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October 3

Fledgling Naturalists: Home Sweet Tree 1
1:00 to 2:30 PM
Fee: $5.00 per adult/child pair. $2.00 for additional siblings age 2 to 5**
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
This fall we’ll explore trees and their roles as homes for wildlife, including bears, raccoons, and owls with different activities related to theme each week for four weeks. 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. Please make other arrangements for siblings over the age of five. Pre-Registration is required. To register please email highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov or call 973-875-1471. **Fee: $5.00 per adult/child pair. $2.00 for additional siblings age 2 to 5 or $15 per adult/child pair and $5 for each sibling ages 2 to 5 if you register for all four Fall Fledgling Naturalist: Home Sweet Tree programs and pay on 10/3 or before. Thursday Fledgling Naturalist dates this fall are 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, and 10/24.
 

October 4

Fledgling Naturalists: Home Sweet Tree 1
10:30 to 12:00 PM
Fee: $5.00 per adult/child pair. $2.00 for additional siblings age 2 to 5**
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
This fall we’ll explore trees and their roles as homes for wildlife, including bears, raccoons, and owls with different activities related to theme each week for four weeks. 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. Please make other arrangements for siblings over the age of five. Pre-Registration is required. To register please email highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov or call 973-875-1471.  **Fee: $5.00 per adult/child pair. $2.00 for additional siblings age 2 to 5 or $15 per adult/child pair and $5 for each sibling ages 2 to 5 if you register for all four Fall Fledgling Naturalist: Home Sweet Tree programs and pay on 10/4 or before. Friday Fledgling Naturalist dates this fall are 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, and 10/25.
 
October 5

Yoga on the Mountain
10:45 to 12:00 PM
Fee: $5 Donation Appreciated
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Come enjoy the beautiful view, and restore your body and mind, while connecting with nature. Adults and mature teens, ages 14 and older, with all levels of experience are invited to participate. Bring your own yoga mat, and reusable bottle of water. A suggested donation of $5 or more per yoga class participant is appreciated. Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Please call 973-702-0488 for additional information and to register. This event may be outside if the weather is nice.  It will be held inside, if the weather doesn’t cooperate.
Sponsor: Friends of High Point State Park

CANDLE LANTERN TOUR
Featuring Linda Russell
8 pm
Fee - Adults - $10.00, Children 10 - 18 - $5.00
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
973 - 657 - 1688
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks
Note: ADA accessible upon request.  Please call for more information.

Dog Walk
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fee: None;
pre-registration requested (15 dogs max)
Bass River State Forest
(609) 405-0360 (609) 296-6574 (hike leader)
NOTE: About 3-5 miles on flat ground, moderate pace Bring drink and lunch, heavy rain cancels. Meet at Forest Office, Call hike leader for directions and information. Do not have to have a dog to walk.
 
October 5 and 6

Equine Weekend Trail Rides
All weekend long
Fee: email cmoran789@gmail.com for information and to register
Lusscroft Farm
Bring your own horse for a fun day of riding or camp and enjoy rides all weekend!  Stables available.
For more information: www.Lusscroftfarm.org
 
October 6

Monument Trail Hike
1:00 to 4:00 PM
Fee: None
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Join the park naturalist for a guided hike on one of High Point's most popular trails. Enjoy the fall colors while learning more about the nature and history of High Point State Park as we hike along this 3.5 mile loop trail taking in some of the best views in the Park. This hike is moderately strenuous with one particularly long uphill stretch. You'll want to bring water and wear sturdy shoes. Suitable for adults and children age ten and up. Registration is not required. Park in the Monument Trail parking area and meet at the Interpretive Center.

Drop in Nature: Fall Colors Coloring and Painting
1:30 to 3:30 PM
Fee: None
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Join us in the Interpretive Center any time between 1:30 and 3:30 as we enjoy the ever-changing autumn landscape and color or paint the afternoon away. Coloring pages and watercolor painting supplies will be available, and hopefully the autumn colors will be on display. Rain or shine. All ages welcome.

October 9

Wednesday Walk in the Woods at Brendon T Byrne State Forest
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fee:  None; pre-registration requested
Bass River State Forest -  Batona Trail Hike, meet at Ongs Hat.
(609) 405-0360 (609) 296-6574 (hike leader)
NOTE: About 8 miles on flat ground, moderate pace. Bring drink and lunch, heavy rain cancels.  Call hike leader for directions and information.

 
October 10

Thursday Trekkers: Monument Trail
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Fee: $5 Donation Appreciated
This month join April Oleksy from the Friends of High Point State Park on the Monument Trail. This trail offers some of the best views in the park, extending along top of the mountain ridges almost to the New York border. Constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930’s, sets of stone stairs and borders display their workmanship. This will be a loop hike covering about 3.5 miles. The terrain ranges from moderate to difficult and the trail surface at times is rocky, uneven, and has some steep climbs. We will be meeting at the Monument Trail Parking Area. Please bring water and feel free to bring a picnic lunch and join April after the hike. Hike may be canceled in the event of inclement weather.
Sponsor: Friends of High Point State Park

 
Fledgling Naturalists: Home Sweet Tree 2
1:00 to 2:30 PM
Fee: $5.00 per adult/child pair. $2.00 for additional siblings age 2 to 5**
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
This fall we’ll explore trees and their roles as homes for wildlife, including bears, raccoons, and owls with different activities related to theme each week for four weeks. 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. Please make other arrangements for siblings over the age of five. Pre-Registration is required. To register please email highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov or call 973-875-1471. **Fee: $5.00 per adult/child pair. $2.00 for additional siblings age 2 to 5 or $15 per adult/child pair and $5 for each sibling ages 2 to 5 if you register for all four Fall Fledgling Naturalist: Home Sweet Tree programs and pay on 10/3 or before. Thursday Fledgling Naturalist dates this fall are 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, and 10/24.
 
October 11

Fledgling Naturalists: Home Sweet Tree 2
10:30 to 12:00 PM
Fee: $5.00 per adult/child pair. $2.00 for additional siblings age 2 to 5**
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
This fall we’ll explore trees and their roles as homes for wildlife, including bears, raccoons, and owls with different activities related to theme each week for four weeks. 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. Please make other arrangements for siblings over the age of five. Pre-Registration is required. To register please email highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov or call 973-875-1471.  **Fee: $5.00 per adult/child pair. $2.00 for additional siblings age 2 to 5 or $15 per adult/child pair and $5 for each sibling ages 2 to 5 if you register for all four Fall Fledgling Naturalist: Home Sweet Tree programs and pay on 10/4 or before. Friday Fledgling Naturalist dates this fall are 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, and 10/25.
 
October 12

Family Nature Walk: Fall Leaves and Earth Art
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Fee: None
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Join the park naturalist on a short walk (about a mile) focusing on the falling leaves, colors, and seeds. Along the way we'll pause to use natural materials to create works of "Earth Art."  Suitable for Families with children ages five and up. (Younger children are welcome if they can be carried or are good walkers.) Meet at the entrance to the beach parking lot.

October 13

ANNUAL LBI COMMEMORATIVE 18-MILE RUN
10:30 am to 3 pm
Fee: $45.00
Finish Line at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Sponsor: St. Francis Community Center
(609) 494-8861 ext. 105
NOTE: ADA Accessible

LBI KITEFEST FESTIVAL “NIGHT FLY”
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Fee: None
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Evening portion of a weekend long Kite Fest
Sponsor: LBI Chamber of Commerce
(609) 361-3395
NOTE: ADA Accessible

Fall into Autumn Bicycle Tour
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Fee: $5 Donation per participant appreciated.
Join Friends of High Point State Park volunteer Rob Oleksy on a bicycle ride to enjoy the beauty of autumn at High Point State Park. Our route will take us on an 8-mile loop along Sawmill and Park Ridge roads. We will make a few shorts stops along the way to view points of interest and to enjoy a quick snack. The bike ride is suitable for ages 14 to adult. Helmets are required. Please bring your own bicycle, helmet, snacks, and water. Meet at the Sawmill Lake parking area on Sawmill Road. Please email Rob at rthawk@ptd.net for more information. Donations of $5 per participant are appreciated.
Sponsor: Friends of High Point State Park

Lusscroft Farm Barn Sale
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fee:
Lusscroft Farm
The Barn is chock full of furniture, home items, toys, books and more!  Name your price to help support the restoration of Lusscroft Farm!
Sponsor: Heritage and Agriculture Association
NOTE: For more information go to www.lusscroftfarm.org

Pumpkin Pick and Paint
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Fee: $5 per pumpkin
Lusscroft Farm
www.lusscroftfarm.org
Children can enjoy picking their own pumpkin and decorating it.
Sponsor: Heritage and Agriculture Association
NOTE: For more information go to www.lusscroftfarm.org

 
Lusscroft Farm Autumn Leaves Hike
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fee:  None (donations appreciated)
Lusscroft Farm
Sponsor: Heritage and Agriculture Association
NOTE: For more information go to www.lusscroftfarm.org

 
Fashions and Jewelry of the 20’s and 30’s Educational Presentation
1:00 p.m.
Fee: $5 per person
Lusscroft Farm
Presented by Lydia Chiappini and Jeannette Perry
Sponsor: Heritage and Agriculture Association
Note: for more information go to www.lusscroftfarm.org

October 17

Fledgling Naturalists: Home Sweet Tree 3
1:00 to 2:30 PM
Fee: $5.00 per adult/child pair. $2.00 for additional siblings age 2 to 5**
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
This fall we’ll explore trees and their roles as homes for wildlife, including bears, raccoons, and owls with different activities related to theme each week for four weeks. 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. Please make other arrangements for siblings over the age of five. Pre-Registration is required. To register please email highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov or call 973-875-1471. **Fee: $5.00 per adult/child pair. $2.00 for additional siblings age 2 to 5 or $15 per adult/child pair and $5 for each sibling ages 2 to 5 if you register for all four Fall Fledgling Naturalist: Home Sweet Tree programs and pay on 10/3 or before. Thursday Fledgling Naturalist dates this fall are 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, and 10/24.
 
October 18

Fledgling Naturalists: Home Sweet Tree 3
10:30 to 12:00 PM
Fee: $5.00 per adult/child pair. $2.00 for additional siblings age 2 to 5**
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
This fall we’ll explore trees and their roles as homes for wildlife, including bears, raccoons, and owls with different activities related to theme each week for four weeks. 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. Please make other arrangements for siblings over the age of five. Pre-Registration is required. To register please email highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov or call 973-875-1471.  **Fee: $5.00 per adult/child pair. $2.00 for additional siblings age 2 to 5 or $15 per adult/child pair and $5 for each sibling ages 2 to 5 if you register for all four Fall Fledgling Naturalist: Home Sweet Tree programs and pay on 10/4 or before. Friday Fledgling Naturalist dates this fall are 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, and 10/25.

 
Homeschool Hike: Fall Phenomena
1:30 to 3:30 PM
Fee: $5.00 per family
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
For homeschoolers ages 6 to 10. Come take a hike around Sawmill Lake to observe autumn leaves, a variety of seeds, and maybe signs that the beavers are getting ready for winter. We'll also collect some natural materials to try our hand at making ephemeral "Earth Art." This will be an easy 1.5 mile hike and is a great opportunity for homeschoolers to get fresh air and exercise while socializing with their peers, and learning a bit about nature and history along the way. Younger siblings may join us, but will need to be able to walk the distance or be young enough to be carried. Registration is required. To register, please email highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov or call 973-875-1471

October 19 & 20

NJ LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE
8 am – 6 pm
Fee: None
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Sponsor: Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
www.friendsofbarnegatlighthouse.org

October 20

High Point State Park Scavenger Hunt
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM and beyond
Fee: None
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
Meet the park naturalist at the Monument any time between 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM, pick up a scavenger hunt, check out the views and the foliage, and then go exploring and search High Point State Park for a variety of natural and historic artifacts. Return the scavenger hunt to the Interpretive/Visitor Center by 3:00 PM to tally your points and pick up a (small) prize. (If you miss the naturalist at the Monument, you can still pick up a scavenger hunt at the Interpretive Center at any time.) Suitable for all ages—this scavenger hunt can be as difficult or easy as you make it—resourcefulness and creativity count!
 
October 24

Fledgling Naturalists: Home Sweet Tree 4
1:00 to 2:30 PM
Fee: $5.00 per adult/child pair. $2.00 for additional siblings age 2 to 5**
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
This fall we’ll explore trees and their roles as homes for wildlife, including bears, raccoons, and owls with different activities related to theme each week for four weeks. 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. Please make other arrangements for siblings over the age of five. Pre-Registration is required. To register please email highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov or call 973-875-1471. **Fee: $5.00 per adult/child pair. $2.00 for additional siblings age 2 to 5 or $15 per adult/child pair and $5 for each sibling ages 2 to 5 if you register for all four Fall Fledgling Naturalist: Home Sweet Tree programs and pay on 10/3 or before. Thursday Fledgling Naturalist dates this fall are 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, and 10/24.
 
October 25

Fledgling Naturalists: Home Sweet Tree 4
10:30 to 12:00 PM
Fee: $5.00 per adult/child pair. $2.00 for additional siblings age 2 to 5**
High Point State Park
973-875-1471
This fall we’ll explore trees and their roles as homes for wildlife, including bears, raccoons, and owls with different activities related to theme each week for four weeks. 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. Please make other arrangements for siblings over the age of five. Pre-Registration is required. To register please email highpointprograms@dep.nj.gov or call 973-875-1471.  **Fee: $5.00 per adult/child pair. $2.00 for additional siblings age 2 to 5 or $15 per adult/child pair and $5 for each sibling ages 2 to 5 if you register for all four Fall Fledgling Naturalist: Home Sweet Tree programs and pay on 10/4 or before. Friday Fledgling Naturalist dates this fall are 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, and 10/25.

October 26

FULL MOON CAMPFIRE & NIGHT CLIMB
7 pm to 9 pm
Fee: None
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Sponsor: Ocean County Parks (campfire)
Sponsor: Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park (night climb)
(609) 971-3085
NOTE:  ADA Accessible

Open Hearth Cooking
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Fee: Donations 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. Enjoy a walk on your favorite trail and then come sample some delicious soups and sweet desserts all cooked on the fire.
Sponsor: Friends of High Point State Park

 


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