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Closed Parks and Trails
(as of 7/10/14)

Please note: Headquarters of the Morris County Park Commission has recently moved to 300 Mendham Road, Morris Township, NJ. Emails and phone numbers remain the same. Our mailing address is the same at PO Box 1295, Morristown, NJ 07962-1295.

Lincoln & Lee's Ladies Fashion Show

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Models garbed in attire dating before, during, and after the Civil War discuss the impact of the War Between the States on women’s clothing. Take an up-close and personal look at hoop skirts, lace collars, everyday dresses, and hand-knitted shawls. The models discuss interesting and historically accurate daily life during this time period, with fascinating stories highlighting the Vail Family, who lived in the house during the 1860s.

Date: Sunday, September 21
Time: Tours begin at: 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Locations: Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown
Cost: $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children, under 4 are FREE.
Contact: 973.285.6537

Apples, Apples, and More Apple Fun!

Apples, Apples, and More Apple Fun!

Celebrate apples this fall by joining in the fun at these exciting autumn events. Take part in the cider making process, make scrumptious apple muffins, enjoy old-time apple head dolls, decorate apples, and so much more! Don’t forget to sample the delicious treats you helped make. Get more information on fall apple events.

Celebrate Lenape Day at the Great Swamp

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This ever popular annual event celebrates the Lenape people with dancing, drums, and historical talks by the Ramapough Lenape People. Enjoy games, crafts, touring a replica wigwam, hands-on activities, and more! Great fun for the entire family.

Date: Saturday, October 11
Time: 12 noon - 4 p.m.
Location: Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township
Cost: $5 per person ages 3 and up.
Contact: 973.635.6629

Steampunk City at Historic Speedwell

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Sample the latest advances in temporal exploration, capable of bringing your favorite moments in time directly to you! Participate in hands-on demonstrations, hop on one of the many tours offered throughout the day, enjoy one-of-a-kind shopping experiences, and watch the demonstrations of crafts and trades. There are musicians, performers, and entertainers. This is an event not to be missed by any respectable adventurer, anachronologist, or temporal voyager!

Date: Saturday, October 11 & Sunday, October 12
Time: 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown
Cost: $15/adult, $13/senior citizen, $11/child ages 4-16, children under 4 are FREE.
Contact: or call 973.285.6537.

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. 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!


'Tree Cookie'"What is a Tree Cookie, Anyway?"

Natural ‘tree cookies,’ more special than any store bought cookies, are round slices of tree trunks, not edible, of course. They are now available for purchase at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township. Learn more and order your tree cookie!

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