Posted Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Living Historical Farm Features Wagon Rides, Farm Animals, Ice Harvesting

Morris Parks: A Winter's Day on the Farm at Fosterfields, Sunday, Feb. 3

On Sunday, Feb. 3, from noon to 4 p.m., join an exciting, outdoor, family adventure, and experience traditional farm life as it was in the early 20th century at the Morris County Park Commission’s Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township.

Climb aboard the open-air tractor pulled wagon for a memorable ride around the farm, and stop by the barnyard to meet the Jersey cows, horses, sheep, and chickens. Learn the importance of ice harvesting and what special tools were used. Pitch in, and help with daily farm chores, such as sawing and working with wood.

Morris Parks: A Winter's Day on the Farm at Fosterfields, Sunday, Feb. 3

Take a break from the chilly, winter air, and visit the cozy farmhouse where seasonal foods are cooking on the wood-burning cook  stove. Stop by the Visitors Center to make a family-friendly craft, and check out the Transportation Exhibit to see Charles Foster’s Rockaway carriage and Caroline Foster’s Model ‘T’ Ford and Hupmobile. Be sure to try out all of the interactive displays!

Admission to this event is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (65+), $6 for children ages 4 – 16, and $4 for children ages 2 and 3, Free for children under age 2. Friends members are half price with a current membership card. For more information and directions to Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township, visit morrisparks.net or call 973.326.7645.

The Morris County Park Commission features one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey. It currently protects and maintains 20,197 acres at 38 distinct sites plus offers a year-round calendar of events and activities for all to enjoy!