The Friends of High Point State Park is a not-for-profit organization that fosters and supports the historical, scientific, educational, interpretive, recreational, and natural resource management activities in the Park.

The Friends of High Point State Park are proud to bring quality, family-friendly programming and events to the High Point State Park community. We offer our events free of charge, but graciously accept donations. No one will be turned away if they are unable or do not want to make the suggested donation. We greatly appreciate any and all donations, big and small, that our program participants are able to give. Proceeds received offset costs and support future Friends of High Point State Park programs, events, and projects.

Please make a donation at the next event that you and your family attend. Every penny helps us bring you these wonderful events.

Thank you!

Mar
3
Sat
Planning Meeting – Friends of High Point State Park
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm

Come enjoy the fun with the Friends of High Point State Park. We are a group of people who enjoy being at High Point State Park. We organize free events and programs, through out the year, for the public to enjoy. We would love for you to join us; whether its one event or many. Come make a difference. We hope to see you soon!

Apr
14
Sat
Smokey the Bear Program
Apr 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Smokey the BearCome have fun learning about Smokey the Bear. The program will include a story, crafts, games, and snack.

All ages are welcome.

Registration is not required.

Apr
21
Sat
Earth Day Yoga on the Mountain and Meditation
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Yoga on the Mountain, 10-11:15am

Yoga on the MountainCome enjoy the view while relaxing your mind and body. All levels of experience are welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat and water. Walk-ins are welcome. However, registration is suggested so that we may contact you in the event a class is cancelled. To register, please call Lynn at 973-702-0488. A minimum donation of $5.00 per class is recommended. Yoga on the Mountain is sponsored by the Friends of High Point State Park. All proceeds go to support Yoga on the Mountain and other Friends of High Point State Park programs.

Earth Day Meditation, 11:30am-noon

Gently restore your body and mind while connecting with nature on Earth Day. Some time will be spent outside doing a short walking meditation, if the weather cooperates. It will also include guided breathing/visualization, and sound meditation. The meditation will be held inside, if there is bad weather. All levels are welcome. A $2.00 donation is appreciated and goes to  support the Friends of High Point State Park programs. Leave feeling energized and rejuvenated for the rest of your day!

May
5
Sat
5th Annual Lake Clean Up
May 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Lake at High Point State ParkHelp keep High Point State Park beautiful! Join us as we clean up trash along the shores and in the waters of Lake Marcia, Steenykill, and Sawmill. Meet at the HPSP Office Parking Lot. Participants should bring their own waterproof footwear, hip-waiters, and work gloves if they have them. Please be aware that participants may get wet and dirty, so keep that in mind and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. There will be no swimming. Individuals, families with older children, and groups are welcome to participate in the lake clean up event. Please call 973-702-0488 if you would like more information or have questions about the event.

May
6
Sun
Spring has Sprung Bike Ride
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Dam seen on spring bike rideCome enjoy the beauty of spring at High Point State Park! Bring your own bicycle for a lovely ride to view emerging spring foliage and flowers. Our route will take us on an 8-mile loop along Sawmill and Park Ridge roads. A few shorts stops will be made along the way to view points of interest and to enjoy a picnic lunch. The bike ride is suitable for ages 14 – adult. Helmets are required for all bicycle riders. Please bring your own bicycle, helmet, bag lunch and water. The group will meet at the winter-use parking lot located on Park Ridge Road. No rain date is scheduled, but visitors are welcome to explore on their own. Park maps and suggested routes for bicycling are available in the park office. Please email Rob at rthawk@ptd.net for more info & to register.

 

Jun
23
Sat
2018 Summer Concert Series
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Summer concertThe Friends of High Point State Park invite you to join them this summer for three magical evenings of music in the park. Bring your family and friends to High Point State Park for a day of fun, then stay for a fabulous concert on the beach at Lake Marcia. Spread a blanket out on the grass. Bring a camp chair and enjoy a picnic supper. Dance barefooted in the sand. Summer nights were made for music under the setting sun!

Admission to the summer concert series at High Point State Park is FREE, but donations of $5 or more per adult are greatly appreciated.

Please stop by the Friends of HPSP table to make your donation and purchase souvenirs.

Park entrance fees apply for admission before 4:00 pm.

The concerts are rain or shine. If it rains, the concerts will be held in the park Interpretive Center.  (Bring a chair.)

June 23: Patrick Fitzsimmons
Folk Music
6:00pm-8:00pm
Rain or shine

July 14: Mike Lawlor & Friends
Acoustic Rock
6:00pm-8:00pm
Rain or shine

August 11: E3 (three band members from Emish)
Celtic Rock
6:00pm-8:00pm
Rain or shine

Jul
14
Sat
Planning Meeting – Friends of High Point State Park
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm

Come enjoy the fun with the Friends of High Point State Park. We are a group of people who enjoy being at High Point State Park. We organize free events and programs, through out the year, for the public to enjoy. We would love for you to join us; whether its one event or many. Come make a difference. We hope to see you soon!

2018 Summer Concert Series
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Summer concertThe Friends of High Point State Park invite you to join them this summer for three magical evenings of music in the park. Bring your family and friends to High Point State Park for a day of fun, then stay for a fabulous concert on the beach at Lake Marcia. Spread a blanket out on the grass. Bring a camp chair and enjoy a picnic supper. Dance barefooted in the sand. Summer nights were made for music under the setting sun!

Admission to the summer concert series at High Point State Park is FREE, but donations of $5 or more per adult are greatly appreciated.

Please stop by the Friends of HPSP table to make your donation and purchase souvenirs.

Park entrance fees apply for admission before 4:00 pm.

The concerts are rain or shine. If it rains, the concerts will be held in the park Interpretive Center.  (Bring a chair.)

June 23: Patrick Fitzsimmons
Folk Music
6:00pm-8:00pm
Rain or shine

July 14: Mike Lawlor & Friends
Acoustic Rock
6:00pm-8:00pm
Rain or shine

August 11: E3 (three band members from Emish)
Celtic Rock
6:00pm-8:00pm
Rain or shine

Aug
11
Sat
2018 Summer Concert Series
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Summer concertThe Friends of High Point State Park invite you to join them this summer for three magical evenings of music in the park. Bring your family and friends to High Point State Park for a day of fun, then stay for a fabulous concert on the beach at Lake Marcia. Spread a blanket out on the grass. Bring a camp chair and enjoy a picnic supper. Dance barefooted in the sand. Summer nights were made for music under the setting sun!

Admission to the summer concert series at High Point State Park is FREE, but donations of $5 or more per adult are greatly appreciated.

Please stop by the Friends of HPSP table to make your donation and purchase souvenirs.

Park entrance fees apply for admission before 4:00 pm.

The concerts are rain or shine. If it rains, the concerts will be held in the park Interpretive Center.  (Bring a chair.)

June 23: Patrick Fitzsimmons
Folk Music
6:00pm-8:00pm
Rain or shine

July 14: Mike Lawlor & Friends
Acoustic Rock
6:00pm-8:00pm
Rain or shine

August 11: E3 (three band members from Emish)
Celtic Rock
6:00pm-8:00pm
Rain or shine

Sep
8
Sat
Bait & Boat Festival
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Bait and Boat FestivalJoin the Friends of High Point State Park on the beach at Lake Marcia as we say goodbye to summer with a fun-filled day of fishing and boating.

This special event is the one day of the year that boats are allowed on Lake Marcia. Participants may borrow one of the Friends’ kayaks or canoes for a short paddle or bring their own non-motorized boat and spend the day exploring. Afternoon activities include boat races, fishing & sandcastle contests, Park Naturalist Program, and crafts. An early evening campfire on the beach with s’mores will conclude the festivities.

All persons fishing, age sixteen or older, must have and display a valid NJ State fishing license. Please bring your own fishing equipment. All boaters must wear a PFD while on the lake. Participants who plan to bring their own non-motorized boat, remember your PFDs, and stop by the beach for instructions before putting your boat in the water. Please note that all boats must be rinsed off before going in the lake to prevent the spread of invasive species. Pack a picnic and bring the whole family for a day of adventure at High Point State Park.

FREE but a donation of $5 or more per boater or family appreciated.