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Burlington County Fairgrounds

  1. 4-H Equestrian Dressage

    April 23, 2017, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Training and performances, including jumps. Spectators are welcome.

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  2. Equestrian Qualifying Show

    April 29, 2017, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Free to Spectators.

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  3. Tractor Pull

    April 29, 2017, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Garden Tractors begin at 11 AM and Large Tractors begin at 4 PM.  Registration begins one hour prior to pulls. Event free to spectators.

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Crystal Lake Park

  1. Botany and Geology Hike

    April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Discover the unique botanical diversity of this park with Naturalist Jen Bulava, and the geology of the site with geologist Pierre Lacombe. Enjoy this interpretive spring time hike along 3 miles of rugged trails. Please note this walk contains some steep slopes in sections and is not recommended for inexperienced hikers. Please wear proper shoes for hiking! Meet at the parking lot off Axe Factory Rd. Please call to register.

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Pennington Park

  1. Introductory Fitness Course Walk

    April 23, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Join Ranger Dave and get to know the FitCore fitness course at Pennington Park. This program will offer an opportunity for park visitors to learn how to utilize the fitness equipment properly and effectively.

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Rancocas Nature Center

  1. Arbor Day Festival

    April 23, 2017, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    The Friends of Rancocas Nature Center and its Development Committee are sponsoring a special day for the public that coincides with April’s Earth Day celebration. The afternoon event will include presentations, interpretive hikes, displays, children’s activities, and refreshments. Look for exciting details coming soon on the Rancocas website at www.rancocasnaturecenter.org.

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  2. Story Time

    April 25, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    The Rancocas Nature Center offers story time geared for children ages 2-5 years old. Children will enjoy hearing 3 short stories read aloud, separated by 3 songs that are played along to with rhythm instruments. Each session also includes an age-appropriate craft. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register for one or all by calling 609-265-5858.

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  3. Hump-Day After Work Hike

    April 26, 2017, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Still trying to take off those pounds you imagined as your New Year’s resolution? Like to hike, but don’t like doing it alone? Come on out for a brisk hike in nature at the perfect time to enjoy spring’s awakening. We will enjoy the views week to week as the natural world comes alive again. Series dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26 & May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.

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  4. Speaking of Nature Series: Puffin Project

    April 27, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Naturalist and photographer Patty Rehn will share her summer experience in Maine volunteering with the Puffin Project. Preregister by calling RNC at 609-261-2495. Series continues on May 25.

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  5. Nature Adventures for Preschoolers: Rabbits and Raindrops

    April 28, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Nature is all around us. For the very young, their interactions with the natural world are engaging learning experiences. Each session will include the reading of a nature-themed picture book and a short weather-dependant hike. This program is designed for preschoolers ages 3-5 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Preregister by calling RNC at 609-261-2495. There is no charge for this program, but donations are encouraged. Series continues on May 26.

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  6. Friday After School Hikes

    April 28, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    This is a great time of year to get outside and see the seasons progress. Get your school-aged kids (no preschoolers, please) out afterschool or just bring yourself for a quick –paced fitness hike. Of course we may stop once in a while to observe nature at its best, but the goal will be to get outside and get active. Program repeats on Fridays through May 26.

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  7. Early Migrants- Newton Lake Park Field Trip

    April 29, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    This field trip focuses on Newton Lake Park which borders the Cooper River in an urban residential setting. Experience a variety of early spring migrants, during this active season. Leader: Sandra Keller. Preregister by calling RNC at 609-261-2495.

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Smithville Annex Gallery

  1. Burlington County Teen Arts Exhibit

    March 30, 2017 - April 23, 2017, All Day

    Art show featuring selected works by teens who participated in the 2017 Burlington County Teen Arts Festival held in March.

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  2. Re-Purposeful Art Exhibit

    April 27, 2017 - June 25, 2017, All Day

    An art show focusing on repurposed art... Use of found objects, recycled materials, etc. will be required!

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Smithville Park & Smith's Woods

  1. Introduction to Backpacking Clinic

    April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    In this Ranger-led course we will discuss some basics of backpacking including trip planning, navigation, health and safety, packing and gear selection for 1-2 night overnight hikes. Meet at the Visitor Center, Parking Lot B off Meade Lane. Registration required.

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Worker's House

  1. Story time at the Worker's House

    April 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Worker's House and Gallery

    Smithville Park now offers story time geared for children ages 2-5 years old. Children will enjoy hearing 3 short stories read aloud, separated by 3 songs that are played along to with rhythm instruments. Each session also includes an age-appropriate craft. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register for one or all by calling 609-265-5858. Tuesday story time is held at the Rancocas Nature Center in Westampton.

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