Special Events

HUNTING CLOSURES - Lewis Morris Park will be closed 1/18/2017,   Black River County Park will be closed 1/19/17, and Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area will be closed 1/20/17 for permitted firearm hunting.  For a full schedule click here. 

HUNTING CLOSURES - Lewis Morris Park will be closed 1/18/2017,   Black River County Park will be closed 1/19/17, and Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area will be closed 1/20/17 for permitted firearm hunting.  For a full schedule click here. 

Friday Night Skate

Friday Night Skate

Looking for something exciting to do this Friday Night? Come to Mennen Sports Arena!
DJ Earl creates an atmosphere of celebration as you skate to your favorite tunes. Gather your friends and meet on the ice every Friday night for skating, arcade games, and yummy treats from the snack bar. 
Friday Night Skate with DJ Earl will be offered every Friday through April 2017.

  • Date:
    Friday, October 7—Friday, April 28
  • Time:
    8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Location:

    Mennen Sports Arena, 161 Hanover Avenue, Morris Township

  • Cost:
    $8 admission, $4 skate rental
  • Contact:
    973.326.7651

Winter Fun throughout Morris County Parks

Winter Fun throughout Morris County Parks

You don’t have to travel far to enjoy winter fun like sledding, ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing…it’s all right here in Morris County.
 

Click here for a chart of all winter recreation activities in Morris County Parks.

For the most up-to-date ICE SKATING conditions at Central Park of Morris County's inline rinks, click here.

  • Date:
    Thursday, December 1—Friday, March 31
  • Time:
    Sunrise to Dusk
  • Location:

    Morris County Parks

  • Cost:
    FREE. Fee for guided snowshoe hikes and snowshoe rentals at Pyramid Mountain NHA.
  • Contact:
    Mennen Sports Arena (indoor ice skating) 973.326.7651. Pyramid Mountain (guided snowshoeing & snowshoe rentals) 973.334.3130. Central Park of Morris County (outdoor ice skating) click link above for up-to-date conditions. ALL other Winter Recreation inquiries, please call 973.326.7616.

Eagle Watching Trips

Eagle Watching Trips

Ages 18 & Up.
Join this guided van trip into NY and PA to view majestic, wintering Bald Eagles. Dress warmly and bring a bag lunch. Space is extremely limited, so register today.

Eagle Watching Trips are held: Saturday, January 7, Sunday, January 22 & Sunday, February 5.

  • Date:
    Saturday, January 7—Sunday, February 5
  • Time:
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Location:

    Meet at the Great Swamp OEC, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township

  • Cost:
    $35 per person
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.635.6629.

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Gather family and friends, and head to the beautiful Frelinghuysen Arboretum for an exhilarating winter scavenger hunt through the arboretum’s expansive gardens and grounds. Take a photo of every item and get a prize!  

Every Saturday & Sunday in January, February & March.

  • Date:
    Saturday, January 7—Friday, March 31
  • Time:
    Anytime between 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township

  • Cost:
    $10 per family, cash only.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7603

Snowshoe Sundays at Pyramid Mountain

Snowshoe Sundays at Pyramid Mountain

Ages 10 & Up.
Enjoy an afternoon of guided snowshoeing and trekking. Use your own snowshoes, or rent them for an additional $10. No experience necessary.

Snowshoe Sundays are held every Sunday January 8 through March 12, except February 19.

  • Date:
    Sunday, January 8—Sunday, March 12
  • Time:
    1 p.m. if renting shoes, 1:30 p.m. if using your own.
  • Location:

    Pyramid Mountain NHA, Intersection of Mars Court & Boonton Avenue, Montville Township

  • Cost:
    $5 per person for trek, $15 for trek and snowshoe rental
  • Contact:
    Call regarding conditions and to register. Preregistration is required, 973.334.3130.

Maple Sugaring Demonstrations

Maple Sugaring Demonstrations

All Ages.
Learn the process of maple sugaring from start to finish. Identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Taste-test different delicious syrups, including syrup made at the Great Swamp OEC. Rain or shine.

Maple Sugaring Demonstrations:
January: 14, 15, 21, 28, 29 and 
February: 4, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26.

  • Date:
    Saturday, January 14—Sunday, February 26
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 2 p.m. OR 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Great Swamp OEC, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township

  • Cost:
    $3 per person age 3 & up
  • Contact:
    973.635.6629. No registration is required, but seating is first come, first served.

Family Nature Crafts at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Family Nature Crafts at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Saturday, January 28
Teeny, Tiny World - Ages 6 & Up
Create your own tiny world in this family terrarium making workshop. Make your own or work together and learn what plants work best, how a terrarium works, and how to care for what’s inside. 

Saturday, February 4
Natural Valentine Crafts - Ages 6 & Up
Using natural materials, make five different valentine cards that send the perfect message. Your cards will be the ones everyone wants to receive! Create as a family or have each person make their own.

  • Date:
    Saturday, January 28—Saturday, February 4
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township

  • Cost:
    Teeny, Tiny World: $20 per terrarium, Natural Valentine Cards: $10 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7603.

A Winter’s Day on the Farm

A Winter’s Day on the Farm

It’s chilly outside, but all the outdoor farm fun will keep you warm! Enjoy a wagon ride, wood sawing, and watch as the farmers harvest ice on the frozen pond, weather permitting. Meet the Jersey cows, draft horses, and other farm animals. Warm up in the cozy Farmhouse where seasonal food is being prepared and the atmosphere is inviting. A Winter’s Day on the Farm is sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

  • Date:
    Sunday, February 5
  • Time:
    12 noon - 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, $4 per child age 2 & 3, & FREE under age 2. Friends members pay half.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7645