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September 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. All programs this month are free. All programs will initially meet at the Nature Center unless otherwise specified below. Attendance is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. An adult must accompany all children. In the event of inclement weather, some programs might be canceled. It is always advisable to call ahead before coming out. These events are available to families and individuals only. Programs for scouts, schools, camps and other groups are scheduled separately upon request by special arrangement. Phone : (609) 737-0609.


TOMAHAWK THROWING (adults) Saturday September 7, 1:00 -2:30 p.m. Come on out and try your hand at sticking a tomahawk or hatchet. Maybe even hit a bull's-eye. Free.


TREES OF THE PARK  (adult) Sunday September 8, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.  Washington Crossing State Park is home to scores of species of native trees and shrubs as well as many non-natives that have become naturalized.  Join the park naturalist on a walk and learn how to identify many of the most common species. Free.


FULL MOON NIGHTTIME BIKE HIKE (pre-teen-adult) Saturday September, 14,  7:15 p.m. Take a guided night bicycle ride, by the light of the Harvest Moon, up the Delaware & Raritan Canal Towpath toward the Lambertville wing dam (approx. 13 miles round trip). Meet at the Nelson House parking lot. Bring your own bike, bike light and helmet. Advanced registration required. Call the Nature Center for directions. Free.


LOCKATONG FALLS HIKE  (preteens – adult) Sunday September 22, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Lockatong Creek in Delaware Twp. has many interesting cascades and rock outcrops along its banks. We will drive to the Lockatong Wildlife Management Area and follow the White Trail loop from the parking area, down to the falls and back (approx. 3 miles).Meet at Niederer's Pond on Church Rd. We will carpool to the Wildlife Management Area (call the Nature Center for directions). Note: Wear hiking boots. The first, and final half mile of the hike is likely to be quite wet and muddy. Free.