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Please be informed that bow hunting is scheduled to begin on September 9 in several parks in accordance with the Park Commission’s White-tailed Deer Management Program. Please click here for the hunt schedule. Please contact (973) 326-7600 with any questions.

Please be informed that bow hunting is scheduled to begin on September 9 in several parks in accordance with the Park Commission’s White-tailed Deer Management Program. Please click here for the hunt schedule. Please contact (973) 326-7600 with any questions.

September 2017

All Activities and Events are Subject to Change

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Ice Cream ‘Sunday’ 1 –2 :30 pm
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Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Scale the Trails! 9 :30 –1 :30 pm
Nature Discovery Hike 10 :30 –11 :30 am
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Yoga for Nature Kids 10 –11 am
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Fascinating Flowers 10 –11 am
Weekend Family Walk 10 –11 am
Explore the Farm Wagon Ride 10 :15 –12 pm
Go With the Flow 1 –2 pm
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Read and Create 2 –4 pm
Yoga for Nature Kids 10 –11 pm
Family I-Spy Walks 2 –3 pm
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Wayward Warblers 8 –10 am
Puddle Jumpers 1 :15 –2 :15 pm
Read and Create 2 –4 pm
Flat Water Canoe Skills 4 –5 :15 pm
Evening Canoe Paddle 5 :15 –7 :15 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 :15 –2 :15 pm
Miller’s Pancake 1 –2 :30 pm
Family I-Spy Walks 2 –3 pm
Botany Silhouettes 2 –4 pm
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
After-School Hike 4 –5 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 :15 –2 :15 pm
Read and Create 2 –4 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 :15 –2 :15 pm
Cara’s Cottage 1 –3 pm
Wool for the War 1 –2 :30 pm
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Puddle Jumpers 1 :15 –2 :15 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 :15 –2 :15 pm

September 2017 Events

Tuesday, August 1 : 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, August 1 through Thursday, August 31 Family Photo Scavenger HuntGrab a camera or phone, and stop by the Haggerty Education...

Tuesday, August 1 : 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Gallery Exhibit: The New Jersey Art Association Loves Nature

Tuesday, August 1 through Thursday, August 31 Gallery Exhibit: The New Jersey Art Association Loves NatureUsing many different media, such as...

Friday, September 1 : 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Gallery Exhibit: The Simplicity and Serenity of Nature

Friday, September 1 through Saturday, September 30Gallery Exhibit: The Simplicity and Serenity of Nature Treat yourself to the magnificent photography of...

Saturday, September 2 : 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, September 2 & Sunday, September 3 Family Photo Scavenger HuntGrab a camera or phone, and stop by the Haggerty Education...

Saturday, September 2 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Weekend Family Walk

Saturday, September 2 Weekend Family WalkAges 2 - 5 with an adult.Take to the trail to discover the unique animals and...

Saturday, September 2 : 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Explore the Farm Wagon Ride

Saturday, September 2 Explore the Farm Wagon RideBoard the open-air wagon for a leisurely ride around the historic farm.Time: 10:15...

Saturday, September 2 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Go With the Flow

Saturday, September 2 Go With the FlowVenture into the woods to learn how streams were important to the farm. See...

Sunday, September 3 : 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Labor Day Hike: Moderate

Sunday, September 3 Labor Day Hike: ModerateAges 7 & Up. As the summer season wraps up, join a hike through the...

Sunday, September 3 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

First Sunday Tour of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Sunday, September 3 First Sunday Tour of the Frelinghuysen ArboretumMeet in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center for a...

Tuesday, September 5 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, September 5 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Tuesday, September 5 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Nature Tots & Tykes: Summer Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, September 5 Nature Tots & Tykes: Summer Scavenger HuntAges 2 - 5 with an adult. Enjoy a story read aloud, a...

Wednesday, September 6 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Read and Create

Wednesday, September 6 Read and CreateAges 3 - 6 with an adult. Spend an afternoon in the Factory Building to hear a...

Friday, September 8 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Yoga for Nature Kids

Friday, September 8 Yoga for Nature KidsAges 2 - 6 with an adult. In this indoor/outdoor program, little ones learn yoga-like...

Saturday, September 9 : 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, September 9 & Sunday, September 10 Family Photo Scavenger HuntGrab a camera or phone, and stop by the Haggerty Education...

Saturday, September 9 : 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Outdoor Skills: Backpacking Basics

Saturday, September 9 Outdoor Skills: Backpacking BasicsAges 10 - 15. In this series, older kids can satisfy their appetites for adventure while...

Saturday, September 9 : 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Best Dressed in the Vail House

Saturday, September 9 Best Dressed in the Vail HouseCostumed interpreters lead tours of the Vail House. Come to experience a...

Saturday, September 9 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

National Milling Day

Saturday, September 9 National Milling DayCelebrate the 262nd birthday of Oliver Evans, a 1780s inventor, who created the first automatic...

Saturday, September 9 : 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Farm Know-How on the Go: Granary & Ensilage Pits

Saturday, September 9 Farm Know-How on the Go: Granary & Ensilage PitsDiscover how the Granary building and Ensilage Pits were...

Saturday, September 9 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Family Nature Crafts

Saturday, September 9 Family Nature CraftsDig in the dirt to harvest potatoes and then use them to make ‘potato...

Sunday, September 10 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Nature Tots and Tykes: Fall Frenzy

Tuesday, October 10 Nature Tots and Tykes: Fall FrenzyAges 2 - 5 with an adult. Enjoy a story read aloud and fall...

Sunday, September 10 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Horses ‘Log on’

Sunday, September 10 The Horses ‘Log on’Watch how the draft horses haul a big log that is destined...

Sunday, September 10 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Trail Treasure Hunt

Sunday, September 10 Trail Treasure HuntAll Ages. Calling all treasure hunters. Enjoy a nature scavenger hunt where families work together...

Sunday, September 10 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Edible Flowers, a Global History

Sunday, September 10 Edible Flowers, a Global HistoryWhy would anyone want to eat flowers? Author Constance Kirker’s new...

Sunday, September 10 : 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Family Activity Center: Corn Husk Dolls

Sunday, September 10 Family Activity Center: Corn Husk DollsMake a family-friendly craft of cornhusk dolls. Play games that were popular...

Sunday, September 10 : 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Victorian Secret: From Outerwear to Underwear

Sunday, September 10 The Victorian Secret: From Outerwear to UnderwearThe ninth annual historic fashion show takes an in-depth look at...

Monday, September 11 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddlers &Tykes: Beautiful Butterflies!

Monday, September 11 Toddlers &Tykes: Beautiful Butterflies!Ages 2 - 5 with an adult. Can you find any of these fluttering beauties...

Monday, September 11 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Family I-Spy Walks

Sunday, October 22 Family I-Spy WalksAges 5 & Up. Explore the gardens using a different tool each month, and discover new...

Monday, September 11 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Awesome Animal Artists

Monday, September 11 Awesome Animal ArtistsAges 5 - 9. Budding young artists mix nature and art in this indoor/outdoor program. Each...

Tuesday, September 12 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, September 12 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Tuesday, September 12 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Pre-School Walk: Nutty Squirrels

Tuesday, September 12 Pre-School Walk: Nutty SquirrelsAges 4 & 5 with an adult. Learn about squirrels in NJ through a walk, fun...

Wednesday, September 13 : 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Wayward Warblers

Wednesday, September 13 Wayward WarblersSongbirds are on their way south for the winter, and September is a wonderful time to...

Wednesday, September 13 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Nature’s Little Explorers

Wednesdays, September 13 through October 18 Nature’s Little ExplorersAges 2 & 3 with an adult. Discover the wonders of nature together...

Wednesday, September 13 : 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Seedlings: Fly Away Home

Wednesday, September 13 Seedlings: Fly Away HomeAges 3 - 4 with an adult. It’s still warm enough for our flying...

Wednesday, September 13 : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Home-School Adventures: Whose Home?

Wednesday, September 13 Home-School Adventures: Whose Home?All Ages. Compare and contrast the habitats at the Great Swamp. Through activities, children...

Wednesday, September 13 : 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Puddle Jumpers

Wednesdays, September 13 through October 18 Puddle JumpersAges 4 & 5 with an adult. Explore the trails with your preschooler and learn about...

Wednesday, September 13 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Read and Create

Wednesday, September 13 Read and CreateAges 3 - 6 with an adult. Spend an afternoon in the Factory Building to hear a...

Wednesday, September 13 : 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Flat Water Canoe Skills

Wednesday, September 13 Flat Water Canoe SkillsAges 12 & Up.  Have fun and learn canoe strokes, equipment, and safety in...

Wednesday, September 13 : 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Evening Canoe Paddle

Wednesday, September 13 Evening Canoe PaddleAges 12 & Up.  Enjoy a leisurely late summer paddle. Canoes, life vests, and paddles...

Thursday, September 14 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Nature’s Little Explorers

Thursdays, September 14 through October 19   Nature’s Little ExplorersAges 2 & 3 with an adult. Discover the wonders of...

Thursday, September 14 : 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Puddle Jumpers

Thursdays, September 14 through October 19   Puddle JumpersAges 4 & 5 with an adult. Explore the trails with your preschooler and...

Saturday, September 16 : 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, September 16 & Sunday, September 17 Family Photo Scavenger HuntGrab a camera or phone, and stop by the Haggerty Education...

Saturday, September 16 : 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Family Hike on Turkey Mountain: Easy

Saturday, September 16 Family Hike on Turkey Mountain: EasyAges 5 & Up. Take an easy stroll along some of the lesser-...

Saturday, September 16 : 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Herb Liberation by Karen Bussolini

Saturday, September 16 Herb Liberation by Karen Bussolini Herbs are beautiful and useful plants, so why sequester them in the...

Saturday, September 16 : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Miller’s Pancake

Saturday, September 16 Miller’s PancakeJoin in this live adaptation of Eric Carle’s Pancakes, Pancakes! Learn the...

Saturday, September 16 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Family I-Spy Walks

Saturday, September 16 Family I-Spy WalksExplore the Arboretum gardens using a different tool each month and discover new ways of...

Saturday, September 16 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Botany Silhouettes

Saturday, September 16 Botany SilhouettesDig into the Harvest like it’s 1867! Victorians were great admirers and students of the...

Sunday, September 17 : 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Willowwood Open House

Sunday, September 17 Willowwood Open HouseEnjoy autumn’s splendor with a guided tour of the gardens and meadows, or...

Monday, September 18 : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Home School Days: Save the Seeds

Monday, September 18 Home School Days: Save the SeedsAges 5 - 12. How and why do gardeners save seeds? Learn about heirlooms,...

Monday, September 18 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

*SOLD OUT* Flowers Galore Tea and Tour

*SOLD OUT*Monday, September 18 Flowers Galore Tea and Tour Step onto the beautiful grounds for a leisurely guided tour...

Monday, September 18 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wild Animal Experts

Monday, September 18 Wild Animal ExpertsAll Ages. Become a wildlife expert by learning amazing, scientific facts about different New Jersey...

Tuesday, September 19 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, September 19 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Tuesday, September 19 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

After-School Hike

Tuesday, September 19 After-School HikeAges 5 & Up. Looking to get outside after school? Enjoy an easy hike filled with cool...

Tuesday, September 19 : 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Fly by Night!: Bat Presentation and Evening Walk

Tuesday, September 19 Fly by Night!: Bat Presentation and Evening WalkAges 8 & Up. Join us for an update and discussion...

Wednesday, September 20 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Read and Create

Wednesday, September 20 Read and CreateAges 3 - 6 with an adult. Spend an afternoon in the Factory Building to hear a...

Wednesday, September 20 : 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Outdoor Skills: Backpacking Basics

Wednesday, September 20 Outdoor Skills: Backpacking BasicsAges 10 - 15. In this series, older kids can satisfy their appetites for adventure while...

Wednesday, September 20 : 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

What’s So Great About: Ornamental Grasses

Wednesday, September 20 What’s So Great About: Ornamental GrassesThese beautiful, perennial plants add texture, color and movement to...

Saturday, September 23 : 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 24 Family Photo Scavenger HuntGrab a camera or phone, and stop by the Haggerty Education...

Saturday, September 23 : 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Grow Your Groceries: Preserve Your Harvest

Saturday, September 23 Grow Your Groceries: Preserve Your HarvestThis series features Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gardener Jeanne Lardino and Chef and Master...

Saturday, September 23 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Cara’s Cottage

Saturday, September 23 Cara’s CottageAt the ‘Temple of Abiding Peace,’ enjoy the lovely garden, and learn...

Saturday, September 23 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Epistles & Erasures: The Poetry of Address & What Is Unsaid

Saturday, September 23 Epistles & Erasures: The Poetry of Address & What Is UnsaidJoin 2017 Honoree Artist Emari DiGiorgio in this...

Sunday, September 24 : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Wool for the War

Sunday, September 24 Wool for the WarMeet the Fosterfields’ sheep, and clean, card, and spin their wool. Try your...

Sunday, September 24 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Upcycle Sunday-Ceramics

Sunday, September 24 Upcycle Sunday-CeramicsGet the most out of your things, just like in days of old. Upcycle ceramics into...

Monday, September 25 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddlers &Tykes: Seeds on the Move

Monday, September 25 Toddlers &Tykes: Seeds on the MoveAges 2 - 5 with an adult. Enjoy a story read aloud and...

Tuesday, September 26 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, September 26 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Tuesday, September 26 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Family Science Day: Fantastic Forest

Tuesday, September 26 Family Science Day: Fantastic ForestAll Ages with an adult. Learn about trees and forests while rotating through...

Wednesday, September 27 : 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Seedlings: The Grass is Always Greener

Wednesday, September 27 Seedlings: The Grass is Always GreenerAges 3 - 4 with an adult. Discover the many varieties of grasses in...

Saturday, September 30 : 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Rocks and Views Hike: Strenuous

Saturday, September 30 Rocks and Views Hike: StrenuousAges 16 & Up. Join a hike that will pass the major glacial erratics...

Saturday, September 30 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Meet the Servants at The Willows

Saturday, September 30 Meet the Servants at The WillowsDuring a special hands-on guided tour, learn about the domestic help at...

Saturday, September 30 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Preparing the House for Winter

Saturday, September 30 Preparing the House for WinterOne of women’s responsibilities throughout history has been to prepare the...

All Activities and Events are Subject to Change