There is so much to do and see in Bergen County NJ!

Bergen County NJ is one of the most attractive areas in the metropolitan area. Bergen is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies, great shopping, sports venues, entertainment, farmslands, parks, and more. You’ll find top-notch schools and colleges, excellent quality of life, and easy commuting to NYC and beyond.

Basic Information

Our Towns
Our School Districts
Our Libraries
Our School Districts

Allendale School District (K–8)
Alpine Public School District (K–8)
Bergen County Technical Schools – County (9–12)
Bergenfield Public Schools (K–12)
Bogota Public Schools (K–12)
Carlstadt Public Schools (K–8)
Carlstadt-East Rutherford Regional School District – Regional (9–12)
Cliffside Park School District (K–12)
Closter Public Schools (K–8)
Cresskill Public Schools (K–12)
Demarest Public Schools (K–8)
Dumont Public Schools (K–12)
East Rutherford School District (K–8)
Edgewater Public Schools (K–12)
Elmwood Park Public Schools (K–12)
Emerson School District (K–12)
Englewood Public School District (K–12)
Englewood Cliffs Public Schools (K–8)
Fair Lawn Public Schools (K–12)
Fairview Public Schools (K–8)
Fort Lee School District (K–12)
Franklin Lakes Public Schools (K–8)
Garfield Public Schools (K–12)
Glen Rock Public Schools (K–12)
Hackensack Public Schools (K–12)
Harrington Park School District (K–8)
Hasbrouck Heights School District (K–12)
Haworth Public Schools (K–8)
Hillsdale Public Schools (K–8)
Ho-Ho-Kus School District (K–8)
Leonia Public Schools (K–12)
Little Ferry Public Schools (K–8)
Lodi Public Schools (K–12)
Lyndhurst School District (K–12)
Mahwah Township Public Schools (K–12)
Maywood Public Schools (K–8)
Midland Park School District (K–12)
Montvale Public Schools (K–8)
Moonachie School District (K–8)
New Milford School District (K–12)
North Arlington School District (K–12)
Northern Highlands Regional High School – Regional (9–12)
Northern Valley Regional High School District – Regional (9–12)
Northvale Public Schools (K–8)
Norwood Public School District (K–8)
Oakland Public Schools (K–8)
Old Tappan Public Schools (K–8)
Oradell Public School District (K–6)
Palisades Park Public School District (K–12)
Paramus Public Schools (K–12)
Park Ridge Public Schools (K–12)
Pascack Valley Regional High School District – Regional (9–12)
Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District – Regional (9–12)
Ramsey Public School District (K–12)
Ridgefield School District (K–12)
Ridgefield Park Public Schools (K–12)
Ridgewood Public Schools (K–12)
River Dell Regional School District – Regional (7–12)
River Edge Elementary School District (K–6)
River Vale Public Schools (K–8)
Rochelle Park School District (K–8)
Rutherford School District (K–12)
Saddle Brook Public Schools (K–12)
Saddle River School District (K–5)
South Hackensack School District (K–8)
Teaneck Public Schools (K–12)
Tenafly Public Schools (K–12)
Upper Saddle River School District (K–8)
Waldwick Public School District (K–12)
Wallington Public Schools (K–12)
Westwood Regional School District – Regional (K–12)
Wood-Ridge School District (K–12)
Woodcliff Lake Public Schools (K–8)
Wyckoff School District (K–8)

Our Libraries

Allendale’s Lee Memorial Library
Bergenfield Public Library
Bloomfield Public Library
Bogota Public Library
Carlstadt’s William E. Dermody Library
Cliffside Park Public Library
Closter Public Library
Cresskill Public Library
Demarest Public Library
Dumont’s Dixon Homestead Library
East Rutherford Memorial Library
Edgewater Public Library
Elmwood Park Public Library
Emerson Public Library
Englewood Public Library
Fair Lawn’s Maurice M. Pine Library
Fairview Public Library
Fort Lee Free Public Library
Franklin Lakes Public Library
Garfield Public Library
Glen Ridge Free Public Library
Glen Rock Public Library
Hackensack’s Johnson Free Public Library
Harrington Park Public Library
The Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights
Haworth Municipal Library
Hawthorne’s Louis Bay 2nd Public Library
Hillsdale Public Library
Ho-Ho-Kus’s Worth-Pinkham Memorial Library
Hoboken Public Library
Leonia Public Library
Little Ferry Public Library
Livingston Public Library
Lodi Memorial Library
Lyndhurst Public Library
Mahwah Public Library
Maplewood Memorial Library
Maplewood Hilton Branch Library
Maywood Public Library
Midland Park Memorial Library
Millburn Free Public Library
Montclair Public Library
Montclair Bellevue Avenue Branch Library
Montvale Public Library
New Milford Public Library
North Arlington Public Library
North Bergen Public Library
North Bergen Kennedy Branch Library
Northvale Public Library
Norwood Public Library
The Nutley Free Public Library
Oakland Public Library
Old Tappan Public Library
Oradell Public Library
Palisades Park Public Library
Paramus Public Library
Paramus Charles E. Reid Branch Library
Park Ridge Public Library
Ramsey Free Public Library
Ridgefield Public Library
Ridgefield Park Public Library
Ridgewood Public Library
River Edge Public Library
River Vale Public Library
Rochelle Park Public Library
Roseland Free Public Library
Rutherford Free Public Library
Saddle Brook Public Library
Secaucus Public Library
Teaneck Public Library
Tenafly Public Library
Upper Saddle River Public Library
Waldwick Public Library
Wallington’s John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
Washington Township Public Library
Weehawken Public Library
West Caldwell Public Library
West Orange Public Library
Westwood Public Library
Wood-Ridge Memorial Library
Wyckoff Public Library

Transportation

Commuter Bus Services
NJ Transit Trains
Ferry
Commuter Bus Services

NJ Transit Bus
(973) 275-5555
Connecting service within New Jersey.
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NJ Transit Trains

NJ TRANSIT Information
(973) 275-5555
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Ferry

NY Waterway
(800-533-3779)
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Parks

Artesian Fields
Belmont Hill County Park
Bergen County Zoo
Borg's Woods Nature Preserve
Camp Glen Gray
Campgaw Mountain Reservation
Dahnert's Lake County Park
Darlington County Park
Hackensack River County Park
J. A. McFaul Environmental Center
Overpeck County Park
Pascack Brook County Park
Riverside County Park
Saddle River County Park
Samuel Nelkin County Park
Van Saun County Park
Wood Dale County Park
Ramapo Valley County Reservation
Artesian Fields

Boulevard and Gilbert Street, Elmwood Park
Amenities Athletic Fields by permit only, softball (1), minor league baseball only (1)
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Belmont Hill County Park

Palisade Avenue, Garfield
From atop Belmont Hill in this county park in Garfield, visitors can see the City of Paterson and miles beyond. No comfort station available – portable toilets only.
Amenities : Playground, Scenic Overlook
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Bergen County Zoo

216 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652
Tel: (201) 262-3771
Fax: (201) 986-1788
The Bergen County Zoo is an accredited member of The Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
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Borg's Woods Nature Preserve

Allen Street, Hackensack
14-acre nature preserve with woodlands and wetlands in our county seat, Hackensack.
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Camp Glen Gray

Overnight campground nestled in the Ramapo Mountains near Mahwah, New Jersey. Open year round, the camp offers a wide selection of cabins, leantos and tent sites. Its large capacity cabins and campsites are particularly attractive for scouts and other youth groups. While camping in the Glen, you can hike trails with scenic overlooks, fish in Lake Vreeland, or simply enjoy nature.
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Campgaw Mountain Reservation

200 Campgaw Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430
(201) 327-3500 (www.skicampgaw.com)
(201) 327-7800 (also for ski area information)
Campgaw Mountain Reservation offers unique opportunities such as archery, disc golf, skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing in a wooded setting. Hiking is available along the marked trails in this 1,373-acre wooded park. Campsites are also available at Campgaw. Camping permits are required and are available at Darlington County Park, Monday- Friday, 9am- 4pm. Fees. Must be 21 years or older. Camp season opens April 1, closes November 30, two-week limit per person per year. No alcoholic beverages permitted. Dogs allowed on 6 FT leash. For further hiking and camping information call (201) 327-3500.
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Dahnert's Lake County Park

Midland Avenue, Garfield
Dahnert’s Lake County Park provides an oasis of recreational activities on 10 acres of land in a busy urban center. Please be advised that only street parking is available.
Amenities: Playground, Picnicking – pavilion with electric (permit needed), Pedestrian pathway, Fishing (NJ State Fishing License Required), Roller Hockey
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Darlington County Park

600 Darlington Avenue, Mahwah
(201) 327-3500
Darlington County Park, with its 178 acres, contains three lakes on its pleasant and convenient location at the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains. Two of these lakes permit swimming, while the third allows fishing. Swimming is available from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weather and conditions permitting. Please check with the park (201) 327-3500 for the early June schedule. Fishing, with proper valid NJ license, is available all year, catch and release rules in effect (ice fishing is not permitted at any time). The park also includes white sand beaches, wooded picnic area (bring your own grill), open lawns, new children’s state-of-the-art playground, tennis and handball courts, and a bird and wildlife observation.
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Hackensack River County Park

Hackensack Avenue, Hackensack
Hackensack River County Park stretches over 28 acres of land along the Hackensack River in the northern section of Hackensack.
Amenities: Pedestrian trails/boardwalk, Wildlife viewing blinds – Currently under redevelopment.
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J. A. McFaul Environmental Center

150 Crescent Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481
(201) 891-5571
The James A. McFaul Environmental Center was founded in 1967. Originally an 81-acre pig farm, the property was purchased in 1962. In 1966, the 2.5-acre waterfowl pond was excavated. The paved drive, animal shelters and parking areas were added soon after. In 1987, the name of the park was changed to the McFaul Wildlife Center in honor of longtime Bergen County Parks executive director, James A. McFaul, who had been instrumental in the development of the site. Then, in 1990, the name was changed to the James A. McFaul Environmental Center to better reflect the park’s programs.
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Overpeck County Park

Leonia, Palisades Park, Ridgefield Park and Teaneck
Bergen County’s largest recreational venue is the New Overpeck County Park covering over 805 acres. The vision to turn what was once a landfill into a beautiful park to be enjoyed by thousands of people is now a reality. More than 50 years ago, five Bergen County municipalities- Englewood, Leonia, Palisades Park, Ridgefield Park and Teaneck- donated hundreds of acres of land surrounding Overpeck Creek to the county for the creation of a park. Land that once contained brownfields and landfills has been transformed into a multi-use recreational venue.
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Pascack Brook County Park

Emerson Road, Westwood and River Vale
Un-crowded and off the beaten path, Pascack Brook County Park offers a number of activities within its 79 acres.
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Riverside County Park

Lyndhurst and North Arlington
Riverside County Park stretches some 85 level-acres along the Passaic River in the municipalities of Lyndhurst and North Arlington.
Amenities: Pedestrian pathway, Off-leash dog-park, Playground, Fitness center, Bocce, Tennis courts (lighted) & practice wall, Picnicking – pavilion with electric, Athletic fields (by permit) – softball (1), baseball (1)
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Saddle River County Park

Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Paramus, Ridgewood, Rochelle Park and Saddle Brook
Saddle River County Park is a 577-acre linear park that meanders with the Saddle River and its tributary brooks. It consists of five park areas that are linked by a multi-use path, including circular paths around some ponds.
Multi-use pathway/Bicycle-Pedestrian Path: This bike and pedestrian path travels from Ridgewood to Rochelle Park and is approximately 6 miles in length. This continuous path runs through Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Fair Lawn, Paramus, Saddle Brook and Rochelle Park and under Route 4. This path also follows the Saddle River and Ho-Ho-Kus Brook and passes by the Historic Easton Tower at Route 4. The path features a scenic waterfall at Dunkerhook Park, and there are three ponds, tree shaded picnic areas, pavilions, playgrounds, tennis courts and athletic fields accessible along the path.
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Samuel Nelkin County Park

Rose Street, Wallington
Amenities; Tennis courts, Baseball/softball, Pedestrian walkway, Playground, Fishing (NJ State Fishing License Required), Picnicking – pavilion with electric (permit required), Sledding, Ice-skating, Dog Park
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Van Saun County Park

216 Forest Avenue, Paramus and Continental Avenue, River Edge
Within its 146 acres, Van Saun County Park offers a wide-range of activities that is sure to please the entire family. Some of its popular attractions include the nationally accredited Bergen County Zoological Park, the historic Washington Spring Garden, train, carousel, pony rides,several age-appropriate playgrounds and picnic and fishing areas.
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Wood Dale County Park

Prospect Avenue, Hillsdale, Park Ridge and Woodcliff Lake
The 118-acre Wood Dale County Park is a suburban gem that has become quite popular with walkers of all ages. Around its pond, the park features shady picnic groves, a pavilion and a gazebo.
Amenities: Tennis courts (2 with lights), Off-leash dog-park area, Pedestrian Pathway, Playground, Picnicking – pavilion with electric (permit required), Fishing (NJ State Fishing License Required), Model Boating (by permit)
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Ramapo Valley County Reservation

Ramapo Valley Road (Route 202), Mahwah
(201) 327-3500
Ramapo Valley County Reservation is Bergen County’s largest park area and is located on the edge of the Highlands Region. With the recent additions of Camp Glen Gray, Camp Tamarack and Camp Todd, the park has grown to over 4,000 acres. Visitors can hike the hills and valleys and enjoy the Ramapo River and several ponds.
Hiking and camping are available. Several tent campsites are available around Scarlet Oak Pond For maps of the trails, call (201) 327-3500. Tent camping is allowed in designated areas. Call Darlington at (201) 327-3500 for camping permits and rules.
Fishing permitted on the reservation/special rules apply. (A valid NJ fishing license is required, no license is required under age 14). Cross-country skiing is also available during the winter
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