Wednesday Walkers: Taking a Walk on the Wild Side of NJ

Wednesday Walkers: Taking a Walk on the Wild Side of NJ

The Kittatinny Valley State Park "Wednesday Walkers" group was born on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. During that walk, the group of 10 completed a 2.33 mile loop through the park in a little over an hour. In the almost four years since that auspicious date, 150 “Wednesday Walks” covering a total of over 350 miles have attracted almost 3,500 visitors to this scenic NJ state park in every month of the year. During the hour-long walks, the park naturalist often points out historical artifacts or natural features along the way. These walks not only contribute to good physical health and wellness - the Wednesday Walkers have become a social group as well! Members have met on their own for other hikes, shared the bounty of their home garden, and take turns bringing homemade goodies to contribute to the post-walk refreshments. The “Wednesday Walkers” meet almost every Wednesday, weather permitting, at 9:00 AM at the Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center in Andover, NJ. These and other programs are listed on the park's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/kittatinnyvalleystatepark), website (http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/kittatinny_calendar.htm), and on Meetup.com (https://www.meetup.com/Kittatinny-Valley-State-Park/). Pre-registration is not required. Join us and "Discover What You've Been Missing!"

Lynn G.
Andover, NJ