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September
Double Trouble Village Walking Tours
Call for arrangements and program fees
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Individual or group historic village walking tours may be scheduled in advance for most weeks Wednesday through Sunday.  Elementary school and secondary school science and social studies field trips or outreach programs may be arranged.  

September 1
Diesel Train Rides
Noon to 4 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee; plus $ 4 per person per train ride; Kids 2 & younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

September 2
Diesel Train Rides
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee; plus $ 4 per person per train ride; Kids 2 & younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

September 3
Bacon, Bikes and Brew Fest
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fee: $8 adults
Allaire State Park, Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village
(732) 919-3500
There will be a beer tent, food trucks with bacon-themed items, craft vendors, live bankds, children activites and tours of te historic buildings.

Diesel Train Rides
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee; plus $ 4 per person per train ride; Kids 2 & younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

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

Observatory Tour and Telescope Viewing
8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
FREE
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Society
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org

Musket Firing Demonstrations
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee and $1 per person
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
ADA accessible. Join a Park Naturalist for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use duirng the Battle of Trenton followed by a musket firing.

September 4
Bacon, Bikes and Brew Fest
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fee: $8 adults
Allaire State Park, Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village
(732) 919-3500
There will be a beer tent, food trucks with bacon-themed items, craft vendors, live bankds, children activites and tours of te historic buildings.

Diesel Train Rides
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee; plus $ 4 per person per train ride; Kids 2 & younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

Nature Hike
1 p.m.
Fee: Parke entrance fee
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
Take part in a guided hike starting at the Nature Center. We'll explore the trails as we learn some interesting facts about the park.

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

Walking Tour of the Battlefield
1:30 to 3 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Visitor Center
Sponsor: Friends of Monmouth Battlefield
(732) 462-9616
Hike along park trails over bridges, through fields and thorugh woods while learning about events surrounding the Battle of Monmouth.

Craig House Open
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Sponsor: Friends of Monmouth Battlefield
(73) 462-9616
ADA accessible. John and Ann Craig's house is a restored mid-18th century farmhouse and surrounding crop fields.

Ringwood Manor Historic Grounds and Landscape Tour
2 to 4 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, Ringwood Manor
(973) 962-2240
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.

Garden Tours
2 p.m.
FREE
Ringwood State Park, NJ State Botanical Garden
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association & Bergen County Audubon Society
(973) 962-9534
Steady rain cancels; call for more information.

Raptors of New Jersey (please call to confirm date)
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Parking Lot
(908) 236-6355
ADA accessible. Learn about our birds of prey; eagles, owls, hawks, falcons, and vultures. You may event spot one or two across the reservoir.

Observatory Tour and Telescope Viewing
8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
FREE
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Society
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org

September 5
Video - Guardians of Barnegat Bay
10 a.m.
FREE
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Double Trouble State Park was established in part to protect a sensitive watershed.  What can you do to help?  Watch this half hour video and become a Guardian of Barnegat Bay. Video plays in Village Interpretive Center Display Room.  Limited seating.

September 7
Guided Tours of Ringwood Manor
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour begins at 3 p.m.)
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Only the first floor is ADA accessible. Enjoy a guided tour of the summer estate of the Cooper & Hewitt families, wealthy iron industrialists of the Gilded Age. thirty of the 51 rooms, furnished in the original items of the family, are shown on the tour. Tours last approximately an hour and 15 minutes.

A Child's Life at Ringwood Manor Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 12; children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
This fun and energetic 45-minute tour of Ringwood Manor focuses on the children of the Hewitt family, the activities, games & pranks they played at the Manor, and what a child's life would be like during the late 19th century. Scavenger hunts are provided on the tour and afterwards kids are encouraged to try our 19th century toys. A great tour to introduce younger visitors to the history of the site.

September 8
Guided Tours of Ringwood Manor

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour begins at 3 p.m.)
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Only the first floor is ADA accessible. Enjoy a guided tour of the summer estate of the Cooper & Hewitt families, wealthy iron industrialists of the Gilded Age. thirty of the 51 rooms, furnished in the original items of the family, are shown on the tour. Tours last approximately an hour and 15 minutes.

A Child's Life at Ringwood Manor Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 12; children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
This fun and energetic 45-minute tour of Ringwood Manor focuses on the children of the Hewitt family, the activities, games & pranks they played at the Manor, and what a child's life would be like during the late 19th century. Scavenger hunts are provided on the tour and afterwards kids are encouraged to try our 19th century toys. A great tour to introduce younger visitors to the history of the site.

September 9
Guided Tours of Ringwood Manor
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour begins at 3 p.m.)
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Only the first floor is ADA accessible. Enjoy a guided tour of the summer estate of the Cooper & Hewitt families, wealthy iron industrialists of the Gilded Age. thirty of the 51 rooms, furnished in the original items of the family, are shown on the tour. Tours last approximately an hour and 15 minutes.

A Child's Life at Ringwood Manor Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 12; children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
This fun and energetic 45-minute tour of Ringwood Manor focuses on the children of the Hewitt family, the activities, games & pranks they played at the Manor, and what a child's life would be like during the late 19th century. Scavenger hunts are provided on the tour and afterwards kids are encouraged to try our 19th century toys. A great tour to introduce younger visitors to the history of the site.

September 10
Diesel Train Rides
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee; plus $ 4 per person per train ride; Kids 2 & younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

Saturday Nature Hike
1 p.m.
FREE; for all ages
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
Take part in a guided hike starting at the Nature Center. We'll explore the trails as we learn some interesting facts about the park.

Geocaching for Beginners
11 a.m. to noon
Fee: $10 GPS rental; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults and children ages 9 & up; partially ADA accessible
Discover how your family can enjoy this worldwide scavenger hunt! An indoor tutorial provides the tools necessary to embark on fun family adventures to find “hidden treasures” along our educational geo-trail!

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

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

Walk with Joe Fundraiser (15th Anniversary)
10 a.m. to noon
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Visitor Center grounds
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor: Walk with Joe Committee
Event held in honor of Patrick "Joe" Driscoll, who was a passenger on the ill-fated Flight 93 on September 11, 2001; proceeds donated to local Monmouth and Ocean County charities.

Guided Tours of Ringwood Manor
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour begins at 3 p.m.)
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Only the first floor is ADA accessible. Enjoy a guided tour of the summer estate of the Cooper & Hewitt families, wealthy iron industrialists of the Gilded Age. thirty of the 51 rooms, furnished in the original items of the family, are shown on the tour. Tours last approximately an hour and 15 minutes.

A Child's Life at Ringwood Manor Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 12; children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
This fun and energetic 45-minute tour of Ringwood Manor focuses on the children of the Hewitt family, the activities, games & pranks they played at the Manor, and what a child's life would be like during the late 19th century. Scavenger hunts are provided on the tour and afterwards kids are encouraged to try our 19th century toys. A great tour to introduce younger visitors to the history of the site.

Observatory Tour and Telescope Viewing
8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
FREE
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Society
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org

Musket Firing Demonstrations
2 p.m.
Fee: $1 per person
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
ADA accessible. Join a Park Naturalist for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use duirng the Battle of Trenton followed by a musket firing.

Star Watch
7 to 10 p.m.
FREE
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Village
(609) 567-4559
Sponsor: West Jersey Astronomical Society
http://wasociety.us/

September 11
Diesel Train Rides
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee; plus $ 4 per person per train ride; Kids 2 & younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

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

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

Lecture "Role of the NJ Militia in the Battle of Monmouth"
2 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Visitor Center Auditorium
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor: Friends of Monmouth Battlefield

Craig House Open
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor: Friends of Monmouth Battlefield
ADA accessible. John and Ann Craig's house is a retored mid-18th century farmhouse and surrounding crop fields.

Skylands Manor Tours
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $7 adults, $5 seniors and students ages 13 to 18, $3 children ages 6 to 12; free for children under 6
Ringwood State Park, Skylands Manor
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
NJBG volunteer docents lead visitors on a tour of the architecture and history of Skylands Manor.

Guided Tours of Ringwood Manor
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour begins at 3 p.m.)
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 12, children 5 an dunder free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Only the first floor is ADA accessible. Enjoy a guided tour of the summer estate of the Cooper & Hewitt families, wealthy iron industrialists of the Gilded Age. thirty of the 51 rooms, furnished in the original items of the family, are shown on the tour. Tours last approximately an hour and 15 minutes.

Garden Tours
2 p.m.
FREE
Ringwood State Park, NJ State Botanical Garden
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association & Bergen County Audubon Society
(973) 962-9534
Steady rain cancels; call for more information.

Ringwood Manor Historic Grounds and Landscape Tour
2 to 4 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, Ringwood Manor
(973) 962-2240
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.

Observatory Tour and Solar Telescope Viewing
2 to 5 p.m.
FREE
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Society
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org

September 14
Wednesday Walkers
9 to 10 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults; celebrate fall and start your day off right by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

September 16
"By the Light of the Moon"
11 a.m. to 9 pm.
Fee: $10 per person, includes snacks and beverages
Absecon Lighthouse
http://www.abseconlighthouse.org/
Absecon Lighthouse will be open for nightime climbs; last climb at 8:30 pm.

September 17
Late Summer Flea Market
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $1 per person
Allaire State Park, Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
(732) 919-3500

Diesel Train Rides
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee; plus $ 4 per person per train ride; Kids 2 & younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

National Public Lands Day Volunteer Project
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FREE; pre-registration requested
Bass River State Forest
(609) 296-1114
Sponsors: Outdoor Club of South Jersey
Bring work gloves, lunch and beverage; snacks provided.

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

Reenactment of the Battle of New York
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Visitor Center area
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor: Friends of Monmouth Battlefield, British Brigade and the NJ State Park Servcie
The 240th Anniversary of the Battles of Brooklyn Heights and Harlem Heights encampment, demonstrations and programs.

Lilac Care Workshop
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
FREE
Ringwood State Park, NJ State Botanical Gardens
(973) 962-9534
Come work in the Lilac Garden and get a hands-on lesson in lilac pruning, thinning, dead-heading and general care from Dan Ryniec, former Lilac Curator at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Lesson at 10 a.m.

Observatory Tour and Solar Telescope Viewing
2 to 5 p.m.
FREE
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Society
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org

Musket Firing Demonstrations
2 p.m.
Fee: $1 per person
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
ADA accessible. Join a Park Naturalist for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use duirng the Battle of Trenton followed by a musket firing.

Canal Day
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FREE
Waterloo Village Historic Site
(973) 347-1835
Village will be open for interpretation.

Fall Beauty in the Wetlands Hike
10:30 a.m.
FREE
Wharton State Forest, call for location
(609) 567-4559
Guided hike, bring water and snacks

September 18
Diesel Train Rides
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee; plus $ 4 per person per train ride; Kids 2 & younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

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

Reenactment of the Battle of New York
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Visitor Center area
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor: Friends of Monmouth Battlefield, British Brigade and the NJ State Park Servcie
The 240th Anniversary of the Battles of Brooklyn Heights and Harlem Heights encampment, demonstrations and programs.

Craig House Open
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor: Friends of Monmouth Battlefield
ADA accessible. John and Ann Craig's house is a retored mid-18th century farmhouse and surrounding crop fields.

Family Woodland Hike
1 p.m.
FREE
Ringwood State Park, Carriage House Visitor Center
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
An easy, c hild-frineldy hike inthe Garden's woodlands where you'll learn a bit about th eplans and animals around you in a hike designed to fit the group. Small children may need to be carried. Wear sturdy shoes. Rain cancels.

Garden Tours
2 p.m.
FREE
Ringwood State Park, NJ State Botanical Garden
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association & Bergen County Audubon Society
(973) 962-9534
Steady rain cancels; call for more information.

Observatory Tour and Solar Telescope Viewing
2 to 5 p.m.
FREE
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Society
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org

Canal Day
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FREE
Waterloo Village Historic Site
(973) 347-1835
Village will be open for interpretation.

September 24
19th Century Fall Harvest Fetival
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $5 adults, $3 children ages 5 to 2, Wagon Ride an additional $7 adults, $5 children
Allaire State Park, Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc
(732) 915-3500
The Harvet has been gathered and ow it is time for the families of the Howell Iron Works to relax. Harvest festivals take place the world over. They usually fall near the Harvest Moon, the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox It is a time of merriment, eating, music, contests of strength, games and romance.


Diesel Train Rides
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee; plus $ 4 per person per train ride; Kids 2 & younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.


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


Fall Wildflower Walk
1 p.m.
Fee: $5 donation requested
Ringwood State Park, Carriage House
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
Join the Wildflower Team to check out the magical sights and sounds of fall in the Wildflower Garden. Wear sturdy shoes.

Carriage House concert: Carolann Solebello
2 p.m.
Fee: $15 in advance, plus handlinf fee; $18 day of show at the door, subject to availability.
Ringwood State Park, Carriage House Visitor Center
(973) 962-9534
Sponsor: American Wear
Folk with a sophisticated contemporary sound. Limited to the first 75 responders.

Real Time Spectroscopy with RSpec
8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
FREE
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Society
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org
For all the effort and expense amateur astronomers put into their equipment in their quest of catching every last photon of starlight it is unfortunate that most cannot take full advantage of the light they capture. Tonight NJAA President Jim Roselli will discuss real time spectroscopy.

Musket Firing Demonstrations
2 p.m.
Fee: $1 per person
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
ADA accessible. Join a Park Naturalist for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use duirng the Battle of Trenton followed by a musket firing.

Canal Day
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FREE
Waterloo Village Historic Site
(973) 347-1835
Village will be open for interpretation.


National Public Lands Day
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
FREE
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Village
(609) 567-4559
Join us fo rour trial upkeep workday. Be prepared, bring water and lunch


September 25

Diesel Train Rides
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee; plus $ 4 per person per train ride; Kids 2 & younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

Bird Rescue Program
1 p.m.
FREE; donations for Loney Grey Rescue suggested
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
Meet at the Nature Center for our special guest from Loney Grey Rescue for a program on avian rescue. Live birds will be present for viewing.


Long Pond Ironworks Museum and Visitor Center
1 to 4 p.m.
Fee: donations welcome
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks State Park
(973) 657-1688
ADA accessible
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Craig House Open
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor: Friends of Monmouth Battlefield
ADA accessible. John and Ann Craig's house is a retored mid-18th century farmhouse and surrounding crop fields.

The Far Side
10 a.m.
Fee: Adults $3, children under 6 free; pre-registration required
Round Valley Recreation Area; South Parking Lot
(908) 236-6355
This is a long and, at times, strenuous hike. Hiking shoes, water and lunch are required. Once a year we open the gate at mile marker 4 at the Cushetunk Trail and hike five miles to the end and back. See the wild side of Round Valley that few get to know.

Observatory Tour and Solar Telescope Viewing
2 to 5 p.m.
FREE
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Society
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org

Audubon Nature Walk
10 a.m.
FREE
Ringwood State Park, Carriage House
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
September is prime migration time for both birds and butterflies. Join us as we walk the garden and fields looking for the butterflies and birds that visit NJBG on their fall journey, and identifying the plants our winged friends like best.

Garden Tours
2 p.m.
FREE
Ringwood State Park, NJ State Botanical Garden
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association & Bergen County Audubon Society
(973) 962-9534
Steady rain cancels; call for more information.


Fall Antiques, Glass and Bottle Show
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Village
(609) 567-4559
Sponsor: Cruisin' Classics Auto Club and New Jersey Antique Bottle Club
Paul Del Guercio - (856) 252-7730 or Harry Rheam - hcrheam@gmail.com


September 30
An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Fee: $20 per person
Allaire State Park, Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
(732) 915-3500
Join us for a spine-chilling retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's famous tales. Helen McKenna-Uff performs as Poe and recounts his greatest tales. The performance takes place at the Allaire chapel.

 

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