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.

Open Hearth Cooking 2010

The Friends of High Point State Park will be hosting their annual Open Hearth Cooking Day on Saturday, October 30 from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM in the Interpretive Center at High Point.

Cooking demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day. Visitors are encouraged to stop by at any time and taste a sample of the food that has just come off the hearth. A variety of foods will be prepared, including snacks, soups, meats, and desserts. Park souvenirs and crafts will be for sale, and there will be a seasonal story time with a coloring activity for kids at 1:00 PM.

This event is free of charge, but donations are appreciated. Proceeds support future Friends of High Point programs and events. The Friends of High Point State Park is a not-for-profit organization that supports historical, scientific, educational, recreational, and natural resource management activities within the Park.

The Open Hearth

From Chrysalis to Butterfly

Twenty-four hours (or so) before the butterfly emerges from its chrysalis, its black and orange wings become clearly visible. (The the wings are faintly visible in the chrysalis on the right, but it has a week or so still to go.)


Autumn Bicycle Tours

Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
and/or Sunday October 10, 2010 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Adults/Families with children age 10 and up. Meet at the Sawmill Lake boat launch. A bike ride is a fantastic way to enjoy the beauty of fall at High Point. Come on a leisurely guided bicycle tour exploring Sawmill and Park Ridge Roads. The route will cover approximately eight miles and ranges from easy to moderately difficult. The group will depart at 10:30 sharp. Please plan to arrive around 10:00 AM. Helmets are mandatory. Please bring water and snacks. You may also wish to bring a camera. If you want to make a two-wheeled weekend of it, consider camping! Call the Park Office at 973-875-4800 for more information about reserving a campsite. Sponsored by the Friends of High Point State Park.

Park Ridge Road in Autumn