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August
Kayak Eco Tours on Cheesequake Creek
Fee: $ 15 per person – plus park entrance fee applies per car – call for additional detail
Cheesequake State Park
(732) 566-3208
Call ahead for details and registration. Explore the salt marsh on a Naturalist guided kayak tour on Cheesequake Creek. The program includes all equipment and lesson. Participants must be 14+ and be in good physical condition

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Boy and Girl Scout Badge and Patch Programs
Call for arrangements
Fee:  $25 per program –call office for more detail
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
(609)924-5705
www.dandrcanal.com
ADA accessible

Double Trouble Village Tours & Hikes
Call for arrangements & program fees
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Individual or group historic village tours or hikes of varying mileage may be scheduled most weeks Wednesday through Sunday.  Elementary school and secondary school science and social studies field trips or outreach programs may be arranged.  Boy Scout and Girl Scout advancement requirements may be met by visiting Double Trouble State Park.

Guided Manor Tours
Times and date to be announced
Fee: $5 per car in-state, $7 per car out-of-state parking fee to enter park between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
General admission, $7 Seniors (62+), $5 Youth (13-18), $5, (6-12), $3
Ringwood State Park, Skylands Manor
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973)962-9534
ADA accessible

Kayak and Canoe Trips on the Delaware
Worthington State Forest
Fee: None
(908) 841-9575
Please call Forest office for availability, times and dates

August Daily
Diesel Train Operates Daily
Noon to 4 p.m. on Weekdays
Noon - 4:30 p.m. on Weekends
Fee: park entrance fee; plus $ 4 per person per train ride; additional fee for special event ride. Kids 2 & younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

August 1
The Life Cycle and Migration of the Monarch Butterfly and How You can Help Them by Mary Lenahan
7:30 to 9 p.m.
FREE; donations are welcome
Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Breezeway
(609) 296-1114
Bring flashlight and something to sit on.  ADA accessible

Lake Study
10 a.m.
Fee: $1 per person
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
(609) 861-2404
Learn what lives in Lake Nummy

Nature Crafts
1 to 3:30 p.m.
FREE
Belleplain State Forest, Picnic Area near Lake Nummy
(609) 861-2404
ADA accessible

Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

Kids & Critters Live Animal Show
11 a.m.
Fee: $1 per person
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

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

Observatory Open to the Public
8 to 10:30 p.m.
FREE
Jenny Jump State Forest
(908) 459-4366
Sponsor: The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey, Inc.
Partially ADA Accessible

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

Public Hours for Telescope Viewing
8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
FREE; donations accepted
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
www.njaa.org
(908) 638-8500
Limited ADA accessibility

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee: $1 per person, plus park entrance fee applies per car
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
ADA accessible; join a Park Historian for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing demonstration.

August 2
Lake Study
10 a.m.
Fee: $1 per person
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
(609) 861-2404
Learn what lives in Lake Nummy

Nature Crafts
1 to 3:30 p.m.
FREE
Belleplain State Forest, Picnic Area near Lake Nummy
(609) 861-2404
ADA accessible

Plover Walk
11 a.m.
Free
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
Sponsor: NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife

Kid's Pond Life Show
1 p.m.
Fee: $1 per person
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

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

Craig House Tours
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Craig House
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor:  Friends of Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Partially ADA accessible

Walking Tour of the Battlefield
1:30 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Visitor Center
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor: Friends of Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Walk is moderate level. Appropriate wear is advised

Garden Tours
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
Steady rain cancels; please call for more information

Ringwood Manor Historic Grounds and Landscape Tour
2 to 4 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
These 2 hour walking tours will take participants around the main property at Ringwood Manor, discussing the historic objects, the planned gardens and landscape features, the out-buildings, and even the cemetery. Historic photos will be shown to the group to give participants an idea of what the site looked like at various times. It is advised that participants wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes, dress appropriately for the weather, and bring bug spray & sun block if necessary. Steady Rain cancels.

Public Hours for Solar Viewing
2 to 5 p.m.
FREE; donations accepted
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
www.njaa.org
(908) 638-8500
Limited ADA accessibility

“The Pinelands Summer Zenith” Nature Hike
11 a.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 567-4559
Guided 2 to 4 mile hike, bring water & snacks

August 5
Wacky Wednesdays at the Absecon Lighthouse
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee:  Included with regular admission
Absecon Lighthouse Historic Site
(609) 449-1360 or www.abseconlighthouse.org
Themes change weekly and include Victorian tea party, pirates, gardening, mermaids, lifesavers and sea life; 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.

A Child's Life at Ringwood Manor Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
This fun & energetic 45-minute tour of Ringwood Manor focuses on the children of the Hewitt family, the activities, games, & pranks they played at the Manor, and what a child’s life would be like during the late 19th century. Scavenger hunts are provided on the tour and afterwards, kids are encouraged to try our reproduction 19th century toys! A great tour to introduce younger visitors to the history of the site!

August 6
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.

A Child's Life at Ringwood Manor Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
This fun & energetic 45-minute tour of Ringwood Manor focuses on the children of the Hewitt family, the activities, games, & pranks they played at the Manor, and what a child’s life would be like during the late 19th century. Scavenger hunts are provided on the tour and afterwards, kids are encouraged to try our reproduction 19th century toys! A great tour to introduce younger visitors to the history of the site!

August 7
National Lighthouse Day
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fee:  $7 adults, $5 seniors, Kids climb FREE
Absecon Lighthouse Historic Site
(609) 449-1360 or www.abseconlighthouse.org
Museum is ADA accessible, climbing is not

Delaware Bay Safari
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
Sponsor: Sunset Beach & Cape May Point State Park

Concert: Rave On
6:30 p.m.
FREE: $5 donation requested
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden
973-962-9534
Bring a lawn chair; bad weather relocates concert indoors to the Carriage House

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.

A Child's Life at Ringwood Manor Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
This fun & energetic 45-minute tour of Ringwood Manor focuses on the children of the Hewitt family, the activities, games, & pranks they played at the Manor, and what a child’s life would be like during the late 19th century. Scavenger hunts are provided on the tour and afterwards, kids are encouraged to try our reproduction 19th century toys! A great tour to introduce younger visitors to the history of the site!

August 8
Mid-Summer Flea Market
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee
Vendor spaces $30 pre-registration, $35 registration the week of event
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
Rain date: August 9

Envisioning NJ: A visual History of the Garden State by Dr. Richard Veit
8 to 9 p.m.
FREE; donations are welcome
Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Breezeway
(609) 296-1114
Bring flashlight and something to sit on.  ADA accessible

Lake Study
10 a.m.
Fee: $1 per person
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
(609) 861-2404
Learn what lives in Lake Nummy

Nature Crafts
1 to 3:30 p.m.
Belleplain State Forest, Picnic Area near Lake Nummy
(609) 861-2404
ADA accessible     

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

Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

Kids & Critters Live Animal Show
11 a.m.
Fee: $1 per person
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

Hike the D&R Canal from Alexander Road to Rocky Hill (5.7 miles)
10 a.m.
FREE; preregistration required
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Sponsor: Delaware and Raritan Canal Watch
(201) 401-3121 or bbarth@att.net
Meet in Route 603 (Kingston-Rocky Hill Road) Parking Lot at intersection of Route 518 & Route 603

Observatory Open to the Public
8 to 10:30 p.m.
FREE
Jenny Jump State Forest
(908) 459-4366
Sponsor: The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey, Inc.
Partially ADA Accessible

Lake Aeroflex Paddling Excursion
9 to 10:30 a.m.
Fee: $5; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Lake Aeroflex boat launch
(973) 786-6445
For teens & adults with previous canoeing or kayaking experience; bring your own canoe or kayak, PFD, & paddle for this scenic exploration of the deepest natural lake in New Jersey.  Enjoy a leisurely tour while learning about lake ecology and park history from a new perspective.

Bike Ride
11:30 a.m.
FREE
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Warbasse Junction Rd. Parking Area
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
(973) 887-4332
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; dDonations welcome
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks
(973) 657-1688
ADA accessible

Public Walking Tours
Noon & 2 p.m.
Fee: Adults $3, Children $1
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks
(973) 657-1688
ADA accessible upon request.  Please call for more information.

Summer Craft Fair
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
ADA accessible. Please call for more information

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.

A Child's Life at Ringwood Manor Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
This fun & energetic 45-minute tour of Ringwood Manor focuses on the children of the Hewitt family, the activities, games, & pranks they played at the Manor, and what a child’s life would be like during the late 19th century. Scavenger hunts are provided on the tour and afterwards, kids are encouraged to try our reproduction 19th century toys! A great tour to introduce younger visitors to the history of the site!

Young Astronomer’s Program
6:30 to 8 p.m.
FREE; registration required - donations accepted
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
www.njaa.org
(908) 638-8500
Limited ADA accessibility

Public Hours for Telescope Viewing
8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
FREE; donations accepted
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
www.njaa.org
(908) 638-8500
Limited ADA accessibilit
y

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee: $1 per person, plus park entrance fee applies per car
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
ADA accessible; join a Park Historian for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing demonstration.

The Civilian Conservation Corp Story
1 p.m.
Fee: $2 per person & park entrance fee
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center Auditorium
(609) 561-0024
ADA accessible; Presentation by Wes Hughes, president of the BCCI

August 9
Lake Study
10 a.m.
Fee: $1 per person
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
(609) 861-2404

Learn what lives in Lake Nummy

Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

Kid's Pond Life Show
1 p.m.
Fee: $1 per person
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

Nature Crafts
1 to 3:30 p.m.
Picnic Area near Lake Nummy
Sponsor: Belleplain State Forest
(609) 861-2404
ADA accessible

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

Craig House Tours
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Craig House
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor:  Friends of Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Partially 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.

A Child's Life at Ringwood Manor Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
This fun & energetic 45-minute tour of Ringwood Manor focuses on the children of the Hewitt family, the activities, games, & pranks they played at the Manor, and what a child’s life would be like during the late 19th century. Scavenger hunts are provided on the tour and afterwards, kids are encouraged to try our reproduction 19th century toys! A great tour to introduce younger visitors to the history of the site!

Garden Tours
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
Steady rain cancels; please call for more information

Ringwood Manor Historic Grounds and Landscape Tour
2 to 4 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
These 2 hour walking tours will take participants around the main property at Ringwood Manor, discussing the historic objects, the planned gardens and landscape features, the out-buildings, and even the cemetery. Historic photos will be shown to the group to give participants an idea of what the site looked like at various times. It is advised that participants wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes, dress appropriately for the weather, and bring bug spray & sun block if necessary. Steady Rain cancels.

Butterfly Festival
Noon to 3 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden Carriage House
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association, Bergen County Audubon Society
(973) 962-9534
Steady rain cancels.  Please call for more information.

Snakes of New Jersey
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $2 fee for ages six and above, plus park entrance fee applies per car -preregistration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Parking Lot
(908) 236 -6355
ADA accessible. Get to know and lose fear of our native snakes; this is a live demonstration of non-poisonous snakes   
 

Twin Lights 5K Twilight Run
6:30 p.m.
Fee: Race fees apply
Twin Lights Historic Site
(732) 872-1886
This second-annual run will start at the National Historic Lighthouse and go up-and-down the hills of Highlands, NJ. Race fee includes one year’s membership to the Historic Society and 10% off at the Gift Shop

Public Hours for Solar Viewing
2 to 5 p.m.
FREE; donations accepted
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
www.njaa.org
(908) 638-8500
Limited ADA accessibility

“Pioneer Food Ways”, a demonstration
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee:  park entrance fee applies per car
Washington Crossing State Park
Nelson House –jfhwashxing@fast.net
(609) 737-2515
A demonstration of late 19th century Food Ways by Mercy Ingraham

August 11
Sunset Yoga
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $10; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults; wind down your busy day with a yoga session at sunset. This Hatha yoga class will help develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy postures, and breathing techniques.

August 12
Perseid Meteor Shower Watch with Volunteer Wayne Vogel
11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
FREE; donations are welcome
Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach
(609) 296-1114
Bring blanket or reclining chair, telescopes and binoculars not necessary, cloudy sky cancels

Nature Crafts
1 to 3:30 p.m.
Belleplain State Forest, Picnic Area near Lake Nummy
(609) 861-2404
ADA accessible

SJAC Public Skywatch
7:30 p.m.
Belleplain State Forest, Athletic Field near Lake Nummy
Sponsor: South Jersey Astronomy Club
www.sjac/us
ADA accessible; Back-up date: August 13th; Perseid Meteor Showers

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.

A Child's Life at Ringwood Manor Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
This fun & energetic 45-minute tour of Ringwood Manor focuses on the children of the Hewitt family, the activities, games, & pranks they played at the Manor, and what a child’s life would be like during the late 19th century. Scavenger hunts are provided on the tour and afterwards, kids are encouraged to try our reproduction 19th century toys! A great tour to introduce younger visitors to the history of the site!

August 13
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.

A Child's Life at Ringwood Manor Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
This fun & energetic 45-minute tour of Ringwood Manor focuses on the children of the Hewitt family, the activities, games, & pranks they played at the Manor, and what a child’s life would be like during the late 19th century. Scavenger hunts are provided on the tour and afterwards, kids are encouraged to try our reproduction 19th century toys! A great tour to introduce younger visitors to the history of the site!

August 14
“WOODS”TOCK:  A 1960’s throwback vintage camping soiree with vintage trailers, vintage outfits, and vintage tunes
7:30 to 10 p.m.
FREE; donations are welcome
Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Breezeway
(609) 296-1114
Bring flashlight and something to sit on.  ADA accessible


Delaware Bay Safari
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
Sponsor: Sunset Beach & Cape May Point State Park

Family Nature Program
11 a.m. to noon
Fee: Park entrance fee
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
Join us every Friday morning for a family-friendly nature activity suitable for all ages. Make a day of it, by bringing a picnic and spending the afternoon at the beach. Topics and meeting places will be available after June 1st. Call 973-875-1471 for more information.

Cat-Tales Story Hour
11 a.m. to noon
Fee: $3 adults, children under 6 free; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For children ages 4 & 5; ADA accessible; stories, finger plays, and crafts will develop an awareness and appreciation for nature in children and their care-givers.

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.

A Child's Life at Ringwood Manor Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
This fun & energetic 45-minute tour of Ringwood Manor focuses on the children of the Hewitt family, the activities, games, & pranks they played at the Manor, and what a child’s life would be like during the late 19th century. Scavenger hunts are provided on the tour and afterwards, kids are encouraged to try our reproduction 19th century toys! A great tour to introduce younger visitors to the history of the site!

August 15
“WOODS”tock Vintage Trailer Open House
10 am to 4 pm
Fee:  Forest entrance fee
Bass River State Forest, Interpretive Center (S. Shore Campground)
(609) 296-1114
Note:  Enjoy wandering among the decorated vintage trailers and talking to the owners.   Awards for best decorated and farthest travelled.

“WOODS”tock Groovy Gathering
On the beach with vintage music and a campfire
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
FREE: donations welcome
Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Breezeway
(609) 296-1114
Note: Bring something to sit on and a flashlight.  Wear your favorite hippie outfit and dance to vintage tunes.  Bring what you’d like to toast over the campfire.

Lake Study
10 a.m.
Fee: $1 per person
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
(609) 861-2404
Learn what lives in Lake Nummy

Nature Crafts
1 to 3:30 p.m.
Belleplain State Forest, Picnic Area near Lake Nummy
(609) 861-2404
ADA accessible

Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

Kids & Critters Live Animal Show
11 a.m.
Fee: $1 per person
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

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

School of the Soldier
10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Fee: $10; pre-registration required
Fort Mott State Park
(856) 935-3218
Limited to 25 children from 4th grade to high school.

Concert on the Beach: Clearwater Walkabout
6 to 8 p.m.
FREE: donations appreciated
Bring family and friends, a blanket or chairs, and a picnic and enjoy listening and dancing to Celtic rock on High Point’s Beach.
Sponsor: Friends of High Point State Park

Observatory Open to the Public
8 to 10:30 pm
FREE
Jenny Jump State Forest
(908) 459-4366
Sponsor: The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey, Inc.
Partially ADA Accessible

Geocaching for Beginners
11 a.m. to noon
Fee: $10 GPS rental; 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 family adventures to find “hidden treasures” along our educational geo-trail!

The Moths of New Jersey
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $3 Adults, $1 children ages 9 & up; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults and children ages 9 & up; ADA accessible. Join Blaine Rothauser on a journey of discovery into the magical and mysterious world of moths. After the indoor presentation, we’ll head outside to attract and potentially identify over 100 species of moths!

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

Dog Show
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE to spectators
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Visitor Center Area
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor:  American Rare Breed Association
Rare breed dogs are shown and judged. Bring your own chair

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.

A Child's Life at Ringwood Manor Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
This fun & energetic 45-minute tour of Ringwood Manor focuses on the children of the Hewitt family, the activities, games, & pranks they played at the Manor, and what a child’s life would be like during the late 19th century. Scavenger hunts are provided on the tour and afterwards, kids are encouraged to try our reproduction 19th century toys! A great tour to introduce younger visitors to the history of the site!

Public Hours for Telescope Viewing
8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
FREE; registration required - donations accepted
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
www.njaa.org
(908) 638-8500
Limited ADA accessibility

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee: $1 per person, plus park entrance fee applies per car
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
ADA accessible; join a Park Historian for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing demonstration.

August 16
20th Annual Rolling Iron Antique Auto Show
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee applies per car
Space: $18 preregistration, $20 registration the day of show
Allaire State Park, Allaire Historic Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Rain date: August 9

“WOODS”TOCK:  A 1960’s throwback vintage camping soiree with vintage trailers, vintage outfits, and vintage tunes
7:30 to 10 p.m.
FREE; donations are welcome
Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Breezeway
(609) 296-1114
Bring flashlight and something to sit on.  ADA accessible

Nature Crafts
1 to 3:30 p.m.
Belleplain State Forest, Picnic Area near Lake Nummy
(609) 861-2404
ADA accessible 

Lake Study
10 a.m.
Fee: $1 per person
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
(609) 861-2404
Learn what lives in Lake Nummy

Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

Kid's Pond Life Show
1 p.m.
Fee: $1 per person
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

Marsh Seining
1 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee
Cheesequake State Park, Bathhouse Pavilion
(732) 566-3208
Meet at the Bathhouse Pavilion for a short hike to Hooks Creek where we will learn about the aquatic life in this water body. All ages

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

Frank Cook Memorial and Edible Plant Walk
Lusscroft Farm
(973) 875-4800 - High Point State Park Office
Sponsor:  Heritage and Agriculture Association
www.Lusscroftfarm.com
Please check website for details

Craig House Tours
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Craig House
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor:  Friends of Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Partially ADA accessible

Dog Show
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Visitor Center Area
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor:  American Rare Breed Association
Rare breed dogs are shown and judged. Bring your own chair

Garden Tours
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
Steady rain cancels; please call for more information

Family Woodland Hike
1 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden Carriage House
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
Rain Cancels. Wear sturdy shoe

Ringwood Manor Historic Grounds and Landscape Tour
2 to 4 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
These 2 hour walking tours will take participants around the main property at Ringwood Manor, discussing the historic objects, the planned gardens and landscape features, the out-buildings, and even the cemetery. Historic photos will be shown to the group to give participants an idea of what the site looked like at various times. It is advised that participants wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes, dress appropriately for the weather, and bring bug spray & sun block if necessary. Steady Rain cancels

Kids Day - For Kids of all ages 3 to 93
10 a.m. to noon
Fee: $2 fee for ages six and above, plus park entrance fee; pre-registration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Parking Lot
(908) 236 -6355
Bugs and Butterflies: Camouflage & Mimicry; not every insect is a bug. Discover what insects do to stay alive.

Public Hours for Solar Viewing
2 to 5 p.m.
FREE; donations accepted
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
www.njaa.org
(908) 638-8500
Limited ADA accessibility

August 19
Wacky Wednesdays at Absecon Lighthouse
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee:  included with regular admission
Absecon Lighthouse Historic Site
(609) 449-1360 or www.abseconlighthouse.org
Themes change weekly and include Victorian tea party, pirates, gardening, mermaids, lifesavers and sea life; 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.

A Child's Life at Ringwood Manor Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
This fun & energetic 45-minute tour of Ringwood Manor focuses on the children of the Hewitt family, the activities, games, & pranks they played at the Manor, and what a child’s life would be like during the late 19th century. Scavenger hunts are provided on the tour and afterwards, kids are encouraged to try our reproduction 19th century toys! A great tour to introduce younger visitors to the history of the site!

August 20
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.

A Child's Life at Ringwood Manor Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
This fun & energetic 45-minute tour of Ringwood Manor focuses on the children of the Hewitt family, the activities, games, & pranks they played at the Manor, and what a child’s life would be like during the late 19th century. Scavenger hunts are provided on the tour and afterwards, kids are encouraged to try our reproduction 19th century toys! A great tour to introduce younger visitors to the history of the site!

August 21
Wacky Wednesdays at Absecon Lighthouse
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee:  included with regular admission
Absecon Lighthouse Historic Site
(609) 449-1360 or www.abseconlighthouse.org
Themes change weekly and include Victorian tea party, pirates, gardening, mermaids, lifesavers and sea life; 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.

A Child's Life at Ringwood Manor Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
This fun & energetic 45-minute tour of Ringwood Manor focuses on the children of the Hewitt family, the activities, games, & pranks they played at the Manor, and what a child’s life would be like during the late 19th century. Scavenger hunts are provided on the tour and afterwards, kids are encouraged to try our reproduction 19th century toys! A great tour to introduce younger visitors to the history of the site!

August 22
Lake Study
10 a.m.
Fee: $1 per person
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
(609) 861-2404
Learn what lives in Lake Nummy      

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

“Lost in the Woods: A Children’s Outdoor Survival Program by volunteer Master Naturalist Kathy Gardiner
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.                                    
FREE; donations to the band are welcome
Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Breezeway
(609) 296-1114
Bring flashlight and something to sit on.  ADA accessible; beverage; snacks provided

Kids & Critters Live Animal Show
11 a.m.
Fee: $1 per person
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

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

Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
Sponsor: Cape May Point State Park
ADA Accessible

Changing Times: The Cranberry Industry at Double Trouble
10:00 am
Fee: Adults and children 12 & up $5, Children 6-11 $2, under 6 free; pre-registration required
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Double Trouble as a state park.  For over a century Double Trouble Village was a thriving company town centered on a growing cranberry industry.  During this walking tour you’ll learn of the birth and evolution of Double Trouble Village’s cranberry industry from the hand-picked dry to mechanized wet cranberry harvests and the challenges faced today.Fee required by 3 p.m. the Friday before program at the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest office, (609) 726-1191.  Payments cannot be accepted at Double Trouble Village.

Family Nature Program
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Fee: $5.00 Parking Fee for NJ residents. $10 Parking Fee for out-of-state visitors
Join us every Friday morning for a family-friendly nature activity suitable for all ages. Make a day of it, by bringing a picnic and spending the afternoon at the beach. Topics and meeting places will be available after June 1st. Call 973-875-1471 for more information.

Yoga on the Mountain
6:30 pm
Fee: $5 Suggested Donation
High Point State Park, Interpretive Center
(973) 875-4800
Date tentative, call to confirm. Come enjoy the view while relaxing your mind and body. No experience necessary, but you’ll want to bring a yoga mat. Registration is recommended – call 973-702-0488.
Sponsor: The Friends of High Point State Park
www.friendshighpointstatepark.blogspot.com

Observatory Open to the Public
8 to 10:30 pm
FREE
Jenny Jump State Forest
(908) 459-4366
Sponsor: The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey, Inc.
Partially ADA Accessible

Long Pond Ironworks Museum and Visitor Center
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE; dDonations 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.

A Child's Life at Ringwood Manor Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
This fun & energetic 45-minute tour of Ringwood Manor focuses on the children of the Hewitt family, the activities, games, & pranks they played at the Manor, and what a child’s life would be like during the late 19th century. Scavenger hunts are provided on the tour and afterwards, kids are encouraged to try our reproduction 19th century toys! A great tour to introduce younger visitors to the history of the site!

Concert: The Guthrie Brothers
6:30pm
Fee: $5 donation
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden
(973) 962-9534
Bring a lawn chair.  Bad weather relocates concert indoors to the Carriage House

The Far Call-the New Horizons Spacecraft Flyby of Pluto
8:30 p.m.
FREE; donations accepted
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
www.njaa.org
(908) 638-8500
Limited ADA accessibility. Speaker: Alan Witzgall – member of The New Jersey Astronomical Association/Astronomers Inc.

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee: $1 per person, plus park entrance fee applies per car
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
ADA accessible; join a Park Historian for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing demonstration.

Solar Observation Astronomy Presentation
11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 567-4559
Sponsor: Willingboro Astronomical Society & Wharton State Forest
ADA Accessible; Learn about the star that lights our days

August 23
Lake Study
10 a.m.
Fee: $1 per person
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
(609) 861-2404
Learn what lives in Lake Nummy

Nature Crafts
1 to 3:30 p.m.
Belleplain State Forest, Picnic Area near Lake Nummy
(609) 861-2404
ADA accessible 

Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

Kid's Pond Life Show
1 p.m.
Fee: $1 per person
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

Crab Time
1 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee
Cheesequake State Park, Bathhouse Pavilion
(732) 566-3208
Learn about the types of species of Crabs that inhabit the park. Discover how to harvest the Blue Claw Crab for table fare. Participate in Fiddler Crab races. All ages

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

Craig House Tours
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Craig House
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor:  Friends of Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Partially 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.

A Child's Life at Ringwood Manor Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
This fun & energetic 45-minute tour of Ringwood Manor focuses on the children of the Hewitt family, the activities, games, & pranks they played at the Manor, and what a child’s life would be like during the late 19th century. Scavenger hunts are provided on the tour and afterwards, kids are encouraged to try our reproduction 19th century toys! A great tour to introduce younger visitors to the history of the site!

Garden Tours
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
Steady rain cancels; please call for more information

Ringwood Manor Historic Grounds and Landscape Tour
2 to 4 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
These 2 hour walking tours will take participants around the main property at Ringwood Manor, discussing the historic objects, the planned gardens and landscape features, the out-buildings, and even the cemetery. Historic photos will be shown to the group to give participants an idea of what the site looked like at various times. It is advised that participants wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes, dress appropriately for the weather, and bring bug spray & sun block if necessary. Steady Rain cancels.

Public Hours for Solar Viewing
2 to 5 p.m.
FREE; donations accepted
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
www.njaa.org
(908) 638-8500
Limited ADA accessibility

August 25
Sunset Yoga
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $10; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adult; wind down your busy day with a yoga session at sunset. This Hatha yoga class will help develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy postures, and breathing techniques.

August 26
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.

A Child's Life at Ringwood Manor Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
This fun & energetic 45-minute tour of Ringwood Manor focuses on the children of the Hewitt family, the activities, games, & pranks they played at the Manor, and what a child’s life would be like during the late 19th century. Scavenger hunts are provided on the tour and afterwards, kids are encouraged to try our reproduction 19th century toys! A great tour to introduce younger visitors to the history of the site!

August 27
Cat-Tales Story Hour
11 a.m. to noon
Fee: $3 adults, children under 6 free; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For children ages 4 & 5; ADA accessible; stories, finger plays, and crafts will develop an awareness and appreciation for nature in children and their care-givers during this indoor program

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.

A Child's Life at Ringwood Manor Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
This fun & energetic 45-minute tour of Ringwood Manor focuses on the children of the Hewitt family, the activities, games, & pranks they played at the Manor, and what a child’s life would be like during the late 19th century. Scavenger hunts are provided on the tour and afterwards, kids are encouraged to try our reproduction 19th century toys! A great tour to introduce younger visitors to the history of the site!

August 28
Nature Crafts
1 to 3:30 p.m.
Belleplain State Forest, Picnic Area near Lake Nummy
(609) 861-2494

ADA accessible

Delaware Bay Safari
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
Sunset Beach & Cape May Point State Park

Bike-To-Lunch Tour: Millside Cafe
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fee: $5 Adults and children 12 & up, $3 ages 6-11, children under 6 free; pre-registration required; lunch additional
Warbasse Junction Rd. parking area
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Family program; bring your own bike; children under 17 must wear a bike helmet
Bike along Sussex County’s only 13-mile rail-trail loop, learning about railroad history along the way. A one-hour long rest-stop will offer well-deserved refreshment near the end of the trip.

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.

A Child's Life at Ringwood Manor Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
This fun & energetic 45-minute tour of Ringwood Manor focuses on the children of the Hewitt family, the activities, games, & pranks they played at the Manor, and what a child’s life would be like during the late 19th century. Scavenger hunts are provided on the tour and afterwards, kids are encouraged to try our reproduction 19th century toys! A great tour to introduce younger visitors to the history of the site!

August 29
Diesel Train Operates for the Public on Weekends
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: park entrance feel $4 per person per train ride – additional fee for special events ride. Kids 2 and younger FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting

The Coast Liners – Acapella Oldies Music
7:30 p.m.
Fee: $15 per person- advanced purchase recommended
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village Chapel
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
ADA accessible

Full Moon Hike
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $2 per person, pre-registration required, limit 25 people
Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Complex
(609) 296-1114
For adults and children (ages 8 and older) bring flashlight and insect repellent

Lake Study
10 a.m.
Fee: $1
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
Learn what lives in Lake Nummy

Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

Kids & Critters Live Animal Show
11 a.m.
Fee: $1
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

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

Observatory Open to the Public
8 to 10:30 p.m.
FREE
Jenny Jump State Forest
(908) 459-4366
Sponsor: The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey, Inc.
Partially ADA Accessible

The Major of Monarchs
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fee: $3 adults and children 12 & up, $1 ages 6-11; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center & Butterfly Garden
(973) 786-6445
For adults and children ages 6 & up; ADA accessible; experience the life of a monarch butterfly, learn what you can do to help this imperiled species, and explore our award-winning butterfly garden!

Long Pond Ironworks Museum and Visitor Center
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE; dDonations 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.

A Child's Life at Ringwood Manor Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
This fun & energetic 45-minute tour of Ringwood Manor focuses on the children of the Hewitt family, the activities, games, & pranks they played at the Manor, and what a child’s life would be like during the late 19th century. Scavenger hunts are provided on the tour and afterwards, kids are encouraged to try our reproduction 19th century toys! A great tour to introduce younger visitors to the history of the site!

Raptors of New Jersey
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $2 fee for ages six and above, plus park entrance fee; preregistration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Parking Lot
(908) 236 -6355
ADA accessible. A presentation by the Raptor Trust, including live raptors

Public Hours for Telescope Viewing
8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
FREE; donations accepted
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
www.njaa.org
(908) 638-8500
Limited ADA accessibility

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee: $1 per person, plus park entrance fee applies per car
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
ADA accessible; join a Park Historian for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing demonstration.

August 30
Diesel Train Operates for the Public on Weekends
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee; $4 per person per train ride – additional fee for special events ride. Kids 2 and younger FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting

Lake Study
10 a.m.
Fee: $1
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
Learn what lives in Lake Nummy

Nature Crafts
1 to 3:30 p.m.
Belleplain State Forest, Picnic Area near Lake Nummy
(609) 861-2494
ADA accessible

Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

Kid's Pond Life Show
1 p.m.
Fee: $1 per person
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

Marsh Hike
1 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee
Cheesequake State Park, Bathhouse Pavilion
(732) 566-3208
Meet at the Bathhouse Pavilion for a hike to learn about the ecological and human benefits of the Salt Marsh. All ages

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

Craig House Tours
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Craig House
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor:  Friends of Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Partially 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.

A Child's Life at Ringwood Manor Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
This fun & energetic 45-minute tour of Ringwood Manor focuses on the children of the Hewitt family, the activities, games, & pranks they played at the Manor, and what a child’s life would be like during the late 19th century. Scavenger hunts are provided on the tour and afterwards, kids are encouraged to try our reproduction 19th century toys! A great tour to introduce younger visitors to the history of the site!

Garden Tours
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
Steady rain cancels; please call for more information

Ringwood Manor Historic Grounds and Landscape Tour
2 to 4 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
(973) 962-2240
These 2 hour walking tours will take participants around the main property at Ringwood Manor, discussing the historic objects, the planned gardens and landscape features, the out-buildings, and even the cemetery. Historic photos will be shown to the group to give participants an idea of what the site looked like at various times. It is advised that participants wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes, dress appropriately for the weather, and bring bug spray & sun block if necessary. Steady Rain cancels.

 


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