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Trail Rules & Information

Please respect the wildlife and their homes. Take only pictures...and leave nothing.

Tenafly Nature Center is governed by a lease agreement with the Borough of Tenafly. This agreement contains rules and regulations concerning the use of the property by visitors to the preserve. As a guest in a nature preserve, we ask that you respect these rules to keep TNC a safe, clean, natural, and pleasant place to visit. Please ensure any other people in your group or family, including children, understand them as well.

No pets leashed, carried, or otherwise.
Do not release any animals.
Stay on trails at all times and stay out of streams and ponds (to minimize disturbance to plants & wildlife).
No fires (without staff oversight).

Smoking and/or the carrying of a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe or other combustible substance, in any manner or any form, including vapor from an electronic smoking device, is prohibited at all times in all areas of the park.

No bicycles, strollers (or any vehicles) beyond the parking area. Trails are for foot traffic only.
    No littering please.

      Do not disturb, collect or remove ANYTHING including wildlife, plant matter (flowers, leaves, acorns, sticks), mushrooms, soil or rocks.

      Do not feed, bait, or provide access to food to any wild animal or waterfowl. Please see our Q&A on feeding wildlife for more information.


      Camping, hunting, trapping, or fishing is prohibited in all areas of the park.

      Picnicking is permitted only at the picnic tables near and around the pavilion.

      Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited, except for events held at Education Center with the permission of the Nature Center board.
      Personal photography is welcomed, but professional photography and filming may require a permit (view the policy for professional photograph and filming).


      Any rule violations brought to our attention would be greatly appreciated. 
      Thank you and enjoy your visit!

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