Union County, NJ — Looking for something haunted to do this Halloween season?

Haunted hayrides in the Deserted Village of Feltville in the Watchung Reservation are available on October 25, 26, and 27, between 6:30 and 9:00 p.m.

During the hayrides, visitors are taken around the 130-acre grounds and the “ghost” of David Felt, who built this former mill town in 1845, will briefly explain the history of the site and introduce characters from its past, telling tales of mystery and tragedy. Visitors will also get the opportunity to take a short walk into the village’s Revolutionary War era cemetery. 

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Rides are scheduled every half-hour from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26, and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 27.  The total experience lasts about one hour. Adults and children age 6 and older are welcome to participate.  Warm clothes and walking shoes are suggested.

Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Trailside Nature & Science Center, located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside. The price of a ticket is $8 for a Union County resident and $16 for out-of-county participants. Ticket purchases are limited to eight per person and are sold for rides at specific times. No refunds or exchanges are permitted.