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Club Activities - Spring/Summer 2018

Update 3/20/18
Next update 9/2018

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Saturday, April 7
Air Victory Museum, Lumberton, NJ  $3 senior admission
 The museum hosts artifacts and memorabilia representing the history
of aviation. Lunch on site. 
Saturday, April 14
Rain date April 15
Farrington Lake Cleanup, East Brunswick
Help the Environment by joining with others in a local Cleanup.
Bring Lunch for a picnic.
Friday, April 14, 7 PM
Saturday, April 15, 7 PM
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Banff Mountain Film Festival, McCosh Hall, Princeton University
Spectacular action-packed films featuring explorations of the natural world.
Tickets are $15, doors open 6:30. Order:  609-258-9220 or online at
Princeton University Ticketing.
Sunday, April 22
Batsto Village and Smithville, NJ
Journey into a New Jersey treasure, Batsto Village in the Pine Barrens.
and the quaint shops of nearby Smithville. Lunch in Smithville.
Thursday, April 26
Morning walk and birding in Mercer Meadows, Lawrenceville
A 2 hour walk looking for spring migrants and wild flowers.
Bring picnic lunch for later.
Saturday, May 5
Camden Aquarium by train, Camden NJ
Join us for a day of natural beauty and relaxation. Lunch at aquarium
Saturday, May 12
Empire State Building, NYC, Noon $35
Visit this historical landmark and King Kong's last stand. Late Lunch
Sunday, May 20
Sandy Hook - Bike, walk or Beach and History House
Enjoy your pleasure to explore this natural wonder, Lunch at Bahr's

Sunday, May 27
Perth Amboy walking tour and picnic, Perth Amboy
Greet the unofficial start of Summer with a walk along the waterfront.
Picnic lunch or local restaurant - TBD
Late may or early June
Colonial Park cleanup, Franklin
About 2 hours doing light gardening or cleanup .
An email notice will be sent to notify date/time
Saturday, June 2
Rain date, June 3
Keyport Gardens walking tour, Keyport
See some of Keyport's gardens, a yearly event. Lunch on your own.
Sunday, June 10
Ocean Grove Tents, noon, free
View and admire the tent city of Ocean Grove.
Saturday, June 16 Sculpture tour of Rutgers campuses, New Brunswick
A walking tour of some of the sculptures on campus. Lunch Nearby
Friday, June 22 Annual dinner meeting, Log Cabin, Rutgers Gardens
Saturday, June 23
Observatory at Voorhees State Park
Join us for an evening of star gazing and planet searching. RSVP required

Thursday, September 13
Summer picnic at Colonial Park

Special Summer Outings

If you are interested in joining any of the following trips
Contact Janice Pugliese at 732-870-3499 or cell 732-688-0378 or

June - date TBD - Cornucopia Boat cruise with brunch from Perth Amboy    ~$50
Saturday July 28 - Trip via Star Tours to Baltimore Aquarium   ~60
Friday August 3 - Victorian House tour in Ocean Grove   !30
Thursday September 6 - Circle Line Cruise, New York   Price ?

For more information on these outings, send email to:

A few past activities

Plainsboro Preserve - watching wildlife and enjoying plant life
Middlesex County water treatment plant tour
Hiking the Griggstown Native Grassland Preserve
Cheesequake State Park - see both fresh and salt water marshes
Sourland Mountain Preserve Ridge Trail
Ken Lockwood Gorge and the South Branch of the Raritan River
Franklin Parker Preserve in the NJ Pine Barrons
An autumn walk in Hacklebarney State Park
Walking High Rock Park in Staten Island
Birding trip to Barnegat Lighthouse

Hiking Videos - Click each video to view
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The Appalachian Trail - A National Geographic Video - 50 min

Hiking the Presidential Range - 40 min

Hiking Half Dome - overview
- 10 min

The subway in Zion National Park
- 10 min

Bryce Canyon in the AM
- 10 min

El Camino del Rey - World's Most Dangerous Hike - 10 min

Winter camping on Vermont's Long Trail - 24 min - NEW

Backpacking Basics - 5 Days Hiking in Colorado's Gore Range - 24 min - NEW

Yosemite National Park at North Dome/Upper Falls - 1 hr, 14 min - NEW

Batona Trail - Pine Lands

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