Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Avenue
Tenafly, NJ 07670
(201) 568-6093

Places Nearby:
Bergen Museum of Art & Science
New Jersey Children's Museum
Bergen County Zoo
Fort Lee Historic Park
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The 65-acre Tenafly Nature Center adjoins the Borough's Lost Brook Preserve. The Association acts a a steward to over 316 acres of the combined 378-acre tract. Within this natural area are more than six miles of trails, streams, and Pfister's Pond, abundant with wildlife. Maintained mostly by volunteers, the Center is a place to relax and study the flora and fauna who call these habitats "home."

Tenafly Nature Center is an important migrator flyway. Birders and photographers will love the countless species of birds that live here or pass through, some stopping to nest. Spring is best for this activity, as the birds are more active. Fall migration begins in mid-August.

For those who just like to stroll through the woods, the Center is a place of subtle beauty, unique in its proximity to a busy metropolis.

The Nature Center Building features interpretive displays and serves as an indoor classroom that is the hub of the many activities and programs offered to the public. Individuals and families are encouraged to become members for a nominal fee. A Calendar of Events can be had for a phone call.

School Programs have a TNC Educator lead your group in an exploration of the wonders of the natural world. Hands-on learning and close observations with live animals and/or artifacts from TNC's 380-acre living museum bring classroom concepts to life. Programs are designed for students in Pre-K through High School and can be altered to reinforce an individual teacher's curriculum. Most of the programs are designed to be taught at TNC, however several of them can also be delivered at schools or other location as Outreach. These include topics such as Owls, Endangered Species, and Reptiles and Amphibians.

Programs are also avaialble for other organized groups such as scouts, birthday parties, etc.

Hours: Trails open daily from dawn to dusk. Center open Weekdays, 9am - 5pm and Weekends 11am - 4pm. The Redfield Building and Education Pavilion may be closed to the public during major holidays and programs. If in doubt, call. Programs can be scheduled seven days a week between 9am and 9pm.

Admission: FREE. Donations accepted.

Groups: School Programs: Roughly $125 - $225 for Fieldtrip Programs, depending on length of program. Call for additional information and for prices of Outreach and other programs.

Group Reservations: For programs call at least 4 weeks ahead. Groups wanting to visit without doing a program should also make reservations.

Lunch: Picnic area available.

Handicapped Access: Not accessible.

Directions: From NYC: George Washington Bridge. Immediately after crossing the bridge bear right to Lemoine Avenue exit. After exiting turn right, go to Lemoine Avenue and turn left (north). This becomes Rt. 9W. Proceed to East Clinton Ave. (sign says "Tenafly" just before reaching Clinton) and turn left. At next light turn right onto Engle St., and right at stop sign onto Hudson Ave. About 15 minutes from the George Washington Bridge.

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