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August
Diesel Train Operates Daily
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524

Kayak Eco Tours on Cheesequake Creek
Fee: Park entrance fee from May 25; registration required
Cheesequake State Park
(732) 566-3208
Note: Explore the salt marsh on a Naturalist guided kayak tour on Cheesequake Creek.  The program includes all equipment and lesson.  Participants must be 14 years of age and up and be in good physical condition.Call ahead for additional details, registration opens in April

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Nature and History Interpretive Programs and Tours
Call for dates, topics and times
FREE; donations welcome
D&R Canal State Park
(609) 924-5705, www.dandrcanal.com
Note:  ADA accessible

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Boy and Girl Scout Badge and Patch Programs
Call for arrangements
FREE; donations welcome
D & R Canal State Park
(609) 924-5705; www.dandrcanal.com
Note:  ADA accessible

Double Trouble Village Tours & Hikes
Call for arrangements
Fee: Program fee may apply
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(7320 34-4098
Note: Individual or group historic village tours or hikes of varying mileage may be scheduled most weeks Wednesday through Sunday.  Elementary school and secondary school science and social studies field trips or outreach may be arranged.  Boy Scout and Girl Scout advancement requirements may be met by visiting Double Trouble State Park - see the Double Trouble section of www.njparksandforests.org for a list of advancement opportunities.

Nature Programs and Hikes for all Ages
Call for dates and times
FREE
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471

Yoga on the Mountain
Call for dates and times
FREE
High Point State Park
(973) 702-0488
Sponsor: Friends of High Point State Park
www.friendshighpointstatepark.blogspot.com

Guided Manor Tours
Times and date to be announced
Fee: General admission, $5 Seniors (62+), $3 Youth (6-18),  $1 Children under 6, free.
Ringwood State Park, Skylands Manor|Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
Note: ADA accessible. Please call for more information

Walt Whitman in Mickle Street
Weekdays: call for times and dates
FREE
Walt Whitman House
(856) 964-5383
Note: When asked why he chose Camden as his home, Whitman replied, “Camden was originally an accident, but I shall never be sorry I was left over in Camden, It has brought me blessed returns." Join us for a tour of Walt Whitman's home in Camden on Mickle Street (today's Mickle/Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard). Here we will explore the great writer's last residence, discuss everyday life and share the thoughts of the many visitors who came to see the aging poet in his final years.

Kayak and Canoe Trips on the Delaware

Call for times and dates
FREE
Worthington State Forest
(908) 841-9575

August 1
Nature Programs and Scavenger Hunts for Families
Call for topics and times
FREE
High Point State Park Interpretive Center
(973) 875-1471

August 2
Delaware Bay Safari
1 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Sunset Beach
(609) 884-2159
Note: Meet at the flagpole.  Dress to get wet and have fun as we catch crabs, fish and other marine life.

Nature Programs and Scavenger Hunts for Families
Call for topics and times
FREE
High Point State Park Interpretive Center
(973) 875-1471

Backyard Bugs
11 a.m. to noon
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: We will learn all about our valuable six-legged friends and why they are the most successful life forms on the planet. We’ll find, identify, and observe insects, as well as learn about their lifestyles, signs, and amazing variety of habits and adaptations.  The entire family will enjoy this foray into the amazing world of insects! For children ages 7 & up; Partially ADA accessible

August 3
Ducky Derby Special Fundraiser
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $5 per vehicle parking fee
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
(732) 919-3500
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
Note: Rubber ducks race down the Mill Pond. $500 Grand Prize. Lucky Ducky children’s fishing for ducks and Ducky Splash races all part of this fun day; rain date August 4.

Bad Dogz in concert
8  to 9:30 p.m.
FREE; donations to band are welcome
Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Breezeway
(609) 296-1114
Note: Bluegrass, gospel and old-timey music.  Bring flashlight and something to sit on.  Appropriate for all ages.

Pond Study
10 a.m.
FREE
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
(609) 861-2404
Note: Learn what lives in Lake Nummy

Beginner’s Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Park Visitor Center
(609) 884-2159
Note: ADA Accessible

Kids & Critters Live Animal Show
11 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Museum Classroom
(609) 884-2159a
Note: A fun, hands-on live animal show; ADA Accessible

Nature Walk
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
2 p.m.
Cape May Point State Park, Visitor Center
(609) 884-2159
Note: ADA accessible

Nature at Night Programs
Call for topics and times.
FREE
High Point State Park Interpretive Center
(973) 875-1471

Observatory Open to the Public

8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
FREE
Jenny Jump State Forest
(908) 459-4366
Sponsor: The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey, Inc.
Note: Partially ADA accessible

Geocaching for Beginners
11 a.m. to noon
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: Discover how your family can enjoy this popular activity. An indoor tutorial provides the tools and information necessary to embark on fun family adventures in the park to find “hidden treasures!” Loaner GPS units available. For adults and children ages 7 & up; Partially ADA Accessible

Long Pond Ironworks Museum and Visitor Center
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE;donations welcome
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
(973) 657-1688
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks
Note: ADA accessible

Walt Whitman Civil War Poet
Call for times and dates
Walt Whitman House
(856) 964-5383
Note: In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, tours will focus on Whitman’s reflections of this tumultuous event and his work as a volunteer nurse in the army hospitals. We’ll discuss how the war impacted Whitman’s writing and his thoughts on the future of the nation moving forward past the devastation that was left behind. Admission is free.  Call for tour times and to schedule a visit.

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee:  Park entrance fee
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
Note:  Join a Park Interpretive Specialist for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing; ADA accessible

August 4
“The Pinelands Summer Zenith”, Nature Hike
10:30 a.m.
Fee: $5 parking fee
Batsto Historic Village
(609) 567-4559
Note: Guided 2 to 4 mile hike; bring water, bring snacks.

Pond Life Animal Show
1 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Museum Classroom
(609) 884-2159
Note: A fun, hands-on live animal show about pond critters; ADA accessible

Nature Walk
2 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Visitor Center
(609) 884-2159
Note: ADA Accessible

Nature Hike
1 p.m.Fee: Park entrance fee
Cheesequake State Park, Bathhouse Pavilion
(732) 566-3208
Note: Meet at the Bathhouse Pavilion for a guided hike along the trails of the Park

Long Pond Ironworks Museum and Visitor Center
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE;donations welcome
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
(973) 657-1688
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks
Note: ADA accessible

Ringwood Manor Historic Grounds and Landscape Tour
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, Ringwood Manor
973-962-2240
Note: These 2 hour walking tours will take participants around the main property at Ringwood Manor, discussing the historic objects, the planned gardens and landscape features, the out-buildings, and even the cemetery. Historic photos will be shown to the group to give participants an idea of what the site looked like at various times. It is advised that participants wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes, dress appropriately for the weather, and bring bug spray & sun block if necessary. Steady Rain cancels. Tour is not ADA accessible

Garden Tours
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden
973-962-9534
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
Note: Steady rain cancels.  Please call for more information

Kids Day: Bugs & and Butterflies: Camouflage & Mimicry
10 a.m. to Noon
Fee: Park entrance fee; pre-registration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Parking Lot
(908) 236 -6355
Note: The 1.16 mile Water Trail is a jewel of Round Valley.  While we hike it we will try to hear the quiet sound of the midsummer forest.  We’ll watch for butterflies and interesting bugs too.  Kids of all ages and adults are welcome.

August 7
Wacky Wednesdays at Absecon Lighthouse
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee:  included with regular admission
Absecon Lighthouse Historic Site
(609) 449-1360 or www.abseconlighthouse.org
Note:  Themes change weekly and include Victorian tea party, pirates, gardening, mermaids, lifesavers and sea life; ADA accessible

National Lighthouse Day
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fee:  $7 adults, $5 seniors, Kids climb FREE
Absecon Lighthouse Historic Site
(609) 449-1360 or www.abseconlighthouse.org
Note:  Kids Art on the lawn & Poetry Slam.; museum is ADA accessible

August 8
Nature Programs and Scavenger Hunts for Families
Call for topics and times
FREE
High Point State Park Interpretive Center
(973) 875-1471

Cat-Tales Story Hour
10  to 11 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: Stories, finger plays, and crafts will develop an awareness and appreciation for nature in children and their care-givers during this indoor program.For children ages 4 & 5; ADA accessible

August 9
Delaware Bay Safari
1 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Sunset Beach
(609) 884-2159
Note: Meet at the flagpole.  Dress to get wet and have fun as we catch crabs, fish and other marine life.

Nature Programs and Scavenger Hunts for Families
Call for topics and times
FREE
High Point State Park Interpretive Center
(973) 875-1471

Walking Tour of the Battlefield
1:30 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Sponsor: Friends of Monmouth Battlefield
(732) 462-9616
Note: Meet at Picnic Pavilion

August 10
Mid-Summer Flea Market
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $5 parking fee per car
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
(732) 919-3500
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
Note: Rain date August 11

Call For Program
8 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Breezeway
(609) 296-1114
Note: Bring flashlight and something to sit on

Bad Dogz in concert
8 to 9:30 p.m.
FREE; donations to band are welcome
Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Breezeway
(609) 296-1114
Note: Bluegrass, gospel and old-timey music.  Bring flashlight and something to sit on.  Appropriate for all ages.

Batsto Village Second Saturdays
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FREE; fees in effect for Mansion Tours
Historic Batsto Village
Sponsor: Batsto Citizen’s Committee, Inc.
Note: Experience a fun and informative day reminiscent of a time long past in our historic village.  Watch demonstrations by our resident blacksmiths, visit a Revolutionary War camp and experience a walking tour of our village, living history demonstrations, active sawmill & post office.   Activities vary each month.

Astronomy Presentation and Star Watch
7 to 11 p.m.
FREE
Batsto Historic Village
(609) 567-4559
Sponsor: The Willingboro Astronomical Society
                      
Pond Study
10 a.m.
FREE
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
(609) 861-2404
Note: Learn what lives in Lake Nummy

Beginner’s Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Park Visitor Center
(609) 884-2159
Note: ADA Accessible

Kids & Critters Live Animal Show
11 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Museum Classroom
(609) 884-2159a
Note: A fun, hands-on live animal show; ADA accessible

Nature Walk
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
2 p.m.
Cape May Point State Park, Visitor Center
(609) 884-2159
Note: ADA accessible

Nature at Night Programs
Call for topics and times.
FREE
High Point State Park Interpretive Center
(973) 875-1471

Observatory Open to the Public
8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
FREE
Jenny Jump State Forest
(908) 459-4366
Sponsor: The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey, Inc.
Note: Partially ADA accessible

Bike Ride
11:30 a.m.
FREE
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Warbasse Junction Rd. Parking Area
(973) 887-4332
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
Note: Please bring your bike, helmet, lunch and drink for this scenic rail-trail exploration!

Wolf Visions
11 a.m. to noon
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: Vinnie Reo will dispel the myths about the "Big Bad Wolf" and teach the importance of the wolf’s role in maintaining a balanced ecosystem.  The presentation features a slide show, Q&A session, and the opportunity to meet a real live wolf up-close! Family Program - All Ages; ADA accessible

Long Pond Ironworks Museum and Visitor Center
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE;donations welcome
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
(973) 657-1688
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks
Note: ADA accessible

Public Walking Tours
Noon & 2 p.m.
Fee: Adults $3, Children $1
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
(973) 657-1688
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks
Note: ADA accessible upon request.  Please call for more information.

Young Astronomer’s Program
6:30 to 8 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome; registration required
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
(908) 638-8500; www.njaa.org
Note: Hands-On Activities; Limited ADA Accessibility

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee:  Park entrance fee
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
Note:  Join a Park Interpretive Specialist for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing; ADA accessible

August 11
Perseid Meteor Shower Watch
11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
FREE
Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Complex
(609) 296-1114
Notes: ADA accessible, bring blanket or reclining chair, no registration necessary

Pond Life Animal Show
1 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Museum Classroom
(609) 884-2159
Note: A fun, hands-on live animal show about pond critters; ADA accessible

Nature Walk
2 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Visitor Center
(609) 884-2159
Note: ADA Accessible

Long Pond Ironworks Museum and Visitor Center
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE;donations welcome
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
(973) 657-1688
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks
Note: ADA accessible

Butterfly Walk
1 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden Carriage House
(973) 962-9534
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
Note: Steady rain cancels.  Please call for more information.

Ringwood Manor Historic Grounds and Landscape Tour
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, Ringwood Manor
973-962-2240
Note: These 2 hour walking tours will take participants around the main property at Ringwood Manor, discussing the historic objects, the planned gardens and landscape features, the out-buildings, and even the cemetery. Historic photos will be shown to the group to give participants an idea of what the site looked like at various times. It is advised that participants wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes, dress appropriately for the weather, and bring bug spray & sun block if necessary. Steady Rain cancels. Tour is not ADA accessible

Garden Tours
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden
973-962-9534
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
Note: Steady rain cancels.  Please call for more information

Snakes of New Jersey: Live demonstration of non-toxic snakes
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee; pre-registration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Parking Lot
(908) 236 -6355
Note: ADA accessible. Get to know and lose fear of our native snakes.  Learn about the beneficial role of NJ snakes, hosted by F&W.

August 12
Public Skywatch for Meteor Shower
7:30 p.m.
FREE
Belleplain State Forest, Athletic Field at Lake Nummy
Sponsor: South Jersey Astronomy Club
www.sjac.us/
Note: ADA accessible; no back up date

August 14
Wacky Wednesdays at Absecon Lighthouse
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee:  included with regular admission
Absecon Lighthouse Historic Site
(609) 449-1360 or www.abseconlighthouse.org
Note:  Themes change weekly and include Victorian tea party, pirates, gardening, mermaids, lifesavers and sea life; ADA accessible

August 15
Nature Programs and Scavenger Hunts for Families
Call for topics and times
FREE
High Point State Park Interpretive Center
(973) 875-1471

August 16
Delaware Bay Safari
1 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Sunset Beach
(609) 884-2159
Note: Meet at the flagpole.  Dress to get wet and have fun as we catch crabs, fish and other marine life.

Nature Programs and Scavenger Hunts for Families
Call for topics and times
FREE
High Point State Park Interpretive Center
(973) 875-1471

August 17
“New Jersey: A History of the Garden State” presentation
and book signing by Professor Richard Veit

8 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Breezeway
(609) 296-1114
Note:  Bring flashlight and something to sit on; book purchase/signing after the program

Pond Study
10 a.m.
FREE
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
(609) 861-2404
Note: Learn what lives in Lake Nummy

Beginner’s Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Park Visitor Center
(609) 884-2159
Note: ADA Accessible

Kids & Critters Live Animal Show
11 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Museum Classroom
(609) 884-2159a
Note: A fun, hands-on live animal show; ADA Accessible

Nature Walk
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
2 p.m.
Cape May Point State Park, Visitor Center
(609) 884-2159
Note: ADA accessible

Nature at Night Programs
Saturday evenings. Call for topics and times.
FREE
High Point State Park Interpretive Center
(973) 875-1471

Outdoor Concert
6 p.m.
FREE; donations appreciated
High Point State Park Beach
(973) 875-1471
Sponsor: Friends of High Point State Park
www.friendshighpointstatepark.blogspot.com

Observatory Open to the Public
8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
FREE
Jenny Jump State Forest
(908) 459-4366
Sponsor: The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey, Inc.
Note: Partially ADA accessible

Long Pond Ironworks Museum and Visitor Center
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE;donations welcome
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
(973) 657-1688
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks
Note: ADA accessible

Dog Show
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
(732) 462-9616

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee:  Park entrance fee
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
Note:  Join a Park Interpretive Specialist for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing; ADA accessible

August 18
Rolling Iron Antique Auto Show
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $5 parking fee per car
Allaire State Park, Main parking lot
(732) 919-3500
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
Note: ADA accessible. Rain date August 25

Pond Life Animal Show
1 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Museum Classroom
(609) 884-2159
Note: A fun, hands-on live animal show about pond critters; ADA accessible

Nature Walk
2 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Visitor Center
(609) 884-2159
Note: ADA Accessible

Long Pond Ironworks Museum and Visitor Center

1 to 4 p.m.
FREE;donations welcome
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
(973) 657-1688
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks
Note: ADA accessible

Dog Show
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
(732) 462-9616

Family Woodland Hike
1 p.m.
FREE
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden Carriage House
(973) 962-9534
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
Note: Rain Cancels.

Ringwood Manor Historic Grounds and Landscape Tour
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, Ringwood Manor
973-962-2240
Note: These 2 hour walking tours will take participants around the main property at Ringwood Manor, discussing the historic objects, the planned gardens and landscape features, the out-buildings, and even the cemetery. Historic photos will be shown to the group to give participants an idea of what the site looked like at various times. It is advised that participants wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes, dress appropriately for the weather, and bring bug spray & sun block if necessary. Steady Rain cancels. Tour is not ADA accessible

Garden Tours
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden
973-962-9534
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
Note: Steady rain cancels.  Please call for more information

August 20
Lighthouse Night Climb
7 to 9 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Sponsor: Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
(609) 494-2016

Nature Programs and Scavenger Hunts for Families
Call for topics and times
FREE
High Point State Park Interpretive Center
(973) 875-1471

August 21
“By The Light of the Moon” Night Climb
6 to 8 p.m.
Fee:  $10 per person (includes snacks and beverages)
Absecon Lighthouse Historic Site
(609) 449-1360 or www.abseconlighthouse.org
Note:  Climb the lighthouse at night; museum is ADA accessible, climbing is not

Wacky Wednesdays at Absecon Lighthouse
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee:  included with regular admission
Absecon Lighthouse Historic Site
(609) 449-1360 or www.abseconlighthouse.org
Note:  Themes change weekly and include Victorian tea party, pirates, gardening, mermaids, lifesavers and sea life; ADA accessible

August 22
Cat-Tales Story Hour
10 to 11 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: Stories, finger plays, and crafts will develop an awareness and appreciation for nature in children and their care-givers during this indoor program. For children ages 4 & 5; ADA accessible

August 23
Delaware Bay Safari
1 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Sunset Beach
(609) 884-2159
Note: Meet at the flagpole.  Dress to get wet and have fun as we catch crabs, fish and other marine life.

Nature Programs and Scavenger Hunts for Families
Call for topics and times
FREE
High Point State Park Interpretive Center
(973) 875-1471

August 24
Lost in the Woods: A Children’s Survival Program by Volunteer Master Naturalist Kathy Gardiner
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Complex
(609) 296-1114
Note: Bring flashlight and something to sit on.  Appropriate for all ages.

Pond Study
10 a.m.
FREE
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
(609) 861-2404
Note: Learn what lives in Lake Nummy

Beginner’s Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Park Visitor Center
(609) 884-2159
Note: ADA Accessible

Kids & Critters Live Animal Show
11 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Museum Classroom
(609) 884-2159a
Note: A fun, hands-on live animal show; ADA Accessible

Nature Walk
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
2 p.m.
Cape May Point State Park, Visitor Center
(609) 884-2159
Note: ADA accessible

Nature at Night Programs
Call for topics and times
FREE
High Point State Park Interpretive Center
(973) 875-1471

Observatory Open to the Public
8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
FREE
Jenny Jump State Forest
(908) 459-4366
Sponsor: The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey, Inc.
Note: Partially ADA accessible

Late Bloomers
9 to 10:30 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: Let’s take a walk in the late summer meadows to learn about the wildflowers in bloom at this golden time of year.  Indoors in the event of inclement weather. For Adults

Long Pond Ironworks Museum and Visitor Center
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE;donations welcome
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
(973) 657-1688
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks
Note: ADA accessible

Program to be announced
8:30 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
(908) 638-8500, www.njaa.org
Note: Limited ADA Accessibility

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee:  Park entrance fee
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
Note:  Join a Park Interpretive Specialist for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing; ADA accessible

August 25
Pond Life Animal Show
1 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Museum Classroom
(609) 884-2159
Note: A fun, hands-on live animal show about pond critters; ADA accessible

Nature Walk
2 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Visitor Center
(609) 884-2159
Note: ADA Accessible

Long Pond Ironworks Museum and Visitor Center
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE;donations welcome
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
(973) 657-1688
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks
Note: ADA accessible

Ringwood Manor Historic Grounds and Landscape Tour
2 p.m.

Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, Ringwood Manor
(973) 962-2240
Note: These 2 hour walking tours will take participants around the main property at Ringwood Manor, discussing the historic objects, the planned gardens and landscape features, the out-buildings, and even the cemetery. Historic photos will be shown to the group to give participants an idea of what the site looked like at various times. It is advised that participants wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes, dress appropriately for the weather, and bring bug spray & sun block if necessary. Steady Rain cancels. Tour is not ADA accessible

Garden Tours
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden
(973) 962-9534
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
Note: Steady rain cancels.  Please call for more information

Pond Study
1:30 to 2 p.m.
FREE; advanced registration required (all ages)
Washington Crossing State Park, Meet at the park pond on Church Rd (call for directions)
(609) 737-0609
Note:  Sample the pond with nets for a variety of aquatic organisms
  
1830’s Food Ways at the Nelson House
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE
Washington Crossing State Park, Nelson House
(609) 737-2515
Note:  Mercy Ingraham, the Open Hearth Cook, will demonstrate the preparation of an early nineteenth century meal in the hearth and kitchen of the Nelson House.Partially ADA Accessible

August 29
Nature Programs and Scavenger Hunts for Families
Call for topics and times
FREE
High Point State Park Interpretive Center
(973) 875-1471

August 30
Public Skywatch
7:30 p.m.

FREE
Belleplain State Forest, Athletic Field at Lake Nummy
Sponsor: South Jersey Astronomy Club
www.sjac.us/
Note: Back up date; August 31st, September 1st; ADA accessible

Delaware Bay Safari
1 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Sunset Beach
(609) 884-2159
Note: Meet at the flagpole.  Dress to get wet and have fun as we catch crabs, fish and other marine life.

Historic Village Tour
10 a.m.
FREE
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Note: Step back in time during this 1 mile walk over sandy trails around Double Trouble Historic District and see inside a century old sawmill and cranberry packing house.  Tour starts at the Park Information Building.

Video – Guardians of Barnegat Bay
10 to 10:30 a.m.
FREE
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098Note: Double Trouble State Park was established in part to protect a sensitive watershed.  What can you do to help?  Watch this video and become a Guardian of Barnegat Bay.  Video plays in the Park Information Building.  Limited seating.

Nature Programs and Scavenger Hunts for Families
Call for topics and times
FREE
High Point State Park Interpretive Center
(973) 875-1471

August 31
Garden State Wine Festival
Noon to 5 p.m.
Fee: To be announced
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
(732) 919-3500
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.

Happy Birthday Smokey Bear
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FREE
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
(609) 861-2404
Sponsor: Tom Champion & Belleplain State Forest
Note: Coloring Contest: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Pictures with Smokey: noon; Recognitions, prizes, Smokey arrives at Lake Nummy Pavilion at 6 p.m.Cake, ice cream & soda after Smokey departs

Beginner’s Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Park Visitor Center
(609) 884-2159
Note: ADA Accessible

Kids & Critters Live Animal Show
11 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Museum Classroom
(609) 884-2159a
Note: A fun, hands-on live animal show; ADA Accessible

Nature Walk
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
2 p.m.
Cape May Point State Park, Visitor Center
(609) 884-2159
Note: ADA accessible

Saturday Osprey Talk
1 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Cheesequake State Park, Bathhouse Pavilion
(732) 566-3208
Note: Meet at the Bathhouse Pavilion for a short walk to the Park’s Osprey nesting platform.  During the walk we’ll discuss all aspects of Osprey behavior, anatomy and migrational patterns.  At the site we’ll view this magnificent bird of prey through the aid of binoculars.  Ages 8 and up

Historic Village Tour
10 a.m.
FREE
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Note: Step back in time during this 1 mile walk over sandy trails around Double Trouble Historic District and see inside a century old sawmill and cranberry packing house.  Tour starts at the Park Information Building.

Video – Guardians of Barnegat Bay
10 to 10:30 a.m.
FREE
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Note: Double Trouble State Park was established in part to protect a sensitive watershed.  What can you do to help?  Watch this video and become a Guardian of Barnegat Bay.  Video plays in the Park Information Building.  Limited seating.

Nature at Night Programs
Call for topics and times
FREE
High Point State Park Interpretive Center
(973) 875-1471

Fall Astronomy Day
FREE
Jenny Jump State Forest
(908) 459-4366
Sponsor: The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey, Inc.
Note: Public presentations, observing and other activities. Partially ADA accessible

The Magic of Monarchs
11 am to noon
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: Experience the life of a monarch butterfly while visiting our award-winning butterfly garden. For children ages 6-12; ADA accessible

Observatory Open to the Public
8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
FREE
Jenny Jump State Forest
(908) 459-4366
Sponsor: The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey, Inc.
Note: Partially ADA accessible

Long Pond Ironworks Museum and Visitor Center
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE;donations welcome
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
(973) 657-1688
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks
Note: ADA accessible

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee:  Park entrance fee
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
Note:  Join a Park Interpretive Specialist for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing; ADA accessible

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