January 1, 2016 New Year’s Day Beach Walk

Which came first, the New Year’s Day hangover or the New Year’s Day beach walk? Greet the New Year with a winter stroll on Sandy Hook. Afterwards, warm up at Littoral Society Headquarters with hotdogs and hot cocoa. Potluck dessert, contributions welcome! Meet and Building 18, 11:00 am. 2 mile walk.
Cost : Free
Contact: 732-291-0055 for more information and to reserve

March 5th and March 30th Winter Seal and Waterfowl Walk

Bring your binoculars and join us on a trek throughout Sandy Hook to observe the seals and waterfowl that overwinter in New Jersey. We will be car caravanning to multiple locations on Sandy Hook. Afterwards, warm up at Littoral Society Headquarters with snacks and toasty beverages. Meet at building 18, 11:00 am. 1 mile walk.
Cost: $5 per person
Contact: 732-291-0055 for more information and to reserve

March 20th Spring Equinox Walk
Called the equinox because it’s one of two days in the year when daylight and darkness agree to equally share the 24 hours in a day. Truth or myth - you can balance a raw egg on its end. Not sure, but it’s a great day for an early evening walk on the Hook. Meet at 5:00 p.m. at Building 18.
Cost : Free
Contact: 732-291-0055 for more information and to reserve

April 15th Holly Forest Walk
Some of the oldest American holly trees in the country can be found among Sandy Hook’s nearly 300 acres of holly forest. We will hike through the restricted 64-acre maritime forest area and get to see an undisturbed holly forest with some of its oldest, rarest, and largest trees. Waterproof footwear is recommended. Meet at 4:00 pm, Parking Lot E.
Cost: Free
Contact: 732-291-0055 for more information and to reserve

April 16th Surf Fishing Clinic at Sandy Hook

Join Jeff Dement, Tagging Director, for a day of surf fishing and instruction on the beach. He'll cover the basics of casting, knot tying, lure/bait selection, and “reading” a beach. All skill levels are welcomed. Rods, reels and tackle will be provided, but bring your own if you have it. Children under 18 are welcome with a supervising adult. Meet at 8 a.m. at building 18. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided but please bring your lunch.
Cost : $20 for members, $60 for nonmembers
Contact: 732-291-0055 for more information and to reserve

April 29th Arbor Day Trees of Sandy Hook Walk
Join our staff and naturalists for our Arbor Day tree walk. We will explore Sandy Hook’s unique ecosystem as well as the flora, and fauna along the way. Every day here is an adventure, so bring your binoculars and cameras, you never know what exciting things you’ll see out on the Hook! This walk is great for families. Meet at building 18 at 4:00 p.m.
Cost : Free
Contact: 732-291-0055 for more information and to reserve

May 20th and June 3rd Horseshoe Crab Walk, Sandy Hook

Get up close and personal with a living fossil. Take an evening walk along Plum Island, Sandy Hook to look for spawning horseshoe crabs. Learn about an animal that has survived virtually unchanged for 400 million years. Wear foot gear that can get wet. Great for families. Meet at Parking Lot B, 6:00 p.m.
Cost : Free
Contact: 732-291-0055 for more information and to reserve

June 20th Summer Solstice Walk, Sandy Hook

Celebrate the first day of summer and the longest day of the year with a stroll on the Hook. Society naturalists will discuss the fauna and flora that inhabits the coast as well as Sandy Hook history. A special tour inside a gun battery may be included. Meet at 6:00 pm at Building 18.
Cost: free
Contact 732-291-0055 for more information and to reserve

June 24th Pine Barrens Canoe Trip

Join the American Littoral Society guides for a canoe trip down the tea colored waters of the Wading River where we will explore the world renowned Pine Barrens. Discover the diversity of the Pine Barrens as your guides point out the native flora and fauna that can only be found in this unique habitat. We will meet at Mick’s Pine Barren Canoe Rental in Chatsworth, NJ at 9:30 am.
Cost: $50 per member, $60 per non-member.
Contact 732-291-0055 for more information and to reserve

Sunset Seining July 11th, August 10th, August 24th

Discover the diverse wildlife inhabiting our coast. After a short talk on the Society’s front porch, you will head over to Horseshoe Cove on Sandy Hook bay for a seining adventure. Participants are invited to help pull our 40 foot seine net through the bay, and experience the excitement of learning about the fish and other critters caught. Wear clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting wet. Meet at 6:00 p.m. on the porch of Building 18.
Cost : $5 per person, free for member families
Contact: 732-291-0055 for more information and to reserve

Barnegat Bay Coast Camp, Harvey Cedars July 18th – 22nd, July 25th – 29th
Sandy Hook Coast Camp August 8th – 12th

Join the Littoral Society for a week of educational fun that includes seining, marine life identification, fishing, crabbing, birding, shelling, field journaling, plankton discovery, coastal botany, and understand ing nature through art. For students entering grades 5 through 8.
Cost: $250
Contact 732-291-0055 for more information and to reserve

August 27th Shore Birds and Wild Edibles, Sandy Hook

Join Littoral Society naturalists for a hike down a sandy path to one of the least visited beaches at Sandy Hook. Along the way we will identify some of the Hook’s edible plants that were an important food source for the early settlers and Native Americans that once inhabited this area. Once we reach the tip of Sandy Hook, we will have the chance to observe shore birds feeding along the mud flats. Bring binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, and lots of sunscreen! Meet at 9:00 am, Parking Lot M.
Cost : $5 per person, free for member families
Contact: 732- 291-0055 for more information and to reserve

September 22nd Fall Equinox Walk
Called the equinox because it’s one of two days in the year when daylight and darkness agree to equally share the 24 hours in a day. Truth or myth - you can balance a raw egg on its end. Not sure, but it’s a great day for an early evening walk on the Hook. Meet at 6:00 p.m. at Building 18.
Cost : Free
Contact: 732-291-0055 for more information and to reserve

October 28th Spooky Tales/Ghosts of Historic Fort Hancock
Get into the Halloween Spirit on this moonlight walk around Historic Fort Hancock where ghosts have been known to linger. Cider and fall snacks will be provided. Meet at 7:00 pm at building 18.
Cost : $5 per person
Contact: 732-291-0055 for more information and to reserve

November 19th Surf Fishing Clinic at Sandy Hook

Join Jeff Dement, Tagging Director, for a day of surf fishing and instruction on the beach. He'll cover the basics of casting, knot tying, lure/bait selection, and “reading” a beach. All skill levels are welcomed. Rods, reels and tackle will be provided, but bring your own if you have it. Children under 18 are welcome with a supervising adult. Meet at 8 a.m. at building 18. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided but please bring your lunch.
Cost : $20 for members, $60 for nonmembers
Contact: 732-291-0055 for more information and to reserve

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Fri Jun 03 @12:00AM
Montauk Spring Weekend
Sat Jun 04 @12:00AM
Montauk Spring Weekend
Sun Jun 05 @12:00AM
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Mon Jun 20 @ 6:00AM - 08:00PM
Summer Solstice Walk
Fri Jun 24 @ 9:30AM -
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Mon Jul 11 @ 6:00AM -
Sunset Seining
Mon Jul 18 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
Barnegat Bay Coast Camp
Tue Jul 19 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
Barnegat Bay Coast Camp
Wed Jul 20 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
Barnegat Bay Coast Camp
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Barnegat Bay Coast Camp