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June
Kayak Eco Tours on Cheesequake Creek
Fee: $ 15 per person – plus park entrance fee applies per car
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. Call for additional details

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.

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

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; please call for more information

June Daily
Seine Barnegat Bay
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee; program is FREE
Island Beach State Park, pre-register at the Fish Tanks in the Pavilion at Bathing Beach #1
Pull a seine net through the Barnegat Bay and discover the amazing creatures who live in the bay. Sheepshead Minnows, Mud Snails, Pipe Fish, Blue Claw Crabs - what's today's athe of the day?

Beach Walk
Noon
Fee: Park entrance fee; program is FREE
Island Beach State Park, pre-register at the Fish Tanks in the Pavilion at Bathing Beach #1
Join us for a casual walk down the beach and explore the plants that liv eon the island, as well as some of the creatures that live in the ocean.

June Weekdays
Walt Whitman in Mickle Street
Call for tour times and to schedule a visit
FREE
Walt Whitman State Historic site
(856) 964-5383
When asked why he chose Camden as his home, Whitman replied, “Camden was originally an accident, but I shall never be sorry I was left over in Camden, It has brought me blessed returns." Join us for a tour of Walt Whitman's home in Camden on Mickle Street (today's Mickle/Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard). Here we will explore the great writer's last residence, discuss everyday life and share the thoughts of the many visitors who came to see the aging poet in his final years.

June 2
Full Moon Hike
11 a.m. to 8:30p.m.
Fee: $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children
Absecon Lighthouse Historic Site
(609) 449-1360 or www.abseconlighthouse.org
Museum is ADA accessible, climbing is not

June 3
Barnegat Bay Blitz Watershed Cleanup
9:00 a.m.
FREE
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Double Trouble State Park was established 50 years ago to help protect a sensitive watershed.  Join us as we maintain the tradition and remove liter and debris from areas along and near Cedar Creek.  Gloves and garbage bags provided.

Program on General Charles Lee’s role at the battle
7 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor: Friends of Monmouth Battlefield State Park
ADA accessible. Location will be at Monmouth County Library in Manalapan-for more
information visit the Friends web site at: www.friendsofmonmouth.org

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.

June 4
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.

June 5
Golf Tournament
1:30 p.m. shotgun start
Fee: $100 per player
McCullough’s Emerald Links, Egg Harbor Twp.
Sponsor: Absecon Lighthouse Historic Site
(609) 449-1360 or www.abseconlighthouse.org

Fledgling Naturalists
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
High Point State Park
(973) 875-4800
For 2.5 to 5 year-olds and an adult partner. Fledgling Naturalist programs are designed to encourage children’s curiosity, engaging them hands-on in the natural world through outdoor activities, stories, games and crafts. Registration is required 24 hours before the program. Call the Park Office at 973-875-4800 for more information and to register.

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.

June 6
Scleroderma Foundation Walk
9:30 a.m.
Fee: park entrance fee- registration required
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732 )919-3500

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

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

Nature Crafts
1 p.m. 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: $1.00
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

Cheesequake State Park 75th Anniversary Program
10 a.m.
Fee: park entrance applies per car
Cheesequake State Park
(732) 566-2161
Check our anniversary website at CheesequakeStateParkNJ.webs.com or call us

National Trails Day Hike on the White Oak Trail
1 p.m.
FREE; preregistration required
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
(609)924-5705
Meet at Bulls Island Recreation Area (2185 Daniel Bray Highway Stockton, 08559)

Video – Guardians of the Barnegat Bay
10 a.m.
FREE
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Double Trouble State Park was established in part to protect a sensitive watershed.  What can you do to help?  Watch this half hour video and become a Guardian of Barnegat Bay.  Video plays in the Park Information Building.  Limited seating.

Cedar Creek Watershed Hike
10 a.m.
Fee: Adults and children 12 & up $6, children 6 to 11 $3, children under 6 free; pre-registration required
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Double Trouble State Park.  This park plays an integral part in protecting the Cedar Creek Watershed.  Join us for a 4-5 mile hike over sandy trails throughout the Double Trouble Historic District as we view Cedar Creek from numerous locations and see how this fast flowing fresh water became the lifeblood for two Pinelands industries.  Limited to 20 participants. Fee required by 3 p.m. the day before program at the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest office, 609-726-1191.  Payments cannot be accepted at Double Trouble Village.

Revolutionary War Skirmish
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE
Indian King Tavern State Historic site
(856) 429-6792
British Troops will occupy the Indian King Tavern after driving Rebels down Kings Highway; ADA accessible Out of doors only, not ADA accessible inside Tavern

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

“Off the Beaten Track" 5K Trail Run/Walk
Race time TBD
Fee: To be determined
Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sponsor: Sussex County Chamber of Commerce
(973) 579-1811
Celebrate National Trails Day with a trail run/walk through this beautiful state park and enjoy the splendor of the outdoors in Sussex County!

National Trails Day Celebration
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FREE
Warbasse Junction rail-trail intersection
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
(973) 786-5768
Visit our exhibit at the junction of two former railroad lines and learn about the history of the railroads that used to transport passengers, agricultural products, and iron ore through Sussex and Warren County.

National Trails Day Hike
10 a.m.
FREE
Warbasse Junction Rd. parking area
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
(973) 786-5768
Hike a scenic and tranquil rail-trail while learning about the history of the railroads that used to transport passengers, agricultural products, and iron ore through Sussex and Warren County.

National Trails Day Equine Ride and Overnight Stay
Fee:  Fee for overnight stay with horse, please see website for details
Lusscroft Farm
(973) 875-4800, High Point State Park
Sponsor:  Heritage and Agriculture Association
www.Lusscroftfarm.com

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

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

Bring your own chairs

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.

Lilac Care Workshop
10 a.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden Carriage House
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
Rain Cancels

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

Musket Firing Demonstration
2p.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

Guided Canoe Tours of Batsto Lake
Call for schedule and reservation; pre-registration REQUIRED
Fee: $10 per person plus parking fee
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Nature Center
(609) 567-4559
Canoes & Life jackets provided, ages 8 and up (ages 8 to 13 must be accompanied by 2 adults)

National Trails Day at Wharton State Forest
10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-registration required
Fee: park entrance fee
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center and Atsion Office
(609) 567-4559
Join us in an effort to maintain our trails

June 7
Maria Allaire’s Wedding and Vow Renewal Service
Noon to 4 p.m., (1:30 p.m. vow renewals)
Fee: park entrance fee applies - $15 per couple for vow renewals
Allaire State Park, Historic Village Chapel
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
ADA accessible

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

National Trails Day Volunteer Project
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
FREE; pre-registration requested
Bass River State Forest Office
(609) 296-1114
Sponsors: Bass River State Forest, Outdoor Club of South Jersey, and DEP Watershed Ambassador Program
Bring work gloves and a beverage.  Lunch from 1 to 1:30 p.m. (hot dogs and chips provided)

Lake Study
10 a.m.
Fee: $1
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

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

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

National Trails Day Equine Ride and Overnight Stay
Fee:  Fee for overnight stay with horse, please see website for details
Lusscroft Farm
(973) 875-4800, High Point State Park
Sponsor:  Heritage and Agriculture Association
www.Lusscroftfarm.com

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

‘Arrest’ of Governor William Franklin
1 p.m.
FREE
Cheesequake State Park
Proprietary House, Perth Amboy
Sponsor: Proprietary House Association
(732) 826-5527
Come see the annual reenactment of the June 1776 arrest of Loyalist Governor Franklin

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.

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.  Wear sturdy shoes

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.

Trail Day – Volunteer Opportunity
10 a.m. to noon
Fee: Free to volunteers-preregister as a volunteer, forms available at park office
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Parking Lot
(908) 236 -6355
New Jersey is celebrating Trail Day, an opportunity to get out, get some exercise, and appreciate the natural world. Round Valley has four hiking trails and you will get an introduction to each of them. Please contact the park office for more information

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

Guided Canoe Tours of Batsto Lake
Call for schedule and reservation; pre-registration REQUIRED
Fee: $10 per person plus parking fee
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Nature Center
(609) 567-4559
Canoes & Life jackets provided, ages 8 and up (ages 8 to 13 must be accompanied by 2 adults) 

June 10
Homeschool Hike
1 to 3 p.m.
Fee: $3 per child. Must be accompanied by an adult; pre-registration required
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
register.highpointprogreams@gmail.com
For homeschoolers age ten and up. Fees must be paid before the program begins, either by credit card, or in person at the Park Office. These easy to moderate, naturalist-led hikes range between one to three miles and are a great opportunity for older homeschoolers to get a little fresh air and exercise while socializing with their peers, and learning a bit about nature and history along the way. Hikes will be selected based on seasonal events and conditions and details about each specific hike will be available the week before the hike is scheduled, if not before. Younger siblings may accompany us IF they are physically capable of keeping up with the group, or are young enough to be carried. Some trails may be navigable by “all-terrain” strollers, but not all. Please ask when you register. There is no additional charge for carried siblings.

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.

June 11
Beginner Yoga
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $10; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults; wWind 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.

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.

June 12
Homeschool Naturalists
1:30 to 3 p.m.
Fee: Park entrace fee
High Point State Park
For 6 to 10 year-olds in 1st through 5th grades with some ability to read and write. These hands-on activities provide homeschoolers with opportunities to explore the natural world and interact with their peers. Suggestions for further study and resources are provided. Registration is required 24 hours before the program. Fees must be paid in full before the start of the program. Payments cannot be accepted at the Interpretive Center. Call the Interpretive Center at 973-875-1471 or email register.highpointprograms@gmail.com to register.

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.

Concert: Brassworks
6:30 p.m.
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

June 13
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee applies- $4 per person per train ride – additional fee for special event ride; children 2 and younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting

Early Summer Flea Market
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee applies per car
Vendor spaces: $30 preregistration, $35 registration the week of event
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Rain date June 14. Partially ADA accessible

Lake Study
10 a.m.
Fee: $1
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
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

Hike the D&R Canal from Trenton Battle Monument to Port Mercer (5.8 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 at Port Mercer Bridgetender’s House   Parking Lot – 4278 Quakerbridge Bridge Road, Princeton

Touch of England Car Show
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $6 per person. $4 per child
The Hermitage Museum
Sponsor: Friends of the Hermitage
(201) 445-8311, x101
Rain date Sunday, June 14. All events are 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

Bike Ride
11:30 a.m.
FREE
Warbasse Junction Rd. parking area
(973) 887-4332
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
Please bring your bike, helmet, lunch and drink for this scenic rail-trail exploration!

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

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.

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.

Young Astronomer’s Program
6 to 7:30 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 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.

Spring and Summer Birds of the Park
8:30 a.m. to Noon
Fee: park entrance fee applies per car
Washington Crossing State Park, Meet at the Nature Center
Sponsor: Washington Crossing Audubon Society (WCAS)
(609) 737-0609
WCAS members will lead this hike in search of birds that nest in the park

Elias Wright: This Is Your Life
1 pm
Fee: $2 per person & Park entrance fee
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center Auditorium
(609) 561-0024
Wharton State Forest
ADA Accessible; Presentation by local historian Betsy Carpenter

June 14
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee; additional fee for special event ride. Kids 2 and younger ride 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) 861-2404

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

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

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

Driving tour to visit the Battle Monument in Freehold
1:30 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Visitor Center
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor:  Friends of Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Use your own vehicle

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.

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; wear sturdy shoes

Antiques & Vintage Marketplace at Ringwood Manor
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fee: Park Entrance Fee
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
JC Events comes to Ringwood Manor with their antique & vintage marketplace! Enjoy shopping for your favorite antiques from more than 40 different vendors. Live music, food trucks, and kids crafts and activities will be available. Rain cancels. Sponsored by JC Events, Ringwood State Park, the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society

Guided Canoe Tours of Batsto Lake
Call for schedule and reservation; pre-registration REQUIRED
FEE: $10 per person plus parking fee
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Nature Center
(609) 567-4559
Canoes & Life jackets provided, ages 8 and up (ages 8 to 13 must be accompanied by 2 adults) 

Elias Wright: This is your Life
1 p.m.
Fee: $2 per person & park entrance fee
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center Auditorium
(609) 561-0024
Presentation by local historian Betsy Carpenter; ADA accessible

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.

Father's Day Bluebird Nature Walk
10 a.m.
Fee: $5 per car in-state, $7 per car out-of-state parking fee to enter park between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden Carriage House
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association, Bergen County Audubon Society
(973) 962-9534
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

Meet Francis Hopkinson and hear the story of the American Flag
2 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee applies per car
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
ADA accessible. Stanley Saperstein will perform a one man presentation as Francis Hopkinson, New Jersey Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Guided Canoe Tours of Batsto Lake
Call for schedule and reservation; pre-registration REQUIRED
FEE: $10 per person plus parking fee
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Nature Center
(609) 567-4559
Canoes & Life jackets provided, ages 8 and up (ages 8 to 13 must be accompanied by 2 adults) 

June 17
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.

June 18
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.

June 19
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.
Sponsored by the Friends of High Point State Park.
www.friendshighpointstatepark.blogspot.com

Barn Sale Summer Event
All day
FREE; donation appreciated
Lusscroft Farm
(973) 875-4800
www.Lusscroftfarm.com
Sponsor:  Heritage and Agriculture Association
Barn sale, vendors, used book sale, bake sale, etc.

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.

June 20
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee applies per car - $4 per person per train ride – additional fee for special event ride. Kids 2 and younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Note: Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting

Summer Crafter Market and Art in the Park
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee applies per car
Vendor spaces: $30 preregistration, $35 registration the week of event
Allaire State Park. Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Rain date June 27

Get Outdoors N.J.! - “Summer Soltice” Full Moon Hike and Campfire
8:15 to 10 p.m.
Fee: $2 per person, pre-registration required, limit 25 people
Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Breezeway
(609) 296-1114
Bring flashlight, insect repellent and fixin’s for s’mores. For adults and children (ages 8 and older)

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) 861-2404

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

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

Crane-Berry Blossum Hike
10 a.m.
Fee: Adults $6, Children 6-12 $3, under 6 Free; pre-registration and fee required by 3:00 pm the day before program at the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest office, 609-726-1191.  Payments cannot be accepted at Double Trouble Village.
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
The blossom of the cranberry resembles the neck of a crane.  Join us on a 3-4 mile hike on sandy trails around historic cranberry bogs as we look for the blossoms of this popular fall fruit.  Hike starts at the Park Information Building.

Bike the D&R Canal from Kingston to Griggstown (10 miles roundtrip)
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
Bring your own bicycle. Meet at Kingston Locktenders House

Longest Day of the Year Hike
1 p.m.
FREE; preregistration required
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
(609) 924-5705
Meet at Six Mile Run, 625 Canal Road, Somerset, NJ 08873

Solstice Sunset Walk
7 to 9 p.m.
Fee: $3 per person or $5 per family
High Point State Park
For adults and children age 10 and up. Pre-registration is required by 4:00 PM the day of the hike. Please call 973-875-4800 or stop by the Park Office in person. Payment must be made at the Office before the hike begins. This strenuous hike up the Blue Dot Trail affords a beautiful viewpoint from which to watch the sunset on one of the longest days of the year. Round-trip this hike covers about 2.5 miles and requires some agility. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are a must!

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

Trail Hike
10 am
Fee: None
Footbridge Park, Paulinskill Valley Trail
(973) 786-5768
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
Hike a scenic and tranquil rail-trail while learning about the history of the railroads that used to transport passengers, agricultural products, and iron ore through Sussex and Warren County.

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!

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

Barn Sale Summer Event
All day
Fee:  Donation appreciated
Lusscroft Farm
(973) 875-4800
Sponsor:  Heritage and Agriculture Association
www.Lusscroftfarm.com
Barn sale, vendors, used book sale, bake sale, etc.

Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE; donation requested
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Visitor Center
(732) 462-9616
Co-sponsored with the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Encampment, demonstrations, children’s drills, food and period vendors

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.

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.

Guided Canoe Tours of Batsto Lake
Call for schedule and reservation; pre-registration REQUIRED
Fee: $10 per person plus parking fee
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Nature Center
(609) 567-4559
Canoes & Life jackets provided, ages 8 and up (ages 8 to 13 must be accompanied by 2 adults) 

June 21
Father's Day - Dads Climb Free!
11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fee:  Dads free, $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children
Absecon Lighthouse Historic Site
(609) 449-1360 or www.abseconlighthouse.org
Museum is ADA accessible, climbing is not

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting

School Day’s in the 1830’s and Children’s Tea Party
NOON to 4 p.m. - Tea Party at 2 p.m. on the Village Green
Fee: park entrance fee, plus admission to Tea Party $5 per person – FREE for 6 yrs. and under
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500

Lake Study
10 a.m.
Fee: $1
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

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

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

Trails Hike
1 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee applies per car
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
Take part in a guided hike starting at the Nature Center. We’ll explore the trails and learn some interesting facts about the Park. Ages 9+

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

Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE; donation requested
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Visitor Center
(732) 462-9616
Co-sponsored with the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Encampment, demonstrations, children’s drills, food and period vendors

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.

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.  Wear sturdy shoes

Family Woodland HIke
1 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden Carriage House
(973) 962-9534
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
Rain cancels; wear sturdy shoes

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.

Native American Artifact Identification Day
1 to 5 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Join noted archaeologist Ed Lenik and the members of the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society at the Coffee Shop at Ringwood Manor for this fascinating program! Offered for the second time, the public is encouraged to bring any Native American objects or artifacts they might have for identification by Mr. Lenik. Various Native American objects from Mr. Lenik’s personal collection will be on display, and children are encouraged to handle the items to learn about their history and use. Hear about the history of the area’s earliest peoples, ask questions, and find out more from this incredible expert! Sponsored by the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society.

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

Stream Stomp
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
Take a wet hike through the park’s Steele Run in search of crayfish, salamanders, frogs, fish and a variety of aquatic invertebrates. Wear old sneakers or water shoes; be prepared to get wet at least up to the knees; for all ages.

Guided Canoe Tours of Batsto Lake
Call for schedule and reservation; pre-registration REQUIRED
FEE: $10 per person plus parking fee
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Nature Center
(609) 567-4559
Canoes & Life jackets provided, ages 8 and up (ages 8 to 13 must be accompanied by 2 adults) 

“Looking for Swamp Flowers as Martha" Pinelands Hike
11 a.m.
FREE
Wharton State Forest, Harrisville Lake Route 679
(609) 567-4559
Guided 5 mile hike, bring water & lunch

June 24
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.

June 25
Beginner Yoga
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $10; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults; 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.

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.

June 26
Concert: The Kootz
6:30 p.m.
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

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.

June 27
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee applies per car - $4 per person per train ride – additional fee for special event ride. Kids 2 and younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting

“Know the Bear Facts" Family Program
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
Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
Learn what lives in Lake Nummy

Nature Crafts
1 to 3:30 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
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
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

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

Civil War Spring Encampment
1 to 4 p.m.
Fee: $7 per person; children 6 years of age and under free
The Hermitage Museum
Sponsor: Friends of the Hermitage
(201) 445-8311, x101
All events are ADA accessible

Sunset Paddle
4 to 7 p.m.
Fee: $25 plus park entrance fee; pre-registration required; http://islandbeachnatureprograms.org/event/sunset-paddle/
Island Beach State Park
(732) 793-0506
Join Park Natural Educators for a peaceful evening paddle thorugh the Sedge Islands, while watching the sunset over Barnegat Bay. Dusk is peak time for viewing wildlife.

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 Aeriflex 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.

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

Guided Tours of Ringwood Manor
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour begins at 3pm)
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Only first floor is ADA accessible; enjoy a guided tour of the summer estate of the Cooper & Hewitt families, wealthy iron industrialists of the Gilded Age. Thirty of the 51 rooms, furnished in the original items of the family, are shown on the tour. Tours last approximately an hour and 15 minutes.

Public Hours for Solar Viewing
Speaker TBD
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
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; ADA accessible

Guided Canoe Tours of Batsto Lake
Call for schedule and reservation; pre-registration REQUIRED
FEE: $10 per person plus parking fee
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Nature Center
(609) 567-4559
Canoes & Life jackets provided, ages 8 and up (ages 8 to 13 must be accompanied by 2 adults) 

Astronomy Presentation & Star Watch
8:30 to 11 p.m.
FREE
Wharton State Forst, Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 567-4559
Willingboro Astronomical Society & Wharton State Forest
Learn about the stars and view them through telescopes; ADA accessible

Blueberry Festival
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $10 per vehicle
Whitsbog Historic Village
(609) 893-4646
Sponsor: Whitesbog Preservation Trust
www.whitesbog.org
Celebrate all things blueberry. Blueberry picking, live country music, children's activities, food, crafts, fine artists, baked goods, wagon rides.

June 28
Doggies Do AC Dog Fashion Show
1 p.m.
Fee: $20 entry fee donation
Absecon Lighthouse
(609) 449-1360 or www.abseconlighthouse.org
Prizes awarded in themed categories; event takes place on lawn; ADA accessible

Independence Day Celebration
Noon to 4 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Join us in the 1836 militia muster and general fanfare.

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting

Nature Crafts
1 to 3:30 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
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

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

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

Sunday Open House – Proprietary House
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE
Cheesequake State Park, Proprietary House, Perth Amboy
Sponsor: The Proprietary House Association
(732) 826-5527

Civil War Spring Encampment
1 to 4 p.m.
Fee: $7 per person; children 6 years of age and under free
The Hermitage Museum
Sponsor: Friends of the Hermitage
(201) 445-8311, x101
All events are ADA accessible

Sedge Island Then & Now Kayak Tour
9 a.m. to noon
Fee: $25 plus park entrance fee; pre-registration required; http://islandbeachnatureprograms.org/event/sedge-island-then-now-kayak-tour/
Island Beach State Park
(732) 793-0506
Discover the amazing history of Island Beach State Park while paddling through Barnegat Bay.

Island History & Eco-Hike
10 to 11 a.m.
Fee: $5 plus park entrance fee; pre-registration required; http://islandbeachnatureprograms.org/event/island-history-eco-hike/
Island Beach State Park
(732) 793-0506
Bring your curiosity and keen senses as you join Park Natural Educators on a hike to learn all about the history and ecology of Island Beach.

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

Craig House 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

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.  Wear sturdy shoes

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.

Under the Water
10 a.m. to noon
Fee: $3 fee for ages six and above; plus park entrance fee; pre-registration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Parking Lot
(908) 236 -6355
ADA accessible. Prior to the construction of the reservoir sixty years ago, there were indigenous people in the valley, than farms and families and a thriving community. Today under the water there are fish, and plants and the remnants of past communities. Learn more on this short walk which concludes with an optional short hike.

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

Natural Dyes
1:30 to 3 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee; advanced registration required
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
Many interesting colors can be derived from wild plants. Come out to learn how several of our more common plants can be coaxed to yield dyes for coloring natural fabrics and take home a few samples of your own

Guided Canoe Tours of Batsto Lake
Call for schedule and reservation; pre-registration REQUIRED
FEE: $10 per person plus parking fee
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Nature Center
(609) 567-4559
Canoes & Life jackets provided, ages 8 and up (ages 8 to 13 must be accompanied by 2 adults) 

June 29
Snorkeling Barnegat Bay & Kayak Tour
9 a.m. to noon
Fee: $25 plus park entrance fee; pre-registration required; http://islandbeachnatureprograms.org/event/snorkeling-barnegat-bay-kayak-tour/
Island Beach State Park
(732) 793-0506
Join Park Natural Educators for an exciting snorkel adventure in Barnegat Bay! Learn about an overview of the estuary, followed by diving into the shallow waters to explore both plant and marine life through total aquatic immersion. We will identify fish, crabs, and other aquatic organisms. All equipment will be provided.

Clamming Barnegat Bay
10 a.m. to noon
Fee: $10 plus park entrance fee; pre-registration required; http://islandbeachnatureprograms.org/event/clamming-barnegat-bay/
Island Beach State Park
(732) 793-0506
Shellfish are an important link within the Barnegat Bay food-chain and ecosystem. Learn how to harvest these delicious soft-bodied gastropods by digging your toes into the sandy bottom of the bay or by using a clamming rake.

June 30
Island Lunch Eco Tour
9 a.m. to noon
Fee: $30 plus park entrance fee; pre-registration reuired; http://islandbeachnatureprograms.org/event/island-lunch-eco-tour/
Island Beach tate Park
(732) 793-0506
Join Park Natural Educators for a classic Kayak Eco-Tour that includes lunch on a private beach in the Sedge Island Marine Conservation Zone.

 

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