hen was the last time you were in a canoe?Summer camp in the 1980’s? Canoe-ing is an easy and enjoyable way to geta unique look at the natural world while exercising.On
Thursday, October 14
at 4 p.m., join the staff of Pyramid Mountain for a unique paddling experienceand learn all the basics for canoe safety and fun.In this two-hour program, learn the parts of acanoe and paddle, how to use and adjust personal
ﬂotation devices (PFD’s) and basic canoe safety.
Practice a number of strokes and maneuvers, includ-ing the forward stroke, stopping, spinning, abeamsand turns, as well as how to carry and launch acanoe. Master your new skills during canoeinggames and a paddle around the lake. By the end of
the course, you feel conﬁdent in your abilities and
rejuvenated by the scenic views and fresh air of thelake at Silas Condict Park in Kinnelon!This Level One class is taught by instructors
certiﬁed by the American Canoe Association, and is a
prerequisite for all other MCPC paddling programs.The cost is $15 per person ages 10 and up. Childrenunder 16 must be accompanied by a parent. Space islimited, and advanced registration is required. Pleasedress for the weather and bring water.
For more information or to register, please call 973-334-3130.
he Upper Delaware River in New York and Pennsylvania,
with its swift waters meandering through a rugged, mountainlandscape, makes a perfect location for wintering Bald Eagles.Each year, dozens of eagles move from their nesting areas to spend thewinter hunting in its unfrozen waters, perching in the tall pines alongthe shores, or circling lazily overhead. The Environmental EducationStaff of the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in ChathamTownship are again leading their annual Bald Eagle Watching Trips.
Travel by van from the Great Swamp to speciﬁc viewing sites
with the best opportunities to spot eagles. Along the way, learn allabout the amazing natural history of the eagles from trained guides andenjoy complimentary hot cocoa and educational handouts. At eachstop, enjoy an amazing view through a high-powered spotting scope setup by your guides to enhance viewing.Trips are scheduled for
Monday, December 20; Saturday,January 15; and Sunday, February 6
, all from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. forages 16 and up. Please wear warm clothing, and bring a lunch andbinoculars. Binoculars are also available to borrow. The cost is $35 perperson, and space is strictly limited to 9 participants per trip. Preregis-
tration is required. Don’t miss the chance to see our nation’s majestic
symbol in the wild!
For more information and to register, please call 973-635-6629.
See Winter Bald Eagles
Do You Canoe?