Halloween Fun Galore

Bhhhawwaaahahaha!
It’s that time of year….

Jack-o-lanterns blink their scary lights,
And ghosts pop out in the creepy night.

Moon-lit trails become spooky and dark,
And costumed storytellers greet you in the park.

For Halloween fun that does not fail,
CLICK HERE, and follow the trail.

Weddings

Morris County Parks has a variety of beautiful locations for your wedding ceremonies, photos and reception. With both indoor and outdoor options, you’re sure to find the perfect venue for your special day.

Visiting Morris County Parks with Your Dog

All Dogs, at all times, MUST be kept on a leash not exceeding 6-ft. in parks that allow dogs. Park Police are STRICTLY ENFORCING!

Monday, August 1

Rabies Public Health Advisory

The Morris County Park Police and Morris County Office of Health Management is reporting that a total of four (4) raccoons from The Tourne recently...

Thursday, April 14

MORRIS COUNTY INITIATES NEW TRAIL CONSTRUCTION GRANTS PROGRAM

New trails will add recreational opportunities countywide.

Monday, April 11

A Monster-Sized Large Mouth Bass Caught at Lake Hopatcong

A Monster Large Mouth Bass weighting-in at 8.74 pounds was caught by Joby Poster and Chris Hall.

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PROJECTS COMING SOON!!!

Project information coming soon!!  Check back later.

White-tailed deer management

The Morris County Park Commission is currently responsible for the stewardship of over 18,000 acres of land. It recognizes that a controlled hunting program is the most efficent and affective way available to minimize the severe threats posed to the biodiversity of native flora and fauna by overabundant ehite-tailed deer populations. The MCPC's controlled hunts are specifically used as a population management tool and do not represent recreational hunting opportunities.

Closures

Cultural Center: The entrance is temporarily closed due to re-construction of the driveway. The temporary parking is located in Lewis Morris County Park. Please follow the signs to the appropriate parking area. It is recommended that you call in advance for appointments in the Cultural Center. 973.326.7622.

Lewis Morris County Park: The Saturn playground located by the Doe Meadow picnic area is temporarily closed for renovation.
Please visit our nearby playground facility at the Central Park of Morris County.
 

Hedden County Park: The bridge located closets to Reservoir Road is temporarily closed due to renovations in progress.

Special Events

Saturday, October 1 : 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Lenape Day

Celebrate the Lenape culture and history with a traditional drum circle, dancers in regalia, real tools and artifacts, a wigwam...

Saturday, October 1 —Sunday, October 2 : 12 noon - 5 p.m.

Grand Harvest Wine Festival

Riesling, Zinfandel, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and so many more! It’s time to raise a glass because...

Sunday, October 9 —Monday, October 31 : Varies by event, click above for more information.

Halloween Fun Galore

Bhhhawwaaahahaha! It’s that time of year….Jack-o-lanterns blink their scary lights, And ghosts pop out in the...

Tuesday, September 27 —Tuesday, September 27 : 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Baby and Me Hike

Put your baby in a backpack and explore one of the many Morris County area trails. All adults are welcome...

Wednesday, September 28 —Wednesday, September 28 : 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Read and Create: Industrial Craft & Story Time

Spend Thursday afternoons listening to a story and creating a mechanical craft in the famous Factory Building at Historic...

Saturday, October 1 : 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Open Hearth Cooking Master Class

Cook a full meal on the open hearth using period equipment, ingredients, and ‘receipts.’ Beginner to advanced chefs,...

Saturday, September 24 —Sunday, September 25 : 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Grab a camera and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for this month’s nature photo scavenger hunt. Take...

Sunday, September 25 : 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Glacial Erratics Hike: Strenuous

Outdoor enthusiasts, age 16 and up, enjoy a hike that investigates the major glacial erratic in the park and includes some...

Sunday, September 25 : 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Carriage House Craft Series: Kaleidoscopes & Thaumatropes

Use light, beads, and rope to make some deceptively simple toys that are enjoyed by adults and children alike!

Saturday, September 24 : 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Fall Foliage Hike

Walk along the ridge of Pyramid Mountain and enjoy the breathtaking views at this stunning time of year. Learn more...

Wednesday, September 28 : 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Evening Canoe Paddle

Enjoy a leisurely paddle on the first evening of autumn. Canoes, life vests, and paddles are provided. Children under 16 must...

Monday, October 3 —Monday, November 21 : 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Home School Days at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Go Native: Monday, October 3 What’s the difference between native and non-native plants? Learn how both impact our environment...

Sunday, October 16 : 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Poet’s Walk & Breakfast Buffet

Explore the connection between nature and poetry. This silent early morning walk is punctuated only by the sounds of nature...

Friday, October 21 —Saturday, November 19 : October 21: 8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. & November 19: 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Paranormal Evenings!

THE WILLOWS at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm - Friday, October 21 Experience the phenomenon frequently known as ‘ghost hunting.’...

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Special Events

Saturday, October 1 : 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Lenape Day

Celebrate the Lenape culture and history with a traditional drum circle, dancers in regalia, real tools and artifacts, a wigwam...

Saturday, October 1 —Sunday, October 2 : 12 noon - 5 p.m.

Grand Harvest Wine Festival

Riesling, Zinfandel, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and so many more! It’s time to raise a glass because...

Sunday, October 9 —Monday, October 31 : Varies by event, click above for more information.

Halloween Fun Galore

Bhhhawwaaahahaha! It’s that time of year….Jack-o-lanterns blink their scary lights, And ghosts pop out in the...

Tuesday, September 27 —Tuesday, September 27 : 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Baby and Me Hike

Put your baby in a backpack and explore one of the many Morris County area trails. All adults are welcome...

Wednesday, September 28 —Wednesday, September 28 : 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Read and Create: Industrial Craft & Story Time

Spend Thursday afternoons listening to a story and creating a mechanical craft in the famous Factory Building at Historic...

Saturday, October 1 : 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Open Hearth Cooking Master Class

Cook a full meal on the open hearth using period equipment, ingredients, and ‘receipts.’ Beginner to advanced chefs,...

Saturday, September 24 —Sunday, September 25 : 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Grab a camera and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for this month’s nature photo scavenger hunt. Take...

Sunday, September 25 : 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Glacial Erratics Hike: Strenuous

Outdoor enthusiasts, age 16 and up, enjoy a hike that investigates the major glacial erratic in the park and includes some...

Sunday, September 25 : 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Carriage House Craft Series: Kaleidoscopes & Thaumatropes

Use light, beads, and rope to make some deceptively simple toys that are enjoyed by adults and children alike!

Saturday, September 24 : 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Fall Foliage Hike

Walk along the ridge of Pyramid Mountain and enjoy the breathtaking views at this stunning time of year. Learn more...

Wednesday, September 28 : 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Evening Canoe Paddle

Enjoy a leisurely paddle on the first evening of autumn. Canoes, life vests, and paddles are provided. Children under 16 must...

Monday, October 3 —Monday, November 21 : 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Home School Days at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Go Native: Monday, October 3 What’s the difference between native and non-native plants? Learn how both impact our environment...

Sunday, October 16 : 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Poet’s Walk & Breakfast Buffet

Explore the connection between nature and poetry. This silent early morning walk is punctuated only by the sounds of nature...

Friday, October 21 —Saturday, November 19 : October 21: 8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. & November 19: 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Paranormal Evenings!

THE WILLOWS at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm - Friday, October 21 Experience the phenomenon frequently known as ‘ghost hunting.’...

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