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March
Double Trouble Village Walking Tours
Call for arrangements & program fees
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Individual or group historic village walking tours may be scheduled in advance for most weeks Wednesday through Sunday.  Elementary school and secondary school science and social studies field trips or outreach programs may be arranged. 

March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

Woodland Walk
3-5 Miles. Moderately Paced
10am-12pm
This Event is Free, but Donations are Welcome
Meet at the Forest Office
609-861-2404
Sponsor: Belleplain State Forest
Note: Participants should be at least 18 years old.                               
Dogs are welcome, but must be up to date on vaccines, and on a 6’
leash at all times.  Please clean up after your pet.

March 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29

GUIDED TOURS
1:15, 2:15, 3:15
Fee: General admission, $7 adults; $5 seniors and students
ages 13-18; $4 ages 6-12; free under 6.
Ringwood State Park, The Hermitage Museum
Sponsor: Friends of the Hermitage
The Hermitage is a historic house museum and National Historic Landmark that encompasses over 250 years of American history. The museum is maintained by the Friends of the Hermitage Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1971. Visitors to the Hermitage Museum can tour the historic house, view different exhibitions of the collections, and take part in a range of educational and public programming.
201-445-8311x102
Note: For Groups more than 6 Please call for more information

 

March 7

Dog Walk
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Bass River State Forest Office
Moderate-paced hike, 3-5 miles, bring drink and lunch
Free: donations are welcome
Pre-registration required, limit 15 dogs
(609) 296-6574 (trip leader)
Note: Dog not required to attend hike!
Severe weather cancels

Nature Walk
10am
This Event is Free, but Donations are Welcome
Meet at the Forest Office
609-861-2404
Sponsor: Belleplain State Forest
Note: A 3.5 mile, slow paced walk through
Scenic Belleplain Forest.

THE AMERICAN WATCH ON THE RHINE – WWII LIVING HISTORY EVENT
10 am until 4 pm
None
Fort Mott State Park
(856) 935-3218
Sponsor:  Fort Mott State Park

March 8

Wetland Hike
Join us at the Nature Center to explore the wetlands of Cheesequake. Ages 9 and up.
1:00 pm
Fee: None
Cheesequake State Park
Nature Center
(732) 566-3208

March 9

Full Moon Hike
3 Miles
8:30pm
Meet at Forest Office
This Event is Free, but donations are welcome.
NO White Flashlights Please!
609.861.2404 to register
Sponsor: Belleplain State Forest

March 14

Dog Hike with Megan and her Springer Spaniels

Sponsor: Belleplain State Forest
6 Miles- Moderately Paced
Dogs must be leashed no more than 6’ lead.
Please clean up after your pet.
This event is Free but donations are welcome.

LECTURE- THE LIBERTY BELL
Presenter: Jon Fiorella

1pm
Fee: None
Location: Interpretive Center
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Sponsor: Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
www.friendsofbarnegatlighthouse.org
NOTE: ADA Accessible

March 15

#lookfortheriver
Centuries of piping, culverting and development have hidden the vast majority of waterways in urban areas. This program will help community members explore their own local landscapes by learning to read topographic maps, identify watersheds and #lookfortheriver.
3 pm
Fee: Free
Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Sites
Sponsor: New Jersey Council for the Humanities with Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage Association
(908) 725-1015

FAMILY WINTER WOODLAND WALK
1PM-3PM
Fee: Free
Ringwood State Park New Jersey State Botanical Garden
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
973-962-9534
Join Head Landscape Designer Rich Flynn as he leads this perennial favorite. Learn the differences between trees and how to tell them apart in this special tree walk. Meet at the Carriage House; wear sturdy, comfortable shoes.
Note: Rain/snow Cancels

March 20

Free Public Skywatch
7:30pm
Meet at the Athletic Field
Sponsor: South Jersey Astronomy Club

March 21

HISTORIC BATSTO VILLAGE
Signs of a Pinelands Spring Hike
 Spring is coming!
Join the Batsto Naturalist on our Wharton hiking trails searching for blooms springing to life!
Starts at 10:30 a.m.   
2-4 miles     FREE
meet in the Batsto Visitor Center
call (609) 567-4559 for more info.


HISTORIC BATSTO VILLAGE
Public Astronomy Presentation and Star Watch
Conducted by: The West Jersey
Astronomical Society
FREE!  7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Come view some amazing astronomy!
setup outside the Batsto Village Visitor Center
call (609) 567-4559 for more info.

LECTURE- THE NJ BALD EAGLE PROJECT
Presenter: Larissa Smith
1pm
Fee: None
Location: Interpretive Center
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Sponsor: Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
www.friendsofbarnegatlighthouse.org
NOTE: ADA Accessible

Here comes the sun
10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
$3.00 for ages 12 and up, $1.00 for ages 6 to 11
Round Valley Recreation Area
South Parking Lot (first right after the toll booth)
908-236-6355
We’ve waited long enough! To celebrate the spring equinox, we’ll do a short hike and look for signs of the spring that is upon us.

Children’s Storytime: The Hole in the Dike
Hear how the Dutch boy Peter saved Holland and then join children's activities to learn how New Jersey children can protect the environment here at home.
10:30 am
Fee: Free
Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Sites
(908) 725-1015

END OF WINTER TREE WALK
10 AM
Fee: Free
Ringwood State Park New Jersey State Botanical Garden
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
973-962-9534
Join Head Landscape Designer Rich Flynn as he leads this perennial favorite. Learn the differences between trees and how to tell them apart in this special tree walk. Meet at the Carriage House; wear sturdy, comfortable shoes.

Ridge Road Ramble: Vernal Ponds 1
4:00 to 6:00 PM
Fee: None
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
While there are miles of trails in High Point worth exploring, you don’t necessarily have to travel far into the woods to enjoy the park. Join the Park Naturalist this spring for a series of walks along High Point's scenic roads in search of spring phenomena. Each walk will cover about an easy three miles out and back, and will include walking short distances off the roads to explore. This late afternoon walk will take us down a stretch of Park Ridge Road to a cluster of vernal/seasonal ponds in search of breeding amphibians. We'll look for frogs, salamanders, and their egg masses in the water. If the timing is right we may also get to hear the breeding calls of the frogs. While we'll be mostly walking on the roads, the area around the ponds may be a bit muddy, and you may want to bring a flashlight and sunglasses with polarized lenses to make it easier to see into the water. These walks are suitable for all ages, but are most appropriate for adults, older children, and teens. Register for the walk by emailing highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov or calling 973-875-1471 and leaving a voicemail.

March 21-22
Maple Sugarin’ Open House
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Fee: None
Lusscroft Farm
973-875-4800
Live demonstrations of how syrup is made from sap, fresh syrup available for purchase
For more information: www.Lusscroftfarm.org

March 22

Seasonal Hike
Join us at the Nature Center to explore the trails of Cheesequake. Ages 9 and up.
1:00 pm
Fee: None
Cheesequake State Park
Nature Center
(732) 566-3208

March 25

Wednesday Walk in the Woods
Batsto to Route 679
Free, donations welcome
Moderate-paced hike, 10 miles, bring drink and lunch
(609) 296-6574 (trip leader)
Severe weather cancels

March 29

Trout Fishing Techniques
Join us at the Nature Center to explore the techniques and tactics for catching trout in NJ lakes and streams. Ages 8 and up.
1:00 pm
Fee: None
Cheesequake State Park
Nature Center
(732) 566-3208

HARLEQUINS AND HARBOR SEALS
Presentations and guided walks
12:30 – 3pm
Fee: None
Location: Interpretive Center
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Sponsor: Parks, DEP  Watershed Ambassador, Alliance for Living Ocean,
Marine Mammal Stranding Center
NOTE: ADA Accessible

AUDUBON: ENDANGERED BIRDS OF NEW JERSEY
1PM-3PM
Fee: Free
Ringwood State Park New Jersey State Botanical Garden
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
973-962-9534
Don Torino of the Bergen County Audubon Society offers an indoor photo presentation on creating gardens that welcome butterflies, birds and other pollinators with perennials, annuals and native plants. At the Carriage House Visitor Center.
Note: Ran/snow cancels

 

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