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Evening Nature Walks and Meditation at Trailside this Summer

Union County, NJ – Union County’s Watchung Reservation in Mountainside is the perfect setting to enjoy a tranquil evening while participating in an Evening Nature Walk and Guided Meditation Program, offered on four evenings this summer at Trailside Nature & Science Center.  Adults ages 18 and older are invited to join a naturalist and walk the Reservation to experience the sights and sounds of a summer evening, then return to the Trailside Visitor Center for a relaxing guided meditation session.

The program takes place on Wednesdays, July 20 and 27, and August 17 and 24, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.  The fee per program is $12.00 for Union County residents and $15.00 for out-of-county residents. Pre-registration is required. Walk-ins will be accommodated as space permits.

Participants will be treated to a guided tour of the picturesque Watchung Reservation and will practice various meditation techniques designed to promote physical and emotional well being.  Guided visualization meditations will help the students learn methods to relieve the tension and stresses of everyday life.

“The Evening Nature Walk and Guided Meditation program is a unique opportunity for Union County residents to experience the beauty and tranquility of the Watchung Reservation and to gain insight into healthful relaxation techniques,” said Freeholder Daniel P. Sullivan, liaison to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

For information on the Evening Nature Walk and Guided Meditation Program, and on all other programs and events at Trailside, call 908-789-3670 or visit

Trailside Nature & Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Union County’s Trailside Nature & Science Center offers a relaxing Evening Nature Walk and Guided Meditation Program for adults ages 18 and up at the Watchung Reservation in Mountainside this summer. For more information call 908-789-3670 or visit

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