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June
Kayak Eco Tours on Cheesequake Creek
Call for dates and times
Fee: $20 per person; pre-registration required
Cheesequake State Park
(732) 566-3208
Participants must be 14 years of age or up. Learn about amphibians and reptiles of New Jersey and how they live throughout the seasons. What do they eat?  Learn about their offspring. Join us for a walk in hopes that we can spot some in the area.  The walk will be on natural trails, protective footwear is recommended.

Double Trouble Village Walking Tours
Call for dates, time and program fees
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Individual or group historic village walking tours may be scheduled in advance for most weeks Wednesday through Sunday.  Elementary school and secondary school science and social studies field trips or outreach programs may be arranged. 

Walt Whitman in Mickle Street
Call for times and dates
FREE
Walt Whitman State Historic Site
(856) 964-5383
When asked why he chose Camden as his home, Whitman replied, “Camden was originally an accident, but I shall never be sorry I was left over in Camden, It has brought me blessed returns." Join us for a tour of Walt Whitman's home in Camden on Mickle Street (today's Mickle/Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard). Here we will explore the great writer's last residence, discuss everyday life and share the thoughts of the many visitors who came to see the aging poet in his final years.

June 1
Golf Tournament
1:30 p.m. shotgun start
Fee: $114 per player
Absecon Lighthouse
(609) 449-1360
www.abseconlighthouse.org
Absecon Lighthouse's host’s our annual Golf Tournament at McCullough's Emerald Golf Links in Egg Harbor Township; registration is at 12:30pm and tee off is at 1:30pm.  The golf package is $114 per person and the golf package includes green fees and cart, lunch, player gift, tee package, prizes, awards banquet, and a future round of discounted golf at McCullough's.  Hole Sponsorships are available at $100. Awards Dinner tickets are available for $30.

Beginner Yoga
4 to 5 p.m.
Fee: $10 pre-registration; $15 day of/walk-in
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Visitor Center  
(973) 786-6445
For teens & adults. Wind down your busy week with Hatha yoga. This class will help you develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy postures, and breathing techniques. Yoga mats & props provided.

June 2
9th Annual Civil War Encampment
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FEE: park entrance fee
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Join the crowds in watching & participate in military drills, meet President Lincoln & influential military figures, as well as learn about the lives of soldiers & civilians.

Civil War Lantern Tour, Skirmish & Concert
6:30 to 9 p.m.
FEE: $20/per person, pre-registration required, available online at www.allairevillage.org
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc
(732) 919-3500
Your tour guide will lead you through the Confederate, Union and civilian camps at night, village, concert & skirmish.

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
FEE: park entrance fee, train ticket $4 per person, more for special events, kids 2 & younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

Lake Nummy Study
10 a.m.
FREE
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
(609) 861-2404
Using "dip" nets, discover for yourself what lives in Lake Nummy.

Nature/Holiday Crafts
12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Belleplain State Forest
(609) 861-2404
Meet in the picnic are at Lake Nummy

Storytime
12:30 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities
ADA accessible

Keeper on Duty
1:15 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities
ADA accessible

1st Saturday Walks - Walking in Nature - A Prescription for Better Health
10 a.m. to Noon
FREE
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, Bordentown Bluff, end of Stanton Avenue, Bordentown Twp.
Sponsor: RWJ Hamilton, Friends of the March & D&R Canal tate Park
(609) 924-5705
www.abbottmarshlands.org
Partial ADA accessible.  Walking is greatly beneficial for the body and mind. Taking exercise out into nature augments these benefits, so that getting to better health may be just a walk in the park! Come discover the Abbott Marshlands with a knowledgeable guide.  Each 1st Saturday Walk will explore a different part of this rich and diverse natural area.  Guides will vary; locations also will vary so that all marshland trails will be explored during the year.  The meeting place will be listed with the trip date; walks are from 10 am to noon.  In case of inclement weather, check the marsh website calendar (www.abbottmarshlands.org); any cancellations will be listed before 9 am.  A light drizzle will not cancel

Photo Show and Sale
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE, donations welcome
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
598 Canal Road, Somerset, NJ (Franklin Township, Somerset County)
Sponsor: Blackwells Mills Canal House Association
(732) 873-2133
http://bmcha.weebly.com
ADA accessible.  Nat Clymer, local photographer, will display his work for your purchase and enjoyment.

National Trails Day: Discover Double Trouble History Walk
10 a.m.
Fee: Adults $6; children ages 6 to 12 $3, children under 6 free
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Discover the culture and beauty of the Double Trouble Historic District during this 2 mile walk over mostly flat sandy trails.  We will also tour a century-old sawmill and cranberry packing house.  Maximum 16 participants. Registration and fee required by 3:00 pm Friday June 1 through the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest office, 609-726-1191.  Payments cannot be accepted at Double Trouble Village

5,000 Step History Hike
10:30 a.m. to Noon
FREE
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov
Adults and children ages 10 and up. Join us for a high energy circuit of High Point State Park’s historic district. If you’re a Fitbit-er, you’ll get approximately 5,000 steps, and will climb the equivalent of 60 flights of stairs (earning the “Lighthouse” badge for the day). If you’re not a Fitbit fanatic, you’ll get some exercise and will see some of High Point’s historic high points and the sights of early summer. This will be a fast-paced walk with five or six planned stops that are significant to High Point’s history, including the site of the Kuser Mansion and the Monument. Plan to wear comfortable shoes for walking (NOT hiking boots), and you may want water and insect repellent. Meet at the Interpretive Center.

Skirmish on the Highway
Open House - 10 a.m. to Noon; 1 to 4 p.m.; skirmish mid-day
FREE
Indian King Tavern State Historic Site
Sponsor: Friends of Indian King Tavern Museum
(856) 429-6792
Revolutionary War reenactors battle on Kings Hwy in Haddonfield. Hear regiment members talk afterwards.

National Trails Day Celebration
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Blairstown Airport
FREE
(973) 786-5768
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
Visit our exhibit at the Blairstown Airport and learn about the history of the railroads that used to transport passengers, agricultural products, and iron ore through Sussex and Warren County.

National Trails Day Hike
10 am
Blairstown Airport
FREE
(973) 786-5768
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
Hike a scenic and tranquil rail-trail while learning about the history of the railroad that used to transport passengers, agricultural products, and iron ore through Warren County.

Walk-About Andover
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fee: $10 (lunch additional); pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park, meet in the Andover Diner parking lot
(973) 786-6445
For adults. Celebrate National Trails Day by joining us for an intriguing look back at the Borough of Andover as we walk about town. Two-mile round-trip hike along the Sussex Branch Trail with lunch stop at the Andover Diner.

Hike to Happy Hour: Angry Erik Brewing
5 to 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $5 (beverages additional); pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Warbasse Junction Rd. parking area
(973) 786-6445
For ages 21 & over. Celebrate “National Trails Day” with a leisurely 3-mile round-trip hike to enjoy happy hour snacks and beverages (optional) at our midway pit-stop.

Horseshoe Crab Walk
10 to 11:30 a.m.
FREE; Pre-registration required
Liberty State Park, Nature Interpretive Center
(201) 915-3400 ext. 202
LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov
June is the time of year when horseshoe crabs come ashore to lay their eggs. Join our staff on a walk to discover these amazing creatures and learn about the important roles the play in the natural world. We will meet at the Park Office located at 200 Morris Pesin Drive, and then drive over to our study site. You will need your own vehicle to transport you there. Please dress for the weather and wear old shoes than can get wet/muddy (no open-toed shoes or flip flops).

National Trails Day
9 a.m.
FREE
Parvin State Park, Second Landing Natural Area
Sponsor: Parvin State Park Appreciation Committee, Inc.
(856) 981-6100
Reconstruction of the Long Trail section in the natural area damaged by the floods of 2011. Wear proper work attire, bring refreshments, bug repellent, gloves, shovels, rakes and pruners.

Lost in the Woods
10:00 a.m. to noon.
Park admission fee; Pre-registration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Parking Lot (first right after the toll booth area.)
908-236-6355
This hike is for kids. Nothing in the Round Valley woods wants to hurt you. We’ll learn about safety, how not to get lost, and we’ll give you the best thing to bring in case you do get lost. Bring parents if you like!

Goat Hill Hike
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE, advanced registration required.
Washington Crossing State Park
Meet at Niederer’s Pond on Brickyard Rd (call the Nature Center for directions)
(609) 737-3647
Goat Hill Overlook is an outlier of Washington Crossing State Park. The 213 acre tract sits on a bluff overlooking the Delaware River in W. Amwell Twp. and boasts commanding views of the Delaware Valley including portions of Lambertville, New Hope and areas north and west into Bucks County, PA. The tract contains extensive hardwood and mixed oak forests, open fields, numerous rock outcrops, a former diabase quarry and hiking trails. We will meet in Washington Crossing at the park pond on Church Rd and carpool to the overlook for an exploration hike. The terrain will be rugged. Wear hiking shoes and bring drinking water.

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.  
FEE:  $1 per person & park entrance fee on weekends and Holidays from May 26 to September 3.
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
ADA accessible. Join a Park Historian for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing.

National Trails Day at Wharton State Forest
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; pre-registration required
FREE
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Historic Village and Atsion Office
(609) 567-4559
Join in the effort to maintain our trails!

National Trails Day!
10 a.m.
FREE
Whitesbog Village
(609) 893-4646
http://www.whitesbog.org/
Come join us for a family fun day with a family friendly hike through the Nature Trail, a scavenger hunt and more! Walter Bien will lead a Fiddleheads, Ferns, Lichen and Moss Trail Walk.

Work Day & Volunteer BBF Training
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FREE
Whitesbog Village
(609) 893-4646
http://www.whitesbog.org/
Come out and join our volunteers in outdoor or indoor projects in the village. You can choose from helping to clear trails and garden paths or helping to organize our office cottage supplies for events! Both get you lunch in the General Store classroom and time to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings!

Village Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $5 donation/person; advance reservations requested
Whitesbog Village
(609) 893-4646
http://www.whitesbog.org/
Stroll the Historic Village, learn about Whitesbog’s role in history and visit Suningive, the worker’s cottage and other museums & buildings that speak to Whitesbog’s heritage.

June 3
9th Annual Civil War Encampment
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FEE: park entrance fee
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Join the crowds in watching & participate in military drills, meet President Lincoln & influential military figures, as well as learn about the lives of soldiers & civilians.

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
FEE: park entrance fee, train ticket $4 per person, more for special events, kids 2 & younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

Lake Nummy Study
10 a.m.
FREE
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
(609) 861-2404
Using "dip" nets, discover for yourself what lives in Lake Nummy.

Nature/Holiday Crafts
12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Belleplain State Forest
(609) 861-2404
Meet in the picnic are at Lake Nummy

Photo Show and Sale
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE, donations welcome
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
598 Canal Road, Somerset, NJ (Franklin Township, Somerset County)
Blackwells Mills Canal House Association
&732) 873- 2133
http://bmcha.weebly.com
ADA accessible.  Nat Clymer, local photographer, will display his work for your purchase and enjoyment.

Bird Watch Along the D&R Canal
8 a.m.
FREE, pre-registration required
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Demott Lane (1289 Easton Avenue, Somerset NJ 08873)
Delaware and Raritan Canal Watch
(732) 249-2670 – Barbara & George Dawson
barbaradawsonwriter@yahoo.com
ADA accessible. Meet at the historic Van Wickle House off Easton Avenue at the foot of DeMott Lane, Somerset section of Franklin. See and hear Baltimore and Orchard orioles and other nesting songbirds as we walk along the Delaware & Raritan Canal.

Lecture: The Delaware River Bridges
2 to 3 p.m.
FREE, donations welcome
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Mule Tenders Barracks – 4 Griggstown Causeway, Somerset
Delaware and Raritan Canal Watch
(908) 240-0488 – Linda Barth
barthlinda123@aol.com
ADA accessible. Joe Donnelly of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission will present a talk “The Delaware River Bridges ”

Walking tour of the battlefield (Hedge Row and Parsonage)
1:30 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Meet at the Visitor Center
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor: The Friends of Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Wear appropriate foot wear.

Under the Water: Life in the Reservoir
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
FEE: parking fee; pre-registration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Parking Lot (first right after the toll booth area.)
(908) 236 -6355
Accessible to all ambulatory visitors – includes a short hike on the 1- mile long Water Trail. Learn about some of the aquatic life that are below the water


June 6
Wednesday Walkers
9 to 10 a.m.
FREE; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults. Start your day off right by stretching your legs, socializing, and soaking in the scenery on this 2.5-mile walk. Complimentary tea, coffee, and light refreshments served afterwards.

Historic Batsto Mansion Tours
11 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.
Fee: $3 adults; $1 children ages 6 to 11; children under 6 free
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

June 7
Fledgling Naturalist Field Trip: Pond Study
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Fee: $5 per adult/child pair; $2 for additional siblings age 2 to 5
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
For 2.5 to 5 year olds and an adult partner.This June, Fledgling Naturalists will head out into the field and visit Sawmill Lake. Using nets, we’ll discover the critters that live within the lake. Wading will be discouraged, but you still may want to wear boots/old shoes/sport sandals as feet sometimes still get wet. To register call the Interpretive Center at 973-875-1471 or email highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov. Registration is required by 4:00 PM the day before the program.

Wednesday Wander
10 a.m. to 11a.m.
FREE, pre-registration required. Spaces are limited
Voorhees State Park
(908) 638-8572
sprucerun@dep.nj.gov
ADA accessible. Children ages 3-6 with an Adult. Get to know Voorhees State Park while we take a walk in the great outdoors. Each week we will focus on a different nature topic. We will use our five senses to learn about trees, leaves, birds, animal tracks and more. Dress to be outdoors

Historic Batsto Mansion Tours
11 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.
Fee: $3 adults; $1 children ages 6 to 11; children under 6 free
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

June 8
Fledgling Naturalist Field Trip: Pond Study
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Fee: $5 per adult/child pair; $2 for additional siblings age 2 to 5
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov
For 2.5 to 5 year olds and an adult partner.This June, Fledgling Naturalists will head out into the field and visit Sawmill Lake. Using nets, we’ll discover the critters that live within the lake. Wading will be discouraged, but you still may want to wear boots/old shoes/sport sandals as feet sometimes still get wet. Registration is required by 4:00 PM the day before the program.

Beginner Yoga
4m to 5 p.m.
Fee: $10 pre-registration; $15 day-of/walk-in
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For teens & adults. Wind down your busy week with Hatha yoga. This class will help you develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy postures, and breathing techniques. Yoga mats & props provided.

Historic Batsto Mansion Tours
11 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.
Fee: $3 adults; $1 children ages 6 to 11; children under 6 free
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

June 9
Early Summer Flea Market
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FEE: park entrance fee
Vendor spaces: $30 pre-registration, $35 registration week of event
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Enjoy a day of bargains, treasures, artwork & more. Rain date - June 10.

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
FEE: park entrance fee, Train ticket, $4 per person, more for special events, kids 2 & younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park
Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting

National Trails Day volunteer project
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
FREE, pre-registration required
Bass River State Forest
(609) 296-1114
Bring gloves, sunscreen, water and insect repellent. Hot dogs and chips provided after event.

Lake Nummy Study
10 a.m.
FREE
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
(609) 861-2404
Using "dip" nets, discover for yourself what lives in Lake Nummy.

Nature/Holiday Crafts
12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Belleplain State Forest
(609) 861-2404
Meet in the picnic are at Lake Nummy

HOFNOD Fishing Derby
10 a.m. to noon
FREE
Belleplain State Forest
(609) 861-2404
Sponsor: Belleplain State Forest & NJ Fish and Wildlife
Register at the Nature/Interpretive Center the day of event or at the forest office in advance. Prizes for most fish and largest fish, lots of raffle prizes too!

Storytime
12:30 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities
ADA accessible

Keeper on Duty
1:15 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities
ADA accessible

New Jersey Free Fishing Day
9:30 a.m.
FEE: park entrance fee
Cheesequake State Park, Bathhouse Pavilion
(732) 566-3208
Note: Enjoy the day of “license free” fishing at Hooks Creek Lake in Cheesequake State Park. There will be a lecture and demonstration on freshwater fishing at 10 am provided by the Park Naturalist

Sunset Walk to the Monument
7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
FREE
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
Meet at the North end of Lake Marcia (opposite the beach) near the entrance to the cedar swamp picnic area and take a short, but steep, guided walk up to the Monument to watch the sunset, on one of the longest days of the year. We'll cover less than a mile round-trip, but in some areas the trail surface will be very rocky and the climb is strenuous. If the uphill climb isn't your thing, you can drive up to the Monument parking lot and meet us at the base of the Monument at about 8:00 PM and chat with the park interpreter about the nature and history of the park while you watch the sun set.

Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) Walk
9 to 11 a.m.
Fee: $10; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults. Experience the health benefits of “forest bathing” right here in the tranquil woods of KVSP. This slow-paced, 1-mile guided walk will cultivate sensory awareness, reduce stress, and facilitate a deeper connection with nature.

Bike Ride
11:30 a.m.
FREE
Warbasse Junction Rd. parking area
(973) 887-4332
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
Please bring your bike, helmet, lunch and drink for this scenic rail-trail exploration!

Lusscroft Farm Northwest Jersey Open Horse Show
Fee: Various
Lusscroft Farm
(973) 875-4800 (High Point Park Office)
Sponsor: Heritage and Agriculture Association
www.lusscroftfarm.org

Hooked on Fishing – Not on Drugs Youth Fishing Challenge
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
FEE: park entrance Fee – limited to the first 50 participants
Spruce Run Recreation Area
(908) 638-8572
sprucerun@dep.nj.gov
Families, age 20 and under to be eligible for prizes. June 9 is a “free fishing day”, no license required to fish. Come to Spruce Run and participate in a Youth Fishing Challenge. Registered youth, age 20 and under will be eligible for prizes and giveaways. Registration will be taken on the day of the event

Spring and Summer Birds of the Park
8:30 a.m. to Noon
FEE: park entrance fee
Washington Crossing State Park
Meet at the Nature Center
Washington Crossing Audubon Society(WCAS)
(609) 737-0609
WCAS members will lead this hike in search of birds that nest in the park.

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
FEE: $1 per person & park entrance fee on weekends and Holidays from May 26 to September 3.
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
ADA accessible. Join a Park Historian for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing

Historic Batsto Mansion Tours
11 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.
Fee: $3 adults; $1 children ages 6 to 11; children under 6 free
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

Astronomy Presentation and Star Watch
8 to 11 p.m.
FREE
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Historic Village
(609) 567-4559
Sponsor: The West Jersey Astronomical Society

June 10
Maria Allaire’s Wedding Reenactment
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
FEE: park entrance fee
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Chapel
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Join us in celebrating the marriage of Maria Allaire to Thomas Andrews in 1836 at the Allaire Chapel at 1 p.m. 

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
FEE: park entrance fee, train ticket $4 per person, more for special events, kids 2 & younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting

Lake Nummy Study
10 a.m.
FREE
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
(609) 861-2404
Using "dip" nets, discover for yourself what lives in Lake Nummy.

Nature/Holiday Crafts
12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Belleplain State Forest
(609) 861-2404
Meet in the picnic are at Lake Nummy

Summer Shorebird Walk
10 a.m to Noon
FREE; Pre-registration required
Liberty State Park, Nature Interpretive Center
(201) 915-3400 ext. 202
LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov
ADA accessible. Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Liberty State Park is home to over 250 distinct species of birds. Join us as we explore varied habitats and learn to identify some of our resident and migratory bird-life. Please dress to be outside and bring binoculars if you have them Binoculars will be available to borrow. The program will begin at the Park Office located at 200 Morris Pesin Drive.

Driving tour to visit the site of the American encampment and Ponolopon Bridge the day before the Battle of Monmouth
1 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Meet at Visitor Center
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor:  The Friends of Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Use own vehicle

Traces: what came before us?
10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Park admission fee. Pre-registration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Parking Lot (first right after the toll booth area.)
(908) 236-6355
This hike is leisurely and covers the history of Round Valley. We’ll look for evidence of who came before us, and what they left behind.

Stream Stomp
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
FEE:  park entrance fee
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
Take a wet hike through the park’s Steele Run in search of salamanders, frogs, fish and a variety of aquatic invertebrates. Note: wear old sneakers or water shoes, be prepared to get wet at least up to the knees

Historic Batsto Mansion Tours
11 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.
Fee: $3 adults; $1 children ages 6 to 11; children under 6 free
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

June 12
Camouflage and Mimicry
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
FEE: parking fee; pre-registration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area
South Parking Lot (first right after the toll booth area.)
(908) 236 -6355
Note: Not ADA accessible.  Not every insect is a bug. Discover what insects do to stay alive.

June 13
Wednesday Walkers
9 to 10 a.m.
FREE; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults.Start your day off right by stretching your legs, socializing, and soaking in the scenery on this 2.5-mile walk. Complimentary tea, coffee, and light refreshments served afterwards

Wednesday Wander
10 a.m. to 11a.m.
FREE, pre-registration required. Spaces are limited
Voorhees State Park
(908) 638-8572
sprucerun@dep.nj.gov
Note: ADA accessible. Children ages 3-6 with an Adult. Get to know Voorhees State Park while we take a walk in the great outdoors. Each week we will focus on a different nature topic. We will use our five senses to learn about trees, leaves, birds, animal tracks and more. Dress to be outdoors

Historic Batsto Mansion Tours
11 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.
Fee: $3 adults; $1 children ages 6 to 11; children under 6 free
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

June 14
Yoga on the Mountain
6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Fee: $5 donation recommended
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
Sponsor: Friends of High Point State Park
(973) 702-0488
www.friendsofhighpointstatepark.org
Come enjoy the view while relaxing your mind and body. All levels of experience are welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat and water. Walk-ins are welcome. However, registration is suggested so that we may contact you in the event a class is canceled.

Historic Batsto Mansion Tours
11 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.
Fee: $3 adults; $1 children ages 6 to 11; children under 6 free
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

June 15
Beginner Yoga
4 to 5 p.m.
Fee: $10 pre-registration; $15 day-of/walk-in
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For teens & adults. Wind down your busy week with Hatha yoga. This class will help you develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy postures, and breathing techniques. Yoga mats & props provided.


Historic Batsto Mansion Tours
11 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.
Fee: $3 adults; $1 children ages 6 to 11; children under 6 free
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

June 16

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
FEE: park entrance fee, train ticket $4 per person, more for special events, kids 2 & younger ride FREE.
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting

Nature Scavenger Hunt
10 a.m. to Noon
Fee: Park entrance fee; Pre-registration required limit 15 children
Bass River State Forest Office
(609) 296-6574 (trip leader)
Bring your father for a fun Father’s Day weekend outing! Severe weather cancels.

Lake Nummy Study
10 a.m.
FREE
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
(609) 861-2404
Using "dip" nets, discover for yourself what lives in Lake Nummy.

Nature/Holiday Crafts
12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Belleplain State Forest
(609) 861-2404
Meet in the picnic are at Lake Nummy

Storytime
12:30 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities
ADA accessible

Keeper on Duty
1:15 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities
ADA accessible

Hike Along the D&R Canal from Fireman’s Eddy to Prallsville Mill
10 a.m.
FREE, pre-registration required
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Prallsville Mills (33 Risler Street, Stockton 08559)
Delaware and Raritan Canal Watch
(609) 635-2783 – Pamela V’Combe
pjvcombe@gmail.com
Partial ADA accessible.  Hike 5.3 miles from Fireman’s Eddy to Prallsville Mill (the meeting place) or choose the 2.6-mile walk to the Holcombe-Jimison Farm. The tour will include the historic remnants of the feeder canal outlet lock to the river, other historic canal structures and expansive views across river. Wear sturdy shoes, dress appropriately and bring water.

Trail Hike
10 am
FREE
Warbasse Junction Rd. parking area
(973) 786-5768
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
Hike a scenic and tranquil rail-trail while learning about the history of the railroads that used to transport passengers, agricultural products, and iron ore through Sussex and Warren County.

Wildflower Walk
10 to 11 a.m.
Fee: $10; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults. Add color and intrigue to your next walk in the park by learning to identify our beautiful native wildflowers with your own take-home field guide!

Kayak Eco Tour
10 a.m. to Noon
Fee: $20 per person; Pre-registration required
Liberty State Park, Nature Interpretive Center
(201) 915-3400 ext 202
LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov
Come explore the natural beauty of the Hudson River by kayak. Trips will run approximately two hours and will include a brief safety and paddle instruction. No prior paddling experience is required however participants need to be comfortable navigating in relatively deep water. Life Jackets (PFDs) will be provided and are required. This program is appropriate for adults and children 16 years and older
.

Annual reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth – Encampment and programs
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE, donation requested
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Visitor Center
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor: Monmouth Battlefield and the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield State Park
ADA accessible

Meet Francis Hopkinson & Hear the Story of the American Flag
2 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee.
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
ADA accessible. Stanley Saperstein will perform a one man presentation as Francis Hopkinson, New Jersey Signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee: $1 per person & park entrance fee on weekends and Holidays from May 26 to September 3.
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
ADA accessible. Join a Park Historian for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing.

Historic Batsto Mansion Tours
11 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.
Fee: $3 adults; $1 children ages 6 to 11; children under 6 free
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

June 17
Father's Day - Dads Climb Free!
11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fee: Dads free; $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children
Absecon Lighthouse
(609) 449-1360
www.abseconlighthouse.org
Museum is ADA accessible, climbing is not.

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
FEE: park entrance fee, train ticket $4 per person, more for special events, kids 2 & younger ride FREE.
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

Lake Nummy Study
10 a.m.
FREE
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
(609) 861-2404
Using "dip" nets, discover for yourself what lives in Lake Nummy.

Nature/Holiday Crafts
12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Belleplain State Forest
(609) 861-2404
Meet in the picnic are at Lake Nummy

Kayak Eco Tour
10 a.m. to Noon
Fee: $20 per person; Pre-registration required
Liberty State Park, Nature Interpretive Center
(201) 915-3400 ext 202
LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov
Come explore the natural beauty of the Hudson River by kayak. Trips will run approximately two hours and will include a brief safety and paddle instruction. No prior paddling experience is required however participants need to be comfortable navigating in relatively deep water. Life Jackets (PFDs) will be provided and are required. This program is appropriate for adults and children 16 years and older.

Annual reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth – Encampment and programs
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE, donation requested
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Visitor Center
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor: Monmouth Battlefield and Friends of Monmouth Battlefield State Park
ADA accessible.

Cane Pole Fishing
1:30 p.m.
FREE, advanced registration required.
Washington Crossing State Park
Meet at Niederer’s Pond on Church Rd and Brickyard Rd. (call the Nature Center for directions)
(609) 737-0609
(4yrs 12 yrs.) Come out to the pond and use a basic fishing pole made from a bamboo shoot and rigged to catch bluegills. Any caught fish will be released but you get to take your cane pole home. Rain date: Sunday June 23, 1 p.m.

Historic Batsto Mansion Tours
11 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.
Fee: $3 adults; $1 children ages 6 to 11; children under 6 free
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

Searching for Swamp Flowers at Martha Pinelands Hike
11:30 a.m.
FREE
Wharton State Forest, Harrisville Lake
(609) 567-4559
Guided hike; bring water and lunch

June 18
Dusk Walk/Frog Talk
8:30 to 9:45 p.m.
FREE
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
This time of year, frogs are doing a lot of talking, but it sometimes takes awhile for the conversation to get started. While we wait for dusk to turn to dark and the croaks and trills to get started, we'll take an easy half mile walk on a portion of the Mashipacong Trail to experience the darkening woods and then we'll finish up by learning a bit about High Point’s frogs as we check out the amphibious residents of the pond in front of the Park Office. Bring a flashlight if you can – it makes for easier frog spotting! Suitable for families with children ages five and up. Meet at the Park Office.

June 19
All About the New Hope/Lambertville Bridge
7 to 8 p.m.
FREE
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Prallsville Mills (33 Risler Street, Stockton 08559)
Delaware River Mill Society
(609) 397- 3586
info@prallsvillemills.org
For over 200 years, a bridge has spanned the Delaware River between the communities that are now known as New Hope, PA. and Lambertville, N.J. The first bridge was a wooden, covered structure that opened as a privately owned, tolled crossing in 1814. The current steel truss structure also opened as private toll bridge in 1904, replacing its wooden predecessor that was destroyed by the devastating Great Pumpkin Flood of 1903. Today the bridge carries the most pedestrian traffic of any crossing along the Delaware River. It also might be the river’s most photographed and painted bridge. Inextricably linked to its namesake communities, this river crossing’s history includes an illegal bank, state receivership, tolls on pedestrians and livestock, a failed trolley line, and nearly a century of public ownership. The bridge’s story will be told in pictures and words.

June 20
Wednesday Walkers
9 to 10 a.m.
FREE; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults. Start your day off right by stretching your legs, socializing, and soaking in the scenery on this 2.5-mile walk. Complimentary tea, coffee, and light refreshments served afterwards.

Wednesday Wander
10 a.m. to 11a.m.
FREE, pre-registration required.  Spaces are limited
Voorhees State Park
(908) 638-8572
sprucerun@dep.nj.gov
Note: ADA accessible. Children ages 3-6 with an Adult. Get to know Voorhees State Park while we take a walk in the great outdoors. Each week we will focus on a different nature topic. We will use our five senses to learn about trees, leaves, birds, animal tracks and more. Dress to be outdoors

June 21
Early Bird Breakfast Walk
8:30 am to 11 am
FREE; breakfast additional (cash only); pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Warbasse Junction Rd. parking area
(973) 786-6445
For adults. Have an appetite for the outdoors? Join us for a 2.5-mile round-trip walk along the historic Sussex Branch Trail. A one-hour breakfast at the Millside Café in Lafayette will energize us for the return trip.

Family Nature Walk
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
FEE: park entrance fee
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
(all ages) This is an informal naturalist – guided trail walk in the state park

Historic Batsto Mansion Tours
11 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.
Fee: $3 adults; $1 children ages 6 to 11; children under 6 free
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

June 22
Beginner Yoga
4 to 5 p.m.
Fee: $10 pre-registration; $15 day-of/walk-in
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For teens & adults. Wind down your busy week with Hatha yoga. This class will help you develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy postures, and breathing techniques. Yoga mats & props provided.

Historic Batsto Mansion Tours
11 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.
Fee: $3 adults; $1 children ages 6 to 11; children under 6 free
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

June 23
Bacon, Bikes and Brew!
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
FEE: Parking FREE, admission fee $10 per person over 18 yrs., under 18yrs. FREE
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Join us for a weekend of great food, good beer, activities and music.

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee, train ticket $4 per person, more for special events, kids 2 & younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Note: Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting

Full Moon Campfire
7 to 9:30 pm.
FREE
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
(609) 494-2016
Sponsor: Ocean County Parks
(732) 281-2750
ADA accessible. Summer campfire and entertainment on the beach at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. Lighthouse will be open for night climb. Rain or Shine event as entertainment will be moved to visitor center should there be inclement weather.

Dog Walk
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee; Pre-registration required, limit 15 dogs
Bass River State Forest Office
(609) 296-6574 (trip leader)
Dog not required to attend hike! Moderate-paced hike, 3-5 miles, bring drink and lunch,
severe weather cancels.

Lake Nummy Study
10 a.m.
FREE
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
(609) 861-2404
Using "dip" nets, discover for yourself what lives in Lake Nummy.

Nature/Holiday Crafts
12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Belleplain State Forest
(609) 861-2404
Meet in the picnic are at Lake Nummy

Storytime
12:30 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities
ADA accessible

Keeper on Duty
1:15 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities
ADA accessible

Video - the Cranberry Industry at Double Trouble
10 a.m.
FREE
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
View the birth and evolution of the cranberry industry at Double Trouble Village from the hand-picked dry to mechanized wet cranberry harvests on this short video compiled from rare film footage.  Video plays in Village Interpretive Center Display Room.  Limited seating.

Crane-Berry Blossom Walk
10 a.m.
Fee: $6 adults; children ages 6 to 11 $4, children under 6 free
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
The blossom of the cranberry resembles the neck of a crane.  Join us on a 1 mile walk on sandy trails around historic cranberry bogs as we look for the blossoms of this popular fall fruit, followed by a tour of the cranberry sorting and packing house.  Maximum 16 participants.Registration and fee required by 3 pm June 22 through the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest office, 609-726-1191.  Payments cannot be accepted at Double Trouble Village.

120th Anniversary of the Spanish-American War
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
FREE
Fort Mott State Park
(856) 935-3218

Concert on the Beach: Patrick Fitzsimmons
6 to 8 p.m.
FREE; donations appreciated
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Sponsor: Friends of High Point State Park
wwwfriendsofhighpointstatepark.org
The Friends of High Point State Park invite you to join them for an evening of music in the park. Bring your family and friends up the mountain for a day of fun, and then stay for a fabulous concert on the beach. Spread a blanket out on the grass and enjoy a picnic supper. Dance barefooted in the sand. Summer nights were made for music under the setting sun! All concerts take place by the beach at Lake Marcia. In the event of rain, they will take place in the Interpretive Center. Free, but donations of $5 or more per adult appreciated. Proceeds support Concerts on the Beach and other Friends of High Point State Park programs.

Bike-to-BBQ: Double S Smokehouse
10 am to 2 pm
Fee: $5 Adults and children 12 & up, $3 ages 6-11, children under 6 free; pre-registration required; lunch additional
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Warbasse Junction Rd. parking area
(973) 786-6445
All ages welcome; bring your own bike; children under 17 must wear a bike helmet
Have an appetite for the outdoors? Shake, rattle, and roll along Sussex County’s only 14-mile rail-trail loop, learning about railroad history along the way. A one-hour lunch stop will offer well-deserved refreshment near the end of the trip.

Kayak Eco Tour
10 a.m. to Noon
Fee: $20 per person; Pre-registration required
Liberty State Park, Nature Interpretive Center
(201) 915-3400 ext 202
LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov
Come explore the natural beauty of the Hudson River by kayak. Trips will run approximately two hours and will include a brief safety and paddle instruction. No prior paddling experience is required however participants need to be comfortable navigating in relatively deep water. Life Jackets (PFDs) will be provided and are required. This program is appropriate for adults and children 16 years and older.

240th Anniversary of the Battle of Monmouth – Special program and tours
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Visitor Center
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor:  The Friends of Monmouth Battlefield State Park
ADA accessible

Astronomy Presentation and Telescope Viewing
8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
FREE
NJAA Observatory, Voorhees State Park
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Association
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org
Stan Honda, (New York City-based photographer, will share his methods of night sky landscape photography.

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
FEE: $1 per person & park entrance fee on weekends and Holidays from May 26 to September 3
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
ADA accessible. Join a Park Historian for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing

Historic Batsto Mansion Tours
11 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.
Fee: $3 adults; $1 children ages 6 to 11; children under 6 free
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

Blueberries and Summertime Fun Exhibit
All day
FREE
Whitesbog Village
(509) 893-4646
http://www.whitesbog.org/
An exhibit of blueberries and everything wonderful that makes your summer fun! Join us and share the smiles created of summer activities…. including our featured Blueberry! Exhibit will run through August 12. Drop offs must be received by June 10.

35th Annual Blueberry Festival
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $5 per vehicle
Whitesbog Village
(609) 893-4646
http://www.whitesbog.org/
Load up the car and come out to the village for a day of fun! We will have loads of music, arts and crafts vendors, non-profit and preservation organizations, fine arts, demonstrations, food vendors, hayrides, tours of Suningive, General Store shopping, blueberry picking and more!

June 24
Allaire Bacon, Bikes and Brew!
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
FEE: parking FREE, admission fee $10 per person over 18 yrs., under 18 yrs. FREE
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Join us for a weekend of great food, good beer, activities and music.

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
FEE: park entrance fee, train ticket $4 per person, more for special events, kids 2 & younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

Lake Nummy Study
10 a.m.
FREE
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
(609) 861-2404
Using "dip" nets, discover for yourself what lives in Lake Nummy.

Nature/Holiday Crafts
12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Belleplain State Forest
(609) 861-2404
Meet in the picnic are at Lake Nummy.

Crab Time Racing
1 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee – all ages
Cheesequake State Park, Bathhouse Pavilion
(732) 566-3208
Learn about the Fiddler Crabs that inhabit the park.  Participate in Fiddler Crab races.

120th Anniversary of the Spanish-American War
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FREE
Fort Mott State Park
(856) 935-3218

Ice Cream Social and Concert
2:30 to 4 p.m.
FREE; donations appreciated
Hancock House State Historic Site
Sponsor: Friends of the Hancock House

Low Tide Beach Walk
10 a.m. to Noon
FREE; Pre-registration required
Liberty State Park, Nature Interpretive Center
(201) 915-3400 ext. 202
LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov
Join us for a stroll along the beach to see what the tide has brought ashore. Please dress to be outdoors and wear old shoes that can get wet and muddy. You will need your own vehicle to get to the study site. We will meet at the Park Office located at 200 Morris Pesin Drive, and then drive over to the site. Please dress for the weather and wear old shoes than can get wet/muddy (no open-toed shoes or flip flops).

240th Anniversary of the Battle of Monmouth – Special program and tours
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Visitor Center
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor:  The Friends of Monmouth Battlefield State Park
ADA accessible

Amphibians and Reptiles
6 to 7:30 p.m.
FREE
Stephens State Park
(908) 852-3790
Sponsor: Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ
Learn about amphibians and reptiles of New Jersey and how they live throughout the seasons. What do they eat?  Learn about their offspring. Join us for a walk in hopes that we can spot some in the area.  The walk will be on natural trails, protective footwear is recommended.

Compass Basics
1:30 p.m.
Fee:  park entrance fee.   Advanced registration required
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
(9yrs – adult) Come learn the fundamentals of compass navigation with a protractor compass as you work your way through the park’s compass course with the class.

Historic Batsto Mansion Tours
11 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.
Fee: $3 adults; $1 children ages 6 to 11; children under 6 free
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

35th Annual Blueberry Festival
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $5 per vehicle
Whitesbog Village
(609) 893-4646
http://www.whitesbog.org/
Load up the car and come out to the village for a day of fun! We will have loads of music, arts and crafts vendors, non-profit and preservation organizations, fine arts, demonstrations, food vendors, hayrides, tours of Suningive, General Store shopping, blueberry picking and more!

June 27
Wednesday Walkers
10 to 11 a.m.
FREE; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults. Celebrate summer by stretching your legs, socializing, and soaking in the scenery on this 2.5-mile walk. Complimentary tea, coffee, and light refreshments served afterwards.

Wednesday Wander
10 a.m. to 11a.m.
FREE, pre-registration required. Spaces are limited
Voorhees State Park
(908) 638-8572
sprucerun@dep.nj.gov
ADA accessible. Children ages 3-6 with an Adult. Get to know Voorhees State Park while we take a walk in the great outdoors. Each week we will focus on a different nature topic. We will use our five senses to learn about trees, leaves, birds, animal tracks and more. Dress to be outdoors

June 28
By the Light of the Moon Climb
11 a.m. to 8:30 pm.
Fee: $7 adults; $5 seniors, $4 children
Absecon Lighthouse
(609) 449-1360
www.abseconlighthouse.org
Museum is ADA accessible, climbing is not.

Strawberry Moon Night Hike
8 to 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $5; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For teens & adults. Let's celebrate the full moon of June with a unique after-dark 2.5-mile hike in the park, followed by strawberries & moon pies in the visitor center. Headlamps and/or flashlights are required!

Historic Batsto Mansion Tours
11 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.
Fee: $3 adults; $1 children ages 6 to 11; children under 6 free
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

June 29
Family Nature Program
11 a.m. to Noon
Fee: Park entrance fee
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov
Join us every Friday morning this summer for a family-friendly nature activity suitable for all ages. Make a day of it by bringing a picnic and spending the afternoon at the beach. Topics and meeting places will be available after June 15th.Programs will also be listed at www.facebook.com/pg/HighPointStatePark/events.

Trail Mix @ Six
6 to 7 p.m.
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For teens & adults. End the work week on a high note with an invigorating 3-mile hike to soak in the beauty of the park and socialize with friends.

Historic Batsto Mansion Tours
11 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.
Fee: $3 adults; $1 children ages 6 to 11; children under 6 free
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

June 30
Antique Motorcycle Swap Meet
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Rain date July 1.

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee, train ticket $4 per person, more for special events, kids 2 & younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting

Pinelands Fishes by Eric Boehm, NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife
8 to 9 p.m.
FREE; donations are welcome
Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Breezeway
(609) 296-1114
Bring flashlight and something to sit on, ADA accessible, severe weather cancels.

Lake Nummy Study
10 a.m.
FREE
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
(609) 861-2404
Using "dip" nets, discover for yourself what lives in Lake Nummy.

Nature/Holiday Crafts
12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Belleplain State Forest
(609) 861-2404
Meet in the picnic are at Lake Nummy

Storytime
12:30 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities
ADA accessible

Keeper on Duty
1:15 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities
ADA accessible

Blue Dot Sunset Hike
7: to 9:30 p.m.
FREE
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
Join the park naturalist for a  hike up the Blue Dot trail to watch the sun set in the west from a beautiful vantage point above Sawmill Lake.  This is a strenuous hike, and the final rock scramble requires a bit of strength and agility. Round-trip we'll cover about 2.5 miles, and sturdy shoes are a must! You may want to bring water and a snack to enjoy while you watch the sun set. For adults and children age 10 and up. Meet at the Sawmill Lake Boat Launch.

Discovery Hike
11 a.m. to noon
Fee: $5 Adults and children 12 & up, $3 ages 6-11, children under 6 free; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
All ages welcome. Join us for a 2-mile naturalist-guided hike to explore the trails and observe the plants and animals of Kittatinny Valley State Park.

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
FEE:  $1 per person & park entrance fee on weekends and Holidays from May 26 to September 3
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
ADA accessible. Join a Park Historian for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing

Historic Batsto Mansion Tours
11 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.
Fee: $3 adults; $1 children ages 6 to 11; children under 6 free
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

Strawberry Moon Walk
8 p.m.
Fee: $5 person/donation; reservations requested
Whitesbog Village
(609) 893-4646
http://www.whitesbog.org/
Listen to the night sounds of the Pines, learn about Whitesbog and experience the seasonal changes of the Pinelands. All walks are 3-5 miles in length, weather permitting and led by experienced leaders.



 

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