Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sweet, Sweet Summertime!


Those cold snowy days are just a memory - Memorial Day weekend is here!  Kick off your troubles, pack your beach bag, grab your friends and family, and head up to High Point State Park.  There is no better place to relax and have fun this summer.  Pitch a tent, take a hike, watch the wildlife, go for a swim, build a sandcastle, have a picnic, or just sit back and enjoy the view…the possibilities for adventure are limitless.

Make High Point State Park your destination of choice.  Consider purchasing an Annual State Park Pass – your family and wallet will thank you.  Stay close to home and explore New Jersey’s wonderful State Parks and Forests.


Find a little happiness - take the family camping.  The term “Happy Camper” was coined for a reason…try saying S’mores without smiling – you can’t can you?  Don’t know what a S’more is?  You really need to get camping.  What better way to start your family camping tradition than to reserve a campsite at High Point State Park’s Sawmill Lake campground.

Why not make your camping adventure extra fun by joining National Wildlife’s Great American Backyard Campout on June 25th.  You can create a team, register your campsite, get fun tips, activities and recipes, and share your camping story.  Whether you decide to camp at High Point State Park or in your own backyard, pitch a tent and have fun.

Join the Friends of High Point State Park Saturday, June 11, 3 pm – 7 pm for Explorations at High Point State Park.  Bring the family for an afternoon of adventure and stay for an evening of creative fun. Pack a picnic supper, grab the digital camera, and explore High Point.  Make memories, take some photos, draw a picture, and tell the story of your adventure.  Take home a keepsake journal of your day of exploration.

The Friends of High Point State Park is sponsoring a summer concert series on the beach - spread out a blanket and enjoy evenings of music in the park.  Join us as we welcome back Kilby & Taylor on June 25 and Patrick Fitzsimmons on July 16.  Kindred Spirit will close the series on August 20. All concerts will take place 6 pm – 8 pm at the Lake Marcia beach.  In the event of rain, concerts will take place in the Interpretive Center.
However you decide to spend your summer – get outside!  Visit High Point State Park and let the fun begin.

See You on the Mountain!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Thanks for Driving up the Mountain!

The threat of rain did not dampen the brave spirits of those who ventured up Kittatinny Mountain to attend the 2nd Annual High Point or Bust Classic Car Show, Saturday, May 14, at High Point State Park in Sussex, NJ.  

Blue Smoke, a local band, brightened the day of everyone in attendance with their upbeat performance, which included a rocking rendition of “Mustang Sally.” 


Two trophies were awarded to the assemblage of classic cars that included Chevy, Ford, Volkswagen, and Rambler.  


Judge’s Choice was presented to Harold Decker for his black and gray 1955 Chevy Bel Air.  


People’s Choice was presented to Larry Decker for his yellow 1951 Ford F1 Pickup Truck “Old Yeller.” 


The Friends of High Point State Park would like to thank all participants and visitors for sharing a great afternoon at High Point State Park and the Wanderer’s Car Club for their support.

Please join us again soon on the mountain!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cars, Cars, Cars

Good Day Everyone,

The 2nd Annual High Point or Bust Classic Car Show will take place today, Saturday, May 14, 12 pm - 4 pm in the Lake Marcia parking area. We are keeping our fingers crossed that the weather cooperates. Come vote for your favorite car!



Participating cars, please plan on arriving between 11 am - 12 pm to register.

See You on the Mountain!