Upcoming Events in the Pinebarrens

If you would like to extend your day in the area and find out more about the local culture and flavors, these events might be of interest to you. They are great for family trips and most are free.


Batsto Village
31 Batsto Road
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Telephone: 609.561.0042

Batsto Village


Dress appropriately when hiking through the forests. Long pants, boots and insect repellent are strongly suggested. Afterwards a visual inspection for ticks should be done.

Pinelands First Flowers Hike
Sunday May 15
Meet at 10:30 am
2 to 4 mile trip. Begins at Batsto Village.

Astronomy Presentation and Star Watch
Sunday April 22
7:30 - 10:00 pm
Meet at Batso Historic Village.

Earth Day Challenge at Wharton State Forest
Monday April 23
12:00 - 3:00 pm
Meet Batsto Historic Village.

Spring Bike Trail Ride
Sunday May 6
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Join us for a 10 mile guided mountain bike ride. Bring your bike, eye protection, water and snacks. Ages 14 and up. Helmet required for all ages.

Ladies Slippers and Laurel Pinelands Hike
Sunday May 20
10:30 am
Guided hike; bring water and snacks.


May 20 from 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
July 24 from 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
July 29 from 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
August 19 from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
September 23 from 7:00 pm 11:00 pm

Willingboro Astronomical Society
Admission is Free
Note: ADA Accessible

Village Events

The Glass and Bottle Show
Sunday May 20
Sunday September 23
9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Sponsored by NJ Antique Bottle Club
For more information please contact:
Paul A. DelGuercio at 609.567.4972

Jersey Devil Bound at Wharton State Forest
Saturday October 27
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Jersey Devil / Ghost stories & twilight hike
Note: ADA Accessible

Country Living Fair
Sunday October 21
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
There will be crafts, exhibits, music, old-time engines & cars, food, antiques, pony rides, farm equipment, chain-saw art, quilting, and more.

Piney Paddlers

Piney Paddlers

609.259.3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com

Canoe / Kayak with your Pooch on the Wading River
Wednesday, May 16
10:00 am

Canoe / Kayak the Oswego River
Saturday, May 26
10:00 am

Canoe / Kayak with your Pooch on the Wading River
Sunday, May 27
10:00 am

Canoeing / Kayaking Skills Refresher on Lake Oswego
Sunday, June 17
9:00 am

Local Festivals

Whitesbog Blueberry Festival
Saturday and Sunday June 23-24
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
120 Whites Bogs Road
Browns Mills, NJ, 08015

Enjoy blueberry picking, live country music, lots of childrens activities, exhibits, great food, historical presentations and tours, pinelands artists and crafters, and lots more. Whitesbog Village website.

Red, White & Blueberry Festival
Sunday June 24
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hammonton Middle School
Liberty Street and Fairview Avenue
Hammonton, NJ 08037

Hammonton Chamber of Commerce
Food, crafts, car show and music entertainment. Call 609.561.9080 for more information.

Chatsworth Cranberry Festival
Saturday and Sunday October 20-21
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Main Street
Chatsworth, NJ 08019

Live music, food, antique cars, over 160 arts and crafts vendors. Click on Chatsworth Cranberry Festival.

Micks Pine Barrens
Canoe and Kayak Rental

3107 Route 563
Chatsworth, NJ 08019
Telephone: 609.726.1380
Fax: 609.726.0717

Smokey Bear

Woodsy Owl