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Our Mission

Tenafly Nature Center is a non-profit, independent, member-supported nature preserve located in Bergen County, New Jersey. Our mission is to protect nearly 400 wooded acres, all of its inhabitants and teach the next generations to do the same. 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.

Tenafly Nature Center is a sanctuary for human visitors - an island of green where bonds with nature can be renewed. Whether you have an hour or a day, our woods offer a peaceful respite from the rush of daily life. Trails are open 365 days a year. We welcome visitors to take a 10 minute stroll to Pfister's Pond or a 3 hour hike in the woods. You can observe wildlife, go birding, take nature photos, snow-shoe, and much more. Stop in at the Visitor Center for information and up-to-date-trail information. Learn more about us by viewing our fact sheet.

Tenafly Nature Center is open to the public seven days a week, year-round. Visitors are welcome to enjoy a hike along our 7+ miles of trails between dawn and dusk. There is no charge for self-guided visits, but groups of 10 or more participants are asked to contact us in advance.

Our professional educators are available for questions from the community and offer a wide assortment of activities for families, adults, and children of all ages including:

We also offer a wide variety of educational programming intended for groups:

Upcoming events

Saturday, September 20, 2014 • TNC Trails
Thursday, October 02, 2014 3:45 PM • TNC Visitor Center
Thursday, October 02, 2014 3:45 PM • TNC Visitor Center

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