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Only 1 hour from New York City, Kittatinny Valley State Park headquarters is located 7 miles north of Interstate 80 in Andover Township, Sussex County, NJ. This naturally scenic and historically significant park encompasses over 5,600 acres of land and more than 75 miles of trail extending into Morris and Warren County. Its three rail-trails (Sussex Branch Trail, Paulinskill Valley Trail, and Great Valley Rail-Trail) provide a smooth, level surface perfect for biking, running, and cross-country skiing. Entrance to the park is free.

Our year-round schedule of public nature programs and events offers a multitude of opportunities for children and adults to get outdoors. We also welcome program requests by schools, scout groups, and civic organizations. Please call (973) 786-6445 to register for programs or for more information, and be sure to visit http://www.njparksandforests.org for a listing of all of New Jersey's beautiful state parks, forests, and historic sites.

FYI - Kittatinny Valley State Park events are advertised in a number of locations. Be sure to call (973) 786-6445 to pre-register with payment ASAP to ensure your spot - some programs fill up very quickly!

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Trail Mix at Six

Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center

Fee: None; pre-registration required Meet at the Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center For teens & adults. End the work week on a high note with an invigorating 3-mile hike to soak in the beauty of the park and socialize with friends.

Crow Moon Night Hike

Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center

$5.00

*NOTE: Pre-registration WITH PAYMENT before the program date is the only way to reserve your space. Call (973)[masked]. These public events fill up fast as they are advertised in many locations, therefore the RSVPs listed for this group most likely will be less than the actual number of attendees. A Meetup RSVP confirmation is NOT pre-registration. Pre-registration required by March 20. Call (973)[masked]. Fee: $5 Meet at the Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center For teens & adults. Headlamp/flashlight required. Limited quantity for sale. Experience the park in the dark on this 3-mile hike to enjoy the full moon of March! Complimentary hot chocolate & moon pies served afterward.

Waffles & Wildlife Hike

Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center

*NOTE: These public events fill up fast as they are advertised in many locations, therefore the RSVPs listed for this group most likely will be less than the actual number of attendees. Please keep your RSVP current so our attendance figures for the restaurant are accurate and those on the waiting list can attend. Free. Adults (food additional, CASH ONLY). Join us for a 4-mile round-trip hike along scenic park trails and the Sussex Branch Trail with a stop at the Andover Diner midway to “refuel” (with waffles perhaps?)

Wednesday Walkers

Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center

Fee: None; no pre-registration required. Meet at the Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center. For adults. Put some “Spring” in your step and soak in the scenery with friends on this 2.5-mile walk in the park. Complimentary coffee, tea, and light refreshments served afterwards.

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Early Bird Breakfast Walk

Warbasse Jct. Trailhead Parking

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