Field Trips


Sun                        9/10       Deb DeSalvo                      Family Hike, Van Vleck Gardens, Montclair                             For more info click HERE

Richard W. DeKorte Park

Saturday, September 16, 2017

8:30AM to Noon

A bird walk is scheduled for Saturday morning, September 16th at Richard DeKorte Park. We will meet in the parking lot at 8:30AM. We will finish before noon. The walk will start on the Marsh Trail boardwalk. Complete information about trails and effort can be found on the Richard DeKorte Park website:

In case of inclement weather, an update will be posted on the club website.

OWNER:  New Jersey Meadowlands Commission

DIRECTIONS:  Directions: From Route 3 East follow signs for 17 South Lyndhurst. After the traffic light, cross Route 17 and proceed straight onto Polito Avenue; follow directions below. From Route 3 West follow signs for 17 South Lyndhurst. Merge onto 17 South and follow it as it wraps around. At the traffic light make a Left onto Polito Avenue; follow the directions below. At the end of Polito Avenue, turn Left onto Valley Brook Avenue. After 1.2 miles, cross the railroad tracks, bear Left and enter Richard W. DeKorte Park. Tell the guard at the gate you are there to view wildlife.  

ACCESS AND PARKING:  Open daily from dawn to dusk. Environment Center: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm. Closed for Holidays. The Marsh Discovery Trail is closed when there is a threat of inclement weather. Catch and Release fishing is allowed.

NEAREST PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:  New Jersey Transit Bus Line No.192 Clifton/New York stops weekdays at Chubb Avenue and Valley Brook Avenue. Turn Left onto Valley Brook Avenue and walk to the end where you enter the park. Walking distance is within 1 mile.

Sat                          9/23       Alex Bernzweig                 Mills Reservation & Hawk Watch. Montclair

Sat                          10/21     Alex Bernzweig                 Glenhurst Meadows

Sun                        10/22     Deb DeSalvo                      Adult Hike, Van Vleck Gardens, Montclair

Sun                        10/22     Rick Wright                         Brookdale Park, Bloomfield

Sat                          11/18     Deb DeSalvo                      Adult Hike, Van Vleck Gardens, Montclair

Thu                        11/30     Deb DeSalvo                      Family Hike, Van Vleck Gardens, Montclair

Sat                          1/6         Alex Bernzweig                 Sandy Hook

Sat-Mon              1/13-15 Donna Traylor                    Cape Ann*

Sun                        4/1         Bill Beren                             Liberty State Park, Jersey City

Sat                          5/5         Deb DeSalvo                      Bonzal Refuge, Montclair**

Sat                          5/12       Alex Bernzweig                 Hilltop Reservation, Verona

Tbd                        Jul/Aug Rick Wright                         Mill Creek, Secaucus


*  Weather permitting, Pres Weekend 2/17-19 as a fallback

**Rain Date, Sun, 5/6 ??