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Recreation Events

Byram Day 5K, 10 K and Fun Run Application - 07/17/2017
Summer Theme Park Discount Tickets - 06/07/2017
Byram Day Cool Car and Truck Show - 05/25/2017
Byram Day Vendor Application - 05/25/2017
Recreation Committee Mission Statement and Goals - 08/22/2011

05/13/2017 - 10/14/2017
Second Saturday (and One First Saturday) Hikes

07/07/2017 - 08/11/2017
Arts in the Parks - Movies in the Park

09/09/2017 - 09/10/2017
Byram Day: General Info and Vendor and Car Show Applications

Second Saturday (and One First Saturday) Hikes - 05/13/2017 - 10/14/2017

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Ends: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: usually 9:00 am, but start times change
Location: various locations

Hikes are designed for families or individuals looking to enjoy nature, get some fresh air and exercise in the beautiful outdoors. Trails are well marked, so faster hikers may move out ahead and slower walkers may take their time and enjoy the scenery. All hikers should wear appropriate footwear, no sandals or open toed shoes. Dress for the weather. Bring water and a snack.

Many of the trails have geocaches hidden along the path. Download a geocache app onto your phone and track the hidden treasures. Bring along a few small tokens to exchange for tokens left in the geocaches.

Check Trails for trail descriptions, pictures or GPS coordinates.

Download May My Fitness, Endomondo or any number of fitness apps and track your walk in the woods. Measure distances, calories burned, altitude (or attitude) adjustments created by the hike.


Sat June 3 National Trails Day Hike - Sussex Branch Trail. Check out the spring flowers and see if the beavers have been busy. 

  • Start time 9:00 am
  • Relatively flat and easy terrain. All-terrain strollers are welcome
  • Approximately 1.5 - 2 miles out and the same distance back. May park a 2nd car at the Byram Park and Ride for a shorter hike
  • Start Location: Sussex Branch Parking lot on Waterloo Road across from Continental Drive

Sat, June 10 Tamarack Park Opening Day Hike. Enjoy the celebration of opening a new park and trail. 

  • Start time 9:00 am
  • Easy/moderate difficulty
  • Approximately 1.6 miles out and  1.6 miles back
  • Start Location Tamarack Park athletic fields, Jones Lane, off Rt 206

Sat July 8 Independence Hike - Jefferson Glen Bike Path - Celebrate our early presidents and America's Independence. It's a red, white and blue kind of week.

  • Start time 9:00 am 
  • Easy/Moderate difficulty
  • 2 miles out and 2 miles back
  • StartLocationn: Take Hi-Glen Drive across from Shoprite all the way to the end (road name changes to Louis, then Drexel). Park in the cul-de-sac at the end of Drexel Dr.

Sat August 12 Summer Heat Hike - Cat Swamp Connector, Jefferson Glen, Sussex Branch and Cat Swamp. Hangin' with the Cool Cats in the Swamp. If you don't have cat ears, wear bright sun orange. Bring your cat-like reflexes to climb over the rocks.

  • Start time 9:00 am 
  • Moderate difficulty
  • Approximately 3-mile loop
  • Start Location: Back parking lot of Salt Gastropub

Sat September 9 Byram Day Walk/Run - Mansfield Bike Path - Walk or run and enjoy the festival afterwards. Check out food vendors, free inflatable rides, touch-a-truck, demonstrations and music at the festival. Look for Mario Brothers at this event.

  • 10:15 am start 9:30 - 10:00 am registration
  • Easy/moderate terrain. All-terrain strollers are welcome
  • Approximately 3 miles (5K) 
  • Start Location: Park at the Byram Schools Parking lot. Walk to Neil Gylling Park for registration

Sat October 14 Fall Foliage Hike - Cranberry Overlook and Tamarack Trails - Check out the fall foliage as you look down over Cranberry Lake towards the Delaware Water Gap. Hike Tamarack Trail to the Johnson Lake Dam then cross Tamarack Rd to enter Cranberry Overlook Trail. Bring your camera for scenery shots. 

  • Start time 9:00 am
  • Moderate/difficult terrain
  • 1.6 miles up and 1.6 miles back
  • Start Location: Tamarack Park parking lot. 

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Arts in the Parks - Movies in the Park - 07/07/2017 - 08/11/2017

Date: Friday, July 07, 2017
Ends: Friday, August 11, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: CO Johnson Park OR Lakeland Field

girls lined up lying on a blanket to watch movie

Movies in the Park sponsored by Lenape Valley Municipal Alliance

Movies in the Park is sponsored by The Lenape Valley Municipal Alliance and is free to all.  Family friendly movies (G and PG rated) are presented with the concept that families can celebrate and enjoy time together without using alcohol, tobacco or other drugs. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.  While the movies begin while it is still light, it is quite dark when they finish, so bring a flashlight for the walk back to the car and bug spray and enjoy the movies together. Snacks will be available.

When:    Friday evenings @approximately 8:00 pm (dusk)

Where:  CO Johnson Park, Roseville Road, Byram.  Park in the lower parking lot next to the basketball court. Walk up the hill past the field house and playground and onto baseball field #1. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on.

Where:   Lakeland Little League Field, Sparta Stanhope Road, Stanhope.  Park in the parking lot and walk towards the large field on the left.  Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets.


               July 7       Walking With Dinosaurs Byram CO Johnson Park

               July 14      Ice Age: Collison Course - Byram Co Johnson Park

               July 21     Kung Fu Panda 3 - Stanhope Lakeland Field 

               July 27      Penguins of Madagascar - Stanhope Lakeland Field

            Aug 4      How To Train Your Dragon 2 - Byram CO Johnson Park

               Aug 11     The Sound of Music 5th Anniversary Celebration - Byram CO Johnson Park


Rain - call 973-347-2500 X 444 for rain cancellation information.  Decisions on rainouts will be made by 4:00 pm.  Changes in weather conditions may require a later decision to cancel for the evening.

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Byram Day: General Info and Vendor and Car Show Applications - 09/09/2017 - 09/10/2017

Date: Saturday, September 09, 2017
Ends: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Neil Gylling Park

Get ready to celebrate Byram Day on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Neil Gylling Park.  The rain date is Sunday, September 10. 

The Historical School House will be open and Classic Cars will be on display.  Touch-A-Truck will be back along with free rides for kids. Check out vendors from all over and amazing Food.

Opening Ceremonies begin at 11:00 am and will feature opening addresses by Mayor Jim Oscovitch and Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen.  The Star Spangled Banner will be performed by DJ Oswin.  

There will be plenty of food vendors, many of which are local non-profit groups raising funds for their organizations.  Several Byram-based associations will be on hand to exhibit how they enhance our community. One of them is sure to tickle your interest, so talk to the volunteers and consider joining to help continue the growth and improvement in our town. 

The day includes games, demonstrations, Children's Corner and much more. Shop the vendors, view the Classic Cars or just sit, relax, listen to the music and enjoy a tasty treat. Food will be served all day long, so come for lunch then stay and enjoy a leisurely dinner.

Come back to Byram! Hope to see you there!


Baking  Contest Application (coming soon)

2017 Vendor Application 

2017 1 mile Fun Run and 5K Race application (coming soon)

Car Show Information and Application or call Janet Meisner at (973) 347-2500, ext:160.


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