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April
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.  

Historic Batsto Mansion Tours
Please call for schedule
Fee: $3 adults, $1 children ages 6 to 11, children under 6 free
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024
Purchase tickets at the Batsto Visitor Center

April 1
Easter Sunrise Service
6 to 7 a.m.
FREE
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village Chapel (if indoors) or Gazebo (if outdoors)
Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
(732) 919-3500
ADA accessible, park gates opens at 5:30 a.m.

Easter Express
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: Tickets $5 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Share a ride on the train with the Easter Bunny! Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

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

Walking Tour of the Battlefield
1:30 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Meet at the Visitor Center
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor:  Friends of Monmouth Battlefield State Park
ADA accessible in the Visitor Center and at the Craig House. Craig House opens for the season (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

Easter Egg Hunt with Pemberton Recreation
1 p.m.
Whitesbog Historic Village
Sponsor: Whitesbog Village
(609) 893-4646
www.whitesbog.org

April 3
Owls Over the Delaware
7:30 to 9 p.m.
FREE
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Prallsville Mills (33 Risler Street, Stockton 08559)
Delaware River Mill Society
(609) 397- 3586
info@prallsvillemills.org 
Owls fascinate birders the most. Being nocturnal, a cloak of darkness surrounds them with mysteries. Throughout the year, 8 species of owls can call Hunterdon County home. Come out and join the Chief Park Naturalist Tom Sheppard of the Hunterdon County Parks Department on a program about the many owls that make Hunterdon their home. You will learn about the needs of these owls, tips on how to know if they are in your area and calls that they make. A mount and other artifacts will be on display

April 4
Wednesday Walkers
9 to 10 a.m.
FREE
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults. Celebrate “National Walking Day” by stretching your legs, socializing, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers. Complimentary tea, coffee, and light refreshments served afterwards.

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 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.

April 5
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 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.

April 6
Friday Night Frog Hike
7 p.m.
Fee: $3 per person
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159

Spring Scavenger Hunt
1 to 3 p.m.
FREE
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
Team up with friends or go it alone and search High Point State Park for natural and historic artifacts. Come to the Interpretive Center to pick up a scavenger hunt then head out and explore the park. Suitable for all ages ・ this scavenger hunt can be as difficult or easy as you make it羊esourcefulness and creativity count! For more information, email highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov.

Beginner Yoga
5 to 6 p.m.
Fee: $10 pre-registration, $15 day of/walk in
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For tees and adults. Wind down your busy week with Hatha yoga. This class will help you develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy postures, and breathing techniques. Yoga mats & props provided.

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 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.

April 7
2018 Opening Day Celebration
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FEE: $5 per adult, $3 for 6-12 yrs. & under 5 FREE.
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Historic Homes & Village Craft shops are open for 2018 Season. Historic Village is open for tours & craft demonstrations & other 19th century activities

Spring Lantern Tours
7 to 9 p.m.
FEE: $15 per person. Purchase tickets online at www.allairevillage.org
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Step back in time & experience industrial community life of the 1830’s.

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
FEE: tickets $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
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

Video - Living with Fire
10 a.m.
FREE
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Produced by the NJ Forest Fire Service, this half hour video shows the historic impact of forest fires on the Pine Barrens and methods used to prevent and combat wildfires.  Video plays in Village Interpretive Center Display Room.  Limited seating.

A Walk-Through History
10 a.m.
FREE, pre-registration required
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Alexander Road Parking Lot
Delaware and Raritan Canal Watch
(570) 234-9945 – Frank Allen
fallen1947@yahoo.com
Partial ADA accessible. Join us for 2.6 miles on the D&R Canal towpath from Port Mercer to Alexander Road

Civil War Trust Parks Day
9 to 3 p.m.
FREE
Fort Mott State Park
Sponsor: The Civil War Trust & Fort Mott State Park
(856) 935-3218

Out of an Egg
1:30 to 3 p.m.
Fee: $3 per person or $5 per family
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
For families with children ages 5 to 8. Please email highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov or call 973-875-1471 to register. Come learn about the different kinds of eggs and the critters that hatch from them. Perform a few simple eggsperiments and make an egghead to take home!

Hike to Happy Hour: Angry Erik Brewing
4:30 to 7 p.m.
Fee: $5 (beverages additional); pre-registration required
Warbasse Junction Rd. parking area
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
For ages 21 & over. Celebrate “National Beer Day” with a leisurely 3-mile round-trip hike to enjoy happy hour snacks and beverages (optional) at our midway pit-stop.

Friends of Liberty State Park Salt Marsh Clean Up
9 a.m. to Noon
FREE
Liberty State Park
Sponsor: Friends of Liberty State Park
(201) 792-1993
pesinliberty@earthlink.net
Volunteers are needed to help clean up the Richard J. Sullivan Natural Area. Come to Liberty State Park and get your hands dirty picking up debris which has come in with the tides. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Parking is available in the lot next to the Park Office located at 200 Morris Pesin Drive.

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

Yard Sale/Flea Market
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fee: 415 per 10x10 space
Parvin State Park (Danna Trail Head)
Sponsor: Parvin State Park Appreciation Committee, Inc.
(856) 981-6100

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 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.

Round Valley's Rocks
10 a.m. to noon
Fee: $3 for ages 12 and up; $1 for children ages 6 to 11; children under 5 are free; pre-registration recomended
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Parking Lot
(908) 236-6355
What makes RVRA's geology special?  Some of our rocks are as old as the Appalachians, while others are spry and only half that age. See both and watch our compass needle spin at our abandoned iron mine

Pine Board Birdhouses
1 p.m.
Fee: $7 per house (exact change please). Advanced registration required
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
ADA accessible. Build a birdhouse out of common pine that will accommodate a variety of backyard cavity-nesting birds. Bring your own hammer.

Work Day
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FREE
Whitebog Historic Village
Sponsor: Whitebog Village
(609) 893-4646
www.whitesbog.org
Come out and join our volunteers in outdoor or indoor projects in the village. You can choose from helping to clear trails and garden paths or helping to organize our office cottage supplies for events! Both get you lunch in the General Store classroom and time to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings!

Whitesbog Village Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $5 person
Whitesbog Historic Village
Sponsor: Whitesbog Village
(609) 893-4646
www.whitesbog.org
Stroll the Historic Village, learn about Whitesbog’s role in history and visit Suningive, the worker’s cottage and other museums & buildings that speak to Whitesbog’s heritage.

Bounties of Nature - (Gallery Opening)
Noon to 4 p.m.
FREE
Whitesbog Historic Village
Sponsor: Whitesbog Village
(609) 893-4646
www.whitesbog.org
Join us for a Whitesbog Gallery exhibit that portrays the beauty of gardens, bounties of nature and the rewards of working farm life. Spring is the perfect time to highlight the beginning of the growing season and the warming of the earth. Show will run through May 27. Drop offs must be received by March 24.

Harvesting Stories Mini-Screening and Oral History Interviews at Pemberton Community Library
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE
Whitesbog Historic Village
Sponsor: Whitesbog Village
(609) 893-4646
www.whitesbog.org
Whitesbog is interviewing community members to collect their local memories: cranberry or blueberry farming and harvesting, Whitesbog Village, Browns Mills, the Pinelands, stop in to share a story, open to all, watch some of the interviews already created. Tell a friend, bring a family member! Share a picture, item or story!

April 8
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
FEE: tickets $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
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

Blue Trail Hike
1 p.m.
FREE, ages 6 and up
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
Gather at the Nature Center 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
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks
(973) 657-1688
ADA accessible

Driving tour of the battlefield area east of Freehold
1:30 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Meet at the Visitor Center
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor:  The Friends of Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Visit the important seldom seen areas of the morning portion of the battle, the east Morass and Briar Hill.  Use your own vehicle

Audubon: Birding for Beginners
1 p.m.
FREE
Ringwood State Park, NJ State Botanical GArden, Carriage House
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
Don Torino of the Bergen County Audubon Society offers an indoor introduction to birding, followed by a walk in the Gardens to look for some of our avian friends (weather permitting). Great for youngsters and the young at heart! We suggest wearing sturdy shoes, dressing for the weather conditions, and bringing bug spray and sun block, if needed. Meet at the Carriage House. Rain or snow cancels.

April 11
Wednesday Walkers
9 to 10 a.m.
FREE
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults. Celebrate spring by stretching your legs, socializing, and soaking in the beauty of the park on this 2.5-mile walk. Complimentary tea, coffee, and light refreshments served afterwards.

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 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.

April 12
Fledgling Naturalists
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Fee: $5 per adult/child pair; $2 for addtional siblings age 2 to 5
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
For 2.5 to 5 year olds and an adult partner. Fledgling Naturalist programs are designed to encourage young children痴 curiosity, engaging them hands-on in the natural world through seasonally-themed activities, stories, games, and crafts. New this year: Arrive any time between 1:00 and 1:30 for free play (outdoors if the weather is nice, indoors if it isn't) and coffee. Story time and the rest of the program begins at 1:30. To register, email highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov or call the Interpretive Center at 973-875-1471. Registration is required by 4:00 PM the day before the program.

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 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.

April 13
Friday Night Frog Hike
7 p.m.
Fee: $3 person
Cape May Point State Park
ADA accessible

Fledgling Naturalists
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $5 per adult/child pair; $2 for addtional siblings age 2 to 5
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
For 2.5 to 5 year olds and an adult partner. Fledgling Naturalist programs are designed to encourage young children痴 curiosity, engaging them hands-on in the natural world through seasonally-themed activities, stories, games, and crafts. New this year: Arrive any time between 1:00 and 1:30 for free play (outdoors if the weather is nice, indoors if it isn't) and coffee. Story time and the rest of the program begins at 1:30. To register, email highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov or call the Interpretive Center at 973-875-1471. Registration is required by 4:00 PM the day before the program.

Friday the 13th: Hiking, History & Horrors
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fee: $10 (lunch additional); pre-registration required
Meet at the East Crisman Rd./Paulinskill Valley Trail parking area
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
For adults. Scare up some fun as we follow the trail of “Jason Voorhees” into Blairstown for this classic horror film celebration. The 3-mile round-trip walk includes a visit to the museum and famous Blairstown Diner, an historic tour of the town, and time for lunch.

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 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.

Shinrin Yoku Walk
10 a.m. to noon
Whitesbog members $10 per walk or $25 for 3 walks, Non-members $20 per walk or $45 for 3 walks
Whitesbog Historic Village
Sponsor: Whitesbog Village
(609) 893-4646
www.whitesbog.org
Shinrin Yoku Guided Meditation Walk in Nature with Roni Detrick, this guided nature connection walk incorporates the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which translates as “forest bathing” or “nature immersion”. This practice reduces stress and promotes health and wellbeing through contact with nature using sensory awareness and mindfulness activities. Shinrin-Yoku walks have been shown to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, elevate mood, boost the immune system and improve sleep. Gather for the walk at the General Store across from the parking lot. Wear appropriate attire for weather. This is one in a series of three Spring walks.

Whitesbog Landscape and Historic Village Photography Workshop
6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Call for Fee
Whitesbog Historic Village
Photograph and Learn at this unique Pinelands landmark with award winning photographer, Richard Lewis. Whitesbog was an early 20th-century agricultural community. In the early 1900s, it was the largest cranberry farm in New Jersey, and nationally known as the leader in the cranberry industry. It was also where the blueberry was cultivated by Elizabeth White. Whitesbog is now part of Brendan T. Byrne State Forest and includes a historic village and the surrounding 3,000 acres of beautiful Pine Barrens bogs and forests.
We will start our day photographing the sunrise from those beautiful bogs and continue throughout the morning. Afterwards we will photograph some of the buildings including some of the abandoned and historic buildings in Whitesbog Village, including several that are off limits to the public. Our day will also include some classroom instruction and review of the images we made.
For more information and to  register, visit https://richardlewisphotography.com/richard-lewis-photography-workshops/whitesbog-unlimited/ or email rich@richardlewisphotography.com

April 14
Early Spring Flea Market
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $1 Adults, children under 12yrs FREE
Vendor spaces: $30 pre-registration, $35 registration the week of event
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Enjoy a day of bargains, treasures, artwork & more. Rain Date April 15.

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: tickets $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
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting

Abbott Marshlands Walk Along the D&R Canal
10 a.m.
FREE, pre-registration required
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Riverline Light Rail Station, Bordentown, 100 West Park Street
Delaware and Raritan Canal Watch
(201) 401-3121 – Bob Barth
bbarth@att.net
Partial ADA accessible.  The Abbott Marshlands are a place where sky and land meet tidal waters. Where if you listen, with imagination, you can hear Lenape children playing, mule tenders guiding their boats through the locks of the D&R Canal, or even the French accent of royalty fleeing disaster in Europe.  Meet at the Riverline Light Rail Station parking lot in Bordentown for this 3 hour walk into history

Smokey Bear
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
FREE; donations appreciated
High Ponit State Park
(973) 875-1471
Sponsor: Friends of High Point State Park
www.friendsofhighpointstatepark.org
Come have fun learning about Smokey Bear. The program will include a story, crafts, games, and snack. All ages are welcome. Meet in the Interpretive Center.

Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) Walk
9 to 11 a.m.
Fee: $10; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults. Experience the health benefits of “forest bathing” right here in the tranquil woods of KVSP. This slow-paced, 1-mile guided walk will cultivate sensory awareness, reduce stress, and facilitate a deeper connection with nature.

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

Trail Hike
10 a.m.
FREE
Waterloo Rd./Sussex Branch Trail parking area
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
(973) 786-5768
Hike a scenic and tranquil rail-trail while learning about the history of the railroads that used to transport passengers, agricultural products, and iron ore through Sussex County.

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

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

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 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.

Beginners' Fly Fishing Clinic
10 a.m. to noon
Fee: $10 per person, limited to 20 people
Ringwood State Park, Ringwood Manor
(973) 962-2240
Have you ever wanted to learn how to fly fish? Now is your chance! Experienced fly fishermen from the historic Windbeam Fly Fishing Club will teach you how to cast, what equipment to use, and how to tie flies to catch that big trout! Learn on the historic Ringwood River, the same spot noted outdoorsman and fisherman Edward Ringwood Hewitt did over 130 years ago! Advanced registration and payment required. Please email RingwoodManorTours@gmail.com to register and for payment information.

Geology Walk
10 a.m. to Noon
FREE, pre-registration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Parking Lot
(908) 236 - 6355
Because Round Valley includes geology from both the Highlands and the Piedmont regions, the Park has formations ranging in age from over a billion to half a million years old. We’ll look at the rocks and include a visit to our abandoned iron mine

Astronomy Presentation and Starwatch
7:30 to 10 p.m.
FREE
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Historic Village
(6090 567-4559
Sponsor: The West Jersey Astronomical Society

April 15
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: tickets $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
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

A Revolutionary Tea: An 18th Century Tea Experience
2 to 3 p.m.
FREE
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Prallsville Mills (33 Risler Street, Stockton 08559)
Delaware River Mill Society
(609) 397-3586
info@prallsvillemills.org
Why was tea so important in the lives of 18th-century people that fashion-conscious families posed for portraits with their tea sets? Did Great Britain lose her American Colonies over “the cup that cheers?” Find out from Stacy Roth (History on the Hoof) in this unusual costumed presentation of tea lore, history, songs, poetry, living history display and demonstration

7th Annual Vernal Pool Exploration
2 to 3 p.m.
FREE; donations apprecaited
Lusscroft Farm
(973) 875-4800 (High Point Park Office)
Sponsor: heritage and Agriculture Association
www.lusscroftfarm.org

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

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 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.

Family Woodland Walk
1 p.m.
FREE
Ringwood State Park, NJ State Botanical Garden
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
Rain or snow cancels. Join NJBG hike leaders on an easy, child-friendly hike in the Garden's woodlands. Learn a bit about the plants, animals, and geology around you in a hike designed to fit the group. Smaller children may need to be carried. Wear sturdy shoes, meet at the Carriage House Visitor Center.

Geocache the Park
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $2/person advanced registration required
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
(pre-teen – adult (pre-teen – adult).  Participants will learn how to obtain information and hints from the Geocaching.com website, on the location of about a dozen geocache sites in the park. They will then use handheld GPS devices to go out and find as many caches as possible. Once a cache is found, participants typically will sign in on the log contained within and then take an object from the cache box after leaving a trinket for subsequent geocachers. Participants should bring a pocket full of trinkets to exchange when they locate caches. Trinkets can include small toys and balls, plastic jewelry, pens, pencils, scratch pads, patches, action figures, coins, etc. A limited number of GPS navigation devices will be made available to participants.

April 17
Tuesday Tykes
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
FREE, pre-registration required. Spaces are limited
Spruce Run Recreation Area
(908) 638-8572
sprucerun@dep.nj.gov
ADA accessible. Children ages 3-6 with an Adult. Get to know Spruce Run Recreation Area while we take a walk in the great outdoors. Each week 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

April 18
Wednesday Walkers
9 to 10 a.m.
FREE
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults. Come to KVSP to stretch your legs, socialize, and soak in the spring scenery on this 2.5-mile walk. Complimentary tea, coffee, and light refreshments served afterwards.

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 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.

April 19
Registration Opens for Kayak Eco Tours on Cheesequake Creek
Fee: $20 per person, pre-registration required.
Cheesequake State Park
(732) 566-3208
Kayak Ecotours occur in May – August

Firemans Eddy Grassland Fields Walk
8 a.m.
FREE
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Firemans Eddy Field, Route 29, Titusville. Just north of the Golden Nugget Flea Market
Washington Crossing Audubon and D&R Canal State Park
(609) 921-8964
Note:  Partial ADA accessible. This section of the D&R Canal State Park is bounded by the Canal on one side and the Delaware River, separated by two large fields being restored as grassland/meadows. The combination of wooded riparian habitat, edge habitat and meadows mean that a large variety of birds can potentially be seen here, including early warblers, swallows, bluebirds, grassland sparrows, raptors and wood ducks.

Early Bird Breakfast Club
8:30 to 11 a.m.
FREE; breakfast additional (cash only); pre-registration required
Meet at the Warbasse Junction trailhead parking area
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
For adults. Have an appetite for the outdoors? Celebrate spring with a 2.5-mile round-trip walk along the historic Sussex Branch Trail and breakfast at the Millside Café in Lafayette.

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 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.


April 20
Friday Night Frog Hike
7 p.m.
Fee: $3 per person
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159

Guided Cedar Bog Walk
1 to 3:30 p.m.
FREE
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
Explore High Point’s unique cedar bog on an easy two-mile hike with the park naturalist. We'll be on the lookout for early woodland wildflowers and for some of the elusive migrating birds that hide in the dense foliage. Meet at the Cedar Swamp trailhead located at the dead end in the Cedar Swamp picnic area. Suitable for all ages.

Beginner Yoga
5 to 6 p.m.
Fee: $10 pre-registration; $15 day-of/walk-in
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For teens & adults. Wind down your busy week with Hatha yoga. This class will help you develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy postures, and breathing techniques. Yoga mats & props provided.

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 Sttae Park
(973) 962-2240
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.

April 21
4 Paws Sake Family Fun Fest
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FEE: $3 per person, 5 yrs. and under FREE
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-2371
Bring your dog to this event. Entertainment, games, food trucks, info on pet adoptions, pet costume contest, silent auction & more.

Spring Tea Party
Call for times
Fee: $20 per person, pre-registration required
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Call Kathy for time & tickets @ (732) 796-4847

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: tickets $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
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

Dog Walk
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome; pre-reigstration required, limit 15 dogs
Bass River State Forest
(609) 296-6574 (trip leader)
Dog not required to attend hike! Moderate-paced hike, 3 to 5 miles, bring drink and lunch, severe weather cancels.

Earth Day Yoga on the Mountain
10 to 11:15 a.m.
Fee: $5 donation recommended
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
Sponsor: Friends of High Point State Park
(973) 702-0488
www.friendsofhighpointstatepark.org
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.

Earth Day Meditation
11:30 a.m. to noon
Fee: $2 donation appreciated
High Point State Park
Sponsor: Friends of High Point State Park
(973) 702-0488
www.friendsofhighpointstatepark.org
Gently restore your body and mind while connecting with nature on Earth Day. Some time will be spent outside doing a short walking meditation, if the weather cooperates. It will also include guided breathing/visualization, and sound meditation. The meditation will be held inside if there is bad weather. All levels are welcome.

Woodland Wildflower Walk
10:30 a.m. to noon
FREE
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
Adults and families with children age seven and up. Join the Park Naturalist for an easy 1.5 mile walk around Sawmill Lake in search of delicate woodland wildflowers and other signs of spring. Please note: portions of the trail may be muddy. Meet at the Sawmill Lake Boat Launch.

Mrs. Goodfellow in Philadelphia
2 p.m.
FREE
Indian King Tavern Museum
Sponsor: Friends of the Indian King Tavern Museum
(856) 429-6792
Mrs. Goodfellow opened and operated the first baking school in the United States.

Good Deeds on Goodale
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FREE; (light lunch provided); pre-registration required
Meet in the outer parking lot at the KVSP entrance along Goodale Rd.
Kittatinny Valley State Park & Sustainable Andover
(973) 786-6445
For adults and children ages 10 & up. Beautify the planet by picking up litter along Goodale Road and be rewarded for your good deeds with a light lunch in Andover. Bags & gloves provided.

Trail Hike
10 a.m.
FREE
Starting at White Lake Rt. 521 parking area
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
(973) 786-5768
Hike a scenic and tranquil rail-trail while learning about the history of the railroads that used to transport passengers, agricultural products, and iron ore through Sussex and Warren County.

Hudson County Incinerator Authority - Earth Day 5K Run/Walk & Fair
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE
Liberty State Park, North Cove Field
Sponsor: Hudson County Improvement Authority
(201) 324-6222
Annual Earth Day Event featuring 5K run/walk starting time at 10 a.m., followed by fair 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. which includes stage entertainment, inflatable rides, strolling entertainment and exhibitors.

Earth Day Festival - Kids Kingdom and 5K
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE
Liberty State Park
Sponsor: Hudson County Improvement Authority
(201) 324-6222
www.hcia.org
Come on out to Liberty State Park for an all-day event featuring food, rides, giveaways, vendors and live entertainment. There will also be a 5K race and Walk for Liberty State Park. This event will be taking place on the North Cove Field on Audrey Zapp Drive. Parking is available in the Ferry Lot.

Earth Day Volunteer Beach Cleanup
9 to 11 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required
Liberty State Park
(201) 914-3400 ext. 202
LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov
Celebrate Earth Day by helping to keep Liberty State Park clean.  We will walk along the beach and clean-up any trash that has come ashore. Please dress to work outdoors, wear old shoes that can get wet and muddy, and bring work gloves if you have them. The program will begin at the Nature Interpretive Center on Freedom Way. Parking is available in the lot across the street from the building.

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

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 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.

Early Spring Wildflower Walk
1 p.m.
Fee: $5 donation
Ringwood State Park, NJ State Botanical Garden, Carriage House
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
Rain or snow cancels. Wear sturdy shoes. Spring is peeking out everywhere! Join Darlene Nowak in checking out the early bloomers in the woodlands of the Wildflower Garden! We suggest wearing sturdy shoes, dressing for the weather conditions, and bringing bug spray and sun block, if needed.

Historian's Hand-Pick Tour: Nooks, Closets, & Hidden Spaces
1:30 pm.
Fee: $10 per person; advance registration required
RingwoodManorTours@gmail.com
Ringwood State Park, Ringwood Manor
(973) 962-2240
Join Ringwood Manor historian, Sue Shutte, throughout the year as she hand-picks exclusive tours with a special focus. Ever wonder, "Is there anything inside those closets, furniture, and behind closed doors?" July's pick let's you discover the nooks, compartments, closets, & passages within Ringwood Manor! This includes exploring the furnishings, opening up doors & drawers to discover what’s inside! Advanced registration required. Tour limited to 20 people.

Build a Bluebird House
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $20.00 per family, pre-registration required. Spaces are limited
Spruce Run Recreation Area
(908) 638-8572
sprucerun@dep.nj.gov
Note: ADA accessible. Families. Joins us for a short discussion about bluebirds and then assemble a bird house to take home. Each family will get one pre-cut bluebird house to build. Bring a screwdriver and hammer if you have one. Payment is required by 2 pm Thursday, April 19 at the Spruce Run Recreation Area office (908) 638-8572.

Spring Lifestyles of the Local Native Americans
1:30 p.m.
FREE
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
ADA accessible. Jim Wade, former archivist and researcher with the N.J. State Museum will discuss primitive stone tool use by Native Americans in central New Jersey. Emphasis will be on the significance and importance of the Indian way of life during the spring season, focusing on the activities of community fish gathering, hunting and village life. The program will include a slide presentation and Native American artifacts will be on display.

Pinelands First Flowers Hike
10:30 a.m.
FREE
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Historic Village
(609) 567-4559
Guided hike, bring water and snacks.

April 22
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: tickets $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
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

Earth Day / Arbor Day Hike
10 a.m.
FREE, ages 6 and up
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
Meet at the Nature Center for an Earth Day Program.  The event will include a tree- planting and trail cleanup hike. Participants should bring gloves.

Video - Guardians of Barnegat Bay
10 a.m.
FREE
Double Trouble 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?  Celebrate Earth Day and watch this half hour video to become a Guardian of Barnegat Bay.  Video plays in Village Interpretive Center Display Room.  Limited seating.

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

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 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.

Earth Day
10 a.m. to noon
FREE; pre-registration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Parking Lot
(908) 236-6355
Discover Round Valley's animal and plant residents on a leisurely hike. Bring hand clippers and gloves, if you want, to help control some of the alien plants that don't belong here. Learn how to make your property bird and butterfly friendly, and get a free woodpecker feeder.

Earth Day Celebration at Wharton State Forest
Noon to 4 p.m.
FREE: $2 fee for images of the Pinelands Presentation
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Historic Village
(609) 567-4559
Nature talks and walks and other family fun activities.

Images of the Pinelands
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Fee: $2 admission
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Historic Village Auditorium
(609) 567-4559
Views of the New Jersey Pinelands

April 24
Tuesday Tykes
10 to 11 a.m.
FREE, pre-registration required. Spaces are limited
Spruce Run Recreation Area
(908) 638-8572
sprucerun@dep.nj.gov
ADA accessible. Children ages 3-6 with an Adult. Get to know Spruce Run Recreation Area 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

April 25
Wednesday Walk in the Woods
9 a.m.
FREE; donations are welcome
Bass River State Forest
(609) 296-6574 (trip leader)
Moderate-paced hike, 3 to 5 miles, bring drink and lunch, severe weather cancels.

Wednesday Walkers
10 to 11 a.m.
FREE
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults. Come to KVSP to stretch your legs, socialize, and soak in the spring scenery on this 2.5-mile walk. Complimentary tea, coffee, and light refreshments served afterwards.

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 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.

April 26
Fledgling Naturalists
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Fee: $5 per adult/child pair; $2 for addtional siblings age 2 to 5
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
For 2.5 to 5 year olds and an adult partner. Fledgling Naturalist programs are designed to encourage young children痴 curiosity, engaging them hands-on in the natural world through seasonally-themed activities, stories, games, and crafts. New this year: Arrive any time between 1:00 and 1:30 for free play (outdoors if the weather is nice, indoors if it isn't) and coffee. Story time and the rest of the program begins at 1:30. To register, email highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov or call the Interpretive Center at 973-875-1471. Registration is required by 4:00 PM the day before the program.

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 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.

April 27
Friday Night Frog Hike
7 p.m.
Fee: $3 person
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159

Fledgling Naturalists
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $5 per adult/child pair; $2 for addtional siblings age 2 to 5
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
For 2.5 to 5 year olds and an adult partner. Fledgling Naturalist programs are designed to encourage young children痴 curiosity, engaging them hands-on in the natural world through seasonally-themed activities, stories, games, and crafts. New this year: Arrive any time between 1:00 and 1:30 for free play (outdoors if the weather is nice, indoors if it isn't) and coffee. Story time and the rest of the program begins at 1:30. To register, email highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov or call the Interpretive Center at 973-875-1471. Registration is required by 4:00 PM the day before the program.

Trail Mix @ Six
6 to 7 p.m.
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For teens & adults. End the work week on a high note with an invigorating 3-mile hike to soak in the beauty of the park and socialize with friends

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 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.

April 28
Allaire BBQ & Brew Fest
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fee: $10 admission per person, under 18yrs FREE. Advanced registration Highly Recommended.  Can be purchased at www.allairevillage.org
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
While you enjoy the festival, explore the historic buildings, visit the craft shops, listen to music & enjoy some good barbecue with family & friend.

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: tickets $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
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

Lambertville Shad Fest
12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
FREE
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Downtown Lambertville
Sponsor: City of Lambertville and the Lambertville Chamber of Commerce
(609) 397-0055
info@glnhcc.org
ADA accessible.  Each year this 2-day festival highlights the region’s arts community, the City of Lambertville, the Delaware River, and of course, the area’s favorite fish, the Shad! The Shad Festival has evolved from a local art show into a nationally recognized award-winning event. Shad Fest features the area’s finest artists and crafters, great food and family entertainment. Don’t miss this annual family friendly event.

History Day - How Immigration and the Railroad Shaped our Towns
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $10 in advance, $15 day of evente
The Hermitage House
Sponsor: Friends of the Hermitage
(201) 445-8311 ext. 102
NW Bergen History Day:
John Fell House 475 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale, the Museum at the Station 176 Rock Road, Glen Rock, The Hermitage 335 N. Franklin Turnpike, HoHoKus, Mahwah Museum 201 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah, Van Allen House 3 Franklin Ave., Oakland, Old Stone House 538 Island Rd., Ramsey, Schoolhouse Museum 650 E. Glen Ave., Ridgewood, Hopper-Goetschius Museum 363 E. Saddle River Rd., Upper Saddle River Waldwick Signal Tower, 1 Bohnert Place, Waldwick, Zabriskie House 421 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff. Advance ticket sales for admission to all ten sites start on April 15. Adults can purchase a ticket in advance for $10 and receive free "Fun History” tickets for their children 12 and under to have stamped at each site. Advance tickets can be purchased through each of the Coalition's historical societies.  Tickets will be on sale at each of the sites on the day of the tour for $15 a person, children 12 and under free. 

Sunset Hike on the Appalachian Trail
6 to 830 p.m.
FREE
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov
Adults/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 the nearly-full moon rises in the eastern sky. 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. Inclement weather may cancel this program.

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

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 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.

Butterfly & Pollinator Garden Planting
1 to 3 p.m.
FREE
Ringwood State Park, NJ State Botanical Garden, Carriage Huse
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
Come help us plant a new butterfly garden at NJBG, filled with plants that attract many different pollinators. Sponsored by the Bergen County Audubon Society, this new garden area will be educational, environmentally friendly, and filled with flowers. Wear sturdy shoes, dress to garden, bring gloves if you have them. Meet at the Carriage House. Rain cancels.

Astronomy Presentation and Telescope Viewing. Secrets of the Optical Shop - Al Witzgall (NJAA Member)
8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
FREE
NJAA Observatory, Voorhees State Park
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Association
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org

Moonlight Walk
7 p.m.
Fee: $5 person; reservations requested
Whitesbog Historic Village
Sponsor: Whitesbog Village
(609) 893-4646
www.whitesbog.org
Listen to the night sounds of the Pines, learn about Whitesbog and experience the seasonal changes of the Pinelands. All walks are 3-5 miles in length, weather permitting and led by experienced leaders

April 29
Allaire BBQ & Brew Fest
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fee: $10 admission per person, under 18yrs FREE. Advanced registration Highly Recommended.  Can be purchased at www.allairevillage.org
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
While you enjoy the festival, explore the historic buildings, visit the craft shops, listen to music & enjoy some good barbecue with family & friend.

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: tickets $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
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

Mysterious Migration Hike
1 p.m.
FREE; ages 6 and up
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
The wonders of animal migration can be witnessed at the Park during our one-hour hike. Meet at the Nature Center to experience these magical events.

Lambertville Shad Fest
12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
FREE
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Downtown Lambertville
Sponsor: City of Lambertville and the Lambertville Chamber of Commerce
(609) 397-0055
info@glnhcc.org
ADA accessible.  Each year this 2-day festival highlights the region’s arts community, the City of Lambertville, the Delaware River, and of course, the area’s favorite fish, the Shad! The Shad Festival has evolved from a local art show into a nationally recognized award-winning event. Shad Fest features the area’s finest artists and crafters, great food and family entertainment. Don’t miss this annual family friendly event.

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

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 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.

Full Moon Bike Hike
8:15 p.m.
FREE, advanced registration required
Washington Crossing State Park, Nelson House
(609) 737-0609
(preteen – adult) Take a guided nighttime bicycle ride, by the light of the Flower Moon Moon, up the Delaware & Raritan Canal Towpath toward the Lambertville wing dam (approx. 13 miles round trip). Meet at the Nelson House parking lot. Bike, helmet and bike light required

 

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