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Kittatinny Valley State Park Programs & Events


KITTATINNY VALLEY STATE PARK
PROGRAMS & EVENTS

February - September 2017

*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.

February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September

February

February 25

Winter Wonders
11 am to noon
Fee: $3 Adults; children under age 6 free; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(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.

Owls: Hunters of the Night
5 pm to 6 pm
Fee: $3 Adults and children 12 & Up; $1 children ages 6-11; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(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.”

March

March 1

Wednesday Walkers

9 am to 10 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
NOTE: For adults
Start your morning off right and head to KVSP to stretch your legs and breathe some fresh air in companionship with fellow walkers.

March 4

“Cabin Fever” Nature Hike
10 am to 11:30 am
Fee: $3 Adults and children 12 & up, $1 ages 6-11, children under 6 free; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For all ages
Enjoy the park in its winter finery during this naturalist-guided tour. Afterwards, warm up with some hot chocolate and sweet treats in our toasty visitor center!

March 8

Wednesday Walkers

9 am to 10 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
NOTE: For adults
Stretch your legs, breathe some fresh air, and soak in the quiet beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

March 11

Geocaching for Beginners

11 am to noon
Fee: $10 per family; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
NOTE: For adults and children ages 9 & 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!

March 15

Wednesday Walkers

9 am to 10 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
NOTE: For adults
Start your morning off right and head to KVSP to stretch your legs and breathe some fresh air in companionship with fellow walkers.

March 20

Spring Equinox Hike
10 am until noon
Fee: $5; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Emerge from winter hibernation and join our park naturalist on a 4-mile hike through the park to rediscover the beauty of spring. Refreshments provided.

March 23
L’il Tykes Spring Hike
11 am to noon
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(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!

March 25

The Nature of Vernal Pools

11 am to noon
Fee: $3 Adults and children 12 & Up; $1 children ages 9-11; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults and children ages 9 & up; ADA accessible
Learn all about New Jersey’s awesome amphibians, then explore a vernal pool to meet its inhabitants and discover how you can help protect this unique and vital resource.

March 29

Wednesday Walkers

9 am to 10 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Celebrate spring and start the season off right with a brisk walk to stretch your legs, breathe some fresh air, and soak in the beauty of the park.

March 30

L’il Tykes Spring Hike

11 am to noon
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(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!


Color Yourself Calm

2 pm to 4 pm
Fee: None; pre-registration requested
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For teens and adults
Coloring isn’t just for kids! Reduce stress and bring some color back into your life! Sip complimentary coffee, tea, or hot chocolate and enjoy a sweet treat while coloring your cares away in the cozy, quiet environment of KVSP. All materials provided.

April

April 1
Discovery Hike

11 am to noon
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: 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.

April 5
Wednesday Walkers

9 am to 10 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Celebrate “National Walking Day” and start your day off right by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

April 6
L’il Tykes Spring Hike
11 am to noon
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(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!

April 7
Hike to Happy Hour: Angry Erik Brewing

5 pm to 7:30 pm
Fee: $5 (pizza included); pre-registration required
Warbasse Junction Rd. parking area
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults
Celebrate “National Beer Day” with a leisurely 3-mile round-trip hike to enjoy optional refreshments and pizza (included) at our midway pit-stop.

April 12
Wednesday Walkers

9 am to 10 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Celebrate spring and start your day off right by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

April 20
L’il Tykes Spring Hike

11 am to noon
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(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!

April 22
Geocaching for Beginners

11 am to noon
Fee: $10 GPS rental; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(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!

April 27
Hike to Lunch: Stonewood Tavern

11 am to 1:30 pm
Fee: $5 (lunch additional); pre-registration required
Meet at the Cranberry Lake Park & Ride
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults
Have an appetite for the outdoors? Join us for a 2.5-mile hike along the historic Sussex Branch Trail. A one-hour lunch stop will offer refreshment near the end of our journey. Car shuttle required.

April 28
Trail Mix @ Six
6 pm to 7 pm
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
End the work week on a high note with an invigorating 3.5-mile hike to soak in the beauty of the park and socialize with friends.

May

May 3
Wednesday Walkers

9 am to 10 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Celebrate spring and start your day off right by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

May 4
Hike to Happy Hour: Angry Erik Brewing

5:30 pm to 8 pm
Fee: $5 (pizza included); pre-registration required
Warbasse Junction Rd. parking area
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults
Celebrate “National Homebrew Day” with a leisurely 3-mile round-trip hike to enjoy optional refreshments and pizza (included) at our midway pit-stop.

May 5
Trail Mix @ Six

6 pm to 7 pm
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
End the work week on a high note with an invigorating 3.5-mile hike to soak in the beauty of the park and socialize with friends.

May 6
Discovery Hike

11 am to noon
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: 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.

May 10
Wednesday Walkers

9 am to 10 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Celebrate spring and start your day off right by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

May 12
Trail Mix @ Six

6 pm to 7 pm
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
End the work week on a high note with an invigorating 3.5-mile hike to soak in the beauty of the park and socialize with friends.

May 13
Hike-to-Lunch: Sheridan’s Restaurant & Tavern

10:45 am to 2:00 pm
Fee: $5 (lunch additional); pre-registration required
Meet at the gated Lake Iliff trailhead on Mulford Rd. in Andover
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults
Have an appetite for the outdoors? Join us for an enjoyable 4-mile hike along a variety of trails and backcountry roads. We will stop for optional refreshment midway through the trip. Car shuttle required.

May 17
Wednesday Walkers

9 am to 10 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Celebrate spring and start your day off right by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

May 26
Walk to the Winery

4 pm to 7:30 pm
Fee: $5 (food included); pre-registration required
Meet at Brook Hollow Winery, Route 94, Columbia
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults
Celebrate “National Wine Day” with a 5-mile hike to Brook Hollow Winery along the scenic Paulinskill Valley Trail. Car shuttle required.

May 27
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
Warbasse Junction Rd. parking area
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: 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.

May 31
Wednesday Walkers

9 am to 10 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Celebrate spring and start your day off right by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

June

June 2
Trail Mix @ Six

6 pm to 7 pm
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
End the work week on a high note with an invigorating 3.5-mile hike to soak in the beauty of the park and socialize with friends.

June 3
Discovery Hike

11 am to noon
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: All ages welcome
Celebrate “National Trails Day” by joining us for a 2-mile naturalist-guided hike to explore the trails and observe the plants and animals of Kittatinny Valley State Park.

June 3
Hike to Happy Hour: Angry Erik Brewing

5 pm to 7:30 pm
Fee: $5 (pizza included); pre-registration required
Warbasse Junction Rd. parking area
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults
Celebrate “National Trails Day” with a leisurely 3-mile round-trip hike to enjoy optional refreshments and pizza (included) at our midway pit-stop.

June 7
Wednesday Walkers

10 am to 11 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Start your day off right by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

June 9
Trail Mix @ Six

6 pm to 7 pm
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
End the work week on a high note with an invigorating 3.5-mile hike to soak in the beauty of the park and socialize with friends.

June 10
Hike-to-Lunch: Andover Diner

11 am to 2 pm
Fee: $5 (lunch additional); pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Have an appetite for the outdoors? Join us for a 4-mile hike along the beautiful Sussex Branch Trail. A one-hour lunch stop will offer well-deserved refreshment midway through the trip.

June 14
Wednesday Walkers

9 am to 10 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Start your day off right by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

June 16
Trail Mix @ Six

6 pm to 7 pm
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
End the work week on a high note with an invigorating 3.5-mile hike to soak in the beauty of the park and socialize with friends.

June 17
Hike to Lunch: Krave Café

10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Fee: $5 (lunch additional); pre-registration required
Meet at Krave Café, Newton
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults
Have an appetite for the outdoors? Join us for a 3-mile hike along the historic Sussex Branch Trail followed by optional refreshments at our destination. Car shuttle required.

June 20
Hike-to-Dinner: The Chatterbox Drive-In

5:30 pm to 8 pm
Fee: $5 Adults and children ages 10 & up (dessert included); children under 10 free; pre-registration required; dinner additional
Meet at The Chatterbox Drive-In
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: All ages welcome
Have an appetite for the outdoors? Celebrate “National Ice Cream Soda Day” with a 2.5-mile hike along the scenic Sussex Branch Trail. A one-hour stop with free ice cream soda will offer well-deserved refreshment at the end of our journey. Car shuttle required.

June 21
“Sunny Side Up” Solstice Walk

8 am to 10 am
Fee: None (breakfast additional); pre-registration required
Warbasse Junction Rd. parking area
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults and children ages 10 & up
Celebrate the summer solstice with a 2.5-mile round-trip hike along the historic Sussex Branch Trail. A one-hour breakfast at the Millside Café in Lafayette will offer refreshment at our turn-around point.

June 23
Trail Mix @ Six

6 pm to 7 pm
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
End the work week on a high note with an invigorating 3.5-mile hike to soak in the beauty of the park and socialize with friends.

June 29
Hike-to-Lunch: Salt Gastropub

10 am to 1:30 pm
Fee: $5 (lunch additional); pre-registration required
Meet at Salt Gastropub, Route 206, Byram
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults
Have an appetite for the outdoors? Let’s enjoy a scenic 4-mile hike in the beautiful Sussex Skylands, then stop for some well-deserved refreshment at the end of our trip.

June 30
Trail Mix @ Six

6 pm to 7 pm
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
End the work week on a high note with an invigorating 3.5-mile hike to soak in the beauty of the park and socialize with friends.

July

July 1
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
Warbasse Junction Rd. parking area
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: All ages welcome; bring your own bike; children under 17 must wear a bike helmet
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.

July 5
Wednesday Walkers

8:30 am to 9:30 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Start your day off right by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

July 7
Hike to Happy Hour: Angry Erik Brewing

6 pm to 8:30 pm
Fee: $5 (pizza included); pre-registration required
Warbasse Junction Rd. parking area
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults
Join us for a leisurely 3-mile round-trip hike along the scenic Paulinskill Valley Trail to enjoy optional refreshments and pizza (included) at our midway pit-stop.

July 8
Discovery Hike

11 am to noon
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: 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.

July 12
Wednesday Walkers

8:30 am to 9:30 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Start your day off right by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

July 15
Hike to Lunch: Chun Bo Restaurant

10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Fee: $5 (lunch additional); pre-registration required
Meet at Chun Bo, Newton
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults
Have an appetite for the outdoors? Join us for a 3-mile hike along the historic Sussex Branch Trail followed by optional refreshments at our destination. Car shuttle required.

July 19
Wednesday Walkers

8:30 am to 9:30 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Start your day off right by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

July 22
Geocaching for Beginners

11 am to noon
Fee: $10 GPS rental; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(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.

July 25
Hike-to-Lunch: The Chatterbox Drive-In

11 am to 2:30 pm
Fee: $5 Adults and children ages 10 & up (dessert included); children under 10 free; pre-registration required; lunch additional
Route 94-Sussex Branch Trail parking areas
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: All ages welcome
Have an appetite for the outdoors? Celebrate “National Hot Fudge Sundae Day” with a 2.5- or 5-mile hike along the scenic Sussex Branch Trail. A one-hour stop with free hot fudge sundae will offer well-deserved refreshment at our turn-around point. If choosing the shorter option, please work out your own car shuttle.

July 26
Wednesday Walkers

8:30 am to 9:30 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Start your day off right by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

August

August 2
Wednesday Walkers

8:30 am to 9:30 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Start your day off right by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

August 4
Hike to Happy Hour: Angry Erik Brewing

5:30 pm to 8 pm
Fee: $5 (pizza included); pre-registration required
Warbasse Junction Rd. parking area
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults
Celebrate “International Beer Day” with a leisurely 3-mile round-trip hike to enjoy optional refreshments and pizza (included) at our midway pit-stop.

August 5
Discovery Hike

11 am to noon
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: 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.

August 9
Hike-to-Brunch & Books

9 am to noon
Fee: $5 Adults, children free (brunch additional); pre-registration required
Augusta Hill Rd./Sussex Branch Trail
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults and children ages 10 & up
Celebrate “Booklovers Day” by joining us for a 3.5-mile round-trip hike along the historic Sussex Branch Trail. A one-hour brunch at the Branchville Grill & book stop at Broad Street Books will offer optional refreshment and inspiration at the turn-around point.

August 12
Hike to Lunch: Thai Nam Phet

10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Fee: $5 (lunch additional); pre-registration required
Meet at Thai Nam Phet, Newton
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults
Have an appetite for the outdoors? Join us for a 3-mile hike along the historic Sussex Branch Trail followed by optional refreshments at our destination. Car shuttle required.

August 16
Wednesday Walkers

8:30 am to 9:30 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Start your day off right by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

August 19
Geocaching for Beginners

11 am to noon
Fee: $10 GPS rental; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(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.

August 23
Wednesday Walkers

8:30 am to 9:30 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Start your day off right by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

August 24
Early Bird Breakfast Walk

8 am to 10 am
Fee: None (breakfast additional); pre-registration required
Warbasse Junction Rd. parking area
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults and children ages 10 & up
Have an appetite for the outdoors? Celebrate “National Waffle Day” with a 2.5-mile round-trip hike along the historic Sussex Branch Trail. A one-hour breakfast at the Millside Café in Lafayette will offer optional refreshment at the turn-around point.

August 30
Wednesday Walkers

8:30 am to 9:30 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Start your day off right by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

September

September 7
Hike-to-Brunch & Books

9 am to noon
Fee: $5 Adults, children free (brunch additional); pre-registration required
Augusta Hill Rd./Sussex Branch Trail
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults and children ages 10 & up
Celebrate “Buy a Book Day” and join us for a 3.5-mile round-trip hike along the historic Sussex Branch Trail. A one-hour brunch at the Branchville Grill & book stop at Broad Street Books will offer optional refreshment and inspiration at the turn-around point.

September 8
Trail Mix @ Six

6 pm to 7 pm
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
End the work week on a high note with an invigorating 3.5-mile hike to soak in the beauty of the park and socialize with friends.

September 9
Discovery Hike

11 am to noon
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: 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.

September 13
Wednesday Walkers

9 am to 10 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Start your day off right by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

September 14
L’il Tykes Hike

11 am to noon
Fee: None; 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!

September 15
Trail Mix @ Six

6 pm to 7 pm
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
End the work week on a high note with an invigorating 3.5-mile hike to soak in the beauty of the park and socialize with friends.

September 16
Geocaching for Beginners

11 am to noon
Fee: $10 GPS rental; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(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.

September 20
Wednesday Walkers

9 am to 10 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Start your day off right by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

September 21
L’il Tykes Hike

11 am to noon
Fee: None; 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!

September 22
Trail Mix @ Six

6 pm to 7 pm
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
End the work week on a high note with an invigorating 3.5-mile hike to soak in the beauty of the park and socialize with friends.

September 23
Hike-to-Lunch: Buck Hill Brewery

10:30 am to 2 pm
Fee: $5 (lunch additional); pre-registration required
Blairstown Airport, Paulinskill Valley Trail
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults and children ages 10 & up
Have an appetite for autumn? Join us for an easy 4-mile round-trip hike along the scenic Paulinskill Valley Trail. A one-hour lunch stop at Buck Hill Brewery will offer optional refreshment midway through the trip.

September 28
Hike to Happy Hour: Angry Erik Brewing

5 pm to 7:30 pm
Fee: $5 (pizza included); pre-registration required
Warbasse Junction Rd. parking area
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults
Celebrate “National Drink Beer Day” with a leisurely 3-mile round-trip hike to enjoy optional refreshments and pizza (included) at our midway pit-stop.

 

 

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