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Welcome!

Welcome to the High Point State Park blog - your source for information about nature and history programs in the Park. High Point is located in the northwestern corner of New Jersey in rural Sussex County.

Please call the Interpretive Center at 973.875.1471 if you have questions about park programs, or email us at highpointprograms@gmail.com.

For questions about hiking, camping, swimming, picnicking or other information, please call the park office at 973.875.4800 or go to the official website for High Point State Park and the NJ Division of Parks and Forestry.
Need directions? Click on the link above.

Monthly Calendar

To view the full program description in Google Calendar, click on the program title, then click on the "more details" link at the bottom of the expanded entry, and a new window will open with all the program information. You can also switch between "monthly, "weekly," and "agenda" views by clicking on the tabs in the upper right corner. To create a printer-friendly calendar, click on the icon to the left of the tabs. To advance through the months click on the forward/backward arrows at the top left of the calendar.

October Programs

Annual Open Hearth Cooking Day
Saturday, October 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For more information, please see the Open Hearth blog post.

Mountaintop Talk
Sunday, October 5 at 12:30 p.m.
The Park Interpretive Specialist will give a brief talk about the history or the natural history of the mountaintop and the Monument. Maps and other park information will be available and the Interpreter will be on hand to answer questions for about an hour. Meet by the steps to the Monument Plaza.

Cedar Bog Walk/Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, October 11 at 10:00 a.m.
Adults/families with children ages 6 and up. Take a naturalist-guided walk through the Kuser Natural Area to see High Point’s unique forested bog habitat. Along the way we’ll be on the lookout for seasonal scavenger hunt items. This is an easy, 2.5 mile walk. Meet at the trailhead to the Cedar Swamp Trail.

Sunset Canoe/Kayak
Sunday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m.
Come take a leisurely naturalist-guided paddle around Lake Steenykill. Bring your own non-motorized boats. Space is limited, registration is required. Please call 973-875-1471 or email highpointprograms@gmail.com.

Morning Canoe/Kayak
Saturday, October 25 at 10:00 a.m.
Come take a leisurely naturalist-guided paddle around Lake Steenykill. Bring your own non-motorized boats. Space is limited, registration is required. Please call 973-875-1471 or email highpointprograms@gmail.com.

Scutes, Scales, and Turtle Tales
Saturday, October 25 at 1:30 p.m.
For families with children ages 4 to 8. Come learn about the turtles, listen to a story about the changing seasons, Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s Back by Abenaki storyteller, Joseph Bruchac, and make a turtle shell calendar craft to take home.

Mountaintop Talk
Sunday, October 26 at 12:30 p.m.
The Park Interpretive Specialist will give a brief talk about the history or the natural history of the mountaintop and the Monument. Maps and other park information will be available and the Interpreter will be on hand to answer questions for about an hour. Meet by the steps to the Monument Plaza.