Our Weekend Picks: Insect Festival, Montgomery Fun Fest, & More!

Friday September 8
Explore Lake Mercer with the Mercer County Park Commission this Friday. Park Naturalists invite paddlers 16+ of all skill levels to tour the lake on kayak, checking out turtles, songbirds, lakeside wildflowers, and more. Best part? Kayaks, paddles & life jackets are provided! Register in advance. $25. 9:30am-12pm. Call 609-888-3218

Head to the Hopewell Train Station for good food and live music – it’s Food Truck Friday! Rain or shine, the park will be bustling with local food trucks and tons of fun. 5-9pm. www.hopewellboro-nj.us

Saturday September 9
Bug out with the Master Gardeners of Mercer County at the Annual Insect Festival! Held in Pennington, the festival is an ‘afternoon of bees, butterflies, bugs and birds.’ Puppet shows, crafts, dancing and hay rides give kids an inside look at the natural world around them, while grown ups can join in on expert-led talks and demos. 431A Federal City Road, Pennington. FREE, 10am-1pm. www.mgofmc.org

If you haven’t visited Rockingham estate up in Kingston, Saturday is the perfect day to do it: Washington returns! Once the farm that housed George Washington, the estate is now a park and historic site (you’ve probably passed it traveling between Rocky Hill and Kingston.) On Sunday, to hear George muse on 1783, the war, and his future. FREE, 11-5pm. www.rockingham.net

The moon is up and the bikes are rolling! Mercer County Parks invite the community for a full moon bike ride through the rolling, paved trails at Mercer Meadows. Ride past Rosedale Lake and through the woods on a six mile ride. Starts at 9pm. $10 per rider, register at www.lhtrail.org

Sunday September 10
Find some family-friendly fun at the Princeton Airport this Sunday for Montgomery Fun Fest! The festival features 150+ booths with local businesses, artists, food and more. FREE, 12-5pm. www.montgomeryfunfest.com

The forecast looks like it will be the perfect fall weekend for a walk around Princeton. Join Princeton Tour Company for an afternoon walking tour through the University campus and the downtown, to learn all about Princeton’s history, its role in the Revolutionary War, and its most famous face: Albert Einstein! 1-3pm. www.princetontourcompany.com

ATTENTION ALL TIGER FANS! Single game tickets for the 2017 Princeton Football Schedule are now on sale! Be sure to attend our first home game on September 16th when the Tigers tackle San Diego at 12pm at Princeton Stadium on Powers Field! For more information, please visit www.GoPrincetonTigers.com/tickets #GoTigers #TigerUp

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