Winakung at Waterloo Programs and Tours

Winakung at Waterloo Programs and Tours Winakung at Waterloo Inc was a 501(c)(3) public charity. Trips are now booked through NJ state park service. 973-347-1835

Winakung at Waterloo Inc. is a New Jersey Not-for-Profit 501(c)(3) corporation. As operators of the interpretive tours at Waterloo Village, our organization is part of a collaborative effort put forth by a team of non-profit groups to manage, interpret and restore the historic resources at Waterloo Village.

Mission: A 501(c)(3) public charity for education offering interactive programs and tours at Waterloo Village. History education programs are also available as outreach for schools, scouts, libraries, and more.

01/30/2017
Primitive Technology: Wood shed and Native bee honey

Primitive Technology: Wood shed and Native bee honey

It has been raining here quite a bit in what should normally be the dry season. The wattle and daub hut is standing up well despite this (see video). However...

See Waterloo Village Historic Site fb page for info about programs, events, and progress.
04/18/2016

See Waterloo Village Historic Site fb page for info about programs, events, and progress.

Waterloo group pottery programs are available on-site in the mule barn and they can be scheduled for outside locations as well. Great edutainment experience for any age. Reserve your program today by calling 973.347.1835.

Please like the Waterloo Village Historic Site page for info about the Lenape village at Waterloo.
11/15/2015

Please like the Waterloo Village Historic Site page for info about the Lenape village at Waterloo.

Saturday November 21st, Sunday November 22nd. Lenape Village at Waterloo Historic Site OPEN HOUSE 10 AM to 3 PM. Cooking demos, fire making, hands on food prep, games and more. Please share. All are welcome. FREE

01/06/2015
Waterloo Village Historic Site

Get outside, bring your cameras and find a really cool tree!

Wanna join a little fun photo competition? Every month Waterloo Village will be having their own little competition. Celebrating the Cracking Tree Moon this month, all photos this month will have a tree theme! Each month the theme will change according to the Lenape Moons. Send us a private message with your photo and we will add it into the photo album. Like whichever one you think is the most stunning! (Photo competition is just for fun and there are no prizes)

Waterloo Village Historic Site
12/31/2014

Waterloo Village Historic Site

Registration is now closed. The First Day hike at Waterloo Village is filled to capacity. Happy New Year everyone!

Waterloo Village Historic Site
12/12/2014

Waterloo Village Historic Site

History Lives at Waterloo Village. The Smith general store was likely built around the year 1831. The same year the first boat took a trip on the Morris Canal. Building the store at Waterloo was one of many clever ways the Smith family developed their property.

Alissa
11/23/2014

Alissa

A perfect day at Waterloo Village. NJ Parks & Forestry, thank you for organizing the Feast on History and coat drive!

Waterloo Village Historic Site
11/06/2014

Waterloo Village Historic Site

Mobile Uploads
10/22/2014

Mobile Uploads

Fire burning at the Lenape Village!  Adds so much life to the school programs.  :)
10/02/2014

Fire burning at the Lenape Village! Adds so much life to the school programs. :)

Highlands Festival at Waterloo
09/18/2014

Highlands Festival at Waterloo

Two days of workshops, chef's demos, kayaking, kids activities, music--all at the Highlands Festival at Waterloo this weekend, September 20 and 21. Learn about backyard chickens, NJ mushrooms, water monitoring, moths, the history of the Waterloo area . . . For more information about the festival and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://highlandsfestivalatwaterloo.org/ Buy tickets online and save! Online ticketing closes at 6 p.m. Friday.

08/31/2014

Only Four more Waterloo Village Canal Heritage Days:

September 13th
September 27th
October 11th
October 25th

Tomorrow is another Canal Heritage Day! Go back in time to experience what a canal town in New Jersey would be like! The...
08/29/2014

Tomorrow is another Canal Heritage Day! Go back in time to experience what a canal town in New Jersey would be like! The village comes to life as the blacksmith, gristmill, seamstress and more are open. While your here take a stroll back to Winakung, our recreated Lenape Village! Hope to see you here!

An interesting moth, looks like an arrowhead!  Winakung at Waterloo Village.
07/26/2014

An interesting moth, looks like an arrowhead! Winakung at Waterloo Village.

Come one, come all.  The Winakung Lenape village will be open tomorrow and during all scheduled special events and canal...
07/26/2014

Come one, come all. The Winakung Lenape village will be open tomorrow and during all scheduled special events and canal days!

Waterloo Village Historic Site
07/19/2014

Waterloo Village Historic Site

School groups will be returning to Waterloo by mid September. Reservations are being taken now for the fall 2014 season. Spread the news. Call 973 347 1835 for info or to make a group reservation.

"Schools out for summer!" Today is our last day for the 2013-2014 school year! Thank you to all the students & teachers ...
06/20/2014

"Schools out for summer!" Today is our last day for the 2013-2014 school year! Thank you to all the students & teachers that came to visit we had a blast. Have a safe and happy summer! A huge thank you to Winakung educators for making it happen everyday you are a great team! Its time for all to rest, renew& oh yes rebuild! Keep checking fb for updates.

Discover the Forest
06/14/2014

Discover the Forest

Today is National Get Outdoors Day, so we’re gonna keep this short: Get on out there! #GOday

Fish on! Free freshwater fishing this weekend in NJ — NewsWorks
06/12/2014
Fish on! Free freshwater fishing this weekend in NJ — NewsWorks

Fish on! Free freshwater fishing this weekend in NJ — NewsWorks

Freshwater fishing is free throughout New Jersey during the upcoming weekend state Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced   During the annual Free Fishing Days

New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites
06/11/2014

New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites

Girl Scout Troop 70776 receiving their Silver Award recognition for their work on a Tree Identification guide for Waterl...
06/09/2014

Girl Scout Troop 70776 receiving their Silver Award recognition for their work on a Tree Identification guide for Waterloo Village. Congratulations and thank you!

This great looking snapping turtle is one of the many diverse residents at Waterloo Village enjoying a peaceful morning.
06/03/2014

This great looking snapping turtle is one of the many diverse residents at Waterloo Village enjoying a peaceful morning.

New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites
06/02/2014

New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites

For National Trails Day on June 7 and 8, volunteers are invited to help the NJ State Parks collect information about our 1,000 plus miles of official trails and utilize our Trails Trackers Survey. Information gathered will be used in the creation of informative trails brochures – accompanying our newly-designed trails maps. To obtain a copy of the Trails Trackers Survey, email [email protected] and let her know what park you intend to visit and what length of time or distance interests you. Alternatively, you can pick up a copy at park office (Most parks are participating, but call ahead to make sure!)

New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites
05/31/2014

New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites

Modern Combat & Survival
05/23/2014

Modern Combat & Survival

From our friends at Survival Life....great little sayings to help you identify poisonous plants in nature.

Do you have any other sayings to add.....Such as "leaves of three, let it be?" Let's get a collection going! Comment below.

The Mayapple, another spring ephemeral that grows all over Winakung. Such an interesting looking plant with lots of uses...
05/20/2014

The Mayapple, another spring ephemeral that grows all over Winakung. Such an interesting looking plant with lots of uses.

Andrea
05/16/2014

Andrea

Morris Canal Greenway Hike Saturday at Waterloo. Call 973 786 6445 for info.

Waterloo Village Historic Site
05/15/2014

Waterloo Village Historic Site

Morris Canal Greenway Hike Saturday at Waterloo. 11 am and also at 2 pm. 2 miles round trip, fun for everyone. Call 973 786 6445 to register!

Discover the Forest
05/15/2014

Discover the Forest

May is Asthma Awareness Month, and those impacted know that management of environmental triggers plays a big role in controlling the disease. Improved air quality means improved #asthma outcomes.

Wonderful time at the NJ History Fair on Saturday. Thanks to everyone that stopped by.
05/12/2014

Wonderful time at the NJ History Fair on Saturday. Thanks to everyone that stopped by.

05/08/2014

Who says you can't have a field trip on a rainy day? Not us that's for sure! Thankfully North Boulevard Elementary School from Pompton Plains, and Hopewell Elementary School from Hopewell were not scared of a little rain either.

New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites
05/07/2014

New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites

For 22 years the annual Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament had been held on the first Sunday in October at Island Beach State Park. However, this year the tournament will be moving to the third Sunday in May. In 2014 the tournament will be held on Sunday, May 18. The individual who catches the overall largest fish wins the "Governor's Award," and has his/her name engraved on the Governor's Cup, which is permanently displayed at the park. Fishing equipment is awarded to winners who catch the largest fish in each species category. For additional information, http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/gsft.htm

Let Your Kids Get Muddy Once in a While
05/07/2014
Let Your Kids Get Muddy Once in a While

Let Your Kids Get Muddy Once in a While

Children grow up healthier and happier when they experience a direct connection to nature. Just as importantly, those young people are also far more likely to value the natural world when they've developed a connection to it. The need for this has ne...

We had a great time with Noor-Ul-Iman middle school from Monmouth Junction today. This was their first time here, and th...
05/06/2014

We had a great time with Noor-Ul-Iman middle school from Monmouth Junction today. This was their first time here, and they had perfect weather!

Discover the Forest
04/29/2014

Discover the Forest

Introducing a child to nature is an act of preservation, and a great way to honor this year's 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. #Wilderness50

Woodland Indian Educational Programs
04/28/2014

Woodland Indian Educational Programs

Part 3 or 12 - Native American Farming in the Woodlands (continued): Planted around the corn were highly nutritious legumes. Beans, although suspected to be the latest introduction to the “Three Sisters lineup” in the East, was a perfect match for corn. Corn and beans have long been referred to as complimentary crops for good reason. Semi-climbing bean plants found corn stalks the perfect pole to grow upon (even bush beans took advantage, not climbing up so much but holding onto the stalks with the “feelers” they grew). It should be noted here that the old notion "only pole beans” were grown around corn to grow on the stalks, which may be incorrect depending on the beans. Many pole beans, being very aggressive in climbing, will strangle and cover the corn plants completely. It is likely then that these varieties were grown separate from the cornfields (and a few historical accounts support this theory, as they mention the Native fields as containing plots where only beans were grown, supported by poles). But for those beans that didn’t overtake their corn hosts, they in fact helped them. Actually, the bacteria that lived in the roots of the beans helped the corn: as this bacteria’s lifecycle came to a close, it released nitrogen into the soil (aka "nitrogen fixation"). Corn is a great consumer of nitrogen, and is notorious for draining the fields of such a nutrient. With bean roots circulating it back into the soil, the corn gained the food it needed to thrive. But that wasn’t the only thing beans did for corn. While corn supported beans, beans in return supported corn. As corn was usually gown in the tops of small hills in bunches of about 6 or so stalks, such stalks could become quite vulnerable to wind and hard rains (especially when soil conditions weren’t at their best), causing the stalks to fall or bend over. However the web of bean vines connected the stalks together, creating a latticework between them. Now each stalk didn’t stand alone, but stood with the strength of the others it was connected to (learn more about the complimentary nature of corn and beans by reading http://www.woodlandindianedu.com/beansandcorn.html )… ---To Be Continued Tomorrow on https://www.facebook.com/WoodlandIndianEDU --- (see prior posts on our fb page wall)

We enjoy all the school groups that come visit us! So when our local schools come to visit its a lot of fun. Thanks to T...
04/25/2014

We enjoy all the school groups that come visit us! So when our local schools come to visit its a lot of fun. Thanks to Tinc Road school for spending your Friday with us, it was a great day!

New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites
04/24/2014

New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites

All New Jersey State parks/forests are under a Stage 2 Fire Ban. All fires in wooded areas will be prohibited unless in an elevated prepared fireplace, elevated charcoal grill or stove using electricity or a liquid or gas fuel. An elevated prepared fireplace must be constructed of steel, stone, brick or concrete with its fire box elevated at least one foot above the ground surface and surrounded by at least a ten feet radius clearance to mineral soil.
This ban will remain in effect until at least Thursday, April 24, 2014.

We had a great visit with the One to World group! Thanks for coming all the way from NYC. See you again next year.
04/22/2014

We had a great visit with the One to World group! Thanks for coming all the way from NYC. See you again next year.

Spring is evident at Waterloo, this is skunk cabbage. One of the first plants to bloom in the spring. When the leaves ar...
04/18/2014

Spring is evident at Waterloo, this is skunk cabbage. One of the first plants to bloom in the spring. When the leaves are bruised or crushed it releases an odor like rotten meat. This attracts many insects, but it is poisonous to mammals (including us).

Discover the Forest
04/15/2014

Discover the Forest

#EarthDay is just a week away, and this year’s theme of #GreenCities brings things closer to home. Discover - and uncover - the nature connections just outside your door.

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Byram, NJ
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