Hikers Meet Mountain Bikers in Public Comment at Union County Freeholders Meeting on March 23

March 24, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders regular meeting on March 23rd attracted a large crowd who were there to comment on the county’s plan to allow mountain bikes in Watchung Reservation.

Chairman Bruce Bergen gave a short statement before allowing anyone to speak, indicating that in February 2016, the board had adopted a Trails Master Plan to bring up to seven miles of dual use ...

Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces that its next mobile paper-shredding program for personal documents will be available on Saturday, April 1st in Scotch Plains at Union County Vocational Technical School (1776 Raritan Road).

“Union County’s mobile document-shredding service helps residents fight identity theft by providing a ...

Special Screening of SEED: The Untold Story on Thursday, April 6

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Community Garden and The Scotch Plains Garden Club are sponsoring a special one-night showing of the acclaimed documentary, SEED: The Untold Story, at the Mountainside 10 Theaters (1021 Rte 22, Mountainside) on Thursday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m.

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the ...

Hikers, Mountain Bikers, Neighbors of Watchung Reservation Continue Debate On Adding Bike Trails

ELIZABETH, NJ - Conflict between supporters and opponents of mountain bike trails at the Watchung Reservation continued Thursday, at the regular meeting of the Union County Freeholders.

More than a dozen people spoke about the Watchung Reservation Trails Master Plan during the Public Comment portion of the meeting, which came just two days after about 300 people packed a room at a public ...

VIDEO: Hikers Give Feedback on Mountain Biking in Watchung Reservation at Public Meeting

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The County of Union held a public meeting for input on its Trails Master Plan, which will create new trails and open Watchung Reservation to 13.5 miles for mountain bikers.

The three-hour meeting attracted around 300 people from both sides of the conversation, but it was hikers, runners, wildlife enthusiasts, and neighboring home owners who mostly expressed their concerns ...

Upcoming “Trailside Talks” in March at Trailside Nature and Science Center

UNION COUNTY, NJ --  A series of Trailside Talks and a Teacher Training Workshop for adults will be part of as part of the winter educational programs at the Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside. A new online registration system designed to make access to County Parks and Recreation services easy and convenient has been adopted.  Register online at ...

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