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Picnic in the Park!

[includes lunch and refreshments]

Pause Your Life is hosting this special outdoor meetup for spiritual beings, friends and families. We met at this same park each summer for the past few years and everyone is still talking about how wonderful those experiences were. (see Activities below).

Please join us, and invite ALL your family and friends, especially those with children! Bring any outdoor toys/games/sports for the kids. (We ask for your RSVP by Sun. June 22nd to help us prepare the lunch. For answers, contact Chris Curran at[masked] or [masked])

ACTIVITIES:
Rowboat and Paddle Boat rentals, Play Areas, Hiking Trails, Volleyball, Athletic Fields, a Natural Amphitheater, and a 470 foot Floating Bridge, and
we’re organizing many games for kids of all ages.

AGENDA:
11:00am Arrive/Enjoy
12 Noon Lunch
1:00pm Group Hike on a beautiful trail
2:30pm Organized games for the kids
3:30pm Coffee/Tea and Snacks

PARK DESCRIPTION:
Nestled among the hills of western Morris County, Schooley's Mountain Park offers visitors 797 acres of active and passive recreation facilities. Opened in 1974, the park had previously been donated by the Morristown Rotary Club to the Morristown YMCA in 1923. It was acquired by the Park Commission in 1968. The Park is named for the Schooley family who owned a considerable amount of land in the area during the late 1700's. The active recreational facilities of the park include a ballfield, boating in season, fishing, ice skating on the eight acre lake, and a play area near the lake picnic grove. A 470 foot floating bridge, is one of the most unique aspects of the park system, which provides access to the lake from the newly renovated Lodge. The natural amphitheater is the site of concerts during the Summerfest, and the group shelter is filled to capacity with weekend picnickers from May through September. The Park Commission purchased the 236 Claremont tract in 1991. The tract lies in Long Valley and is comprised of rich agricultural lands and riverine wetlands. The site provides access to the South Branch of the Raritan, one of the highest quality fresh water fisheries in the State. In 1999 the Schooley's Mountain Park Lodge was renovated. The Lodge is now available for corporate or private rentals, such as meetings, weddings, bridal showers, etc.

PARK FEATURES:
Athletic Fields
Birthday Parties *
Boating
Cross-Country Skiing
Equestrian Trails
Fishing *
Hiking Trails
Ice Skating
Lakes *
Meeting Rooms *
Picnic Areas (non-reservable) *
Picnic Areas (reservable) *
Play Areas
Restrooms
Seasonal Schedule *
Sledding
Wedding Pictures/Ceremonies *

* Handicapped Accessible Accommodations


DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
(If using GPS or online directions, the park is across the street from 98 East Springtown Rd., Long Valley, NJ)


DIRECTIONS FROM Northeast New Jersey:

1. Take Rt.80 West

2. Take EXIT 27A onto 206 SOUTH toward SOMERVILLE

3. After approx. 8 miles, take a RIGHT at a very large intersection onto NJ-24 / CR-513 / W MAIN ST. and continuing for approx. 4 miles until you reach the center of Long Valley.

4. Turn RIGHT onto SCHOOLEYS MOUNTAIN RD / NJ-24 / CR-517, and proceed up Schooley's Mountain for about 1/2 mile.

5. Turn RIGHT onto Camp Washington Road and PASS the Parks LODGE area parking on the right.

6. After approximately 1/2 mile the entrance to the park is on the RIGHT- there is a big sign that says SCHOOLEY’S MOUNTAIN COUNTY PARK.

Once entering the park, drive straight all the way to the end and you’ll see the picnic shelter in front of you.


DIRECTIONS FROM the Somerville circle:

1. Take Route 206 NORTH for about 15 miles.

2. Upon entering the center of Chester, Take a LEFT at a very large intersection onto NJ-24 / CR-513 / W MAIN ST. and continuing for approx. 4 miles until you reach the center of Long Valley.

3. Turn RIGHT onto SCHOOLEYS MOUNTAIN RD / NJ-24 / CR-517, and proceed up Schooley's Mountain for about 1/2 mile.

4. Turn RIGHT onto Camp Washington Road and PASS the Parks LODGE area parking on the right.

5. After approximately 1/2 mile the entrance to the park is on the RIGHT- there is a big sign that says SCHOOLEY’S MOUNTAIN COUNTY PARK.

Once entering the park, drive straight all the way to the end and you’ll see the picnic shelter in front of you.

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  • Chris C.

    So awesome to have so many of us (sparks of light) gather and have fun on a great weather day in a beautiful park!!!!!!!!!!

    June 29, 2014

  • Sharon

    Will update RSVP in AM if I can come w/the kids!

    1 · June 27, 2014

    • Sharon

      Sorry we ended up somewhere else ...

      June 28, 2014

    • Chris C.

      Oh man, Sharon - we missed you guys!!!

      June 29, 2014

  • Christy

    What a fun way to spend the day! And my little shy guy even came out of his shell. Thank you Malar and Chris.... Who btw rocked it with an awesome mix of 80s gold!

    1 · June 29, 2014

  • Christy

    I will be there with the family in tow. So excited :)

    1 · June 27, 2014

  • Christopher S.

    I WISH I could make this. Miss this group big time!

    1 · June 27, 2014

  • Barb

    I wish I could but will be out of state them. Will try for the next gathering .

    1 · June 12, 2014

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