Halloween Fun Galore

Maintenance work is scheduled along the utility easements at Loantaka Brook Reservation beginning the week of November 18 and may result in localized trail closures. Click the Park & Trail Closures tab on the homepage.

Maintenance work is scheduled along the utility easements at Loantaka Brook Reservation beginning the week of November 18 and may result in localized trail closures. Click the Park & Trail Closures tab on the homepage.

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Check Out Our Spook-Tacular Halloween Festivities!

 

'The Time to Mourn'

Ages 12 & Up.
Tour the Foster family home, The Willows, to explore the unique death and mourning traditions of the Victorian period. Customs, now considered strange, influenced loved ones for months and years after the deceased had passed.

Date: Wednesdays through Sundays, October 2 through October 31. (not available October 13 and 20). 
Time: 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.
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.

 

 


Boo-tiful Flowers

Ages 6 & Up. 
Young Halloween fans will create a spook-tacular centerpiece perfect for any kind of Halloween display. All materials will be supplied.

Date: Thursday, October 24
Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morris Township.
Cost: $20 per person.
Contact: Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7601.
 

 


Teeny Tiny TRAIL TALES

Ages 2-5 with an adult.
Enjoy a less spooky version of the popular Halloween event, Trail Tales. Enjoy silly and nature-themed tales told by costumed storytellers along the decorated trails. Feel free to wear your own costume, too. Sign up in advance for a time slot as they fill up quickly.

Date: Saturday, October 26
Time: Time slots between 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township.
Cost: $3 per person.
Contact: Preregistration is required. To register, 973.635.6629.
 

 


TRAIL TALES

Ages 6 & Up.
Hear silly, slightly spooky, and nature-themed tales told by costumed storytellers along the decorated nighttime trails. Sign up in advance
for a time slot as they fill up quickly.

Date: Saturday, October 26
Time: Time slots between 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Location: Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township.
Cost: $8 per person.
Contact: Preregistration is required. To register, 973.635.6629.

 


A Miller's Halloween

All Ages.
Come in costume! Enjoy spooky storytelling at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Create corn husk dolls and creepy crafts, and play old-time games. Tour the Gristmill, and look for surprises around every corner.

Date: Saturday, October 26
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Cooper Gristmill, 66 Route 24, Chester.
Cost: Suggested donation of $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, and $1 for children 4 - 16.
Contact: 908.879.5463.


 

 


Historic Halloween Happenings

All Ages.
Play special Halloween games, decorate cookies, and try on old-fashion costumes. At 3:30 p.m., take a guided walk to see how many pumpkins are hiding in the nearby woods. Afterwards, board the open-air wagon for a ride to the Visitors Center.

Date: Sunday, October 27
Time: 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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.
 

 


Historic Haunting

All Ages.
A scary and fun afternoon awaits! Enjoy spooky ghost stories and Halloween fun and games. Come in costume for an old-fashioned costume contest. Prizes are awarded to all winners.

Date: Saturday, October 26
Time: 12 noon - 4 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown.
Cost: $5 per adult, $4 per senior, $3 per child age 4 - 16, FREE per child under age 4.
Contact: 973.285.6550.