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December 1
43rd ANNUAL VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AT RINGWOOD MANOR
10am to 4pm
Fee:  $10 for adults; $8 for seniors & students; $5 for children ages 5-12
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Sponsor:  Woman’s Club of West Milford, the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society, & the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts
Note:  ADA accessible
Join Ringwood Manor in celebrating the 43rd Annual Victorian Christmas at Ringwood Manor. Tour the first floor of the Manor, decorated in 19th century holiday decor.

Explorer Hike
Call for time & location
Fee: None
(201) 274-9805
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
Bring your sense of adventure for this fascinating foray into the wilds of Sussex County.

Owls: Hunters of the Night
4 pm to 5 pm
Fee: $5 Adults & children ages 12 & up; $3 children ages 6-11; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For Adults and children ages 6 & up; ADA accessible
Everything you ever wanted to know about owls will be presented in this slide-show, followed by a short outdoor “owl-prowl.”

Holiday Open House at Lusscroft Farm
Fee:  $5 donation per adult,  children no fee
Lusscroft Farm
www.lusscroftfarm.org
Get in the holiday spirit while touring and shopping in the Turner Mansion, the Christmas Cottage, and the Carriage House.  They are festively decorated and filled with vendors, music and special attractions.

December 2

43rd ANNUAL VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AT RINGWOOD MANOR
10am to 4pm
Fee:  $10 for adults; $8 for seniors & students; $5 for children ages 5-12
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Sponsor:  Woman’s Club of West Milford, the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society, & the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts
Note:  ADA accessible
Join Ringwood Manor in celebrating the 43rd Annual Victorian Christmas at Ringwood Manor. Tour the first floor of the Manor, decorated in 19th century holiday decor.

December 5

Wednesday Walkers
10 am to 11 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Start your day off right with a brisk 2.5-mile walk in the park to stretch your legs and soak in the scenery with friends. Complimentary coffee, tea, and light refreshments served afterwards.

GROUP TOUR DAY- 43rd ANNUAL VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AT RINGWOOD MANOR
10am to 3pm
Fee:  $7 per person; reservations required; for groups of 10 or more
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Sponsor:  Woman’s Club of West Milford, the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society, & the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts
Note:  ADA accessible
Are you part of a club, troop, society, senior center, or unit all looking to visit the Victorian Christmas event together? Have a group of 10 or more that want to come together to see Victorian Christmas? Groups can set up a specific time to visit during the day and not have to battle crowds on the weekends. Tour the first floor of the Manor, decorated in 19th century holiday decor. Please visit our website, www.ringwoodmanor.org, for more information on how to reserve a space for your group to visit.

December 7

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CONCERT EVENING AT RINGWOOD MANOR
7pm to 9pm, concert begins at 7:30pm
Fee:$35 per ticket. Please see our website, www.ringwoodmanor.org, for information on cost and ticket sales.
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Sponsor:  Woman’s Club of West Milford, the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society, & the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts
Note:  ADA accessible
Enjoy this exclusive access to the Manor, lit up for the evening, and decorated for a traditional 19th century Victorian Christmas! A small number of guests will have the opportunity to tour through the first floor and then enjoy an intimate concert musical performers The Gotham Gals in the stately Great Hall. Seating is limited to 50 people. Please visit our website, www.ringwoodmanor.org, for more information on cost and how to purchase tickets.

December 8

Boots & Brownies Hike
10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Fee: $5, food additional (cash only); pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For teens & adults
Earn your calories on this 6-mile out-and-back hike to celebrate “National Brownie Day” and reward your moxie midway at Homer’s Restaurant. Three-mile (halfway) option, but you must work out your own car shuttle.

43rd ANNUAL VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AT RINGWOOD MANOR
10am to 4pm
Fee:  $10 for adults; $8 for seniors & students; $5 for children ages 5-12
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Sponsor:  Woman’s Club of West Milford, the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society, & the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts
Note:  ADA accessible
Join Ringwood Manor in celebrating the 43rd Annual Victorian Christmas at Ringwood Manor. Tour the first floor of the Manor, decorated in 19th century holiday decor.

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CONCERT EVENING AT RINGWOOD MANOR
7pm to 9pm, concert begins at 7:30pm
Fee:$35 per ticket. Please see our website, www.ringwoodmanor.org, for information on cost and ticket sales.
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Sponsor:  Woman’s Club of West Milford, the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society, & the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts
Note:  ADA accessible
Enjoy this exclusive access to the Manor, lit up for the evening, and decorated for a traditional 19th century Victorian Christmas! A small number of guests will have the opportunity to tour through the first floor and then enjoy an intimate concert musical performers The Gotham Gals in the stately Great Hall. Seating is limited to 50 people. Please visit our website, www.ringwoodmanor.org, for more information on cost and how to purchase tickets.

December 9

43rd ANNUAL VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AT RINGWOOD MANOR
10am to 4pm
Fee:  $10 for adults; $8 for seniors & students; $5 for children ages 5-12
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Sponsor:  Woman’s Club of West Milford, the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society, & the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts
Note:  ADA accessible
Join Ringwood Manor in celebrating the 43rd Annual Victorian Christmas at Ringwood Manor. Tour the first floor of the Manor, decorated in 19th century holiday decor.

December 11

Mt. Nebo Hike
10 am to noon
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Celebrate “International Mountain Day” by climbing the only “mountain” in KVSP! We’ll traverse about 4 miles on a variety of trails during this hilly hike in the park.

December 12

Wednesday Walkers
9 am to 10 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Start your day off right with a brisk 2.5-mile walk in the park to stretch your legs and soak in the scenery with friends. Complimentary coffee, tea, and light refreshments served afterwards.

GROUP TOUR DAY- 43rd ANNUAL VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AT RINGWOOD MANOR
10am to 3pm
Fee:  $7 per person; reservations required; for groups of 10 or more
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Sponsor:  Woman’s Club of West Milford, the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society, & the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts
Note:  ADA accessible
Are you part of a club, troop, society, senior center, or unit all looking to visit the Victorian Christmas event together? Have a group of 10 or more that want to come together to see Victorian Christmas? Groups can set up a specific time to visit during the day and not have to battle crowds on the weekends. Tour the first floor of the Manor, decorated in 19th century holiday decor. Please visit our website, www.ringwoodmanor.org, for more information on how to reserve a space for your group to visit.

December 13

Homeschool Naturalists: Evergreens
1:30 to 3:30 PM
Fee: $5 per child (must be accompanied by an adult)
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
For six to ten year-olds in first through fifth grades with some ability to read and write. Why are evergreens ever green? (And are they really?) How can you tell them apart? Come find out! We'll take a short walk (about a half mile) near the Interpretive Center to observe and identify a variety of evergreen species and then we'll head inside to make some evergreen art. These hands-on activities provide homeschoolers with opportunities to explore the natural world and interact with their peers. Fees: $5.00 per child. Must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required 24 hours before the program is scheduled to begin. Fees must be paid in full before the start of the program. To register and for more information, please email highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov or call 973-875-1471.

December 14

Winter Birds and Festive Bird Houses
1:30 to 3:30 PM
Fee: $10 per bird house
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Form families with children ages six and up. Come learn about High Point’s winter birds and paint and/or decorate a miniature birdhouse to take home. Weather permitting we’ll also go on a hunt for hidden birds and bird houses outside. Preregistration and payment required. To register or for more information, please email highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov or call 973-875-1471.

December 15

43rd ANNUAL VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AT RINGWOOD MANOR
10am to 4pm
Fee:  $10 for adults; $8 for seniors & students; $5 for children ages 5-12
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Sponsor:  Woman’s Club of West Milford, the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society, & the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts
Note:  ADA accessible
Join Ringwood Manor in celebrating the 43rd Annual Victorian Christmas at Ringwood Manor. Tour the first floor of the Manor, decorated in 19th century holiday decor.

December 16

43rd ANNUAL VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AT RINGWOOD MANOR
10am to 4pm
Fee:  $10 for adults; $8 for seniors & students; $5 for children ages 5-12
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Sponsor:  Woman’s Club of West Milford, the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society, & the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts
Note:  ADA accessible
Join Ringwood Manor in celebrating the 43rd Annual Victorian Christmas at Ringwood Manor. Tour the first floor of the Manor, decorated in 19th century holiday decor.

December 19

Wednesday Walkers
9 am to 10 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Start your day off right with a brisk 2.5-mile walk in the park to stretch your legs and soak in the scenery with friends. Complimentary coffee, tea, and light refreshments served afterwards.

Laurel, & Hardy Evergreens Hike
11 am to 12:30 pm
Fee: $10 Adults; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Discover how a variety of evergreen herbs, ferns, shrubs, and trees are able not only to survive but thrive in the harsh winter weather. Holiday gift included.

December 20

Early Bird Breakfast Club
8:30 am to 11 am
Fee: None, breakfast additional (cash only); pre-registration required
Meet at the Warbasse Junction Rd. trailhead parking area
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults
Brighten up your winter with feathered friends and breakfast buddies! 2.5-mile (round-trip) walk along the Sussex Branch Trail to the Millside Café in Lafayette.

December 21

Winter Solstice Hike
4 pm to 5:30 pm
Fee: $10; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For teens & adults
Celebrate the “return of the Sun” (at precisely 5:23 pm) while simultaneously welcoming Winter and experiencing the sights and sounds of the early evening woods on this 3-mile hike. Special gift included.

December 22

Full Cold Moon Hike
6 pm to 7:30 pm
Fee: $5; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For teens & adults
Headlamp/flashlight required. Limited quantity for sale. Let's celebrate the full moon of December with a unique after-dark 3-mile hike in the park, followed by hot chocolate and moon pies in the visitor center.

December 28

Winter Green Walk
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Fee: None
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Adults/Children ages 8 and up. Join us for a walk focusing on the characteristics of different kinds of evergreens and learn how they have adapted to survive harsh environments. We’ll also keep a lookout for bright spots of festive red along the way. If the Kuser Natural Area is accessible, we’ll take a 2-mile walk around the cedar bog. If it isn’t, we’ll take a shorter walk around portions of the historic day use area and Lake Marcia. Meet at the entrance to the Cedar Swamp Trail (at the gate at the far end of the Cedar Swamp Picnic Area). If this area is inaccessible due to snow or ice, plan to meet at the Park Office and we’ll travel from there to a suitable parking area.

 

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