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Special Events

- All Special Events, including programs and parking, are FREE
- Scouts may attend some events to fulfill badge requirements
- There is no registration for events
- Events are held rain or shine outdoors - dress for the weather
- Follow directions to the interpretive center for special events

National Trails Day Hike

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Starting 10am


A guided hike starting at 10 am at the Forest Resource Education Center for the Forest Discovery Trail led by a FREC Naturalist

Full Moon Hike

Friday, August 28, 2015

7:00 pm - 8:30 p.m.

Approximately 2 miles

This summer hike is the original and quite a popular event at FREC.

Naturalists lead the group through the pinelands forest and discuss plants, wildlife, and our forest ecosystem.

In the past, the Jersey Devil has made an appearance, so keep a look out for him!

After the hike the group will enjoy beverages and light snacks back at the FREC provided by the Jackson Pathfinders, a volunteer trail preservation group sponsored by Jackson Township.


Fall Forestry Festival
Saturday, October 3, 2015
10 am - 3 pm
rain or shine

The 21st annual Fall Forestry Festival features free crafts, autumn hayrides, interpretive programs, demonstrations, and environmental exhibits. Hikes depart from the interpretive center hourly. Scouts may attend to fulfill badge requirements. To be added to the scout mailing list, email the FREC with "scout mailing list" in the subject line.



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