Festivals and Events

Fun for the whole family!

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

Saturday, November 12, 2016. 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. The finish for the fifth annual Lehigh Gap Nature Center More or Less a 10K Trail run returns\ed
to the top of the Gap with an Alp d’Huez style mountain top finish which ascends
nearly 1000 vertical feet over the last mile of the 5.8 mile course.

The 2.3 mile Scamper has terrain suitable for family members of all ages and ability levels and still included the short but challenging Bobolink Trail in 2015. Course details for 2016 TBA.

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

National Trails Day

Saturday, June 4, 2016. The first Saturday in June marks National Trails Day. Join us for a fun variety of workshops and our annual night hike in search of whip-poor-wills.

Migration Fest

Saturday, September 24, 2016. An all day event, Migration Fest is our annual celebration of hawk migration and Appalachian Mountain ecology. Learn about the annual fall spectacle of hawks and butterflies migrating along the Kittatinny Ridge and how to identify raptors. Activities throughout the day include:

Hawk watch at BOK  meet at center @ 8:30 AM or at BOK @ 9:00 AM
Beginner’s bird walk at center @ 9:00 AM
Exhibits and Activities at the center 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  •  Hawk ID and Monarch information in the Great Hall
  •  Crafts in the Great Hall
  •  Binoculars display and sale on the porch
  •  Live Herps on the porch
  • River Days/Watershed exhibit on porch
Insect Safari with Monarch tagging  11AM and 1PM
Speaker: Mark Ternent on PA Black Bear  @ 3:00 PM in the Great Hall

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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