TODAY! Touch-a-Truck & Wild Earth Fest Day at Watchung Reservation – Children Age 6 & Under are FREE

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Which child doesn’t run to the window at the sound of a firetruck siren?
Or crane their necks to see the tractors as you pass a construction site?
It’s a simple fact of life – Kids LOVE trucks!
This Sunday, April 29th, give your kids a chance to climb up on some of their favorite construction vehicles,
police cars, fire trucks and more, at the Watchung Reservation Touch-A-Truck Event!
We’ve previously written about this great park here:

Here’s the details:


Sunday, April 29th • 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Youngsters can climb aboard dump trucks, bulldozers, police cars, HAZMAT response units, and “The Bear” used by Union County SWAT team in serious emergencies.

$5/person & children aged 6 & under are FREE which includes Wild Earth Fest (read about that below)


Please contact the Parks & Recreation Reservation Desk for more information 908-527-4900 (Elizabeth) or 908-654-9805 (Westfield)

BONUS!! Same day Wild Earth Day Fest event at the Park’s Indoor Nature Center included with your admission!

Wild Earth Fest

Sunday, April 30th
An entertaining family event to celebrate the Earth. Learn ways to become eco-friendly & increase your awareness of wildlife conservation.


(Pay $5 for the Touch-A-Truck event above, optional)

Trailside Nature and Science Center

Please contact Trailside Nature & Science Center at 908-789-3670 or the Parks & Recreation Reservation Desk for more information 908-527-4900 (Elizabeth) or 908-654-9805 (Westfield)

Great Frum TIPS:
1) Go Horseback Riding in this park as well! Click here for details:
2) Bring along the bikes and go bike riding!
3) Who cares what you do? There’s so much to do in this great park, just GO!
4) Check out this cool abandoned village in the same park as well… if you dare!

Name: Watchung Reservation & Trailside Nature Center

Hours: (as of 4-27-17) Daily 12-5

Website for information

GPS Address: 452 New Providence Rd. Mountainside, NJ 07092

(Click address above for directions in Google Maps)

Phone: (908) 789-3670

Located in: Mountainside, NJ – Not too far from anywhere – GREAT option for all year round fun!

Distance from Lakewood: Approx 55 min

Distance from Elizabeth / Highland Park / Edison: Approx 25-30 min

Distance from Passaic / Clifton / Fairlawn / North Bergen / Teaneck / West Orange: Approx 25-30 min

Distance from Monsey / Brooklyn / Queens: 50-60 min (more with traffic).

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Worth traveling an hour for? We’d give this one a resounding YES considering what you get in this awesome park!!

Whatever you choose to do, have fun!

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