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Throughout the year, the New Jersey State Park Service proudly hosts hundreds of events at state parks, forests, recreation areas and marinas. This calendar of events is continually updated with our upcoming programs that we hope to see you at soon!

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Spring

Calendar of Events

May

5/9/2022 - 5/15/2022

5/16/2022 - 5/22/2022

5/23/2022 - 5/29/2022

5/30/2022 - 5/31/2022

June

6/1/2022 - 6/5/2022

6/6/2022 - 6/12/2022

6/13/2022 - 6/19/2022

6/20/2022 - 6/26/2022

6/27/2022 - 6/30/2022


Week of 5/9/2022 - 5/15/2022

The Historic Trilogy
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal
11-May 1:30 – 3PM
Description: Presentation and guided history walk about the Historic Trilogy.
Age: ages 10 and up
Pre-registration required. Please call (201) 915-3400 x503 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov.
Please meet at the Information Desk inside the CRRNJ Terminal located at 1 Audrey Zapp Drive.


Guided Tours of Ringwood Manor
Ringwood State Park, Ringwood Manor
11-May through 15-May, 10 am to 3 pm
Description: Take a tour of the interior of historic Ringwood Manor with a knowledgeable guide. See 32 of the 51 full-furnished rooms.
Age: all ages. $10 adult/ $8 senior/$5 children (ages 6-12)/children 5 and under free.
No advanced registration required; groups of 10 or more must make a group tour reservation. Call the day you plan on visiting for daily tour times. For more information, call (973) 962-2240.


Washington: A Life in New Jersey
Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Site. Virtual
11-May 7 pm
Description: Examine George Washington’s life and legacy in New Jersey, reading along in Ron Chernow’s Washington: A Life with a State Park Service historian in a series of virtual monthly meetings. For May 11’s meeting, we follow Gen. Washington into the Revolutionary War through Washington’s Crossing into New Jersey and the Ten Crucial Days at Trenton and Princeton.
Age: ages 13 and up
Please call (908) 725-1015 or  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/248216782077
Suggested Reading: Ron Chernow, Washington: A Life, Part Three: The General, Chapter 16: The Glorious Cause – Chapter 23: The Crossing


Mid-Week Adult Hike
Wawayanda State Park, Beach parking lot
11-May 9 am
Description: 6+ mile moderate hike. (Distance based on group).
Age: Adults
Registration encouraged. Call park office at (973) 853 4462 or message Wawayanda facebook page.
Wear appropriate clothing & shoes; bring plenty of water & snacks.


Guided Village Tour
Double Trouble State Park, Double Trouble Village
13-May 10 am
Description: Guided walking tour of historic Double Trouble Village
Age: 8 and older
Call (732) 341-6662 or email DoubleTrouble@dep.nj.gov for more information. Pre-registration REQUIRED at DoubleTrouble.eventbrite.com
Program is weather permitting.  Heavy rain or thunder cancels.


Guided Village Tour
Double Trouble State Park, Double Trouble Village
14-May 10 am
Description: Guided walking tour of historic Double Trouble Village
Age: 8 and older
Call (732) 341-6662 or email DoubleTrouble@dep.nj.gov for more information. Pre-registration REQUIRED at DoubleTrouble.eventbrite.com
Program is weather permitting.  Heavy rain or thunder cancels.


Not An Early Bird Walk
High Point State Park, Winter Trail Use parking
14-May 4 pm
Description: Not everyone is cut out for bird watching at dawn. Luckily there is often a surge of avian activity in late afternoon that can be enjoyed by the anti-early-birds! Come take a stroll with the Park Naturalist in search of colorful migrating warblers and other spring arrivals
Age: 10 and older
Please call (973) 875-1471 for more information. Registration is optional at highpointstatepark.eventbrite.com
A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow, but bring your own if you have them. Long, light-colored pants are recommended, as ticks are often abundant this time of year, and you may want a hat to ward off black flies. Rain will cancel this walk.


Explore the Universe
Jenny Jump State Forest, Jenny Jump Observatory
14-May 8 – 10:30 pm
Description: Family friendly lectures and observing of the night sky.
Age: all ages
Call (908) 459-4909 for more information.
Program is weather permitting.


Trailblazers Volunteer Day
Liberty State Park, Nature Center
14-May 10AM – 12PM
Description: Volunteer trail work.
Age: ages 10 and up
Pre-registration required. Please call (201) 915-3400 x503 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov.
Please dress to work outdoors and wear sturdy shoes. Sunscreen, water, and insect repellent is also recommended to bring with you.


Adult Hike to Surprise Lake
Wawayanda State Park, Surprise Lake 22 Warwick Turnpike
14-May 10 am
Description: Advanced hike to Surprise Lake with some strenuous parts.
Age: Adults. $8 / person.
Registration required. Please call park office call (973) 853-4462 or message Wawayanda facebook page.
weather appropriate with sturdy footwear. Pack extra water and snacks for yourself.  Meet at 22 Warwick Turnpike.


Osprey Hike
Cheesequake State Park, Trailhead Parking area
15-May 12:30 pm
Description: Enjoy a guided hike to view the Osprey and birds of salt marsh.
Age: 8 and older
Please call (732) 566-3208. Dress for the weather. Dogs allowed on leash. Call ahead for weather cancellation.


Guided Village Tour
Double Trouble State Park, Double Trouble Village
15-May 10 am
Description: Guided walking tour of historic Double Trouble Village
Age: 8 and older
Call (732) 341-6662 or email DoubleTrouble@dep.nj.gov for more information. Pre-registration REQUIRED at DoubleTrouble.eventbrite.com
Program is weather permitting.  Heavy rain or thunder cancels.


Comparing Country Houses
Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Site. 71 Somerset Street, Somerville, NJ 08876
15-May 2:30 pm
Description: Explore the historical themes that unite country houses across the Atlantic and the ages using the fictional Downton Abbey as our touchstone.
Age: ages 8 and up.
Please call (908) 725-1015 or register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comparing-country-houses-a-downton-abbey-tour-tickets-268510440957


Week of 5/16/2022 - 5/22/2022

Guided Tours of Ringwood Manor
Ringwood State Park, Ringwood Manor
18-May through 22-May, 10 am to 3 pm
Description: Take a tour of the interior of historic Ringwood Manor with a knowledgeable guide. See 32 of the 51 full-furnished rooms.
Age: all ages. $10 adult/ $8 senior/$5 children (ages 6-12)/children 5 and under free.
No advanced registration required; groups of 10 or more must make a group tour reservation. Call the day you plan on visiting for daily tour times. For more information, call (973) 962-2240.


Mid-Week Adult Hike
Wawayanda State Park, Beach parking lot
18-May 9 am
Description: 6+ mile moderate hike. (Distance based on group).
Age: Adults
Registration encouraged. Call park office at (973) 853 4462 or message Wawayanda facebook page.
Wear appropriate clothing & shoes; bring plenty of water & snacks.


Guided Village Tour
Double Trouble State Park, Double Trouble Village
20-May 10 am
Description: Guided walking tour of historic Double Trouble Village
Age: 8 and older
Call (732) 341-6662 or email DoubleTrouble@dep.nj.gov for more information. Pre-registration REQUIRED at DoubleTrouble.eventbrite.com
Program is weather permitting.  Heavy rain or thunder cancels.


Explore the Universe
Jenny Jump State Forest, Jenny Jump Observatory
20-May 8 – 10:30 pm
Description: Family friendly lectures and observing of the night sky.
Age: all ages
Call (908) 459-4909 for more information.
Program is weather permitting.


Night Hike
Wawayanda State Park, Boathouse parking lot
20-May 7 pm
Description: 2-3 mile hike with a campfire to follow.
Age: ages 8 and up. $8/adult $5/child
Registration required. Please call park office call (973) 853-4462 or message FB page. Headlamps/flash are NOT provided. Please bring your own and dress weather appropriate with proper footwear. Bring chairs and snacks for the campfire afterward.


Guided Village Tour
Double Trouble State Park, Double Trouble Village
21-May 10 am
Description: Guided walking tour of historic Double Trouble Village
Age: 8 and older
Call (732) 341-6662 or email DoubleTrouble@dep.nj.gov for more information. Pre-registration REQUIRED at DoubleTrouble.eventbrite.com
Program is weather permitting.  Heavy rain or thunder cancels.


Stream Slosh
High Point State Park
21-May 10:30 am
Description: Come discover what lives in one of High Point's streams! We'll walk a short distance down the Flatbrook near Sawmill Lake and will use nets and other techniques to observe the stream's inhabitants.
Age: 6 and older
Please call (973) 875-1471 for more information. Registration is required at highpointstatepark.eventbrite.com. Wear boots, old sneakers, or water shoes as it will be wet, muddy, and slippery. You may also want to wear insect repellent and/or a hat because biting flies are abundant in spring.


Fabulous Fungi
Liberty State Park, Nature Center
21-May 10 am
Description: Guided program and walk to learn about and look for fungi
Age: ages 4 and up
Pre-registration required. Please call (201) 915-3400 x503 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov.
Please dress for the weather and wear shoes comfortable for walking.


Volunteer Clean Up Day
Wawayanda State Park, Beach parking lot
21-May 9 am
Description: more info to follow.
Age: ages 8 and up. $8/adult $5/child
Registration required. Please call park office call (973) 853-4462 or message FB page.


Lady Slipper Hike
Cheesequake State Park, Trailhead Parking area
22-May 12:30 pm
Description: Enjoy a guided hike to view the protected Orchid in the Park.
Age: 8 and older
Please call (732) 566-3208. Dress for the weather. Dogs allowed on leash. Call ahead for weather cancellation.


Guided Village Tour
Double Trouble State Park, Double Trouble Village
22-May 10 am
Description: Guided walking tour of historic Double Trouble Village
Age: 8 and older
Call (732) 341-6662 or email DoubleTrouble@dep.nj.gov for more information. Pre-registration REQUIRED at DoubleTrouble.eventbrite.com
Program is weather permitting.  Heavy rain or thunder cancels.


Shorebird Walk
Liberty State Park, Nature Center
22-May 10 am
Description: Guided bird walk to look for visiting shorebird species.
Age: ages 5 and up
Pre-registration required. Please call (201) 915-3400 x503 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov.


Children’s Day
Rockingham State Historic Site, Rockingham Grounds
22-May 12 – 4 pm
Description: Join us for the return of Children's Day with crafts, games & toys to try out, clothing to try on and other 18th-century-based activities to explore!
Age: all ages
For more information, call (609) 683-7132 or email rockingham1783@dep.nj.gov
Some activities may be weather permitting.


Week of 5/23/2022 - 5/29/2022

Explore the Universe
Jenny Jump State Forest, Jenny Jump Observatory
23-May 8 – 10:30 pm
Description: Family friendly lectures and observing of the night sky.
Age: all ages
Call (908) 459-4909 for more information.
Program is weather permitting.


Architecture of the CRRNJ
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal
25-May 10 am
Description: Guided architecture walk around the historic CRRNJ Terminal
Age: ages 10 and up
Pre-registration required. Please call (201) 915-3400 x503 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov.
Please meet at the Information Desk inside the CRRNJ Terminal located at 1 Audrey Zapp Drive.


Guided Tours of Ringwood Manor
Ringwood State Park, Ringwood Manor
25-May through 29-May, 10 am to 3 pm
Description: Take a tour of the interior of historic Ringwood Manor with a knowledgeable guide. See 32 of the 51 full-furnished rooms.
Age: all ages. $10 adult/ $8 senior/$5 children (ages 6-12)/children 5 and under free.
No advanced registration required; groups of 10 or more must make a group tour reservation. Call the day you plan on visiting for daily tour times. For more information, call (973) 962-2240.


Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration
Walt Whitman House, Double Trouble Village
25-May 5pm
Description: Guest Speaker, Poetry Readings, Tours of the Historic House.
Age: all ages
Call (856) 964-5383 for more information.


Mid-Week Adult Hike
Wawayanda State Park, Beach parking lot
25-May 9 am
Description: 6+ mile moderate hike. (Distance based on group).
Age: Adults
Registration encouraged. Call park office at (973) 853 4462 or message Wawayanda facebook page.
Wear appropriate clothing & shoes; bring plenty of water & snacks.


Sunset Kayak Tour
Wawayanda State Park, Boathouse
26-May 7 pm
Description: Join us for a tour of Wawayanda Lake at sunset, followed by a campfire! Life jackets are mandatory.
Age: ages 10 and up. $8/adult $5/child. rental $15
Registration required. Call park office at (973) 853 4462 or message Wawayanda facebook page.
Limited tandem Kayak rentals available


Guided Village Tour
Double Trouble State Park, Double Trouble Village
27-May 10 am
Description: Guided walking tour of historic Double Trouble Village
Age: 8 and older
Call (732) 341-6662 or email DoubleTrouble@dep.nj.gov for more information. Pre-registration REQUIRED at DoubleTrouble.eventbrite.com
Program is weather permitting.  Heavy rain or thunder cancels.


Family Campfire Night
Wawayanda State Park, Boathouse parking lot
27-May 7 pm
Description:
Age: All ages.
Registration required. Call park office at (973) 853 4462 or message Wawayanda facebook page.


Nature Walk
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Pakim Pond
28-May 10 am
Description: Enjoy a scenic stroll around Pakim Pond and learn about the resident flora and fauna that surround this serene site!
Age: All ages.
For more information call (609) 726-1191.
Please dress to be outdoors and wear sunscreen and bugspray.


Nature Art
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Nature Center
28-May 2pm
Description: Use all natural materials to make beautiful works of art! Leaves, clay extracted from soil, and dyes and paints made from plant matter will all be available.
Age: All ages.
For more information call (609) 726-1191.
Please dress to be outdoors and wear sunscreen and bugspray.


Holiday Hike
Cheesequake State Park, Lake Bathhouse Pavilion
28-May 12:30 pm
Description: Enjoy the trails at Cheesequake during the 1-to-2-mile Naturalist guided hike.
Age: 8 and older
Please call (732) 566-3208. Dress for the weather. Dogs allowed on leash. Call ahead for weather cancellation.


Guided Village Tour
Double Trouble State Park, Double Trouble Village
28-May 10 am
Description: Guided walking tour of historic Double Trouble Village
Age: 8 and older
Call (732) 341-6662 or email DoubleTrouble@dep.nj.gov for more information. Pre-registration REQUIRED at DoubleTrouble.eventbrite.com
Program is weather permitting.  Heavy rain or thunder cancels.


Pretty as a Postcard History Walk
High Point State Park, Outside the Interpretive Center
28-May 10:30 am
Description: Take a walk around High Point’s historic district to visit views memorialized in postcards during High Point’s early years. Come see how much things have changed and how they’ve stayed the same! We’ll cover between 2 to 2.5 miles on mostly easy terrain (grass and pavement) but there will be a few steeper up-hill portions.
Age: 12 and older
Please call (973) 875-1471 for more information. Registration optional at highpointstatepark.eventbrite.com.
Program is weather permitting.  Heavy rain or thunder cancels.


Explore the Universe
Jenny Jump State Forest, Jenny Jump Observatory
28-May 8 – 10:30 pm
Description: Family friendly lectures and observing of the night sky.
Age: all ages
Call (908) 459-4909 for more information.
Program is weather permitting.


Trailblazers Volunteer Day
Liberty State Park, Nature Center
28-May 10AM – 12PM
Description: Volunteer trail work.
Age: ages 10 and up
Pre-registration required. Please call (201) 915-3400 x503 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov.
Please dress to work outdoors and wear sturdy shoes. Sunscreen, water, and insect repellent is also recommended to bring with you.


Scavenger Hunt
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Nature Center
29-May 10 am
Description: Join us on a hunt to discover the natural treasures of Brendan T. Byrne State Forest! Exercise your five senses with this family friendly activity.
Age: All ages.
For more information call (609) 726-1191.
Please dress to be outdoors and wear sunscreen and bugspray.


Animal Tracking
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Pakim Pond
29-May 2pm
Description: Join us on a search for signs of our furred, feathered, scaly and slimy friends! Keep your eyes peeled and you’ll find out how to look for evidence of many different kinds of critter activity.
Age: All ages.
For more information call (609) 726-1191.
Please dress to be outdoors and wear sunscreen and bugspray.


Guided Village Tour
Double Trouble State Park, Double Trouble Village
29-May 10 am
Description: Guided walking tour of historic Double Trouble Village
Age: 8 and older
Call (732) 341-6662 or email DoubleTrouble@dep.nj.gov for more information. Pre-registration REQUIRED at DoubleTrouble.eventbrite.com
Program is weather permitting.  Heavy rain or thunder cancels.


Fabulous Fungi
Liberty State Park, Nature Center
29-May 1 pm
Description: Guided program and walk to learn about and look for fungi
Age: ages 4 and up
Pre-registration required. Please call (201) 915-3400 x503 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov.
Please dress for the weather and wear shoes comfortable for walking.


Week of 5/30/2022 - 5/31/2022

Seining at Pakim
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Pakim Pond
30-May 10am
Description: Discover what’s lurking beneath the surface of Pakim Pond! We’ll use a seining net to scoop up and identify the elusive critters of the water and what they have to say about water quality.
Age: All ages.
For more information call (609) 726-1191.
Please dress to be outdoors and wear sunscreen and bugspray.


Explore the Universe
Jenny Jump State Forest, Jenny Jump Observatory
30-May 8 – 10:30 pm
Description: Family friendly lectures and observing of the night sky.
Age: all ages
Call (908) 459-4909 for more information.
Program is weather permitting.


Week of 6/1/2022 - 6/5/2022

Tales From the Morris Canal
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal
1-Jun 1:30 PM
Description: Power Point presentation about the Morris Canal and a walk to what remains of the famous canal today.
Age: ages 10 and up
Pre-registration required. Please call (201) 915-3400 x503 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov.
Please meet at the Information Desk inside the CRRNJ Terminal located at 1 Audrey Zapp Drive.


Washington: A Life in New Jersey
Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Site. Virtual
1-Jun 7 pm
Description: Examine George Washington’s life and legacy in New Jersey, reading along in Ron Chernow’s Washington: A Life with a State Park Service historian in a series of virtual monthly meetings. For May 11’s meeting, we follow Gen. Washington into the Revolutionary War through Washington’s Crossing into New Jersey and the Ten Crucial Days at Trenton and Princeton.
Age: ages 14 and up
Please call (908) 725-1015 or   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/248216782077
Suggested Reading: Ron Chernow, Washington: A Life, Part Three: The General, Chapter 16: The Glorious Cause – Chapter 23: The Crossing


Queen Victoria & Jubilee Beacon Lighting
Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Site, 71 Somereset Street, Somerville, NJ 08876
2-Jun 7 pm
Description: Queen Victoria at long last visits Wallace House and regales us with stories of her childhood, her marriage and her family while debunking popular myths about the Monarch who gave her name to the Victorian Era.
Age: all ages
Please call (908) 725-1015 or  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/queen-victoria-jubilee-beacon-lighting-tickets-334542273947
Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets for this outdoors evening presentation.


Trails Day Walk: Nature from A to Z in the Natural Area
High Point State Park, Cedar Swamp Trailhead
4-Jun 10:00 am
Description: Join us for an easy two-mile walk through High Point’s Cedar Bog in search of things in nature that start with every letter of the alphabet. "A" is for acorn. What will we find for "Z"?
Age: all ages
Please call (973) 875-1471 for more information. Registration optional at highpointstatepark.eventbrite.com.
Program is weather permitting.  Heavy rain or thunder cancels. Dress for the outdoors. Insect repellent recommended.


Trailblazers Volunteer Day
Liberty State Park, Nature Center
4-Jun 10AM – 12PM
Description: Volunteer trail work.
Age: ages 10 and up
Pre-registration required. Please call (201) 915-3400 x503 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov.
Please dress to work outdoors and wear sturdy shoes. Sunscreen, water, and insect repellent is also recommended to bring with you.


Horseshoe Crab Walk
Liberty State Park, 300 Morris Pesin Drive
5-Jun 10:30 AM
Description: Guided walk to Caven Point Beach to look for horseshoe crabs.
Age: all ages
Pre-registration required. Please call (201) 915-3400 x503 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov.
Please dress for the weather and wear shoes that can get wet/muddy. If it is a hot day, sunscreen, water, and insect repellent are also recommended to bring with you.


George Washington Remembers Middlebrook
Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Site, 71 Somereset Street, Somerville, NJ 08876
5-Jun 2 pm
Description: From Trenton to Princeton, and from Middlebrook to Monmouth to Morristown and more, George Washington spent more of the Revolutionary War in New Jersey than in any other state. For the anniversary of Gen. Washington's departure from winter headquarters at the Wallace House, George Washington returns to remember the Middlebrook Cantonment of 1778-79 and his experience of the American Revolution in New Jersey.
Age: all ages
Please call (908) 725-1015 or  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/george-washington-remembers-middlebrook-tickets-275901838827
Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets for this outdoors evening presentation.


Week of 6/6/2022 - 6/12/2022

Explosion at Black Tom
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal
8-Jun 10:00 AM
Description: Power Point presentation about the history of Black Tom and a drive to the historic site.
Age: ages 10 and up
Pre-registration required. Please call (201) 915-3400 x503 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov.
Please meet at the Information Desk inside the CRRNJ Terminal located at 1 Audrey Zapp Drive. You will need your own transportation to get to the historic site.


Dusk Walk and Frog Talk
High Point State Park, Park office
11-Jun 8:30 pm
Description: Frogs are doing a lot of talking this time of year! While we wait for dusk to turn to dark and the croaks and trills to get started, we'll take an easy walk on a portion of the Mashipacong Trail to experience the darkening woods and then we'll finish up by learning a bit about High Point’s frogs as we check out the amphibious residents of the pond in front of the Park Office.
Age: 5 and older
Please call (973) 875-1471 for more information. Registration optional at highpointstatepark.eventbrite.com.
Bring a flashlight– it makes for easier frog spotting! Program is weather permitting.  Heavy rain or thunder cancels.


Wildlife Garden Walk
Liberty State Park, Nature Center
11-Jun 10:00 AM
Description: Guided walk through the Nature Center pollinator and wildflower gardens.
Age: all ages
Pre-registration required. Please call (201) 915-3400 x503 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov.
Please dress for the weather and wear shoes comfortable for walking.


Shorebird Walk
Liberty State Park, Nature Center
12-Jun 10:00 AM
Description: Guided bird walk to look for visiting shorebird species.
Age: ages 5 and up
Pre-registration required. Please call (201) 915-3400 x503 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov.
Please dress for the weather, wear shoes comfortable for walking, and bring binoculars if you have them.


Week of 6/13/2022 - 6/19/2022

Trail of the Blue Comet
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal
15-Jun 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Description: Power Point presentation about the famous Blue Comet.
Age: ages 10 and up
Pre-registration required. Please call (201) 915-3400 x503 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov.
Please meet at the Information Desk inside the CRRNJ Terminal located at 1 Audrey Zapp Drive.


Solstice Sunset Walk
High Point State Park
18-Jun 7:30 pm
Description: Join us for a sunset walk on one of the longest days of the year! We’ll hike up to an observation platform to watch the sun set and will walk around a portion of Lake Marcia—the highest lake in New Jersey—as darkness descends and the Monument shines over the lake. If we get lucky, we may even see or hear a beaver in action. The walk will be less than two miles and mostly easy with a few short, steeper rocky parts.
Age: 8 and older
Please call (973) 875-1471 for more information. Registration is required at highpointstatepark.eventbrite.com.
Program is weather permitting.  Rain or thunder cancels. Dress for the weather, bring water, and you may want insect repellent. Flashlights are not required.


Horseshoe Crab Walk
Liberty State Park, 300 Morris Pesin Drive
19-Jun 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Description: Guided walk to Caven Point Beach to look for horseshoe crabs.
Age: all ages
Pre-registration required. Please call (201) 915-3400 x503 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov.
Please dress for the weather and wear shoes that can get wet/muddy. If it is a hot day, sunscreen, water, and insect repellent are also recommended to bring with you.


Week of 6/20/2022 - 6/26/2022

The Historic Trilogy
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal
22-Jun 10 AM
Description: Power Point presentation about the historic roles of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and CRRNJ Terminal.
Age: ages 10 and up
Pre-registration required. Please call (201) 915-3400 x503 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov.
Please meet at the Information Desk inside the CRRNJ Terminal located at 1 Audrey Zapp Drive.


Low Tide Beach Walk
Liberty State Park, 300 Morris Pesin Drive
25-Jun 10 AM
Description: Guided walk and scavenger hunt at Caven Point Beach.
Age: all ages
Pre-registration required. Please call (201) 915-3400 x503 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov.
Please dress for the weather and wear shoes that can get wet/muddy. If it is a hot day, sunscreen, water, and insect repellent are also recommended to bring with you.


Architecture of the CRRNJ
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal
29-Jun 1:30 PM
Description: Guided architecture walk around the historic CRRNJ Terminal
Age: ages 10 and up
Pre-registration required. Please call (201) 915-3400 x503 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov.
Please meet at the Information Desk inside the CRRNJ Terminal located at 1 Audrey Zapp Drive.


Week of 6/27/2022 - 6/30/2022