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NJ DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NEWS RELEASE
RELEASE: 10/15/01
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CONTACT: Sharon A. Southard or Amy Collings
(609) 984-1795 or 609-292-2994

State Park Service's Fall & Winter Calendar of Events Now Available

The State Park Service's Fall & Winter Calendar of Events is now available free of charge at all state parks, forests, recreation areas and historic sites throughout New Jersey. The calendar offers hundreds of recreational and cultural events and activities from October 2001 through March 2002.

In addition to providing places to enjoy leisure activities such as historic site tours, cross-country skiing and hiking, the State Park Service and its dedicated volunteers and friends groups organize special events to help enrich a visitor's experience.

The calendar includes a wide variety of holiday activities featuring haunted hayrides through the forest, harvest festivals, open house galas and events especially for children. State historic sites are hosting guided tours and events promoting New Jersey's role in the American Revolutionary War, including the 225th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Princeton and "A Revolutionary Time" lecture series held at locations statewide.

"Visiting state parks and forests can be a peaceful escape, an invigorating expedition or a festive family outing. We're proud to offer an array of events and activities that highlight New Jersey's diverse ecology and history," said State Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Shinn.

Annual State Park Service programs and events include:

  • All Hallows' Eve in the 1830s at Allaire Village, October 28
  • Cranberry Harvest Tours at Whitesbog Village
  • Fall Migration at Cape May Point State Park
  • Annual Crossing of the Delaware on December 25 at Washington Crossing State Park
  • Holiday Open House Gala November 29 at Ringwood State Park, NJ Botanical Gardens at Skylands
  • Astronomy Programs at Jenny Jump State Forest and Voorhees State Park

Free copies of the State Park Service's Fall & Winter Calendar of Events are available at all State Parks, Forests and Historic Sites. For a copy by mail, call 1-800-843-6420. Text telephone users can call NJ Relay Services at 1-800-852-7899.

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NOTE TO FEATURES EDITORS: MEDIA REQUESTS for a calendar of events can be made directly to Dana Loschiavo, Parks & Forestry Communications Coordinator, at 609-984-0504.

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