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June

Double Trouble Village Walking Tours
Call for dates, time 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. 

June 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.

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.

June 1, 2, 8, 9 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30
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. 

June 1

National Trails Day:  Discover Double Trouble History Walk
10:00 a.m.
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Discover the culture and beauty of the Double Trouble Historic District during this 2-mile walk over mostly flat sandy trails.  We will also tour a century-old sawmill and cranberry packing house.  Maximum 16 participants.  Register at 732-341-4098 by 3:00 pm Friday 05/31.
10:00 am – noon
Free
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site at Double Trouble State Park
Historic Village Interpretive Center:  732-341-4098
Not ADA accessible

National Trails Day Hike
10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fee: None
High Point State Park
973-875-4800
Come join us at High Point State Park to celebrate National Trails Day and participate in a hike guided by volunteer members of the New Jersey Search and Rescue Team.  The hike will start from the Appalachian Trail parking lot on route 23 (south of the park office).  There will be scenic views along the way and a challenging rock scramble.  We will start at 10:30 am and it could take up to 4 hours to complete.  The hike is 5.8  miles and is considered moderate to difficult.  For more information and to register contact John Rovetto, 973-903-3496 or johnrovetto@gmail.com

HIKE THE CROSSING
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
pre-teen – adult
Washington Crossing State Park
This is a naturalist-guided 3.5- 4 mile hike taking on the park’s natural and historic areas, and several interesting and remote sections of the park. Bring drinking water and a snack. This hike is being offered in cooperation with the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day event. Advanced registration required. Park vehicle entrance fee applies $5.00/vehicle.

Kingston Trail~Hike along History and Nature
10:00 a.m.
Free~Registration required
D&R Canal State Park,
Park Office,145 Mapleton Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
609-924-5705

Join the D&R Canal State Park historian and naturalist on National Trails Day  for a 5 mile hike through the Kingston Trail System. Hikers will learn about the rich history of the D&R Canal, the Princeton Tree Nursery where iconic trees such as the Princeton Sentry Ginkgo and Princeton Elm were created and much more as we hike along this trail system. The hike may be modified if ground conditions are too wet. The hike will be along flat terrain, but please appropriate foot wear and water. Registration is required by emailing Stephanie.Fox@dep.nj.gov or calling 609-924-5705

Equine Weekend Trail Rides
High Point State Park, Lusscroft Farm
www.Lusscroftfarm.org
Bring your own horse for a fund day of riding or camp out and enjoy riding all weekend!  Stables available, pot luck dinners around the campfire.
For more information or to register contact Carolyn at cmoran789@aol.com

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!

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

Civil War Lantern Tour, Skirmish & Concert
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $20/per person, pre-registration required, available online at www.allairevillage.org
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc
732-919-3500
Note: Your tour guide will lead you through the Confederate, Union and civilian camps at night, village, concert & skirmish.

Civil War Encampment
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee, train ticket $5 per person
Allaire State Park
Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Note: The New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association will sponsor Actions at Rural Plains, an instructional event for re-enactors as well as to educate the public about New Jersey in the Civil War. All riders, regardless of age, require tickets for special events trains.

9th Annual Civil War Encampment
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Note: Join the crowds in watching & participate in military drills, meet President Lincoln & influential military figures, as well as learn about the lives of soldiers & civilians.

June 2

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.

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

Civil War Encampment
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee, train ticket $5 per person
Allaire State Park
Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Note: The New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association will sponsor Actions at Rural Plains, an instructional event for re-enactors as well as to educate the public about New Jersey in the Civil War. All riders, regardless of age, require tickets for special events trains.

9th Annual Civil War Encampment
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Note: Join the crowds in watching & participate in military drills, meet President Lincoln & influential military figures, as well as learn about the lives of soldiers & civilians.

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

Baldpate Mt. Hike
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
FREE; Advanced registration required. Pre-teen and adults
Washington Crossing State Park
Meet at Niederer’s Pond on Brickyard Rd (call the Nature Center for directions)
(609) 737-0609
Note: Note ADA accessible. We will carpool to the trailhead on Fiddler’s Creek Rd and take the Blue Trail to the top of the hill. The terrain is rugged. Bring a water bottle and wear hiking shoes

June 5

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.

June 6

After School Stream Stomp
4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
FREE
Washington Crossing State Park
Nature Center
Hopewell Twp. Municipal Alliance
(609) 737-0609
Note: Not ADA accessible. Take a wet hike through the park’s Steele Run in search of salamanders, frogs, fish and a variety of aquatic invertebrates. Note: wear old sneakers or water shoes, be prepared to get wet at least up to the knees

June 8

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.

MANHATTAN IRON PROJECT IRON POUR
12 noon - 4 pm
Fee: None
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
973 - 657 - 1688
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks
Note: ADA accessible upon request.  Please call for more information.

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!

Spring and Summer Birds of the Park
8:30 a.m. to NOON
Fee: Park entrance fee
Washington Crossing State Park
Meet at the Nature Center
Washington Crossing Audubon Society (WCAS)
(609) 737-0609
Note: Not ADA accessible. WCAS members will lead this hike in search of birds that nest in the park

National Marina Day
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE
Leonardo State Marina
Main Lot and Nature Center
Sponsor: Shark Sense Inc.
(732) 291-1333
Maggie.Mitchell@dep.nj.gov
Note:  A free family event featuring a FREE Youth Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs fish tournament sponsored by Shark Sense Inc. & New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife.  Kids can dress as their favorite pirate and walk the plank in our pirate parade for a prize then take a swing at our pirate pinata. Top by the weigh in table at the Triple Challenge Shark Tournament sponsored by Shark Sense Inc.  We’ll also have vendors on site selling various fishing tackle, kayak rental, kid’s activities at our nature center and of course FREE Cake

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

Early 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: Enjoy a day of bargains, treasures, artwork & more! Rain date - June 10.

New Jersey Free Fishing Day
10 a.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Cheesequake State Park
Hooks Creek Lake
Note: Enjoy the day of license free fishing at Hooks Creek Lake in Cheesequake State Park.

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee, Train ticket, $4 per person, 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.

Sunset Walk to the Monument
7:30 to 9:00 PM
Fee: None
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Meet at the North end of Lake Marcia (opposite the beach) near the entrance to the cedar swamp picnic area and take a short, but steep, guided walk up to the Monument to watch the sunset, on one of the longest days of the year. We'll cover less than a mile round-trip, but in some areas the trail surface will be very rocky and the climb is strenuous. If the uphill climb isn't your thing, you can drive up to the Monument parking lot and meet us at the base of the Monument at about 8:00 PM and chat with the park interpreter about the nature and history of the park while you watch the sun set.

June 8 (Rain date June 9)

TOUCH OF ENGLAND VINTAGE BRITISH AUTOMOBILE AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW
9AM-4PM
Fee: $6 per adults; $4 for children 6-12, and free for children under 6.
The Hermitage Museum
201-445-8311 x 102
Sponsor: Friends of the Hermitage
Note: ADA accessible
British automobile and motorcycle enthusiasts are again in for a special treat as the New Jersey Triumph Association once again hosts the “Touch of England” Vintage British Automobile & Motorcycle Show. The show featured classic Triumph, MG, Austin-Healey, Jaguar, Lotus, Morgan, TVR, Mini, Sunbeam, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and other British automobiles. This event is a great day trip destination for families to walk the shaded grounds of The Hermitage to view classic autos and talk to the owners.  Hot dogs, soda and water will be available for sale throughout the day.

June 9

ANTIQUES & VINTAGE MARKETPLACE AT RINGWOOD MANOR
10:00am to 6:00pm
No fee to enter marketplace area, $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
JC Events comes to Ringwood Manor with their antique & vintage marketplace! Enjoy shopping for your favorite antiques from more than 40 different vendors. Live music, food trucks, and kids crafts and activities will be available. The North Jersey Highlands Historical Society will be selling a variety of vintage and modern history books. More information can be found at www.ringwoodmanor.org. Sponsored by JC Events & Ringwood Manor.

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

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

Family Nature Walk
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee. Open to all ages
Washington Crossing State Park
Nature Center
Note: Not ADA accessible. This is an informal naturalist – guided trail walk in the state park

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee, train ticket $4 per person, 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.

June 13

Thursday Trekkers: Mashipacong and Ayers Trails
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Fee: $5 donation appreciated
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
The Friends of High Point State Park invite you to join volunteer April Oleksy to hike and explore the Mashipacong and Ayers Trails. This an easy to moderate hike on variable trail surfaces. This loop hike is about 3.5 miles long. We’ll meet at the Winter Trail use parking lot near the Group Camping Area, and will travel to the trailhead together. Sturdy shoes or boots are recommended for the hike, and you’ll want to bring water. Hike may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
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

June 15

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!

Dusk Walk/Frog Talk
8:30 to 9:45 PM
Fee: None
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
This time of year, frogs are doing a lot of talking, but it sometimes takes awhile for the conversation to get started. While we wait for dusk to turn to dark and the croaks and trills to get started, we'll take an easy half mile walk on a portion of the Mashipacong Trail to experience the darkening woods and then we'll finish up by learning a bit about High Point’s frogs as we check out the amphibious residents of the pond in front of the Park Office. Bring a flashlight if you can – it makes for easier frog spotting! Suitable for families with children ages five and up. Meet at the Park Office.

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

Meet Francis Hopkinson & Hear the Story of the American Flag
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee.
Washington Crossing State Park
Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
Note: ADA accessible.  Stanley Saperstein will perform a one-man presentation as Francis Hopkinson, New Jersey Signer of the Declaration of Independence 

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee $, train ticket $4 per person, 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

June 16

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.

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee, train ticket $4 per person, 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

Cane Pole Fishing
1:30 p.m.
FREE, Advanced registration required. Ages 4 to 12
Washington Crossing State Park
Meet at Niederer’s Pond on Church Rd and Brickyard Rd. (call the Nature Center for directions)
(609) 737-0609
Note: Not ADA accessible. Come out to the pond and use a basic fishing pole made from a bamboo shoot and rigged to catch bluegills. Any caught fish will be released but you get to take your cane pole home. Rain date: Saturday June 22, 1 p.m.

June 19

Wednesday Wander
10 a.m. to 11 a.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.

June 22

Video –The Cranberry Industry at Double Trouble
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 Display Room.  Limited seating.
10:00 a.m.
Free
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Not ADA accessible

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!

Astronomy Presentation and Telescope Viewing
"A Tale of Two Meteorites: An Untold Tale of Apollo" (Live presentation) - Alan Witzgal (Board member of NJAA and the AAI)
8:30 p.m. to 10: p.m.
FREE
Voorhees State Park
NJAA Observatory
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Society
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org

The Valley Rocks
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee; pre-registration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area
South Parking Lot
Note: Two geophysical provinces meet at Round Valley giving us ancient rocks, others that are young by comparison, and an abandoned iron mine. We’ll search for traces of our earth’s history

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

Maria Allaire’s Wedding Reenactment
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Chapel
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Note: Join us in celebrating the marriage of Maria Allaire to Thomas Andrews in 1836 at the Allaire Chapel at 1 p.m. 

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee, train ticket $4 per person, 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

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

Concert on the Beach: Felix and the Cats
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

June 23

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.

Stream Stomp
1:30 p.m.to 3 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Washington Crossing State Park
Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
Note: Not ADA accessible. Take a wet hike through the park’s Steele Run in search of salamanders, frogs, fish and a variety of aquatic invertebrates. Wear old sneakers or water shoes, be prepared to get wet at least up to the knees

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

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee, train ticket $4 per person, 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

June 26

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

June 29

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!

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

Family Nature Program: Bubble-ology
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 experiment with bubbles big and small. Rain or shine – a damp day actually makes better bubbles! 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/car Parking Fee for NJ residents. $10/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.)

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

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee, train ticket $4 per person, 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

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

June 30

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.

Goat Hill Hike
1:30p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
FREE, Advanced registration required.
Washington Crossing State Park
Meet at Niederer’s Pond on Brickyard Rd (call the Nature Center for directions)
(609) 737-0609
Note: Not ADA accessible. Goat Hill Overlook is an outlier of Washington Crossing State Park. The 213-acre tract sits on a bluff overlooking the Delaware River in W. Amwell Twp. and boasts commanding views of the Delaware Valley including portions of Lambertville, New Hope and areas north and west into Bucks County, PA. The tract contains extensive hardwood and mixed oak forests, open fields, numerous rock outcrops, a former diabase quarry and hiking trails. We will meet in Washington Crossing at the park pond on Church Rd and carpool to the overlook for an exploration hike. The terrain will be rugged. Wear hiking shoes and bring drinking water

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


 

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