Saturday, June 3. Rain or shine.
Celebrate National Trails Day by taking a guided nature walk in the Watchung Reservation. Afterwards, volunteer on a trail work project. If you can’t make this scheduled event, visit the Watchung Stable, Trailside Nature & Science Center or hike a trail in any one of Union County’s 35 other parks at your own convenience! For more information about the Union County Park System, go to www.ucnj.org.
8:15-8:30 a.m. CHECK-IN: Check-in at the old museum building and enjoy a continental breakfast including bagels, muffins, juice and coffee for all pre-registered project participants.
8:30-10:00 a.m. RESERVATION RAMBLE: Join a Trailside Nature & Science Center naturalist for a guided hike. Look and listen for birds, check out the Blue Brook, and discover the diversity of plants and animals that live in this scenic 2,143-acre preserve. For: ages 7 years and up (children must be accompanied by an adult).
10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. TRAIL WORK PROJECT: Our trails need your help! We will be working to address trail erosion and to remove invasive vegetation along a hiking trail. Have fun, give back to the trails that give you enjoyment, and learn trail building and maintenance skills!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register
Meet: At the old museum building (building on the left) at the bottom of the hill below Trailside Nature & Science Center’s main parking lot (452 New Providence Road, Mountainside).
Wear: Sturdy boots or sneakers and clothes that can get dirty.
For information about Union County’s 13th Annual Bio-Blitz on June 16 & 17, or the Adopt-A-Park or