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July
Kayak Eco Tours on Cheesequake Creek
Time to be determined, call park for additional details and dataes
Fee: $20 per person
Cheesequake State Park
(732) 566-3208
Explore the salt marsh on a Naturalist guided kayak tour on Cheesequake Creek. The program includes all equipment and lesson. Must be in good physical condition

Double Trouble Village Walking Tour
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. 

Walt Whitman "Specimen Days"
Call for times and dates
FREE
Walt Whitman State Historic Site
(856) 964-5383
Better known for his ground breaking free-verse poetry, Walt Whitman was also an accomplished prose writer having in his early years published several short stories, editorials and a novel.  Later, while living in Camden, he published in 1882 a book of life essays entitled, “Specimen Days and Collect”.  This program will explore this notable work with a discussion of the author’s revealing impressions of the people, places and events of the 19th century – an extraordinary period in American history. 

July 1 through July 31Ride the train every day 
Diesel Train Operates Daily
Noon to 4 p.m. on Weekdays; Noon - 4:30 p.m. on Weekends
Fee: Park entrance fee weekends and holidays only, train ticket $4 per person-more for special events. Kids 2 & younger ride FREE.
Allaire State Park
Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Note: Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting

July Every Wednesday through Sunday
GUIDED TOURS OF RINGWOOD MANOR
10am to 3pm (last tour begins at 3pm)
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
Note: Only 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.

July 4
Historic Building open for the holiday.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee, $2 per person for Flag Exhibition
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Note: Flag Exhibition-Chapel

Early American Ice Creams, Open House, Stone Barn Woodworking shop, and Kitchen Garden
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Johnson Ferry House
(609) 737-2515
Note: Ice Cream making Demonstration and some "hands on" with samples available

Reading of the Declaration of Independence
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Washington Crossing State Park
Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
Note: ADA accessible.  Listen to a reading of the Declaration of Independence followed by a Musket Firing demonstration

20th ANNUAL INDEPNDENCE DAY CELEBRATION & DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE READING AT RINGWOOD MANOR
Ringwood State Park
11am-4pm; Reading of Declaration of Independence takes place at 2:30pm
No fee for event, $5 per car in-state, $7 per car out-of-state parking fee to enter park between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
(973) 962-2240
The annual 4th of July event will feature a traditional dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence from the Manor’s front porch and other period reenactments such as games, sutlers, militias, reenactors, crafts and more to celebrate the 243rd anniversary of American independence. Ringwood Manor will be open for self-guided tours from 10am to 1:30pm (entrance fee applies). Visit our website for all the details of the day’s events: www.ringwoodmanor.org Sponsored by the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society

July 5

Family Nature Program: Monument Scavenger Hunt
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Fee: $5.00 Parking Fee for NJ residents. $10 Parking Fee for out-of-state visitors
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Join us Friday mornings for family-friendly nature activities suitable for all ages. This week come to the top of the mountain and explore the things that make the highest point of New Jersey special while completing a scavenger hunt.  Meet at the stairs to the Monument plaza. Bring a lunch and spend the day – have a picnic, play at the playgrounds, take a swim at the beach, or go for a walk!  Fee: $10/car Parking Fee for NJ residents. $20/car Parking Fee for out-of-state visitors. (There are no additional fees if you have a valid NJ State Park Pass: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/park_pass.html or a current Camping Permit.)

Historic Building open for the holiday.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee, $2 per person for Flag Exhibition
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Note: Flag Exhibition-Chapel

July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28

LONG POND IRONWORKS MUSEUM AND VISITOR CENTER
9:00am-4pm
Fee: Donations welcome
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
973-657-1688
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks
Note: ADA accessible

July 6

Sawmill lake Nature Walk
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Fee: None
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Join a park naturalist on a fun and informal 1.5 mile walk around Sawmill Lake to learn about the plants and animals that call the lake home. Meet at the Sawmill Boat Launch. Suitable for adults and kids ages five and up. (Younger children are welcome if they're good walkers or can be carried.)

Night Hike
8:30 p.m.
Fee: $2.00 per person. Exact change please. Advanced registration required
Washington Crossing State Park
Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
Note: Not ADA accessible. Ages 9 yrs. To adult. Explore the park in the dark on this guided nocturnal walk and campfire. Bring a flashlight. Advanced registration required. Note: Main park entrance will be closed.  Call for alternate access directions and registration

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

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee and $1 per person on weekends and Holiday from
May 25 to September 2
Washington Crossing State Park
Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
Note:  ADA accessible.  Join a Park Historian for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing

Patriotic Food & Spirits Festival
11 a.m. to dusk.
Fee: Pre-registration via Eventbrite: Adults: $8.00, Child 2-12: $4.00, Under 2: Free.
Day of Event: Adults: $12.00, Child 2-12: $8.00, Under 2: Free.
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Note:  A Special Patriotic celebration that will feature an antique flag exhibit, live music, food, craft vendors and more

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!

July 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28

HISTORIC CARRIAGE BARN EXHIBIT OPEN
11am to 4pm
Fee: None to enter carriage barn exhibit
$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
ADA accessible: Yes
Enjoy our newly opened carriage barn exhibit at Ringwood Manor! Visitors can walk through a restored portion of the historic building and view three original carriages along with equestrian equipment of the Hewitt family. Interpretive panels allow for a self-guided tour. Staff is on hand to answer questions. 

July 7

Historic Building open for the holiday.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee, $2 per person for Flag Exhibition
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Note: Flag Exhibition-Chapel

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.

July 10

Wednesday Wander
10 a.m. to 11a.m.
FREE, Pre-registration Required
Voorhees State Park
(908) 638-8572
sprucerun@dep.nj.gov
Note: Children ages 3-6 with an Adult. Get to know Voorhees State Park while we take a walk in the great outdoors. Each week we will focus on a different nature topic. We will use our five senses to learn about trees, leaves, birds, animal tracks and more. Dress to be outdoors. Spaces are limited, pre-registration required

July 11

Thursday Trekkers: Life and Fuller Trails
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Fee: $5 Donation appreciated
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Join April Oleksy a volunteer from the Friends of High Point State Park for a hike on the Life and Fuller trails. This is an easy to moderate loop with variable trail surfaces. The Life trail was once part of the Fuller family farm which was located here in the 1800's and early 1900's. It was later incorporated into a Girl Scout camp and was part of the first camp in the state for blind children. The Fuller trail was once used by the Fuller family to travel from their farm to the cedar shake mill that they operated where Sawmill Lake is today.  Each trail on the hike is about a mile long one way. We will enjoy the woods and decide if we would like to add additional trails as we go. Please bring water and feel free to bring a picnic lunch and join April after the hike. Hike may be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Meet at the Winter Trails Parking Area off Park Ridge Road.
Sponsor: Friends of High Point State Park
Note: For more information go to www.friendsofhighpointstatepark.org

Yoga on the Mountain
6:30 to 7:45 PM
Fee: $5 donation recommended
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Come enjoy the view while relaxing your mind and body. All levels of experience are welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat and water. Walk-ins are welcome. However, registration is suggested so that we may contact you in the event a class is canceled. To register, please call 973-702-0488.
Sponsor: Friends of High Point State Park
Note: For more information go to www.friendsofhighpointstatepark.org

July 12

Family Nature Program: Insect Safari
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Fee: $5.00 Parking Fee for NJ residents. $10 Parking Fee for out-of-state visitors
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Join us Friday mornings for family-friendly nature activities suitable for all ages. This week, we’ll cover the basics about bugs, and then will use large nets to see what critters we can find.  Bring a lunch and spend the day – have a picnic, play at the playgrounds, take a swim at the beach, or go for a walk!  Meet at the Interpretive Center. Fee: $5.00 Parking Fee for NJ residents. $10 Parking Fee for out-of-state visitors. (There are no additional fees if you have a valid NJ State Park Pass: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/park_pass.html or a current Camping Permit.)

PUBLIC WALKING TOURS
12 Noon & 2pm
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.

July 13

Dragonfly Talk
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Fee: None
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Did you know that Sussex County is home to more than 200 species of dragon and damselfies? Join us at the Sawmill Dam/Boat Launch to learn a bit about these fascinating aerialists and about insect anatomy and life cycles in general. Suitable for all ages.

Sawmill lake Nature Walk
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Fee: None
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Join a park naturalist on a fun and informal 1.5 mile walk around Sawmill Lake to learn about the plants and animals that call the lake home. Meet at the Sawmill Boat Launch. Suitable for adults and kids ages five and up. (Younger children are welcome if they're good walkers or can be carried.)

Lusscroft Day
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fee:  Donation requested
High Point State Park, Lusscroft Farm
Lusscroftfarm.org
Vendors, equine related events, barn sale, displays, Photography display at Lusscroft Farm

Lenape/Munsee – Their Culture and Achievements educational presentation
1:00 PM
Fee:  Donation requested
High Point State Park, Lusscroft Farm
Lusscroftfarm.org
Presented by Dr. Robin Hill Chandler

Concert on the Beach: Joe Rocco and the Burn Barrel Band
6:00 to 8:00 PM
Fee: Donation Appreciated
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
The Friends of High Point State Park invite you to join them for an evening of music in the park. Bring your family and friends up the mountain for a day of fun, and then stay for a fabulous concert on the beach. Spread a blanket out on the grass and enjoy a picnic supper. Dance barefooted in the sand. Summer nights were made for music under the setting sun! All concerts take place by the beach at Lake Marcia. In the event of rain, they will take place in the Interpretive Center. Free, but donations of $5 or more per adult appreciated. Proceeds support Concerts on the Beach and other Friends of High Point State Park programs.
Sponsor: Friends of High Point State Park
Note: For more information go to www.friendsofhighpointstatepark.org

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee and $1 per person on weekends and Holiday from
May 25 to September 2
Washington Crossing State Park
Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
Note:  ADA accessible.  Join a Park Historian for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing

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

Summer Flea Market
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Vendor spaces: $30 pre-registration, $35 registration 2 days prior to event
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Note: Hunt for hidden treasures amid furniture, books, art work, bottles, knick knacks & so much more! Partially ADA accessible. Rain date July 14.

Raspberry Ramble
10 a.m. to NOON
Fee: park entrance fee; pre-registration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area
South Parking Lot
(908) 236 -6355
Note: Call them wineberries or raspberries. Either way they are delicious, and with an assist from the weather, we’ll have lots of them.  Bring a big plastic container

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!

July 14

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

Kayak Eco Tours on Cheesequake Creek
9 a.m.
Fee: $ 20.00 per person. Registration opens in April. Call for additional details
Cheesequake State Park
(732) 566-3208
Note: Call ahead for details and registration. 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

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.

July 17

Wednesday Wander
10 a.m. to 11a.m.
FREE, Pre-registration Required
Voorhees State Park
(908) 638-8572
sprucerun@dep.nj.gov
Note: Children ages 3-6 with an Adult. Get to know Voorhees State Park while we take a walk in the great outdoors. Each week we will focus on a different nature topic. We will use our five senses to learn about trees, leaves, birds, animal tracks and more. Dress to be outdoors. Spaces are limited, pre-registration required.

July 19

Family Nature Program: Stone Soup
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Fee: $5.00 Parking Fee for NJ residents. $10 Parking Fee for out-of-state visitors
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Join us Friday mornings for family-friendly nature activities suitable for all ages. This week we’ll read the classic story “Stone Soup,” learn about rocks, and make some “soup” too! Bring a lunch and spend the day – have a picnic, play at the playgrounds, take a swim at the beach, or go for a walk!  Meet at the Interpretive Center. Fee: $5.00 Parking Fee for NJ residents. $10 Parking Fee for out-of-state visitors. (There are no additional fees if you have a valid NJ State Park Pass: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/park_pass.html or a current Camping Permit.)

July 20

A to Z Nature Walk
10:00 AM to 10:3 AM
Fee: None
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Meet a park naturalist at the Sawmill Lake Boat Launch and explore the edges of the lake, dam, and stream to see if you can find something in nature that starts with every letter of the alphabet. “T” is for Tadpole…what will you find for “Z”? If you want to keep searching, you can also join us for the walk around the lake that begins at 10:30! Suitable for all ages.


Sawmill lake Nature Walk
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Fee: None
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Join a park naturalist on a fun and informal 1.5 mile walk around Sawmill Lake to learn about the plants and animals that call the lake home. Meet at the Sawmill Boat Launch. Suitable for adults and kids ages five and up. (Younger children are welcome if they're good walkers or can be carried.)

Sunset Hike on the Appalachian Trail
7:00 to 9:30 PM
Fee: $3 per person or $5 per family
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
For adults and families with children age 10 and up. Come hike a 1-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail to an observation platform where we’ll watch the sun set in the west. While not long, this hike is moderately strenuous with some steep portions and a rocky, uneven trail surface. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are a must, and you might want to bring water and a snack to enjoy as you watch the sunset. We’ll return to our cars by moonlight via an easier route. Registration is required by 5:00 PM the day of the hike. Please call 973-875-1471 to register or email highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov.  Inclement weather may cancel this hike. Fee: $3 per person or $5 per family.

Family Nature Walk at Voorhees State Park
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $5.00 per family, includes 1 Nature Activity Journal, $3.00 for each additional book. Pre-registration Required
Voorhees State Park
Meet at Hoppock Grove
(908) 638-8572
sprucerun@dep.nj.gov
Note: Families. We will explore the forest in Voorhees State Park, when we take a hike on the trails. Each family will receive one Nature Activity Journal. Dress to be outdoors. Spaces are limited, pre-registration required

Songs and Stories of the American Revolution
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Washington Crossing State Park
Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
Note: ADA accessible.  Using rousing period songs and stories Matthew Dodd will take you back to the days of the American Revolution.

Ducky Derby
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village Mill Pond
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Note: Enter your rubber ducks in the race of the year! Children’s ducks race all day to find the fastest duck. Winners of each race get a prize & the fastest duck of all wins grand prize! Kids get to fish for ducks in our mill pond for prizes. Corporate & adult ducks race as well for the Prize Package for each race. See www.allairevillage.org for more info. Rain date - July 27

Astronomy Presentation and Telescope Viewing
A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing. (Live presentation) - Alan Witzgal (Board member of NJAA and the AAI)

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

Kayak Eco Tours on Cheesequake Creek
9 a.m.
Fee: $ 20.00 per person. Registration opens in April. Call for additional details
Cheesequake State Park
(732) 566-3208
Note: Call ahead for details and registration. 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

FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
11am-6pm
Fee: Admission - $5 Children under 5 are free. No pets please.
Ringwood State Park, The Hermitage Museum
201-445-8311x102
The Hermitage Museum is holding their Annual Food Truck Festival.
There will be a large variety of delicious foods available from over 14 trucks.
Explore different cuisines or keep it simple. It’s your choice!
Craft beer, live bands and fun activities for the kids will also be part of the day’s offerings.  Bring a blanket or a chair and picnic the day away on our beautiful property while listening to live performances by local bands.  Come join us for great food and drink, terrific music and a spectacular day at The Hermitage.

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!

July 21

Crab Time Racing
1 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Cheesequake State Park
Bathhouse Pavilion
(732) 566-3208
Note: Learn about the Fiddle Crabs that inhabit the park.  Participate in Fiddle Crab races. All ages

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

Pond Study
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
FREE, Advanced registration required
Washington Crossing State Park
Meet at the park pond on Brickyard Rd (call for directions)
(609) 737-0609
Note: All ages.  Sample the pond with nets for a variety of aquatic organisms.

Lost in the Woods – Staying Alive.
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Fee: park entrance fee; pre-registration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area
South Parking Lot
(908) 236 -6355 in the forest
Note: Knowing what to do and what not to do in the woods can make being lost less scary and dangerous. While geared for kids of all ages, adults are welcome

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.

July 26

Family Nature Program: Art in Nature
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Fee: $5.00 Parking Fee for NJ residents. $10 Parking Fee for out-of-state visitors
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Join us Friday mornings for family-friendly nature activities suitable for all ages. This week, we’ll get crafty and use natural materials to make works of art. Color with flowers, print with leaves, and more! Bring a lunch and spend the day – have a picnic, play at the playgrounds, take a swim at the beach, or go for a walk!  Meet at the Interpretive Center. Fee: $5.00 Parking Fee for NJ residents. $10 Parking Fee for out-of-state visitors. (There are no additional fees if you have a valid NJ State Park Pass: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/park_pass.html or a current Camping Permit.)

July 27

Sawmill lake Nature Walk

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Fee: None
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Join a park naturalist on a fun and informal 1.5 mile walk around Sawmill Lake to learn about the plants and animals that call the lake home. Meet at the Sawmill Boat Launch. Suitable for adults and kids ages five and up. (Younger children are welcome if they're good walkers or can be carried.)

Moth Night
8:00 to 10:00 PM
Fee: None
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Join moth enthusiasts Don and Donna Traylor and Glenn and Eileen Mahler, to discover the many moths that inhabit the woods and fields. Witness the colors, patterns, and variety of these nocturnal insects. We’ll begin with a short talk indoors and will the head outside. Special lights will be used to attract the moths to a view area. All ages welcome! Meet at the Park Office on Route 23.

History of Astronomy  (Webinar presentation) - Dr Alan Hirshfeld (Professor of Physics/Director of UMass Dartmouth Observatory; author of numerous books on the history of astronomical research)
8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
FREE
Voorhees State Park
NJAA Observatory
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Society
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org

Kayak Eco Tours on Cheesequake Creek
9 a.m.
Fee: $ 20.00 per person. Registration opens in April. Call for additional details
Cheesequake State Park
(732) 566-3208
Note: Call ahead for details and registration. 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

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!

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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