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November
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. 

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

November 1
Batsto Mansion Tours
Please call ahead for current day's tour times
Fee: Adults $3, children ages 6 to 11 $1, children under 6 free
Batsto State Historic Site, Batsto Mansion
(609) 561-0024
Tickets can be purchased at the Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

Wednesday Walkers
9 to 10 a.m.
FREE
Kitatinny Valley State Park, Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults. Come to Kittinny to stretch your legs, breathe some fresh air and soak in the autumn scenery on this 2.5 mile walk. Complimentary coffee, tea, and light refreshments served afterwards.


November 2
Batsto Mansion Tours
Please call ahead for current day's tour times
Fee: Adults $3, children ages 6 to 11 $1, children under 6 free
Batsto State Historic Site, Batsto Mansion
(609) 561-0024
Tickets can be purchased at the Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024


L'il Tykes Autumn Hike
11 a.m. to noon
Fee: $ 3 adults, children under 6 free; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Visitor Cener
(973) 786-6445
For adults with children ages 5 and under. Share some time with your little ones in the Great Outdoors on this naturalist-guided 1 mile hike. Babies must be carried in a front or back pack. No strollers o rolder siblings please!


November 3
Stocking Stuffer Sale
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FREE
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sposor: Allaire Village Auxiliry
(732) 919-3500
ADA accessible

Batsto Mansion Tours
Please call ahead for current day's tour times
Fee: Adults $3, children ages 6 to 11 $1, children under 6 free
Batsto State Historic Site, Batsto Mansion
(609) 561-0024
Tickets can be purchased at the Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

Harvest Hike on the Ayers Trail
1 to 3 p.m.
FREE
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
For adults and children ages five and up. As autumn winds down, come for a naturalist-guided walk along the Ayers Trail. We'll travel between 1.5 and 2 easy miles, visiting the site of the Ayers farm which affords a glimpse into the past of the subsistence farms that were once scattered throughout the southern end of the park. We'll meet at the Park Office located on Route 23 and then drive to the trailhead together.

"Hike-to-Lunch" at Stonewood Tavern
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Fee: $5 adults (lunch additional); pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Sussex Branch Trail parking area, Waterloo Road
(973) 786-6445
For adults. Try something new and join us for a 4.5 mile round trip hike along the scenic Sussex Branch Trail A one-hour lunch stop to celebrate "National Sandwich Day" will offer optional refreshment midway through the trip.


November 4
Stocking Stuffer Sale
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FREE
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sposor: Allaire Village Auxiliry
(732) 919-3500
ADA accessible

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4 p.m.
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting. Tickets on sale for the Christmas Express with Santa.

Benefit Walk in Memory of Volunteer George Morgan
9 a.m. to noon
Fee: $5; pre-registration required
Bass River State Forest Office
(609) 296-6574 (hike leader)
Funds will be used to purchase plant identification markers for the pollinator garden that George helped establish at the forest office. 3 to 5 miles on flat ground, moderate pace. Bring drink and lunch, heavy rain cancels. Call hike leader for additional information.

Moonrise over the West Pine Plains
5 to 8:45 p.m.
FREE; pre-registration required (25 participants max)
Bass River State Forest
(609) 296-1114
A 6-mile hike through a globally rare community type with a stop along the way to view the moonrise. Participants must be at least 10 years of age. Service animals only are permitted. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes, bring water and snacks. There are no restrooms or drinking water available. Cancelled if thunderstorms in the area or heavy rain falling. Light rain or overcast skies will not cancel the hike. Meeting location is on NJ 72 in Woodland Twp., Burlington County, 10.3 miles east of the intersection with NJ 70 and 3.4 miles west of the intersection with Ocean County Road 539 near Coyle Field. Parking is along NJ 72 on south side of road.

Batsto Mansion Tours
Please call ahead for current day's tour times
Fee: Adults $3, children ages 6 to 11 $1, children under 6 free
Batsto State Historic Site, Batsto Mansion
(609) 561-0024
Tickets can be purchased at the Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

Beginner's Bird Walk
9 a.mn.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA accessible

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

Art Exhibit and Sale
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
D&R Canal State Park, Blackwells Mills Canal House
Sponsor: Blackwells Mills Canal House Association
(732) 873-2133
Partially ADA accessible. Featuring the artwork of Barbara Della Peruta with paintings of our local countryside and nature landscapes.

Yoga on the Mountain
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $5 donation appreciated
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471

Rail-Trail Hike
10 a.m.
FREE
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Warbasse Junction
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
(973) 786-5768
Hike a scenic rail-trail and learn about the history of the railroads that used to run through Sussex County.

Guided Autumn Paddle on Lake Aeroflex
11 a.m. to noon
Fee: $25 includes kayak & equipment rental, $10 BYOB (bring your own board); pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Lake Aeroflex boat launch
(973) 786-6445
For teens & adults with previous canoeing or kayaking experience. Bring your own canoe or kayak, PFD, & paddle (rentals available) for this scenic exploration of the deepest natural lake in New Jersey. Enjoy a leisurely tour while learning about lake ecology and park history from a new perspective.

Walking Tour of the Battlefield
1:30 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Visitor Center
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor: Friends of Monmouth Battlefield

Historian's Hand-Pick Tour: Ringwood Manor Cemetery
1:30 p.m.
Fee: $10 per person; advance egistration required by email
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
RingwoodManorTours@gmail.com
Join Ringwood Manor historian, Sue Shutte, each month as she hand-picks an exclusive tour with a special focus. November’s “hand-pick” is all about the historic cemetery on the property. This outdoor walking tour will take visitors to the burial ground and discuss the various individuals interred there. Please note: this is a walking tour. Participants should be prepared to walk or stand for an hour, sometimes over uneven ground. Comfortable and supportive shoes are recommended. Steady rain cancels. Tour limited to 20 people.

Bird Walk at Spruce Run Recreation Area
8 a.m.
FREE
Spruce Run Recreation Area, Tower Lot
(908) 638-8572
Sponsor: Hunterdon Bird Club
Join Hunterdon Bird Club for a guided bird walk in Spruce Run Recreation Area.

Volunteer Clean-up & S'mores
10 to 11:30 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required
Spruce Run Recreation Area
(908) 638-8572
spruceprograms@gmail.com
Spend the morning helping to clean-up the campgrounds at Spruce Run. After we get the litter picked up, we will gather around a campfire for some S'mores.

Milford Bluffs Hike
10 a.m. to w p.m.
FREE; advanced registration required
Washington Crossing State Park, Church Road Pond
(609) 737-0609
MIlford Bluffs in Holland Twp., is a relatiely recent acquisition to the park system. It ocntains mature hardwood forests, agricultural fields and interesting rock outcrops. The terrain is genly rolling an drugged with commanding views of the Delaware Valley. Wear sturdy shoes and bring drinking water. The hike will be 2 to 3 miles in length. Meet at Niederer's Pond on Church Road and we will carpool to the preserve.

Cannon Firing Demonstration by Lamb's Artillery
Noon to 4 p.m.
FREE
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
Sponsor: Swan Historical Foundation
(609) 737-0623
ADA accessible. Lamb's Artillery Company will be conducting artillery demonstations at noon, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

November 5
Stocking Stuffer Sale
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FREE
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sposor: Allaire Village Auxiliry
(732) 919-3500
ADA accessible

Election Day of the 1830's
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Debates & Speeches begin at Noon
FREE
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
(732) 919-3500

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4 p.m.
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting. Tickets on sale for the Christmas Express with Santa.

Batsto Mansion Tours
Please call ahead for current day's tour times
Fee: Adults $3, children ages 6 to 11 $1, children under 6 free
Batsto State Historic Site, Batsto Mansion
(609) 561-0024
Tickets can be purchased at the Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

Gourd Crafting
1 p.m.
FREE
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
ADA accessible. Meet at the Nature Center to learn abou tthe art of gourd crafting. During the program, we'll learn the techniques used in transforming a gourd into a piece of artwork. The fall season provides us with these natural products needed for the construction of the crafts.

Sacrifice & Service
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE
Indian King Tavern State Historic Site
Sponsor: Friends of Indian King Tavern
www.indiankingfriends.org
Learn abou tth eRevolutionary War and the role of the ocmmunity in hosting the Stte Legislature. At the Historical Society explore a new exhibit, "The First World War-Haddonfield and Abroad." Both museums will have "Make & Take" crafts, which include a Merit Badge and a gold Medal, that historically honored those who served. We invite all ages to visit both locations an dassemble the crafts to share with a veteran.

November 8
Revolutionary War Tour and Campfire
5 to 8 p.m.
Fee: $5 per person
Batsto Village, Wharton State Forest
Sponsor: Batsto Citizens Committee
(609) 561-0024
ADA accessible.

Batsto Mansion Tours
Please call ahead for current day's tour times
Fee: Adults $3, children ages 6 to 11 $1, children under 6 free
Batsto State Historic Site, Batsto Mansion
(609) 561-0024
Tickets can be purchased at the Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

Wednesday Walk in the Woods
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
FREE; pre-registration requested
Bass River State Forest
(609) 296-6574 (hike leader)
About 8 miles on flat ground, moderate pace. Bring drink and lunch, heavy rain cancels. Call hike leader for directions and additional information.

November 9
Batsto Mansion Tours
Please call ahead for current day's tour times
Fee: Adults $3, children ages 6 to 11 $1, children under 6 free
Batsto State Historic Site, Batsto Mansion
(609) 561-0024
Tickets can be purchased at the Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

November 10
Batsto Mansion Tours
Please call ahead for current day's tour times
Fee: Adults $3, children ages 6 to 11 $1, children under 6 free
Batsto State Historic Site, Batsto Mansion
(609) 561-0024
Tickets can be purchased at the Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

November 11
Late Fall Flea Market
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $1 adult, children under 12 free
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Rain date November 13. Vendor Spaces $30 pre-registered, $35 registration the week of.

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4 p.m.
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting. Tickets on sale for the Christmas Express with Santa.

Batsto Mansion Tours
Please call ahead for current day's tour times
Fee: Adults $3, children ages 6 to 11 $1, children under 6 free
Batsto State Historic Site, Batsto Mansion
(609) 561-0024
Tickets can be purchased at the Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

Revolutionary War Tour and Campfire
5 to 8 p.m.
Fee: $5 per person
Batsto Historic Village
(609) 561-0024
Sponsor: Batsto Citizens Committee
ADA accessible

Armistice Day at Fort Mott
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FREE
Fort Mott State Park
(856) 935-3218
ADA accessible

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

November 12
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4 p.m.
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting. Tickets on sale for the Christmas Express with Santa.

Batsto Mansion Tours
Please call ahead for current day's tour times
Fee: Adults $3, children ages 6 to 11 $1, children under 6 free
Batsto State Historic Site, Batsto Mansion
(609) 561-0024
Tickets can be purchased at the Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

Hike
1 p.m.
FREE
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
Meet at the Nature Center for a guided hike on the trails of Cheesequake. For ages 6 and up.

Shelter Building/Wilderness Survival
1:30 to 3 p.m.
Fee: $2 per person, children under 6 free; advanced registration required
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
(609) 737-0609

November 14
Tuesday Trekkers: Blue Dot Trail
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
FREE
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
Sponsor: Friends of High Point State Park
The Friends of High Point State Park invite you to join Volunteer April Oleksy to hike & explore the area of Sawmill Lake and the Blue Dot Trail. A portion of this hike is quite steep and strenuous. Sturdy shoes are a must. Hiking poles are helpful if you have them. Please make sure you bring water to stay hydrated while hiking. Feel free to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy after the hike at one of the picnic areas. Hikes are weather permitting and can be canceled due to extreme weather. Meet at the Sawmill Lake Boat Launch.

Tuesday Tykes
10 to 11 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required as spaces are limited
Spruce Run Recreation Area
(908) 638-8572
spruceprograms@gmail.com
ADA accessible. Children ages 3 to 6 with an adult. Get to know Spruce Run 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.

November 15
Batsto Mansion Tours
Please call ahead for current day's tour times
Fee: Adults $3, children ages 6 to 11 $1, children under 6 free
Batsto State Historic Site, Batsto Mansion
(609) 561-0024
Tickets can be purchased at the Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

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

November 16
Batsto Mansion Tours
Please call ahead for current day's tour times
Fee: Adults $3, children ages 6 to 11 $1, children under 6 free
Batsto State Historic Site, Batsto Mansion
(609) 561-0024
Tickets can be purchased at the Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

Early Bird Breakfast Club
8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
FREE; breakfast additional; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park, meet at the Warbasee Junction trailhead parking area
(973) 686-6445
For adults. Celebrate the season with a 2.5-mile round-trip walk along the historic Sussex Branch Trail. A one-hour breakfast at the Millside Café in Lafayette will energize us for the return trip.

November 17
Batsto Mansion Tours
Please call ahead for current day's tour times
Fee: Adults $3, children ages 6 to 11 $1, children under 6 free
Batsto State Historic Site, Batsto Mansion
(609) 561-0024
Tickets can be purchased at the Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

Public Skywatch
7:30 p.m.
FREE
Belleplain State Forest
Sponsor: South Jersey Astronomy Club
(609) 861-2404
Held on the Athletic Field near Lake Nummy. Back up date November 18. ADA accessible.

"Hike-to-Lunch" at the Andover Diner
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fee: $5 adults (lunch additional); pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults. Try something new and join us for a 4-mile hike along park trails, including the scenic Sussex Branch Trail. A one-hour lunch stop at the Andover Diner to celebrate “National Take a Hike Day” will offer optional refreshment midway through the trip.

November 18
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4 p.m.
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting. Tickets on sale for the Christmas Express with Santa.

Preparing for Winter Hike
11 a.m.
FREE
Batsto Village Visitor Center, Wharton State Forest

Batsto Mansion Tours
Please call ahead for current day's tour times
Fee: Adults $3, children ages 6 to 11 $1, children under 6 free
Batsto State Historic Site, Batsto Mansion
(609) 561-0024
Tickets can be purchased at the Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024
(609) 567-4559

Forest Trail Hike
1 p.m.
FREE
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
For ages 9 and up. Meet at the Nature Center for a guided hike thorugh the trails of Cheesequake.

Video - The Cranberry Industry at Double Trouble
10 a.m.
FREE
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
View the birth and evolution of the cranberry industry at Double Trouble Village from the hand-picked dry to mechanized wet cranberry harvests on this short video compiled from rare film footage.  Video plays in Village Interpretive Center Museum Display Room.  Limited seating.

The Cranberry Industry at Double Trouble Walking Tour
10 to 11 a.m.
Fee: Adults and children 12 & up $6; children ages 6 to 11 $3, children under 6 free; pre-registration required
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Payment cannot be accepted at Double Trouble Village. Fee required by 3 p.m. Friday, November 17 at the Brendan Byrne State Forest Office, (609) 726-1191.

Nursery to Canal Hike
10 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required
D&R Canal State Park, Kingston Office
(609) 924-5705
Partially ADA accessible. Enjoy a late fall walk with the D&R's historian and naturalist for a 3 mile walk through a portion of the Mapleton Preserve to the canal towpath and beyond before turning back. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather and bring water.

Hike the D&R Canal Path from between Carnegie Road and Ellarslie
10 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required
D&R Canal State Park
Sponsor: Delaware and Raritan Canal Watch
Pamela V'Combe (609) 635-2783
pjvcombe@gmail.com
Partially ADA accessible. Meet at Ellarslie, the Trenton City Museum at Cadwalader Park in Trenton. A guided 6.2 mile hike along historic towpath. Wear sturdy shoes, dress appropriately and bring water.

Great Gobblers!
1:30 to 3 p.m.
FREE
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
'Tis the season to talk turkey. Did you know that Ben Franklin thought the turkey should be our national bird? Come learn about this bird of the season and make a gobbler to take home. For families with children ages four to eight. Meet in the Interpretive Center.

IBSP & Stockton University Fishing Club's 1st Annual Surf Fishing Tournament
5 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fee: $20 adults, $10 children 18 and under
Island Beach State Park
(732) 793-1314
Meet at Pavilion at OBA 1. The IBSP Nature Program, in partnership with the Stockton University Fishign Club, is proud to present the 1st Annual Stockton Fishing Club's Surf Fishing Tournament.

Discovery Hike
1 to 2 p.m.
Fee: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6 to 11, children under 6 free; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
All ages welcome. Join us for a 2-mile naturalist-guided hike to explore the trails and observe the plants and animals of Kittatinny Valley State Park.

20-Mile Full Trail Hike
Call for time and location
FREE
Sussex Branch Trail
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
(201) 2749805
Hike the entire length of the Sussex Branch Trail while marveling at the natural and cultural history along the way. Weather permitting, over by nightfall.

"Giving Thanks"
Noon to 4 p.m.
FREE
Washington Crossing State Park, Johnson Ferry House
(609) 737-2515
Partially ADA accessible. Our All American Holiday of Thanksgiving in story and song. Demonstration of a Harvest Feast prepared on the Hearth. Hands on and other related activites.

Native Americans of the Area of the Park
1 p.m.
FREE
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
(609) 737-0609

November 19
Early 19th Century Thanksgiving Celebration
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FREE
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village Chapel
Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Program in the Allaire Chapel at 1 p.m.

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4 p.m.
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting. Tickets on sale for the Christmas Express with Santa.

Batsto Mansion Tours
Please call ahead for current day's tour times
Fee: Adults $3, children ages 6 to 11 $1, children under 6 free
Batsto State Historic Site, Batsto Mansion
(609) 561-0024
Tickets can be purchased at the Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

November 22
Batsto Mansion Tours
Please call ahead for current day's tour times
Fee: Adults $3, children ages 6 to 11 $1, children under 6 free
Batsto State Historic Site, Batsto Mansion
(609) 561-0024
Tickets can be purchased at the Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

November 23
Batsto Mansion Tours
Please call ahead for current day's tour times
Fee: Adults $3, children ages 6 to 11 $1, children under 6 free
Batsto State Historic Site, Batsto Mansion
(609) 561-0024
Tickets can be purchased at the Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

November 24
The Christmas Express with Santa Claus!
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $6 per person, advanced tickets highly recommended
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Santa rides the train and talks to all the children.

Batsto Mansion Tours
Please call ahead for current day's tour times
Fee: Adults $3, children ages 6 to 11 $1, children under 6 free
Batsto State Historic Site, Batsto Mansion
(609) 561-0024
Tickets can be purchased at the Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

Evening Open House
FREE
Indian King Tavern State Historic Site
Sponsor: Friends of Indian King Taavern
(856) 429-6792

November 25
The Christmas Express with Santa Claus!
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $6 per person, advanced tickets highly recommended
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Santa rides the train and talks to all the children.

Batsto Mansion Tours
Please call ahead for current day's tour times
Fee: Adults $3, children ages 6 to 11 $1, children under 6 free
Batsto State Historic Site, Batsto Mansion
(609) 561-0024
Tickets can be purchased at the Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

November 26
The Christmas Express with Santa Claus!
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $6 per person, advanced tickets highly recommended
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Santa rides the train and talks to all the children.

Batsto Mansion Tours
Please call ahead for current day's tour times
Fee: Adults $3, children ages 6 to 11 $1, children under 6 free
Batsto State Historic Site, Batsto Mansion
(609) 561-0024
Tickets can be purchased at the Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024

Nature Hike
1 p.m.
FREE
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
For ages 9 and up. Meet at the Nature Center for a guided hike through the trails of Cheesequake.

November 28
Hike-to-Brunch & Books
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fee: $5 adults, children free (brunch additional); pre-registration required
Augusta Hill Road, Sussex Branch Trail
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
For adults and children ages 10 & up. Join us for a 4-mile round-trip hike along the historic Sussex Branch Trail. A one-hour brunch to celebrate “French Toast Day” at the Branchville Grill & book stop at Broad Street Books will offer optional refreshment and inspiration at the turn-around point.

Tuesday Tykes
10 to 11 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required as spaces are limited
Spruce Run Recreation Area
(908) 638-8572
spruceprograms@gmail.com
ADA accessible. Children ages 3 to 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.

November 29
Wednesday Walkers
9 to 10 a.m.
FREE
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
For adults. Come to KVSP to stretch your legs, breathe some fresh air, and soak in the autumn scenery on this 2.5-mile walk. Complimentary coffee, tea, and light refreshments served afterwards.

November 30
Victorian Christmas Concert & Preview Night at Ringwood Manor
7 to 9 p.m.; concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $30 per ticket
www.ringwoodmanor.org for ticket sales
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
Sponsor: Woman's Club of West Milford & the North Jerey Highlands Historical Society
ADA accessible . Enjoy this exclusive access to the Manor, lit up for the evening, and decorated for a traditional 19th century Victorian Christmas, before anyone else! A small number of guests will have the opportunity to tour through the first floor and then enjoy an intimate concert musical group Lady Jane in the stately Great Hall. Seating is limited to 60 people.

 

 

 


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