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.
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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.

Spring Yoga on the Mountain

Come and enjoy the view while relaxing your mind and body!

The Friends of High Point are hosting a morning yoga class in the Interpretive Center on Saturday, April 4th at 10:00 a.m. and sunset classes on Saturday, May 2nd and Saturday, June 13th at 7:00 p.m.

The classes are open to all levels, but class size is limited and registration is required. Please call 973-702-0488.

March Timberdoodle Treks

Saturday March 14th and March 21st
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Adults/Children ages 10 and up.
Registration is required. Please call 973-875-1471 or email highpointprograms@gmail.com.

The timberdoodle (a.k.a. the American woodcock) is an elusive bird, but on early spring evenings it comes out of hiding and puts on a show. Come join us on a walk to timberdoodle territory (about one mile, round-trip) where we will sit for awhile as the sun sets and hopefully see and hear male woodcocks putting on their courtship displays. We'll return to our cars in the dark.

You may find it helpful to bring binoculars if you have them. A limited number will be available to borrow. You may also want to bring some type of padding to sit on as the ground may be damp and/or cold.

Spring Programs for Preschoolers

Fledgling Naturalists - for 3 to 5 year-olds with an adult partner.

Thursdays from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
April 2, April 16, and April 30

Fridays from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
April 3, April 17, and May 1

Class size is limited. Registration is required. Call 973-875-1471 or email highpointprograms@gmail.com.

Fledgling Naturalist programs are designed to encourage young children's curiosity, engaging them hands-on in the natural world, through outdoor activities, stories, games, and crafts.

Topics covered this spring will include amphibians and their life cycles, plant growth and plant parts, and wiggling worms.