Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, August 1 & 2, 2020

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
732-842-4000

Canoes will be available for rent on Marlu Lake in Thompson Park, Lincroft. All equipment provided; limited number of canoes available. Open to ages 3 and up, under 18 with adult. All rentals must be returned by 3 p.m. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Yarn Bee at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, August 1, 2020

12-2:30 p.m.

Whether starting a new hobby or working on an old project, all are welcome to this gathering at Historic Longstreet Farm, Longstreet. Knit or crochet at your own pace, and farm staff will be on hand to assist those learning. Bring your own supplies, or borrow ours for the session. Open to ages 10 and up; under 18 with adult. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, August 1 & 2, 2020

1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, August 1 & 2, 2020

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center. Life-jackets required. Tickets can be purchased on day of tour only.
Open Ceramics

Sunday, August 2, 2020

12:30-4:30 p.m.
732-842-4000, ext. 4343

Come to the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft, and choose from a large selection of bisque fired pottery pieces to glaze and make your own. Children age 12 and under are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $6 per hour plus price of bisque ware; cash or check only. Pieces will be fired in about a week.
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, August 2, 2020

1-4 p.m.

Go on an informal self-guide tour of this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, and see displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
The Edible History of Ice Cream at Historic Walnford

Sunday, August 2, 2020

3 p.m.

Enjoy this cool creamy treat in the shade of the ice house at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, August 3, 2020

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Tidal Tuesdays - Seining at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

11 a.m.

Stop by Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist for this free seining program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other sea creatures that may be found along the cove. Closed-toe shoes are required. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Pollinator Garden Tour

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

10 a.m.
732-872-2670

Tour this garden at the Huber Woods Park Environmental Center, Middletown, and learn about the native plants which make it a home. Tour is approximately 45 minutes and may be cancelled due to rain. Open to adults. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center. Life-jackets required. Tickets can be purchased on day of tour only.
Enviro-Quest at Huber Woods Park

Thursday, August 6, 2020

11 a.m.

Meet at the Environmental Center in Huber Woods Park, Middletown, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
History on Tap

Thursday, August 6, 2020

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Meet with a local historian at the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, and delve into Monmouth County's past. Followed by an optional trip to a local brewery. Lecture is free.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, August 7, 2020

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Friday, August 7, 2020

6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center. Life-jackets required. Tickets can be purchased on day of tour only.
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, August 8 & 9, 2020

1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, August 8 & 9, 2020

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center. Life-jackets required. Tickets can be purchased on day of tour only.
Climb Time at Freneau Woods Park

Sunday, August 9, 2020

12-4 p.m.

Head over to Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen, and try the Park System's 25’ portable climbing wall. You must be 42” or taller to climb. Open to ages 8 and up; under 18 with adult. FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, August 9, 2020

1-4 p.m.

Go on an informal self-guide tour of this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, and see displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, August 10, 2020

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Drop-In Nature Kayak Tour of Swimming River

Monday, August 10, 2020

1-2 p.m.

The Park System is offering a kayak nature tour at Swimming River Park, Red Bank. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided. Both single and tandem kayaks are available for use on a first come, first served basis. The program is limited to only 12 participants. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Weight limit 250 lbs. for singles; 450 lbs. for tandems. Open to ages 12 and up; under 18 with participating adult. The cost is $25 per person; cash or check only.
Drop-In Nature Kayak Tour of Swimming River

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

1-2 p.m.

The Park System is offering a kayak nature tour at Swimming River Park, Red Bank. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided. Both single and tandem kayaks are available for use on a first come, first served basis. The program is limited to only 12 participants. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Weight limit 250 lbs. for singles; 450 lbs. for tandems. Open to ages 12 and up; under 18 with participating adult. The cost is $25 per person; cash or check only.
Tidal Tuesdays - Seining at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

11 a.m.

Stop by Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist for this free seining program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other sea creatures that may be found along the cove. Closed-toe shoes are required. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center. Life-jackets required. Tickets can be purchased on day of tour only.
Enviro-Quest at Deep Cut Gardens

Thursday, August 13, 2020

11 a.m.

Meet at the All American Garden in Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Twilight Firefly Hike at Freneau Woods Par

Thursday, August 13, 2020

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Join us for a family friendly adventure along easy trails at Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen. We will use all our senses to search for fireflies and other creatures that make their homes in our parks. Bring your own flashlight to help light your way. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, August 14, 2020

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, August 15 & 16, 2020

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
732-842-4000

Canoes will be available for rent on Marlu Lake in Thompson Park, Lincroft. All equipment provided; limited number of canoes available. Open to ages 3 and up, under 18 with adult. All rentals must be returned by 3 p.m. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, August 15 & 16, 2020

1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
The Park System Turns 60!

Saturday, August 15, 2020

6-9 p.m.

Celebrate the Monmouth County Park System’s 60th Birthday! Sit back and relax or get up and dance with the Bayshore area pop rock band The Wag in the Thompson Park Theater Barn, Lincroft. Spend this summer evening with us. FREE!
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, August 15, 2020

1-3 p.m.

Hear melodies of the 1890s played on the accordion during your visit to Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, August 15 & 16, 2020

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center. Life-jackets required. Tickets can be purchased on day of tour only.
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, August 16, 2020

1-4 p.m.

Go on an informal self-guide tour of this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, and see displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, August 17, 2020

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Drop-In Nature Kayak Tour of Swimming River

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Park System is offering a kayak nature tour at Swimming River Park, Red Bank. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided. Both single and tandem kayaks are available for use on a first come, first served basis. The program is limited to only 12 participants. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Weight limit 250 lbs. for singles; 450 lbs. for tandems. Open to ages 12 and up; under 18 with participating adult. The cost is $25 per person; cash or check only.
Tidal Tuesdays - Seining at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

11 a.m.

Stop by Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist for this free seining program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other sea creatures that may be found along the cove. Closed-toe shoes are required. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Drop-In Nature Kayak Tour of Swimming River

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Park System is offering a kayak nature tour at Swimming River Park, Red Bank. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided. Both single and tandem kayaks are available for use on a first come, first served basis. The program is limited to only 12 participants. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Weight limit 250 lbs. for singles; 450 lbs. for tandems. Open to ages 12 and up; under 18 with participating adult. The cost is $25 per person; cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center. Life-jackets required. Tickets can be purchased on day of tour only.
The Casual Birder at Dorbrook Recreation Area

Thursday, August 20, 2020

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for a laid-back morning bird walk at the Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck. Meet on the south side of 353 Route 537. We’ll meander for about an hour and a half and see what birds we can find. No need to be an expert at identifying birds to enjoy this walk. A limited number of binoculars will be available on a first come basis. Open to ages 11 and up; under 18 with adult. FREE!
Drop-In Nature Kayak Tour of Swimming River

Thursday, August 20, 2020

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Park System is offering a kayak nature tour at Swimming River Park, Red Bank. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided. Both single and tandem kayaks are available for use on a first come, first served basis. The program is limited to only 12 participants. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Weight limit 250 lbs. for singles; 450 lbs. for tandems. Open to ages 12 and up; under 18 with participating adult. The cost is $25 per person; cash or check only.
Enviro-Quest at Holmdel Park

Thursday, August 20, 2020

11 a.m.

Meet in the Ramanessin section parking lot in Holmdel Park, Holmdel, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Nature Lecture Series: The Life of Eels Along the Jersey Shore

Thursday, August 20, 2020

7-8 p.m.

Come to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, for this talk by a Park System Naturalist and discover how these creatures that spend most of their lives in estuaries are able to adapt to the rough waters of the Atlantic Ocean. FREE!
Drop-In Nature Kayak Tour of Swimming River

Friday, August 21, 2020

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Park System is offering a kayak nature tour at Swimming River Park, Red Bank. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided. Both single and tandem kayaks are available for use on a first come, first served basis. The program is limited to only 12 participants. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Weight limit 250 lbs. for singles; 450 lbs. for tandems. Open to ages 12 and up; under 18 with participating adult. The cost is $25 per person; cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, August 21, 2020

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Roving Golfzilla at Big Brook Park

Saturday, August 22, 2020

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Come to Big Brook Park, Marlboro, and see if you can hit golf balls through the hands, feet, or mouth of Golfzilla. All are welcome. This is a non-instructional offering, however, if needed we will teach you the very basics of the golf swing. All equipment is provided. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, August 22 & 23, 2020

1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Open Shoot Archery

Saturday, August 22, 2020

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join us for this open shoot at the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft. This is NOT a beginner instructional program. If you are new to archery, register for one of our instructional classes prior to attending. All equipment is provided. Open to ages 10 and up; under 18 with adult. Cost is $10 per person; cash or check only.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, August 22 & 23, 2020

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center. Life-jackets required. Tickets can be purchased on day of tour only.
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, August 23, 2020

1-4 p.m.

Go on an informal self-guide tour of this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, and see displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, August 24, 2020

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Drop-In Nature Kayak Tour of Swimming River

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

1-2 p.m.

The Park System is offering a kayak nature tour at Swimming River Park, Red Bank. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided. Both single and tandem kayaks are available for use on a first come, first served basis. The program is limited to only 12 participants. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Weight limit 250 lbs. for singles; 450 lbs. for tandems. Open to ages 12 and up; under 18 with participating adult. The cost is $25 per person; cash or check only.
Tidal Tuesdays - Seining at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

11 a.m.

Stop by Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist for this free seining program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other sea creatures that may be found along the cove. Closed-toe shoes are required. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Drop-In Nature Kayak Tour of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Park System is offering a kayak nature tour at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. Use the Environmental Center entrance on Georgia Tavern Road. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided. Both single and tandem kayaks are available for use on a first come, first served basis. The program is limited to only 12 participants. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Weight limit 250 lbs. for singles; 450 lbs. for tandems. Open to ages 12 and up; under 18 with participating adult. The cost is $25 per person; cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Drop-In Nature Kayak Tour of Swimming River

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

2-3 p.m.

The Park System is offering a kayak nature tour at Swimming River Park, Red Bank. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided. Both single and tandem kayaks are available for use on a first come, first served basis. The program is limited to only 12 participants. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Weight limit 250 lbs. for singles; 450 lbs. for tandems. Open to ages 12 and up; under 18 with participating adult. The cost is $25 per person; cash or check only.
Superb Summer Saunter at the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

10-11:30 a.m.

Engage your curiosity as you explore the trails with a Park System Naturalist at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. Meet in the Environmental Center parking lot. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center. Life-jackets required. Tickets can be purchased on day of tour only.
Enviro-Quest at Dorbrook Recreation Area

Thursday, August 27, 2020

11 a.m.

Meet in the basketball court parking lot at Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, August 28, 2020

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, August 29 & 30, 2020

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
732-842-4000

Canoes will be available for rent on Marlu Lake in Thompson Park, Lincroft. All equipment provided; limited number of canoes available. Open to ages 3 and up, under 18 with adult. All rentals must be returned by 3 p.m. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, August 29 & 30, 2020

1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, August 29 & 30, 2020

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center. Life-jackets required. Tickets can be purchased on day of tour only.
Seashell Sunday at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Sunday, August 30, 2020

1-2 p.m.

Starting a shell collection this year? It’s the best way to get to know the Jersey Shore. Want to know where shells come from? Can’t figure out what you found on the beach? Bring it to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, and we will tell you all about seashells, how to collect them without harming the environment, and feature an assortment of live mollusks, crustaceans, and cool beach finds and artifacts. FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, August 30, 2020

1-4 p.m.

Go on an informal self-guide tour of this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, and see displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
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