Things to do around Highlands in October 2012

Things to do in October 2012

Highlands Oktoberfest
When: Saturday, October 6th, 1 – 9PM
Where: Veterans Park
(Rain Date: Sunday, October 7th) Attendance – Free
An Authentic German Experience
German Food, Beers and Oompah Bands.

Sail with Seastreak to Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain!
Enjoy a beautiful Fall Foliage cruise along the Hudson River & then enjoy the fun of Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain!

Once you arrive at Bear Mountain Inn, Ocktoberfest includes: Entertainment, Craft Vendors
and Much More…

Other things to do there:
Hike the 1 mile paved picturesque nature walk along a paved trail
Visit Trail side Museums and Zoo !
Shop at the Mountain Trading Company gift shop featuring park memorabilia and local crafts,
Take a ride on the Merry Go Round!!

The Oktoberfest Cruise will sail on Saturdays from Connors @ 8:45 AM returning 6:10 PM:
Saturday, September 29
Saturday, October 6
Saturday, October 13
Saturday, October 20
Saturday, October 27

$59 per adult
$39 per child ages 3-12

Reservations Required

Hallow-Marine-A Haunted Look at Sandy Hook
October 20th
Get a haunted look at Sandy Hook on this spook-tacular family-oriented guided tour featuring the Lost Pirates of Sandy Hook, weird facts about animals that lurk on the shore, and a trek through the mysterious marsh at twilight. Part of the NJMSC Family Science F.I.S.H. Program, Hallow-Marine is always a fast sellout. Pre-registration is a must. 5 pm – 8 pm.
get more information about this event, call (732) 872-1300, email or visit

Fort Hancock Days @ Sandy Hook
Fort Hancock Historic District
Saturday, October 27 & Sunday, October 28m 1 PM – 5 PM
Mark the anniversaries of Gateway’s 40th and the 1895 establishment of Fort Hancock and discover the fort’s role in the defense of our nation. Visitors can watch or join in helping AGFA members conduct gun drills at Battery Gunnison, to see how an original Model 1900 six-inch gun (actually over 25 feet long and weighing 10 tons) was aimed and loaded. An original World War II ambulance will also be on display, complete with period medical equipment and staffed by an AGFA volunteer Army nurse.


  1. Or…I think Carla’s having an October Fest that’s within staggering distance to many local residents….if you’re interested, they’ll be some flyers down at the Driftwood.


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