Special Events

Summer Camp Registration

Summer Camp Registration

Looking for a fun, unique experience for your child this summer? We offer a wide range of action-packed, memorable summer camps for kids with a variety of interests. These popular programs fill up FAST, so register today! Click here to learn more.

  • Date:
    Friday, May 18—Monday, July 16
  • Time:
    Varies based on camp.
  • Location:

    Varies based on camp.

  • Cost:
    Varies based on camp.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7600.

The World of Peonies with Dan Furman of Cricket Hill Garden

The World of Peonies with Dan Furman of Cricket Hill Garden

Cricket Hill owner Dan Furman’s lecture covers the botany and cultivation history of peonies in China, Japan, and the US. Learn how to create a successful peony garden, including growing requirements for the east coast. Dan brings lovely peonies to sell as well. This program is eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU's.

  • Date:
    Sunday, May 20
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $20 per person for members; $25 for non-members.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7601, or visit arboretumfriends.org.

Sunrise Lake Beach Club Opening Weekend!

Sunrise Lake Beach Club Opening Weekend!

Spend the day at the beach! Sunrise Lake Beach Club offers swimming, boating, fishing, and more. Run, jump, climb, and splash across the Wibit, an inflatable obstacle course that offers fun for anyone age 7 and older. Don’t miss an opportunity to slide down the Zoom Floom, play volleyball on the beach, or build castles in the sand, it’s all conveniently located in Morris Township.

Open Weekends: May 26 - September 3 - 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Open Weekdays (Tuesday - Friday): June 26 - August 24 - 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
*Sunrise Lake Opens at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays in July

CLOSED MONDAYS, Open Holidays

  • Date:
    Saturday, May 26—Monday, May 28
  • Time:
    Weekends - 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.; Weekdays (Tuesday - Friday): 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Sunrise Lake Beach Club in Lewis Morris County Park, 270 Mendham Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    Weekend: $7 per adult (16-64), $6 per child (5-15) & $6 per senior (65+). Children 4 & under FREE. Weekday: $1 off. Wibit use $4
  • Contact:
    973.267.4351 or recreation@morrisparks.net.

Sunday Fun-Day Hiking Series

Sunday Fun-Day Hiking Series

Ages 7 & Up.

Spend one Sunday afternoon each month exploring Morris County’s beautiful parks. A naturalist guides you through the natural and historic highlights of each park on a moderately challenging hike. Dress for the weather.

  • Date:
    Sunday, May 27
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Location:

    Pyramid Mountain, 472 Boonton Avenue, Montville Township. (Intersection of Mars Court and Boonton Avenue)

  • Cost:
    $3 per child.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.334.3130.

New Jersey Public Gardens Day Tours

New Jersey Public Gardens Day Tours

Join a guided tour of one or more of the Morris County Park Commission’s exceptional horticultural sites. Learn the fascinating history, and view the beautiful gardens. All tours are conducted by a knowledgeable garden guide. Please wear sturdy walking shoes.

10 a.m. - Willowwood Arboretum, 300 Longview Road, Chester Township.
11:30 a.m. - Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, 170 Longview Rd, Chester Township.
1:30 p.m. - The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morris Township.

  • Date:
    Friday, June 1
  • Time:
    See description for times & locations.
  • Location:

    Willowwood Arboretum, 300 Longview Road, Chester Township.; Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, 170 Longview Rd, Chester Township.; The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    FREE.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7601.

Family Nature Crafts: Fairy Furniture

Family Nature Crafts: Fairy Furniture

Ages 6 & Up.

If you build it, fairies will come! Fairies are a magical part of every garden, and in this workshop, design and decorate several pieces of fairy furniture to welcome fairies to your garden, or to bring to Fairy Day on June 24.

  • Date:
    Saturday, June 2
  • Time:
    1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $15 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7601.

Hitch a Ride!

Hitch a Ride!

Enjoy a leisurely open-air wagon ride around the historic farm, and visit the farm animals, too!

  • Date:
    Saturday, June 2
  • Time:
    10:15 a.m. - 12 noon.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $6 per adult, $5 per senior, $4 per child age 4-16, $2 per child age 2 & 3, FREE per child under age 2.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7645.

Celebrate The Trails Hike: Strenuous

Celebrate The Trails Hike: Strenuous

Ages 16 & Up.

Enjoy a 5 - 6 mile hike, and celebrate the trails of Morris County for National Trails Day. 

  • Date:
    Sunday, June 3
  • Time:
    10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Pyramid Mountain, 472 Boonton Avenue, Montville Township. (Intersection of Mars Court and Boonton Avenue)

  • Cost:
    $1 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.334.3130.

Butterfly Bonanza

Butterfly Bonanza

Celebrate the beauty and importance of New Jersey’s butterflies and other important pollinators. Packed with excitement, entertainment, and education for all ages, this event showcases how pollinators contribute to the natural world. Enjoy a guided ‘Bug Safari’ tour of the butterfly garden, fun games, themed crafts and activities, live music, and so much more!

  • Date:
    Saturday, June 9
  • Time:
    12 noon - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Pyramid Mountain, 472 Boonton Avenue, Montville Township. (Intersection of Mars Court and Boonton Avenue)

  • Cost:
    $4 per adult, $3 per child age 3 & up. FREE per child age 2 & under.
  • Contact:
    973.334.3130.

Civil War Weekend

Civil War Weekend

Step onto the battlefield, and become a part of the action as the American Civil War is brought to life. Reenactors from the Second New Jersey Brigade present the daily lives of soldiers, while demonstrating musket, artillery, and bayonet drills, cannon firings, exciting skirmishes, and so much more.

  • Date:
    Saturday, June 9—Sunday, June 10
  • Time:
    Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4
  • Location:

    Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown.

  • Cost:
    $7 per adult, $6 per senior, $5 per child age 4 - 16, FREE per child under age 4.
  • Contact:
    973.285.6550.

Hammerin’!: Blacksmithing Master Class

Hammerin’!: Blacksmithing Master Class

****** SOLD OUT ******

Ages 13 & Up.

William Barrett, of Bill Barrett Custom Knives, leads a beginner blacksmithing class on basic blacksmithing technique as you work on a project to take home. Prior experience will be helpful but not necessary. All supplies are provided. Space is limited, so register early. This program is co- sponsored by the Friends of Historic Speedwell.

  • Date:
    Saturday, June 16
  • Time:
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown.

  • Cost:
    SOLD OUT
  • Contact:
    For more information, call 973.285.6537, or email mmcfarlane@morrisparks.net.