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Closter - Closter Nature Center

154 Ruckman Road

In 1961 the mayor and council- concerned that unwise developement might erode the future quality of life in the borough- established a committee to study the prospects for a nature center. A public association was incorporated in 1962, to which 80 acres of land was leased from the Borough. Since that time more land has been added, some with the assistance of State and local Green Acres programs. A building for meetings and classes was erected in 1967. In 1985, The Nature Center lease was amended to place additional acres under Nature Center management and to extend the lease for 50 years.


Sheila Chen

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Even though it’s not large, but it is a great place to relax and enjoy the nature.

Nicholas Mrnarevic

Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017
We love the nature center and everyone involved with it. My children consider this place their home away from home!

Liat Herskovitz

Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017
We r here with my kids school. Such a nice place, excellent presentation and kids were super entertained and loved it. Recommended

Ted Ngai

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
very well maintained property with a wide variety of wildlife species. a great place for you and your kids to lean about environmental and ecological stewardship.

Michael Deal

Saturday, Sep. 2, 2017
Good place to take younger children. At least 4 trails and some small animals to look at and learn about. I think a couple of boy scouts were fishing.

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