Flat Rock Brook Nature Center Flat Rock Brook Trail

Englewood, New Jersey

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Visitors who hike the trails at Flat Rock Brook forget they’re only a few miles from midtown Manhattan. The surrounding woods are so dense that you’re guaranteed shade on the hottest day, and during any season you might spot a deer, raccoon, frog, and on rare occasions catch a glimpse of the secretive red fox. During spring a variety of wildflowers show off their dazzling colors. Walking the boardwalk a mere 0.1 mile affords a closeup look at jewelweed, in bloom from July through the first frost. The boardwalk guides you through the Backyard Habitat for Wildlife, two demonstration gardens of native plants selected to be both ornamental and useful to wildlife. The Gazebo Garden illustrates a particular design for a backyard area, and the Quarry Meadow displays a wide variety of plants available for habitat use.
Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey

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Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey

by Arline Zatz (The Mountaineers Books)

Visitors who hike the trails at Flat Rock Brook forget they’re only a few miles from midtown Manhattan. The surrounding woods are so dense that you’re guaranteed shade on the hottest day, and during any season you might spot a deer, raccoon, frog, and on rare occasions catch a glimpse of the secretive red fox.

During spring a variety of wildflowers show off their dazzling colors. Walking the boardwalk a mere 0.1 mile affords a closeup look at jewelweed, in bloom from July through the first frost. The boardwalk guides you through the Backyard Habitat for Wildlife, two demonstration gardens of native plants selected to be both ornamental and useful to wildlife. The Gazebo Garden illustrates a particular design for a backyard area, and the Quarry Meadow displays a wide variety of plants available for habitat use.

©  Arline Zatz/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Englewood
Distance: 1.25
Elevation Gain: 150 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day Hike
Season: Dawn to dusk
Local Contacts: Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
Topo Map: Flat Rock Brook Nature Center: Flat Rock Brook Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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