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June
Kayak Eco Tours on Cheesequake Creek
Fee: Park entrance fee; registration required
Cheesequake State Park
(732) 566-3208
Note: Explore the salt marsh on a Naturalist guided kayak tour on Cheesequake Creek. The program includes all equipment and lesson. Participants must be 14 years of age and up and be in good physical condition

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Boy and Girl Scout Badge and Patch Programs
Call for arrangements
FREE; donations welcome
Sponsor: D & R Canal State Park
(609) 924-5705
www.dandrcanal.com
Note:  ADA accessible

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Nature and History Interpretive Programs and Tours
Call for dates, topics and times
FREE; donations welcome
Sponsor: D & R Canal State Park
(609) 924-5705
www.dandrcanal.com
Note:  ADA accessible

Double Trouble Village Tours & Hikes
Call for arrangements
Fee: Program fee may apply
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Note: 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 may be arranged.  Boy Scout and Girl Scout advancement requirements may be met by visiting Double Trouble State Park - see the Double Trouble section of www.njparksandforests.org for a list of advancement opportunities.

Nature Programs and Scavenger Hunts for Families
Thursday and Friday mornings; call for topics and times
FREE
High Point State Park, Interpretive Center
(973) 875-1471

Nature Programs and Hikes for all ages
Call for dates and times
FREE
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471

Nature Programs for Preschoolers and Homeschoolers
Call for dates and times
FREE
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471

Get Outdoors NJ Program
Call for more information
FREE
High Point State Park, Interpretive Center
(973) 875-1471

Solstice Sunset Hike
Call for specific date
FREE
High Point State Park, Sawmill Lake
(973) 875-1471
Note: Moderately strenuous hike

Yoga on the Mountain
Call for dates and times
FREE
High Point State Park
(973) 702-0488
Sponsor: Friends of High Point State Park
www.friendshighpointstatepark.blogspot.com

Introduction to Geocaching
2 to 3 p.m.
FREE
Jenny Jump State Forest
(908) 459-4366
Note: Learn about about geocaching and take a short hike to find a “cache;” GPS unit not required to attend

Guided Manor Tours
Times and date to be announced
Fee: General admission, $5 seniors (62+), $3 youth (6-18), $1 children under 6, free.
Ringwood State Park, Skylands Manor
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
Note: ADA accessible

Johnson Ferry House Colonial Kitchen
Fee: Park entrance fee
Washington Crossing State Park, Johnson Ferry House
(609) 737-2515
Note: Come and observe the installation of the Johnson Ferry House Colonial Kitchen Garden. The process is ongoing and the garden changes from week to week. It is also open 7 days a week, even when the house is closed; Garden is partially ADA

June Weekdays
Tour Walt Whitman House
Call for times and dates
FREE
Walt Whitman House State Historic Site
(856) 964-5383
Note: 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 1
Civil War Encampment
Fee: $5 parking fee per car
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
(732) 919-3500
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.

Great Train Robbery at Ole Pine Creek
Noon to 6 p.m.
Fee: $5 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
(732) 938-5524
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
(732) 938-5524
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation

Whitesbog Preservation Trust Volunteer Work Day
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FREE
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Whitesbog Village
(609) 893-4646
WhitesbogPreservationTrust@comcast.net
Note: Have fun with friends, working in the gardens, repairing trails, restocking the General Store and working around the village.  Lunch provided.

Whitesbog Village Tour
1 p.m.
Fee: $5 donation/person
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Whitesbog Historic Village
(609) 893-4646
WhitesbogPreservationTrust@comcast.net
Note: Stroll the Historic Village, learn about Whitesbog’s role in history and visit Suningive, Elizabeth White’s historic home, the worker’s cottages and other buildings that speak to Whitesbog’s heritage.

Beginner’s Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Visitor Center
(609) 884-2159
Note: ADA accessible

Kids & Critters Live Animal Show
11 a.m.
Cape May Point State Park, Museum Classroom
(609) 884-2159
Note: A fun, hands-on live animal show; ADA accessible

Nature Walk
2 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Visitor Center
(609) 884-2159
Note: ADA accessible

National Trails Day Hike
10 a.m.
Fee:  Park entrance fee
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
Note:  Participate in a trail maintenance hike along the trails at Cheesequake.  During the 2 hour hike we will remove light trash along the trails; for ages 9 and up

National Trails Day Celebration
10 a.m.
FREE
Corson’s Inlet State Park, Boat Ramp
Sponsor: Belleplain State Forest
(609) 861-2404
Note: Much needed trail maintenance after Super Storm Sandy

Cedar Creek Watershed Walk
10 a.m.; preregister by May 31st; limited to 20 participants
Program fee may apply
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Note: Double Trouble State Park plays an integral part in protecting the Cedar Creek Watershed.  Join us for a 2-3 mile walk over sandy trails around the Double Trouble Historic District as we view Cedar Creek from numerous locations and see how this fresh water was the lifeblood for two Pinelands industries.

Video – Guardians of Barnegat Bay
10 to 10:30 a.m.
FREE
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Note: Double Trouble State Park was established in part to protect a sensitive watershed.  What can you do to help?  Watch this video and become a Guardian of Barnegat Bay.  Video plays in the Park Information Building;  limited seating

Nature at Night Programs
Saturday evenings
FREE
High Point State Park, Interpretive Center
(973) 875-1471
Note: Call for topics and times

Encampment and Skirmish
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE
Indian King Tavern Museum
(856) 428-8598
Note: British troops will occupy the Indian King Tavern after having driven the Rebels down the King’s Highway to the Historical Society. This event will take place both out of doors and inside the tavern, which is not 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.
Note: Partially ADA accessible

Family Nature Hike
10:30 am to noon
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: Learn all about a public treasure right in your own “backyard” by bringing the whole family to “KVSP” for a special naturalist-guided walk and scavenger hunt; for all ages

Lusscroft National Trails Day Hike and Service Project Day
9.a.m. to noon
FREE; donations appreciated
Lusscroft Farm
(973) 875-4800
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
Note: ADA accessible

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

Dog Show
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Sponsor:  American Rare Breed Association
(732) 462-9616
Note:  ADA accessible

National Trails Day Celebration
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Warbasse Junction, Paulinskill Valley Trail
FREE
(908) 684-4820
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
Note: 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.
Warbasse Junction Rd. Parking Area
FREE
(908) 684-4820
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
Note: Come 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.

Horseback Ride
Time to be announced
FREE
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
(973) 948-3814 or gldg@embarqmail.com
Note: Bring your horse; ride your horse along 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.

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

Life under the water, past and present: a history of RVRA
10 a.m. to noon
Fee: Park entrance fee; pre-registration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area,South Parking Lot
(908) 236 -6355
Note: Round Valley Recreation Area is over 2300 acres of water in surface area and it reaches to 180 feet deep in some areas.  We’ll talk about and try to find evidence of life in the water and take a short hike along the edge of the reservoir. ADA accessible - concludes with an optional short hike accessible to all ambulatory visitors

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee:  Park entrance fee
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
Note:  Join a Park Interpretive Specialist for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing, ADA accessible

National Trails Day at Wharton State Forest
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fee: $5 parking fee
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Historic Village
(609) 567-4559
Note: Join us for a 6 mile guided mountain bike ride; bring water and snacks; for ages 14 and up; helmet required for all ages

June 2
Civil War Encampment
Fee: $5 parking fee per car
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
(732) 919-3500
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.

Great Train Robbery at Ole Pine Creek
Noon to 6 p.m.
Fee: $5 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
(732) 938-5524
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
(732) 938-5524
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation

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

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
Note: ADA accessible

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

Walking tour of the battlefield (Hedge Row and Parsonage)
1:30 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Sponsor: Friends of Monmouth Battlefield
(732) 462-9616
Note: Meet at the Visitor Center

Dog Show
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Sponsor:  American Rare Breed Association
(732) 462-9616
Note:  ADA accessible

Ringwood Manor Historic Grounds and Landscape
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, Ringwood Manor
(973) 962-2240
Note: 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.

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

June 5
Program on General Charles Lee’s role at the battle 
Did he really deserve to be court-martialed?

7 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Sponsor:  Friends of Monmouth Battlefield
(732) 462-9616
Note: Meet at the main branch of the Monmouth County Library, Symmes Drive, Manalapan

June 8
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
(732) 938-5524
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation

Beginner’s Bird Walk
9 a.m.
Cape May Point State Park, Visitor Center
(609) 884-2159
Note: ADA accessible

Kids & Critters Live Animal Show
11 a.m.
Cape May Point State Park, Museum Classroom
(609) 884-2159
Note: A fun, hands-on live animal show; ADA accessible

Nature Walk
FREE
2 p.m.
Cape May Point State Park, Visitor Center
(609) 884-2159
Note: ADA accessible

Blackwells Mills Arts & Crafts Outdoor Sale
10 a.m. to  5 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
D&R Canal State Park, Blackwells Mills Canal House
Sponsor: Blackwells Mills Canal House Association
(732) 873-2133
Note: Partially ADA accessible

Geocaching for Beginners
11 a.m. to noon
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: Discover how your family can enjoy this popular activity. An indoor tutorial provides the tools and information necessary to embark on fun family adventures in the park to find “hidden treasures!” Loaner GPS units available; for adults and children ages 7 & Up; partially ADA accessible

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

Trail Hike
10 a.m.
FREE
Footbridge Park, Paulinskill Valley Trail
(908) 684-4820
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
Note: Come 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.

Nature at Night Programs
Saturday evenings
FREE
High Point State Park, Interpretive Center
(973) 875-1471
Note: Call for topics and times

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.
Note: 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
Note: 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
Note: ADA accessible upon request

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

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
Note: Join a Park Interpretive Specialist for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing; ADA accessible

Batsto Village Second Saturdays
FREE
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wharton State Forest, Batsto State Historic Site
Sponsor: Batsto Citizen’s Committee, Inc.
Note: Experience a fun and informative day reminiscent of a time long past in our historic village.  Watch demonstrations by our resident blacksmiths, visit a Revolutionary War camp and experience a walking tour of our village, living history demonstrations, active sawmill & post office; activities vary each month; fees in effect for mansion tours

Astronomy Presentation and Star Watch
7:30 to 11 p.m.
FREE
Wharton State Forest, Batsto State Historic Site
(609) 567-4559
Sponsor: The Willingboro Astronomical Society

June 9
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
(732) 938-5524
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation

School Days in the 1830’s & Children’s Festival
10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Fee: $5 per vehicle parking fee
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
(732) 919-3500
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.

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
Note: ADA accessible

Driving tour to visit the Battle Monument in Freehold
1:30 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Sponsor:  Friends of Monmouth Battlefield
(732) 462-9616
Note: Meet at the picnic pavilion

Ringwood Manor Historic Grounds and Landscape
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, Ringwood Manor
(973) 962-2240
Note: 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.

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

June 13
Cat-Tales Story Hour
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: Stories, finger plays, and crafts will develop an awareness and appreciation for nature in children and their care-givers during this indoor program; for children ages 4 & 5; ADA accessible

June 15
Summer Flea Market
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $5 per vehicle parking fee; Vendor spaces $25 must be pre-registered
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Note: Partially ADA accessible; rain date June 16

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
(732) 938-5524
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation

Free Fishing Days
Belleplain State Forest
(609) 861-2404
Sponsor: NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife
Note: Various lakes and ponds throughout

Beginner’s Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Visitor Center
(609) 884-2159
Note:  ADA accessible

Kids & Critters Live Animal Show
11 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Museum Classroom
(609) 884-2159
Note: A fun, hands-on live animal show,  ADA accessible

Nature Walk
2 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Visitor Center
(609) 884-2159
Note:  ADA accessible

Nature at Night Programs
Saturday evenings
FREE
High Point State Park, Interpretive Center
(973) 875-1471
Note: Call for topics and times

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.
Note: Partially ADA accessible

Nature “From A to Z”
11 a.m. to noon
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: Join us for an alphabet scavenger hunt to look for Acorns, Butterflies, Cattails, Dragonflies, Evergreens, and more.  See how many you can find! Family Program for all ages

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
Note: ADA accessible

Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE; donations welcomed
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
(732) 462-9616
Note: Encampment and programs; ADA accessible

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

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
Note:  Join a Park Interpretive Specialist 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

“Looking for Swamp Flowers at Martha”, Pinelands Hike
10:30 a.m.
FREE
Wharton State Forest, Harrisville Lake,
(609) 567-4559
Note: Guided 5-mile hike; bring water, bring lunch.

June 16
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
Note:  Museum is ADA accessible, climbing is not

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
(732) 938-5524
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation

Free Fishing Days
Belleplain State Forest
(609) 861-2404
Sponsor: NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife
Note: Various lakes and ponds throughout

Crane-Berry Blossom Hike
10 a.m.
Fee: Program fee may apply
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Note: 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 fruit.  Hike starts at the Park Information Building.  Limited to 20 participants and must preregister by June 14

Video – Guardians of Barnegat Bay
10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
FREE
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Note: Double Trouble State Park was established in part to protect a sensitive watershed.  What can you do to help?  Watch this video and become a Guardian of Barnegat Bay.  Video plays in the Park Information Building.  Limited seating.

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
Note: ADA accessible

Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE; donations welcomed
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
(732) 462-9616
Note:  Encampment and programs; ADA accessible

Ringwood Manor Historic Grounds and Landscape
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, Ringwood Manor
(973) 962-2240
Note: 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.

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

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
Note: Rain Cancels

Get Outdoors, New Jersey: celebrate Father's Day , hike, and learn about the wildlife of RVRA
10 a.m. to Noon
Fee: Park entrance fee; pre-registration required
Round Valley Recreation Area,
South Parking Lot
(908) 236 -6355
Note: June is Get Outdoors Month. We try to get children outside to show them all the adventures the world outside has to offer.  Celebrate Father’s day or the great outdoors while learning about Round Valley’s Nature and wildlife.

Stream Stomp
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee.
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
Note: 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; be prepared to get wet at least up to the knees (all ages)

June 21
Golf Tournament
1:30 p.m. shotgun start
Fee: $100 per player
McCullough’s Emerald Links, Egg Harbor Twp.
(609) 449-1360 or www.abseconlighthouse.org
Sponsor: Absecon Lighthouse Historic Site


Summer Solstice Nature Walk
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: Begin the longest day of the year by enjoying a scenic, peaceful, 2-mile naturalist-guided walk in the park; for adults

Summer Event
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
FREE; donations appreciated
Lusscroft Farm
www.Lusscroftfarm.com
(973) 875-4800
Sponsor:  Heritage and Agriculture Association
Note:  Pet day, barn sale, vendors, used book sale, bake sale, etc.

June 22
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $4.00 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
(732) 938-5524
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation

Get Outdoors NJ! –“Summer Solstice” Full Moon Hike & Campfire
8:30 to 10 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome; pre-registration required
Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Breezeway
(609) 296-1114

Fishing Derby
9 to 11 a.m.
FREE
Belleplain State Forest, Lake Nummy
(609) 861-2404
Note: Lots of prizes and giveaways; volunteers needed

Moonlight Walk
7 p.m.
Fee: $5 donation/person, reservations requested
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Whitesbog Village
(609) 893-4646
WhitesbogPreservationTrust@comcast.net
Note: Listen to the night sounds of the Pines, learn about Whitesbog and experience the seasonal changes of the Pinelands.  All walks are 3-5 miles in length, weather permitting and led by experienced leaders.

Beginner’s Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Visitor Center
(609) 884-2159
Note:  ADA accessible

Kids & Critters Live Animal Show
11 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Museum Classroom
(609) 884-2159
Note: A fun, hands-on live animal show, ADA accessible

Nature Walk
2 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Visitor Center
(609) 884-2159
Note:  ADA accessible

Nature at Night Programs
Saturday evenings
FREE
High Point State Park, Interpretive Center
(973) 875-1471
Note: Call for topics and times

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.
Note: 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
Note: ADA accessible

Summer Event
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
FREE; donations appreciated
Lusscroft Farm
www.Lusscroftfarm.com
(973) 875-4800
Sponsor:  Heritage and Agriculture Association
Note:  Pet day, barn sale, vendors, used book sale, bake sale, etc.

Speaker:  Dr. Haym Benaroya – Rutgers University and author of “Turning Dust To Gold”
Expanding Our Civilization to the Moon and Beyond

8:30 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org
Note: Limited ADA Accessibility

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee:  Park entrance fee
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
Note:  Join a Park Interpretive Specialist for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing;
ADA accessible

June 23
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $4.00 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
(732) 938-5524
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation

Maria Allaire’s Wedding and Our Outdoor Wedding Expo
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $5 per vehicle parking fee
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
(732) 919-3500
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
Note: ADA accessible; rain date June 29

Ice Cream Social & Concert:Featuring (The Salem American Legion Band)
1:30 p.m. meeting
2 to 4 p.m. concert
FREE; donations welcome, fee for Ice Cream
(856) 935-4373
Sponsor: Friends of the Hancock House Inc. and Hancock House State Historic Site
Note: Homemade Ice Cream and a musical performance by a local community band. The event is a great community gathering place for friends and family. The patriotic music is a great summer treat. Bring your lawn chair, relax and enjoy the even;  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
Note: ADA accessible

Ringwood Manor Historic Grounds and Landscape
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, Ringwood Manor
(973) 962-2240
Note: 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.

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

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

June 24
Junior Naturalist Program
9 a.m. to noon
Fee: Park entrance fee
Cheesequake State Park
(732) 566-3208
Note: Explore the natural wonders of Cheesequake through a variety of hands on programs.  Programs vary each day and will consist of nature exploration, recreation and education.  Ages 8,9, 10; Rain Date July 15

June 25
Junior Naturalist Program
9 a.m. to noon
Fee: Park entrance fee
Cheesequake State Park
(732) 566-3208
Note: Explore the natural wonders of Cheesequake through a variety of hands on programs.  Programs vary each day and will consist of nature exploration, recreation and education.  Ages 8,9, 10; Rain Date July 15

June 26
Spring Tea in the Historic Hancock House
12:30 p.m.
Fee: $20; registration required
Hancock House State Historic Site
(856) 935-4373 or (856) 935-4221
Sponsor: Friends of the Hancock House Inc. and Hancock House State Historic Site
Note : The Annual Tea is an opportunity to learn of the local history and enjoy a quiet afternoon with a delightful high tea; partially ADA accessible

June 27
Cat-Tales Story Hour
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: Stories, finger plays, and crafts will develop an awareness and appreciation for nature in children and their care-givers during this indoor program. For children ages 4 & 5; ADA accessible

June 29
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $4.00 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
(732) 938-5524
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation

Summer Campfire and Lighthouse Night Climb
7 to 9 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Sponsor: Ocean County Dept. of Parks & Recreation and Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
(609) 494-2016

Call For Program
8 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Breezeway
(609) 296-1114
Note: Bring flashlight and something to sit on

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

Blueberry Festival
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $8/carload
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Whitesbog Village
(609) 893-4646
WhitesbogPreservationTrust@comcast.net
Note: Celebrate all things blueberry at this old-fashioned festival.  Enjoy blueberry picking, live country music, lots of children’s activities, exhibits, great food, historical presentations and tours, pinelands artists and crafters, our famous blueberry pie eating contest and lots more.

Beginner’s Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Visitor Center
(609) 884-2159
Note:  ADA accessible

Kids & Critters Live Animal Show
11 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Museum Classroom
(609) 884-2159
Note: A fun, hands-on live animal show, ADA accessible

Nature Walk
2 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Visitor Center
(609) 884-2159
Note:  ADA accessible

Outdoor Concert
6 p.m.
FREE; donations appreciated
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
Sponsor: Friends of High Point State Park

Nature at Night Programs
Saturday evenings
FREE
High Point State Park, Interpretive Center
(973) 875-1471
Note: Call for topics and times

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.
Note: Partially ADA accessible

Gardening with Nature
11 a.m. to noon
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
Note: This program provides simple steps for converting your yard into beautiful, interesting, low-maintenance habitat suitable for attracting birds, butterflies, and other desirable wildlife.  Tips on selecting native perennials, shrubs, and trees will be provided; for adults; ADA accessible

Lake Aeroflex Paddling Excursion
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Lake Aeroflex Boat Launch
(973) 786-6445
Note: 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; for teens & adults with previous canoeing or kayaking experience

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
Note: ADA accessible

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee:  Park entrance fee
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
Note: Join a Park Interpretive Specialist for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing;
ADA accessible

June 30
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $4.00 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
(732) 938-5524
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation

Independence Day Celebration
Noon to 4 p.m.
Fee: $5 per vehicle parking fee& $2 admission fee over the age of 12
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
(732) 919-3500
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
Note: oin us in the 1836 Militia Muster & General Fanfare; artially 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
Note: ADA accessible

Ringwood Manor Historic Grounds and Landscape
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee
Ringwood State Park, Ringwood Manor
(973) 962-2240
Note: 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.

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

 

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