ELIZABETH, NJ— From ghoulies and ghosties. And long-leggedy beasties. And things that go bump in the night …

Yes, it is that time of year. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation invite residents young and old to experience a whole village of haunted houses and the ghosts of people who actually lived and died there during the annual Haunted Hayrides at the Deserted Village of Feltville/Glenside Park. The program includes a hayride and walk through a dark forest.

“What better way to celebrate the Halloween season then to walk and ride through the Deserted Village of Feltville/Glenside Park,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen.

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This year’s Haunted Hayrides will take place on Friday evening October 21, Saturday evening, October 22, and Sunday evening, October 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are on sale to Union County residents at $8, and $16 for Non-County residents. Ticket purchases are limited to 8 per person, with no refunds or exchanges. This program is for adults and children, aged 6 and up. No strollers will be allowed.

Tickets can be purchased at three locations: the Union County Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza in Elizabeth, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; Trailside Nature & Science Center, 425 New Providence Road in Mountainside, open daily from noon to 5 p.m.; and the Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Avenue East, in Westfield on Mondays 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., Thursdays 8:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The Deserted Village of Feltville/Glenside Park is located in the Berkeley Heights section of the Watchung Reservation, off of Glenside Avenue, along Cataract Hollow Road.