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Fall into autumn this weekend by volunteering, exercising, hiking, or learning about nature. Check out these activities around parks for Friday, September 23, to Sunday, September 25.

Trees with text: National Public Lands Day.

Volunteer

National Public Lands Day is this weekend. Celebrate by volunteer for a park cleanup, trail maintenance, or Weed Warrior event, or enjoying a program on Saturday, September 24, or Sunday, September 25.

Close up of feet with hiking boots. The hiker--and others in front--are on a natural surface trail with leaves on the ground.

Hike

Trek into Oktoberfest at Parks Ale Trail on Saturday, September 24, 11 am to 3 pm. Hike Lake Needwood Trails then enjoy a cold local brew and lunch at two beer gardens. Free admission!

Two adults sit cross-legged on the floor. Their eyes are closed, and their hands rest on their knees. The two are in a resting yoga position. Calm

Find your center in the beauty of Brookside Gardens on Saturday, September 24. Adults can relax during Yoga at Brookside Gardens at 9:30 am. Parents can join their kids—ages three to seven—for Yoga Sprouts at 10:30 am.

Bald eagle with mouth open

Engage

Visitors of all ages can connect with nature in the parks this weekend.

Young ones ages six months to three years will enjoy Play Day at Germantown Town Center Urban Park on Friday, September 23, 11 am to 12 pm.

Learn about birds of prey at Meadowside Nature Center’s Raptor Caretaker Chats, on Saturday, September 24, at 12 pm.

Finally, children ages three to seven will enjoy a tale and activity during Nature Story Time at Brookside Nature Center on Sunday, September 25, 3:30 pm.

For these and other programs, events, and activities, visit our calendar of events or “Things to Do” on our website.

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Last Updated: September 22, 2022