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October
Double Trouble Village Walking Tours
Call for arrangements and program fees
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Individual or group historic village walking tours may be scheduled in advance for most weeks Wednesday through Sunday.  Elementary school and secondary school science and social studies field trips or outreach programs may be arranged. 

October Weekdays
Walt Whitman in Mickle Street
Call for times and dates
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
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October 1
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $4.00 per person, more for special events, kids 2 & younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting

Fall Craft Show & Art in the Park
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $2 Adults, Under 12 yrs. are FREE
Vendor spaces - $70 Pre-Registration
Allaire State Park, Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
(732) 938-3500
Rain date: October 2nd

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe w/Helen McKenna-UFF
7:30 p.m.
Fee: $20 (advance ticket purchase recommended)
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village Chapel
Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
732) 919-3500
ADA accessible
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Hawk Banding Demo
10 a.m.
Free
Cape May Point State Park, Hawk Watch Picnic Shelter
(609) 884-2159
Meet real hawks and learn about banding.

Beginners Bird Walk
9 a.m.
Free
Cape May Point State Park Office
(609) 884-2159
Learn your birds, flowers and butterflies.  Fun for the family.  Experience Cape May’s famous fall migration. ADA accessible

Nature Walk
2 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park Office
(609) 884-2159
Learn your birds, flowers and butterflies.  Fun for the family.  Experience Cape May’s famous fall migration.

Hike the D&R Canal towpath between Zarephath and the Blackwells Mills Causeway
10 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration strongly recommended
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Beginning at the Day Use Parking Lot on Blackwells Mills Causeway (Franklin Township, Somerset County)
Sponsor: D&R Canal Watch
Contact: Pamela V’Combe at (609) 635-2783 or pjvcombe@gmail.com

Partially ADA Accessible. Hike 4.8 miles along historic towpath. Wear sturdy shoes, dress appropriately and bring water.

The Cranberry Industry at Double Trouble Walking Tour
10 to 11 a.m.
Fee: Adults and children 12 and up $5, Children ages 6 to 11 $2, children under 6 free; pre-registration and fee required by 3 p.m. Friday, September 30 at the Brendan Byrne State Forest office, (609) 726-1191. Payments cannot be made at Double Trouble.
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
For over a century Double Trouble Village was a thriving company town centered on a growing cranberry industry.  During this one hour walking tour around the abandoned village and inactive cranberry bogs, you’ll hear the birth and evolution of Double Trouble Village’s cranberry industry from hand-picked dry to mechanized wet cranberry harvests and the challenges faced today.

Rare Breed Dog Show
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE to spectators
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
To be held east of the parking lot
Sponsor: American Rare Breed
(732) 462-9616
ADA accessible. Call ahead in case Rare Breed has to cancel the show

General Washington’s Indispensable Men
1:30 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome. Pre-registration strongly suggested due to limited seating
Rockingham Historic Site, Dutch barn
Sponsor: The NJ Council for the Humanities Horizon Speakers Bureau, the Rockingham Association, and the NJ Division of Parks & Forestry
(609) 683-7132
ADA accessible (please call for handicapped parking instructions). No 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. house tours. A program with author Arthur Lefkowitz about Washington’s 32 Revolutionary War aides-de-camp, including the 3 who accompanied him at Rockingham in 1783. The Museum Store will be open before and after and light refreshments will be available.

Bird Walk at Spruce Run Recreation Area
8 a.m.
FREE
Spruce Run Recreation Area, Meet in Tower Lot
Sponsor: Hunterdon Bird Club
(908) 638-8572
Join Hunterdon Bird Club for a guided bird walk in Spruce Run Recreation Area. For additional information go to HunterdonBirdClub on Facebook

Observatory Tour and Telescope Viewing
8:30 p.m. to10:30 p.m.
FREE
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Society
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org

Family Nature Walk
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required. Spaces are limited
Voorhees State Park, Meet at Hoppack Grove
(908) 638-8572
spruceprograms@gmail.com 
As fall arrives many changes take place in the forest. We will explore the forest around Hoppach Grove in Voorhees State Park, where we will take a first-hand look at what is going on. Dress to be outdoors

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee:  $1 per person
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

Star Watch Astronomy Event
6:30 to 10 p.m.
FREE
Sponsor: West Jersey Astronomical Society
(609) 567-4559
Wharton State Forest, Atsion Office adjacent field
Look through a telescope!

October 2
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $4.00 per person, more for special events, kids 2 & younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524

Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

Hawk Banding Demo
10 a.m.
Free
Cape May Point State Park, Hawk Watch Picnic Shelter
(609) 884-2159
Meet real hawks and learn about banding. ADA accessible

Beginners Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park Office
(609) 884-2159
Learn your birds, flowers and butterflies.  Fun for the family.  Experience Cape May’s famous fall migration. ADA accessible

Nature Walk
2 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park Office
(609) 884-2159
Learn your birds, flowers and butterflies.  Fun for the family.  Experience Cape May’s famous fall migration. ADA accessible

Craig House Open
1 to 4 p.m.
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
(732) 462-9616
Gift Shop at Visitor Center will open 1 to 4 p.m. every Sunday. The Craig House was used as a hospital by the British forces in June 1778, during the Battle of Monmouth.

Rare Breed Dog Show
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE to spectators
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
To be held east of the parking lot
Sponsor: American Rare Breed
(732) 462-9616
ADA accessible. Call ahead in case Rare Breed has to cancel the show

Walking Tour of the Battlefield
1:30 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Visitor Center
Sponsor: Friends of Monmouth Battlefield
(732) 462-9616
Hiking along park trails over bridges, through fields and woods. Wear comfortable shoes

Observatory Tour and Solar Telescope Viewing
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
FREE
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Society
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org

Family Nature Walk
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
FREE
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
This is a short informal naturalist-guided trail walk

October 4
CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal an dlearn about its rich history and unique architecture.

Tuesday Tykes
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required. Spaces are limited
Spruce Run Recreation Area
(908) 638-8572
spruceprograms@gmail.com
ADA accessible. Children ages 3-6 with an Adult. Get to know Spruce Run Recreation Area while we take a walk in the great outdoors. Each week we will focus on a different nature topic. We will use our five senses to learn about trees, leaves, birds, animal tracks and more. Dress to be outdoors

October 5
CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal an dlearn about its rich history and unique architecture.

Program on the role of General “Mad” Anthony Wayne in the Battle of Monmouth
7 to 9 p.m.
FREE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Sponsor: Friends of Monmouth Battlefield
(732)462-9616
Program presented by Dr. David Martin member of the Friends of Monmouth. Program to be held at the main branch of the Monmouth County Library, Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ.

October 6
CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal an dlearn about its rich history and unique architecture.

Historic Trilogy Program
1 to 2 p.m.
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible. The CRRNJ Terminal, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island offer a compelling 3-part story of the immigrant experience in the New World. This program will include a short video and tour of the CRRNJ with views of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty

October 7
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow w/Neill Hartley
7:30 p.m.
Fee: $20 (advance ticket purchase recommended)
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village Chapel
Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
(732) 919-3500
ADA accessible. Interactive Adaptation of the classic ghost story

October 8
Fall Flea Market
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $1/Adult – children under 12 Free
Vendor spaces - $30 Pre-Registered, $35 Registration the week of event
Allaire State Park
Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Note: Rain date- October 18th

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $4 per person, more for special events, kids 2 & younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow w/Neill Hartley
7:30 p.m.
Fee: $20 (advance ticket purchase recommended)
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village Chapel
Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Note:  ADA accessible. Interactive Adaptation of the classic ghost story.

Hawk Banding Demo
10 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Hawk Watch Picnic Shelter
(609) 884-2159
Meet real hawks and learn about banding. ADA accessible

Beginners Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park Office
(609) 884-2159
Learn your birds, flowers and butterflies.  Fun for the family.  Experience Cape May’s famous fall migration. ADA accessible

Nature Walk
2 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park Office
(609) 884-2159
Learn your birds, flowers and butterflies.  Fun for the family.  Experience Cape May’s famous fall migration. ADA accessible

Video –The Cranberry Industry at Double Trouble
10 a.m.
FREE
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
Historic Village Interpretive Center:  732-341-4098
View the birth and evolution of the cranberry industry at Double Trouble Village from the hand-picked dry to mechanized wet cranberry harvests on this short video compiled from rare film footage.  Video plays in Village Interpretive Center Museum Display Room.  Limited seating.

White Oak and Zega Lockatong Trails
1 p.m.
FREE; pre-registration is required
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Meet at the Bulls Island Recreation Area, 2185 Daniel Bray Highway, Stockton, NJ
Sponsor: Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
(609) 397-2949
The park naturalist will be leading an early fall hike through the preserved lands in Delaware Township, Hunterdon County. Participants can have the choice of shorter 2 mile hike or join along in a 5 mile hike.

CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal an dlearn about its rich history and unique architecture.

Honeybees and Beekeeping Fundamentals
1:30 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome. Pre-registration strongly suggested due to limited seating
Rockingham Historic Site, Dutch barn
Sponsor: Rockingham Association and the NJ Division of Parks & Forestry
(609) 683-7132
ADA accessible (please call for handicapped parking instructions). 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. house tours. Pier Gudi, Hillsborough and Rockingham’s own beekeeper reprises his 2015 program on the interesting lives of honey bees, the fundamentals of beekeeping, requisite beekeeping equipment, and how you can get started on your own “backyard beekeeping” adventure. The Museum Store will be open before and after and light refreshments will be available

Weekend Journey Through the Past
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
FREE
Round Valley Recreation Area
Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage Historic Site
Office (begin site visit)
908-725-1015

Young Astronomers Series
6:30 to 8 p.m.
FREE
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Society
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org
Registration required International Observe the Moon Night, we'll join hundreds of other sites around the world to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night. A virtual tour with close-up pictures from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and other Moon missions as well as visits to the Apollo landing sites will begin our evening. What kind of cooperation would it take for us to have a successful mission to the Moon? With hope, the skies will cooperate and we'll focus NJAA club telescopes at our nearest neighbor and enjoy a beautiful first quarter moon

Observatory Tour and Telescope Viewing
8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
FREE
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Society
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee:  $1 per person
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

Primitive Technologies Weekend
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
FREE; all ages
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
ADA accessible. Archaeologists, flint knappers and primitive technologists from throughout the region will be on hand demonstrating and discussing a variety of primitive skills that local Native Americans and indigenous people from throughout the world practiced in prehistoric times. Demonstrations will be ongoing throughout both Saturday and Sunday afternoons

October 9
Allaire 5K Run
8 a.m. to Noon
Allaire State Park
Email Sean Woodrow at swrj4@hotmail.com for details

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $4.00 per person, more for special events, kids 2 & younger ride FREE
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting

Hawk Banding Demo
10 a.m.
Free
Cape May Point State Park, Hawk Watch Picnic Shelter
(609) 884-2159
Meet real hawks and learn about banding. ADA accessible

Beginners Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park Office
(609) 884-2159
Learn your birds, flowers and butterflies.  Fun for the family.  Experience Cape May’s famous fall migration. ADA accessible

Nature Walk
2 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park Office
(609) 884-2159
Learn your birds, flowers and butterflies.  Fun for the family.  Experience Cape May’s famous fall migration. ADA accessible

Observatory Tour and Solar Telescope Viewing
2 to 5 p.m.
FREE
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Society
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org

Weekend Journey Through the Past
Noon to 4p.m.
FREE
Round Valley Recreation Area
Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage Historic Site
Office (begin site visit)
(908) 725-1015

Primitive Technologies Weekend
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
FREE; all ages
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
ADA accessible. Archaeologists, flint knappers, and primitive technologists from throughout the region will be on hand demonstrating and discussing a variety of primitive skills that local Native Americans and indigenous people from throughout the world practiced in prehistoric times. Demonstrations will be ongoing throughout both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

October  11
CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal an dlearn about its rich history and unique architecture.

Tuesday Tykes
10 to 11 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required. Spaces are limited
Spruce Run Recreation Area
(908) 638-8572
spruceprograms@gmail.com
Note: ADA accessible. Children ages 3-6 with an Adult. Get to know Spruce Run Recreation Area while we take a walk in the great outdoors. Each week we will focus on a different nature topic. We will use our five senses to learn about trees, leaves, birds, animal tracks and more. Dress to be outdoors

October 12
Wednesday Walk in the Woods
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Bass River State Forest
(609) 296–6574 (trip leader) for meeting place or more information
Moderate – paced hike, 7 – 10 miles, bring drink and lunch, severe weather cancels.

CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal and learn about its rich history and unique architecture.

October 13
CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal and learn about its rich history and unique architecture.

Historic Trilogy Program
1 to 2 p.m.
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible
The CRRNJ Terminal, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island offer a compelling 3-part story of the immigrant experience in the New World. This program will include a short video and tour of the CRRNJ with views of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty

October 14
Haunted Allaire! Haunted Hayrides & Haunted Village
6 to 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $15/Adults, $10/Under 12. Call for group rates of 25 or more (advance ticket purchase recommended
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
(732) 919-3500

Haunted Halloween Express
7:30 to 9:30p.m., every half hour
Fee: $7.50 (advance ticket purchase recommended)
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Spooky nighttime ride through the haunted woods of Allaire State Park. Tickets go on sale for the Christmas Express w/Santa at 6 p.m. beginning today

October 15
The New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge
Saturday October 15 - 8:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday October 16 - 8:00am – 6:00pm
Absecon Lighthouse Historic Site
(609) 449-1360
www.abseconlighthouse.org
Fees vary at each location. Children age 11 and under climb for free with an adult.
A Fall weekend of family fun. Visit New Jersey’s historic lighthouses and related museums during a weekend of fun and exploration. Museum is ADA accessible, climbing is not

Haunted Allaire! Haunted Hayrides & Haunted Village
6 to 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $15/Adults, $10/Under 12 - Call for group rates of 25 or more (advance ticket purchase recommended)
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Tickets on sale for the Christmas Express w/Santa

Haunted Halloween Express
7:30 to 9:30 p.m., every half hour
Fee: $7.50 (advance ticket purchase recommended)
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Spooky nighttime ride through the haunted woods of Allaire State Park. Tickets on sale for the Christmas Express w/Santa

Fall Foliage Hike
1 p.m.
FREE; ages 8 and up
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
Meet at the Nature Center for a brisk fall walk to enjoy the autumn season of colors

Hawk Banding Demo
10 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Hawk Watch Picnic Shelter
(609) 884-2159
Meet real hawks and learn about banding .ADA accessible

Beginners Bird Walk
9 a.m.
Free
Cape May Point State Park Office
(609) 884-2159
Learn your birds, flowers and butterflies.  Fun for the family.  Experience Cape May’s famous fall migration. ADA accessible

Nature Walk
2 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park Office
(609) 884-2159
Learn your birds, flowers and butterflies.  Fun for the family.  Experience Cape May’s famous fall migration. ADA accessible.

Hike the D&R Canal towpath between Alexander Road to Kingston
10 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration strongly recommended
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Beginning at the Day Use Parking Lot in Kingston (Franklin Township, Somerset County)
Sponsor: D&R Canal Watch
Bob Barth (201) 401-3121 or bbarth@att.net
Partially ADA accessible. Hike 3.8 miles along historic towpath.  Wear sturdy shoes, dress appropriately and bring water

D&R Canal Fest
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
East Millstone Community Park, Market Street, East Millstone
Sponsor:  Franklin Township Food Bank
(732) 873-5837
ADA accessible. Canal Fest is a family-friendly afternoon that celebrates the history of the D&R Canal in the Millstone Valley and area community.  There will be food, arts & crafts, local vendors, live music, canoeing, and opportunities to learn more about the history of the area.

Hacklebarney Family Hike
10 to 11:30 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required. Spaces are limited
Hacklebarney State Park
(908) 638-8572
spruceprograms@gmail.com 
We will explore the forest and ravine in Hacklebarney State Park. Dress to be outdoors, sturdy shoes required as it is a rocky hike.

Open Hearth Cooking Workshop
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $5 per person
Hancock House Historic Site (856)935-4373   
Sponsor: Friends of the Hancock House
(856) 935-4221;registration closes on Monday, October 10th
ADA accessible.

“By the Tolling of the Bell…” Mourning Traditions of the 18th Century and Open House
1 to 4p.m.
FREE
Indian King Tavern Museum
Sponsor: Friends of the Indian King Tavern Museum
(856) 429-6792

CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal an dlearn about its rich history and unique architecture.

New Jersey’s Lighthouse Challenge
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fee: $2.00 for Passport Book
Twin Lights
(732) 872-1814
Note: ADA accessible. Visit New Jersey’s historic lighthouses and related museums during a weekend of fun and exploration. This is a two-day event, rain or shine

Pinelands Fall Colors Hike
10:30 a.m.
FREE
Wharton State Forest
(609) 567-4559
Length: 2 to 5 miles

Observatory Tour and Telescope Viewing
8:30 p.m. to10:30 p.m.
FREE
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Society
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee:  $1 per person.
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.

October 16
Country Living Fair
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE
Batsto Village, Wharton State Forest
(609) 561-0024
Sponsor: Batsto Citizens Committee
Partially ADA Accessible; a premier country craft fair and show.

Hawk Banding Demo
10 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park, Hawk Watch Picnic Shelter
(609) 884-2159
Meet real hawks and learn about banding. ADA accessible

Beginners Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park Office
(609) 884-2159
Learn your birds, flowers and butterflies.  Fun for the family.  Experience Cape May’s famous fall migration. ADA accessible

Nature Walk
2 p.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park Office
(609) 884-2159
Learn your birds, flowers and butterflies.  Fun for the family.  Experience Cape May’s famous fall migration. ADA accessible.

Full Moon Hike
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $3.00 for ages 12 and up, $1.00 for ages 6 to 1. Pre-registration required
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Parking Lot (first right after the toll booth)
908-236-6355
Hike under the full Hunter’s Moon as we discuss its significance of getting ready to endure winter. (No cloud date)

Bird Walk      
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
FREE
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Parking Lot (first right after the toll booth)
908-236-6355
Note: Join NJ Audubon Society members, on ¾ mile flat trail loop where you could see a Bald Eagle. Then take a short drive to the swimming pond where abundant waterfowl enjoy the early fall serenity. If you have a field guide and binoculars we suggest.

New Jersey’s Lighthouse Challenge
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fee: $2 for Passport Book
Twin Lights
(732) 872-1814
ADA accessible. Visit New Jersey’s historic lighthouses and related museums during a weekend of fun and exploration. This is a two-day event, rain or shine.

Observatory Tour and Solar Telescope Viewing
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
FREE
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Society
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org

October 18
CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal an dlearn about its rich history and unique architecture.

Tuesday Tykes
10 a.m. to 11a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required. Spaces are limited
Spruce Run Recreation Area
(908) 638-8572
spruceprograms@gmail.com
ADA accessible.  Children ages 3-6 with an Adult. Get to know Spruce Run Recreation Area while we take a walk in the great outdoors. Each week we will focus on a different nature topic. We will use our five senses to learn about trees, leaves, birds, animal tracks and more. Dress to be outdoors

October 19
CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal and learn about its rich history and unique architecture.

October 20
CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal an dlearn about its rich history and unique architecture.

Historic Trilogy Program
1 to 2 p.m.
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible. The CRRNJ Terminal, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island offer a compelling 3-part story of the immigrant experience in the New World. This program will include a short video and tour of the CRRNJ with views of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty

Luscious Libations! The Chart House, Golden Nugget
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $60 per person
Absecon Lighthouse
(609) 449-1360
www.abseconlighthouse.org
You are cordially invited to attend a very special evening to support and toast the Absecon Lighthouse. Hors d'oeuvres * Silent Auction *A Red, White & Blue Wine Tasting*Cash Bar * Live Music. Museum is ADA accessible, climbing is not

October 21
Haunted Allaire! Haunted Hayrides & Haunted Village
6 p to 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $15/Adults, $10/Under 12 - Call for group rates of 25 or more (advance ticket purchase recommended)
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Note: Tickets on sale for the Christmas Express w/Santa

Haunted Halloween Express
7:30 to 9:30 p.m., every half hour
Fee: $7.50 (advance ticket purchase recommended)
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Spooky nighttime ride through the haunted woods of Allaire State Park. Tickets on sale for the Christmas Express w/Santa.

Public Skywatch
7:30pm
FREE
Belleplain State Forest
(609) 861-2404
Sponsor: South Jersey Astronomy Club
Held on the Athletic Field @ Lake Nummy; back-up date: October 29th

October 22
Haunted Allaire! Haunted Hayrides & Haunted Village
6 to 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $15/Adults, $10/Under 12 -Call for group rates of 25 or more (advance ticket purchase recommended)
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Tickets on sale for the Christmas Express w/Santa

Haunted Halloween Express
7:30 to 9:30 p.m., every half hour
Fee: $7.50 (advance ticket purchase recommended)
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Spooky nighttime ride through the haunted woods of Allaire State Park. Tickets on sale for the Christmas Express w/Santa

Fall Hike on the D&R Canal path from Demott Lane to Landing Lane
10 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Meet at the Demott Lane Parking Lot (Off Easton Avenue, Franklin Township)
Sponsor:  D & R Canal State Park
Contact: (609) 924-5705
Note: Partially ADA accessible. Join the park historian and naturalist for a 4.2 mile walk along  the D&R Canal from the Demott Lane Footbridge to Landing Lane and back; 2-3 hours. Wear sturdy shoes, dress appropriately and bring water.

Trick or Treat Weekend
Campsite Halloween Decorating Contest
For campers only
Belleplain State Forest
(609) 861-2404
Please call for details 

Candlelight Tour of the Hancock House
Three sessions offered: 7, 8 and 9 p.m.
Cost: $5 for adults and $2 for children under 16
Hancock House Historic Site (856)935-4373
Each session is limited to 25 people.  Call for reservations: (856)935-4373

The Cranberry Industry at Double Trouble Walking Tour
10 to 11 a.m.
Fee: Adults and children 12 & up $5, Children 6-11 $2, under 6 free; pre-registration and fee required by 3:00 pm Friday, October 21 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
For over a century Double Trouble Village was a thriving company town centered on a growing cranberry industry.  During this one hour walking tour around the abandoned village and inactive cranberry bogs, you’ll hear the birth and evolution of Double Trouble Village’s cranberry industry from hand-picked dry to mechanized wet cranberry harvests and the challenges faced today.  Maximum 16 participants.

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

CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal and learn about its rich history and unique architecture.

Historic Trilogy Program
1 to 2 p.m.
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
ADA Accessible. The CRRNJ Terminal, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island offer a compelling 3-part story of the immigrant experience in the New World. This program will include a short video and tour of the CRRNJ with views of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.

30-Mile Full Trail Hike
Call for time & location
FREE
Paulinskill Valley Trail
(201) 274-9805
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
Hike the entire length of the Paulinskill Valley Trail while marveling at the natural and cultural history along the way. Weather permitting, over by nightfall.

Enchanted Evening Tours: Echoes of Ringwood Manor's Past
Tours at 7pm and 8pm
Fee:  $20 donation per person; Tickets must be purchased through website: www.ringwoodmanor.org
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Sponsor:  North Jersey Highlands Historical Society
This guided tour take visitors through Ringwood Manor and down to its historic cemetery at night while the lore and legends associated with the site are explained. Groups limited to 20 people per tour. Tickets must be purchased in advance through the web address provided above. For more information, visit ww.ringwoodmanor.com

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

Observatory Tour and Telescope Viewing
8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
FREE
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Society
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee:  $1 per person.
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.

Native Americans of the Area of the Park
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE; all ages
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
ADA accessible. We will discuss primitive stone tool use by Native Americans in central New Jersey. Emphasis will be on the significance and importance of the Indian way of life during the autumn season, focusing on the activities of fall hunting, gathering and religious ceremonies. The program will include a slide presentation and Native American artifacts will be on display. Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis

October 23
Low Tide Beach Walk
10 to 11:30 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required
Liberty State park, Caven Point Beach, meet at Park Office
(201) 915-3400 ext. 109
Explore the ecology of Caven Point Beach at low-tide. Please dress for the weather and wear close toed shoes that can get wet or muddy. Personal vehicle required for transportation to program site.

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

Ringwood Manor Historic Grounds and Landscape Tour
2 to 4 p.m.
FREE
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.

Observatory Tour and Solar Telescope Viewing
2 to 5 p.m.
FREE
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Society
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org

Cranberry Living History Event
Noon
Whitesbog Village
www.whitesbog.org

October 25
CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal an dlearn about its rich history and unique architecture.

October 26
CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal an dlearn about its rich history and unique architecture.

October 27|
Moonlight Hike
6 to 9 p.m.
Fee: $5
Island Beach State Park, Nature Center
(732) 793-0506
Join us on an adventurous night hike to discover "whooooo" is awake when the sun goes down at Island Beach State Park. When we arrive at the beach enjoy a bonfire, roast marshmallows and listen to ghost stories about shipwrecks off the Jersey shore - the "graveyard of the Atlantic"!.

CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal an dlearn about its rich history and unique architecture.

Shadows of the Past - An Evening Lantern Tour
7 to 9 p.m.
Fee: $10 per person, pre registration is required
Waterloo Village Historic Site
( 973) 347-1835
Contents are geared towards adults as you walk through the old canal town at night learning about some of the more grisly history at Waterloo. 

October 28
Haunted Halloween Express
7:30 to 9:30 p.m., every half hour
Fee: $7.50 (advance ticket purchase recommended)
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Spooky nighttime ride through the haunted woods of Allaire State Park. Tickets on sale for the Christmas Express w/Santa.

Fledgling Naturalists
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Fees: $5.00 per adult/child pair. $2.00 for additional siblings age 2 to 5
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
For 2.5 to 5 year olds and an adult partner. Fledgling Naturalist programs are designed to encourage young children’s curiosity, engaging them hands-on in the natural world through outdoor activities, stories, games, and crafts. To register, please call 973-875-1471 or email register.highpointprograms@gmail.com. Siblings (or other children) over the age of five may not attend, and each adult may bring a maximum of two children (not including infants).  Registration is required by 4:00 PM the day before the program.

October 29
Absecon Lighthouse Haunted Tours
5 to 8 p.m.
Fee: $20 per person
Absecon Lighthouse
(609) 449-1360
www.abseconlighthouse.org
Do you want to discover if Absecon Lighthouse is home to ghostly keepers that still watch over the shore in Atlantic City? Did the Jersey Devil pay a visit to the lighthouse in 1909? Come visit the Absecon Lighthouse to hear its true ghost stories.
Reservations are required. Museum is ADA accessible, climbing is not.

Salt Marsh Ecology Hike
1 p.m.
FREE; ages 9 and up
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
Meet at the Nature Center for a guided hike to learn about the salt marsh ecosystem at Cheesequake.

Alpaca Demonstration
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Blackwells Mills Canal House; 598 Canal Road, Somerset, N.J. 08873
Sponsor:  Blackwells Mills Canal House Association
(732) 873-2133
Partially ADA accessible. The Swallow Hill Farm and Kushing Girls Farm will demonstrate wool carding and spinning. Alpaca products will be available for purchase.

Open Hearth Cooking
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $5 donation appreciated
High Point State Park
(973) 875-1471
Join the Friends of High Point State Park for a demonstration of open hearth cooking on the Interpretive Center fireplace. Autumn is the season of bountiful harvests and the air will be filled with the aromas of pumpkin and apple. Enjoy a sample tasting of delectable soups, meats, and desserts all cooked fireside.
Sponsor: Friends of High Point State Park

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

Enchanted Evening Tours: Echoes of Ringwood Manor's Past
Tours at 7pm and 8pm
Fee:  $20 donation per person; Tickets must be purchased through website: www.ringwoodmanor.org
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Sponsor:  North Jersey Highlands Historical Society
This guided tour take visitors through Ringwood Manor and down to its historic cemetery at night while the lore and legends associated with the site are explained. Groups limited to 20 people per tour. Tickets must be purchased in advance through the web address provided above. For more information, visit ww.ringwoodmanor.com

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

Jersey Devil Bound at Wharton State Forest
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Jersey Devil / Ghost stories & twilight hike
FREE
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Historic Village
(609) 567-4559
ADA Accessible

CRRNJ Terminal Walking Tours
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change so please call ahead)
FREE
Liberty State Park, CRRNJ Terminal Building
(201) 915-0615
Join us for a short walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal an dlearn about its rich history and unique architecture.

Fall Bird Walk
10 a.m. to Noon
FREE; pre-registration required
Liberty State Park, Meet at Park Office  
(201) 915-3400 ext 109
ADA Accessible. Join us for a stroll through a variety of habitats in search of fall migrants.  Dress to be outside and bring binoculars if you have them. We have a limited number that can be borrowed.

Observatory Tour and Telescope Viewing
8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
FREE
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Society
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org

Park Foliage Hike
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE; ages 9 to adult
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
This is a naturalist-guided 3 1/2 - 4 mile hike taking on the park’s natural and historic areas, and several interesting and remote sections of the park during the fall foliage season. Wear sturdy footwear. Bring drinking water and a snack

October 30
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4 p.m.
Fee: $4 per person
Allaire State Park, Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting. Also, Tickets on sale for the Christmas Express w/Santa

19th Century All Hallow’s Eve
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $5/Adults, $3/children 5-12yrs
Tractor & Wagon Rides $4/Adults, $2/children 5-12yrs
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Free pumpkins (limited quantity). Costume parade w/prizes for children under 12.

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

Ringwood Manor Historic Grounds and Landscape Tour
2 to 4 p.m.
FREE
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.

Halloween at Round Valley
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $3.00 for ages 12 and up, $1.00 for ages 6 to 11
Round Valley Recreation Area
South Parking Lot (first right after the toll booth)
(908) 236-6355
Begin the Halloween celebration with an early evening walk on an unlighted trail. Learn about the scary tales of Round Valley, some true, and some others maybe not. Costumes are encouraged. Get a “treat” you can use to encourage birds to visit over the long winter

Observatory Tour and Solar Telescope Viewing
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
FREE
Voorhees State Park, NJAA Observatory
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Society
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org

Trick or Treat at Waterloo Village
6:30 to 8:30 pm
$5.00 parking fee, event free
Waterloo Village Historic Site
(973) 347-1835
Trick or Treat through an old Canal Town.  Halloween costumes are encouraged.  Food will be available for purchase. 

Haunting in the Pines
Noon to 3 p.m.
FREE
Wharton State Forest
(609) 561-0024
Sponsor: Batsto Citizens Committee
Partially ADA Accessible; family event in Batsto’s Lower Village.


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