Families with children of all ages are invited to take part in weekly theme hikes/nature related talks. Programs last about 45 minutes. Dress appropriately for the program and the weather. Meet at the Visitor Center unless otherwise noted. Donations appreciated.
Apr. 7 - Spring Hike – Take advantage of the beauty of spring by hiking one of our nature trails. Along the way look for wildflowers, young leaves, bird nests and baby animals. Meet at the Deserted Village parking lot/Cataract Hollow Road. Shuttle down to the newly renovated Masker’s Barn. 10 AM.
Apr. 14 - Learn to Lead – Discover the preparations, precautions and the do’s and don’ts of hiking. Learn to use a trail map, read trail blazes and lead the group down a marked trail. 10 AM.
Apr. 21 - Watchung Stables Barn Tour – Visit Watchung Stables to learn what horses eat, where they live and how they are cared for. Observe riding lessons and horses turned out for play. Meet at Watchung Stables. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, SPACE IS LIMITED. 10 AM.
Apr. 28 - Backyard Habitats – Discover the components of a successful backyard wildlife habitat. Take a walk to look for animals using near-by wildlife management areas. 10 AM.
For information on any of these programs or special events at Trailside call 908-789-3670 or visit www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature & Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.