Take a Moonlight Hike at Island Beach State Park

Ready to end the summer with a fun-filled outing that might very well top your personal list of favorite summer experiences in 2015? Well, head on over to Island Beach State Park, Saturday, Aug. 29, for a Moonlight Hike from 7-10 p.m.

IBSP moonThis evening adventure starts when the sun goes down with a crackling bonfire on the beach, marshmallows for roasting and lots of ghost stories about shipwrecks off the Jersey Shore – known to old timers and local history buffs as “the graveyard of the Atlantic!”

Astronomer Richard Huber to Teach Basics on Moonlight Hike

It’s the perfect way to get out and celebrate the shore’s natural beauty while learning some exciting aspects of stargazing. This year’s 2015 Moonlight Hike will feature astronomer Richard Huber, who will teach us some astronomy basics after the hike. See how many craters you can identify on the moon! Enjoy awesome views of the constellations through a high-powered telescope that will show the evening sky in all its boundless sparkle!

Remember to bring a flashlight, blanket or chair, sunscreen, drinking water and bug spray.  All ages welcome, however a registered adult must accompany minors. Park admission fees are required at the main gate.

The program will run rain or shine! If the Park cancels the program, you will be notified and receive a full refund. For registrants that cancel for any reason, the fee is not refundable.

Lots of Fun Things to do at IBSP

Check out the Island Beach State Park calendar for other exciting guided programs still available.  Pre-registration is required. Here just a sampling of things to do:

Kayak & Snorkel Trip; Kayak Eco-Trip; Sedge Islands Then & Now Kayak Trip; Sunset Kayak Trip;  Lunch Kayak Trip; Birding by Kayak Trip; Photography Seminars; Beginners Surf Fishing Clinic ; WILDCHILD Nature Toddlers;  WILDCHILD Island Explorers; WILDCHILD Surfing Safari;  Harvest the Bay: Clamming;  Island History Hike; Eco-Hike.

Private Kayak Group Tours are also available. Groups of 10 or more receive a 20% discount.

Go to http://islandbeachnatureprograms.org/events/

Call the Nature Center at 732-793-1315.