Special Events

The New Jersey Forest Fire Service will be conducting prescribed burns on Wednesday, March 20 at the following locations: Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Mt. Paul Memorial County Park, Loantaka Brook Reservation and Berkshire Valley Golf Courses. There will be some trails closed in these areas. For more information please contact 973-326-7600.

The New Jersey Forest Fire Service will be conducting prescribed burns on Wednesday, March 20 at the following locations: Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Mt. Paul Memorial County Park, Loantaka Brook Reservation and Berkshire Valley Golf Courses. There will be some trails closed in these areas. For more information please contact 973-326-7600.

Summer Camp Registration

Summer Camp Registration

Looking for a fun, unique experience for your child this summer? Check out our wide range of action-packed and 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:
    Monday, March 18—Saturday, June 1
  • Time:
    Varies based on camp.
  • Location:

    Varies based on camp.

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

Check Out the Spring 2019 Edition of Pathways!

Check Out the Spring 2019 Edition of Pathways!

For family fun events in Morris County April - June 2019 - it's all right here!

  • Date:
    Monday, March 18—Sunday, June 30
  • Time:
    Varies based on program.
  • Location:

    Varies based on program.

  • Cost:
    Varies based on program.

Baby and Me Hikes - March

Baby and Me Hikes - March

Put your baby in a backpack, and explore one of many wonderful Morris County area trails select Tuesdays in March. All adults are welcome.

March 5 - Schiff Nature Preserve, Mendham Township.
March 12 - Lewis Morris County Park, Morris Township.
March 19 - Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville.
March 26 - Elizabeth D. Kay Environmental Center, Chester Township.

  • Date:
    Tuesday, March 19—Tuesday, March 26
  • Time:
    9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Location:

    See description.

  • Cost:
    $2 per adult.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.635.6629.

Friday Night Skate with DJ Earl

Friday Night Skate with DJ Earl

Your weekend plans are here! Meet your friends on the ice at Mennen Sports Arena every Friday night from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m., and skate the night away to today’s top hits.

Every Friday night, now through April.

  • Date:
    Friday, March 22—Friday, April 26
  • Time:
    8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Location:

    161 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $9 per person.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7651.

Cooking Demonstration: Spring Awakening

Cooking Demonstration: Spring Awakening

Take advantage of the start of growing season with Chef Cynthia Triolo. Learn new recipes and techniques for cooking asparagus, arugula, peas, and many other springtime favorites. Register at arboretumfriends.org.

  • Date:
    Sunday, March 24
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $30 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7601.

Junior Naturalists: Spring Scavenger Hunt

Junior Naturalists: Spring Scavenger Hunt

Ages 6 - 10.

Listen for birds, look for flowers, smell the skunk cabbage, and feel the cool mud on a nice, hour-long hike.

  • Date:
    Tuesday, March 26
  • Time:
    3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Location:

    Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township.

  • Cost:
    $5 per child.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.635.6629.

Pruning Workshop with the Gardeners at Willowwood Arboretum

Pruning Workshop with the Gardeners at Willowwood Arboretum

Join the knowledgeable gardeners, and learn the how’s and why’s of pruning, the science behind it, and what tools to use. This program is eligible for 2.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

  • Date:
    Saturday, March 30
  • Time:
    10 a.m. - 12 noon.
  • Location:

    Willowwood Arboretum, 300 Longview Road, Chester Township.

  • Cost:
    $20 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7601.

Plant Sale Preview

Plant Sale Preview

Check out Plant Sale Chair Ilona Ontscherenki’s top 100 favorites featured at the Friends Annual Plant Sale  this May. Learn exclusive tips and ideas to prepare you for the upcoming sale, or place a pre-order.

  • Date:
    Sunday, March 31
  • Time:
    2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    FREE!
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, visit arboretumfriends.org.

Night Hike Adventure

Night Hike Adventure

Ages 5 & Up.

Bring your fl ashlight, and join a guided, nighttime adventure along the trails. Learn about and listen for nocturnal wildlife, and enjoy hands-on activities.

  • Date:
    Friday, April 5
  • Time:
    Time slots from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township.

  • Cost:
    $6 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.635.6629.

Little Farm Friends

Little Farm Friends

Ages 3 - 5.

Enjoy a beautiful Saturday morning at Fosterfields! Learn about life on the farm and how to take care of the animals. Collect eggs, plant your own garden, and visit the friendly horses and cows. Select Saturdays: April 6 - June 15. Each one-hour session features a unique theme:

April 6: Sheep
April 20: Eggs to Chicks
May 4: Baby Animals
May 18: Horses & Carriages
June 1: Gardens
June 15: Cows

  • Date:
    Saturday, April 6—Saturday, June 15
  • Time:
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $8 per parent/child pair, $4 per additional siblings, or $45 for the series of 6 classes.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, e-mail AHartley-Kong@morrisparks.net.

Make and Take Workshop: Early Spring Container Garden

Make and Take Workshop: Early Spring Container Garden

Adults.

Plant spring flowering bulbs and pansies, and create a colorful arrangement of flowers to bring home.

  • Date:
    Thursday, April 11
  • Time:
    7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Location:

    The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $30 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7601.

Workers on the Farm: 1900s Immigration Experience

Workers on the Farm: 1900s Immigration Experience

Experience a day in the life of Irish immigrant farm workers and house servants who worked for the Foster family during the 19th and 20th centuries. Take an exciting journey through history learning their unique stories, help with farm chores and spring cleaning duties, and enjoy Irish-American musical performances. Visit the farm animals, too. Join a special ceremony at 1 p.m. honoring the late workers who made significant contributions to the development of Fosterfields. Friends members are half price with a current membership card.

  • Date:
    Saturday, April 13
  • Time:
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $8 per adult, $7 per senior (65+), $6 per child age 4 - 16, and $4 per child age 2 & 3. FREE for children under age 2.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7645.

Morris County Park Palooza

Morris County Park Palooza

Enjoy 20+ food trucks, a biergarten offering hand-crafted beers, live music featuring 3 bands, games offered by Jersey Club Sports for adults and kids, face painting, and much more! Parking is FREE, and admission allows for re-entrance throughout the day.

Click here to purchase tickets online for a discounted rate. All proceeds benefit the Morris County Park Commission.

  • Date:
    Saturday, April 27
  • Time:
    11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Location:

    Lewis Morris County Park, 270 Mendham Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $5 per adult, $2 per child online; $10 per adult, $5 per child day of.

Born to Be Shorn

Born to Be Shorn

Celebrate spring, and join a fun and unique experience of turning fleece into woolen fiber at a NEW location. Spend a day on the farm, and watch a live sheep shearing as it was done in the past without electricity. Enjoy hands-on activities, such as weaving and crafting, meet the cute baby lambs, and tour the Foster family’s 1854 Gothic revival-style mansion, the Willows. Friends members are half-price with a current membership card.

  • Date:
    Saturday, April 27
  • Time:
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $8 per adult, $7 per senior, $6 per child age 4 - 16, FREE per child age 3 & under.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7645.

5th Annual Tubbs Lecture: Vincent Simeone

5th Annual Tubbs Lecture: Vincent Simeone

The annual Tubbs Lecture honors the memory of Henry and Robert Tubbs, creators of ‘Willowwood Farm.’ Join this year’s guest speaker, renowned horticulturist, lecturer, and author, Vincent Simeone, as he shares his expertise in planting and caring for viburnums. Take a guided walk through the viburnum collection. This program is eligible for 2.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

  • Date:
    Sunday, April 28
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    Willowwood Arboretum, 300 Longview Road, Chester Twp.

  • Cost:
    $30 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7601.