Benefit Events


The Heritage and Agriculture Association, Inc., holds benefit events throughout the year to raise funds for restoration projects at Lusscroft. These events are in cooperation with the NJ DEP/Division of Parks and Forestry.

Guided Nature Walks

Three Nature Walks are held each year: a Winter Walk held in February, a Vernal Pools Walk held in April, and an Autumn Leaves Walk held in early October. These walks use the trails at Lusscroft and participants can enjoy the spectacular scenery while also learning about the history of the farm. The walks are free but donations are appreciated for restoration efforts. A map of the trails at Lusscroft can be found on the Documents menu.

2024 Dates:

  • Winter Walk will be held on Sunday, Feb. 11th, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
  • Vernal Pools Walk will be held on Sunday, April 7th, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
  • Autumn Leaves Walk will be held on Sunday, October 6th, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
  • Pre-registration is needed for these walks. Send an email to with the number of attendees in your group.

Wyker Farm Meadow
Trail through the Wyker Meadow at Lusscroft
Winter Nature Walk 2023
One of the Vernal Pools in the Spring Vernal Pools Walk

Barn Sales

Barn Sales are held in the lower level of the Lusscroft Barn and in the Bunkhouse Building behind the barn. They are held twice per month starting in May and ending in October. The hours for the sale are 10am to 3pm, and the format for the sale is “Name Your Own Price”. No reasonable offer is refused. 2024 dates will be posted as soon as they are finalized.

Donation Days

Donation days are held periodically to refresh the stock in the Barn and the Bunkhouse, and the hours when volunteers can accept donations are 10am to 2pm. Publicity for donation days will include a list of items that cannot be accepted due to overstock at that time. Furniture donations require prior approval due to space limitations. Email a photo of the furniture item to to make sure it can be accepted prior to the donation day.

Lusscroft Cottage Sale Days

The interior of the 19th century “Manager’s Dwelling” has been completely repainted by our volunteers and is now “The Cottage at Lusscroft”. All three floors of this quaint and historic building are filled with holiday themed items and decorations for sale, artfully displayed for your shopping pleasure. The Cottage is usually open for shoppers during the Barn Sales if enough volunteers are available. 2024 dates will be posted as soon as they are finalized.

Maple Sugaring Project

Dedicated volunteers begin the process of collecting the sap and making the maple syrup in late winter, and the Maple Sugaring Open House is held in late March. The 2024 date is scheduled for March 23rd.

Equine Trail Rides & Events

Lusscroft has a network of trails that connects it with additional trails in High Point State Park and Stokes State Forest. It is the only location in the NJ State Park system to have horse facilities. The Heritage and Agriculture Association hosts guided day rides and optional overnight trail rides each year. NOTE: Riders must bring their own horse. If you are interested in participating, send an email to to be included on the email contact list.

Dates for 2024 equine events will be added as soon as they are approved by the NJ DEP/Division of Parks and Forestry.

Holiday Event

The annual Holiday Event fundraiser is held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, from 10am to 4pm. Three of the historic buildings are opened to visitors – the Manor House, the Cottage, and the Carriage House. The event kicks off the holiday season and features interesting vendors and crafters in the Carriage House and Manor House, a bake sale, and holiday themed shopping in the Cottage. The Manor House features live music in front of the huge fireplace, a model train room, and several rooms displaying memorabilia from Lusscroft’s fascinating history. Visitors particularly enjoy taking photos on the spectacular three story spiral staircase, and exploring the many rooms of this historic home. There is a $5.00 admission fee for adults to the Manor House for restoration efforts.

The 2024 date is Saturday, November 30th. Questions can be emailed to

The photos below were graciously provided by Leah Marie Kirk.

Special Events