Winter, 2021-22

Seasonal Stories

Acorn Hall: Light From Within

When approaching a big birthday, it never hurts to discover buried treasure in your own backyard. Better yet, your basement. That's where the Morris County Historical Society recently unpacked an artistic gem hiding in plain sight -- a stained-glass window crafted by the New York studio that once rivaled Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Centered on Rediscovery

Ridge and Valley Conservancy is a non- profit organization whose mission is to preserve and protect natural areas within the Appalachian Valley and Ridge.

Grass to the Glass

Many states have adopted regulations to allow consumer access to carefully produced fresh, unprocessed whole milk. New Jersey is the only state with a complete prohibition against distribution of "raw" milk according to the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund.

The Morris Canal Greenway

The Morris Canal Greenway encompasses part of the historic Morris Canal's alignment and is a cooperative effort of the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry, the Canal Society of New Jersey, Waterloo Village and Friends of the Morris Canal. As you walk the Greenway you will see the remains of canal features, including inclined planes, locks, canal bed, and historic industries and communities directly related to the Morris Canal's operations.

Friends of Ramsaysburg

The Ramsaysburg Homestead is a historical park where twelve wooded acres along the Delaware River. Although they've seen their share of abuse and neglect, the remaining structures are relatively true to their original form and are irreplaceable. They have survived flood and fire, as well as demolition in our modern era of fast-paced real estate development.

Ice Hiking

One doesn't usually think of New Jersey's Kittatinny Mountains in the same breath as glaciers and icy slopes of higher mountains. Some years this changes in January and February when ice climbing routes come "into condition" on Mount Tammany and on many waterfalls in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Measures of Devotion

The legacies of McAllister, Hopkins, Bailey, Ryerson and other heroic figures from the Civil War are told by monuments, museums, and living history groups.

Preserve, Protect, Restore

Friends groups, as we know them in relation to many of our parks and precious historic sites, are surely bound by their commitment to community and stewardship. Always not-for-profit and volunteer driven, with the occasional paid executive director, Friends groups connect people to natural places, as well as to our heritage, while enhancing the role of public lands in local communities.

Club Car Memoir

Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad "Club Car" No. 2454 has returned to service following an extensive restoration to its 1930s-era splendor by the Whippany Railway Museum and many benefactors and dedicated volunteers who worked over the course of seven years to turn a rotting hulk into a gleaming gem.

Delaware River Islands

Islands of the Delaware are markers for the miles traversed on a float down the river, and for centuries of human history along its banks.

Friends of Wallisch Homestead

The Wallisch Homestead, more formally known as Tichenor-Gregory-Goodell-Wallisch Homestead, is one of the last remaining properties that reflects Northern New Jersey's agricultural heritage and West Milford's past.

Winter Outdoors

Looking for a new relationship? Well, how about you and Northwest New Jersey; Perfect Together? The landscape is frigid and quiet, yet stunningly attractive. Somebody's got to take some action here. If you don't do it, somebody else will!

Core Values

Many, many stories adorn the history of the Highlands. But what about the future? What are the significant challenges ahead for our cherished home? That question has an easy answer: climate change.

Fifty Ways To See Warren

Warren County offers a wide range of recreational opportunities for all kinds of people. Outdoor lovers enjoy rigorous hikes, abundant wildlife and superb scenery. All agree that Warren County's rural nature is the key to its allure.

The Roseberry-Gess House

Perseverance eventually led to preservation, and today the oldest building in Phillispburg may be among its most appealing.

Winter Tactics For The Delaware River Angler

On a cloudy, raw February day, the air thermometer read 28 degrees, never to rise above freezing. In five hours, we boated 11 large smallmouth bass on hair jigs, with two exceeding four pounds. The Delaware River angler need not hibernate!

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