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Trail Admission

To help our small private non-profit TNC asks for a nominal admission donation:

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    Non-members: $2/person or $10/family (up to 6 people)

This admission request is in effect between the hours 9:30 am – 4:30 pm daily.
Visitors may bring cash or there are QR codes available for the use of Venmo, PayPal, credit cards, and Apple Pay.

Trail Guidelines

1. Our trails are open for passive recreation only (ex. hiking, walking, running, jogging, and birding).

2. Trails are open to the public daily, one hour after sunrise until one hour prior to sunset.

3. Groups of 10 people or more, are asked to make arrangements with the staff prior to their visit.

4. Please be respectful and keep loud voices and noises to a minimum.

5. Leave No Trace — Carry-In, Carry-Out – Take all trash with you.

Visitors who do not adhere to these policies or TNC rules will be asked to leave.

Trails are open for passive recreation only (ex. hiking, walking, running, jogging, and birding). No pets or bicycles allowed.
Visitors Center houses live animals and small exhibits
Composting restroom is available for all visitors
The picnic table area (located near the upper Yellow Trail) is available for use by families and small groups ONLY. No grills or cooking allowed.

Please note: Especially on weekends, parking areas may fill early. We encourage visitors to try to time their visits to off-peak periods, such as weekdays or early in the day on weekends!

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.

Stay on trails at all times and stay out of streams and ponds (to minimize disturbance to plants & wildlife).
No pets leashed, carried, or otherwise.
Do not release any animals.
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 (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.
No camping, hunting, trapping, or fishing in all areas of the preserve.
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).