Richard W. DeKorte Park Short Loop

DeKorte Park (Richard W. DeKorte Park)

Marsh Discovery Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin Marsh Discovery Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike traverses boardwalks and dikes through salt marsh wetlands and climbs a landscaped hill - a former landfill - to reach a expansive overlook.

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From the Environment Center, follow the brick-paved Shorewalk that heads northeast along the shore of the Kingsland Impoundment (shown on the park trail guide as the Shorebird Pool West). To the right, there are excellent views of the New York City skyline.

In 900 feet, the Marsh Discovery Trail begins on the right (a short distance north of the security booth at the entrance). Turn...

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Trip Reports

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November 26, 2013
Marsh Discovery Trail
The Marsh Discovery Trail was still closed on November 25, 2013 when I spent an hour in the visitor's center and three hours walking on the various trails in and near the park. Still well worth a visit, and enough of the Marsh Discovery Trail on the east side is open to give a walker a good feeling of how the entire trail must be.  
Bob Ross
May 24, 2010
Marsh Discovery Trail temporarily closed
The Marsh Discovery Trail, which is part of the described hike, is temporarily closed due to repairs. It should be reopend soon, but the NJMC does not know when exactly. Other trails around the park are open and still interesting to take a look at.
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