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Couples Enjoy “Date Night” at Watchung Stable, May 1

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that Watchung Stable and the Mosaico Restaurant are joining together to offer the County’s fifth “Date Night at Watchung Stable” on Sunday, May 1.

“Couples, ages 18 years and older, are invited to go out on a date in a new and exciting way – on horseback!” said Freeholder Daniel P. Sullivan, liaison to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. “Along the trail through the picturesque Watchung Reservation, you’ll visit Lake Surprise and meander through the woods and fields to discover the variety of wildlife active in the late afternoon.”

Trail ride participants must arrive by 3:45 p.m. to sign in. The ride, approximately one hour in duration, will leave at 4:00 p.m. After the ride, couples may want to head over to the Mosaico Restaurant for a Northern Italian dinner since each couple will receive a $20.00 gift certificate courtesy of Mosaico!

No riding experience is necessary; the trail ride will involve a leisurely walk only.

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required, as space is limited. The fee for the Date Night Trail Ride only is $56 per couple for Union County residents and $78 per couple for out-of-county participants. Those wishing to participate should stop by Watchung Stable, 1160 Summit Lane, Mountainside and sign up as soon as possible.

Mosaico Restaurant is located at 1072 Route 22 West in Mountainside (

Any couple wishing to find out about space availability for the trail ride, directions to the Stable or information about other riding programs, please call 908-789-3665. Watchung Stable is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.