Lots of Winter Fun Around the Corner
Winter is just around the corner. Luckily our communities have plenty to keep us entertained on snowy days and frosty nights. Whether you and your family prefer indoor activities or outdoor events, there are a variety of things to do.
For outdoor enthusiasts, a hot spot on cold, snow filled winter days are the nearby open, rolling fields where hills abound such as Duke Island Park in Bridgewater. So get your sleds out of storage and try to find just the perfect spot to launch. As you soar along with the snow swirling around, you’re sure to pass many of your friends and neighbors who are also out for some fresh air fun.
You can also head over to the Green Knoll Golf Course on Garretson Road where they offer Cross Country Skiing daily from 8:00 to 4:00. Bring the family or a friend, and get some exercise while enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Kids in grades 7 -12 from the Bridgewater-Raritan school district can attend Open Gym on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons at two area schools where they can play basketball, board games, and feast on pizza and soda. These activities are scheduled through March, and admission is free. Call Bridgewater Recreation at 908-725-6300 ext. 5300 for more information.
On December 8, at 2:00, plan to be in Raritan for some good old-fashioned holiday fun. The recreation committee is inviting families to gather around the Raritan Borough Hall where they can spend time with a special visitor. Santa is coming to town, and he will be arriving on Main Street in his sleigh, pulled by Rudolph. Of course Mrs. Claus will be there too, along with Frosty the Snowman, and possibly even the Grinch. Some of Santa’s elves will be on hand as well to help out. One by one, the kids can line up to have their pictures taken with Santa in front of his winter house, which will be lavishly decorated and ready for Christmas. After the kids get their goody bags, they and their families will be able to enjoy some free hot cocoa, doughnuts and cookies. Later on in the day, everyone can look forward to the tree lighting, which will take place in front of the borough hall.
Yes, there is a lot to do close to home. So put away the video games, turn off the television, and venture out to have some fun. You’ll be glad you did.