Holiday Light Shows
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Virtual Holiday Events
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Letters to Santa
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  • Watchung Lake at the Center of Watchung 
  • Seeley’s Pond at Valley and Diamond Ave – trout
  • Surprise Lake in Watchung Reservation(Overgrown)
  • Pond off Horseshoe Road and south of Mountain Ave, little lord farmstead – benches, garbage cans, bass

*Canoeing and Kayaking*



  • Outdoor Pickle Ball:
  • YMCA in Berkeley Heights and Summit
  • Heritage Middle School – Livingston
  • Columbia Middle School – See Berkeley Heights Rec Department for Reservations


*Day Trips (From Warren Recreation Web Site)

Duke Gardens in Hillsborough
High Point State Park
Golden nugget vintage Flea Market in Lambertville and then a Taylor Ham Egg and Cheese from Sneddon’s Luncheonette, also in Lambertville, then a slow meandering drive through Frenchtown with a quick stop in Clinton at Christie’s Artisinal bread and Bakeshop…walk to the bridge and see the famous Mill and hit the French cheese shop on your way back to the car.
Great Adventure Safari
And you can add a drive by tour of Philadelphia. Maybe dinner and ice cream at
Philly is a little more than an hour but worth the trip. Reading Terminal Market is a win-win. The museum scene is a treat and the liberty bell, all the history is such a treat.
take a look at Finger lakes, New York – Glen Watkins falls, boat rental, wine trails. Another one is visiting Thousand Islands on NY side.
Rent a pontoon boat on Lake Hopatcong for half day
Takes 40 minutes to get there and you can dock and have lunch.
you get a temporary one $5 for the day right at the place you rent from. We rented our boat out of Lake Hopatcong Marina
We did a full day $350
Half day is less. Is $225 or $250 depending on the size boat.
Tubing on the Delaware. We do this every year, usually with the Hot Dog man but it was more expensive and no free lunch so this year we did it with a different group from PA. So much fun and nice to do on a hot day. Bring your water shoes.
The Appalachian trail is always there… And you can hit the farms in Chester for some fresh produce on the way home…
Liberty State Park is great! It’s enormous with amazing views of the city. You can bike or walk then take a drive to the Exchange Place waterfront. Have drinks at the Lutze and then explore Newark Ave. lots of foodie restaurants in the area.

Turtle Back Zoo. Paddleboats by Essex County Parks (around the corner behind McCloone’s)

*Family Entertainment*