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9:00 am

CANCELLED Family Photo Scavenger Hunt at Haggerty Education Center

January 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2021

Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave
Morristown, NJ United States
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Family Photo Scavenger Hunt - Bring your camera or phone for this month’s scavenger hunt, 'Who’s Out There?' Take a photo of every item and get a prize. Date: Friday, January 1—Sunday, January 31 Time: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Location: The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township, 07962. Cost: $10 per family....

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12:30 pm

CANCELLED Jake’s Branch Live Animal Talks

January 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 28, 2021

Jake’s Branch County Park, 1100 Double Trouble Rd,
Beachwood, NJ 08722 United States
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Live Animal Talks Come in and meet the animals of Jakes Branch County Park. Visitors will get an up-close look at the park’s inhabitants and learn about each species. Talks will last approximately 20 minutes. LOCATION: Nature Center, Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood DATES: Sundays, beginning January 3 – March 28 TIME: 12:30 & 1:30...

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1:00 pm

Hikes at Cheesequake State Park

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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One event on January 24, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 11, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Cheesequake State Park, 300 Gordon Road
Matawan, NJ United States
Free

Winter Hike Cheesequake State Park Take a 1-2 mile hike with our Park Naturalist. Hike begins at our main Trailhead parking lot. Appropriate for adults and children ages 9 and up. Meet at the trail arch and be prepared with face coverings, appropriate footwear, and hydration. Contact 732-566-3208 for more information

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2:00 pm

Jake’s Branch Discovery Nature Walks in Beachwood

January 24 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 28, 2021

Nature Center, Jake Branch, County Park
Beachwood, NJ 08751
Free

Discovery Nature Walks Join a park naturalist on these brief, but informative nature walks through Jakes Branch. *Weather permitting* walks will not exceed 30 minutes. LOCATION: Nature Center, Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood DATES: Sundays, beginning January 3 – March 28 TIME: 2:00 pm Jakes Branch Walk-In Weekend Programs **These programs will be on a...

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Cattus Island Nature Walks in Toms River

January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2021

Cooper Environmental Center, Cattus Island County Park
Toms River, NJ United States
Free

Cattus Island Nature Walks Be a part of a 40-year Ocean County tradition! Join a park naturalist and follow in the footsteps of such legendary local environmentalists as A. Morton and Betty Cooper, Dorothy Hale and Pete McClain.Be prepared to discover the fascinating and diverse wonders of the natural world. *No registration required. LOCATION: Cooper...

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Special Winter Open House at Caldwell Parsonage Museum

January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Caldwell Parsonage Museum, 909 Caldwell Avenue
Union, NJ 07083 United States
Free

Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Caldwell Parsonage, former home of Rev. James Caldwell’s family, will host an open house on Sunday, January 24. To maintain social distancing, reservations are required by calling the Union Townships Historical Society at 908-591-4377. Visitors will be able to: collect Union County’s Hannah Caldwell, James Caldwell, and...

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