Closed Parks and Trails
(as of 7/10/14)
Please note: Headquarters of the Morris County Park Commission has recently moved to 300 Mendham Road, Morris Township, NJ. Emails and phone numbers remain the same. Our mailing address is the same at PO Box 1295, Morristown, NJ 07962-1295.
Come one, come all, to the 1920s Country Fair and Harvest Festival with farm animals, wagon rides around the farm, live music, a variety of tasty food offerings at concession stands, tours of the farmer’s home and the Foster mansion, Charleston dance lessons, wood-burning stove cooking and demos, old fashioned games, and so much more! Help brush the cows, examine a poultry exhibit, and meet the resident Belgian draft horses, Jersey dairy cows, pigs, and sheep. Talk with a sidesaddle rider, dance the Charleston, and tap your toes to the rhythms of the Long Hill String Band. Enjoy fine examples of handcrafts and tasty treats.
Date: Sunday, September 14
Time: 12 noon - 5 p.m.
Location: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township
Cost: $8/adult, $7/senior (65+), $6/child ages 4 - 16, and $4 for children ages 2 and 3. FREE for children under age 2 and Friends members, with a current membership card.
Models garbed in attire dating before, during, and after the Civil War discuss the impact of the War Between the States on women’s clothing. Take an up-close and personal look at hoop skirts, lace collars, everyday dresses, and hand-knitted shawls. The models discuss interesting and historically accurate daily life during this time period, with fascinating stories highlighting the Vail Family, who lived in the house during the 1860s.
Date: Sunday, September 21
Time: Tours begin at: 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Locations: Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown
Cost: $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children, under 4 are FREE.
Teachers: Take advantage of our many excellent field trips that are close at hand and offer a wealth of educational experiences at affordable prices. Our lesson topics and objectives are closely correlated to the NJ Core Curriculum Standards as well as the most commonly taught science and social studies topics in local schools. Our programs include hands-on activities, pre- and post- trip lessons, and take home follow-up activities. Professional development courses are also available.
Sign up for Mennen Arena's Learn to Skate classes. Programs available for three year olds to adults!
Natural ‘tree cookies,’ more special than any store bought cookies, are round slices of tree trunks, not edible, of course. They are now available for purchase at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township. Learn more and order your tree cookie!