3 Activities You Can Do in Less than an Hour
Do you want to learn more about history, or enjoy some artwork or nature but feel that you don’t have time? Here are three fun activities in the Morristown area that you can do in less than an hour. Take part of a lunch hour or take some time after work and explore some new places! A few minutes can broaden your horizons and add joy to your day.
1. Gallery at 14 Maple
14 Maple Street * Morristown
Visit the Gallery at 14 Maple. In collaboration with the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Morris Arts sponsors two art exhibits each year in this LEED-certified “green” space. The gallery is open to the public Mondays-Thursdays from 10am to 4pm and on Fridays from 10am to 1pm and by appointment, call (973) 285-5115 for additional information.
The current exhibit (as of February 2019) is COMPASSION: Is it the Radicalism of Our Time? The exhibit features works by a highly diverse and distinguished group of artists, many of whom have had dual careers as curators, art directors, gallery founders and academic scholars. See the website for details.
2. Presbyterian Church Graveyard
57 East Park Place * Morristown
Tour the graveyard, which was officially founded in 1733, and has 1,640 interments on record dating back to 1731, including 71 Revolutionary War soldiers. The graveyard serves as a valuable historic record of Colonial Era life. There is a fascinating summary of the history on the website, which includes details of the marker carvings and how they reflected the changing thoughts on death and the afterlife.
3. Lewis County Morris Park
270 Mendham Road * Morristown
Stroll the park, named in honor of Lewis Morris, the first Governor of the State of New Jersey. This park was the first to be opened in the Morris County Park Commission in March, 1958 with 350 acres. The first parcel was acquired on December 31, 1956 from the Mt. Kimble Corp. At 2,196 acres, Lewis Morris County Park is the second largest in the county. The park has 12 miles of trails for hiking, walking, off-road biking, and horse riding. You can easily explore a mile or two in under an hour! Winter activities include sledding, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. You can also visit the Spanish Colonial Revival-style cultural center, built 1928-29 (300 Mendham Road).