FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Looking for something to do this weekend? Want to try some sweet treats at an ice cream social? How about taking a hike or scenic bike ride?

Well, you can do all that and more right here in town.

Check out TAPinto Franklin Township’s roundup of some of the best things to do close to home.  

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Friday, Aug. 11

The Learning Experience® of Somerset Ice Cream Social

You're Invited to enjoy some chilly treats and scrumptious sweets at The Learning Experience® of Somerset!

Come out for complementary - Frozen Treats, Arts & Crafts, Face Painting, Special Guest, and Snacks

Saturday, Aug. 10

Township of Franklin 

Explore wilderness right in the heart of Franklin Township! 

The Township’s open space program will, for the 13th consecutive year, sponsor guided nature walks on Township open space parcels. The walks are free to the public.  The walks are along easy terrain and are great for kids. 

Bring binoculars, if you have them, and waterproof footwear. 

Franklin Township’s Farmers Market (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

The Franklin Township Community Farmers Market supports Franklin Township agriculture and NJ agriculture. Visitors are encouraged to ask farmers about their local farms and specialty vendors about where in New Jersey they source the ingredients for their products. 

Click here for an updated Vendor List and weekly seasonal fruit and vegetable offers

Sunday, Aug. 11

Township of Franklin 

Walk & Roll South-Canal Road

Take your feet to the streets!

Enjoy the day with family and friends along the scenic D&R Canal from the Griggstown Causeway to Route 518.

The road will be closed (local traffic permitted (10MPH), click here for more details. 

More things to do close to home…

Weekend Fun Family Events

Somerset County 4H Fair Celebrates 70th Anniversary Aug. 9-11

YESTERcades Hosts All-Day Fundraiser for Somerville PBA

Top Ten Things to do in Somerset County: 

Weekend Top 10: 8.11 - 8.13

1. Somerset County 4-H Fair, North Branch Park

2. Farm Tours, The Farm at Naritar

3. Neil Sedaka, State Theatre New Jersey

4. The Brightly Colored Monarch, Duke Farms

5. Laser Beatles, RVCC Planetarium

6. Watermelon Festival, Norz Hill Farm & Market

7. Art Show & Sale, Blackwells Mills Canal House

8. Butterflies & Birds, Griggstown Native Grassland Preserve

9. Summer StoryWalk at Hawk Rise Sanctuary, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

10. Starlit Cinema, Downtown Somerville

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