RVC Hike-A-Thon: A fun way to support Conservation | Explore Warren


RVC Hike-A-Thon: A fun way to support Conservation

Get outside, have fun and help raise money to protect the natural beauty of northwest New Jersey!

Ridge and Valley Conservancy is hosting a Hike-a-thon at the Gnome Hollow Preserve to raise public awareness and funds to preserve and protect natural areas and all they offer to nature lovers. It's a day in the woods with friends and family for this moderate 3-mile hike or a shorter, flat-terrain loop around the pond. There will be food trucks and an ice cream truck, with participants invited to stay for a picnic on the rolling lawns and enjoy exhibitors from local wildlife rehabilitation centers.

Parking and check-in for the Saturday, September 24, 2022 event is at the Frelinghuysen Recreation Center, located at 139 Lincoln Laurel Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825. Food trucks and wildlife organizations will be on site at the rec center, while the hike will take place on the trail at Gnome Hollow Preserve. This event is rain or shine!

The Frelinghuysen Recreation Center is a beautiful pastoral setting overlooking a pond and adjoining the RVC's popular Gnome Hollow Preserve. 

Sign up on your own or form a team with your friends and family. RVC will give you the tools you need to raise money for conservation - top fundraisers will win a prize! In addition to a 3-mile moderate trek on our Gnome Hollow Trail, you can check out animals from local wildlife rehab centers, purchase lunch or a sweet treat from some great local food trucks and stay for a picnic on the lawn.

Gnomes love dogs! If you have a furry friend that loves to hike, bring them along! Please note, dogs must be leashed, one dog per human companion.

Interested in becoming a team sponsor? Learn more about opportunities here. And register to hike ($25) here.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy is an accredited land trust that, in cooperation with strategic partners, permanently protects and stewards land in northwestern New Jersey for the benefit of natural communities. The organization owns and stewards more than 2,500 acres and has helped preserve more than 5,000 acres in Sussex and Warren counties over the past 30 years.

RVC's primary mission revolves around land preservation, but this work produces many other benefits including climate resilience, wildlife habitat protection, and the human benefits of connecting with nature, including improved mental and physical health.