Flat Rock Brook Nature Center


Photo by Daniel Chazin


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Park Overview:

A small, beautiful preserve and nature center situated on the western slope of the Palisades

Trail Uses:Hiking, Handicapped
Dogs:No dogs
Trail Miles:4 miles
Park Acreage:150 acres
Web Map:Trail map
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
Park Description:

Flat Rock Brook Nature Center was established in 1973 to preserve one of the last remnants of the Palisades forest as a natural sanctuary for plant and animal life.  It is available to the public for trail walks, nature study and other passive recreation.

In 2013, a new educational dock overlooking Quarry Pond was completed. Its hexagonal shape provides a better viewing platform for school groups that visit the Nature Center. The Nature Center building (restrooms included) has been renovated and the pond dredged to provide an improved water habitat for wildlife.

Trails Overview:

The park contains a compact network of seven marked trails totaling roughly 4 miles.  For a trail map, showing the possibilities for loop hikes, use the web link above.

Detailed descriptions of hikes in the Nature Center are viewable here



The Nature Center is located at 443 Van Nostrand Avenue, Englewood, NJ 07631 (GPS coordinates: 40.8726959, -73.9666367).  It is accessible from I-95 and NJ 4, and it is close to the George Washington Bridge.

Driving directions are on the Center’s web page (see contact Information below).  Also included is information about bus service from both the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal (8th Avenue & 42nd Street).



Contact Information:Flat Rock Brook Nature Association