Special Events

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.

Industrial Crafts Day

Industrial Crafts Day

Discover early industrial crafts with exciting hands-on activities and demonstrations by a blacksmith, tinsmith, weavers, and spinners, and create your own craft to take home. Crafters will have handmade pieces available for purchase.

  • Date:
    Saturday, August 24
  • Time:
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Cooper Gristmill, 66 Route 24, Chester Township.

  • Cost:
    Admission is $3 per adult, $2 per senior (65+), $1 per child age 4 - 16. FREE per child under age 4.
  • Contact:
    908.879.5463.

Little Farm Friends

Little Farm Friends

Ages 3 - 5.
Enjoy a beautiful Saturday morning at Fosterfields! Learn about life on the farm and how to take care of the animals. Collect eggs, plant your own garden, and visit the friendly horses and cows. Each one-hour session features a unique theme:

August 24: This Little Piggy
September 7: It’s A Bird’s World
September 21: Engine Power!

  • Date:
    Saturday, August 24—Saturday, September 21
  • Time:
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $8 per parent/child pair, $4 per additional siblings, or $45 for the series of 6 classes.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, e-mail AHartley-Kong@morrisparks.net.

MEET THE SERVANTS AT THE WILLOWS

MEET THE SERVANTS AT THE WILLOWS

During a special, hands-on guided tour, learn about the domestic help at the Foster home, The Willows, during the WWI era. Help the maid with household chores, and assist in the preparation of historic foods for the cook to bake in the wood-burning cook stove.

Saturdays, August 31, and September 28.

  • Date:
    Saturday, August 31—Saturday, September 28
  • 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.

Flat Water Canoe Skills & Evening Paddle

Flat Water Canoe Skills & Evening Paddle

Ages 12 & Up.
Learn canoe strokes, equipment, and safety before enjoying a leisurely, late summer paddle. Canoes, life vests, and paddles are provided. Register today - space is limited. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Date:
    Wednesday, September 4
  • Time:
    5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Split Rock Reservoir, Rockaway Twp.

  • Cost:
    $25 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.334.3130.

Butterfly Bonanza

Butterfly Bonanza

Celebrate the beauty and importance of New Jersey’s butterflies and other important pollinators. Packed with excitement, entertainment, and education for all ages, this event showcases how pollinators contribute to the natural world. Enjoy a guided ‘Bug Safari’ tour of the butterfly garden, fun games, themed crafts and activities, live music, and so much more!

  • Date:
    Saturday, September 14
  • Time:
    12 noon - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Pyramid Mountain NHA 472 Boonton Avenue, Montville Township. (Intersection of Mars Court and Boonton Avenue).

  • Cost:
    $4 per adult, $3 per child age 3 to 10, FREE per child age 2 & under.
  • Contact:
    973.334.3130.

Fall Harvest Fest

Fall Harvest Fest

Spend the day at Fosterfields at one of Morris County’s most popular fall festivals! Hop aboard the open-air wagon for a scenic ride around the farm, visit the friendly farm animals, lend a hand churning butter and pressing apples into cider, and watch a blacksmith perform his craft. Enjoy live music, and learn some new old-time dance steps. Fun for the entire family!

  • Date:
    Sunday, September 15
  • Time:
    12 noon - 5 p.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $8 per adult, $7 per senior (65+), $6 per child age 3 - 16, and FREE per child under age 3. Friends members are half price with
  • Contact:
    973.326.7645.

Expressions of Nature

Expressions of Nature

Spend the day strolling the exquisite gardens of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum through the blossoming eyes of an artist. Admire the stunning seasonal blooms, and watch firsthand as the artists create original masterpieces based on the arboretum scenery. Learn about their techniques, inspirations, and unique styles. Original artwork is available for purchase as well. Rain date: Sunday, September 22.

  • Date:
    Sunday, September 15
  • Time:
    12 noon - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    FREE.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7601.

Fly by Night: Bat Presentation and Evening Walk

Fly by Night: Bat Presentation and Evening Walk

Ages 8 & Up.
Join us for an update and discussion on the bats of New Jersey, including the latest on White Nose Syndrome. Walk on the trails searching for bats using an echolocation device.  

  • Date:
    Tuesday, September 17
  • Time:
    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, 472 Boonton Avenue, Montville Township.

  • Cost:
    $6 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.334.3130.

A Day Off with Nature: Predators and Prey

A Day Off with Nature: Predators and Prey

Grades 1 - 4.
Enjoy a day of fun while learning about both hunters and the hunted. Learn about animals’ special adaptations to survive, and play games on the trail that simulate what life is like for both predators and prey species.

  • Date:
    Monday, September 30
  • Time:
    9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $40 per child.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.334.3130.

Morris County Park Palooza: A Spook-tacular Time

Morris County Park Palooza: A Spook-tacular Time

Enjoy 20+ food trucks, a biergarten offering hand-crafted beers, wine and sangria, and live music featuring Jazmyn Adelle & Company, and Guy Smiley Band, Halloween activities for adults and kids, carnival games, face painting, and so much more! Wear your costume, too! Parking is FREE, and admission allows for re-entry throughout the day. Beginning Sept 4, Click here to purchase tickets online for a discounted rate. All proceeds benefit the Morris County Park Commission.

  • Date:
    Saturday, October 5
  • Time:
    11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Location:

    Lewis Morris County Park, 270 Mendham Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $10 per adult, $5 per child Day of. $5 per adult, $2 per child Online beginning Sept 4.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7600.

Lenape Day

Lenape Day

Join this annual event celebrating the Lenape with dancing, drums, and historical talks by the Ramapough Lenape People. Enjoy games, crafts, touring a replica wigwam, and more. Great fun for the entire family! Event will take place, rain or shine.

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

    Great Swamp OEC, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township.

  • Cost:
    $5 per person age 3 & up.
  • Contact:
    973.635.6629.