Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Late Autumn at High Point

Hello Friends,

Hopefully you read The Monument newsletter that was recently sent out to our members. Unfortunately, we published the wrong date for the Friends of High Point State Park Fall Meeting. The meeting is NOT Saturday, November 1. We are sorry for any inconvenience or confusion.
Please consider joining us for the Friends of High Point State Park Fall Meeting on Saturday, November 15, at 1 pm in the HPSP Interpretive Center. The Friends of HPSP meets only three times a year – this is your opportunity to learn how to become more involved in our activities. A potluck lunch will take place starting at noon, before the meeting. Please bring something to share. All members and interested volunteers are welcome to attend.

If you plan on attending the meeting, please email Michelle at

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came out to share the beautiful day we had for our Open Hearth Cooking event. We hope you enjoyed the culinary talents and fire skills of the Friends and our group of tireless volunteers. Photos from the day are now available for viewing from our photos page or by clicking here.

Open Hearth Cooking, 2014

High Point State Park is beautiful in the fall. The landscape changes with each passing day. As the leaves turn and cast their fates to the wind, the silhouette of the land is revealed. 

Lusscroft Farm, High Point State Park 

This is a wonderful time of the year to explore the park. The crowds are gone and there is quiet solitude waiting for you. Come take a walk on the trails, sit by the lakes, or watch the clouds go by on the breezy mountaintop. There is something for everyone throughout the year at High Point State Park.

Yoga on the Mountain
The final Yoga on the Mountain class of the 2014 season will take place on Saturday, November 8, 9:30 am to 10:45 am in the High Point State Park Interpretive Center.
Yoga on the Mountain

Please bring your own yoga mat. 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 973-702-0488. A donation of $5 or more per class is recommended.   

Winter Festival
Snowman, art by Kaitlyn Straway

Save the date for our 2015 Winter Festival, Saturday, January 31, 2015, 12 pm to 3 pm, (Snow date Sunday, February 1, 12 pm to 3 pm), in the High Point State Park Interpretive Center. Please join us for our annual celebration of snow and ice at High Point State Park

Family Fun at the 2014 Winter Festival

Bundle up and bring the whole family for a day of winter fun. Activities will include winter themed crafts, guided hike, story corner, sing along, hot cocoa and cookies by the fire, snowshoeing and ice-fishing demonstrations (conditions permitting). The event is FREE, but a suggested donation of $5 or more per family is appreciated.

Please Renew Your Friends of High Point State Park Membership in 2015. 

Thank you and we hope to see you on the mountain!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fall in Love with High Point!

Autumn is a beautiful season to visit High Point State Park!

Lake Marcia, Autumn 2014

Migration is underway, a gentle breeze stirs the changing leaves, and visitors flock to the mountain to enjoy the crisp autumn days. 

Come explore High Point State Park this fall. Bring your friends and family up for a day of fun and join us for our favorite event of the year...

Open Hearth Cooking
Saturday, October 25
11 am – 3 pm
High Point State Park Interpretive Center

*Suggested donation of $5 per family appreciated

Open Hearth, 2013

Join the Friends of High Point State Park for a demonstration of open hearth cooking on the Interpretive Center fireplace. Autumn is the season of bountiful harvests and the air will be filled with the aromas of pumpkin and apple. Enjoy a sample tasting of delectable soups, meats, and desserts all cooked fireside. 

Open Hearth, 2013

Seasonal activities for children will be offered.

Story Basket, Open Hearth, 2013
Coloring Station, Open Hearth, 2013

Save the date and come be a part of this wonderful day!

Yoga on the Mountain
Yoga on the Mountain

There are only two classes left on the 2014 season schedule. Don't miss out!

Friday, October 17, 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Saturday, November 8, 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Yoga on the Mountain classes are held in the High Point State Park Interpretive Center. Please bring your own yoga mat.

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 973-702-0488.
A donation of $5 or more per class is recommended. 

Interpretive Center, Open Hearth, 2013
See you on the mountain!