Happy Earth Day!
Last Saturday was a perfect Spring day so we decided to head out to Lyndhurst to visit DeKorte Park in the Meadowlands Environment Center.
Run by Ramapo College of NJ, this one-square-mile of park inside the 30.4 square mile Meadowlands District is the perfect amount of space to explore what our New Jersey wetlands look like without overwhelming you. There has been some damage from Hurricane Sandy that they are still in the progress of fixing but the main circular path around a lake and next to tidal mudflats is open for hiking, photographers and birders.
The tree swallows were out in force last Saturday and we got up close and personal with one of them. There were even warning signs around the trail telling us to be careful of them. They are staging a comeback in numbers and they were certainly plentiful last weekend.
In the DeKorte Park area, there’s also an observatory and the business offices of the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission. It’s a little off the beaten path and the road to it is riddled with potholes. But hey, there’s potholes all over this Spring, right?
Celebrate Earth Day today or just go any other day. It’s well worth the trip! Also remember to look for the brochure stand behind the main building by the mudflats. There are lots of great programs they hold for kids and adults. We’re excited about going on some of the river tours with them!
Enjoy the photo gallery below from our visit:
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