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Kittatinny Valley State Park Programs & Events


KITTATINNY VALLEY STATE PARK
PROGRAMS & EVENTS

October through March 2017-2018

*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.

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October

October 4
Wednesday Walkers 2nd Anniversary

9 am to 10 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Help us celebrate 2 years of walking at KVSP with this extra-special 2.5-mile walk to soak in the autumn scenery while socializing with friends. Complimentary coffee, tea, and light refreshments served afterwards.

October 7
Introduction to Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing)

10 am to 11:30 am
Fee: $10 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Experience the health benefits of “forest bathing” right here in the tranquil woods of KVSP. This gentle, 1-mile guided walk will cultivate sensory awareness, reduce stress, and facilitate a deeper connection with nature.

Discovery Hike
1 pm to 2 pm
Fee: $5 Adults and children 12 & up, $3 ages 6-11, children under 6 free; 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.

October 11
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
Come to KVSP to stretch your legs, breathe some fresh air, and soak in the autumn scenery on this 2.5-mile walk. Complimentary coffee, tea, and light refreshments served afterwards.

October 12
Afterschool Yoga Hike for Kids

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Fee: $5 Adults, $3 children ages 6-11; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults with children ages 6-11
Introduce your little one to yoga and hiking at the same time! We will practice breath awareness and investigate how our bodies move during postures, balancing, and coordinated group poses. The focus is fun!

October 13
Sunset Yoga Hike

5 pm to 6 pm
Fee: $5 pre-registration; $10 day-of/walk-in
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Wind down your busy week with yoga at sunset. This hike will help develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy standing postures, and breathing techniques.

October 14
Fall Foliage Hike

10 am
Fee: None
Warbasse Junction
(973) 786-5768
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
Hike a scenic rail-trail amongst the brilliant autumnal colors, and learn about the history of the railroads that used to run through Sussex County.

October 18
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
Come to KVSP to stretch your legs, breathe some fresh air, and soak in the autumn scenery on this 2.5-mile walk. Complimentary coffee, tea, and light refreshments served afterwards.

October 19
L’il Tykes Autumn Hike

11 am to 12 noon
Fee: $3 Adults, children under 6 free; 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!

October 20
Sunset Yoga

5 pm to 6 pm
Fee: $5 pre-registration; $10 day-of/walk-in
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Wind down your busy week with yoga at sunset. This hike will help develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy standing postures, and breathing techniques.

October 21
30-Mile Full Trail Hike

Call for time & location
Fee: None
Paulinskill Valley Trail
(201) 274-9805
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
Hike the entire length of the Paulinskill Valley Trail while marveling at the natural and cultural history along the way. Weather permitting, over by nightfall.

Introduction to Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing)
11 am to 12:30 pm
Fee: $10 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Experience the health benefits of “forest bathing” right here in the tranquil woods of KVSP. This gentle, 1-mile guided walk will cultivate sensory awareness, reduce stress, and facilitate a deeper connection with nature.

Bike Ride
11:30 am
Fee: None
Warbasse Junction
(973) 887-4332 or paul_rottmann@hotmail.com
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
Please bring your bike, helmet, lunch and drink for this scenic rail-trail exploration!

Spirits of the Trail: Hike to Milk St. Distillery
4 pm to 7 pm
Fee: $15 includes tour, tastings, collectible glass & pizza; pre-registration required
Augusta Hille Rd., Sussex Branch Trail
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults age 21 & over
Rain or shine. Join us for a scenic and leisurely 4-mile round-trip walk along the Sussex Branch Trail to (optional) refreshments and pizza at a popular new distillery in historic downtown Branchville.

October 25
Hike-to-Brunch & Books

10 am to 2 pm
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
Join us for a 4-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.

October 26
L’il Tykes Autumn Hike

4 pm to 5 pm
Fee: $3 Adults, children under 6 free; 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!

October 27
Hike-to-Lunch: Sheridan’s Restaurant & Tavern

10:45 am to 2:30 pm
Fee: $5 Adults; 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
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 to celebrate “American Beer Day.” Car shuttle required.

October 28
Guided Autumn Paddle on Lake Aeroflex

11 am to noon
Fee: $25 includes kayak & equipment rental, $10 BYOB (bring your own boat); pre-registration required
Meet at the Lake Aeroflex boat launch
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For teens & adults with previous canoeing or kayaking experience
Bring your own canoe or kayak, PFD, & paddle (rentals available) for this scenic exploration of the deepest natural lake in New Jersey. Enjoy a leisurely tour while learning about lake ecology and park history from a new perspective.

 

November

November 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
Come to KVSP to stretch your legs, breathe some fresh air, and soak in the autumn scenery on this 2.5-mile walk. Complimentary coffee, tea, and light refreshments served afterwards.

November 2
L’il Tykes Autumn Hike

11 am to 12 noon
Fee: $3 Adults, children under 6 free; 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!

November 3
“Hike-to-Lunch” at Stonewood Tavern

11 am to 2:30 pm
Fee: $5 Adults (lunch additional); pre-registration required
Sussex Branch Trail parking area, Waterloo Rd.
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults
Try something new and join us for a 4.5-mile round-trip hike along the scenic Sussex Branch Trail. A one-hour lunch stop to celebrate “National Sandwich Day” will offer optional refreshment midway through the trip.

November 4
Rail-Trail Hike

10 am
Fee: None
Warbasse Junction
(973) 786-5768
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
Hike a scenic rail-trail and learn about the history of the railroads that used to run through Sussex County.

Guided Autumn Paddle on Lake Aeroflex
11 am to noon
Fee: $25 includes kayak & equipment rental, $10 BYOB (bring your own boat); pre-registration required
Meet at the Lake Aeroflex boat launch
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For teens & adults with previous canoeing or kayaking experience
Bring your own canoe or kayak, PFD, & paddle (rentals available) for this scenic exploration of the deepest natural lake in New Jersey. Enjoy a leisurely tour while learning about lake ecology and park history from a new perspective.

November 11
Bike Ride

11:30 am
Fee: None
Warbasse Junction
(973) 887-4332 or paul_rottmann@hotmail.com
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
Please bring your bike, helmet, lunch and drink for this scenic rail-trail exploration!

November 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
Come to KVSP to stretch your legs, breathe some fresh air, and soak in the autumn scenery on this 2.5-mile walk. Complimentary coffee, tea, and light refreshments served afterwards.

November 16
Early Bird Breakfast Club

8:30 am to 10:30 am
Fee: None; breakfast additional (cash only); pre-registration required
Meet at the Warbasse Junction trailhead parking area
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults
Celebrate the season with a 2.5-mile round-trip walk along the historic Sussex Branch Trail. A one-hour breakfast at the Millside Café in Lafayette will energize us for the return trip.

November 17
“Hike-to-Lunch” at the Andover Diner

11 am to 2 pm
Fee: $5 Adults (lunch additional); pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Try something new and join us for a 4-mile hike along park trails, including the scenic Sussex Branch Trail. A one-hour lunch stop at the Andover Diner to celebrate “National Take a Hike Day” will offer optional refreshment midway through the trip.

November 18
20-Mile Full Trail Hike

Call for time & location
Fee: None
Sussex Branch Trail
(201) 274-9805        
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
Hike the entire length of the Sussex Branch Trail while marveling at the natural and cultural history along the way. Weather permitting, over by nightfall.

Discovery Hike
11 am to noon
Fee: $5 Adults, $3 children ages 6-11, children under 6 free; 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.

November 28
Hike-to-Brunch & Books

10 am to 2 pm
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
Join us for a 4-mile round-trip hike along the historic Sussex Branch Trail. A one-hour brunch to celebrate “French Toast Day” at the Branchville Grill & book stop at Broad Street Books will offer optional refreshment and inspiration at the turn-around point.

November 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
Come to KVSP to stretch your legs, breathe some fresh air, and soak in the autumn scenery on this 2.5-mile walk. Complimentary coffee, tea, and light refreshments served afterwards.

December

December 1
Beginner Yoga

5 pm to 6 pm
Fee: $10 pre-registration; $15 day-of/walk-in
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Wind down your busy week with Hatha yoga. This class will help you develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy postures, and breathing techniques. Yoga mats & props provided.

December 2
Owls: Hunters of the Night

4 pm to 5 pm
Fee: $5 Adults & children ages 12 & up; $3 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.”

December 6
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
Come to KVSP to stretch your legs, breathe some fresh air, and soak in the scenery on this 2.5-mile walk. Complimentary coffee, tea, and light refreshments served afterwards.

December 7
Early Bird Breakfast Club

8:30 am to 10:30 am
Fee: None; breakfast additional (cash only); pre-registration required
Meet at the Warbasse Junction trailhead parking area
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults
Celebrate the season with a 2.5-mile round-trip walk along the historic Sussex Branch Trail. A one-hour breakfast at the Millside Café in Lafayette will warm us up for the return trip.

December 9
Explorer Hike

Call for time & location
Fee: None
(201) 274-9805
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
Bring your sense of adventure for this fascinating foray into the wilds of Sussex County.

December 13
Hike-to-Brunch & Books

9:30 am to 1 pm
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
Join us for a 4-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.

December 15
Beginner Yoga

5 pm to 6 pm
Fee: $10 pre-registration; $15 day-of/walk-in
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Wind down your busy week with Hatha yoga. This class will help you develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy postures, and breathing techniques. Yoga mats & props provided.

December 16
Backyard Bird-feeding

11 am to noon
Fee: $5 Adults and children 12 & Up; $3 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
Learn to identify winter birds and how to attract them to your yard by making your own pinecone-and-peanut butter birdfeeder during this indoor program.

December 19
Laurel, & Hardy Evergreens

10 am to noon
Fee: $10 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
NOTE: For adults
Let’s take a hike to discover the various evergreen plants in the park and learn how ferns, herbs, shrubs, and trees are able to survive the harsh winter wind, snow and ice. Includes an aromatherapy gift for the holidays.

December 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
Come to KVSP to stretch your legs, breathe some fresh air, and soak in the tranquility of the season on this guided 2.5-mile walk. Complimentary coffee, tea, and light refreshments served afterwards.

December 21
Winter Solstice Hike to Lunch: Salt Gastropub

10 am to 1:30 pm
Fee: $5 Adults; pre-registration required
Meet in the back parking lot of Salt Gastropub, Byram
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults
Celebrate the holiday season by experiencing the sights and sounds of the serene winter woods on this 4-mile hike, then enjoy an optional lunch with your fellow hikers.

December 27
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
Come to KVSP to stretch your legs, breathe some fresh air, and soak in the winter scenery on this guided 2.5-mile walk. Complimentary coffee, tea, and light refreshments served afterwards.

January

January 1
First Day Event: 33rd Annual New Year’s Day Hike

10 am
Fee: None
Footbridge Park
(973) 786-5768
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
Start your New Year off right by hiking a scenic rail-trail and learning about the history of the railroads that traversed Warren and Sussex County.

January 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
Come to KVSP to stretch your legs, breathe some fresh air, and soak in the winter scenery on this guided 2.5-mile walk. Complimentary coffee, tea, and light refreshments served afterwards.

January 5
Beginner Yoga

5 pm to 6 pm
Fee: $10 pre-registration; $15 day-of/walk-in
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Wind down your busy week with Hatha yoga. This class will help you develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy postures, and breathing techniques. Yoga mats & props provided.

January 6
Winter Wonders

11 am to noon
Fee: $5 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
4 pm to 5 pm
Fee: $5 Adults & children ages 12 & up; $3 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.”

January 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
Come to KVSP to stretch your legs, breathe some fresh air, and soak in the winter scenery on this guided 2.5-mile walk. Complimentary coffee, tea, and light refreshments served afterwards.

January 11
Early Bird Breakfast Club

8:30 am to 10:30 am
Fee: None; breakfast additional (cash only); pre-registration required
Meet at the Warbasse Junction trailhead parking area
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults
Celebrate the winter season with a 2.5-mile round-trip walk along the historic Sussex Branch Trail. A one-hour breakfast at the Millside Café in Lafayette will warm us up for the return trip.

January 12
Beginner Yoga

5 pm to 6 pm
Fee: $10 pre-registration; $15 day-of/walk-in
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Wind down your busy week with Hatha yoga. This class will help you develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy postures, and breathing techniques. Yoga mats & props provided.

January 13
Backyard Bird-feeding

11 am to noon
Fee: $5 Adults and children 12 & Up; $3 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
Learn to identify winter birds and how to attract them to your yard by making your own pinecone-and-peanut butter birdfeeder during this indoor program.

January 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
Come to KVSP to stretch your legs, breathe some fresh air, and soak in the winter scenery on this guided 2.5-mile walk. Complimentary coffee, tea, and light refreshments served afterwards.

January 19
Beginner Yoga

5 pm to 6 pm
Fee: $10 pre-registration; $15 day-of/walk-in
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Wind down your busy week with Hatha yoga. This class will help you develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy postures, and breathing techniques. Yoga mats & props provided.

January 20
Wildflowers in Winter

10 am to 11:30 am
Fee: $10 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults; ADA accessible
Add intrigue to your next winter walk by learning to identify the beautiful dried remains of wildflowers with your own take-home field guide! Indoor program.

January 24
Wildflowers in Winter

1 pm to 2:30 pm
Fee: $10; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults; ADA accessible
Add intrigue to your next winter walk by learning to identify the beautiful dried remains of wildflowers with your own take-home field guide! Indoor program.

January 26
Beginner Yoga

5 pm to 6 pm
Fee: $10 pre-registration; $15 day-of/walk-in
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Wind down your busy week with Hatha yoga. This class will help you develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy postures, and breathing techniques. Yoga mats & props provided.

January 27
16th Annual Hot Chocolate Hike/Snowshoe

10 am to noon
Fee: $5 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Tired of being cooped up inside? Join us for a brisk hike (or snowshoe) in the wild winter woods of KVSP! Afterwards, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies in our visitor center.

January 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
Come to KVSP to stretch your legs, breathe some fresh air, and soak in the winter scenery on this guided 2.5-mile walk. Complimentary coffee, tea, and light refreshments served afterwards.


February


February 2
Beginner Yoga

5 pm to 6 pm
Fee: $10 pre-registration; $15 day-of/walk-in
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Wind down your busy week with Hatha yoga. This class will help you develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy postures, and breathing techniques. Yoga mats & props provided.

February 3
Winter Wonders
11 am to noon
Fee: $5 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
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Fee: $5 Adults and children 12 & Up; $3 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.”

February 7
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 with a brisk walk to stretch your legs, breathe some fresh air, and soak in the tranquility of the season in companionship with fellow walkers. Complimentary coffee, tea, and light refreshments served afterwards.

February 8
Early Bird Breakfast Club

8:30 am to 10:30 am
Fee: None; breakfast additional (cash only); pre-registration required
Meet at the Warbasse Junction trailhead parking area
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults
Celebrate the winter season with a 2.5-mile round-trip walk along the historic Sussex Branch Trail. A one-hour breakfast at the Millside Café in Lafayette will warm us up for the return trip.

February 9
Beginner Yoga

5 pm to 6 pm
Fee: $10 pre-registration; $15 day-of/walk-in
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Wind down your busy week with Hatha yoga. This class will help you develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy postures, and breathing techniques. Yoga mats & props provided.

February 10
Backyard Bird-feeding

11 am to noon
Fee: $5 Adults and children 12 & Up; $3 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
Learn to identify winter birds and how to attract them to your yard by making your own pinecone-and-peanut butter birdfeeder during this indoor program.

February 14
Heartwarming Hike/Snowshoe

10 am to noon
Fee: None (see description for donations); pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Experience the beauty of KVSP in winter with fellow nature lovers on this 3-mile hike, then warm up with hot chocolate and potluck in our cozy visitor center! Please bring a treat to share and Valentine card (bought, made, or recycled), and include a poem, song lyrics, or a favorite quote - we’ll put them in a bag and pick randomly; and/or please also show our Little Free Library some love by bringing a book to celebrate International Book Giving Day!

February 21
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 with a brisk walk to stretch your legs, breathe some fresh air, and soak in the tranquility of the season in companionship with fellow walkers. Complimentary coffee, tea, and light refreshments served afterwards.

February 23
Beginner Yoga

5 pm to 6 pm
Fee: $10 pre-registration; $15 day-of/walk-in
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Wind down your busy week with Hatha yoga. This class will help you develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy postures, and breathing techniques. Yoga mats & props provided.

February 24
Winter Tree ID: Buds, Bark & Branches

11 am to 12 pm
Fee: $10 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults; ADA Accessible
Add intrigue to your next winter walk by learning to identify trees by their buds, bark, and branching with your own take-home field guide! Indoor program.

February 28
Winter Tree ID: Buds, Bark & Branches

1 pm to 2 pm
Fee: $10 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults; ADA Accessible
Add intrigue to your next winter walk by learning to identify trees by their buds, bark, and branching with your own take-home field guide! Indoor program.

 

March

March 1
Hike-to-Brunch & Books

9 am to 1 pm
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
Join us for a 4-mile round-trip hike along the historic Sussex Branch Trail. A one-hour brunch at the Branchville Grill & book stop at Broad Street Books to celebrate “World Book Day” will offer optional refreshment and inspiration at the turn-around point.

March 2
Beginner Yoga

5 pm to 6 pm
Fee: $10 pre-registration; $15 day-of/walk-in
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Wind down your busy week with Hatha yoga. This class will help you develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy postures, and breathing techniques. Yoga mats & props provided.

March 7
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 with a brisk walk to stretch your legs, breathe some fresh air, and soak in the tranquility of the season in companionship with fellow walkers. Complimentary coffee, tea, and light refreshments served afterwards.

March 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 with a brisk walk to stretch your legs, breathe some fresh air, and soak in the tranquility of the season in companionship with fellow walkers. Complimentary coffee, tea, and light refreshments served afterwards.

March 15
Early Bird Breakfast Club

8:30 am to 10:30 am
Fee: None; breakfast additional (cash only); pre-registration required
Meet at the Warbasse Junction trailhead parking area
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults
Have an appetite for the outdoors? Let’s get ready for spring with a 2.5-mile round-trip walk along the historic Sussex Branch Trail. A one-hour breakfast at the Millside Café in Lafayette will energize us for the return trip.

March 16
Beginner Yoga

5 pm to 6 pm
Fee: $10 pre-registration; $15 day-of/walk-in
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Wind down your busy week with Hatha yoga. This class will help you develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy postures, and breathing techniques. Yoga mats & props provided.

March 17
“Cabin Fever” Discovery Hike

10 am to 11:30 am
Fee: $5 Adults and children 12 & up, $3 ages 6-11, children under 6 free; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For all ages
Join us for a 2-mile naturalist-guided hike to explore the trails and observe the plants and animals of Kittatinny Valley State Park.

March 20
Spring Equinox Hike to Lunch: Double S Smokehouse

11 am to 2:30 pm
Fee: $5 Adults; pre-registration required
Meet in the back parking lot off Morris Farm Rd., Lafayette
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Emerge from winter hibernation and join our park naturalist on a 6-mile round-trip hike along the historic Sussex Branch Trail to rediscover the beauty of spring.

March 21
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 with a brisk walk to stretch your legs, breathe some fresh air, and soak in the tranquility of the season in companionship with fellow walkers. Complimentary coffee, tea, and light refreshments served afterwards.

March 22
L’il Tykes Spring Hike

11 am to noon
Fee: $3 Adults, children under 6 free; 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 23
Beginner Yoga

5 pm to 6 pm
Fee: $10 pre-registration; $15 day-of/walk-in
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Wind down your busy week with Hatha yoga. This class will help you develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy postures, and breathing techniques. Yoga mats & props provided.

March 24
The Nature of Vernal Pools

11 am to noon
Fee: $5 Adults and children 12 & Up; $3 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
L’il Tykes Spring Hike

4 pm to 5 pm
Fee: $3 Adults, children under 6 free; 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!

 

 

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