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Tenafly Nature Center
From US 9W in Tenafly, proceed west on East Clinton Avenue. In 1.7 miles, turn right at the traffic light onto Engle Street, then turn right at the next "T" intersection and follow Hudson Avenue uphill to its end at the nature center. GPS Coordinates: 40.924646, -73.944972 [313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly, NJ 07670]
Rockland Coaches bus routes #9A and #9W leave from the George Washington Bridge Bus Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 41st Street. The nearest bus stops are on US 9W, at the entrance to the Greenbrook Sanctuary and at Montammy Drive. A short connecting trail leads into the nature center property opposite the entrance to the Greenbrook Sanctuary, but hikers unfamiliar with the trails may wish to get off at Montammy Drive, follow US 9W south to Hudson Avenue [a gravel woods road], and proceed west on Hudson Avenue to the nature center building.
See the Web Map link displaying 3 bus stops along 9W.
A pond, visitor center, and seven plus miles of trails surrounded by woodlands and wetlands.
The nature center encompasses a tight network of eleven bazed trails, most under a mile and none over two miles, but still totaling about seven miles. There are several opportunities for loop hikes. Near the southern boundary is Haring Rock, a huge glacial erratic seen east of its namesake traill with an orange blaze. Use the Web Map link on this site to view a trail map.
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The Tenafly Nature Center, founded in 1961, manages a 52-acre parcel of land as well as the adjacent 330-acre Lost Brook Preserve. The preserve includes second-growth woodland and wetlands, with the attractive three-acre Pfister's Pond in the northwest corner near the visitor center.