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Hike through history this fall

on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:45

News article from Oct 7. 2014

On Saturday, October 18, you can retrace the steps of the American revolutionary war soldiers who engaged the British in Metuchen on June 26, 1777, and then fought a running battle across what is now Edison and Scotch Plains before retreating to the safety of the Watchung Mountains—through a pass by Seeley’s Pond that would become known as Bloody Gap.

The NJ Freewalkers is sponsoring the Battle of the Short Hills Historic Trail hike.  The hike, part of Union County’s ‘Four Centuries In A Weekend‘ celebration, ends at the Deserted Village in the

Volunteers needed for 'Four Centuries' events

on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:16

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Fanwood will be part of a two-day "Four Centuries" observance coming up later this month. On Saturday, Oct. 18, a trail hike will use Fanwood's historic train station as a rest stop. The next day, the museum located in the station will highlight information marking New Jersey's 350th birthday.

The NJ Freewalkers, in cooperation with Union County Parks, is sponsoring the Battle of the Short Hills Historic Trail hike on Oct.