Thursday, January 13, 2022


Morris County Park Commission

This Week:

starting the apple orchardStarting the Apple Orchard

January 15

Even though it's cold, the work on the farm doesn't stop. Come assist the farmers with maintaining the apple orchard and learn how orchards are planned!  Check it out!

Cost: $10 per person. Preregistration is required.


stencilingHands-On History: Decorative Stenciling Workshop

January 15

Explore the art of decorative stenciling in this workshop! Discover what stenciling was used for and use paint to create your own stencil artwork. Please wear older clothes, as we will be working with paint. No experience necessary, supplies provided. Click here to learn more.

Cost: $15 per child with an adult. Preregistration is required.

maple sugaring demo

Maple Sugaring Demos

January 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, and 30, February 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27, and March 5, 6, and 12

Learn how to identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make real maple syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. This year, the program will be held entirely outdoors, so dress for the weather. Spiles and syrup will be available for purchase, while supplies last. Find out more!

Cost: $5 per person. Preregistration is required.

winter weedsWinter Weeds

January 19

Take a closer look at the dried stalks, leaves, and seeds of meadow plants to learn how to identify them without their summer blooms. Learn more here!

Cost: $15 per person. Preregistration is required.

Look What's Coming:

pre-k nature on the farmPre-K Nature on the Farm

January 20

Families with pre-K kids, take a walk on the trails and farm, learning about the natural world around them. Check it out!

Cost: $10 per child. Preregistration is required.


hand spinningHands-On History: Hand Spinning with Wool, Flax, and Cotton

January 27

Learn traditional ways to create yarn from wool, flax, and cotton! See how the fibers are prepared for spinning, then use your own drop spindle to create yarn! Take a whirl on the spinning wheel. No experience necessary, supplies provided. Click here to learn more.

Cost: $25 per person. Preregistration is required.


scavenger hunt growing presidentialPhoto Scavenger Hunt: Growing Presidential

February 1 - February 28

Nothing like a month full of presidents to get you thinking about plants. Lots of plants are named in honor of presidents and lots more are just plain presidential. Thomas Jefferson described botany as "among the most useful of the sciences," so put on your thinking cap and keep your eyes open! Get outside and explore the gardens with this contact-less family photo scavenger hunt. Find out more info!

Cost: $10 per child. Preregistration is required.