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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.


Laura Tango

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Excelent tour! The guides did and excellent job explaining to kids about nature and animals. The owner very charismatic and fun for kids.

Jay L

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Great place to bring kids to teach them about nature. Bring a line with a hook and a worm and they are guaranteed to catch a fish

Sheila Chen

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

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

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!

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