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Pyramid Mountain: Something for Every Age

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Naturalist Megan Turner shows the group a leaf at Pyramid Mountain in Montville Credits: Melissa Benno
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The entrance to Pyramid Mountain in Montville Credits: Melissa Benno
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The “Leafy Walk” Pre-School program hikes at Pyramid Mountain in Montville Credits: Melissa Benno
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Chase Brancaleone makes a leaf craft at Pyramid Mountain in Montville Credits: Melissa Benno
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Michael Marston makes a leaf craft at Pyramid Mountain in Montville Credits: Melissa Benno
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The trailhead at Pyramid Mountain in Montville, with trail maps and lots of information for hikers. Credits: Melissa Benno
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The Visitors’ Center at Pyramid Mountain in Montville Credits: Melissa Benno
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MONTVILLE, NJ - The sun tried to peek through clouds as Naturalist Megan Turner brought a group of kids on a “Leafy Walk” on one of Pyramid Mountain’s eight trails. She pointed out that different trees have different-shaped leaves, and taught them about what trees “eat.”

Tuesday morning’s “Pre-School Walk” was just one of the many programs available at Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, located on Boonton Avenue in Montville. With weekday programs for babies called “Baby and Me Hikes,” “Toddler Treks,” and family programs on weekends such as next Sunday’s “Family Science Day,” the park is busy aside from visits from people who simply want to hike.

“We offer programs year-round for visitors of all ages, including full moon walks and evening canoe paddles,” said Senior Teacher Naturalist Douglas Vorolieff.

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Visitors who would like to hike can consult this link: Trails. General information about the park can be found here:  Pyramid Mountain.  Upcoming events and programs are:

(Call 973-334-3130 for more information about any program.)

Thursday, October 16

Lil’ Critters Story Time

Ages 3 – 6 with an adult

Hear engaging nature stories read aloud.  Take part in fun activities, such as crafts, games, or walks that build on the stories’ themes.

Time:  4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost:  $3 per child.

 

Saturday, October 18

 Lil’ Critters Story Time

Ages 3 – 6 with an adult

Hear engaging nature stories read aloud.  Take part in fun activities, such as crafts, games, or walks that build on the stories’ themes.

Time:  10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Cost:  $3 per child.

 

Sunday, October 19

Family Science Day: Bird-Brained!

All ages with an adult

Learn about birds while rotating through hands-on activity stations designed to challenge families to work together and make new discoveries.

Register for time slot.

Cost: $8 per child ages 3 & up

 

Tuesday, October 21

Family Science Day: Bird-Brained!

All ages with an adult

Learn about birds while rotating through hands-on activity stations designed to challenge families to work together and make new discoveries.

Register for time slot.

Cost:$8 per child ages 3 & up.

 

Wednesdays, October 22 through December 3

 Nature’s Little Explorers

Ages 2 & 3 with adult

Discover the wonders of nature together through six weeks of walks, activities, and crafts.

Time: 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. (No class on 11/26).

Cost: $55 per child.

 

Saturday, November 1

Weekend Family Walk: Easy

All ages.

During these guided walks designed for families, stroll the wooded trails and discover the unique animals and plants found at Pyramid Mountain.

Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Cost: $2 per person ages 3 & up.

 

Tuesday, November 4

Toddler Trek: Animal Homes

Ages 2 & 3 with an adult

Enjoy a story read aloud and explore a variety of places animals call home.

Time:  10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Cost:  $5 per child.

 

Sunday, November 9

Goin’ Nuts Walk:  Easy

Ages 5 and up

Trees are dropping nuts and seeds before winter arrives.  Learn the reasons they are important to trees and wildlife.

Time:  1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Cost:  $3 per person.

 

Tuesday, November 11

Pre-School Walk: Feathered  Friends

Ages 4 & 5 with an adult

Make a binocular craft, and head outdoors to look for the birds that stay here all winter long.

Time:  10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Cost:  $5 per child.

 

Saturday, November 15

 Lil’ Critters Story Time

Ages 3 - 6 with an adult

Hear engaging nature stories read aloud.  Take part in fun activities, such as crafts, games, or walks that build on the stories’ themes.

Time:  10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Cost:  $3 per child.

 

Tuesday, November 18

Baby and Me Hike

Put your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County area trails. All adults are welcome.

Time:  9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

 

Also on Tuesday, November 18

Family Science Day: Remarkable Rocks

All Ages with an adult

There’s more to rocks than you may imagine. Learn about rocks while rotating through hands-on activity stations designed to challenge families to work together to make rockin’ discoveries.

Time:  Register for a time slot.

Cost :$8 per child ages 3 & up. 

 

Wednesday, November 19

Awesome Animal Artists

Ages 5 - 9

Budding young artists mix nature and art in this indoor/outdoor  program. Each class features a different NJ wild animal to learn about and draw. Parents are welcome to stay and participate.

Time:  4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost:  $5 per child.

 

Sunday, November 23

Family Science Day:  Remarkable Rocks

All Ages with an adult

There’s more to rocks than you may imagine. Learn about rocks while rotating through hands-on activity stations designed to challenge families to work together to make rockin’ discoveries.

Time:  Register for a time slot.

Cost : $8 per child ages 3 & up.

 

Sunday, December 7

Rock ’n Stroll: Easy Walk

Ages 5 & Up

Take a geology walk and learn the reasons Pyramid Mountain really rocks.

Time:  1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Cost:  $1 per person.

 

Tuesday, December 9

Pre-School Walk: Where Did They Go?

Ages 4 & 5 with an adult

Learn about animal hibernation and migration. Enjoy a fun craft together.

Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Cost:  $5 per child.

 

Tuesday Dec 16th

Toddler Trek: Winter Scavenger  Hunt

Ages 2 & 3 with an adult

Enjoy a story read aloud and look for animals and winter wonders on one of the trails.

Time:  10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Cost:  $5 per child.

 

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