtesy of Pensive Weeds)

Planting Tools 

Order your kit at any time and pick it up at the Sourland Conservancy office (83 Princeton Ave., Hopewell) on Saturday, October 14th any time between 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Available while supplies last.

Sourland Member Strawberry Social

Hopewell Borough Park 

Thank you to all the Sourland Conservancy members who attended the annual Strawberry Member Social on Sunday, June 2nd! We picked delectable native strawberries, learned about sustainable foraging, met our fellow Sourland Conservancy members, and ate delicious ice cream from The Bent Spoon! 

Stream monitoring participants
Stream School in partnership with The Watershed Institute

Wednesday, May 3 through Saturday, May 20, 2023

Thank you to all who attended this year’s intensive course to become certified stream monitors! We had a blast visiting preserves all over the Sourlands with you to assess the health of the streams.

    If interested in joining us next year, please fill out this form.  If you have any questions, you can reach out to

    Sourland Mountain Festival

    July 13, 2024

    The Sourland Mountain Festival is a once-a-year opportunity to enjoy great, live music in the scenic beauty of the Sourlands.

    While you’re there, learn about the Sourland Conservancy’s dedicated work to protect the region’s important ecological resources, history and culture.

    It’s a really great way to celebrate the Sourlands and support the mission of the Sourland Conservancy!

    Sourland Spectacular

    September 7, 2024

    The Sourland Spectacular is back, celebrating its 13th consecutive year on September 7 at 7am!
    The event at the Watershed Institute on September 7th will feature both staggered starts and lunches. Riders may begin when they would like between 7:00–10:00am in order to complete their route in time for lunch.
    The $70 early bird entry fee (plus processing) until August 7th for the September 7th event includes lunch, arm warmers, and rest stops with snacks. 

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