Friday, March 25, 2011

Program Postponed Due to Cold and Potential for Unsafe Trail Conditions.

Explorations at High Point State Park scheduled for Saturday, March 26, has been CANCELLED due to the cold temperatures and potential for unsafe trail conditions.

Explorations at High Point State Park will be rescheduled.  Please check back soon for further details on the event.
Thank you.

Explorations at High Point State Park
Join us as we explore photography and writing to create connections at High Point State Park!  Families are invited to spend the day exploring High Point State Park and to document their adventures through digital photography, art and writing. The Friends HPSP will print a small selection of photographs for each family.  Participants will create a keepsake journal of their explorations at High Point State Park.  Families are welcome to bring a picnic lunch.  A digital camera with a removable media card is recommended.  Registration is suggested, please email the Friends of HPSP at

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Spring is in the Air!

Spring is just around the corner!  The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the snow is melting to reveal green grass, so come out of hibernation and visit High Point State Park.  The Friends of High Point State Park have a fun-filled year planned for visitors of all ages.

Bring your sense of adventure and join the Friends for a day of EXPLORATIONS at High Point State Park Saturday, March 26 (rain date Sunday, March 27).  Enjoy a self-guided hike along one of High Point’s many trails, take in the view from the Monument, or explore the shore of Lake Marcia and look for the return of ducks, dragonflies, and frogs oh my!  Families are invited to create a keepsake journal of their explorations.

Join the Friends as we welcome spring with our Celebrate Nature Coffee House on Saturday, April 16.  Come up the mountain and listen as local musicians and poets display their talents.  Take a seat, relax, and enjoy the wonderful acoustics of the Interpretive Center

We are excited to welcome the Walkabout Clearwater Chorus to the lineup of performers at our Celebrate Nature Coffee House.  The Walkabout Clearwater Chorus is scheduled to perform from 3 pm - 4 pm in the High Point State Park Interpretive Center.  

Walkabout Clearwater Chorus

The Walkabout Clearwater Chorus, founded by Pete Seeger in 1984 as a musical arm of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, has been going strong ever since, performing at venues as diverse as environmental festivals, peace rallies, the NYC subways, prisons and halfway houses, and a festival in Germany every two years. Their CD “We Have A Song!” features many songs written by their members and friends, and they are featured in two songs on Pete Seeger's Grammy-winning "Pete Seeger at 89" CD. Walkabout is a true “people’s chorus” made up of folks who love to sing and work hard at keeping alive the legacy of activist music. They run a monthly Coffeehouse in White Plains, whose performers include Pete Seeger, Magpie, Kim and Reggie Harris, Tom Paxton, Tom Chapin, of course Sharon Katz, and many more. Come join them at PVC to listen and sing-along! Check out their website at to find out more and get involved!

Find your inner peace with Yoga on the Mountain.  Our yoga series reawakens on April 21.  Refresh your body and soul on the eve of Earth Day in one of the most beautiful places in New Jersey.

We hope you and your family take the opportunity to visit High Point State Park.  This is your park – come out and enjoy it!

Happy Hiking!
-See You on the Mountain!

Take Notice…Lights Out on High Point Monument! 

On the evening of March 26, the Friends of High Point State Park are again participating in Earth Hour.  The lights on the monument will be turned off for the ENTIRE NIGHT in honor of Earth Hour. 

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour.  It has been growing ever since.  On March 27, 2010, Earth Hour set a record when 128 countries and 4,500 cities joined the global display of climate action. Iconic buildings and landmarks from all over the world such as the Golden Gate Bridge, the Eiffel Tower, and Buckingham Palace switched off.  People across the world, from all walks of life, turned off their lights and came together in celebration of the one thing we all have in common – our planet.

Earth Hour 2011 will take place on Saturday, March 26 at 8:30PM (local time).  This Earth Hour, we want you to go beyond the hour, so after the lights go back on think about what else you can do to make a difference. Together our actions add up.  For more information on how to participate in this year’s event, please visit