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November
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Nature and History Interpretive Programs and Tours
Call for dates, topics, and times
Fee:  None, donations welcomed
D & R Canal State Park
(609) 924-5705
ADA accessible

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Boy and Girl Scout Badge and Patch Programs
Call for arrangements
Fee:  Varied, contact for information
D & R Canal State Park
(609) 924-5705
ADA accessible

Opening “Seeing Stars” Exhibit
Call for date and times
FREE
Twin Lights Historic Site
Sponsor: State Park Service and Friends of Twin Lights
(732) 872-1814 for more details
ADA accessible

November 1
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-2371

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

Native American Family Program
1 p.m.
Fee: $3
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159

High Point Highlights Hike
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fees: $3 per person or $5 per family; preregistration requied
High Point State Park
(973) 875-4800
For adults and teens; this hike has a lot of variety. From the easiest of surfaces (pavement) to one of the most challenging (the rocky Appalachian Trail), from a level lakeside foot path to a steep climb up to the Monument and back down again. On this 2.5 to 3 mile loop you’ll explore the heart of High Point’s historic district and the distinctive habitats that make the Kittatinny Ridge unique. We’ll meet in the parking lot at the site of the former Kuser Mansion. (On left as you turn to go up to the Interpretive Center.) This is a fairly challenging hike. You’ll want sturdy shoes and may want to bring water.

Geocaching for Beginners
11 a.m. to noon
Fee: $10 GPS rental
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
For adults and children ages 10 and up. Discover how your family can enjoy this worldwide scavenger hunt. An indoor tutorial provides the tools necessary to embark on fun family adventures to find"hidden treasures" along our educational geo-trail!

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
ADA accessible

Guided Tours of Ringwood Manor
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour begins at 3pm)
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
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.

Reservoir Bird Walk
8:30 a.m.
FREE
Spruce Run Recreation Area, Tower Parking Lot (2nd Right)
Sponsor: Hunterdon Bird Club
(908) 638-8572
Come and view various birds that make their habitat at Spruce Run Reservoir

November 2
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) 938-2371

Election Day and Women’s Suffrage in the 1830s
Noon to 4 p.m.
Special programs at 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
FREE
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
(732) 919-3500
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Gourd Crafting
1 p.m.
Fee: $ 1 per person - all ages
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
ADA accessible; meet at the Nature Center to learn about the art of gourd crafting. During the program, we will learn the techniques used in transforming a gourd into a piece of artwork. The fall season provides us with these natural products needed for the construction of the crafts
.

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
ADA accessible

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

Craig House 
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Gift Shop
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
(732) 462-9616
Note:  ADA accessible. The Craig House and Gift Shop are open on Sunday’s only

Guided Tours of Ringwood Manor
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour begins at 3pm)
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
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.

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

November 5
Nature Toddlers
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; preregistration required
Fee: $5 per child
Island Beach State Park, Nature Center
(732) 793-0505
http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/programs/islandbeach/2014%20toddlers/
Age-appropriate hands-on activities, stories, crafts and hikes guide your child's natural curiosity as we exlore the animals and plants of Island Beach State Park. Natural Educators proivde an educational hour of fun for your and your young child. Bring sunscreen, drinking water, bug spray. Ages 3 to 5 with caregiver.

November 6
Intermediate Surf Fishing Clinic
2 to 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $25 per person; preregistration required
Island Beach State Park, Interpretive Center
(732) 793-0506
http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/programs/islandbeach/surf_fishing/
Visitors will be introduced to new tehniques for cathing the big one! We will desdcribe how to read the water, advanced knot tying, the use of different bait presentations, lure presentations and what to do when the monster takes the hook. Those interested should have some basic understanding of casting, coastgal safety and be ready for adverse weather conditions. A registered adult must accompany minors, which can be no younger than 10 years of age.

Guided Tours of Ringwood Manor
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour begins at 3pm)
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
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.

November 7
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

Guided Tours of Ringwood Manor
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour begins at 3pm)
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
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.

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
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
(732) 938-2371
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation

 
Nature Walk
9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

Art Exhibit and Sale
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
D & R Canal State Park
Blackwells Mills Canal House (598 Canal Road, Somerset)
Sponsor:  Blackwells Mills Canal House Association
(732) 873-2133
Partially ADA accessible; the Blackwells Canal House Association’s in–house artist, Barbara Della Peruta returns with original paintings on canvas for your enjoyment and purchase

Hike the D&R Feeder in Trenton
10 a.m.
FREE; donations welcome
D & R Canal State Park
Ellarslie Mansion, Cadwalader Park, Trenton
Sponsor:  D&R Canal Watch
(201) 401-3121
Partially ADA accessible; this Trenton walk from Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park to Old Rose Street will offer information about both canal and local Trenton history. See the Pedicaris waste gate and bridge tender's homes.

Yoga on the Mountain
9:30 to 11 a.m.
FREE; donations appreciated
High Point State Park
Sponsor: Friends of High Point State Park
(973) 702--0488
Come enjoy the view while relaxing your mind and body. No experience necessary, but you’ll want to bring a yoga mat. Proceeds support future Yoga on the Mountain Programs and other Friends of High Point programs and events.

Plant and Animal Protection
1:30 to 3 p.m.
Fees: $3 per person or $5 per family
High Point State Park
(973) 875-4800
For Families with children ages five to ten years old. Sometimes the best offense is a good defense! From prickles and spines to camouflage, both plants and animals have many ways of protecting themselves. We’ll explore plants and animals that are on the defensive through games and activities, and weather permitting, will take a short walk to see if we can find defenders in action.

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
Please bring your bike, helmet, lunch, and drink for this scenic rail-trail exploration!

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
ADA accessible

30-Mile Full Trail Hike
Call for time & location
FREE
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Paulinskill Valley Trail
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
(201) 274-9805
Hike the entire length of the Paulinskill Valley Trail while marveling at the natural and cultural history along the way. Weather permitting, over by nightfall.

Guided Tours of Ringwood Manor
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour begins at 3pm)
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
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.

Geology of Round Valley - Round Valley straddles the Highlands and Piedmont provinces
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fee:  $2 for ages six and above; preregistration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Parking Lot
(908) 236-6355
Take a short hike on two of our trails, discover the differences, and maybe find a piece of iron.

Nothing Half-Baked
2 to 4 p.m.
FREE; reservation required – space is limited
Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage
(908) 725-1015
ADA accessible; the art of using a bake oven, demonstrated by Michele Dansak

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

November 9
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) 938-2371

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

Mountain Bike Ride
10 a.m.
FREE
Belleplain State Forest
(609) 861--2404
Sponsor: South Jersey Wheelman

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.

Hike the D&R Feeder in Trenton
10 a.m.
FREE; donations welcome
D & R Canal State Park
Ellarslie Mansion, Cadwalader Park, Trenton
Sponsor:  D&R Canal Watch
(201) 401-3121
Partially ADA accessible; this Trenton walk from Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park to Old Rose Street will offer information about both canal and local Trenton history. See the Pedicaris waste gate and bridge tender's homes

Art Exhibit and Sale
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
D & R Canal State Park
Blackwells Mills Canal House (598 Canal Road, Somerset)
Sponsor:  Blackwells Mills Canal House Association
(732) 873-2133
Partially ADA accessible; the Blackwells Canal House Association’s in–house artist, Barbara Della Peruta returns with original paintings on canvas for your enjoyment and purchase.

Intermediate Surf Fishing Clinic
2 to 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $25 per person; preregistration required
Island Beach State Park, Interpretive Center
(732) 793-0506
http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/programs/islandbeach/surf_fishing/
Visitors will be introduced to new tehniques for cathing the big one! We will desdcribe how to read the water, advanced knot tying, the use of different bait presentations, lure presentations and what to do when the monster takes the hook. Those interested should have some basic understanding of casting, coastgal safety and be ready for adverse weather conditions. A registered adult must accompany minors, which can be no younger than 10 years of age.

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
ADA accessible

Craig House 
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Gift Shop
1 to 4 p.m.
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
(732) 462-9616
Note:  ADA accessible. The Craig House and Gift Shop are open on Sunday’s only

Guided Tours of Ringwood Manor
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour begins at 3pm)
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
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.

November13
L’il Tykes Autumn Hike
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
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!

Guided Tours of Ringwood Manor
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour begins at 3pm)
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
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.

November 14
Guided Tours of Ringwood Manor
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour begins at 3pm)
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
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.

Homeschool Naturalists - Plant and Animal Protection
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Fees: $5 per child; must be accompanied by an adult
High Point State Park
For six to ten year-olds in first through fifth grades with some ability to read and write. Registration is required 24 hours before the program is scheduled to begin. Sometimes the best offense is a good defense! From prickles and spines to camouflage, both plants and animals have many ways of protecting themselves. We’ll explore plants and animals that are on the defensive through games and activities, and weather permitting, will take a short walk to see if we can find defenders in action. 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. Fees must be paid in full before the start of the program. Payments can be made over the phone or  in-person at the Park Office, but cannot be accepted at the Interpretive Center. Please call the Park Office at 973-875-4800 to register or for more information.

November 15
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4 p.m.
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
(732) 938-2371
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation

Late Fall Flea Market
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission - 1$/adult, under 12 free; Vendor Spaces $25 (must be pre-registered)
Allaire State Park
Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Rain date November 16 (Sun)

Beginning Orienteering
1 to 3 p.m.
FREE; preregistration required – ages 9 and up
D&R Canal State Park, Bulls Island Recreation Area
(609) 397-2949
Learn the basics of an orienteering compass and topographic maps at the Bull’s Island Recreation Area

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

Lecture – Middlebrook: A Comprehensive View
1 to 2 p.m.
FREE; reservation required – space is limited
Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage
(908) 725-1015
ADA accessible.; an overview of the Middlebrook Cantonment, illustrating the importance and context of the most overlooked winter of The War of Independence.  Presented by Wm. Kurzenberger

November 16
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) 938-2371

Seasonal Nature 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

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
ADA accessible

Craig House 
1 to 4 p.m.
Gift Shop
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
(732) 462-9616
ADA accessible; the Craig House and Gift Shop are open on Sunday’s only

Family Woodland Hike
1 p.m.                                   
FREE
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534; www.njbg.org

Bird Walk
9 to 11 a.m.
FREE
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Parking Lot
(908) 236-6355
Join NJ Audubon Society members, on 3\4 mile flat trail loop where you could see the Red-breasted Merganser or Brown Creeper. Then take a short drive to the swimming pond where abundant waterfowl enjoy the early spring serenity. If you have a field guide and binoculars we suggest you bring them.

Hike the Rock Hopper Trail
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
FREE; ages preteen and adults
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center- Meet at Niederer’s Pond on Church Rd (call for directions)
(609) 737-0609
The Rock Hopper Trail in West Amwell Twp. is a new acquisition to the state park system. It contains mature hardwood forests, agricultural fields and interesting rock outcrops. The terrain is gently rolling and rugged. Wear sturdy shoes and bring drinking water. The hike will be 2-4 miles in length

November 18
Nature in November
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $3 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
For adults; enjoy a 2-mile naturalist-guided tour of the park to discover birds, botany, and soak in the quiet beauty of the season.

November 19
Nature in November
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Fee: $3 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
For adults; enjoy a 2-mile naturalist-guided tour of the park to discover birds, botany, and soak in the quiet beauty of the season.

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.

Homeschool Hike: Destination TBA
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $3 per child; must be accompanied by an adult
High Point State Park
For homeschoolers age ten and up. Pre-registration is recommended - call 973-875-4800. These easy to moderate, naturalist-led hikes will range between one to three miles and are a great opportunity for older homeschoolers to get a little fresh air and exercise while socializing with their peers, and learning a bit about nature and history along the way. Fees must be paid before the program begins either by phone/credit card or in person at the Park Office. Younger siblings may accompany us IF they are physically capable of keeping up with the group, or are young enough to be carried. There is no additional charge for carried siblings.

Intermediate Surf Fishing Clinic
2 to 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $25 per person; preregistration required
Island Beach State Park, Interpretive Center
(732) 793-0506
http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/programs/islandbeach/surf_fishing/
Visitors will be introduced to new tehniques for cathing the big one! We will desdcribe how to read the water, advanced knot tying, the use of different bait presentations, lure presentations and what to do when the monster takes the hook. Those interested should have some basic understanding of casting, coastgal safety and be ready for adverse weather conditions. A registered adult must accompany minors, which can be no younger than 10 years of age.

Thanksgiving: Honoring the Harvest
10 a.m. to noon
Fee: $5 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
For adults; partially ADA accessible; following a slide-illustrated program discussing various harvest festivals and seasonal customs from around the world, an easy 2-mile walk will invigorate and rejuvenate with the colors of fall. Light refreshments provided.

November 22
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4 p.m.
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
(732) 938-2371
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation

Mountain Bike Ride
10 a.m.
FREE
Belleplain State Forest
(609) 861--2404
Sponsor: South Jersey Wheelman

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

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

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
ADA accessible

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

Colonial Harvest Day
Noon to 4 p.m.
FREE
Washington Crossing State Park, Johnson Ferry House and Stone Barn
(609) 737-2515
A complete, seasonal meal will be prepared on the large hearth as a demonstration. The history of our Thanksgiving, fall domestic and “hands on” activities will be ongoing. Cider and donuts are available.

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

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

Lenni Lenape Traditions
1 p.m.
FREE; all ages
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
ADA accessible; discover the Native American heritage of Cheesequake and the surrounding area. The “Order of the Arrow” Dance Team will be on hand to entertain us with Native American dances. During the event we will learn about various Native American traditions of the era.

Intermediate Surf Fishing Clinic
2 to 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $25 per person; preregistration required
Island Beach State Park, Interpretive Center
(732) 793-0506
http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/programs/islandbeach/surf_fishing/
Visitors will be introduced to new tehniques for cathing the big one! We will desdcribe how to read the water, advanced knot tying, the use of different bait presentations, lure presentations and what to do when the monster takes the hook. Those interested should have some basic understanding of casting, coastgal safety and be ready for adverse weather conditions. A registered adult must accompany minors, which can be no younger than 10 years of age.

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
ADA accessible

Craig House 
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Gift Shop
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
(732) 462-9616
Note:  ADA accessible. The Craig House and Gift Shop are open on Sunday’s only

Eighteenth Century Music Concert
7:30 to 9 p.m.
FREE; reservation required – space is limited
Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage
(908) 725-1015
ADA accessible; Bob Mouland will present a concert on period instruments, including fiddle, flute, flageolet, harp and hurdy-gurdy.

November 28
The Christmas Express
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $6 per person (advance tickets highly recommended)
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Santa rides the train and talks to all the children. 

Turkey Walk and Talk
10 a.m. to Noon
Fee: $2 fee for ages six and above; preregistration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Parking Lot
(908) 236-6355
The feast is over and it's time to burn off some of those calories.  Hike a wilderness trail and learn about the turkeys and other wildlife of Round Valley

November 29
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) 938-2371

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

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

November 30
The Christmas Express
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $6 per person (advance tickets highly recommended)
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Santa rides the train and talks to all the children.

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
ADA accessible

Craig House 
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Gift Shop
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
(732) 462-9616
Note:  ADA accessible. The Craig House and Gift Shop are open on Sunday’s only

 

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