Take a Hike with Bass River State Forest Master Naturalist Sept. 19

Sep 12, 2018
Photo by: file photo Pat Johnson Ives Pond in the Bass River State Forest is the destination for the first fall season “Wednesday Walk in the Woods.”

The BATONA (Back to Nature) Trail meanders for 50 miles through the Pinelands National Reserve. It starts in Bass River State Forest, goes through Wharton, skirts the Franklin Parker Preserve in Chatsworth and ends at Brendan Byrne State Forest. It is maintained by local hiking clubs.

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, Bass River State Forest Master Naturalist Kathy Gardiner will lead a 9-mile, moderate-paced hike to Ives Pond to look for the rare purple bladderwort. Meet at the BATONA trailhead off Stage Road in Bass River Township at 9 a.m., bring lunch and water, and dress appropriately. Rain cancels.

Register by contacting Kathy at 609-296-6574 or 609-405-0360. This is a free event. For more information, call the Bass River State Forest office at 609-296-1114 or visit njparksandforest.org.  —P.J.

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