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Tenafly Nature Center is a non-profit, independent, member-supported nature preserve located in Bergen County, New Jersey. Since 1961, TNC has nurtured an appreciation for nature, been a leader in open-space preservation and in environmental education for our community and beyond. There is no charge for self-guided visits*.

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We steward nearly 400 acres of forest land and wetland in order to protect, improve, restore, and sustain it as wildlife habitat.
  • We work to preserving and improve the quality of water resources (freshwater biomes) including riparian (streams and rivers) as well as ponds (including small seasonal vernal pools) and wetlands.
  • We strive to maintain the highest biodiversity possible on our land.
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We teach over 26,000 people annually to enjoy and understand the natural world.


    We maintain over seven miles of hiking trails for pleasure and exercise and have many natural areas for birding & wildlife watching, like Pfister's Pond.
    • Turn reading into an adventure as you enjoy our seasonal StoryWalk®.
    • Earn up to 4 patches through our Junior Naturalist program.
    • Cross country ski and snow shoe when trails are covered by snow.
    • *Groups of 10 or more participants may enjoy a self-guided visit with advance notification.
    • Enjoy our seasonal Butterfly House exhibit filled with native butterflies.
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