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Somerset County Park Commission Hosts 45th "Festival of Trees" for Families

originally published: 12/06/2023

Somerset County Park Commission Hosts 45th "Festival of Trees" for Families

(BASKING RIDGE, NJ) -- The 45th "Festival of Trees" runs until December 28th and is open each day from 9:00am to 4:30pm (it is closed for the holiday weekend on December 22, 24 and 25). The Somerset County Park Commission will be hosting the display at the Environmental Education Center (EEC) at 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ.

The exhibit is a feast for the eyes, featuring multi-theme and multi-room tree exhibits with dazzling decorations. Live holiday music will be presented on weekends by both professional and amateur musicians. The whole family will enjoy this event.

There is a suggested donation of $5 per person. Refreshments will not be available. Groups of people should call ahead to schedule a visit.

For more information about the Festival of Trees and a schedule of performers, contact the EEC at 908-722-1200, ext. 5002, or visit www.somersetcountyparks.org. Individuals with hearing and speech impairment can call the Relay Service at 711.

The Somerset County Park Commission stewards nearly 15,000 acres of county-owned open space, which is visited by two million park users each year. Five golf courses have three driving ranges, a pitch and putt course and a recreational putting course. Other attractions include a riding stable, an environmental education center, two tennis facilities, an outdoor pool, paddle boating, a rock and rare plant garden, an award-winning rose garden, an arboretum, and a sensory and fragrance garden. Six county parks also offer amenities, such as athletic fields, picnic facilities, bike paths, fishing, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, and hiking.



 
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The Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park offers approximately nine miles of hiking trails, programs led by Naturalists, school field trips, fun festivals, nature-themed exhibits, facility and classroom rentals, a resource library, science and conservation research, and more. The EEC’s goal is to improve environmental literacy in Somerset County and beyond.


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