PATHWAYS - FALL EDITION
he spacious grounds and scenic landscape of the Morris County Park Commission’s parks provide a panoramicbackdrop for outdoor meetings, picnics, and reunions, for both personal and corporate gatherings. Select locations offerpicnic pavilions, tents, picnic tables, grills, athletic fields, and playground facilities.Gatherings of 25 or more must reserve a group picnic area, picnic shelter, or semi-permanent tent and obtain a permit.Reservations are also required on all major holidays. Groups with reservations have rights to the site. You can choose from39 areas throughout 11 parks, and all areas include tables and grills.Four
tented structures are now available to reserve for your next outdoor event! These waterproof, aesthetically pleasing, semi-permanent tents are the perfect escape from a rain shower or the sun on a hot day!All Morris County residents may make a reservation for the following year starting the first business day of December.Out-of-county residents may make reservations for the same year starting the first business day of March.The Morris County Park Commission now offers an online Outdoor Reservation Availability Request Form. Simply visit www.morrisparks.netand select the reservations tab near the top of the page to obtain a form. Fill in your requestinformation and click submit. It’s that easy!
For more information, please call the Reservations Office at 973-326-7631
Once upon a time,
there was a naturalist who loved to tell nature stories… and now he’s hereto share the best ones with families! Children, ages 2to 6, with their favorite adults, don’t have to travel to“a land far, far away” to experience the new AnimalStorytime programs at the Great Swamp OutdoorEducation Center in Chatham Township on
. Put a happy ending on the weekend with stories read aloud during an adventure on the trails, one Sunday a month,continuing into 2010.Each of these one-hour programs focuses on adifferent nature theme, and are offered at 10 a.m.or 2 p.m. Cost for this program is $3 per child, andparents attend for
FREE.For more information and to preregister, pleasecall 973-635-6629.
iking in the evening is a unique experience, andthere is a certain magic about nature at dusk. Owls, bats, and
ying squirrels emerge for the evening, birds move toward their
nighttime roosts, ground dwellers move down under the ground,darkness falls, and the changing of the guard occurs.Experience a magical evening hike by joining the staff of Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area in Montville for one of the fall programs. On
Sunday, November 1,
from 4:30 p.m. to7 p.m., hike in the diminishing light before viewing the rising of the full “beaver” or “frost” moon. On
Sunday, December 20,
from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.,
celebrate the Winter Solstice and watchthe sunset at Tripod Rock to welcome the beginning of winter.These 2 ½ -hour programs are moderate hikes intended forages 7 and up. The cost is $5 per person. Dress for the weather;
bring water and a ashlight. Space is limited.
For more information or to register, please call 973-334-3130.