Spectators Welcome at Hunter Pace Challenge Hosted by Lord Stirling Stable

October 13, 2017

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable and the Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable will host the 2017 Hunter Pace Challenge, part of the NJ State 4-H Horse Program Pace series, on Sunday, Oct. 22.

The first team will take the course at 9 a.m. with the last team leaving the gate at 1 p.m.

The final scheduled competition is the SCPC “Stuff the ...

It's Prime Time To Watch Birds of Prey Migrate Above Somerset County


BRIDGEWATER, NJ - From now through November, residents are invited to venture to the Washington Valley Park Hawk Watch Area, off Vosseller Avenue at the end of Miller Lane in the Martinsville section to experience the migration of raptors on their annual journey south.

The area is host to hundreds of hawk watchers from all over the northeastern United States who gather to witness the ...

Do Not Feed the Geese

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Among the many advantages to living in Somerset County is a remarkable combination of urban and suburban environments.

Somerset County residents enjoy virtually immediate access to major commercial and cultural centers while living in a “green” county with 14,500 acres of peserved open space..

These extensive active and passive recreation areas have created a ...

New Jersey Audubon Takes the Monarch Butterfly Under Its Wing

CAPE MAY, NJ - As summer winds down, birds and retirees aren't the only ones flying south for the winter.

Monarch butterflies — the regal pollinators known for glimmering orange and black wings — are about to embark on an annual journey to Mexico that will span thousands of miles. Along the way, many will pass through New Jersey, drawing tourists to the Cape May area and ...

Antique Farm Tractors Symbolize Hillsborough's Agricultural Heritage

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Kyle Van Nuys stands alongside what could be considered the original off-road vehicle, a 1941 John Deere tractor, the workhorse of American farm fields, from the Great Plains to the Mid-Atlantic states.

The owner of Hillsboro Farm says he fell in love with antique machinery when he was much younger.

On Saturday, Van Nuys invited friends, neighbors, and fellow farmers ...

Hillsborough: Volunteers Needed for Trail Maintenance at Sourland Mountain Preserve

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Rangers and the Volunteer Park Patrol need volunteers to assist with trail maintenance projects Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Sourland Mountain Preserve off East Mountain Road.

With the cooperation of the Jersey Off Road Bicycling Association, (JORBA), Rangers and volunteers have been performing trail maintenance at the Sourland Mountain ...

Bargains Sprout from Farmfield in Hillsborough

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Antiques, household wares, collectibles, artwork, books, and an eclectic variety of imported chairs were scattered about the field at the Hillsboro Farm Market alongside the Van Nuys old farmhouse Saturday afternoon.

Vendors bought their 10x10 space for $10, with proceeds donated to Farmers Against Hunger, a nonprofit organized through the NJ Agricultural Society. Vendors ...

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