Post-Thanksgiving Hike in the West Pine Plains


Activities
Bass River State Forest
609-296-1114

#OPTOUTSIDE. Skip the Black Friday chaos and instead “opt-outside” with a free, calorie-burning, 4.6-mile hike in Bass River State Forest “North” which encompasses the West Pine Plains Natural Area and the “Pygmy Pines” – the world’s largest acreage of this globally rare forest community.

This volunteer-led hike will depart promptly at 1 p.m. and will end at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Participants must be at least 10 years of age. Service animals only are permitted. Wear appropriate clothes and shoes. Bring plenty of water and snacks. This hike is not ADA accessible. There are no restrooms or drinking water available. The hike will be cancelled if there are thunderstorms in the area or if heavy rain is falling. Light rain or overcast skies will not cancel the hike.

Registration is required and is capped at 25 participants. To register or for more information, contact the office at 609-296-1114.

The #OptOutside Campaign was started by REI to encourage their employees and the public to take to the outdoors as opposed to the shopping malls and internet shopping.

Meeting Location: Woodland Township. N39° 48.805' W74° 24.840'  which is located along NJ Route 72 at the eastern boundary of Coyle Field. The meeting location is approximately 11.4 miles east of the intersection of NJ Route 72 and NJ Route 70 and approximately 2.3 miles west of the intersection of NJ Route 72 and Ocean County Road 539. Parking is along NJ Route 72. There is no street address for this location. There are no facilities at this location.