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Events for Friday November 23, 2018

#OptOutside Event, Mercer County Park Commission

Friday November 23, 2018
9:30 AM

The Mercer County Park Commission is partnering with REI Co-op to host a variety of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in the County’s parks. #OptOutside will take place on Friday, Nov. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Roebling Park, Mercer Meadows and Baldpate Mountain.

Participants this year will have the opportunity to join the Nature Programs for scavenger hunts in either Roebling Park or Mercer Meadows, or a hike to the summit of Baldpate Mountain. Visit the Tulpehaking Nature Center or the new Historic Hunt Barn to pick up your “Choose your Own Adventure Passport” where participants can search for clues through the trails of Roebling Park and Mercer Meadows.

Pick up your passport between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. from either of these locations. Winners of the scavenger hunts will be able to choose from one of three prizes from REI including backpacks and hiking gear. All passports must be returned by 4 p.m. for prize drawing.

The Tulpehaking Nature Center is at 157 Westcott Ave., Hamilton; the Historic Hunt Barn is at 197 Blackwell Road, Pennington. Participants looking for a more challenging adventure can head to Baldpate Mountain for the 5-mile hike challenge, which is designed for adults and older youth. Maps for the course will be available all day at the Fiddlers Creek Parking Lot kiosk. Meet up with volunteer trail guides at 11 a.m. in the Fiddlers Creek parking lot and hike with a group, or take on the challenge with a group of your own. Baldpate Mountain is at 28 Fiddlers Creek Road, Titusville.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, please call (609) 888-3218 or email natureprograms@mercercounty.org. All Mercer County Park systems are open from dawn until dusk. For directions to Roebling Park, Mercer Meadows or Baldpate Mountain, visit www.mercercountyparks.org.

OptOutside Event, Friends of Princeton Open Space

Friday November 23, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

On Friday, November 23, 2018, Friends of Princeton Open Space (FOPOS), a nonprofit devoted to preservation and stewardship of land in Princeton, will host their annual #OptOutside event at the Mountain Lakes House in the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve, 57 Mountain Avenue, Princeton.

OptOutside is a movement to encourage people to spend time in nature rather than crowded stores Black Friday shopping the day after Thanksgiving. The community is invited to the Mountain Lakes House to enjoy nature-themed art activities, live music, cider and snacks from 1:00PM to 3:00PM. Trail maps will be available for walks and hikes before or after the event. All ages are welcome to this free, rain or shine event.

For more information about FOPOS, please visit fopos.org. For those interested in volunteer opportunities or questions about the event or photo contest, please contact info@fopos.org.

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