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Calendar of Events and Activities

Around the Pinelands

Saturday, September 23

VINTAGE CAMPING OVERNIGHT AND CAMPER OPEN HOUSE "UNDER THE BEAM OF OL' BARNEY" - Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, Long Beach Island, Ocean County, NJ. Barnegat Lighthouse State Park continues the celebration of the park’s opening 60 years ago in 1957 by hosting a Vintage Camping Overnight on Saturday, September 23, 2017.  This special camping experience is open to pre-1992 VW campers, all years Teardrops trailers and pre-1980 vintage trailers. Check in time starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday and check out time is 2 p.m. on Sunday. The public is welcome to tour the vintage campers during a free “open house” on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The “best” vintage trailer will be awarded a trophy by the Volkswagen Club of South Jersey. For more information or to register call the park at 609-494-2016 or check the website at www.njparksandforests.org.

Sunday, September 24

BLUEBERRY MUSIC JAM! - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Whitesbog Preservation Trust, 120 W. Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, NJ. Stop into the historic village of Whitesbog to listen to the tunes of local musicians. The open music jam is acoustic and FREE for musicians and listeners alike to enjoy and join. Please call 609-893-4646 for more information. Also held on 10/22, 11/12, and 11/26.

Sunday, October 1

CRANBERRY HARVEST HISTORY - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Whitesbog Preservation Trust, 120 W. Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, NJ. Come learn about the history of crangerry harvests from the beginning to today and then take a short walk into the experimental bog and practice a little dry harvesting! $10/participant and $5 for members. Please call 609-893-4646 for advance registration.

Saturday, October 7

WHITESBOG VILLAGE TOUR - 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Whitesbog Preservation Trust, 120 W. Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, NJ. Step back in time and join one of our guides on a tour of Historic Whitesbog Village. Learn about what makes this old cranberry company so important to the history of NJ. Please call 609-893-4646 for reservations. Also held on 11/4 and 12/2.

MOONLIGHT WALK - 7:00 p.m., Whitesbog Preservation Trust, 120 W. Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, NJ. Come explore the village and the bogs by moonlight. This special opportunity is scheduled on or as close to the full moon as possible. An experienced guide will share insights about Whitesbog and the nature that surrounds us with a different topic each month. Meet your guide in the General Store before the start time and look around prior to the start. All walks are 3-5 miles in length. Dress weather appropriate. Please call 609-893-4646 for reservations. The walk is $5/person. Also held on 11/4 and 12/2.

Friday, October 20

2017 PINELANDS WORLD WATER CHALLENGE - 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Batsto Lake in Washington Township, Burlington County. Teachers and students are invited to join staff from the Pinelands Commission, NJ DEP and the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve to participate in the Pinelands World Water Monitoring Challenge. Teachers must pre-register classes by contacting the Pinelands Commission at (609) 894-7300 ext. 125 or via e-mail: info@njpines.state.nj.us. (schools are selected on a first-come, first-served basis). Students will sample water quality and experience the Pinelands’ natural and cultural resources firsthand. They are also asked to bring a bagged lunch for a picnic on the historic grounds of Batsto Village (carry in/carry out).

 

 

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