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Closed Parks and Trails (as of 10/15/15)

Apple Cidering at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center

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You won’t want to miss the Apple Cidering Demonstrations at the Great Swamp. Help prepare and grind the apples by turning an old-fashioned cider press, learn interesting new facts about apples, and taste a delicious sample of fresh, homemade!

Date: October 31, November 1, 7, 8, 28 & 29
Time: 1 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.
Location: Great Swamp OEC, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township
Cost: $3 per person age 3 and up.
Contact: 973.635.6629

24th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland

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A kingdom made of candy canes, chocolate, and gumdrops really does exist! View over 200 edible gingerbread creations that over 10,000 visitors make this show their holiday tradition. Remember to stop by the Craft Show, offered weekends only, to purchase a special gift for a special someone. Matilda’s Cafe will be opened for special yummy holiday goodies!

Date: Friday, December 4 through Sunday, December 13
Time: Show: 10 am - 4:30 pm daily, Fridays until 7:30 pm.
Matilda’s Cafe: Monday-Thursday, 12 noon - 8 pm; Fridays, 10 am - 8 pm;
Saturday & Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm.
Craft Show: Weekends Only 10 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township
Cost: $2 per person, children under 2 FREE.
Contact: 973.326.7601. Groups of 8 or more must make a reservation.

Civil War Christmas

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Take part in a Civil War-time Christmas celebration. Discover a soldier’s holiday at the encampment, far away from home. Visit the Vail house to experience Christmas on the home front, and attend an Officer’s Ball with period music, costumes, and dance!

Date: Saturday, December 5 & Sunday, December 6
Time: Saturday: 12 noon - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 noon - 4 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown
Cost: $7/adult, $6/senior, $5/child age 4 - 16, FREE/ child age 3 and under
Contact: 973.285.6550

Friday Night Skate with DJ Earl

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Looking for something exciting to do this Friday Night? Then come to Mennen Sports Arena and skate the night away to the tunes of a DJ! Have a blast with your friends while the DJ plays the newest hits and some of your favorite throw-backs all with the bonus of theme-nights, giveaways, shout outs, and disco lights. Meet up with your friends or gather your family on the ice every Friday night for skating, arcade games, and great eats from the snack bar.

Date: Every Friday
Time: 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Location: Mennen Sports Arena, 161 Hanover Avenue, Morris Township
Cost: $8 admission, $3.50 skate rental
Contact: 973.326.7651

Winter Recreation

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Looking for Winter Recreation destinations? Discover where to snowshoe, cross-country ski, ice skate, and sled in Morris County Parks. Click here for all the info you need.

Check Out Our School Programs

Teachers: Take advantage of our many excellent field trips that are close at hand and offer a wealth of educational experiences at affordable prices. Our lesson topics and objectives are closely correlated to the NJ Core Curriculum Standards as well as the most commonly taught science and social studies topics in local schools. Our programs include hands-on activities, pre- and post- trip lessons, and take home follow-up activities. Professional development courses are also available.

White-tailed Deer ManagementWhite-tailed Deer Management Program

The Morris County Park Commission is conducting a controlled deer hunt. Please refer to the hunt schedule for park and trail closures. Hunting is by Park Commission-issued special permit only. Permits are no longer available for the 2015/16 program. Contact 973-326-7600 with any questions.

Click the skating bunny for Mennen Arena Learn to Skate Program informationLearn to Skate Program

Sign up for Mennen Arena's Learn to Skate classes. Programs available for three year olds to adults!

A Tour of Morris County's Open Spaces

Come walk with us through parks, at a wildlife refuge, on trails and at historic sites in this half-hour program about Open Spaces and Historic Places in Morris County, New Jersey. Thanks to Greener New Jersey Productions for making this video possible!