Department of Environmental Protection

New Jersey State Park Service

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Calendar

Throughout the year, the New Jersey State Park Service proudly hosts hundreds of events at state parks, forests, recreation areas and marinas. This calendar of events is continually updated with our upcoming programs that we hope to see you at soon!

Week of 5/1/2021 - 5/9/2021

1

MAY

Migration Madness
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 A.M.
  • Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Pakim Pond

Description Come celebrate the return of our feathered friends! Find out where the migratory birds of the Pine Barrens spent their winter, and what they’re up to now that they’re back! Plus, you’ll learn their calls and songs so you can hear when they’re near!
Age All ages
Please call (609) 726-1191. Masks Required.

1

MAY

Musket Firing Demonstration
  • Saturday
  • 2:00 P.M.
  • Washington Crossing State Park, Sullivan’s Grove next to Visitor Center

Description Interpretive talk of the Christmas Night Crossing and Battle of Trenton followed by Musket Firing.
Age All ages
No registration.
For more information call (609) 737-0623 Masks Required.

1

MAY

Adult Hike
  • Monday
  • 10:00 A.M.
  • Wawayanda State Park, Terrace Pond

Description 7 Mile hike at a moderate pace.
Age Adult
Pre-registration required. $8 per person.
For more information call (973) 853-4462 or send a message on Facebook. Bring water and snacks. Masks Required.

2

MAY

Busy Beavers
  • Sunday
  • 12:00 P.M.
  • Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Pakim Pond

Description Pakim Pond is home to a family of busy beavers and we can see signs of their activity all around the water. Join us as we dive into the American Beaver’s behavior and what signs to look out for when tracking this keystone species.
Age All ages
No registration.
For more information call (609) 726-1191. Masks Required.

2

MAY

Seasonal Hike
  • Sunday
  • 2:15 P.M.
  • Cheesequake State Park, Lake Pavilion

Description 1-to-2-mile guided hike
Age 9 and older
No registration.
For more information call (732) 566-3208. Weather permitting. Masks Required.

2

MAY

Weekday Walks and Sunday Saunters
  • Sunday
  • 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
  • Double Trouble State Park, Double Trouble Village

Description Join us for a 1.5 to 2-mile guided walk on our trails for scenic views, park history and nature. Registration required.
Age All ages
Registrations: at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/weekday-walks-and-sunday-saunters-tickets-144760768355
For more information call (732) 341-6662. Masks Required.

3

MAY

Monday Morning Walk
  • Monday
  • 10:00 A.M.
  • Wawayanda State Park, Beach Parking Lot

Description Start your mornings off with a nice road walk offered every Monday morning. 10am-11:30am. Length and speed determined by the group.
Age Adult
No registration.
For more information call (973) 853-4462 or send a message on Facebook. Masks Required.

5

MAY

Weekday Walks and Sunday Saunters
  • Wednesday
  • 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
  • Double Trouble State Park, Double Trouble Village

Description Join us for a 1.5 to 2-mile guided walk on our trails for scenic views, park history and nature. Registration required.
Age All ages
Registrations: at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/weekday-walks-and-sunday-saunters-tickets-144760768355
For more information call (732) 341-6662. Masks Required.

5

MAY

Wednesday Walkers
  • Monday
  • 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
  • Kittatinny Valley State Park, KVSP Visitor Center

Description 2.5-mile wellness walk on mostly flat park trails.
Age Adult
No registration.
For more information call (973)786-6445. Weather permitting. Masks Required.

5

MAY

Wednesday Morning Adult Hikes
  • Wednesday
  • 10:00 A.M.
  • Wawayanda State Park, Beach Parking Lot

Description Adult Hike 4-6 miles depending on the group. Slow to moderate pace.
Age Adults
No registration.
For more information call (973) 853-4462 or send a message on Facebook. Masks Required.

6

MAY

Seasonal Hike
  • Thursday
  • 10:00 A.M. - 11:15 A.M.
  • Cheesequake State Park, Trailhead Parking Lot

Description 1-to-2-mile guided hike
Age 9 and older
No registration.
For more information call ((732) 566-3208. Weather permitting. Masks Required.

6

MAY

Weekday Walks and Sunday Saunters
  • Thursday
  • 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
  • Double Trouble State Park, Double Trouble Village

Description Join us for a 1.5 to 2-mile guided walk on our trails for scenic views, park history and nature. Registration required.
Age All ages
Registrations: at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/weekday-walks-and-sunday-saunters-tickets-144760768355
For more information call (732) 341-6662. Masks Required.

7

MAY

Rid Litter Day
  • Friday
  • 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
  • Kittatinny Valley State Park, Visitor Center

Description 2-mile round-trip walk to pick up litter along rural roadway thru park
Age Teens + adults
No registration.
For more information call (973) 786-6445. Masks Required.

7

MAY

Friday Night with Lights
  • Friday
  • 7:00 P.M.
  • Wawayanda State Park, Boathouse Parking Lot

Description 3-mile hike at a slow to moderate pace. Followed by a campfire. Headlamps/ flashlights are not provided.
Age All ages. $8/ Adult $5/Child
No registration.
For more information call (973) 853-4462 or send a message on Facebook. Masks Required.

8

MAY

Legendary Lichen
  • Saturday
  • 2:00 P.M.
  • Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Pakim Pond

Description Learn about Lichen in this exploratory program! We will take short walks around the nature center and learn about symbiotic relationships within the Pine Barrens!
Age All ages
No registration.
For more information call (609) 726-1191. Masks Required.

8

MAY

Musket Firing Demonstration
  • Saturday
  • 2:00 P.M.
  • Washington Crossing State Park, Sullivan’s Grove next to Visitor Center

Description Interpretive talk of the Christmas Night Crossing and Battle of Trenton followed by Musket Firing.
Age All ages
No registration.
For more information call (609) 737-0623. Masks Required.

8

MAY

Story Time
  • Saturday
  • 11:00 A.M.
  • Wawayanda State Park, Beach Parking Lot

Description Join us for a fun, environmentally friendly story! Bring a towel or chair to sit on, a mask, and your listening ears! For ages 4-8. Pre-registration is required.
Age 4 to 8 years old.
No registration.
For more information call (973) 853-4462 or send a message on Facebook. Masks Required.

9

MAY

Understanding Uplands
  • Sunday
  • 10:00 A.M.
  • Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Pakim Pond

Description New Jersey is filled with lowland and upland areas, each with their own unique characteristics. Today we will take a look at an upland area and what kinds of flora and fauna call this place home.
Age All ages
No registration.
For more information call (609) 726-1191. Masks Required.

9

MAY

Seasonal Hike
  • Sunday
  • 1:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.
  • Cheesequake State Park, Lake Pavilion

Description 1-to-2-mile guided hike
Age 9 and older
No registration.
For more information call (732) 566-3208. Weather permitting. Masks Required.

9

MAY

Weekday Walks and Sunday Saunters
  • Monday
  • 10:00 A.M.
  • Double Trouble State Park, Double Trouble Village

Description Join us for a 1.5 to 2-mile guided walk on our trails for scenic views, park history and nature. Registration required.
Age All ages
Registrations: at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/weekday-walks-and-sunday-saunters-tickets-144760768355
For more information call (732) 341-6662. Masks Required.

9

MAY

Geocache the Park
  • Sunday
  • 1:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
  • Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center

Description Use a hand-held GPS navigator to find hidden "treasure" in the park.
Age Pre-teen to Adult
No registration.
For more information call (609)737-0609. $2 per person. Masks Required.