Birding by Kayak on Barnegat Bay, surf fishing off Island Beach, night hikes, and more…
CWF is excited to partner with NJ State Parks and offer incredible programs about New Jersey’s natural world. Programs are taking place at both Island Beach State Park and Allaire State Park.
Become a WILDCHILD, take a sunset kayak tour, try your hand at surf-fishing, go bird watching, or discover the night. Whatever you decide, you will be guided by professional educators and naturalists who have plenty of natural and wildlife stories to share with you.
At nearly 10 miles long, Island Beach is New Jersey’s most expansive stretch of undeveloped barrier island. Our programs help you to connect with the beauty of this ecosystem and its ample natural resources. Have your kids participate in a WILDCHILD program including surfing, surf-fishing, and island exploration. Try and catch the big one during a surf-fishing class or discover the beauty of Barnegat Bay through kayaking.
Allaire State Park covers almost 3,000 acres within the coastal plain of New Jersey. An extension of the Pine Barrens, Allaire has sandy soils and forests of oak, cedar, and pine. The Manasquan River flows through the park, creating floodplain that serves as habitat for many species of wildlife, including the barred owl, wood turtle, and bald eagle. Discover moths, take a quiet bird walk, or splash around in the pond and stream during one of our summer programs.
For more information, visit CWF’s Parks Programs section on our website.