Volunteer Master Naturalist Kathy Gardiner invites you to bring your pooch on a free 3- to 5-mile hike in Bass River State Forest on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 9 a.m.
Meet Gardiner at the Forest Office parking lot. Bring water for you and your dog. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. There is a limit of 15 dogs, but if you are without a dog, you are welcome to join the group.
Register by contacting the Bass River State Forest Office at 609-296-1114 or Gardiner at 609-296-6574. You can also find information on the website njparksandforests.org. Heavy rain cancels.
Mark your calendars for a 7-mile, moderately paced hike on a section of the BATONA Trail on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Join Gardiner at 9 a.m. This season of Wednesday Walks in the Woods will be on this 52-mile-long trail, hiking it in sections. The trail goes through three state forests: Brendan T. Byrne, Wharton and Bass River.
The Feb. 19 trek will be from Quaker Bridge to Batsto. This is the fifth leg of the trail and requires a shuttle, provided by Gardiner. Meet at Atsion Recreation Area, located on Route 206 8 miles north of Hammonton, at 9 a.m. Bring lunch and a beverage. Heavy rain cancels. The hike is free, but donations are welcomed.
Register by calling Gardiner at 609-296-6574 or 609-405-0360. Information is available by calling the Bass River office at 609-296-1114 or on the website.