Friday, April 17, 2015

ZUMBA

Hello Friends,

Come and join the Friends of High Point State Park as we celebrate Earth Day with our first Zumba on the Mountain class!

ZUMBA ON THE MOUNTAIN
Saturday, April 18, 2015
9:30 am - 10:30 am
High Point State Park Interpretive Center
FREE, donation of $5 per participant appreciated

Individuals ages twelve years old and up, at all fitness levels, are welcome to participate. All you need is a bottle of water and a towel to join the fitness party! 

Sarah Banci of Fierce Fitness will lead the class. Zumba on the Mountain is free, but a donation of $5 per participant is appreciated. 

Please call 973-702-0488 if you would like more information or have questions about the event. Zumba on the mountain is sponsored by the Friends of High Point State Park. 

See you on the mountain!



Thursday, March 12, 2015

Spring on the Mountain

Goodbye Winter…Hello Spring!


Winter is a magical time at High Point State Park, but we are happy see spring paint the mountain green once again. The Friends of High Point State Park have many exciting events planned for this upcoming season. Please consider joining us in celebrating the season of renewal.


Please renew your Friends of High Point State Park membership today! 


If you are new to our organization, joining the Friends of High Point State Park is a great way to show your support for your favorite place, High Point State Park. Memberships are available at individual, family, benefactor, and business sponsor levels. Click here for a membership form.

Spring Friends of High Point State Park Meeting
Please join us for our spring meeting on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 1 pm in the High Point State Park 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. Members and prospective volunteers are always welcome. All Friends of High Point State Park meetings are open to anyone interested in attending. Please email friendshpsp@gmail.com for more information on volunteering or attending a meeting.

Earth Hour Observation (Lights out on Monument)
On the evening of March 28, the Friends of High Point State Park are again participating in Earth Hour. The lights on the monument will be turned off for the ENTIRE NIGHT in honor of Earth Hour. 

Earth Hour 2015 will take place on Saturday, March 28, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm (local time). This Earth Hour, we challenge you to go beyond the hour. After you flip the switch and the lights back on, think about what else you can do to make a difference. Together our actions add up. Go to www.earthhour.org for more information on how to participate in this year’s event from your home or place of business.


Zumba on the Mountain – NEW FOR 2015!
Join the Friends of High Point State Park for a Zumba class on the mountain! Come celebrate Earth Day with our first Zumba on the Mountain class Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am in the High Point State Park Interpretive Center. Learn more about Zumba on the Mountain by visiting our calendar page or click here.


3rd Annual Teddy Bear Picnic - REGISTER TODAY!
Families with children ages 2 through 10 years old, and their favorite teddy bears, are invited to the Friends of High Point State Park 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Picnic on Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 1 pm to 3 pm in the HPSP Interpretive Center. Registration is required for this program. Learn more about the Teddy Bear Picnic by visiting our calendar page or click here.




2nd Annual Lake Clean Up
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 on Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Learn more about the Lake Clean Up by visiting our calendar page or click here.







Yoga on the Mountain
Come enjoy the view while relaxing your mind and body. All levels of experience are welcome. Classes will take place once a month May through October. The first class of the 2015 season will take place Friday, May 15, at 6:30 pm in the High Point State Park Interpretive Center. Visit our Yoga on the Mountain page for more details and the entire 2015 schedule or click here

See you on the mountain!


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Spring Meeting Postponed

Due to impending winter weather, the Friends of High Point State Park spring meeting scheduled for today, March 1, has been postponed.

The meeting will instead take place on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 1 pm in the HPSP Interpretive Center.

Thank you for your support. We hope to see you on the mountain soon!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Friends of HPSP Spring Meeting



Please join us for our spring meeting! The Friends of HPSP meets only three times a year – this is your opportunity to learn how to become more involved in our activities. Members and prospective volunteers are always welcome. 

All Friends of High Point State Park meetings are open to anyone interested in attending. 

Please email friendshpsp@gmail.com for more information on volunteering or attending a meeting.

NEW DATE: Sunday, March 1, 2015, 1 pm 
                  (Originally scheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2015)
High Point State Park Interpretive Center

We hope to see you on the mountain!










Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Winter Fun

Thank you to everyone who came up the mountain
to join us for our 2015 Winter Festival!


Photos from the days are available for viewing from our photos page.


Please check back soon for our full 2015 events schedule. 



Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2015 Winter Festival

Winter Festival
Saturday, January 31, 2015
12 pm to 3 pm
(Snow date Sunday, February 1, 12 pm to 3 pm)
HPSP Interpretive Center

Snowman, art by Kaitlyn Straway

Please join us for our annual celebration of snow and ice at High Point State ParkBundle 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.

Family Fun at the 2014 Winter Festival

Winter Festival Schedule 
12 pm – 3 pm Ice Fishing Demonstration, Snowshoeing, Bird Feeder Crafts
12:30 pm Guided Hike
1:30 pm Winter Weather Talk with Nick Stefano
2:15 pm Story Time, Sing-Along, Cookies & Cocoa by the Fire

Snow Date for the Winter Festival is Sunday, February 1, 12 pm to 3 pm. We will post an update on this page if there is a need to postpone to the snow date. Happy Winter!  

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

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

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Most Wonderful Time of the Year!


The Friends of High Point State Park wish Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to our members, volunteers, and the staff at High Point State Park



We deeply appreciate all of the time, energy, and donation dollars that you so generously give to support our organization throughout the year. Without you, we would not be able to bring our many free programs to the High Point State Park community. 

Thank you! 




Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of holiday shoppers? Looking for last minute gift ideas? High Point State Park is the perfect place to enjoy nature and get the perfect gift! 

Friends of High Point State Park merchandise is available for sale in the Park Office. We offer hoodies, t-shirts, patches, our Music on the Mountain CD and more! 





Save the Date for our annual Winter Festival as we celebrate snow and ice at High Point State Park!


Snowman, art by Kaitlyn Straway



Winter Festival
Saturday, January 31, 2015
12 pm to 3 pm
(Snow date Sunday, February 1, 12 pm to 3 pm)
HPSP Interpretive Center

See you on the mountain!