The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is happy to announce that another “Date Night” will be offered at Watchung Stable in Mountainside. Due to popular demand, Watchung Stable and Mosaico Restaurant will offer an additional “Date Night” on Sunday, June 5.

“Couples, ages 18 years and up, 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. “You’ll visit Lake Surprise and meander through woods and fields to discover the wealth of wildlife active at dusk in the picturesque Watchung Reservation.” 

Participants must arrive by 3:45 p.m. to sign in. The ride, approximately one hour, will leave at 4:00 p.m. After the ride, couples may want to head over to Mosaico Restaurant for a Northern Italian dinner since each couple will receive a $20 gift certificate, courtesy of Mosaico. 

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

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, to sign up as soon as possible.

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

Any couples wishing to find out space availability, directions to Watchung 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.