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TRAILSIDE HAY RIDES & CAMP FIRE FUN – Tickets are on sale for autumn hay rides and fun around the campfire at Trailside Nature & Science Center in Mountainside. These fun-filled family activities include hay rides, folk songs, hot chocolate and marshmallows toasted over the camp fire. Hay ride tickets are available at Trailside Nature and Science Center, 452 New Providence Road, in Mountainside; the Union County Administration Building, Elizabethtown Plaza in Elizabeth; or at the Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Avenue East, in Westfield. Tickets for these popular outings must be purchased in advance – so don’t wait until it’s too late! The cost is $6 for Union County residents and $12 for out-of-county participants for rides on the Friday evenings of Sept. 20; Oct. 4, 11, 18; and on Sunday, Oct. 13. For more information, call Trailside Nature and Science Center at 908-789-3670; or the Union County Department of Parks & Community Renewal at 908-527-4900; or visit the Union County website at


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