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September 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29
LONG POND IRONWORKS MUSEUM AND VISITOR CENTER
9:00am-4pm
Fee: Donations welcome
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
973-657-1688
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks
Note: ADA accessible

September 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.

September 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29
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. 

September 1
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 Daily
Noon to 4 p.m. on Weekdays; Noon - 4:30 p.m. on Weekends
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.

September 2
Historic Buildings open for Labor Day
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee $5.00 per car
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500

Diesel Train Operates Daily
Noon to 4 p.m. on Weekdays; Noon - 4:30 p.m. on Weekends
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.

Labor Day Open House and Garden
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Washington Crossing State Park
Johnson Ferry House
(609) 737-2515

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee and $1 per person
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.

September 7
CANDLE LANTERN TOUR
Featuring the 6th New Hampshire Civil War band
8 pm
Fee - Adults - $10.00, Children 10 - 18 - $5.00
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
973 - 657 - 1688
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks
Note: ADA accessible.  Please call for more information

A CHILD’S LIFE AT RINGWOOD MANOR TOUR
1:00pm
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
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!

Raptors of New Jersey
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Fee: park entrance fee; pre-registration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area
South Parking Lot
(908) 236 -6355
Note: A presentation by the Raptor Trust, including live raptors.  ADA accessible.

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

Railroader’s Weekend Celebration
11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: train ticket $5 per person
Allaire State Park
Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Note: Passenger & freight trains parade every half hour. Come see vintage locomotives and trains in operation, shop tours, exhibits and much more! Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting. All riders, regardless of age, require tickets for special events trains.

September 7, 8
CIVIL WAR LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND
September 7 - 11 am - 5 pm, September 8 - 10 am - 3 pm
Fee - Adults $5.00, Children under 18 - $1.00
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
973 - 657 - 1688
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks
Note: Please call for more information

September 8
A CHILD’S LIFE AT RINGWOOD MANOR TOUR
1:00pm
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
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
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.

Trees of the Park
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
FREE, pre-teen to adult
Washington Crossing State Park
Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
Note: Not ADA accessible. Washington Crossing State Park is home to scores of species of native trees and shrubs as well as many non-natives that have become naturalized.  Join the park naturalist on a walk and learn how to identify many of the most common species

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

Railroader’s Weekend Celebration
11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: train ticket $5 per person
Allaire State Park
Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Note: Passenger & freight trains parade every half hour. Come see vintage locomotives and trains in operation, shop tours, exhibits and much more! Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting. All riders, regardless of age, require tickets for special events trains.

Nature Hike
1 p.m.
FREE
Cheesequake State Park
Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
Note: Take part in a guided hike starting at the Nature Center. We’ll explore the trails as we learn some interesting facts about the Park. All ages
Fee

September 12
Thursday Trekkers: Shawangunk Ridge Trail
10:30 to 12:30
Fee: $5 Donation Appreciated
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
This month join April Oleksy from the Friends of High Point State Park on the Shawangunk Ridge Trail. This is a moderate to difficult trail with variable rocky, steep & narrow trail surfaces so sturdy footwear is recommended. The 71-mile Shawangunk Ridge Trail begins at the Monument Trail branches off to meet a portion of the Cedar Swamp Trail intersects again briefly with the Monument Trail and then heads towards to New York, continuing along the ridge and ending in the Mohonk Preserve.  We will be meeting at the Interpretive Center Parking Area. We will be hiking parts of the Monument Trail & the Cedar Swamp Trail as well, looping around and hiking approximately 3.5 miles. Please bring water and feel free to bring a picnic lunch and join April after the hike. Hike may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
Sponsor: Friends of High Point State Park

September 14
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.

A CHILD’S LIFE AT RINGWOOD MANOR TOUR
1:00pm
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
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!

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

Full Moon Bike Hike
7:30 p.m.
FREE, Advanced registration required. pre-teen to adult
Washington Crossing State Park
Nelson House
(609) 737-0609
Note: Not ADA accessible. Take a guided nighttime bicycle ride, by the light of the Harvest 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

Full Moon Hike
7:15p.m. to 9 p.m.
FREE; pre-registration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area,
South Parking Lot
(908) 236 -6355
Note: Not ADA accessible. Take a short hike, listen for early evening wildlife, and enjoy watching the moon rise over the reservoir. While the short hike is not ADA accessible, a good view of the moon rise can be enjoyed from the parking lot

Late Summer Flea Market
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $2 Adults, under 12 yrs. FREE.
Vendor spaces $30 pre-registered, $35 2 days prior to event.
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Note: Hunt for hidden treasures amid furniture, books, art work, bottles, knick knacks & so much more! Rain date September 15.

The Allaire Community Farm and Food Truck Festival
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: Pre-registration via Eventbrite: Adults: $8.00, Child 2-12: $4.00, Under 2: Free.
Day of Event: Adults: $12.00, Child 2-12: $8.00, Under 2: Free.
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: tickets $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.

Yoga on the Mountain - Chair Yoga
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Fee: $5 Donation Appreciated
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Come enjoy the beautiful view, and restore your body and mind, while connecting with nature. Adults and mature teens, ages 14 and older, with all levels of experience are invited to participate. Bring your own yoga mat, and reusable bottle of water. A suggested donation of $5 or more per yoga class participant is appreciated. Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Please call 973-702-0488 for additional information and to register. This event may be outside if the weather is nice.  It will be held inside, if the weather doesn’t cooperate.
Sponsor: Friends of High Point State Park

 
Sunset, Moonrise, Monument, and More!
6:45 to 8:30 PM
Fee: None
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Join the park naturalist at the Monument to watch the sun set and the full moon to rise. Between the sun and the moon we’ll talk about the history of the mountain and look and listen for some of the nocturnal creatures that call the mountain home as they become active.

September 15
A CHILD’S LIFE AT RINGWOOD MANOR TOUR
1:00pm
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
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.
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.

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: tickets $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.

Butterflies: Drop in Learning and Craft
1:30 to 3:30 PM
Fee: None
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Stop by the Interpretive Center any time between 1:30 and 3:30 PM to learn a bit about butterflies and complete a craft or a butterfly-themed coloring project. Suitable for all ages.

September 21
A CHILD’S LIFE AT RINGWOOD MANOR TOUR
1:00pm
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
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!

Fall Apple Festival
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: Pre-registration via Eventbrite: Adults: $8.00, Child 2-12: $4.00, Under 2: Free.
Day of Event: Adults: $12.00, Child 2-12: $8.00, Under 2: Free.
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Note: Join us in celebrating the fall harvest, bring your sweetheart and try your hand at cider pressing, games, dancing and much more! Partially ADA accessible.

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: tickets $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.

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

Hawk Watching
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Fee: None
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Stop by any time between 10:30 AM  to 12:00 PM, borrow a pair of binoculars (or bring your own!), and join the park naturalist watching for migrating raptors flying south along the Kittatinny Ridge while learning more about their annual journey. Based on previous years, this should be close to the peak of the Broad-winged hawk migration, but weather conditions and the timing of this year's migration will determine how many (if any) raptors will be on the move. The view will be lovely no matter what! Park at the site of the former Kuser Mansion, and look for signs pointing to the hawk watch. We will be either on the lawn where the mansion used to sit or a bit farther back at that site looking out to the west - it will depend on how the wind is blowing. Rain or fog will cancel this program. Call the Park Office at 973-875-4800 if you are unsure about the weather conditions. All ages.

September 22
A CHILD’S LIFE AT RINGWOOD MANOR TOUR
1:00pm
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
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.
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.

Nature Hike
1 p.m.
FREE
Cheesequake State Park
Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
Note: Take part in a Saturday guided hike starting at the Nature Center. We’ll explore the trails as we learn some interesting facts about the Park. All ages

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: tickets $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.

Lockatong Falls Hike
1:30 p.m.
FREE,  Advanced registration required. pre-teen to adult
Washington Crossing State Park
Meet at Niederer’s Pond on Brickyard Rd. We will carpool to the trail (call the Nature Center for directions)
(609) 737-0609
Note: Not ADA accessible. Lockatong Creek in Delaware Twp. has many interesting cascades and rock outcrops along its banks. We will carpool to the Lockatong Wildlife Management Area and follow the White Trail from the parking area, down to the falls and back (approx. 3 miles)

Ready, Set, Migrate!
2:00 to 3:30 PM
Fee: $5/Family. Pre-registration required.
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Every year many animals make journeys that few humans could manage without a plane ticket. Come learn about nature's travelers and their trips through games and activities, and make a kite that will catch the wind like the wings of a migrating hawk. We'll also take a short walk to an overlook to watch for migrating raptors and other species. Families w/children ages 6 to 11. Registration is required, please email highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov or call 973-875-1471. Fee: $5/family
 

September 25

Wednesday Walk in the Woods at Bass River State Forest
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fee: None; pre-registration requested
Meet at trail head of Batona Trail off Stage Road
(609) 405-0360 (609) 296-6574 (hike leader)
NOTE: About 7 miles on flat ground, moderate pace. Bring drink and lunch, heavy rain cancels. Call hike leader for directions and information.

September 27
Homeschool Naturalists: Ready, Set, Migrate!
1:30 to 3:30 PM
Fee: $5 per child
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
For six to ten year-olds in first through fifth grades with some ability to read and write. Every year many animals travel distances that few humans could manage without a plane ticket. We’ll learn about nature’s travelers and their trips through games and activities, and, weather permitting, will spend some time on an overlook watching for migrating birds of prey. These hands-on activities provide homeschoolers with opportunities to explore the natural world and interact with their peers. Fees: $5.00 per child. Must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required 24 hours before the program is scheduled to begin. Fees must be paid in full before the start of the program. To register and for more information, please email highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov or call 973-875-1471.

 

September 28
A CHILD’S LIFE AT RINGWOOD MANOR TOUR
1:00pm
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
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!

A Walk on the Far Side: a 10-mile hike of the lesser traveled Cushetunk Trail
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
FREE, Pre-registration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area
South Parking Lot
(908) 236 -6355
Note: This is a mountainous and moderately strenuous hike.  Hiking shoes, water, and lunch required

Fall Craft Market
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: Pre-Registration Via Eventbrite Adults: $5.00, Child 2-12: $3.00, Under 2 Free.
Day of Event:   Adults: $10.00, Child 2-12: $7.00, Under 2: Free.
Vendor Spaces $50. Call office at 732-373-3500 to reserve a space.
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
732-919-3500

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: tickets $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.

OL’ BARNEY RALLY - VINTAGE CAMP EVENT
10:00 am (Sept.28) to 2 pm (Sept.29)
Fee: $25.00
Vintage camping overnight
Camper Open House Tour 1pm to 5pm (free)

Sponsor: Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
(609) 494-2016
NOTE: ADA Accessible

COOL VINTAGE PLACES IN SOUTH JERSEY
12:00 noon
Fee: None
Interpretive Center at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Presentation by Mod Betty of RetroRoadmap.com
Autographed copies of her new book “Mod Betty’s Guide to South Jersey”
Sponsor: Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
(609) 494-2016
NOTE: ADA Accessible

September 29
A CHILD’S LIFE AT RINGWOOD MANOR TOUR
1:00pm
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
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.
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 on Weekends
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: tickets $4 per person. Kids 2 & younger FREE.
Allaire State Park,
Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Note: Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

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

Turtles: Drop in Learning and Craft
1:30 to 3:30 PM
Fee: None
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Stop by the Interpretive Center any time between 1:30 and 3:30 PM to learn about New Jersey’s turtles and complete a craft or a turtle themed-coloring project. Suitable for all ages.

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