First Day Hike through Mapleton Preserve on Jan. 1

Eric Sucar
Guests make their way to the next activity during the Fall Forestry Festival held at the Forest Resource Education Center in Jackson on October 6. The festival featured over 40 nature themed exhibits, hikes, programs, and activities for all ages.

The Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands will hold the annual First Day Hike from noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 1 beginning and ending at the Mapleton Preserve/D&R Canal State Park Headquarters, 145 Mapleton Road, Kingston section of South Brunwick.

The 1.5-mile loop hike through the Mapleton Preserve is free and welcome to all.

For more information, visit or call 609-683-0483.