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Kittatinny Valley State Park Programs & Events


KITTATINNY VALLEY STATE PARK
PROGRAMS & EVENTS

October - March 2014-2015

*PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 3:30 PM OF THE DAY PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM DATE.  Please call (973) 786-6445 to register.  Programs meet at the visitor center located 1 mile north of Route 206, off Goodale Road in Andover Township, unless otherwise noted.  Please be prompt – programs start at the time indicated.  Adults must accompany children at all times.  Pets are not permitted during most programs.  In case of inclement weather, all participants are urged to contact the visitor center to determine whether programs have been cancelled or rescheduled. 
All programs are subject to change.

October | November | December | January | February | March

 

 

October

October 22

Yoga for Beginners
5 pm to 6 pm
Fee: $10 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults
Wind down your busy day and restore balance with the natural harmony of yoga. Develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy postures, and breathing techniques.

October 23

L’il Tykes Autumn Hike
4 pm to 5 pm
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults with Children Ages 5 & Under
Share some time with your little one in the Great Outdoors on this naturalist-guided, 1-mile hike. Babies must be carried in a front- or back-pack.  No strollers or older siblings please!

October 29

The Nature of Halloween
4 pm to 5 pm
Fee: $3 Adults; $1 children ages 6-11; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults and Children Ages 6-11; Partially ADA Accessible
Let’s investigate the natural history of this magical season and scare up some fun on a “spooky” scavenger hunt!

November

November 1

Geocaching for Beginners
11 am to noon
Fee: $10 per family
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
NOTE: For adults and children ages 10 & up; Partially ADA Accessible
Discover how your family can enjoy this worldwide scavenger hunt! An indoor tutorial provides the tools necessary to embark on fun adventures to find “hidden treasures” along our educational geo-trail!

November 13

L’il Tykes Autumn Hike
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults with Children Ages 5 & Under
Share some time with your little one in the Great Outdoors on this naturalist-guided, 1-mile hike. Babies must be carried in a front- or back-pack.  No strollers or older siblings please!

November 18

Nature in November
10 am to 11:30 am
Fee: $3 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults
Enjoy a 2-mile naturalist-guided tour of the park to discover birds, botany, and soak in the quiet beauty of the season.

November 19

Nature in November
1 pm to 2:30 pm
Fee: $3 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults
Enjoy a 2-mile naturalist-guided tour of the park to discover birds, botany, and soak in the quiet beauty of the season.

November 20

Thanksgiving: Honoring the Harvest
10 am to noon
Fee: $5 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults; Partially ADA Accessible
Following a slide-illustrated program discussing various harvest festivals and seasonal customs from around the world, an easy 2-mile walk will invigorate and rejuvenate with the colors of fall. Light refreshments provided.

December

December 3

Owls: Hunters of the Night
4 pm to 5 pm
Fee: $3 Adults & children ages 12 & up; $1 children ages 6-11; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults and Children Ages 6 & Up; ADA Accessible
Everything you ever wanted to know about owls will be presented in this slide-show, followed by a short outdoor “owl-prowl.”

December 6

Geocaching for Beginners
11 am to noon
Fee: $10 per family; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults and Children Ages 10 & Up; Partially ADA Accessible
Discover how your family can enjoy this worldwide scavenger hunt. An indoor tutorial provides the tools necessary to embark on fun family adventures to find “hidden treasures” along our educational geo-trail!

December 9

Owls: Hunters of the Night
4 pm to 5 pm
Fee: $3 Adults & children ages 12 & up; $1 children ages 6-11; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults and Children Ages 6 & Up; ADA Accessible
Everything you ever wanted to know about owls will be presented in this slide-show, followed by a short outdoor “owl-prowl.”

December 13

Winter Greens Walk
10 am to 11:30 am
Fee: $3 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults
Some plants remain green even throughout the “dead” of winter. We will investigate the special features, natural history, and folklore of a variety of evergreen trees, shrubs, and herbs. 

December 17

Winter Greens Walk
1 pm to 2:30 pm
Fee: $3 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults
Some plants remain green even throughout the “dead” of winter. We will investigate the special features, natural history, and folklore of a variety of evergreen trees, shrubs, and herbs. 

December 20

Winter Solstice Hike
10 am until noon
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults
Celebrate the holiday season by experiencing the sights and sounds of the serene winter woods on this 3.5-mile, moderate hike.

January

January 3

Wildflowers in Winter
10 am to 11:30 am
Fee: $3 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults; ADA Accessible
Add intrigue to your next winter walk by learning to identify the surprisingly beautiful dried remains of wildflowers during this indoor presentation.

January 8

Owls: Hunters of the Night
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Fee: $3 Adults and children 12 & Up; $1 children ages 6-11; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults and Children Ages 6 & Up; ADA Accessible
Everything you ever wanted to know about owls will be presented in this slide-show, followed by a short outdoor “owl-prowl.”

January 10

Wildflowers in Winter
10 am to 11:30 am
Fee: $3 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults; ADA Accessible
Add intrigue to your next winter walk by learning to identify the surprisingly beautiful dried remains of wildflowers during this indoor presentation.

January 14

Wildflowers in Winter
1 pm to 2:30 pm
Fee: $3 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults; ADA Accessible
Add intrigue to your next winter walk by learning to identify the surprisingly beautiful dried remains of wildflowers during this indoor presentation.

January 21

Owls: Hunters of the Night
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Fee: $3 Adults and children 12 & Up; $1 children ages 6-11; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults and Children Ages 6 & Up; ADA Accessible
Everything you ever wanted to know about owls will be presented in this slide-show, followed by a short outdoor “owl-prowl.”

January 24

Winter Wonders
11 am until noon
Fee: $3 Adults; children under age 6 free; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults with Children Ages 4 & 5; ADA Accessible
Stories, finger plays, and crafts will develop an awareness and appreciation for nature in children and their care-givers during this indoor program.

January 31

13th Annual Hot Chocolate Hike/Snowshoe
10 am to noon
Fee: $3 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults
Tired of being cooped up inside? Join us for a brisk hike (or snowshoe) in the wild winter woods of KVSP! Afterwards, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate in our toasty visitor center.  Don’t forget to bring your favorite mug (and snowshoes, if necessary)!

February

February 3

Owls: Hunters of the Night
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Fee: $3 Adults and children 12 & Up; $1 children ages 6-11; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults and Children Ages 6 & Up; ADA Accessible
Everything you ever wanted to know about owls will be presented in this slide-show, followed by a short outdoor “owl-prowl.”

February 7

Winter Wonders
11 am until noon
Fee: $3 Adults; children under age 6 free; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults with Children Ages 4 & 5; ADA Accessible
Stories, finger plays, and crafts will develop an awareness and appreciation for nature in children and their care-givers during this indoor program.

February 11

Backyard Birds: Our Winter Visitors
11 am to noon
Fee: $3 Adults and children 12 & Up; $1 children ages 6-11; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults and Children Ages 6 & Up; ADA Accessible
Learn to identify winter birds and how to attract them to your yard by making your own pinecone-and-peanut butter birdfeeder during this indoor program.

February 18

Winter Tree ID: Buds, Bark & Branches
1 pm to 2 pm
Fee: $3 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults; ADA Accessible
Add intrigue to your next winter walk by learning to identify trees by their buds, bark, and branching during this indoor presentation.

February 21

Winter Tree ID: Buds, Bark & Branches
10 am to 11 am
Fee: $3 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults; ADA Accessible
Add intrigue to your next winter walk by learning to identify trees by their buds, bark, and branching during this indoor presentation.

February 25

Winter Tree ID: Buds, Bark & Branches
1 pm to 2 pm
Fee: $3 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults; ADA Accessible
Add intrigue to your next winter walk by learning to identify trees by their buds, bark, and branching during this indoor presentation.

February 26

Yoga for Beginners
5 pm to 6 pm
Fee: $10 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults
Wind down your busy day and restore balance with the natural harmony of yoga. Develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy postures, and breathing techniques.

February 28

“Cabin Fever” Nature Hike
10 am to 11:30 am
Fee: $3 Adults and children 12 & Up; $1 children ages 8-11; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults and Children Ages 8 & Up
Your family will enjoy the park in its winter finery during this 1.5-mile naturalist-guided tour. Afterwards, warm up with some hot chocolate in our toasty visitor center!

March

March 4

The Magic Garden: Sorcery, Secrets & Scandal

1 pm to 2 pm
Fee: $3 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults; ADA Accessible
Did you ever pause in your garden chores to consider why we cultivate crocus, dare to question the name nasturtium, or ponder the popularity of poppies? Let’s find the answers to these questions and more as we explore the myth and mystery of “The Magic Garden.”

March 5

The Magic Garden: Sorcery, Secrets & Scandal
6 pm to 7 pm
Fee: $3 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults; ADA Accessible
Did you ever pause in your garden chores to consider why we cultivate crocus, dare to question the name nasturtium, or ponder the popularity of poppies? Let’s find the answers to these questions and more as we explore the myth and mystery of “The Magic Garden.”

March 7

Geocaching for Beginners
11 am to noon
Fee: $10 per family; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults and Children Ages 10 & Up; Partially ADA Accessible
Discover how your family can enjoy this worldwide scavenger hunt! An indoor tutorial provides the tools necessary to embark on fun family adventures to find “hidden treasures” along our educational geo-trail!

March 11

Yoga for Beginners
6 pm to 7 pm
Fee: $10 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults
Wind down your busy day and restore balance with the natural harmony of yoga. Develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy postures, and breathing techniques.

March 12

L’il Tykes Hike

4 pm to 5 pm
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults with Children Ages 5 & Under
Share some time with your little one in the Great Outdoors on this naturalist-guided, 1-mile hike. Babies must be carried in a front- or back-pack.  No strollers or older siblings please!

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