The Fulper Family Farmstead's journey started in 1909 when Mary Fulper brought one cow with her to a patch of land in New Jersey and started growing vegetables with her family. Over time, her family grew and so did their business. Throughout the next century, they developed their farm, growing tomatoes for Campbell's Soup, building a state-of-the-art milking parlor for their 80 cows, and installing solar energy and soil conservation methods.
Today, you can visit the farm that is still thriving under the gentle guidance of the fifth generation of Fulpers. Explore the farm facilities to see the milking parlor and newborn calf barn up close, or learn about sustainable farming from the compost barn and solar energy system. Visitors can even follow in the farmers' footsteps by making their own butter, ice cream, or milk paint. Farm activities also get kids out in nature with hayrides, an obstacle course, and scavenger hunts.
The Watershed Butterfly Festival, presented by the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, will teach families about their local environment. Kids can get face to antennae with butterflies and other insects at the brand new butterfly house, and families can explore nature on hayrides, walks, and at the festival's interactive enviro-zones. After learning all about a butterfly's lifecycle and rambling along on a trail, guests can take in the fest's much anticipated butterfly and bug parade where costumes are encouraged. Other entertainment will include classic rock from The Dadz. Food and art will be available from local artisans, and tethered balloon rides will be available for purchase.
It puts a whole new spin on the phrase "race around the world." At the Global Energy 10K & 3K, thousands of runners, walkers, and joggers in 22 cities and 19 countries all across the globe trace their own paths for a positive purpose. It's all part of Grupo Bimbo's healthy-lifestyle initiative, designed to inspire people of all fitness levels to get up, get out, and get running.
Image 2000 isn’t kidding around with its goal to have the best programs for women's fitness. A tour of the gym reveals an advanced cardio fitness room where each machine has its own LCD TV, a huge calendar of aerobics classes taught by professionals, and a diverse selection of classes ranging from Pilates and yoga to Zumba and free-weight sessions. An onsite kids’ area is equipped with video games and entertainment to occupy little minds while their parents work out.
For clients who need a break after a workout, Image 2000's spa has a menu of relaxing massages, soothing facials, and professional makeup services to make faces look as toned as quads and vestigial underbiceps.
Destination Backcountry Adventures’ licensed guides help civilians explore the wilderness, providing remedies to nature deficit disorder with expeditions into the Catskill and Adirondack Mountain preserves or all experience levels. The guides lead adventurers through landscapes
and waterfalls legally protected for more than a century, and along the way, they enlighten hikers with facts about the area’s natural history and ecology, and in some cases, the opportunity to pick wild berries. Tours are dog-friendly. All levels of nature enthusiasts from novice to expert, can challenge themselves with activity options such as hiking, backpacking, back country yoga, and many more activities for both single- and multi-day adventures in the authentic, challenging wilderness. Visitors can opt for single-day excursions, on which they summit a Catskills peak, or multi-night trips, during which they trek to higher peaks and spend the nights sleeping amid a tranquil forest. On all outings, hikers nosh on gourmet fare such as cheese and sausage plates and upscale trail mix, rather than the original trail mix, assorted gravel. The center also hosts in-store classes, workshops, and more to provide its future adventurers with all the tools necessary for an exciting expedition.
A night spent dancing to a DJ at the club burns calories and works up a sweat, so why not put the dance floor on a 5K course? That's exactly what Night Nation Run has done—participants run, walk, or dance their way through a race course illuminated by interactive light shows and pumping with electronic dance music from live DJs. After partying through multiple DJ stages, revelers finish at a raucous main-stage after-party. Headliner DJs soundtrack the event on the main stage while participants celebrate crossing the finish line as a member of the Night Nation.