Special Events

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:
    Wednesday, April 3—Sunday, June 30
  • Time:
    Varies based on program.
  • Location:

    Varies based on program.

  • Cost:
    Varies based on program.

Sunrise Lake Beach Club

Sunrise Lake Beach Club

Spend the day at the beach! Sunrise Lake Beach Club offers swimming, boating, fishing, and more. Run, jump, climb, and splash across the 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.

  • Date:
    Saturday, May 25—Monday, September 2
  • Time:
    11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $8 per adult, $7 per child & senior (65+). Children 4 and under are FREE. Wibit use is $5.
  • Contact:
    973.267.4351 or recreation@morrisparks.net.

Baby and Me Hikes - June

Baby and Me Hikes - June

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

 

June 11 - Schiff Nature Preserve, Mendham Township.

June 18 - Lewis Morris County Park, 270 Mendham Rd, Morris Township.

June 25 - Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville.

  • Date:
    Tuesday, June 11—Tuesday, June 25
  • Time:
    9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Location:

    See description.

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

Chester Railroad Extravaganza

Chester Railroad Extravaganza

Spend the day at Cooper Gristmill! Join this special celebration honoring the 1800s Chester Railroad. Enjoy fun, hands-on activities, guided walks along the former railroad bed, model train displays, and more!

  • Date:
    Saturday, June 15
  • Time:
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Cooper Gristmill, 66 Route 24, Chester Township.

  • Cost:
    $3 per adult, $2 per senior, $1 per child age 4 - 16.
  • Contact:
    908.879.5463.

The Art of Topiary Design

The Art of Topiary Design

Join Professional Floral Designer Marge Hulstrunk as she demonstrates several different topiary designs to re-create for your home or special event using a variety of materials.

  • Date:
    Tuesday, June 18
  • Time:
    7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $20 members/ $25 non-members.
  • Contact:
    To register, visit arboretumfriends.org.

Campout on the Beach

Campout on the Beach

Join us on an overnight adventure under the stars. Start with fun on the beach, swimming, boating, and racing around the Wibit. Once the sun sets, enjoy storytelling around the campfire and delicious marshmallow treats- it is fun for all ages. A light breakfast is provided, too!

 Rain Date: Saturday, June 22

Click here to register.

  • Date:
    Friday, June 21
  • Time:
    7 p.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $45 per family. Wibit and Boat use are an additional fee.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For info and to register, use the above link, call 973.326.7616, or e-mail recreation@morrispaks.net.

Become a Cheese Monger!

Become a Cheese Monger!

Celebrate National Dairy Month, and join resident cheese monger Allie Gizzi in making a selection of soft cheeses.

  • Date:
    Saturday, June 22
  • Time:
    10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $45 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, agizzi@morrisparks.net.

Fairy Day

Fairy Day

Ages 5 & Up.


Celebrate the 13th Annual Fairy Day! Welcome these wee folks into the garden by designing and creating a magical, miniature garden home made from all natural materials. Enjoy delicious treats and live music, and create a fairy themed craft to take home. At 3 p.m., join a colorful, musical procession around the gardens to marvel at the finished projects. Feel free to wear your best fairy finery. Perfect for fairy believers, both young in age and young at heart!

  • Date:
    Sunday, June 23
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $30 per fairy house.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration required. To register, 973.326.7601.

Homemade Clay

Homemade Clay

Spend the day at Cooper Gristmill, and discover how flour can be used for so much more than eating. Use clay made from stoneground flour to create something special.

  • Date:
    Saturday, June 29
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    Cooper Gristmill, 66 Route 24, Chester Township.

  • Cost:
    $5 per family.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 908.879.5463.

Tiny Tot Tuesdays

Tiny Tot Tuesdays

Explore the sandy beach and beautiful water of Sunrise Lake with your toddler on select Tuesday mornings in July and August, while enjoying exclusive access before the lakes open to the public. This special program is designed for children ages 4 and under.

  • Date:
    Tuesday, July 9—Tuesday, August 20
  • Time:
    9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $4 per adult, FREE per child 4 & under.
  • Contact:
    973.267.4351.

Make & Take: Botanical Pressing Series Part 1

Make & Take: Botanical Pressing Series Part 1

Press flowers and botanicals. Explore botanical framing, whole flower, cutwork, and Pennsylvania Dutch designs. 

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

    The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave, Morris Township.

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

Garden Buds

Garden Buds

Ages 4 - 5 with an Adult.

Instill a love of gardening in preschoolers, and dust off your own green thumb in this six- week, summer hands-on gardening series. Tend to, harvest, and eat vegetables straight from your gardens. 

  • Date:
    Friday, July 12—Friday, August 16
  • Time:
    9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Location:

    The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $50 per child with an adult.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7601.

Sail, Sail, Your Boat

Sail, Sail, Your Boat

All Ages with an adult.

Decorate boats, and sail them in the tailrace! Boats can be purchased for $10, (Friends members $5) or borrowed for FREE. Please wear enclosed-toe shoes or boots.

  • Date:
    Saturday, July 13
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    Cooper Gristmill, 66 Route 513, Chester Township.

  • Cost:
    FREE.
  • Contact:
    908.879.5463.

The Japanese Garden Festival

The Japanese Garden Festival

Join Japanese Garden Builder Asher Browne for a presentation on the concepts, principals, and elements that compose a Japanese garden. Learn various aspects of bringing Japan’s beauty to America, and enjoy iced green tea and mochi ice cream following the lecture. At 2:45 p.m., join Toshio Okimatsu, President of the Ikebono N. Y. Tachibana Chapter, and discover the 500-year-old art of Ikebana flower design. Tour the Woodland Walk, or take a leisurely walk on your own.

  • Date:
    Sunday, July 14
  • Time:
    12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Willowwood Arboretum, 300 Longview Road, Chester Twp.

  • Cost:
    $30 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration required. To register, 973.326.7601 or morrisparks.net.