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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2003

Contact: Amy Cradic (609) 984-1795
Dana Loschiavo (609) 984-1423

 

Free 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 March 2004.

"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 experience.

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, November 16
  • 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, March 7

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.

 

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