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Important Notice: SNOW DAY! Due to the inclement weather TNC facilities will be closed on Tuesday, February 13th and all programs will be cancelled. Staff will be monitoring emails from home.
Who Are We?
Tenafly Nature Center is a non-profit, independent, member-supported nature preserve in Bergen County, New Jersey. Since 1961, TNC has nurtured an appreciation for nature and been a leader in open-space preservation and environmental education for our community and beyond.
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Open seven days a week, year-round. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to visit our trail guidelines to learn more prior to their visit.

Groups of 10+ are asked to contact TNC prior to their visit.

Our Mission & Vision

The stewardship of nearly 400 wooded acres for the purposes of conservation, education, recreation, and community engagement.

A community that feels a strong connection to the natural world and actively partners with us to promote the highest level of biodiversity possible for our natural areas.

Conservation

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 preserve 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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Education
We teach over 26,000 people annually to enjoy and understand the natural world.
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Recreation

We maintain over seven miles of hiking trails for pleasure and exercise. We have many natural areas for birding & wildlife watching, like Pfister’s pond.

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Community
For over 60 years TNC has supported our local commuinty and provided opportunities for its members to build a strong connection to the natural world.
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Our Upcoming Events
Our Seasonal Programs are the perfect way for individual families and adults to enjoy the seasons with TNC!

Sail the Hudson River

Join TNC and ANJEC this summer and enjoy a relaxing sailing trip aboard the historic schooner AJ Meerwald, New Jersey’s official Tall Ship!

Departing from the Alpine Boat Basin, each themed sail will let participants experience the beauty of the river while enjoying NJ’s history, art, music, and, of course, nature! Sign Up Today!

06-22-2024 01:30 PM

Butterfly Feeding

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06-22-2024 02:30 PM

Butterfly Feeding

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06-23-2024 10:00 AM

Forest Defenders

Tenafly Nature Center

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06-23-2024 01:30 PM

Butterfly Feeding

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06-23-2024 02:30 PM

Butterfly Feeding

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Latest News

From a leisurely stroll in a city park to an adventurous hike in the wild, getting out in nature has always been praised for its profound impact on our mental well-being. Recent studies have been..

On March 10th, Tenafly Nature Center supporters gathered for a fundraising experience at TNC’s Legacy Brunch. Held at Brasserie Memere in Closter, TNC honored 27 Life Members who ...

On March 10th, Tenafly Nature Center supporters gathered for a fundraising experience at TNC’s Legacy Brunch. Held at Brasserie Memere in Closter, TNC honored 27 Life Members who ...

As concerns about climate change intensify, many gardeners seek sustainable practices that contribute positively to the environment. Winter sowing, or starting seeds outside ...

We Work With Our Partners
Tenafly Nature Center is thankful for the support of the following partners who are helping to protect and preserve the open space here at TNC through sponsorships, grants, and in kind donations. Please visit their websites by clicking the business logos below and thank them for their partnership with TNC by supporting them.

We teach over 26,000 people annually to enjoy and understand the natural world.

We offer programs for all ages:
  1. Seasonal Programs (Event Calendar)
  2. Trips (Sail the Hudson River)
  3. Forest School
  4. Nature Day Camps
We also offer programs for:
  1. Field Trips (at TNC)
  2. TNC to Go (at your location)
  3. Gifted & Talented
  4. Afterschool Enrichment (at your location)
  5. Teacher Professional Development
  6. Homeschool (at TNC)
  7. Scouts
  8. Birthday Parties

Maintaining over seven miles of hiking trails for exercise and enjoyment, Tenafly Nature Center has so much to offer visitors! Whether it's your first or one of many returns, visitors can spend all day or just a few hours exploring within the many natural areas throughout our preserve.

For over 60 years TNC has supported our local commuinty and provided opportunities for its members to build a strong connection to the natural world.

Participate in one of our seasonal community events:
  1. Nature Day
  2. Trash-a-thon
  3. Haunted Forest
Enjoy one of our passive outdoor exhibits:
  1. Butterfly House (Seasonal)
  2. Bellflower Faerie Trail
  3. Explore-a-bag Backpack
Support this community resource and ensure its future success:
  1. Support our Annual Fundraiser
  2. Become a member
  3. Volunteer

 

Start your nature-filled journey with TNC today.

Become a member today!