Special Events

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 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 27 - September 4  
                                11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Open Weekdays (Tuesday-Friday): June 27 - August 25
                                10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

CLOSED MONDAYS, Open Holidays

*Sunrise Lake Opens at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays in July

  • Date:
    Saturday, May 27—Monday, May 29
  • Time:
    Weekends 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Weekdays 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Location:

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

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

Explore the Farm Wagon Ride

Explore the Farm Wagon Ride

Board the open-air wagon for a leisurely ride around the historic farm.

  • Date:
    Saturday, June 3
  • 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.

Fun with Herbs

Fun with Herbs

Learn more about a variety of herbs at the Farmhouse’s herb garden. Get some ideas on how to use them. Enjoy making a relaxing lavender sachet.

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

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

  • Cost:
    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.

Dig It! Archaeology for Kids

Dig It! Archaeology for Kids

Junior Archaeologists are invited to join a class to learn about what an archaeologist studies, what they do, and how they are represented. Roll up your sleeves for a mock dig.

  • Date:
    Saturday, June 3
  • Time:
    2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Location: Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave, Morristown.

  • Cost:
    Cost: $5 per adult, $4 per senior, $3 per child age 4-16, FREE per child under age 4.
  • Contact:
    Contact: 973.285.6550.

National Trails Day Hike

National Trails Day Hike

In celebration of National Trails Day and Boonton Township’s 150th anniversary year, enjoy a leisurely and scenic 3.5 mile hike covering the northern section of Rockaway Valley. The hike will begin at Kincaid Woods and finish at the RVA Fields walking path.

  • Date:
    Saturday, June 3
  • Time:
    9 a.m. - 12 noon.
  • Location:

    Kincaid Woods, 600 Powerville Road, Boonton.

  • Cost:
    FREE.
  • Contact:
    Russ Nee, 973.631.5136.

Tour The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Tour The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Tour the majestic jewel of Morris County, The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, and its magnificent gardens and grounds with a knowledgeable tour guide. Get the inside information on the history of the property and its gardens, as well as the historic mansion.

  • Date:
    Sunday, June 4
  • Time:
    2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township

  • Cost:
    $3 per person
  • Contact:
    973.326.7603

Butterfly Bonanza

Butterfly Bonanza

Discover New Jersey’s fabulous butterflies and other pollinators at this annual festival. Learn how pollinators contribute to the natural world through games, crafts, live music, activities, bug safaris, and so much more!

  • Date:
    Saturday, June 10
  • Time:
    12 noon - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Pyramid Mountain, 472a Boonton Ave, Boonton, NJ 07005

  • 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

The Civil War is brought to life at Historic Speedwell and you can be a part of the action! Reenactors from the 2nd NJ Brigade demonstrate musket, artillery, and bayonet drills, cannon firings, skirmishes, and so much more.

  • Date:
    Saturday, June 10—Sunday, June 11
  • Time:
    Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • 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

Flowers Galore Tea & Tour

Flowers Galore Tea & Tour

Step onto the beautiful grounds for a leisurely one-hour tour focusing on the seasonal blooms of the magnificent gardens of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Then, at the charming Matilda’s Café, delight in a sumptuous selection of scones and traditional tea sandwiches, pastries, and teas.

Mondays: June 12, July 10, August 21 & September 18.

  • Date:
    Monday, June 12
  • Time:
    2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

     Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $35 per person. Preregistration is required. Visitors ages 13+ are most welcome!
  • Contact:
    973.394.1100.

Weekend Family Walk

Weekend Family Walk

Take to the trails to discover the unique animals and plants found at the Great Swamp.

  • Date:
    Saturday, June 17
  • Time:
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $2 per person age 3 & up.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.635.6629.

Hammerin’!: Blacksmithing Masterclass

Hammerin’!: Blacksmithing Masterclass

Ages 13 & Up.

Sign up for a beginner class on basic blacksmithing technique taught by Billy Barrett, of Bill Barrett Custom Knives. Prior experience is helpful but not necessary. All supplies are provided, and you work on a project to take home. Space is limited, so register early. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Historic Speedwell.

  • Date:
    Saturday, June 17
  • Time:
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave, Morristown.

  • Cost:
    $30 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.285.6537.

Campout on the Beach

Campout on the Beach

Under the stars, enjoy a campfire, storytelling, and s’mores at this overnight event.

(Rain date Saturday, June 24)

  • Date:
    Friday, June 23—Saturday, June 24
  • Time:
    7 p.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $45 per family.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For info and to register, call 973.326.7616.

Frantic Fun Run 5K & 1-Mile Fitness Walk/Run

Frantic Fun Run 5K & 1-Mile Fitness Walk/Run

Race through history on a cross country trail in this chip-timed, 5K race. Open to all ages and skill levels. If a 5K is not for you, try the 1-Mile Fitness Walk/Run. The first 200 participants receive a performance t-shirt. Enjoy the farm, music, awards (for the 5k), giveaways, and refreshments with your family and friends.

Click Here to Register Online.

5:30 p.m. Registration and packet pick-up
6:45 p.m. 1-Mile Walk/Run start
7:00 p.m. 5K start
Awards and Refreshments to follow.

  • Date:
    Tuesday, June 27
  • Time:
    5:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Location: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township

  • Cost:
    $20 Preregistration (through June 23); $25 Race Day Registration.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7616 or recreation@morrisparks.net