Spotlights

2017 Victorian Christmas at Ringwood Manor

Come wander through the first floor of Ringwood Manor, beautifully decorated for the holidays! The self-guided  format allows visitors to spend as much or as little time in each room as they wish. Children are given scavenger hunts and can search for a variety of interesting objects throughout the house.

Hike to Brunch and Books on November 28

Take a 4-mile round-trip hike along the historic Sussex Branch Trail at Kittatinny Valley State Park. A one-hour brunch to celebrate “French Toast Day” at the Branchville Grill and book stop at Broad Street Books will offer optional refreshment and inspiration at the turn-around point.

Reptile Talks every Saturday from November 4th - 25th

Visit the Tulpehaking Nature Center on Saturdays in November for free reptile talks. Meet live animal ambassadors and learn about many fascinating shelled and scaled animals. 

Bonsai for Beginners on November 14th

Join the Horticultural Society of South Jersey and Thomas DeSimone for a presentation on the basics of Bonsai. The program will cover the history, concepts, styles, basic work and tools of Bonsai as well as some of the great bonsai artist and places to go to see these wonderful trees. 

Presentation & Salve-Making Workshop on November 18th

Dandelions, plantains, violets, and other resilient plants can be found at the edges of our paths, gardens and lawns. Though these weeds are often rouged out, they have many traditional uses, including as food and medicinal remedies. 

Cape May Birding Adventures October 24th - 26th

From October 24th to 26th, join Somerset County Park Commission Naturalists on an adventure to one of the meccas of birding, Cape May! For the first time Somerset County Parks Commission will be offering their annual Cape May trip in the fall to have the best chance of seeing the migration spectacles that make Cape May so famous.

Learn About Animals of Halloween on October 28th

On Saturday, October 28th come and learn about your favorite animals of Halloween. Learn about the life cycles, habits, and habitats of bats, bugs, spiders, and snakes. After learning some interesting facts about these misunderstood animals, kids can build their own crafty creature to take home!

Absecon Bay Coastal Cleanup on October 27th

On Friday, October 27th, volunteers are needed to cleanup a critical nesting area for northern diamondback terrapins! The entire area is littered with trash from recreational fishing activities and household debris. Much of this debris is single use plastic, including bottles, cans, bags, styrofoam containers, cigarette butts, monifilament, and even a few pairs of shoes.

5K Run/Walk for Recycling on November 4th!

The Association of NJ Recyclers presents its inuagural event: ANJR's 5K Run & Walk for Recycling. This event has been made "Family Friendly"; suitable for runners/walkers of all abilities. Runners will be timed and course is USATF certified.

South Jersey Pumpkin Show October 13th, 14th, & 15th!

The South Jersey Pumpkin Show is an annual three-day “Festival of Pumpkins” held at the Salem County Fairgrounds. Festival goers visiting will enjoy pumpkin desserts, 100+ artists and craftsmen, Fall Home, Garden & Farm Expo, fun contests, scarecrows, give-a-ways, Pumpkin Toss, live bands, wine sampling, festival food court, New Jersey’s Largest Baked Pumpkin Pie, and pony rides and hayrides around the fairgrounds.