Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sweet, Sweet, Summertime

The Friends of High Point State Park proudly announce their 2015 Summer Concert Series!

2015  Summer Concert Series

June 27: Culver's GapBluegrass

July 18: E3 featuring members of Emish ~ Celtic Rock

August 15: R.E.N.O. 
"Playing Music, Having Fun, Helping Others"
~ Local Acoustic Folk Rock Jam Band

The Walkabout Clearwater Chorus performance originally scheduled for August 15 has been canceled!

Concerts will take place 6 pm - 8 pm
(Rain moves concert into Interpretive Center)

Please be aware that the maximum capacity for the Interpretive Center is 146 people. Unfortunately, if we reach maximum capacity we will not be able to accommodate all concertgoers who wish to attend and may be required to turn some folks away. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in maintaining a safe and enjoyable concert experience. 

As a reminder, please bring your own chairs to the concert as we have very limited seating available at the Interpretive Center

Please park in the beach parking lot or gravel parking lot near the Interpretive Center and walk to the concert venue. Drop offs near the building will be allowed. Parking at the Interpretive Center is very limited and reserved for the handicap and those with a true need to park near the building due to limitations. Please do not block driveways or roadways with your vehicles. 

A friendly reminder, alcohol is not allowed in the park and there are no concessions at the Interpretive Center. Please bring your own non-alcoholic drinks and snacks. 

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


The Friends of High Point State Park invite you to join them this summer for three magical evenings of music in the park. Bring your family and friends up the mountain for a day of fun, then stay for a fabulous concert on the beach at Lake Marcia. Spread a blanket out on the grass and enjoy a picnic supper. Dance barefooted in the sand. Summer nights were made for music under the setting sun! 

Culver's Gap, June 2014, HPSP Summer Concert Series

Emish, 2014, Learn more about Emish and E3, visit

Walkabout Clearwater Chorus, 2011, HPSP
Learn more about WCC, visit

How much is admission?
Admission to the summer concert series at High Point State Park is FREE, but donations of $5 or more per adult are appreciated. Children are admitted free.
Please stop by the Friends of HPSP table to make your donation and purchase souvenirs.



CONCERTS START at 6 pm and END at 8 pm

Where is the concert?

All concerts will take place on the beach at Lake Marcia
  • Lawn and beach seating
  • Please bring your own blankets and chairs
  • Umbrellas are permitted 
  • Restrooms nearby
  • Handicapped accessible via paved sidewalk         
  • Picnicking is encouraged
  • Concessions will be available
  • Alcohol is strictly forbidden

What if it rains?
Emish, 2013, HPSP Interpretive Center
In the event of rain, concerts will take place in the High Point State Park Interpretive Center.

  • Please bring your own chairs
  • Restrooms on site
  • Handicapped accessible
  • No concessions available in the Interpretive Center
  • Bring your own non-alcoholic beverages and picnic snacks

Bring the whole family!
Family and friends - everyone is welcome to attend. 

  • All concerts are family friendly events
  • Playground, beach, and picnic areas nearby
  • Dogs on leashes are permitted in the park
  • Please do not leave your pets unattended in your car at any time
  • Clean up after your pet - Thank You!

Where can I buy souvenirs?
High Point State Park merchandise is available for purchase at all of our concerts and events.

  • t-shirts & sweatshirts
  • bandanas, magnets, postcards
  • Friends of High Point State Park's Music on the Mountain: Performers at High Point State Park CD 

Please stop by the Friends of HPSP merchandise table to make your purchase or donations. Cash and checks accepted, sorry no credit cards.

You may also stop by the High Point State Park Office and purchase merchandise if you can't wait to show off your High Point Pride!

See you on the mountain!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Weekend Update!

The 2nd Annual Lake Clean Up
will take place Saturday, May 16!
The weekend forecast calls for the possibility for rain both days, so we are still planning on Saturday. We will meet at the park office at 1:15-1:30 pm and head out from there. If it is raining hard at 1:30 pm we may decide to cancel. We will not be using our rain date. Visitors are welcome to help keep High Point beautiful on their own - every little bit makes a difference! Please call 973-702-0488 if you would like more information or have questions about the event.

Help keep High Point State Park beautiful! Join us as we clean up trash along the shores and in the waters of Lake Marcia, Steenykill, and Sawmill. Participants should bring their own waterproof footwear, hip-waiters, and work gloves if they have them. Please be aware that participants may get wet and dirty, so keep that in mind and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. There will be no swimming. Individuals, families with older children, and groups are welcome to participate in the lake clean up event. 

3rd Annual Teddy Bear Picnic
Rain or Shine - Saturday, May 16!
Please bring your own picnic lunch and teddy bears!
Families with children ages 2-10, and their favorite teddy bears, are invited to High Point State Park for a spring picnic where they will explore the natural history of the North American Black Bear. Activities will include a bear discovery station, crafts, family story corner, and more. High Point State Park's resident BIG teddy bear will be sitting for portraits - bring your camera! The Teddy Bear Picnic will take place from 1 pm to 3 pm in the HPSP Interpretive Center. Registration was required, but walk-ins are welcome!