BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Environmental Education Center Naturalists will lead a weekly walking group on Sundays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 9-10 a.m. on the trails of the Environmental Education Center at 190 Lord Stirling Road.
Adults seeking an interesting way to enhance their routine workouts will enjoy a brisk walk to improve health and clear the mind along the beautiful trails of Lord Stirling Park. Walkers will maintain a moderate pace for the hour-long walk.
The trails at the EEC include nine and a half miles of relatively flat terrain as they meander through 500 acres of The Great Swamp. Approximately three miles are board walked. The Yellow Trail approaches the Passaic River and the southern perimeter of the park (the Blue and Red trails) is a succession that is slowly changing abandoned farm fields to woodland.
Fee for the five sessions is $25 per person. Registrations and payment may be made on-line at www.somersetcountyparks.org, in-person at the Environmental Education Center, via mail, or by telephone (if using a credit card) at 908-722-1200, ext. 5002.
The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center is nestled within the western portion of the Great Swamp Basin of the Passaic River. The wide variety of habitats provide homes for diverse plant and animal populations in this environmentally sensitive park. All are within walking distance of the multi-faceted building. An environmentally-based library is located within the Center itself..
“The Great Swamp Experience” on the lower level at the EEC features interactive displays, vignettes, taxidermy, and archeological artifacts highlighting the history and ecology of the Great Swamp. The exhibit is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m.-4:30p.m. Admission is free.
The Environmental Education Center is open seven days each week. Call 908-722-1200, ext. 5002 for schedule updates
Dog walking is not permitted on the trails of the EEC
For more information, visit www.somersetcountyparks.org.