Monday, September 12, 2016

Come On Up The Mountain...

Autumn is a beautiful time of the year to visit High Point State Park

Please join the Friends of High Point State Park on the mountain 
this autumn for one of our many wonderful programs!

Yoga on the Mountain Series
Come enjoy the view while relaxing your mind and body.  All levels of experience are welcome. 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 minimum donation of $5.00 per class is recommended. Yoga on the Mountain is sponsored by the Friends of High Point State Park. All proceeds go to support Yoga on the Mountain and other Friends of High Point State Park programs.
Friday, September 16, at 6:00 pm
Friday, October 14, at 5:30 pm
HPSP Interpretive Center
$5 or more donation per participant

Meditation on the Mountain Series
Join us on the mountain as we unwind with an hour of meditation and reflection. Various styles of meditation will be practiced. The group will be led through a few styles of contemplation and then given an opportunity to meditate individually. Participants may want to bring a yoga mat or small pillow to sit on and a reusable bottle of water. The program is for adults and mature teens, ages 14 and older. The program is free, although a $2 donation per participant is appreciated.
Friday, September 23, 2016 
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Rain or Shine
HPSP Interpretive Center
Bring mat or pillow & water
Free, $2 donation per participant suggested

Meditation on the Mountain Series
Saturday, October 8, 2016 
10 am to 11 am, Rain or Shine
HPSP Interpretive Center
Bring mat or pillow & water
Free, $2 donation per participant suggested

Morning Meditation on the Mountain
Come start your weekend with positive intentions and mindfulness by a warm fire. We will practice various forms of meditation including guided breathing and guided visualization. Leave feeling relaxed, yet revitalized and refreshed!
Perfect for beginners in meditation.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
11 am – 12 pm, HPSP Interpretive Center
Ages 14 years and older
Free, $2 donation per participant appreciated

Stay after the Morning Meditation program for... 
Express Yourself
An opportunity to journal, write poetry, nature sketch, and/or color. Some supplies will be available or bring your own. Tea by the fire will be available.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
12 pm – 12:30 pm, HPSP Interpretive Center
Ages 14 years and older

Join us on the mountain as we share this poignant film and its message of hope. Project 22 follows two combat veterans on a 22 day, 6,500 mile, cross-country motorcycle mission to raise awareness of the high rate of suicide amongst veterans and to spread their message of hope. An estimated 22 veterans take their own lives every single day. The High Point State Park Monument was built to honor all New Jersey veterans. To learn more about Project 22 please visit,
Registration is required. Seating is limited. 
The film is appropriate for adults and teens, ages 16 years and older, due to mature content and language. 
Please call 973-702-0488 to register.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
6 pm - 8 pm
High Point State Park Interpretive Center

Fall Into Autumn Bicycle Tour

Come enjoy the beauty of autumn at High Point State Park!
Bring your own bicycle for a lovely ride to view emerging fall foliage. Our route will take us on an 8-mile loop along Sawmill and Park Ridge roads. We will make a few shorts stops along the way to view points of interest and to enjoy a picnic lunch. The bike ride is suitable for ages 14 – adult. Helmets are required. Please bring your own bicycle, helmet, bag lunch, and water. Meet at the winter-use parking lot on Park Ridge Road.
Please email Rob at for more info & to register.
No rain date is scheduled
Sunday, October 9, 2016
10 am – 1 pm
High Point State Park
Meet at the Winter Use Parking Lot
FREE, donation of $5 per participant appreciated

Open Hearth Cooking
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.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
11 am to 3 pm, HPSP Interpretive Center
FREE, donation of $5 or more per family appreciated

We hope to see you on the mountain!