Demarest Nature Center

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Demarest Nature Center
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shawndria
New Jersey24 contributions
Walking through all the paths and the new bridges over the creek was great.
Sep 2019
The trails are not well marked if you're trying to use a map. The path walkways are clean and the bridges are new.
Written September 26, 2019
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Christine F
Cresskill, NJ52 contributions
Perfect place to take a walk
Feb 2019 • Friends
Lovely place for a nice walk in any season. The trails are kept in good condition and wildlife is abundant.
Written March 5, 2019
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Kennith J
83 contributions
Quiet, Relaxing Area, Great For Walks With Friends & Dogs
Oct 2018 • Solo
Multiple trails which can be as long as an hour or as short as five minutes. Well kept natural trails through mostly wooded areas with several crossings over the Tenakill Brook and along side it. The brook is stocked annually with trout by the State of NJ. Fishing with State license is permitted.The area is teaming with undisturbed wildlife which changes with the season. In the spring the two meadows are filled with wild flowers.Birds flock to two bird feeders which are replenished with seed by volunteers. The majority of the trails are in marshy woodlands so volunteers have placed wide planks down where an area may be prone to temporary flooding. Many trail bikers utilize the trails which are generally flat. There are benches along the trails where people just rest and take in the natural beauty. There are two areas that have been set aside to form ponds in the winter which are used by area residents for ice skating. The central entrance to the Nature Center is at Wakelee Field where there is parking and a map of the trails that can be used. This is a public nature center and all would be welcomed.
Written October 26, 2018
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karens3boys
Demarest, NJ65 contributions
Small and local
Sep 2016
Small neighborhood nature center with several marked trails. Watch for mud, fallen trees and ticks. Deer may be seen. Borders local playground that is geared to young children.
Written October 17, 2016
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Kathy Z
Dumont, NJ338 contributions
Interesting trails close to home
Sep 2016
The Demarest trails are a great place for a quiet stroll. There is a map at the entrance, off Wakelee Dr past the ball fields. There is also a map online on the nature center's website. Also, you could park on the street behind the high school and enter the paths there.

The Demarest trails also connect with the Closter trails and are well marked and pretty well maintained. There are a few different types of terrains that make it interesting for return visits. I don't get bored with the same walk over and over. I've seen plenty of deer, egrets, ducks and woodchucks. It's fun to try and identify the tracks I find
while walking.
Written October 13, 2016
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Brian C
Mackinac Island, MI373 contributions
Small for quick walks
Aug 2016 • Couples
Close by, flat walking paths.
Homes surround the center.
Summer use bug spray.
Entrance across from NV Demarest High school sports fields
Written August 29, 2016
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robcurtross
New York City, NY14,583 contributions
Pretty town nature center
Aug 2016 • Couples
Several towns in this area of New Jersey have nature centers, and this one is really good for adults and kids.

We walked the Nine Bridges Trail in the northeast section of the center, which has the greatest variety of plants and animals. We were on the lookout for several of the usual residents, including Baltimore Oriole, Northern Mockingbird, Wood Thrush and Cedar Waxwing. Look for Belted Kingfisher, Snowy Egret, Great Blue Heron or even a Wood Duck along the brook.

Snapping turtles also enjoy the brook, and. Box turtles have also been seen here, and if you are lucky enough to spot one, please observe it from at least ten feet away.

We saw the Baltimore Oriole and a snapping turtle, but found peace and quiet which was much more important.
Written August 8, 2016
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DemarestVeterinarian
Demarest, NJ13 contributions
excellent
Sep 2015
excellent for summer activity kids respect to nature free recreation for the entire family..allways with extra activity...
Written September 15, 2015
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Tsiburi
New Jersey51 contributions
Solitude in your back yard
May 2014 • Family
We just love the nature center. It provides a get away into nature. Plenty of birds and deer to see, and sometimes wild turkeys, ducks, and a gray crane. Beautiful trails for small hikes or jog through the woods. We are lucky to have this attraction so close to home.
Written August 26, 2014
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Bob P
Closter, NJ155 contributions
Are You Kidding Me
Jun 2014 • Family
There are enough fields of every type, enough hiking and enough naturall beauty right in this little town. First me kids, now my grandkids, all plaing on the same wonderful expansive paradise.
Written August 3, 2014
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