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Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
443 Van Nostrand Avenue
Englewood NJ, 07631
(201) 567-1265

Hours: Building Hours
Monday through Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Weekends 1:00pm – 5:00pm

The park is open for hiking every day from dawn to dusk.

 

Directions by Car

From New York City:
Cross the George Washington Bridge. Take Route 4. Exit at Jones Road. Proceed North (right) on Jones Road one block to Van Nostrand Avenue. Turn right, travel 1/8 mile up the hill to the Nature Center entrance at the end of the street.

From the West:
Take I-80 East until merging onto I-95 North. Take Exit 71 - Broad Avenue, Leonia/Englewood. Proceed North (right) on Broad Avenue to second traffic light at Van Nostrand Avenue. Turn right and continue up Van Nostrand Ave for a ¼ mile until arriving at the Nature Center entrance at the end of the street.

From the South:
Take the New Jersey Turnpike North (I- 95 North) toward the George Washington Bridge, using local lanes. Take Exit 71 - Broad Avenue, Leonia/Englewood. Proceed North (right) on Broad Avenue to second traffic light at Van Nostrand Avenue. Turn right and continue up Van Nostrand Ave for a ¼ mile until arriving at the Nature Center entrance at the end of the street.

From the North:
Take Palisades Parkway or Route 9W to Exit 1, Palisade Avenue, Englewood. Turn right, continue to the Jones Road intersection and make a left turn. Continue to the second four-way stop and make a left turn onto Van Nostrand Avenue and proceed up the hill to the Nature Center entrance at the end of the street.

Directions by Bus/Train

Buses from Manhattan:
From the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal:

New Jersey Transit Buses # 171, 175, 178, 186
Get off at Route 4 and Jones Road, Englewood. This stop is just a few minutes over the bridge. Go up the steps to Jones Road. Walk left on Jones Road to the Stop sign at Van Nostrand Avenue. Go right on Van Nostrand Avenue. Walk 1/8 mile up the hill to the Nature Center entrance at the end of the street.

From the Port Authority Bus Terminal:

New Jersey Transit Bus #166 (direct)
Get off at Broad Avenue and Van Nostrand Avenue, Englewood. Walk ¼ mile east up the hill on Van Nostrand Avenue to the Nature Center entrance at the end of the street.
Alternate from Port Authority: A train to George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal and follow above directions

Park Rules

Park Rules  To ensure the safety of visitors, as well as the safety and well-being of our wildlife, we ask visitors to obey and respect the following rules:

  • Dogs, bicycles, fires/BBQs and alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all areas of the park.
  • Stay on marked trails.
  • Groups of 10 people or more must apply for a group permit prior to their visit pdfgroup-permit-flatrockbrook.pdf
  • Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the park.
  • Please keep our park clean and beautiful.
  • Dispose of trash in appropriate receptacles near the facilities.
  • Natural materials are not allowed to be removed from the preserve – this includes any wildlife, flowers, plant matter, mushrooms, etc.

 

Thank you for helping to keep Flat Rock Brook Park the gem of the Palisades by obeying our rules.
Enjoy your visit!

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