In cooperation with the New Jersey Recreation & Park Association, the Hunterdon County Division of Parks & Recreation will offer discount tickets to the following amusement parks, available now at the Hunterdon County Arboretum, located at

1020 Rt 31, Lebanon:


Amusement Park          Gate Price          Discount Ticket


Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom


Adult…..…………………….. $56.70………………………..$44.00

Hershey Park


Adult.………………………… $62.80…………………….. $50.00

Junior…………………………. $39.80…………………. $37.00


Six Flags Great Adventure


Adult Theme Park & Safari…… $72.75…………. ………$41.00

Parking Pass ……………….…. $25.75………………………$22.00


Tickets can be purchased by check or cash only.

To confirm availability, call (908) 782-1158.

Tickets are non-refundable.

For information on other Park Programs visit click on parks & recreation.





Dates: Every Thursday night, through August 13

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Deer Path Park

Ages: All

Cost: Free!


July 23

The Cast of The Jersey Four will take you on a journey from the very beginning of The Four Seasons Number #1 Hits – Frankie Valli`s solo career –to present day Four Seasons shows.  SHERRY, BIG GIRLS DON`T CRY, RAG DOLL, WALK LIKE A MAN and WHO LOVES YOU, are just some of the many hits you will enjoy from their great collection of songs from those four guys from Jersey. Their interpretation of The Four Seasons classics with unique vocals, fabulous stage show, The Jersey Bounce Horns, authentic costume and musical equipment (Fender-Stratocaster, Gibson-Firebird & Thunderbird) guitars, Fender Amplifiers, Ludwig & Gretsch drums, recreate that famous sound of The Four Seasons.

July 30
One of the busiest big bands in the tristate area, the Jazz Lobster Big Band swings hard! Featuring the timeless music of Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman, Quincy Jones, as well as hip new arrangements, the big band plays everything from 40’s swing to fiery Latin and salsa to ballroom dance numbers. Led by keyboard stand arranger, James Lafferty, the big band is filled with cutting edge musicians from all over the east coast. Out-front is the unique, velvet-toned bass voice of Michael Andrews, and we’ve got clarinetist Audrey (“Mrs. Lobster”) ripping up Benny Goodman favorites. The power and energy of this live big band will knock your socks off!


August 6

The Captain Jack Band is a Billy Joel Tribute band consisting of some of the tristate areas top musicians. The band, in every performance, captures the “live concert” arrangements of these timeless hits which captivated tens of thousands to the Billy Joel concerts. Every event is packed with all the energy, passion and interaction of a Billy Joel Concert, represented by 3 decades of Billy’s music in every Captain Jack show.


August 13

This group of all-stars captures the instrumental and vocal prowess of the biggest California super group of all time! Established in 2012 with veteran musicians from central Jersey, the Best of the Eagles play the music of the Eagles in a very true-to-form tribute show. With six powerful vocals, outstanding harmonies and great musical accompaniment, the Best of the Eagles are one of the premiere tribute shows around, guaranteed to rock the audience!!!


HAVE FUN, BE SAFE, AND BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHERS: Our concert series has always been family-oriented.  Please be considerate of your neighbors, so everyone may enjoy the music and the natural surroundings.  If you smoke, make sure the smoke does not bother anyone else.  Keep children in sight at all times, so that their safety is assured and their play will not disturb others.  Some guests may be afraid of dogs, so observe our park leash law and control your pet.  Please pick up all litter. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE NOT PERMITTED.

DIRECTIONS: From Flemington: Route 31 North for approximately 4 miles.  Turn right onto West Woodschurch Road and follow the signs to Deer Path Park.  From Clinton:  From US Interstate 78, take Route 31 South for approximately 6.5 miles.  Take right jug handle onto West Woodschurch Road to Deer Path Park.

FOOD: Starting around 6:30 PM food will be available to purchase. There will be hot dogs, drinks and ice cream.    

FOR CONCERT SITE INFORMATION ON RAINY DAYS: INFORMATION IS JUST A “CLICK AWAY!” We try our best to hold our concerts outdoors, but sometimes weather conditions dictate that we move inside. These decisions are made during the late afternoon of each concert day.  The quickest way to find out this information is to go to our County website: If the internet is not accessible, please call the Park Office and listen to the recording after 4:30 PM by dialing (908) 782-PARK (7275.) All indoor concerts will be held at Hunterdon Central High School, 84 Rt. 31 Flemington NJ 08822 in the auditorium.








Session C: July 27 to 31, entering grades 4 to 7

Monday to Thursday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Friday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Deer Path Park, $235

Children love this Performance Camp taught by Flying Ship Productions, who combine time-tested themes with original music and dialogue and inventive staging and choreography.  Children will have the opportunity to stage an original musical.  The show contains new and original songs, costumes, props, and dances.  The week culminates in a

Performance and picnic at Deer Path Park on Friday evening at 6:15.  In addition to working on the musical, campers also create the set, make costumes, create craft projects, and participate in theatre and water games.  Comments from parents of former Performance Campers: “Staff was great!  This was my son’s favorite camp,” and, “We loved the show on Friday Eve!  It’s nice to see how the children enjoyed their week.”  Every child who attends Performance Camp is a star!















August 10 to 14, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Deer Path Park, ages 10 to 17, $322 with bowling ball or bag & shoes, or $270 for camp only

This camp is taught by professionals who will teach your child to golf and bowl!  We will meet at Deer Path Park and travel by County van to Heron Glen Golf Course in Ringoes.  Heron Glen offers a driving range with both grass and mat hitting areas and a large putting green.  After a week of practice, we will play some holes on Friday.  Each day we will head back to Deer Path to eat lunch, brought from home.  Next we will head up to Oakwood Lanes in Washington to learn how to bowl.  This 26-lane bowling alley is complete with electronic scoring.  Their professional, attentive staff will ensure that your child has a great bowling experience.  For maximum comfort, you can purchase a bowling ball or bag and shoes for your child (additional $52).  Then we will stop for ice cream on the way back, our treat!



Session A: August 10 to 14

Session B: August 17 to 21

11:15 AM to 1:15 PM, Arboretum, ages 11 to 15, $110


Campers learn the principles of painting and drawing in a classroom and outdoor setting.  They work using pencil, charcoal, and paint on a variety of still-life subjects.  This week-long camp is designed to increase campers’ understanding of color, composition, and the proper use of materials.  Please bring a snack and drink.  Remember to dress in old clothing and apply sunscreen.  Instructor Lena Shiffman (




August 17 to 21, ages 8-11, Monday to Thursday 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM, Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Echo Hill, $150

Campers will learn stagecraft while creating their own play.  This production will be guided by the ideas of the students.  They will build the show while following the structure of a story where the fate of the earth hangs in the balance.  Mad scientists, aliens, and fun monsters collide in this spoof of old sci-fi/monster flicks.  The disciplines of the actor are first introduced through theatre games, teaching movement, voice, theatre terms, and listening to other actors and the audience.  The week culminates in a performance for friends and family on Friday at 3:00 PM *please note the change in the performance time from last year!  Campers should bring a drink and lunch to camp.  Instructor Joe Nowosielski (









August 24 to 28, ages 12-15, Monday to Thursday 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM, Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Echo Hill, $150

Something wonderful right away!  This class exposes students to the rules of improv (listening, saying yes, etc.) through games such as those from the TV show, “Whose Line is it Anyway?”  We work on building confidence with coming up with ideas off the top of our heads.  The final performance is made up of our favorite games, completely made up in the moment with suggestions from the audience.  The week culminates in a performance on Friday at 3:00 PM *please note the change in the performance time!  Campers should bring a drink and lunch to camp.  Instructor Joe Nowosielski (



Registration for these programs is required and is first come – first served.

For a registration form download one from our website


For more information call the Parks Division at (908) 782-1158.


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Chief Park Naturalist, Tom Sheppard, and his colleagues focus on helping participants learn about birds and teach them about interesting characteristics of each species. They will also point out other natural history information about the different areas. Please pack a lunch, as stops are not guaranteed. If you have your own binoculars or spotting scope, feel free to bring them, a limited number are available for loan. Trips are designed for adults. Transportation is by County Park Van. Trips are for any interested birder at all levels of ability, unless otherwise stated.


Liberty State Park & the Meadowlands

Saturday, August 22, 6:30 am – 4:30 pm, $25

Location: Arboretum, 1020 Rt 31, Lebanon, NJ


Join us on a trip to look for birds of the shores and marshes of Northeastern NJ.  Our first stop will be at Liberty State Park as we search the edges of the bay and salt marsh of the park.  Then we will visit De Korte State Park and the Meadowlands.  We will take a walk around its boardwalks looking for additional species to add to our sightings for the day.


Sunday, September 20, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, $25

Location: Arboretum, 1020 Rt 31, Lebanon, NJ


Sandy Hook is a 2,044 acre barrier beach peninsula that offers seven miles of beach line, salt marshes, and a maritime holly forest.  The variety of coastal habitats from sand dunes, grasslands, salt and freshwater marshes, to thickets and maritime forest offers diverse ranges of birding opportunities from shorebirds to songbirds and raptors.  Time permitting; we will stop at other locations based on observation reports.


Registration is required and is first come – first served.   Download a registration form from our website at

For more information call the Parks Division at (908) 782-1158.

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Our popular Nature Clubs will introduce your child to many exciting nature topics.  In this drop-off program, a Park Naturalist will guide the children during hikes as they discover the diverse field, forest, and pond habitats at Echo Hill Park.  Other hands-on activities include small experiments, field games, and craft projects.  The children will be able to observe the subtle changes from week to week as we progress through the season.  Through our explorations, children will also hone their attention to detail as we observe the colors, shapes, textures, and sounds of the natural world.


Please be sure to dress your child for the outdoors so that the whole group will be able to enjoy our lessons fully.  We strongly recommend old clothes and sneakers/boots that can get dirty.  Nature Clubs meet rain or shine.  In inclement weather, we shorten our outdoor adventures to spend more time indoors.




42 Lilac Drive, Flemington


Eight Tuesdays, September 15 to November 3

$90 for all 8 lessons


Session A: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Ages 4 through kindergarten


Session B: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Ages 4 through kindergarten


Session C: 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM

Ages: 1st through 4th graders



Registration is required and is first come – first served.

Class size is limited to eight children. 

For a registration form download one from our website at

For more information call the Parks Division at (908) 782-1158.





9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Echo Hill,

Ages 2 to 3 with adult,

each walk $3 per child; accompanying adult free


Join Park Naturalist Laura Kroon on these early adventures to discover nature at your local park!  Leave the strollers behind as we take a walk outside to see plants and animals around us.  We will use our senses to focus on each theme.  Each one-hour program will include a walk and an indoor time of a story and craft.  Sign up for one, two, or all three!


INSECTS: Thursday, September 17 or Friday, September 18

LEAVES: Thursday, October 15 or Friday, October 16

ANIMAL HOMES: Thursday, November 19 or Friday, November 20


Registration is required and is first come – first served.

For a registration form download one from our website at

For more information call the Parks Division at (908) 782-1158.









Saturday, September 12, 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Arboretum,

Ages 9 & up, $42 for 12 through adult, $26 for ages  9 – 11.

Participants sign-up by September 9th.


The castle gates swing wide open for 13 weekends of mirth and merriment amidst jousting knights and royal delights!  A cast of hundreds of colorfully costumed characters fill the Shire with music, dancing, and more!  With over 90 stage shows daily, 22 Royal Kitchens, and scores of artisan merchants with handcrafted wares, the Renaissance Faire invites guests to immerse themselves in our 35-acre village and experience the fantasy!  There will be numerous activities for kids and adults alike, so the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire is truly a festival for the whole family!  To learn more, visit  We will travel in the Parks’ 15-passenger van; it is a two-hour trip one way.  There will be food available for you to purchase and you can pack snacks for the van ride.


Registration is required and is first come – first served.

For a registration form download one from our website

For more information call the Parks Division at

(908) 782-1158.