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May
Double Trouble Village Walking Tours
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.
Call for arrangements & program fees
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098

Nature Programs and Activities
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest
(609) 726-1191
Assorted nature programs and activities at the interpretive center located in the camping area. Please contact the forest office for schedule, fees and ADA accessibility.

May 2
Tuesday Tykes
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Free: pre-registration required
Spruce Run Recreation Area
Meet in the Tower Lot
(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. Spaces are limited.

May 3
Wednesday Afternoon ‘Tee and Tour’
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: Adults $10 / 12 and under $5
Cheesequake State Park
Proprietary House - Perth Amboy, NJ
(732) 826-5527
info@theproprietaryhouse.com
Join us for tea and homemade desserts served in our atmospheric colonial brick wine cellar before getting a tour of New Jersey’s 18th Century Royal Governor’s Mansion and learn about its many notable residents over the past 250+ years.

Wednesday Walkers
9 to 10 a.m.
FREE; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults. Celebrate spring and start your day off right by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

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

May 4
Hike to Happy Hour: Angry Erik Brewing
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Fee: $5 (pizza included); pre-registration required
Warbasse Junction Rd. parking area
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
For adults. Celebrate “National Homebrew Day” with a leisurely 3-mile round-trip hike to enjoy optional refreshments and pizza (included) at our midway pit-stop
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Guided Tours of Ringwood Manor
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour begins at 3 p.m.)
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 12, children 5 and under are free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Only first floor is ADA accessible. Enjoy a guided tour of the summer estate of the Cooper & Hewitt families, wealthy iron industrialists of the Gilded Age. Thirty of the 51 rooms, furnished in the original items of the family, are shown on the tour. Tours last approximately an hour and 15 minutes.


May 5
Trail Mix @ Six
6 to 7 p.m.
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults. End the work week on a high note by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow hikers on a 3.5-mile hike.

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

Young Astronomers Series
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Free: pre-registration required
NJAA Observatory, Voorhees State Park
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Society
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org

May 6
Late Spring Flea Market
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $1 Adults, children under 12 yrs. FREE
Vendor spaces: $30 pre-registration, $35 registration week of event.
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Hunt for hidden treasures amid furniture, books, art work, bottles, knick knacks and so much more. Rain date, May 7th.

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

Nature Crafts
1 to 3:30 p.m.
FREE, donations towards craft materials are welcome.
Belleplain State Forest, Picnic Area at Lake Nummy
(609) 861-2404
ADA accessible

Kids & Critters Live Animal Show
11 a.m.
Fee: $1
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

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

Art Display and Sale at the Blackwells Mills Canal House
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Sponsor:  Blackwells Mills Canal House Association
http://bmcha.weebly.com

ADA accessible. Art Display and Sale at the Blackwells Mills Canal House
Watercolorist’s Unlimited return with their matted or framed original artwork for your review and purchase.

Hike the D&R Path from Landing Lane to South Bound Brook
10 a.m.
Free: pre-registration required
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Meet at Grove 5 in Johnson Park, Piscataway
Sponsor: Delaware and Raritan Canal Watch
(732) 993-4505 – Jessica Hunsdon
jhunsdon@gmail.com  
Partially ADA accessible. Hike 6 miles on the D&R Canal towpath from Landing Lane to Lock 11 in South Bound Brook. Wear sturdy shoes, dress appropriately and bring water. Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/yZBWdX

World War One Living History Weekend
10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
FREE
Fort Mott State Park
(856) 935-3218
Fort Mott State Park will host a living history event focusing on World War 1 (1914-1918). See uniformed re-enactors, displays, demonstrations and special tours of the fortifications. See many impressions of soldiers, sailors, home front and aid groups from the Great War era. This is a family friendly event and admission is free. The event is rain or shine.

Salem County Historical Societys Spring House Tour
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE
Hancock House Historic Site
Sponsor: Friends of the Hancock House
(856)935-4373

Italian Auto Show
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $8
The Hermitage - 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
(201) 445-8311 ext. 102
www.thehermitage.org
Come join us for a Celebration of Italian Automotive Engineering.
Area automobile enthusiasts can view a variety of vintage Italian-engineered automobiles. Enjoy authentic Italian food and refreshments.  In cooperation with The Friends of the Hermitage, Inc. and Cars and Caffe Bergen County.
Please join us on the grounds of The Hermitage Museum.

Discovery Hike
11 a.m. to noon
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: All ages welcome
Join us for a 2-mile naturalist-guided hike to explore the trails and observe the plants and animals of Kittatinny Valley State Park.

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

Weekend in Old Monmouth County Open House at the Craig House
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor:  The Friends of Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Partially ADA accessible.

Spring Wildflower Walk
10 a.m.
Fee: $5 donation
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden, Carriage House
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
Rain or snow cancels. Wear sturdy shoes. Join Darlene Nowak and Sandy Zenkel in checking out the many delightful spring bloomers in the woodlands of the Wildflower Garden!  We suggest wearing sturdy shoes, dressing for the weather conditions, and bringing bug spray and sun block, if needed. Meet at the Carriage House. Rain cancels.

Annual Plant Sale
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden, Carriage House
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
Perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers, hanging baskets and potted plants are for sale. Knowledgeable Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer advice, and the plants are lush and healthy. Come early for the best selection.


Trail Hike
10 a.m.
FREE
Starting at Washington and Green Streets, Columbia, NJ
(973) 786-5768
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
Hike a scenic and tranquil rail-trail while learning about the history of the railroads that used to transport passengers, agricultural products, and iron ore through Sussex and Warren County.

Kids Kite Day
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
FREE
Princeton Battlefield State Park, Clarke House
(609) 921- 0074
The first 200 children, ages 8 to 12 will receive a free kite to fly. Ben Franklin will explain kites in 18th century America.

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

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee:  $1 per person
Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
Note:  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

Spring Bike Trail Ride
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
FREE
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Village
(609) 567-4559
Join us for a 10-mile guided mountain bike ride. Guided ride; bring your bike, eye protection, water & snacks.
Ages 14 and up. Helmet required all ages.



May 7
Mommy and Me Village Tea Party
11 a.m. & 12 p.m. & 1 p.m.
Fee: $5 per person, under 6 yrs. FREE
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Bring a fun hat and a fuzzy best friend. Storytelling & puppet show

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

Nature Crafts
1 to 3:30 p.m.
FREE, donations towards craft materials are welcome.
Belleplain State Forest, Picnic Area at Lake Nummy
(609) 861-2404
ADA accessible

World War One Living History Weekend
10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
FREE
Fort Mott State Park
(856) 935-3218
Sponsor: Fort Mott State Park
Fort Mott State Park will host a living history event focusing on World War 1 (1914-1918). See uniformed re-enactors, displays, demonstrations and special tours of the fortifications. See many impressions of soldiers, sailors, home front and aid groups from the Great War era. This is a family friendly event and admission is free. The event is rain or shine.

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

Weekend in Old Monmouth County Open House at the Craig House
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor:  The Friends of Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Partially ADA accessible.

Walking Tour of the Battlefield
1:30 p.m.
Free
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, meet at Visitor Center
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor:  The Friends of Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Wear appropriate foot wear.

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

Annual Plant Sale
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden, Carriage House
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
Perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers, hanging baskets and potted plants are for sale. Knowledgeable Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer advice, and the plants are lush and healthy. Come early for the best selection.

19th Century Baseball Game
11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
FREE
Ringwood Manor Lot B, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
ADA Accessible. Come watch the Flemington Neshanocks and the Hoboken Nine baseball clubs play according to rules from 1873 using period equipment and wearing period uniforms. Bring your lawn chair and a picnic lunch and spend the day cheering on your favorite teams. A fun event for the whole family! Hot dogs, chips, and soda will be available to purchase. Sponsored by the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society

Wild Edible Plants
1:30 p.m.
Fee: $2 per person, advanced registration required, all ages
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
Come out for a short hike and presentation on the edible, medicinal, and toxic properties of common plants that can be found on the local landscape. Pat Chichon of Lambertville, a plant lore enthusiast will deliver this program

May 9
Tuesday Tykes
10 to 11 a.m.
Free: pre-registration required
Spruce Run Recreation Area, Meet in the Tower Lot
(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. Spaces are limited.

May 10
Wednesday Afternoon ‘Tee and Tour’

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: Adults $10 / 12 and under $5
Cheesequake State Park
Proprietary House - Perth Amboy, NJ
(732) 826-5527
info@theproprietaryhouse.com
Join us for tea and homemade desserts served in our atmospheric colonial brick wine cellar before getting a tour of New Jersey’s 18th Century Royal Governor’s Mansion and learn about its many notable residents over the past 250+ years.


Wednesday Walkers
9 to 10 a.m.
FREE; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults. Celebrate spring and start your day off right by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

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

May 11
Guided Tours of Ringwood Manor
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour begins at 3 p.m.)
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 12, children 5 and under are free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Only first floor is ADA accessible. Enjoy a guided tour of the summer estate of the Cooper & Hewitt families, wealthy iron industrialists of the Gilded Age. Thirty of the 51 rooms, furnished in the original items of the family, are shown on the tour. Tours last approximately an hour and 15 minutes.

May 12
Trail Mix @ Six

6 to 7 p.m.
FREE; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults. End the work week on a high note by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow hikers on a 3.5-mile hike.

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

May 13
Spring Craft Market
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $2 Adults, children under 12 FREE
Vendor Space - $50
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
732-919-3500
Craft market show cases local artists as they sell & demonstrate their crafts.
Rain date: May 14th

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

Nature Crafts
1 to 3:30 p.m.
FREE, donations towards craft materials are welcome.
Belleplain State Forest, Picnic Area at Lake Nummy
(609) 861-2404
ADA accessible

Nature/Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

Kids & Critters Live Animal Show
11 a.m.
Fee: $1
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

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

Hike the D&R Path from Washington Crossing to Ellarslie
10 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Meet at Ellarslie (Trenton City Museum in Cadwalader Park)
Sponsor: Delaware and Raritan Canal Watch
(609) 635-2783 – Pamela V’Combe
pjvcombe@gmail.com
Partially ADA accessible. Hike 6.2 miles on the D&R Canal towpath from Washington Crossing to Ellarslie Museum in Trenton’s Cadwalader Park. Wear sturdy shoes, dress appropriately and bring water.

Hike-to-Lunch: Sheridan’s Restaurant & Tavern
10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fee: $5 (lunch additional); pre-registration required
Meet at the gated Lake Iliff trailhead on Mulford Rd. in Andover
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
For adults. Have an appetite for the outdoors? Join us for an enjoyable 4-mile hike along a variety of trails and backcountry roads. We will stop for optional refreshment midway through the trip. Car shuttle required.

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

Public Walking Tours
Noon & 2 p.m.
Fee: Adults $3, Children $1
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks
(973) 657-1688
ADA accessible upon request.  Please call for more information.

Spirit of the JERSEYS State History Fair
11 a.m. to 5 p.m
FREE Admission; Suggested parking donation of $10 per vehicle
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
(732) 462-9616
www.njhistoryfair.org
Email: Historyfair@dep.nj.gov
The annual SPIRIT of the JERSEYS State History Fair will be held on Saturday, May 13 at Monmouth Battlefield State Park from 11am-5pm, rain or shine. Five centuries of NJ’s history will be represented by exhibitors and reenactors. Many other favorite activities will return including 19th c baseball, plowing demonstrations, period music, and historical figures from NJ’s past.

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

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

Carriage House Concert: Loretta Hagen
3 p.m.
Fee:  Tickets: $15 in advance + $1.75 per ticket handling fee, available at skylands-association.ticketleap.com/hagen. $18 day of show at the door if any tickets are left.  Limited to the first 75
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden, Carriage House
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association/American Wear
973) 962-9534
Carriage House Concert: The Loretta Hagen Band. lorettahagen.com. A rising folk music star, her lilting sound will charm you.  In the Carriage House Visitor Center.  Visit njbg.org for ticket information.

Lilac Garden Splendor
Noon to 4 p.m.
FREE
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden, Carriage House
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
The Lilac Garden is a large collection of these sweet-scented and prolific spring beauties, in the peak of bloom this time of year. Members of NJBG’s Lilac team will be in this part of the Garden to answer any questions you might have.

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

May 14
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

Mother's Day - MOMS CLIMB FREE!
11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fee:  Moms Free, $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children
Absecon Lighthouse Historic Site
(609) 449-1360 or www.abseconlighthouse.org
Show Mom just how wonderful and appreciated she is with a FREE climb of New Jersey’s tallest lighthouse. Museum is ADA accessible, climbing is not

Nature Crafts
1 to 3:30 p.m.
FREE, donations towards craft materials are welcome.
Belleplain State Forest, Picnic Area at Lake Nummy
(609) 861-2404
ADA accessible

Seasonal Hike
1 p.m.
FREE; ages 8 and up
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
Meet at the Nature Center for an interpretive hike through the trails marsh of Cheesequake.

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

Bird Walk
8 a.m.
Free
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, meet at Visitor Center
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor:  The Friends of Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Wear appropriate foot wear.

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

Lilac Garden Splendor
Noon to 4 p.m.
FREE
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden, Carriage House
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
The Lilac Garden is a large collection of these sweet-scented and prolific spring beauties, in the peak of bloom this time of year. Members of NJBG’s Lilac team will be in this part of the Garden to answer any questions you might have.

Garden Tours
2 p.m.
Fee: $5 per car in-state, $7 per car out-of-state parking fee to enter park between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
Steady rain cancels.  Wear sturdy shoes. Knowledgeable NJBG docents take you on a tour of what’s blooming around the Botanical Garden. These free tours will be available every Sunday afternoon at 2pm until the end of October. Meet at the Carriage House. We suggest wearing sturdy shoes, dressing for the weather conditions, and bringing bug spray and sun block, if needed. Meet at the Carriage House. Rain cancels.

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

May 16
Tuesday Tykes
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required
Spruce Run Recreation Area, Meet in the Tower Lot
(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. Spaces are limited

May 17
Wednesday Afternoon ‘Tee and Tour’
1 to 4 p.m.
Fee: Adults $10 / 12 and under $5
Cheesequake State Park
Proprietary House - Perth Amboy, NJ
(732) 826-5527
info@theproprietaryhouse.com
Join us for tea and homemade desserts served in our atmospheric colonial brick wine cellar before getting a tour of New Jersey’s 18th Century Royal Governor’s Mansion and learn about its many notable residents over the past 250+ years.

Wednesday Walkers
9 to 10 a.m.
FREE; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults. Celebrate spring and start your day off right by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

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

May 18
Guided Tours of Ringwood Manor
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour begins at 3 p.m.)
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 12, children 5 and under are free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Only first floor is ADA accessible. Enjoy a guided tour of the summer estate of the Cooper & Hewitt families, wealthy iron industrialists of the Gilded Age. Thirty of the 51 rooms, furnished in the original items of the family, are shown on the tour. Tours last approximately an hour and 15 minutes.       

May 19
Guided Tours of Ringwood Manor
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour begins at 3 p.m.)
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 12, children 5 and under are free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Only first floor is ADA accessible. Enjoy a guided tour of the summer estate of the Cooper & Hewitt families, wealthy iron industrialists of the Gilded Age. Thirty of the 51 rooms, furnished in the original items of the family, are shown on the tour. Tours last approximately an hour and 15 minutes.

May 20
Spring Festival
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
732-919-3500
Auction at General Store at 2 p.m. Historic Baseball & Bee Hive Baking Day

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

Nature Crafts
1 to 3:30 p.m.
FREE, donations towards craft materials are welcome.
Belleplain State Forest, Picnic Area at Lake Nummy
(609) 861-2404
ADA accessible

Nature/Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
Sponsor: Cape May Point State Park
ADA Accessible

Kids & Critters Live Animal Show
11 a.m.
Fee: $1.00
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

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

Plant Sale at the Blackwells Mills Canal House
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE; donations welcome
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Location:  598 Canal Road, Somerset, NJ (Franklin Township, Somerset County)
Sponsor:  Blackwells Mills Canal House Association
http://bmcha.weebly.com
ADA accessible. Perennial and annual plants will be available for sale. Consultants on hand to offer advice on plant care.

Spring Tea
12:30 p.m.
FREE; reservations required(856) 935-4221
Hancock House Historic Site
(856) 935-4221
Sponsor: Friends of the Hancock House

HISTORY DAY BAZAAR- Centennial of The Great War
11 a.m.to 5 p.m.
Fee: $10
The Hermitage - 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
(201) 445-8311
Step back to a momentous time, the entrance of America into World War I – as we recreate the groups the music and the food. Exhibits will include military collections, vintage clothing, WWI artifacts and posters. There will be activities for children and adults.  Sponsored by the Northwest Bergen History Coalition. For more information go to www.nwbergenhistory.org

Ocean Fun Day
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FREE
Island Beach State Park
(732) 793-0506
Sponsor: New Jersey Natural Gas
Come to the 14th annual Ocean Fun Days and celebrate waves of ocean discovery! Enjoy exhibits, classes, nature tours, and children’s activities all about our coastal environment. You’ll have a great time learning the science of our shorelines and how to care for them for years to come!  A record number of exhibitors have already committed to be a part of this year’s event. Activities include seining, coastal crafts, an energy-saving scavenger hunt, youth fishing clinics, face painting, touch tanks, a student science fair competition and the NJSGC’s famous fiddler crab races. Project Terrapin will also release of diamondback terrapins hatchlings, a fun treat for the entire family!  For more information: http://www.njresources.com/community/oceanfundays/index.asp

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

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

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

Spring Wildflower Walk
10 a.m.
Fee: $5 donation
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden, Carriage House
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
Rain cancels. Wear sturdy shoes. Join Darlene Nowak and Sandy Zenkel in checking out the many delightful spring bloomers in the woodlands of the Wildflower Garden! We suggest wearing sturdy shoes, dressing for the weather conditions, and bringing bug spray and sun block, if needed. Meet at the Carriage House.

What is Wilderness Camping
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fee: $3.00 fee for ages 12 and above; $1.00 for children 6 to 11; and free for children 5 and under. Pre-registration required
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Parking Lot (meet at South Parking Lot and drive to the trailhead)
908-236-6355
What is wilderness camping? Drive out to the start of the campgrounds, see what hiking in the wilderness is like, and walk a mile or two of the lesser traveled Cushetunk Trail

Gardening Day at Spruce Run
10 to 11:30 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required
Spruce Run Recreation Area, Meet at Beach Complex
(908) 638-8572
spruceprograms@gmail.com
ADA accessible. Families and children ages 5 and up with an adult. Help clean out, plant, mulch, and water our garden bed at the Beach Complex. Bring work gloves if you have them and dress to be outdoors. Spaces are limited

Compass Basics
1 to 3 p.m.
Fee: $2 per person, advanced registration required, 9yrs- adult
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
Come learn the fundamentals of compass navigation with a protractor compass as you work your way through the park’s compass course with the class.

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

Ladies Slippers & Laurel Pinelands Hike
10:30 a.m.
FREE
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Historic Village
(609) 567-4559
Guided hike; bring water, bring snacks. 2 - 4 miles.

Astronomy Presentation and Star Watch
8 to 10:30 p.m.
FREE
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Historic Village
Sponsor: The Willingboro Astronomical Society
(609) 567-4559

May 21
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

Nature Crafts
1 to 3:30 p.m.
FREE; donations towards craft materials are welcome.
Belleplain State Forest, picnic area at Lake Nummy
(609) 861-2404
ADA accessible

26th Annual Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament
Fee: park entrance fee and tournament entry fee
5 a.m. begins registration and check-in, and is required
6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. tournament fishing hurs
Island Beach State Park
Sponsor: NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife, NJ Division of Parks & Foretry, the NJ State Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, Jersey Coat Anglers Association and the NJ Beach Buggy Association
Anglers of all ages can participate in the surf fishing tournament.  New for this year is a High School Team Category for high school aged studens.  A variety of species are eligible for entry in the tournament each year. The individual who catches the overall largest fish wins the "Governor's Award," and has his/her name engraved on the Governor's Cup, which is permanently displayed at the park. Additional awards for winners who catch the largest fish in each species category. Winners from the early entry drawing and the tournament must be present during the afternoon awards ceremony to claim their prizes or they will be forfeited. Anglers planning to participate in the tournament should always register early: doing so entitles you to save on the adult registration fee, be eligible for special prizes and avoid delays when entering the park. The 2017 early entry incentive ends April 22, 2017. After this date, anglers are required to register at the tournament beginning at 5:00 a.m. at Swimming Area #1.  For more information:  http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/gsft.htm

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

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

Garden Tours
2 p.m.
Fee: $5 per car in-state, $7 per car out-of-state parking fee to enter park between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
Steady rain cancels.  Wear sturdy shoes. Knowledgeable NJBG docents take you on a tour of what’s blooming around the Botanical Garden. These free tours will be available every Sunday afternoon at 2pm until the end of October. Meet at the Carriage House. We suggest wearing sturdy shoes, dressing for the weather conditions, and bringing bug spray and sun block, if needed. Meet at the Carriage House. Rain cancels.

Guided Manor Tours
11 a.m.to 3 p.m.
Fee: General admission,. $7 adults; $5 seniors and students ages 13-18; $3 ages 6-12; free under 6.
Ringwood State Park, Skylands Manor
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534

Family Woodland Hike
1 p.m.
FREE
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden, Carriage House
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
Join NJBG hike leaders on an easy, child-friendly hike in the Garden’s woodlands. Learn a bit about the plants, animals and geology around you on a hike designed to fit the group. We suggest wearing sturdy shoes, dressing for the weather conditions, and bringing bug spray and sun block, if needed. Meet at the Carriage House. Rain cancels.

Children's Container Gardening Workshop
1 to 3 p.m.
Fee: $10 members, $15 non-members.
Ringwood State Park, Skylands Manor
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
Join Nancy Cochrane and Master Gardener and educator Olga Newey to explore the fun of gardening. Learn to grow veggies and herbs in different containers; you’ll take home what you plant. Ages 6 and up; children under 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Reservations are required at 973-962-9534; sorry, no walk-ins.


May 23
Tuesday Tykes
10 to 11 a.m.
Free: pre-registration required
Spruce Run Recreation Area, Meet in the Tower Lot
(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. Spaces are limited

Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration
5 p.m.
FREE
Walt Whitman State Historic Site
Sponsor: Walt Whitman Association
(856) 964-5383
Come join us as we celebrate the Poet's 198th birthday at the Annual Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration. The ceremony will include readings from the winners of the Walt Whitman Association's Annual High School Poetry Contest. Poetry contests theme and guest speaker to be announced. 

Solar Observing
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Free
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
Sponsor: Amateur Astronomers Assoc. of Princeton (AAAP)
(609) 737-0609
ADA accessible. Personnel from AAAP will be on hand with special optical equipment for safely observing structures on the sun such as sunspots, flares, and prominences. Clear skies are required. Rain date: Monday May 29, 1 p.m.

Solar Observing
1 to 3 p.m.
FREE
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
Sponsor: Amateur Astronomers Assoc. of Princeton (AAAP)
(609) 737-0609
ADA accessible. Personnel from AAAP will be on hand with special optical equipment for safely observing structures on the sun such as sunspots, flares, and prominences. Clear skies are required. Rain date: Monday May 29, 1 p.m.

May 24
Wednesday Afternoon ‘Tee and Tour’
1 to 4 p.m.
Fee: Adults $10 / 12 and under $5
Cheesequake State Park
Proprietary House - Perth Amboy, NJ
(732) 826-5527
info@theproprietaryhouse.com
Join us for tea and homemade desserts served in our atmospheric colonial brick wine cellar before getting a tour of New Jersey’s 18th Century Royal Governor’s Mansion and learn about its many notable residents over the past 250+ years. 

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

May 25
Guided Tours of Ringwood Manor
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour begins at 3 p.m.)
Fee: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 12, children 5 and under are free
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Only first floor is ADA accessible. Enjoy a guided tour of the summer estate of the Cooper & Hewitt families, wealthy iron industrialists of the Gilded Age. Thirty of the 51 rooms, furnished in the original items of the family, are shown on the tour. Tours last approximately an hour and 15 minutes.

May 26
SJAC PUBLIC SKYWATCH
7:30 p.m.
FREE
Belleplain State Forest, Athletic Field near Lake Nummy
Sponsor: South Jersey Astronomy Club
www.sjac.us
ADA accessible; Back up date: May 27th.

Walk to the Winery
4 to 7:30 pm
Fee: $5 (food included); pre-registration required
Meet at Brook Hollow Winery, Route 94, Columbia
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
For adults. Celebrate “National Wine Day” with a 5-mile hike to Brook Hollow Winery along the scenic Paulinskill Valley Trail. Car shuttle required.

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


May 27
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee, train ticket $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

Nature Crafts
1 to 3:30 p.m.
FREE, donations towards craft materials are welcome.
Belleplain State Forest, Picnic Area at Lake Nummy
(609) 861-2404
ADA accessible

Blooming Belleplain Mountain Bike Ride
10 a.m.
FREE
Belleplain State Forest Office
(609) 861-2404

Nature/Bird Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA accessible

Kids & Critters Live Animal Show
11 a.m.
Fee: $1
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA accessible


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


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

Canal Walk and Book Signing at the Blackwells Mills Canal House
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free: donations welcome
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Location:  598 Canal Road, Somerset, NJ (Franklin Township, Somerset County)
Sponsor:  Blackwells Mills Canal House Association
http://bmcha.weebly.com
Note: ADA accessible. The Canal House Association will sponsor Linda, Barth, a local historian and author, as she presents the history of the D&R Canal followed by a book signing.

Bike-to-BBQ: Double S Smokehouse
10 am to 2 pm
Fee: $5 Adults and children 12 & up, $3 ages 6-11, children under 6 free; pre-registration required; lunch additional
Warbasse Junction Rd. parking area
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
(973) 786-6445
All ages welcome; bring your own bike; children under 17 must wear a bike helmet
Have an appetite for the outdoors? Shake, rattle, and roll along Sussex County’s only 14-mile rail-trail loop, learning about railroad history along the way. A one-hour lunch stop will offer well-deserved refreshment near the end of the trip.

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

Soldier’s Encampment
Noon to 4 p.m.
FREE
Princeton Battlefield State Park, Clarke House
(609) 921- 0074
Note: Revolutionary War soldier drill, musket demonstrations, cannon demonstrations, fire pit cooking, camp life, and fife and drum music.

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

Garden Tours
2 p.m.
Fee: $5 per car in-state, $7 per car out-of-state parking fee to enter park between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
(973) 962-9534
Steady rain cancels.  Wear sturdy shoes. Knowledgeable NJBG docents take you on a tour of what’s blooming around the Botanical Garden. These free tours will be available every Sunday afternoon at 2pm until the end of October. Meet at the Carriage House. We suggest wearing sturdy shoes, dressing for the weather conditions, and bringing bug spray and sun block, if needed. Meet at the Carriage House. Rain cancels.

The Woods Aren’t Scary
10 a.m. to Noon
Fee: park entrance fee, pre-registration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area, South Parking Lot
908-236-6355
Note: New to the woods? Start the season with a hike on the Cushetunk Trail. We will learn how to be safe and comfortable in the woods and do a bit of bushwhacking (off trail hiking). Kids will learn what to do to avoid getting lost, and what to do if lost.

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

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee: park entrance 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

Guided Canoe Tours of Batsto Lake
Call for more information, schedule and reservation.
Fee: $10/person + $5 parking fee, pre-registration required (609) 567-4559
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Historic Village
Ages 8 and up, (children 8-13 years of age must be accompanied by 2 adults)

May 28
Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee, train ticket $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

Nature/Bird Walk
9 a.m.
Free
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

Pond Life Live Animal Show
1 p.m.
Fee: $1
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

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

Tree Identification Hike
1 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee, ages 6 and up
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
Gather at the Nature Center for a guided hike along the trails of the Park as we learn how to identify the trees on our hike.

Last Sunday of the Month ‘Open House’
1 to 4 p.m.
FREE
Cheesequake State Park
Proprietary House - Perth Amboy, NJ
(732) 826-5527
info@theproprietaryhouse.com
note: Join us for a tour of New Jersey’s 18th Century Royal Governor’s Mansion and learn about its many notable residents over the past 250+ years.

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

Memorial Day Observance
FREE
2 p.m.
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Visitor Center
(732) 462-9616
Sponsor:  The Friends of Monmouth Battlefield State Park
ADA accessible.

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

Family Nature Walk
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center
This is an informal naturalist – guided trail walk in the state park for all ages.

Guided Canoe Tours of Batsto Lake
Call for more information, schedule and reservation.
Fee: $10/person + $5 parking fee, pre-registration required (609) 567-4559
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Historic Village
Ages 8 and up, (children 8-13 years of age must be accompanied by 2 adults)

May 29
Historic Buildings Open for Memorial Day

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee
Allaire State Park, Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500

Nature Crafts
1 to 3:30 p.m.
FREE, donations towards craft materials are welcome.
Belleplain State Forest, Picnic Area at Lake Nummy
(609) 861-2404
ADA accessible

Memorial Day Nature Walk
9 a.m.
FREE
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

Memorial Day Live Animal Show
11 a.m.
Fee: $1
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
ADA Accessible

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee: park entrance 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

May 31
Wednesday Afternoon ‘Tee and Tour’
1 to 4 p.m.
Fee: Adults $10 / 12 and under $5
Cheesequake State Park
Proprietary House - Perth Amboy, NJ
(732) 826-5527
info@theproprietaryhouse.com
Join us for tea and homemade desserts served in our atmospheric colonial brick wine cellar before getting a tour of New Jersey’s 18th Century Royal Governor’s Mansion and learn about its many notable residents over the past 250+ years.

Wednesday Walkers
9 to 10 a.m.
FREE; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
For adults.Celebrate spring and start your day off right by stretching your legs, breathing fresh air, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers.

 

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