Ecotourism in the Meadowlands NJ

Ecotourism in the Meadowlands NJ

We’ll let you in on a little secret – the Meadowlands Liberty Region, known widely for its sports complex, industry and maze of roadways, is actually teeming with nature that’s accessible to visitors year-round.

Directly across from Manhattan, the region’s natural borders comprise the Hudson River and the Hackensack River, which makes it home to acres of trails, estuaries, and protected marshlands.


Explore the land with guided tours, miles of trails for biking, hiking and walking on dozens of county and state parks.

Explore the water with fishing, boating, canoeing and kayak rides. From March to October, guided pontoon boats reveal fragmites, wetlands, nests and species that you can not see from the mainland.

Explore the sky with special telescope sessions at the Meadowlands Environment Center, or premium birdwatching vantage points.

The Meadowlands region alone has 265 unique species of residential and migratory fowl, 25 of which are NJ’s endangered or threatened species lists. Liberty State Park boasts more than 200 birds and more than 300 plants, many from around the world planted when people arrived at Ellis Island and dropped seeds from their native lands. No where else do so many ecotourism assets exist within such close proximity to such a leading metropolitan area.

So, whether you want to hike, bike, paddle or watch…

Meadowlands Area Events

march 2019

3nov - 27maynov 39:00 ammay 27The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes
16feb - 8sepfeb 169:00 amsep 8The Lion Guard: The Exhibit
20mar7:30 pmBCHS: School of Interpretation & Volunteer Meeting
23mar6:30 pmHackensack Riverkeeper: EarthShare NJ Rocks
24mar1:00 pm- 5:00 pmBCHS: 400th Anniversary Commemorating the First Documented Arrival of Africans in Colonial America
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