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.

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 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.

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.

Check Out the Summer 2019 Edition of Pathways!

Check Out the Summer 2019 Edition of Pathways!

For family fun events in Morris County July- September 2019 - it's all right here!

  • Date:
    Monday, July 1—Monday, September 30
  • Time:
    Varies based on program.
  • Location:

    Varies based on program.

  • Cost:
    Varies based on program.

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.

Model T Ford Day at Fosterfields

Model T Ford Day at Fosterfields

Calling all car enthusiasts! Join an exciting day on the farm featuring restored Model T’s from near and far. Enjoy fascinating lectures, hands-on activities and demonstrations for all ages, food and live music, and more. Discover how to crank and drive the cars, learn about the history of Henry Ford, and stop by Fosterfields’ own Transportation Exhibit. This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Fosterfields & Cooper Mill.

If you are interested in exhibiting your Model T, lecturing, or providing a demonstration, contact Alli Hartley-Kong at ahartley-kong@morrisparks.net by July 1. Car exhibitors receive two FREE admission passes.

  • Date:
    Saturday, August 3
  • Time:
    10:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $8 per adult, $7 per senior (65+), $6 per child age 43 - 16, and FREE per child under age 3. Friends members are half price with
  • Contact:
    973.326.7645

Ice Cream, You Scream

Ice Cream, You Scream

Enjoy an old-fashioned summer day filled with games, such as hoops and sticks, croquet, and a yo-yo contest, and watch the duck races as entries float through the site’s water features among historic gardens. Bring your camera along for a scenic guided tour or bring favorite lawn chair and blanket, and even a picnic basket, and enjoy an ice cream treat.

Bamboo Brook’s gardens were designed by Martha Brookes Hutcheson, one of the first women landscape architects in the United States. So travel back in time to see these gardens in their full summer glory.

  • Date:
    Sunday, August 4
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Bamboo Brook, 170 Longview Road, Chester Township.

  • Cost:
    $8 per person, and preregistration is required.
  • Contact:
    For registration, morrisparks.net or 973.326.7601.