Calendar Now Available:
Highlighting Fall & Winter Events at State Parks, Forests
and Historic Sites
(03/152) TRENTON - The
Fall & Winter Calendar of Events published by the New
Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division
of Parks and Forestry is now available free of charge at
all state parks, forests, recreation areas and historic
sites. The calendar offers hundreds of recreational and
cultural events and activities from October 2003 through
"New Jersey's state parks, forests
and historic sites provide countless environmental and cultural
opportunities to explore New Jersey's outdoors and historical
past," said DEP Commissioner Bradley M. Campbell. "I
encourage families and individuals to visit nearby sites
and take advantage of a variety of special events offered
throughout the fall and winter seasons."
In addition to providing places to enjoy
leisure activities such as fishing, cross-country skiing
and hiking, the parks' dedicated volunteers and friends
groups organize special events to help enrich a visitor's
The calendar includes a wide variety of
activities from haunted hayrides through the forest, to
lantern tours and open house galas, fairs and festivals.
The celebration of the centennial year of New Jersey's State
Historic Sites continues with historical reenactments, tours
and a new lecture series highlighting some of New Jersey's
great poets, pioneers and presidents.
Special programs and events include:
- Country Living Fair at Batsto Village, Wharton State
Forest, October 19
- Halloween Festival at the Island at Bull's Island Recreation
Area, October 25
- A 19th Century Thanksgiving at Historic Allaire Village,
- Annual George Washington Crossing the Delaware, Washington
Crossing State Park, December 25
- "Lost in the Woods" A Children's Survival
Program at Cheesequake State Park, Jan. 25
- Nature Discovery Day at Liberty State Park, March 6
- Skylands Manor Guided Tours at Ringwood State Park,
To view the calendar of events online,
along with the new virtual tours of New Jersey's state parks,
forests and historic sites, visit the web site at www.njparksandforests.org.
Free copies of the calendar 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.
Media requests for a copy of the calendar can be made directly
to Dana Loschiavo at 609-984-1423.