Government Shutdown Forces Cancellation of Black Bear Century Bicycle Ride to High Point State Park


Organizers of the Black Bear Century which goes through Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area en route to High Point State Park have been forced to cancel the event scheduled for October 12, 2013 because the government shut down means they cannot use planned facilities (for which they had a permit) in the Recreation Area.


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Sasquatch (a.k.a Big Red Eye) Spotted at High Point


Here’s a report on people looking for the mythical creature Big Red Eye believed to the be the New Jersey Sasquatch.


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Proposal to privatize New Jersey state parks including High Point

A Sierra Club article protests a proposal to privatize New Jersey’s state parks. In speculating about what would happen if corporations get to naming rights there could be “Viagra High Point State Park”


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Rutgers Stadium Now Has High Point In Its Name


Rutgers football stadium now has High Point in its nameHighPoint Solutions Stadium (after a consulting firm)


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Affordable Skiing at at Uncrowded High Point

The New York Times has an article on affordable little used ski areas near New York City. Included in the list is High Point which has been operated for 16 years by a native of Norway, Hans Karlsen and has nine miles of trails. On busy days it attracts 1,500 visitors.


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High Point Before the Tower

The High Point State Park facebook page has this nifty photo of the New Jersey summit before the tower. The facebook page is promoting the Friends of High Point for a Classic Car Show this Saturday.


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Mount Washington Drops from Record High of 58 on May 2 to 13 degrees on May 9

Mount Washington tied a record high of 58 on May 2 and in the late season cold snap which has frozen out almost all the Northeast peaks including High Point, NJ, reported a 13 degrees on May 9.


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High Point State Park Blog

High Point State Park has started a blog listing events there. Its latest post was about a wildflower walk.


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High Point, New Jersey


High Point State Park, Sussex County, in extreme northwest corner of New Jersey
60 miles, northwest of New York City, two miles southwest of Duttonville
Latitude 41 degrees, 19 Minutes North, Longitude 74 degree, 38 Minutes West
USGS Maps: Port Jervis South (7.5 Minutes)

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Brooke Astor's High Point, New Jersey Connection

Biographies about the death this week of 105-year-old philanthropist Brooke Astor have highlighted a period when she married into the Kuser Family of High Point, New Jersey fame.
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