Department of Environmental Protection

New Jersey State Park Service

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Calendar

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!

Week of 5/1/2021 - 5/9/2021

10

MAY

Monday Morning Walk
  • Monday
  • 10:00 A.M.
  • Wawayanda State Park, Beach Parking Lot

Description Start your mornings off with a nice road walk offered every Monday morning. 10am-11:30am. Length and speed determined by the group.
Age All ages
Please call (973) 853-4462. Masks Required.

12

MAY

Weekday Walks and Sunday Saunters
  • Wednesday
  • 10:00 – 11:30 A.M
  • Double Trouble State Park, Double Trouble Village

Description Join us for a 1.5 to 2-mile guided walk on our trails for scenic views, park history and nature.
Age All ages
Registration required. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/weekday-walks-and-sunday-saunters-tickets-144760768355
For more information call (732) 341-6662 Masks Required.

12

MAY

Wednesday Walkers
  • Wednesday
  • 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
  • Kittatinny Valley State Park, KVSP Visitor Center

Description 2.5-mile wellness walk on mostly flat park trails.
Age Adult
Pre-registration required. $8 per person.
For more information call (973)786-6445 weather permitting. Masks Required.

12

MAY

The Historic Trilogy
  • Wednesday
  • 1:30P.M.
  • Liberty State Park, Outside CRRNJ Terminal

Description Walking tour of the building.
Age Ages 10 and up.
Pre-registration is required. Please call (201) 915-3400 x202 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov.
Masks Required. Groups limited to a max of six.

12

MAY

Wednesday Morning Adult Hikes
  • Wednesday
  • 10:00 A.M.
  • Wawayanda State Park, Beach Parking Lot

Description Adult Hike 4-6 miles depending on the group. Slow to moderate pace.
Age Adults
No registration.
Call (973) 853-4462 or send a message on Facebook. Masks Required.

13

MAY

Seasonal Hike
  • Thursday
  • 10:00 A.M. - 11:15 A.M.
  • Cheesequake State Park, Trailhead Parking Lot

Description 1-to-2-mile guided hike.
Age 9 and older

Please call (732) 566-3208. Weather permitting. Masks Required.

13

MAY

Weekday Walks and Sunday Saunters
  • Thursday
  • 10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
  • Double Trouble State Park, Double Trouble Village

Description Join us for a 1.5 to 2-mile guided walk on our trails for scenic views, park history and nature.
Age Adult
Registrations: at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/weekday-walks-and-sunday-saunters-tickets-144760768355
For more information call (732) 341-6662. Masks Required.

15

MAY

Invasive Species
  • Saturday
  • 12:00 P.M.
  • Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Pakim Pond

Description Join us as we talk about some of the invasive species found in the Pine Barrens. We will explore how these species invaded the area and their impacts on the ecosystem.
Age All ages
For more information call (609) 726-1191. Masks Required.

15

MAY

The Grounds and Gardens of Ringwood Manor
  • Saturday
  • 10:30 A.M.
  • Kittatinny Valley State Park, KVSP Visitor Center

Description 2-hour walking tour of property discussing outbuildings, historic objects, and formal gardens of the estate.
Age All Ages
Advanced registration required. Program limited to 20 people. Registration through Eventbrite. Call (973) 962-2240 for more information.
Masks required when social distance not possible. Weather permitting. Participants advised to wear comfortable walking shoes, sunblock, and bug spray.

15

MAY

The Cemetery at Ringwood Manor
  • Saturday
  • 1:00 P.M.
  • Ringwood State Park, Ringwood Manor

Description A 45-minute walking tour of the historic cemetery on the property.
Age all ages
Advanced registration required. Program limited to 20 people. Registration through Eventbrite.
For more information call (973) 962-2240. Masks Required.

15

MAY

Highlights around the House
  • Saturday
  • 2:30 P.M.
  • Ringwood State Park, Ringwood Manor

Description A shorter, 1 hour, walking tour of the Ringwood Manor property discussing outbuildings, historic objects, and formal gardens of the estate.
Age All ages
Advanced registration required. Program limited to 20 people. Registration through Eventbrite.
Masks required when social distance not possible. Weather permitting. Participants advised to wear comfortable walking shoes, sunblock, and bug spray.

15

MAY

Tomahawk Throwing
  • Saturday
  • 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
  • Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center

Description Throw a small hand ax into a wooden target.
Age Adults

For more information call (609)737-0609. Masks Required.

15

MAY

Musket Firing Demonstration
  • Saturday
  • 2:00 P.M.
  • Washington Crossing State Park, Sullivan’s Grove next to Visitor Center

Description Interpretive talk of the Christmas Night Crossing and Battle of Trenton followed by Musket Firing.
Age All ages
No registration.
For more information call (609) 737-0623. Masks Required.

15

MAY

Adult Hike
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 A.M.
  • Wawayanda State Park, Tractor Supply Parking

Description 7 Mile hike at a moderate pace.
Age Adults
Pre-registration required
$8 per person. Call (973) 853-4462 or send a message on Facebook. Bring water and snacks. Masks Required.

16

MAY

Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Sunday
  • 12:00 P.M.
  • Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Pakim Pond

Description Did you know that an Eastern Painted Turtle can breathe out of its butt? Join us as we talk about our native reptiles and amphibians along with some of their unique adaptations used to thrive in the pines.
Age All ages
No registration.
For more information call (609) 726-1191. Masks Required.

16

MAY

Seasonal Hike
  • Sunday
  • 1:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.
  • Cheesequake State Park, Lake Pavilion

Description 1-to-2-mile guided hike.
Age 9 and older
No registration.
Please call (732) 566-3208. Weather permitting. Masks Required.

16

MAY

Weekday Walks and Sunday Saunters
  • Sunday
  • 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
  • Double Trouble State Park, Double Trouble Village

Description Join us for a 1.5 to 2-mile guided walk on our trails for scenic views, park history and nature.
Age All ages.
Registration required https://www.eventbrite.com/e/weekday-walks-and-sunday-saunters-tickets-144760768355 .
For more information call (732) 341-6662. Masks Required.

16

MAY

Horseshoe Crab Walk
  • Sunday
  • 10:00 A.M.
  • Liberty State Park, 300 Morris Pesin Drive

Description Horseshoe crab walk and talk.
Age All ages
Pre-registration is required.
Please call (201) 915-3400 x202 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov Masks Required.

16

MAY

The Grounds and Gardens of Ringwood Manor
  • Sunday
  • 10:30 A.M.
  • Kittatinny Valley State Park, KVSP Visitor Center

Description 2-hour walking tour of property discussing outbuildings, historic objects, and formal gardens of the estate.
Age All Ages
Advanced registration required. Program limited to 20 people. Registration through Eventbrite. Call (973) 962-2240 for more information.
Masks required when social distance not possible. Weather permitting. Participants advised to wear comfortable walking shoes, sunblock, and bug spray.

16

MAY

The Cemetery at Ringwood Manor
  • Sunday
  • 1:00 P.M.
  • Ringwood State Park, Ringwood Manor

Description A 45-minute walking tour of the historic cemetery on the property.
Age all ages
Advanced registration required. Program limited to 20 people. Registration through Eventbrite.
For more information call (973) 962-2240. Masks Required.

16

MAY

Highlights around the House
  • Sunday
  • 2:30 P.M.
  • Ringwood State Park, Ringwood Manor

Description A shorter, 1 hour, walking tour of the Ringwood Manor property discussing outbuildings, historic objects, and formal gardens of the estate.
Age All ages
Advanced registration required. Program limited to 20 people. Registration through Eventbrite.
Masks required when social distance not possible. Weather permitting. Participants advised to wear comfortable walking shoes, sunblock, and bug spray.

16

MAY

Story Time
  • Sunday
  • 11:00 A.M.
  • Wawayanda State Park, Front Office

Description Join us for a fun, environmentally friendly story! Bring a towel or chair to sit on, a mask, and your listening ears! For ages 4-8. Pre-registration is required.
Age4 to 8 years old.
No registration.
Call (973) 853-4462 or send a message on Facebook Masks Required.