Don't miss Turkey Time at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. From10:30 am to 12 pm on Nov. 13, families with children ages 4 to 8 will see turkey feathers and try to make turkey sounds with a “turkey caller.” After a short walk to find what turkeys like to eat, children will create a turkey decoration for their Thanksgiving table. The cost for members is $5 per child and for non-members $7 per child.
Don't miss the Autumn Hike and Wreath Making Workshop from 1 pm to 4 pm on Nov. 20 at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve in Pennginton. Join guest naturalist Tara Miller for a brisk hike on the Reserve to collect greenery, vines and dried flower heads. Then head back to the nature center for creative time – make wreaths and/or ornaments.
This event, which costs $25 per person, is recommended for adults and children 12 and older.
Get some fresh air at the Fall Field Day at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve in Pennginton from 9 am to 3 pm on Nov. 13. Help put the reserve’s trails in order for the winter. Plan to wear sturdy clothes and boots; dress in layers; and bring a bag lunch and water bottle. Tools and work gloves, as well as water and snacks, will be provided. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the day. Registration required. Contact Bay Weber at email@example.com or (609) 737-3735 x21.
Get outdoors for the 15th Annual Turkey Trot (rain or shine) on Nov. 13 at Colonial Park in Franklin. A 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk will start at 9 am and the 5K Turkey Trok begins at 9:30 am. Registration is $20 after Nov. 6; entry fee covers participation in one or both of the races. There will be awards for the top male and female 5K finisher, and the
top 3 male and female 5K finishers in each age group.
See native wild turkeys and other wildlife in their natural habitat on "Turkey Tracks" Trail Ride through the woods and meadows of Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge. The ride will be at the walk and trot, weather and ground conditions permitting from 1 pm to 2 pm on Nov. 21. Registration will be from November 8 to 18 and the cost is $28 for Somerset County residents and $36 for non-residents.