Monday, March 31, 2014

Join us for a Bear-y Fun Teddy Bear Picnic

The Friends of High Point State Park are 
sponsoring a Teddy Bear Picnic!

Teddy Bear Picnic
Saturday, April 26, 2014
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
High Point State Park Interpretive Center
FREE, $5 donation per family appreciated

Families with children ages 2 through 10, and their favorite teddy bears or plush animal friends, are cordially invited to come out of hibernation for a bear-y fun afternoon! 

Join the Friends of High Point State Park as we celebrate spring and explore the natural history of the North American Black Bear. Activities will include a bear discovery station, crafts, story corner, picnic snack and more. 

Bring your camera! High Point State Park’s resident big teddy bear will be sitting for portraits!

The event is FREE, but donations of $5 or more per family are appreciated. No family will be turned away if they are unable or do not want to make the suggested donation. All proceeds support the Friends of High Point State Park programs and events.

Registration is required for this program!

If your family is interested in attending the Friends of High Point State Park Teddy Bear Picnic, please contact us today. Seating is limited. 
All registrations must be received by Tuesday, April 22, 2014, so that we may plan accordingly. 

To register your family, we need to know how many children will be attending, their ages, and the number of adults who will be accompanying them to the picnic.

For more information and to register, please contact Michelle at or (201) 650-8475.

See you on the mountain RAIN OR SHINE!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Earth Hour 2014

On the evening of March 29, the Friends of High Point State Park are once again participating in Earth Hour. The lights on the monument will be turned off for the ENTIRE NIGHT in honor of Earth Hour. 

Learn more about Earth Hour and how you can make a difference! 

Earth Hour started in 2007 in SydneyAustralia, when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour. The grassroots movement to raise awareness for the Earth has been growing ever since. On March 27, 2010, Earth Hour set a record when 4,500 cities in 128 countries 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 from all walks of life across the world turned off their lights and came together in celebration of the one thing we all have in common – our planet. In 2013, participation in Earth Hour grew to include more than 7,001 cities and towns in 154 countries and territories across all seven continents.

Spider-Man is the first Superhero Ambassador for Earth Hour.
Discover how you can use your power for change! 

Earth Hour 2014 will take place on Saturday, March 29, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm (local time). Please join us in heart and mind by turning off the lights in your home or place of business in honor of Earth Hour. We challenge you to go beyond the hour and consider what else you can do to make a difference. Together our actions add up. Please visit to learn about Earth Hour 2014 and your power as a participant in this global movement for change.

Earth Hour
Saturday, March 29, 2014
8:30 – 9:30 pm at your home or place of business

See you when the sun comes up on the mountain!