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July

Ken Burns' The National Parks: America's Best Idea  
3 Jul - 10 Aug
Description: Enjoy the national parks from home through Ken Burns' The National Parks: America's Best Idea. We invite you to connect, the national movements of conservation and preservation the series explores, to your own State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites here in New Jersey.
Age:All ages
Free at: https://www.njtvonline.org/events/national-parks-state-parks-americas-best-ideas/

 
Self-Guided Nature Walk
Double Trouble State Park
Description: Follow the self-guided nature trail to learn about the industries and ecology at Double Trouble. 
Download trail guide at
https://njparksandforests.org/parks/docs/Comprehensive_Guide_to_the_Trails_of_Double_Trouble.pdf
Age:All Ages
For more information call (732)341-4098. 
Dress for weather. Masks Required when social distancing is not practicable.

 
Self-guided Nature Trail
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest
Age: All ages
Description: Pamphlet available at our office.
For more information call (609)726-1191.
Masks Required when social distancing is not practicable.
Video tour also available at:
https://www.facebook.com/1097959226974672/videos/1666382593511076/?

 
Self-guided Scavenger Hunt
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest
Description: Printable Scavenger Hunt list of 20 items right on our Facebook page at Brendan T. Byrne State Forest! 
https://www.facebook.com/BrendanTByrneSF/photos/a.1140009779436283/2772388186198426/?type=3&theater
Age: All ages
For more information call (609)726-1191.
Masks Required when social distancing is not practicable.

Wednesday Walkers
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Goodale Field   
15-Jul 8:30 - 9:30 am
Description: A 2.5-mile walk on mostly flat trails and gravel roads - "Discover What You've Been Missing!"
Age: Adults
Pre-registration required; 25 participants maximum.
Please call (973)786-6445. Masks Required.
 
Nature Hike
Cheesequake State Park, Trailhead
16-Jul 1 - 2:15 pm
Description: Seasonal Hike along the trails at Cheesequake State Park
Age: Ages 8 and Up
No Registration; 20 participants maximum. 
For more information call (732)566 3208. Masks Required.
 
Low Tide Beach Walk
Liberty State Park, Lot 1
16-Jul 10 - 11:30 am
Description: Two-mile round-trip walk to Caven Point Beach with Scavenger Hunt for children
Age: All ages
Pre-registration required; 25 participants maximum.
Please call (201)915-3400 ext. 202 or email us at lspnaturecenter@dep.nj.gov
Dress to be outdoors. Close toed shoes. Masks Required.
 
Sunset Hike
Brendan T. Byrne State Park, Pakim Pond
17-Jul 8:30 - 9:30 pm
Description: Walk with us around Pakim pond as we watch the animals and bugs around us get ready for the night! In this new nature walk we will explore the Twilight zone of the Pine Barrens!
Age: All ages   
No registration; 15 participants maximum.
For more information call (609)726-1191.
Weather permitting. Masks Required.
 
Low Tide Beach Walk
Liberty State Park, Lot 1
18-Jul 12 - 1:30 pm
Description: Two-mile round-trip walk to Caven Point Beach with Scavenger Hunt for children
Age: All ages
Pre-registration required; 25 participants maximum.
Please call (201)915-3400 ext. 202 or email us at lspnaturecenter@dep.nj.gov
Dress to be outdoors. Close toed shoes. Masks Required.

 
Barn Open House

Rockingham State Historic Site, Dutch Barn
18-Jul 10 am – 12 pm
Description: Explore and learn about Dutch barns and their use in the 18th century.
Age: All ages
No registration; 25 participants maximum. Weather permitting(heat).
For more information call (609)683-7132. Masks Required.

 
Barn Open House
Rockingham State Historic Site, Dutch Barn
18-Jul 1 – 3 pm
Description: Explore and learn about Dutch barns and their use in the 18th century.
Age: All ages
No registration; 25 participants maximum. Weather permitting(heat).
For more information call (609)683-7132. Masks Required.

 
Kids and Critters
Cape May State Park, Pavilion
18-Jul 11 - 11:30 am
Description: Showing of animals native to the park!
Age: All ages
No registration. Weather permitting.
For more information call (609)884-2159. Masks Required.

 
Musket Firing Demonstration
Washington Crossing State Park, Sullivan's Grove near Visitor Center
18-Jul 2:00 pm
Description: Interpretive talk of the Christmas Night Crossing and Battle of Trenton followed by Musket Firing.
Age: All ages
No registration. For more information call (609)737-0623. 
Weather permitting. Masks Required.

 
The Day is Ours: A Battlefield Tour
Princeton Battlefield State Park, Clarke House Front Porch  
18-Jul 11:00 am  
Description: A tour of Princeton Battlefield State Park following in the footsteps of the Continental Army.
Age: All Ages
Pre-registration required; 15 participants maximum.
Please call (609)921-0074 or email princetonbattlefield@comcast.net
Weather permitting. Masks Required.

 
The Day is Ours: A Battlefield Tour
Princeton Battlefield State Park, Clarke House Front Porch  
18-Jul 2:00 pm
Description: A tour of Princeton Battlefield State Park following in the footsteps of the Continental Army.
Age: All Ages
Pre-registration required; 15 participants maximum.
Please call (609)921-0074 or email princetonbattlefield@comcast.net
Weather permitting. Masks Required.

 
Busy Pollinators
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Pakim Pond
18-Jul 2 - 3 pm
Description:  Buzz around the Nature Center and learn about the busy lives of our native pollinators. We will walk around and watch the pollinators in action!
Age: All ages
No registration required; 15 participants maximum.
For more information call (609)726-1191. Masks Required.

 
Village Walking Tours
Double Trouble State Park,
Double Trouble Village - Old General Store
18-Jul 10:00 am
Description: Join us for a guided walking tour of Double Trouble Village, learning about the former sawmill and cranberry industries in this preserved company town
Age: Ages 6 & up
Registration required.Please call (732)341-6662.
Weather permitting. Masks Required.

 
Table Talks
Double Trouble State Park, Double Trouble Village
18-Jul 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Description: Drop by to see what one of our historians is highlighting this week.
Age: Ages 6 & up                   
No registration. Weather permitting.
For more information call (732)341-6662. Masks Required.

 
Nature Hike
Cheesequake State Park, Lake Pavilion
19-Jul 1 - 2:15 pm
Description: Seasonal Hike along the trails at Cheesequake State Park.
Age: Ages 8 and up
No registration required; 20 participants maximum.
For more information call (732)566-3208. Weather permitting. Masks Required.

 
Barn Open House
Rockingham State Historic Site, Dutch Barn
19-Jul 10 am-12 pm
Description: Explore and learn about Dutch barns and their use in the 18th century.
Age: All ages
No registration; 25 participants maximum. Weather permitting(heat).
For more information call (609)683-7132. Masks Required.
 

Barn Open House
Rockingham State Historic Site, Dutch Barn
19-Jul 1-3 pm        
Description: Explore and learn about Dutch barns and their use in the 18th century.
Age: All ages
No registration; 25 participants maximum. Weather permitting(heat).
For more information call (609)683-7132. Masks Required.

 
Cane Pole Fishing
Washington Crossing State Park, Park Pond (Brickyard & Church Rds)    
19-Jul 1:30 - 3 pm     
Description: Use a homemade bamboo fishing pole to catch and release pan fish in our pond.
Age: Ages 4-12
Pre-registration required. Please call (609)737-0609.
Weather permitting. Masks Required.

 
The Day is Ours: A Battlefield Tour
Princeton Battlefield State Park, Clarke House Front Porch  
19-Jul 2:00 pm
Description: A tour of Princeton Battlefield State Park following in the footsteps of the Continental Army.
Age: All Ages
Pre-registration required; 15 participants maximum.
Please call (609)921-0074 or email princetonbattlefield@comcast.net
Weather permitting. Masks Required.

 
Lenni Lenape Day
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Pakim Pond
19-Jul 2 - 3 pm            
Description: Join us as we dive into history and make some traditional Lenni Lenape crafts! We will learn all about Lenni Lenape history and tell some old legends and stories.
Age: All ages
No registration required; 15 participants maximum.
For more information call (609)726-1191. Masks Required.

 
Wednesday Walkers
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Goodale Field   
22-Jul 8:30 - 9:30 am 
Description: A 2.5-mile walk on mostly flat trails and gravel roads - "Discover What You've Been Missing!"
Age: Adults
Pre-registration required; 25 participants maximum.
Please call (973)786-6445. Masks Required.

 
Low Tide Beach Walk
Liberty State Park, Lot 1
22-Jul 1:30 - 3 pm
Description: Two-mile round-trip walk to Caven Point Beach with Scavenger Hunt for children.
Age: All ages
Pre-registration required; 25 participants maximum.
Please call (201)915-3400 ext. 202 or email us at lspnaturecenter@dep.nj.gov
Dress to be outdoors. Close toed shoes. Masks Required.

 
Nature Hike
Cheesequake State Park, Trailhead
23-Jul 10 - 11:15 am
Description: Seasonal Hike along the trails at Cheesequake State Park.
Age: Ages 8 and up
No registration required; 20 participants maximum.
For more information call (732)566-3208. Masks Required.

 
Starry Night
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Nature Center
24-Jul 9 -10 pm        
Description: Gaze into space and learn about the stars in this new and exciting program with our guest speaker!
Age: All ages
No registration required; 15 participants maximum.
For more information call (609)726-1191. Masks Required.

 
Nature Hike
Cheesequake State Park, Lake Pavilion
25-Jul 1 - 2:15 pm
Description: Seasonal Hike along the trails at Cheesequake State Park.
Age: Ages 8 and up
No registration required; 20 participants maximum.
For more information call (732)566-3208. Masks Required.

 
Barn Open House
Rockingham State Historic Site, Dutch Barn
25-Jul 10 am -12 pm
Description: Explore and learn about Dutch barns and their use in the 18th century.
Age: All ages
No registration; 25 participants maximum. Weather permitting(heat).
For more information call (609)683-7132. Masks Required.

Barn Open House
Rockingham State Historic Site, Dutch Barn
25-Jul 1-3 pm        
Description: Explore and learn about Dutch barns and their use in the 18th century.
Age: All ages
No registration; 25 participants maximum. Weather permitting(heat).
For more information call (609)683-7132. Masks Required.

Kids and Critters
Cape May State Park, Pavilion
25-Jul 11 - 11:30 am
Description: Showing of animals native to the park!
Age: All ages
No registration. For more information call (609)884-2159.
Weather permitting. Masks Required.

 
Musket Firing Demonstration
Washington Crossing State Park, Sullivan's Grove near Visitor Center
25-Jul 2:00 pm
Description: Interpretive talk of the Christmas Night Crossing and Battle of Trenton followed by Musket Firing.
Age: All ages
No registration. Weather permitting.
For more information call (609)737-0623.  Masks Required.

 
Continental Lane Walk   
Washington Crossing State Park, flag poles in front of the Visitor Center.             
25-Jul 10:30 am
Description: Interpretive walk to the Christmas Night Crossing Site.
Age: All ages
Pre-registration required; 15 participants maximum.
Please call (609)737-0623. 
Weather permitting. Masks Required.

 
Night Hike
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
25-Jul 8:30 - 10:30 pm
Description: Explore the park for nature at night on this guided night walk and campfire $2/person (exact change please). Enter park at soccer fields on Bear Tavern Rd. Call for more directions. Bring a flashlight.
Age: 6yrs-adult
Pre-registration required; Please call (609)737-0609 or email wayne.henderek@dep.nj.gov
Weather permitting. Masks Required.

 
The Day is Ours: A Battlefield Tour
Princeton Battlefield State Park, Clarke House Front Porch  
25-Jul 11:00 am
Description: A tour of Princeton Battlefield State Park following in the footsteps of the Continental Army.
Age: All Ages
Pre-registration required; 15 participants maximum.
Please call (609)921-0074 or email princetonbattlefield@comcast.net
Weather permitting. Masks Required.

 
The Day is Ours: A Battlefield Tour
Princeton Battlefield State Park, Clarke House Front Porch  
25-Jul 2:00 pm
Description: A tour of Princeton Battlefield State Park following in the footsteps of the Continental Army.
Age: All Ages
Pre-registration required; 15 participants maximum.
Please call (609)921-0074 or email princetonbattlefield@comcast.net
Weather permitting. Masks Required.

 
Reeves' Bog History Hike
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Reeves' Bog off of Forest Rd.
25-Jul 11 am -12 pm
Description: Take a journey through times and explore the old cranberry bogs that all kinds of wildlife now call home.
Age: All ages
No registration required; 15 participants maximum.
For more information call (609)726-1191. Masks Required.

 
Fire Ecology of the Pines
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Pakim Pond        
25-Jul 2 - 3 pm
Description: Learn about fire ecology and how it plays an essential role in the preservation of the Pine Barrens. We will take a brief walk to look at some pine tree adaptations.
Age: All ages
No registration required; 15 participants maximum.
For more information call (609)726-1191. Masks Required.

 
Village Walking Tours
Double Trouble State Park,
Double Trouble Village - Old General Store
25-Jul 10:00 am
Description: Join us for a guided walking tour of Double Trouble Village, learning about the former sawmill and cranberry industries in this preserved company town.
Age: Ages 6 & up
Registration required. Please call (732)341-6662.
Weather permitting. Masks Required
 
Table Talks
Double Trouble State Park, Double Trouble Village
25-Jul 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Description: Drop by to see what one of our historians is highlighting this week.
Age: Ages 6 & up                   
No registration. Weather permitting.
For more information call (732)341-6662. Masks Required.

Ken Burns' The National Parks: America's Best Idea  
3 Jul - 10 Aug
Description: Enjoy the national parks from home through Ken Burns' The National Parks: America's Best Idea. We invite you to connect, the national movements of conservation and preservation the series explores, to your own State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites here in New Jersey.
Age:All ages
Free at: https://www.njtvonline.org/events/national-parks-state-parks-americas-best-ideas/
 
Self-Guided Nature Walk
Double Trouble State Park
Description: Follow the self-guided nature trail to learn about the industries and ecology at Double Trouble. 
Download trail guide at
https://njparksandforests.org/parks/docs/Comprehensive_Guide_to_the_Trails_of_Double_Trouble.pdf
Age:All Ages
For more information call (732)341-4098. 
Dress for weather. Masks Required when social distancing is not practicable.
 
Self-guided Nature Trail
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest
Age: All ages
Description: Pamphlet available at our office.
For more information call (609)726-1191.
Masks Required when social distancing is not practicable.
Video tour also available at:
https://www.facebook.com/1097959226974672/videos/1666382593511076/?
 
Self-guided Scavenger Hunt
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest
Description: Printable Scavenger Hunt list of 20 items right on our Facebook page at Brendan T. Byrne State Forest! 
https://www.facebook.com/BrendanTByrneSF/photos/a.1140009779436283/2772388186198426/?type=3&theater
Age: All ages
For more information call (609)726-1191.
Masks Required when social distancing is not practicable.
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Week of 07/26/2020 - 08/01/2020
Low Tide Beach Walk
Liberty State Park, Lot 1
26-Jul 9:30 -11 am
Description: Two-mile round-trip walk to Caven Point Beach with Scavenger Hunt for children.
Age: All ages
Pre-registration required; 25 participants maximum.
Please call (201)915-3400 ext. 202 or email us at lspnaturecenter@dep.nj.gov
Dress to be outdoors. Close toed shoes. Masks Required.
 
Barn Open House
Rockingham State Historic Site, Dutch Barn
26-Jul 10 am-12 pm
Description: Explore and learn about Dutch barns and their use in the 18th century.
Age: All ages
No registration; 25 participants maximum. Weather permitting(heat).
For more information call (609)683-7132. Masks Required.
 
Barn Open House
Rockingham State Historic Site, Dutch Barn
26-Jul 1-3 pm
Description: Explore and learn about Dutch barns and their use in the 18th century.
Age: All ages
No registration; 25 participants maximum. Weather permitting(heat).
For more information call (609)683-7132. Masks Required.
 
The Day is Ours: A Battlefield Tour
Princeton Battlefield State Park, Clarke House Front Porch  
26-Jul 2:00 pm
Description: A tour of Princeton Battlefield State Park following in the footsteps of the Continental Army.
Age: All Ages
Pre-registration required; 15 participants maximum.
Please call (609)921-0074 or email princetonbattlefield@comcast.net
Weather permitting. Masks Required.
 
"Hoo" is This Brid of Prey
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Pakim Pond
26-Jul 10 - 11 am
Description: Come learn about this bird of prey and its unique adaptations! We will have a hoot of a time!
Age: All ages
No registration required; 15 participants maximum.
For more information call (609)726-1191. Weather permitting. Masks Required.
 
Legendary Lichens
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Pakim Pond
26-Jul 2 - 3 pm
Description: Learn about lichen in this exploratory program! We will take short walks around the nature center and learn about symbiotic relationships within the Pine Barrens!
Age: All ages
No registration required; 15 participants maximum.
For more information call (609)726-1191. Weather permitting. Masks Required.
 
Wednesday Walkers
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Goodale Field   
29-Jul 8:30 - 9:30 am
Description: A 2.5-mile walk on mostly flat trails and gravel roads - "Discover What You've Been Missing!"
Age: Adults
Pre-registration required; 25 participants maximum.
Please call (973)786-6445. Weather permitting. Masks Required.
 
Low Tide Beach Walk
Liberty State Park, Lot 1
31-Jul 10 - 11:30am
Description: Two-mile round-trip walk to Caven Point Beach with Scavenger Hunt for children
Age: All ages
Pre-registration required; 25 participants maximum.
Please call (201)915-3400 ext. 202 or email us at lspnaturecenter@dep.nj.gov
Dress to be outdoors. Close toed shoes. Masks Required.
 
Sunset Hike
Brendan T. Byrne State Park, Pakim Pond
31-Jul 8:30 - 9:30pm
Description: Walk with us around Pakim pond as we watch the animals and bugs around us get ready for the night! In this new nature walk we will explore the Twilight zone of the Pine Barrens!
Age: All ages   
No registration; 15 participants maximum.
For more information call (609)726-1191. Weather permitting. Masks Required.


July 28

Trail Hike
1 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Cheesequake State Park
(732) 566-3208
Note:  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. Ages 6 and up

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

A CHILD’S LIFE AT RINGWOOD MANOR TOUR
1:00pm
Fee for tour: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
$5 per car in-state, $7 per car out-of-state parking fee to enter park between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
This fun & 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 reproduction 19th century toys! A great tour to introduce younger visitors to the history of the site!

GROUNDS & GARDENS TOUR OF RINGWOOD MANOR
2pm to 4:00pm
No Fee for tour, $5 per car in-state, $7 per car out-of-state parking fee to enter park between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(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.

 


 

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