52 Great Things to Do in Union County

UNION COUNTY – From an eye-popping model train display to a lavish 1920s vaudeville house, Union County is full of hidden and not-so-hidden surprises. Now you can explore dozens of them by visiting a new page on the Union County website, “52 Great Things to Do in Union County,” at ucnj.org.

The new page was inspired by a recent magazine article titled “52 Things Every New Jerseyan Must Know.”

“Union County was barely mentioned in the article, and that’s a bit mystifying because we can match practically every one of those 52 things, with the possible exception of whale watching,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella, a resident of Fanwood. “We even have pedal boats.”

Mirabella noted that Union County offers many unique sites and experiences that are difficult if not impossible to find anywhere else in the region, such as a historic Shakespeare Garden, an Olympic-scale public archery range, and the Deserted Village of Feltville.

“We have places to fish, hike, and ride horses,” said Mirabella, “And we are especially happy to match any of New Jersey’s fine private golf clubs with our own public Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth.”

Galloping Hill is now the official headquarters of the New Jersey State Golf Association. In 2016 the organization will hold its prestigious Open at the course, marking the first time in its 91-year history that the event has been located at a public facility.

“I’ve lived in Union County all my life and it never fails to surprise and delight,” said Mirabella. “Our list is just the tip of the iceberg and I’m sure that every Union County resident has their own favorites to add.”

To view “52 Great Things to Do in Union County” online, visit ucnj.org and go to the Green Connection page in the Community link. For general Union County information call toll free, 1-877-424-1234.

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