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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 5/25 - 9/2 (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

 

HIKE THE CROSSING (pre-teen – adult) Saturday June 1, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. This is a naturalist-guided 3.5- 4 mile hike taking on the park's natural and historic areas, and several interesting and remote sections of the park. Bring drinking water and a snack. This hike is being offered in cooperation with theAmerican Hiking Society's National Trails Day event. Advanced registration required. Park vehicle entrance fee applies $5.00/vehicle.

 

BALDPATE MOUNTAIN HIKE (pre-teen – adult) Sunday June 2, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. We will take the Summit Trail from its trailhead on Fiddlers Creek Rd. Meet at the parking lot by Niederer's Pond (Church Rd). We will carpool to the trail. Advanced registration required. Free.

 

HOPEWELL VALLEY COME OUTSIDE AND PLAY – STREAM STOMP  (all ages)  Thursday June 6, 4:15 - 5:30 p.m.  Kids will come to the Nature Center after school to walk one of our streams with collecting equipment in search of a variety of stream organisms. This catch and release event is organized in cooperation with the Hopewell Municipal Alliance. Wear water shoes or sneakers and be prepared to get wet at least to the knees. Free.

 

SPRING/SUMMER BIRDS OF THE PARK (all ages) Saturday June 8, 8:30 a.m. Come and join Franta Broulik of Washington 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 9, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Join us for an informal naturalist-guided trail walk. Park vehicle entrance Fee: $5.00/vehicle.

 

CANE POLE FISHING (4 yrs 12 yrs.) Sunday  June 16, 1:30 – 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 Niederers Pond on Church and Brickyard Roads. Rain date: Saturday June 22, 1:00 p.m. Advanced registration required. Free.

 

STREAM STOMP (6 yrs. - adult) Sunday June 23, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Come out for a wet hike as we follow a park stream in search of crayfish, salamanders, caddisflys, stoneflys, mayflys, frogs, minnows and other stream inhabitants. Wear water shoes or old sneakers and come prepared to get wet at least up to the knees. Park vehicle entrance Fee: $5.00/vehicle.

 

GOAT HILL OVERLOOK HIKE (8 yrs. - adult) Sunday June 30, 1:30 – 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. Free.

 

 

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

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 without registration requirements; some will require advanced registration as indicated below.  A fee will be charged to motor vehicles entering the park on weekends and holidays 5/24 - 9/1  (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.  Phone: (609) 737-0609.

 HIKE THE ROCK HOPPER TRAIL  (preteen - adult)  Sunday June 8, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. The Rock Hopper Trail in West Amwell Twp., is a new acquisition to the state park system. It contains mature hardwood forests, agricultural fields and interesting rock outcrops. The terrain is gently rolling and rugged. Wear sturdy shoes and bring drinking water. The hike will be 2-4 miles in length. Meet at the parking lot by Neiderer’s Pond in WCSP. (Church Rd).We will carpool to the trail head. Advanced registration required.

HOPEWELL VALLEY COME OUTSIDE AND PLAY - POND STUDY  (all ages)  Thursday June 12, 4:15 - 5:30 p.m.  Kids will use pond nets to collect and examine the various organisms that inhabit our pond.  Meet at the pond by the park service entrance off of Church Road in Titusville. Call for directions: (609) 737-0609.

SPRING/SUMMER BIRDS OF THE PARK(all ages)  Saturday June 14, 8:30 a.m. Come and join Franta Broulik of Washington Crossing Audubon as we peruse the park for spring and summer resident bird species. Meet at the Nature Center. Park vehicle entrance Fee: $5.00/car

STREAM STOMP (6 yrs. - adult)  Sunday June 15, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.  Come out for a wet hike as we follow a park stream in search of crayfish, salamanders, caddisflys, frogs, minnows and other stream inhabitants. Park vehicle entrance fee: $5.00 per car.

BUILD A ROPE BRIDGE  (8 yrs. - adult)  Saturday June 21, 1:00 – 3:30 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. Park vehicle entrance Fee: $5.00/car.

FAMILY NATURE WALK  (all ages) Sunday June 29, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Join us for an informal naturalist-guided trail walk. Park vehicle entrance fee; $5.00 per car.
 

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 without registration requirements; some will require advanced registration as indicated below.  A fee will be charged to motor vehicles entering the park on weekends and holidays 5/25 - 9/2  (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 programs are for families and individuals. Schools, scouts and other groups may contact us to make special arrangements. Phone: (609) 737-0609.


GOAT HILL OVERLOOK HIKE (pre-teen - adult) Sunday June 2, 1:30. Goat Hill Overlook 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 and muddy in places. Wear hiking shoes and bring drinking water. Advanced registration required after 4/30. Meet at the parking lot by Niederer’s Pond (Church Rd).We will carpool to the overlook.

HOPEWELL VALLEY COME OUTSIDE AND BUILD A PRETZEL JAR TERRARIUM  (all ages) Thursday June 6, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. The forest floor is a fascinating community with its own unique woodland wildflowers, ferns, mosses and other organisms.  Join us and build a miniature ecosystem in a jar to take home. Bring a hand trowel.

BUILD A ROPE BRIDGE  (8 yrs. - adult)  Saturday June 8, 1:00 – 3:30p.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. Park vehicle entrance Fee: $5.00/car.

SPRING/SUMMER BIRDS OF THE PARK
(all ages)  Saturday June 15, 8:30 a.m. Come and join Lou Beck and Franta Broulik of Washington Crossing Audubon as we peruse the park for spring and summer resident bird species. Meet at the Nature Center. Park vehicle entrance Fee: $5.00/car.

STREAM STOMP (6 yrs. - adult)  Sunday June 16, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.  Come out for a wet hike as we follow a park stream in search of crayfish, salamanders, caddisflies, frogs, minnows and other stream inhabitants. Park vehicle entrance fee: $5.00 per car.

BALDPATE MOUNTAIN HIKE
(pre-teen – adult) Sunday June 23, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. We will take the Summit Trail from its trailhead on Fiddlers Creek Rd. Meet at the parking lot by Niederer’s Pond (Church Rd).We will carpool to the trail. Advanced registration required after 5/21 Bring a water bottle and wear hiking shoes.

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

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