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November
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Nature and History Interpretive Programs and Tours
Call for dates, topics and times
FREE; donations welcomed
D & R Canal State Park
(609) 924-5705
www.dandrcanal.com
Note: ADA accessible540

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Boy and Girl Scout Badge and Patch Programs
Call for arrangements
FREE; donations welcomed
D & R Canal State Park
(609) 924-5705
www.dandrcanal.com
Note: ADA accessible

Interpretive Hikes and Programs
Call for dates and times
Fee: Program fees may apply
High Point State Park
(973) 875-4800

Fledgling Naturalists
Call for dates and times
Fee: Program fees may apply
High Point State Park
(973) 875-4800
Note: For 3 to 5 year olds and an adult partner

Homeschool Naturalists
Call for dates and times
Fee: Program fees may apply
High Point State Park
(973) 875-4800
Note: Enrichment activities for homeschoolers ages 6 to 10

November 1
Nestling Naturalists: Big And Small
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $5 per adult/child pair; $3 for additional siblings ages 2 to 4; pre-registration required
High Point State Park
(973) 875-4800
Note: For 2.5 to 4 year-olds & an adult partner. From the tiny to the tree-mendous, we’ll explore nature’s size and scale. Naturalist programs are designed to encourage children’s curiosity, engaging them hands-on in the natural world through outdoor activities, stories, games and crafts. Registration is required 24 hours before the program. Fees must be paid in full before the start of the program. Payments cannot be accepted at the Interpretive Center.

Homeschool Naturalists: Survival 101
1:30 to 3 p.m.
Fee: $5 per child; pre-registration required
High Point State Park
(973) 875-4800
Note: For 6 to 10 year-olds in 1st through 5th grades with some ability to read and write; must be accompanied by an adult. Emphasizing creative problem solving, we’ll discuss the four essential human needs and how to satisfy them in a survival situation. These hands-on activities provide homeschoolers with opportunities to explore the natural world and interact with their peers. Suggestions for further study and resources are provided. Registration is required 24 hours before the program. Fees must be paid in full before the start of the program. Payments cannot be accepted at the Interpretive Center.

5K Walk - Fundraiser
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Sponsor:  American Heart Association
Note: Walk will take place throughout the park

November 2
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.  thru Nov 3
Noon to 4 p.m. after Nov 3
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-2371

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

Video –Harvesting Cranberries at Double Trouble
10 a.m.
FREE
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Note: Compare the historic dry and more modern wet cranberry harvests at Double Trouble Village on this fifteen minute video compiled from rare film footage.  Video plays in the Park Information Building.  Limited seating.

“Walking the Midway at Lake Hopatcong”
7 p.m.
Fee: $25 (dinner included)
Sponsor: The Growing Stage
(973) 398-2616
Note:  In recognition of the 30th anniversary of the closing of Bertrand Island Park, we look back at the two amusement parks which once competed at Lake Hopatcong; ADA accessible.

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

Walt Whitman in Mickle Street
Call for times and dates
FREE
Walt Whitman State Historic Site
(856) 964-5383
Note: 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

Musket Firing Demonstration
1:30 p.m.
Fee: $1/per person
Washington Crossing State Park,Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
Note: ADA accessible

Understanding Astronomy Series Presentation
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
FREE
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Historic Village
(609)-567-4559
Sponsor: Willingboro Astronomical Society & Wharton State Forest
Note: ADA accessible

Starwatch
6 to 10 p.m.
FREE
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Historic Village
(609)-567-4559
Sponsor: Willingboro Astronomical Society & Wharton State Forest
Note: ADA Accessible

November 3
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.  thru Nov 3
Noon to 4 p.m. after Nov 3
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-2371

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

Election Day and Women’s Suffrage in the 1830s
1 & 2: p.m.
FREE
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Note: Election Day & Women’s Suffrage in the 1830s. Women march for their rights.

Dog Walking Hike
1 p.m.
FREE
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
Note: 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. Ages 7 and up.

Video –Harvesting Cranberries at Double Trouble
FREE
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Note: Compare the historic dry and more modern wet cranberry harvests at Double Trouble Village on this fifteen minute video compiled from rare film footage.  Video plays in the Park Information Building.  Limited seating.

Fall Back in Time Tour
10 a.m.
Fee: $3 per person 12 years of age and up; $1 per child six years to twelve years of age; children under six years of age are free; must preregister for program
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Note: To register for program, please use Program Code DT-2013-11-03 and register through the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest at 609-726-1191 or mail check made payable to “Treasurer, State of New Jersey” to Interpretive Programs, Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, PO Box 215, New Lisbon, NJ 08064.  Include program code, program title, number of people, and a telephone contact number with reservation.  You may also register in person at the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest office.  All registrations must be received prior to program start.  No refunds unless program is canceled.  For directions, visit www.njparksandforests.org.

Lake Hopatcong Museum
Noon to 4 p.m.
FREE
(973) 398-2616
Note: ADA Aacessible

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

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

Walt Whitman in Mickle Street
Call for times and dates
FREE
Walt Whitman State Historic Site
(856) 964-5383
Note: 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

Shelter Building/Wilderness Survival
1:30 to 3 p.m.
FREE
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
Note: 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. All ages.

November 7
Nestling Naturalists: Turtle Talk
11 a.m. to Noon
Fee: $5 per adult/child pair; $3 for additional siblings age 2 to 4; pre-registration required
High Point State Park
(973) 875-4800
Note: For 2.5 to 4 year-olds & an adult partner. Are they really slow? Do they live in their shells? Come learn more about the land and water turtles that live at High Point. Naturalist programs are designed to encourage children’s curiosity, engaging them hands-on in the natural world through outdoor activities, stories, games and crafts. Registration is required 24 hours before the program. Fees must be paid in full before the start of the program. Payments cannot be accepted at the Interpretive Center.

November 8     
Fledgling Naturalists: Turtle Talk
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $5 per adult/child pair; $3 for additional siblings age 2 and up; pre-registration required
High Point State Park
(973) 875-4800
Note: For 4 to 6 year-olds & an adult partner. Are they really slow? Do they live in their shells? Come learn more about the land and water turtles that live at High Point. Naturalist programs are designed to encourage children’s curiosity, engaging them hands-on in the natural world through outdoor activities, stories, games and crafts. Registration is required 24 hours before the program. Fees must be paid in full before the start of the program. Payments cannot be accepted at the Interpretive Center.

November 9
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.  thru Nov 3
Noon to 4 p.m. after Nov 3
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-2371

Late Fall Flea Market
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee:  $1/adult, children under 12 are free; vendor space $ 25; pre-registration required
Allaire State Park
Sponsor:  Allaire Village, Inv.
(732) 919-3500
Note:  Rain date November 10th (Sun)

Yoga On The Mountain
9:30  to 11:45 a.m.
Fee:  $5 donation recommended; pre-registration required
High Point State Park, Interpretive Center
(973) 875-4800
Sponsor: Friends of High Point State Park
Note: Yoga on the Mountain classes are held in the High Point State Park Interpretive Center.  Please bring your own yoga mat.

30-Mile Full Trail Hike
Call for time & location
FREE
Paulinskill Valley Trail
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
(201) 274-9805
Note: Hike the entire length of the Paulinskill Valley Trail while marveling at the natural and cultural history along the way.

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

Public Tours
1 to 4 p.m.
Fee: Adults $3, youth $1
Long Pond Ironworks State Park, Country Store
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks
(973) 657-1688
Note: Call for more information

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

30-Mile Full Trail Hike
Call for time & location
FREE
Paulinskill Valley Trail
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
(201) 274-9805
Note: Hike the entire length of the Paulinskill Valley Trail while marveling at the natural and cultural history along the way.

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

Kid’s Autumn Celebration
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fee: $2 per person for ages six and up; pre-registration required
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Lot
(908) 236-6355
Note: Kids from 3 to 11 will participate in outdoor games including Predator & Prey, and Bluebird and Robin Food Hunt.  Then take a short walk in the woods and learn how to hike safely.  Lastly, learn what to do if lost in the woods.

Walt Whitman in Mickle Street
Call for times and dates
FREE
Walt Whitman State Historic Site
(856) 964-5383
Note: 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

Cannon Firing Demonstration
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
Sponsor: Swan Historical Foundation
Note: ADA accessible

November 10
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.  thru Nov 3
Noon to 4 p.m. after Nov 3
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-2371

Braiding with Nature
1 p.m.
Fee: $1 per person
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
Note: ADA accessible. Learn how to braid and weave natural products into a braided piece of jewelry or artwork.  Ages 9 and up.

Lake Hopatcong Museum
Noon to 4 p.m.
FREE
(973) 398-2616
Note:  ADA Accessible

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

Guided Manor Tours
Noon to 4pm
Fee: $5 adults, $3 seniors, $1 youth, children under 6 free
Ringwood State Park, Skylands Manor
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
973-962-9534; www.njbg.org
Note: ADA accessible

Walt Whitman in Mickle Street
Call for times and dates
FREE
Walt Whitman State Historic Site
(856) 964-5383
Note: 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 12
Art Exhibit and Sale
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
D&R Canal State Park, Blackwells Mills Canal House
Sponsor:  Blackwells Mills Canal House Association
(732) 873-2133
Note: Partially ADA accessible. The Blackwells Mills Canal House Association welcomes back member and artist Barbara Della Peruta, who returns with original paintings on canvas for your enjoyment and purchase.

November13
Art Exhibit and Sale
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
D&R Canal State Park, Blackwells Mills Canal House
Sponsor:  Blackwells Mills Canal House Association
(732) 873-2133
Note: Partially ADA accessible. The Blackwells Mills Canal House Association welcomes back member and artist Barbara Della Peruta, who returns with original paintings on canvas for your enjoyment and purchase.

November 14
L’il Tykes Autumn Hike
3:30 to 4:30 pm
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults with children ages 5 & under. Share some time with your little one in the Great Outdoors on this naturalist-guided, 1-mile hike. Babies must be carried in a front- or back-pack.  No strollers or older siblings please!

November 15
Nestling Naturalists: Turtle Talk
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $5 per adult/child pair;  $3 for additional siblings age 2 to 4; pre-registration required
High Point State Park
Note: For 2.5 to 4 year-olds & an adult partner. Are they really slow? Do they live in their shells? Come learn more about the land and water turtles that live at High Point. Naturalist programs are designed to encourage children’s curiosity, engaging them hands-on in the natural world through outdoor activities, stories, games and crafts. Registration is required 24 hours before the program. Fees must be paid in full before the start of the program. Payments cannot be accepted at the Interpretive Center.

November 16
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.  thru Nov 3
Noon to 4 p.m. after Nov 3
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-2371

Walk the D&R Canal Feeder
10 a.m.
FREE; donations welcome
D&R Canal State Park, Prallsville Mill, Stockton
Sponsor:  D&R Canal Watch
Bob Barth at (201) 401-3121 or barths@att.net
Note: Partially ADA accessible; the D & R Canal Watch invites the public on a guided walk between the Prallsville Mill historic site, in Stockton to the Bulls Island Recreation Area.

Saturday Seasonal Nature Hike
1 p.m.
FREE
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
Note: Meet at the Nature Center for a guided hike through the trials of Cheesequake.  Ages 9 and up

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

Walt Whitman in Mickle Street
Call for times and dates
FREE
Walt Whitman State Historic Site
(856) 964-5383
Note: 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

Recreating the Battle of Trenton in a miniature War-game
1 p.m.
FREE
Washington Crossing State Park,Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
Note: ADA accessible

Walk for Waterloo - 2 mile Turkey Trot
10 to 11 a.m.
Fee: $3 adults, $1 for children; pre-registration required Waterloo Village
(973) 786-6445
Note: A specially designed turkey feather marked trail will weave walkers, runners, and hikers on a two mile path designed to expose the natural, historic and educational highlights of the park.  Become acquainted with all that Waterloo Village has to offer through this self-paced 2 mile trot.  The crisp autumn air, historic village environment and turkey feather markers will provide fun for all ages. 

November 17
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.  thru Nov 3
Noon to 4 p.m. after Nov 3
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-2371

Cranberry Bog Hike
10 a.m.
Fee: $6 per person 12 years of age and up; $4 per child six years to twelve years of age; children under six years of age are free; pre-registration required
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Note: Discover the cranberry bogs at historic Double Trouble Village during this 4 mile hike on flat sandy trails.  At the conclusion of the hike, we’ll tour a century-old cranberry packing house once used during the heyday of the cranberry industry.  Hike starts at the Park Information Building.  Limited to 20 participants. To register for program, please use program code DT-2013-11-17.  Registration is through the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, (609) 726-1191 or mail check made payable to “Treasurer, State of New Jersey” to Interpretive Programs, Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, PO Box 215, New Lisbon, NJ 08064.  Include program code, program title, number of people, and a telephone contact number with reservation.  You may also register in person at the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest office.  All registrations must be received prior to program start.  No refunds unless program is canceled.  For directions, visit www.njparksandforests.org.

Lake Hopatcong Museum
Noon to 4 p.m.
FREE
(973) 398-2616
Note: ADA Accessible

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

Bird Walk
9 to 11 a.m.
FREE
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Lot
(908) 236-6355
Note: Join John DeMarrais, NJ Audubon Society member, on 3\4 mile flat trail loop. Traverse the water's edge and hope to see a Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck or Canvasback. Then take a short drive to the swimming pond where abundant waterfowl such as American Black Duck or Ring-necked Duck may be seen. If you have a field guide and binoculars we suggest you bring them.

Walt Whitman in Mickle Street
Call for times and dates
FREE
Walt Whitman State Historic Site
(856) 964-5383
Note: 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

Platform Bird Feeders
1 to 3:30 p.m.
FREE; advanced registration is required
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
Note: Build a rustic hanging bird feeder from plywood and cedar boughs that will serve a variety of winter bird species. Ages 6 -10 year old.

November 20
Wednesday Walk in the Woods - BATONA Trail in sections
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FREE; pre-registration requested
Bass River State Forest
(609) 296-6574 (hike leader)
Note: This is a 7-mile to 10-mile hike on flat ground at a moderate pace.  Bring drink and lunch. Call hike leader for directions to meeting place and information.

November 23
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.  thru Nov 3
Noon to 4 p.m. after Nov 3
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-2371

Rail-Trail Hike
10 am
FREE
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Warbasse Junction
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
(908) 684-4820
Note: Come hike a scenic rail-trail and learn about the history of the railroads that used to run through Sussex County.

Nature in November Family Hike
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: This is a family program for all ages; bring your whole family for a 2-mile naturalist-guided tour of the park and learn all about this public treasure.

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

Preparing for Winter Hike
10:30 a.m.
FREE
Wharton State Forest
Note: This is a 2-mile to 4-mil hike

Wreath Making Workshop
10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Fee: NJBG Members $25, Non NJBG Member $30
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534;  www.njbg.org

Walt Whitman in Mickle Street
Call for times and dates
FREE
Walt Whitman State Historic Site
(856) 964-5383
Note: 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

Walk for Waterloo - 2 mile Turkey Trot
10 to 11 a.m.
Fee: $3 adults, $1 for children; pre-registration required Waterloo Village
(973) 786-6445
Note: A specially designed turkey feather marked trail will weave walkers, runners, and hikers on a two mile path designed to expose the natural, historic and educational highlights of the park.  Become acquainted with all that Waterloo Village has to offer through this self-paced 2 mile trot.  The crisp autumn air, historic village environment and turkey feather markers will provide fun for all ages. 

November 24
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.  thru Nov 3
Noon to 4 p.m. after Nov 3
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-2371

“Our Day of Thanks” 1830’s Reenactment
Noon to 3 p.m.
FREE
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Note: Program at the Allaire Chapel at 1 p.m.

Lenni Lenape Traditions
1 p.m.
Fee: $1 per person
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
Note: ADA accessible. Discover the Native American heritage of Cheesequake and the surrounding area. We’ll learn about the culture, traditions and history of the Lenni Lenape. The “Order of the Arrow” Dance Team will be on hand to entertain us with Native American dances. During the event, at the Nature Center, we’ll learn about various Native American traditions of the era.  All ages

Lake Hopatcong Museum
Noon to 4 p.m.
FREE
(973) 398-2616
Note: ADA Accessible

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

Geology of Round Valley
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fee: $2 per person for ages six and up; pre-registration required
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Lot
(908) 236-6355
Note: Wear sturdy shoes for this look at Round Valley’s diverse geology, encompassing a difference of over 800 million years. The Highlands begins here; learn what makes the Highlands high.  Visit our small abandoned iron mine and maybe found a piece of Round Valley iron.

November 29
The Christmas Express
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $6 per person; advance ticket purchase highly recommended
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Note: Santa rides the train and talks to all the children. 

November 30
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.  thru Nov 3
Noon to 4 p.m. after Nov 3
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-2371

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

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

Christmas At Lusscroft
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE; donations requested
Lusscroft Farm
(973) 875-4800 High Point Park Office
Sponsor: Heritage and Agriculture Association
Note: For more information go to www.lusscroftfarm.com
Tour 3 historic buildings, decorated and filled with vendors, gifts, bake sale, live animals, photo with Santa and more!

Walt Whitman in Mickle Street
Call for times and dates
FREE
Walt Whitman State Historic Site
(856) 964-5383
Note: 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

 

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