Spotlights

Paleo and Archaic Indians of NJ event on February 11th

Visit Washington Crossing State Park on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 1:30 p.m and lean about the Paleo and Archaic Indians of NJ. Jim Wade, former archivist and researcher with the N.J. State Museum will take participants on a journey back to the time of the last ice age, when the earliest Native American peoples entered what is now New Jersey.

Longtails in Love event on February 10th

Join Chuck Slugg and CMBO Naturalists for the "Longtails in Love" event. Long-tailed Ducks court during the weeks surrounding Valentine’s Day, with the males yodeling melodically to their mates. We’ll search for Long-tailed Ducks and other waterfowl in the ocean, bays, inlets and ponds from Avalon to Cape May Harbor. Meets at the 8th Street and Avalon Avenue intersection in Avalon. 

Jack Frost Hike on February 3rd

Visit the Round Valley Recreation Area and hike the trails around the reservoir. Dress in layers and hike the Cushetunk trail. Winter hiking brings solitude and quiet beauty, but it has its dangers. Learn the dos and don’ts of winter hiking. The nine-mile Cushetunk Trail and the three-mile lower service road are multi-use trails that pass through open and heavily wooded areas.

Hot Chocolate Hike on January 27th

Tired of being cooped up inside? Join us for a brisk hike (or snowshoe) in the wild winter woods of Kittatinny Valley State Park! Afterwards, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies in our visitor center.

Free Cross Country Ski Workshop on January 21st

Washington Crossing State Park Nature Center will host a free cross country skiing workshop on January 21st. In this workshop, participants will learn about the different types of cross-country ski equipment that are available and what to look for in selecting your first pair of skis. Other topics will include: how to dress and where to go skiing in New Jersey.

Wildflowers in Winter at Kittatinny Valley State Park

Visit Kittatinny Valley State Park on January 20th and add a little intrigue to your next winter walk. Learn to identify the beautiful dried remains of wildflowers with your own take-home field guide! This indoor program will meet at the Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center, located 1 mile north of Route 206, off Goodale Road in Andover Township.

Great Horned Owl Educational Workshop

On Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 1:00pm visit the Raptor Trust Education Center for an hour long educational program focusing on the amazing Great Horned Owl. Participants will also leanr about two owls that are winter visitors to New Jersey, and be introduce you to one of the Raptor Trust Education Center's permanent resident owls.

Garden State Outdoor Sports Show 2018

Visit the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center in Edison, NJ for the 35th annual Garden State Outdoor Sports Show. The event will feature top seminars, attractions, and exhibits designed to speak to sportsmen and women of all ages, with a focus on activities the whole family can enjoy. 

Year of the Dog Hike at Hill & Dale Preserve

Kick off the new year with a free hike with friends. Visit the Hill and Dale Preserve in Tewksbury on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 12-2pm. Participants will join Marie Newell, Project Coordinator, for a "Year of the Dog" hike through beautiful fields and forests. Bring your furry pals along for the day!

Winter Hike in Hunterdon County on December 16

Enjoy nature's winter beauty by taking a closer look at seasonal weeds, trees and animal tracks on a 3 mile long hike with the naturalist of the Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park.