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June Programs at the Nature Center at Washington Crossing State Park

The following is a list of activities being offered through the Nature Center at Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville, NJ. Some programs are offered free without registration requirements; some will require advanced registration or advanced registration and payment of a nominal program fee as indicated below. A gate fee of $5.00 ($7.00 out-of-state) will be charged to motor vehicles entering the park on weekends and holidays 5/27 - 9/4 (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day). All programs will initially meet at the Nature Center unless otherwise indicated. Attendance is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In the event of inclement weather, some programs might be canceled. It is always advisable to call ahead before coming out. These events are intended for families and individuals only. Programs for scouts, schools and other groups are scheduled separately by special arrangement. For additional information, please call us. Nature Center Phone : (609) 737-0609

 

 

BUILD A ROPE BRIDGE (8 yrs. - adult) Sunday June 4, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Participants will be instructed in some basic knots and rope riggings and then use their newly acquired skills to create a functioning suspended bridge over one of the park's stream ravines. Advanced registration required. Call the Nature Center. Park vehicle entrance Fee: $5.00/vehicle.

 

HOPEWELL VALLEY COME OUTSIDE AND PLAY – STREAM STOMP (all ages) Thursday June 8, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Take a wet hike through the park's Steele Run in search of salamanders, frogs, fish and a variety of aquatic invertebrates. Note: wear old sneakers or water shoes, be prepared to get wet at least up to the knees. Free

 

SPRING/SUMMER BIRDS OF THE PARK (all ages) Saturday June 10, 8:30 a.m. Come and join Franta Broulik of Washing- ton Crossing Audubon as we peruse the park for spring and summer resident bird species. Meet at the Nature Center. Park vehicle entrance fee applies $5.00/vehicle.

 

FAMILY NATURE WALK (all ages) Sunday June 11, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Join us for an informal naturalist-guided trail walk. Park vehicle entrance fee applies $5.00/vehicle.

 

CANE POLE FISHING (4 yrs 12 yrs.) Saturday June 17, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Come out to the pond and use a basic fishing pole made from a bamboo shoot and rigged to catch bluegills. Any caught fish will be released but you get to take your cane pole home. Meet at the pond on Church and Brickyard Roads. Rain date: Sunday June 18, 1:00 p.m. Advanced registration required Call the Nature Center. Free

 

GOAT HILL OVERLOOK HIKE (8 yrs. - adult) Saturday June 24, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Goat Hill Overlook is an outlier of Washing- ton Crossing State Park. The 213 acre tract sits on a bluff overlooking the Delaware River in W. Amwell Twp. and boasts commanding views of the Delaware Valley including portions of Lambertville, New Hope and areas north and west into Bucks County, PA. The tract contains extensive hardwood and mixed oak forests, open fields, numerous rock outcrops, a former diabase quarry and hiking trails. We will meet in Washington Crossing at the park pond on Church Rd and carpool to the overlook for an exploration hike. The terrain will be rugged. Wear hiking shoes and bring drinking water. Advanced registration required. Call the Nature Center. Free

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