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Watchung Stable Hosts “Date Night” on Horseback, Oct. 19

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to announce that Watchung Stable and Mosaico Restaurant are joining together to offer Union County’s first “Date Night at Watchung Stable” on Friday, Oct. 19, in Mountainside.

Couples, ages 18 years and older, are invited to go out on a date in a new and exciting way – on horseback! Visit Lake Surprise and meander through the woods and fields to discover the wealth of wildlife active at dusk in the picturesque Watchung Reservation.

Participants must arrive by 6:45 p.m. to sign in. The ride, approximately one hour long, will leave at 7:00 p.m. After the ride, couples may want to head over to Mosaico Restaurant for a Northern Italian dinner. Each couple will receive a $20.00 gift certificate courtesy of Mosaico!

No riding experience is necessary; the ride will involve a leisurely walk. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required, as space is limited. The fee for the Date Night Trail Ride only is $50 per couple for Union County residents and $60 per couple for out-of-county participants.  Those wishing to participate should stop by Watchung Stable, 1160 Summit Lane in Mountainside to sign up as soon as possible.

Mosaico Restaurant is located at 1072 Route 22 West in Mountainside. Couples wishing to find out about space availability, directions to the Stable or information about other riding programs, please call (908) 789-3665 or visit for more information.

Watchung Stable is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.