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David A. Steinberg to Discuss His Adventure Book, “Hiking the Road to Ruins,” at Trailside, June 9

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Community Renewal are pleased to announce another intriguing and informative lecture at Trailside Nature & Science Center in Mountainside. David A. Steinberg, author of the guidebook, “Hiking the Road to Ruins,” will discuss his book and inspire the audience to hit the trail in search of adventure.

“This lecture will certainly offer the audience a unique opportunity to learn how to find some fascinating hidden sites and ruins located in Union County’s Watchung Reservation and throughout New Jersey,” said Freeholder Daniel P. Sullivan, liaison to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. “It is sure to be an informative and fascinating presentation.”

The lecture is being offered for adults ages 18 and older on Thursday, June 9, from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., as part of Trailside’s Adult Workshop Series. Pre-registration is preferred; walk-ins will be accommodated as space permits. The fee for the lecture is $8 per person for Union County residents and $10 per person for out-of-county residents.

Sharing years of exploration which are documented in his book, Mr. Steinberg offers a slide presentation and lecture highlighting his search for ruins and abandoned historic sites. After this enlightening lecture, the audience will want to explore the trails of the Watchung Reservation on hikes to unique areas including the Deserted Village of Feltville, two abandoned quarries, two mill ruins, a copper mine, the Magic Forest, a historic cemetery and a former Nike Missile site.

Audience members will have an opportunity to ask the author questions regarding his travels and recommendations of local sites to explore. Books will be available for sale and signing.

To register for this lecture, or for information on any other programs or upcoming events at Trailside, call 908-789-3670 or visit us at Trailside Nature & Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road (at Coles Avenue) in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.