What’s Going on at Belleplain State Forest in April 

Bellaplain State Forest is a 21,000-acre slice of protected land with a beautiful lake and a small beach, lots of trails, places to camp either in cabins or one of the primitive sites, and free events hosted all year long by park employees. The forest was established in 1928 and was largely carved out by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps, who dug out Lake Nummy and blazed many of the trails that still stand today. Be sure to visit one of Cape May County’s best attractions.

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Belleplain Birding Field Trip 

April 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, at 7:30 a.m.  

Meet at Belleplain’s Office Park 

Bert Hixon, a wildlife biologist, will take guests on a birding hike for beginners and experienced birders alike every Sunday and Wednesday from April 14 to May 19. Price is $5 per car.  

Thursday Group Hike 

Thursday, April 18 at 10 a.m.  

Meet at the Belleplain Park Office 

A park ranger will take guests through one of the park’s many trails. Be prepared to walk at least 2 miles, and be prepared for muddy conditions. 

Full Moon Hike 

Tuesday, April 23 at 8 p.m. 

Meet at the Belleplain Park Office 

Come see the trails lit up by the full moon with a guided hike, led by a park employee who knows the trails well.  

Arbor Day Tree Walk 

Friday, April 26 at 11 a.m.  

Meet at the lake’s day-use area 

Celebrate arbor day and learn about some of the many trees that call Belleplain home. Hike with a group, led by a park employee, and be prepared to walk at least 2 miles.