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Recurring Events

 

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. 

November Daily
Walt Whitman in Mickle Street
Call for times an 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
CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours - 15 minutes
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal and learn about its rich history and unique architecture.

Tuesday Tykes
10 to 11 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required. Spaces are limited
Spruce Run Recreation Area
(908) 638-8572
spruceprograms@gmail.com
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.

November 2
Wednesday Walkers
9 to 10 a.m.
FREE
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults; come stretch your legs, breathe some fresh air and soak in the autumn scenery on this 2-mile walk.

CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours - 15 minutes
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal and learn about its rich history and unique architecture.

“The Big LIttle Railroad" and the CRRNJ Terminal
1 to 2:30 p.m.
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Explore the rich history of the CRRNJ Terminal. Featuring the historic Jersey Central Railroad film, “The Big Little Railroad” followed by a guided walking tour of the restored CRRNJ Terminal.

November 3
Fledgling Naturalists
1 to 2 p.m.
Fees: $5.00 per adult/child pair. $2.00 for additional 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’s curiosity, engaging them hands-on in the natural world through outdoor activities, stories, games, and crafts. To register, please call 973-875-1471 or email register.highpointprograms@gmail.com. Siblings (or other children) over the age of five may not attend, and each adult may bring a maximum of two children (not including infants).  Registration is required by 4:00 PM the day before the program.


“Hike-to-Lunch” at the Andover Diner
11 am to 2 pm
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 Sandwich Day” will offer optional refreshment midway through the trip.

CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours - 15 minutes
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal and learn about its rich history and unique architecture.

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

Fledgling Naturalists
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Fees: $5.00 per adult/child pair. $2.00 for additional 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’s curiosity, engaging them hands-on in the natural world through outdoor activities, stories, games, and crafts.  To register, please call 973-875-1471 or email register.highpointprograms@gmail.com. Siblings (or other children) over the age of five may not attend, and each adult may bring a maximum of two children (not including infants).  Registration is required by 4:00 PM the day before the program

November 5
Stocking Stuffer Sale
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FREE
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Auxiliary
(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 w/Santa.

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.

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

Geocaching for Beginners
11 am to noon
Fee: $10 per family; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults and children ages 9 & up; partially ADA accessible. Discover how your family can enjoy this worldwide scavenger hunt! An indoor tutorial provides the tools necessary to embark on fun adventures to find “hidden treasures” along our educational geo-trail!

CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours - 15 minutes
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal and learn about its rich history and unique architecture.

“The Big LIttle Railroad" and the CRRNJ Terminal
1 to 2:30 p.m.
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Explore the rich history of the CRRNJ Terminal. Featuring the historic Jersey Central Railroad film, “The Big Little Railroad” followed by a guided walking tour of the restored CRRNJ Terminal.

Fall Bird Walk
10 a.m. to noon
FREE; pre-registration required
Liberty State Park, Park Office
(201) 915-3400 ext. 109
ADA accessible. Join us for a stroll through a variety of habitaats in search of fall migrants. Dress to be outside, bring binoculars if you have them. We have a limited number that can be borrowed.

Bird Walk at Spruce Run Recreation Area
8 a.m.
FREE
Spruce Run Recreation Area, Meet in Tower Lot
Sponsor: Hunterdon Bird Club
(908) 638-8572
Join Hunterdon Bird Club for a guided bird walk in Spruce Run Recreation Area.  For additional information go to HunterdonBirdClub on Facebook.

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

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

Milford Bluffs Hike
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
FREE; pre-teen to adult
Sponsor: Natural Lands Trust and Washington Crossing State Park
(609) 737-0609 – Nature Center
Milford Bluffs in Holland Twp., is a relatively recent acquisition to the state park system. It contains mature hardwood forests, agricultural fields and interesting rock outcrops. The terrain is gently rolling and rugged with commanding views of the Delaware Valley. Wear sturdy shoes and bring drinking water. The hike will be 2-3 miles in length. Meet at Niederer’s Pond on Church Rd. We will carpool (approx. 45 min ride) to the preserve (call the Nature Center for directions).

Revolutionary War Tour
Time and fee to be determined
Batsto Village, Wharton State Forest
(609) 561-0024
Sponsor: Batsto Citizens Committee
Partially ADA accessible. Come step back into the 18th century for a walk through Batsto Village with a Revolutionary War Soldier. Learn the difference between Freedom and Liberty and the importance of Batsto Village to the region.

Star Watch Astronomy Event
5:30 to 10 p.m.
FREE
Batsto Village (adjacent to visitor Center), Wharton State Forest
Sponsor: West Jersey Astronomical Society
(609) 567-4559
Look through a vareity of telescopes at planets, star clusters and galaxies and discuss what you are looking at with a knowledgeable person. Learn about constellations and ask questions are our solar sytem, cosmology, stars and many other subjects.

Autumn Bird Exploration
8:30 a.m.
FREE
Whitesborg Village
Sponsor: Whitesbog Preservation Trust
(609) 893-4646
Meet outside of the General Store for a walk around the village, trials and into the bogs to look and listen for th emany types of birds that call Whitesbog home.

November 6
Stocking Stuffer Sale
Noon to 3 p.m.
FREE
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Auxiliary
(732) 919-3500
Note: ADA accessible

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4 p.m.
Fee: $4.00 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting. Also, Tickets on sale for the Christmas Express w/Santa

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

Dog Walking Hike
1 p.m.
FREE; ages 6 and up
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
Meet at the Trailhead Parking area with your canine for a guided hike on the trails of Cheesequake. All dogs must be leashed and waste products picked up. Bags will be provided.

Walking Tour of the Battlefield
1:30 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Meet at Visitor Center
Sponsor: Friends of Monmouth Battlefield
(732) 462-9616
Hiking along park trails over bridges, through fields and woods. Wear comfortable shoes

Craig House Open
1 to 4 p.m.
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
(732) 462-9616
The Craig House was used as a hospital by the British forces in June 1778, during the Battle of Monmouth. The gift shop will be open at the Visitor Center.

November 8
CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours - 15 minutes
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal and learn about its rich history and unique architecture.

November 9
Wednesday Walk in the Woods
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Bass River State Forest
(609) 296-6574 (trip leader) for meeting place or more information
Moderate-paced hike, 7 to 10 miles, brind drink and lunch, severe weather cancels.

CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours - 15 minutes
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal and learn about its rich history and unique architecture.

“The Big LIttle Railroad" and the CRRNJ Terminal
1 to 2:30 p.m.
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Explore the rich history of the CRRNJ Terminal. Featuring the historic Jersey Central Railroad film, “The Big Little Railroad” followed by a guided walking tour of the restored CRRNJ Terminal.

November 10
CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours - 15 minutes
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal and learn about its rich history and unique architecture.

November 11
Canoe/Kayak the Abbott Marshland
9:30 a.m.
FREE
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Bordentown Beach Boat Launch, Park Street, Bordentown City
Sponsor: Friends of the Marsh and Piney Paddlers
(609) 259-3734 or Leona@pineypadders.com
Experienced cold weather paddlers only. Veterans Day is a public holiday that began as a day to remember the end of World War I and was declared a holiday by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919. Originally known as Armistice Day, the holiday became Veterans Day in 1954. Meet at Bordentown Beach, end of Park St. Our 8 mile tidal trip in the Abbott Marshlands, via Crosswicks and Watson’s Creeks, returns to Bordentown beach. Rental boats are not available. Bring lunch and beverage.

Homeschool Naturalists
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $5.00/child (must be accompanied by an adult)
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
For 6 to 10 year-olds in in first through fifth grades with some ability to read and write. These hands-on activities provide homeschoolers with opportunities to explore the natural world and interact with their peers. Suggestions for further study and resources will be provided. Registration is required by 12:00 PM the day before the program. Call 973-875-1471 or email register.highpointprograms@gmail.com. Fees must be paid in full before the program begins.

“Hike to Happy Hour” at Angry Erik Brewing
4 to 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $5 Adults; pre-registration required
Warbasse Junction Rd. parking area
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
For adults. Celebrate “National Happy Hour Day” by enjoying a leisurely 3-mile round-trip hike to enjoy optional refreshments and pizza (included) at our midway pit-stop. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp for the walk back to the cars.

Family Hike
10 a.m.
Fee: $5 per family donation requested
Whitesbog Village
Sponsor: Whitesbog Preservation Trust
(609) 893-4646
Meet at the General Store to explore the sights and sounds of our trials with an experienced leader. Reservations are encouraged, but not required>

November 12
Late Fall Flea Market
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: 1$/Adult, under 12 Free
Vendor Spaces – $30 Pre-registered, $35 Registration the week of event
Allaire State Park, Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Rain date November 13

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4 p.m.
Fee: $4.00 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting. Also, Tickets on sale for the Christmas Express w/Santa.

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

Art Exhibit and Sale
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Blackwells Mills Canal House; 598 Canal Road, Somerset, N.J. 08873
Sponsor: Blackwells Mills Canal House Association
(732) 873-2133
Partially ADA accessible. Barbara Della Peruta's annual exhibit featuring paintings of our local countryside and nature landscapes. Refreshments. Raffle

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

CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours - 15 minutes
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal and learn about its rich history and unique architecture.

“The Big LIttle Railroad" and the CRRNJ Terminal
1 to 2:30 p.m.
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Explore the rich history of the CRRNJ Terminal. Featuring the historic Jersey Central Railroad film, “The Big Little Railroad” followed by a guided walking tour of the restored CRRNJ Terminal.

Recreating the Battle of Trenton in a miniature Wargame
1 p.m.
FREE
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
ADA accessible. The Battle of Trenton will be recreated by using miniature figures, dice, and "Flint & Steel" rules developed by Richard Kane who will also be managing the game.

November 13
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. Also, Tickets on sale for the Christmas Express w/Santa

Art Exhibit and Sale
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Blackwells Mills Canal House; 598 Canal Road, Somerset, N.J. 08873
Sponsor: Blackwells Mills Canal House Association
(732) 873-2133
Partially ADA accessible. Barbara Della Peruta's annual exhibit featuring paintings of our local countryside and nature landscapes. Refreshments. Raffle.

Craig House Open
1 to 4 p.m.
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
(732) 462-9616
The Craig House was used as a hospital by the British forces in June 1778, during the Battle of Monmouth. The gift shop will be open at the Visitor Center.

Shelter Building/Wilderness Survival
1:30 to 3p.m.
FREE; all ages
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
This program will deal with the fundamentals pertaining to survival when lost in the wild. Participants will construct a weatherproof shelter completely from native materials.

Cranberry Paint Party
1 p.m.
Fee: $5 members; $8 non-members; limited seating, pre-registration recommended
Whitesbog Village
Sponsor: Whitesbog Preservation Trust
(609) 893-4646
WhitesbogEvents@gmail.com
Meet in the General Store and join beloved local children's librarian for a canvas painting party. For children ages 4 and up.

November 15
CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours - 15 minutes
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal and learn about its rich history and unique architecture.

Tuesday Tykes
10 to 11a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required. Spaces limited
Spruce Run Recreation Area
(908) 638-8572
spruceprograms@gmail.com
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

November 16
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, breathe some fresh air, and soak in the quiet beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours - 15 minutes
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal and learn about its rich history and unique architecture.

“The Big LIttle Railroad" and the CRRNJ Terminal
1 to 2:30 p.m.
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Explore the rich history of the CRRNJ Terminal. Featuring the historic Jersey Central Railroad film, “The Big Little Railroad” followed by a guided walking tour of the restored CRRNJ Terminal.

November 17
“Hike-to-Lunch” at Buck Hill Brewery
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fee: $5 Adults (lunch additional); pre-registration required
Blairstown Airport, Paulinskill Valley Trail
(973) 786-6445
For adults. Try something new - join us for an easy 4-mile round-trip hike along the scenic Paulinskill Valley Trail. A one-hour lunch stop at Buck Hill Brewery to celebrate “Take a Hike Day” will offer optional refreshment midway through the trip.

CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours - 15 minutes
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal and learn about its rich history and unique architecture.

November 18
Public Sky Watch
7:30 p.m.
FREE
Belleplain State Forest, Athlectic Field at Lake Nummy
(609) 861-2404
Backup date November 19.

November 19
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. Also, Tickets on sale for the Christmas Express w/Santa.

The Cranberry Industry at Double Trouble Walking Tour
10 to 11 a.m.
Fee: Adults & children 12 and up $5; children 6 to 11 $2, children under 6 free
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
Contact Brendan Byrne office to make reservations and payment, (609) 726-1191. Payments cannot be accepted at Double Trouble. Payment is due by 3 p.m. Friday, November 18. For over a century Double Trouble Village was a thriving company town centered on a growing cranberry industry.  During this one hour walking tour around the abandoned village and inactive cranberry bogs, you’ll hear the birth and evolution of Double Trouble Village’s cranberry industry from hand-picked dry to mechanized wet cranberry harvests and the challenges faced today.  Maximum 16 participants.

Annual Holiday Workshop
10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
Fee: $20 per person
Hancock House State Historic Site
Sponsor: Friends of Hancock House
(856) 935-4221
Held at Lower Allowy Creek Fire and Rescue Company Hall, located across the street on New St.

Great Gobblers
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $3/person or $5/family
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
For families with children ages four to eight.'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. Registration is required. Please email register.highpointprograms@gmail.com or call 973-875-1471.

CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours - 15 minutes
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal and learn about its rich history and unique architecture.

“The Big LIttle Railroad" and the CRRNJ Terminal
1 to 2:30 p.m.
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Explore the rich history of the CRRNJ Terminal. Featuring the historic Jersey Central Railroad film, “The Big Little Railroad” followed by a guided walking tour of the restored CRRNJ Terminal.

Fall Colors Walk
10 to 11:30 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required
Liberty State Park, Nature Interpretive Center
(201) 915-3400 ext. 109
ADA accessible. As the weather starts to cool, the leaves begin to change colors. Explore the beauty of fall at Liberty State Park and learn how to identify some of the trees.

Fall Tree Walk
10 to 11:30 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required. Spaces are limited
Spruce Run Recreation Area
(908) 638-8572
spruceprograms@gmail.com
ADA accessible. Come for a short stroll and learn how to identify some of the common trees found at Spruce Run Recreation Area. We will take a close look at leaves, bark, branches and may even create some natural art. Dress to be outdoors.

20-Mile Full Trail Hike
Call for time & location
FREE
Sussex Branch Trail
(201) 274-9805        
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
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.

Preparing for Winter Hike
10:30 a.m.
FREE
Wharton State Forest
(609) 567-4559
Length 2 to 4 miles

November 20
Early 19th Century Thanksgiving Celebration
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village Chapel
732-919-3500
Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
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 w/Santa.

Seasonal Nature Craft
1 p.m.
FREE; all ages
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
Meet at the Nature Center to create a seasonal nature craft

Craig House Open
1 to 4 p.m.
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
(732) 462-9616
The Craig House was used as a hospital by the British forces in June 1778, during the Battle of Monmouth. The gift shop will be open at the Visitor Center.

Bird Walk
9 to 11 a.m.
FREE
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Parking Lot (first right after the toll booth)
908-236-6355          
Join NJ Audubon Society members, on ¾ mile flat trail loop where you could see a Red-Breasted Merganser or a Brown Creeper. Then take a short drive to the swimming pond where abundant waterfowl enjoy the early fall serenity. If you have a field guide or binoculars we suggest you bring them.

Geocaching Workshop & Meet Up Series
1 p.m.
FREE
Whitesbog Village
Sponsor: Whitesbog Preservation Trust
(609) 893-4646
WhitesbogEvents@gmail.com
Meet in the General Store Classroom for a mini-workshop on how to get started from an experienced cacher.

November 22
CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours - 15 minutes
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal and learn about its rich history and unique architecture.

Tuesday Tykes
10 to 11 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required. Spaces are limited
Spruce Run Recreation Area
(908) 638-8572
spruceprograms@gmail.com
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.

November 23
CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours - 15 minutes
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal and learn about its rich history and unique architecture.

November 24
CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours - 15 minutes
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal and learn about its rich history and unique architecture.

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

Candlelight Shopping in Haddonfield
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
FREE
Indidan King Tavern Museum State Historic Site
(856) 429-6792
Sponsor: Friends of Indian King Tavern Museum
The Indian King Tavern will be open for tours and serve light refreshments

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

Fall Hike on the D&R Canal path from Port Mercer to Alexander Road
10 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Meet at Alexander Road Parking Lot (Princeton)
Sponsor: Delaware and Raritan Canal Watch
Contact: Bob Barth (201) 401-3121 or bbarth@att.net
Partially ADA accessible.  Hike 2.6 miles along historic towpath.  Wear sturdy shoes, dress appropriately and bring water.

CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours - 15 minutes
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal and learn about its rich history and unique architecture.

November 27
The Christmas Express w/Santa Claus!
11a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $6 per person (advance tickets highly recommended)
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
(732) 938-5524
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
Santa rides the train and talks to all the children 

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

Craig House Open
1 to 4 p.m.
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
(732) 462-9616
The Craig House was used as a hospital by the British forces in June 1778, during the Battle of Monmouth. The gift shop will be open at the Visitor Center.

November 29
CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours - 15 minutes
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal and learn about its rich history and unique architecture.

“The Big LIttle Railroad" and the CRRNJ Terminal
1 to 2:30 p.m.
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Explore the rich history of the CRRNJ Terminal. Featuring the historic Jersey Central Railroad film, “The Big Little Railroad” followed by a guided walking tour of the restored CRRNJ Terminal.

Tuesday Tykes
10 to 11 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required. Spaces are limited
Spruce Run Recreation Area
(908) 638-8572
spruceprograms@gmail.com
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

November 30
Wednesday Walkers
9 to 10 a.m.
FREE
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults.Start your day off right with a brisk walk to stretch your legs, breathe some fresh air, and soak in the tranquility of the season in companionship with fellow walkers.

CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours - 15 minutes
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal and learn about its rich history and unique architecture.

 

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