Festivals and Events

Fun for the whole family!

The Annual 10K More or Less Trail Run and 2 Mile Scamper

Saturday, November 11, 2017. The purpose of the event is to create a greater awareness in the community of the extraordinary trail system that exists locally and do so in a way that is consistent with the mission of the Nature Center. Details for the sixth annual Lehigh Gap Nature Center More or Less a 10K Trail Run coming soon!

The 2.3 mile Scamper has terrain suitable for family members of all ages and ability levels and includes the short but challenging Bobolink Trail.

All proceeds from the event help to support the Lehigh Gap Nature Center. For more information, please visit http://lgnc10k.com

National Trails Day

June 3, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Celebrate National Trails Day with LGNC and the D&L National Heritage Corridor. Enjoy family-friendly activities, including a Butterfly Safari, Life in a Pond, and Birding Around the Osprey House. There will also be a tour of our native plant gardens. The day will culminate with a hike up Translater Lane to the top of the mountain by dusk and then listen for Whip-poor-wills on the way back down in the dark. Bring your sense of adventure!

Schedule:

10am-2pm: Pond life exhibit, including the opportunity to handle live reptiles and amphibians!

9-10am: Join our birding walk to search for a variety of colorful breeding birds in grassland, scrub, forest, and riparian habitats. Bring binoculars or borrow a pair from us.

11am-12pm: 4B walk. Look for birds, butterflies, bugs and blooms with a seasoned naturalist. We will provide nets and binoculars to assist in our exploration.

1-2pm: Native Plant Garden Tour. Take a guided tour through our ADA accessible native plant garden and learn about the value of these beautiful plants to wildlife.

7-8:30/9pm: Whip-poor-will Hike. Meet at the Osprey House at 6:45 pm or at the Translater Lane Parking lot at 7:00 pm. We will hike up Translater Lane to the top of the mountain by dusk and then listen for Whip-poor-wills on the way back down in the dark. Bring a flashlight if you wish.

All events are family-friendly and free, however, so we know how many to expect please sign-up online at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-trails-day-at-lehigh-gap-tickets-34444373047

Migration Fest

September 23 (raindate September 24)

10am-4pm
Celebrating the Kittantinny Ridge and regional heritage at Lehigh Gap during the autumn migration of raptors.The Kittatinny Ridge, locally known as the Blue Mountain, is an iconic feature of the Lehigh Valley and surrounding region. It runs for more than 200 miles from northern New Jersey through central Pennsylvania, ending near the Maryland state line. Raptors —the eagles, hawks, falcons and others known as “birds of prey”— have long used the Kittatinny annually as a migration corridor, both in the fall and spring. Butterflies too, such as the monarch, use the Ridge as a migration route. Birds and butterflies use the Ridge to guide them along their migratory journeys, some of which can last thousands of miles.Join us as we celebrate the regional heritage of the mountain with nature programs, local history displays, music, food and crafts. We will host regional craftspeople selling handmade items, with some offering live demonstrations of their creative processes.

2017 Vendor Applications
Lehigh Gap Nature Center is looking for high-quality products, that are handmade or unique and beautiful, and ideally nature-related. Ornamental, edible and useful products are all welcome. Artisans and crafters from eastern PA in particular are encouraged to apply.
Food vendor selection will be based on affordable and creative menus that stick to the theme of the event.

We will not duplicate craft or food booths.

All vendor applications will be reviewed to ensure your product or service is the right fit for the event’s theme.

Space will be limited to 12 craft vendors and 2-3 food vendors.

Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 3, 2016. Our annual holiday event generally takes place on the first Saturday in December. Join us for holiday crafts and
explore nature in winter. Bring some goodies
to share and make a holiday decoration for
your home. We usually make wreaths and swags and a nature themed ornament.

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