It's a prime fall weekend, and time to put on your walking shoes.
You can walk around the Great Swamp and take your dog for a walk at the Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge — or walk around Bernardsville on Friday night's monthly ArtWalk.
There's a Habitat for Humanity fundraising walk and 5K run in Bridgewater — and then a "crawl" for charity at The Famished Frog in Morristown.
So get moving, and head out for some fun this weekend.
When/Where: Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Lord Stirling's former estate near the 190 Lord Stirling Road, in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Learn about the area's rich Revolutionary War history and have fun watching authentic exhibits on military campaigns, crafts and chatting with historic figures. Refreshments sold.
Cost: Requested donation for $4.
Great Swamp Walk
When/Where: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge visitor center, 32 Pleasant Plains Road, Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Join New Jersey Conservation Foundation for the annual Great Swamp Walk — a celebration of the magnificent wetlands, woods, and meadows where the Foundation got its start more than 50 years ago. Dr. Emile DeVito, staff biologist for New Jersey Conservation Foundation, and Blaine Rothauser, conservation biologist and nature photographer, will lead the hike through a limited-access section of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.
Cost: Free, space is limited and advance reservations are required. Register online at http://donate.njconservation.org/registration or by contacting Carol Banhart at 908-234-1225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dog Walks at Lord Stirling Stable
When/Where: Morning hours resume for The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable's popular Saturday dog walks starting in September. The weekly event will be held at 10:30 a.m. with check-in at 10:15 a.m. at Lord Stirling Stable at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: This is the only chance to enjoy the beautiful trails of Lord Stirling Stable on foot — along with your best friend. Guided walks last for approximately one hour.
Cost: Registration is $3 per leashed pet. For more information, contact Martha at 973-635-8672.
Bernardsville Farmers Market
When/Where: Saturdays, through the season, at the train station off Mine Brook Road just south of Olcott Square in Bernardsville.
Why Go: Because you can get the bounty of the season, fresh as can be, as well as gourmet goodies. (Hey, this is the Somerset Hills!)
Cost: Free admission, cost of purchases.
Friday Night ArtWalk
When/Where: Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at art galleries and locations in downtown Bernardsville, sponsored by the Bernardsville Chamber of Commerce.
Why Go: It's a fun evening, with refreshments and even wine tastings at many of the stops, and enjoy local art while chatting with other art lovers and meeting neighbors.
Cost: Free, unless you purchase something
Grand Reopening Wallflowers Gallery
When/Where: Friday at 6 p.m. at the Wallflowers Gallery on Mill Street in Bernardsville.
Why Go: Because the gallery is reopening with an exhibit from artist Laurie Kalb, of Morristown.
BSC Tackling Breast Cancer
When/Where: Friday at 7 p.m. at the Branchburg Sports Complex on Readington Road.
Why Go: Because it’s an opportunity to watch the staff of the Branchburg Sports Complex take on the Branchburg Police Department, while also collecting donations for the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge for cancer patients.
Bradley Gardens $1-2-3 Clothing and Bargain Bike Sale
When/Where: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bradley Gardens Primary School on Pine Street.
Why Go: Because it’s a chance to support the Bradley Gardens School PTO, while also getting some great deals on shorts, sweaters, shirts, pajamas and much more, all donated locally.
Cost: Free, except for the cost of what you buy.
Estate Planning Seminar
When/Where: Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Bridgewater Marriott on Commons Way.
Why Go: Because it’s a good opportunity to learn about wills and living trusts, and how your assets can pass on to your family.
MCC Fall Festival
When/Where: Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Martinsville Community Center on Washington Valley Road.
Why Go: The center is celebrating its facility with the second annual Fall Festival, with food, children’s games, pumpkin painting and so much more.
Habitat 5K Home Run & 1 Mile Fun Walk
When/Where: Sunday at 9:30 p.m. at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater.
Why Go: Because Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity is hosting its fourth annual 5K race and one-mile fun walk to meet fellow runners and support the organization.
Car wash for Local EMS
When/Where: Sunday at 11 a.m. at Bridgewater-Raritan High School on Garretson Road.
Why Go: Because high school students will be raising money for local emergency medical services through a local car wash.
Cost: Free, although donations are appreciated.
Dicey Riley Concert to Benefit Africa Surgery
When/Where: Friday, 8 p.m. at Church of the Assumption, Morristown
Why Go: You like Irish music, benefits and overall good times.
Cost: $10 suggested donation
Steampunk at Historic Speedwell
When/Where: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m., Historic Speedwell Village, Morristown
Why Go: You love the "steampunk" scene and love supporting this historic site.
Cost: $5 to $12
Crawl for a Cause
When/Where: Saturday starting at 3 p.m. from The Famished Frog, Morristown
Why Go: You want to "crawl" to benefit the Morristown Community Soup Kitchen.
Cost: $20 pre-registered, $25 at the door
Come Fly With Me: Visit Ancient and Modern Egypt
When/Where: Sunday, 2 p.m. at Morristown and Morris Township Library
Why Go: You'd like to enjoy a virtual trip on a Sunday afternoon
Mercury Rising - The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey
When/Where: Sunday, 3 p.m. at The College of Saint Elizabeth
Why Go: You'd like a classical conclusion to your weekend.
Cost: $5 to $35
Jars of Clay
When/Where: Sunday, 7 p.m. at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown
Why Go: We hope it's because you like the band (see our preview here)!
Cost: $27 to $57