Tenafly Nature Center, Tenafly

#55 of 78 in Wildlife in New Jersey
Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
The Tenafly Nature Center is a non-profit member-supported nature preserve. Its mission is the stewardship of nearly 400 wooded acres for the purposes of conservation, education and recreation. It is located at 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly, New Jersey, in Bergen County. It sits on top of the Palisades, a rock formation in northeastern New Jersey overlooking the Hudson River. Within this natural tract are more than seven miles of trails, several streams, and Pfister's Pond. There is also a visitors' center with live animals, nature exhibits and a library for members. A Butterfly and Pollinator Garden showcases pollinator-attracting flowering plants.

The forest is predominantly upland oak, with other deciduous trees and shrubs. In the spring, native wildflowers can be seen, such as trout lily; mayapple; spring beauty; and common blue violet, New Jersey’s state flower. Green frogs, bullfrogs, painted turtles, garter snakes and many species of migratory and native birds can be seen at the pond.

Programs available to the public include guided hikes, making maple sugar, bird walks, and making apple cider. Tenafly Nature Center run's school programs for K-12 as well as summer and vacation camps, scout programs, birthday parties.
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  • I've known of this place for a years and have always wanted to visit but timing never worked out. I was finally able to make a trip with my son over the weekend. We arrived later in the day (4pm) on.....  more »
  • My girlfriend and I decided to try this Nature Center for its proximity to our home. Although the humidity was a bit high, and the temperature warmer than on previous days, we were thrilled that we...  more »
  • Had a great time on the Full Moon hike with a bunch of friends on Friday, April 19th. Our leader Jill was all Millennial adorable with fun facts about the Pink Moon and interesting info about the foliage. The hike was more of a walk - easy and accessible to different ages and abilities. There is a very cool Victorian mansion in the middle of the woods. It was a nice experience and I will keep an eye out for activities in the future or to just go for a walk in the woods.
  • This place is nice slice of nature embedded in the town. There are a nice variety of trails to walk along with different difficulty ratings. There is also a small butterfly house where you can do go and feed butterflies. A great place for a day trip. The parking area is not large so arrive early to get a space.

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