What to do and see in Tenafly, United States: The Best Places and Tips

January 30, 2018 Kelli Reichel

Tenafly /ˈtɛnəflaɪ/ is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 census, the borough's population was 14,488, reflecting an increase of 682 (+4.9%) from the 13,806 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 480 (+3.6%) from the 13,326 counted in the 1990 Census. Tenafly is a suburb of New York City.
Restaurants in Tenafly

1. New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458-5153 +1 718-817-8700
Excellent
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

New York Botanical Garden

Located in the Bronx, just 20 minutes from Midtown Manhattan via Metro North Railroad, the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden is a showplace of nature in every season of the year and a must-see destination for NYC visitors. Discover 50 breathtaking gardens, indoor rain forests and deserts, 50 acres of native forest, a river, waterfalls, and rolling green hills. Major seasonal exhibitions and events complement the existing beauty of the permanent gardens, and highlights include the Holiday Train Show (November - January) and The Orchid Show (March - April). NYBG is the perfect excursion for visitors looking to experience the natural beauty of New York City.

Reviewed By GMBG - Brooklyn, New York

The annual Orchid Show is one of the highlights of the year. While wonderful in the day -on Friday and Saturday nights, the NYBG sells ticket for 6:30, 7:30or 8:30 entrance. Go for the 6:30 entrance as you will get to see the gorgeous flowers in day light as well as artfully lit in the evening. Plus music is piped in and there are three bar stations. What a fun and beautiful evening experience.

2. Van Saun County Park / Bergen County Zoological Park

216 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652-5349 +1 201-262-3771
Excellent
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4.5 based on 364 reviews

Van Saun County Park / Bergen County Zoological Park

Reviewed By Liza H - Dumont, New Jersey

We love the Bergen County Zoo. It is a family favorite! We are members and they have many great activities all year long! Wonderful new updates and fantastic programs. My kids go to their zoo camp for a week in the summer as well! Love it!

3. The Shops at Riverside

390 Hackensack Avenue One Riverside Square, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6310 +1 201-489-2212
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 83 reviews

The Shops at Riverside

Reviewed By KimoraBak

Riverside Square Mall is a fine location to peacefully stroll and shop for tasteful retail. With an array of dining and snack options to refresh your palate small or large Riverside Square Mall serves them all.

4. Tenafly Nature Center

313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670-1127 +1 201-568-6093
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 27 reviews

Tenafly Nature Center

The Tenafly Nature Center is a non-profit member-supported nature preserve. Our mission is to protect almost 400 wooded acres, all of its inhabitants and teach the next generations to do the same. Since 1961, TNC has nurtured an appreciation for nature, been a leader in open-space preservation and in environmental education for our community in Tenafly, Bergen County, and beyond.When trails are open we welcome visitors to hike, bird-watch, observe wildlife, cross-country ski, snow-shoe and ice skate on Pfister's Pond.

Reviewed By HaverfordColl - New York City, New York

So grateful to have access to the trails at the Tenafly Nature Center to go for a walk, breathe deeply, open my eyes and clearly think through challenges without the distraction of cars, computers, etc.

This is a very worthwhile nonprofit organization to support and a beloved space in Tenafly.

5. State Line Lookout (Lookout Inn)

Palisades Interstate Pkwy, Opposite median U-Turn for Exit 3, northbound, Alpine, NJ 07620 +1 201-750-0465
Excellent
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

State Line Lookout (Lookout Inn)

Reviewed By robcurtross - New York City, New York

This is one of the very interesting look out points on the Palisades Parkway. The views of New York and the Hudson River are fascinating.

The small restaurant serves basic American hot foods, and my recent American cheese sandwich was perfectly prepared.

The decorations are rustic and and aimed at the hiking crowd, but some of the items are very interesting in their own right.

The Inn also has a great collection of books about the New Jersey area.

6. Demarest Nature Center

90 Park St, Demarest, NJ 07627-2134
Excellent
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Demarest Nature Center

Reviewed By robcurtross - New York City, New York

Several towns in this area of New Jersey have nature centers, and this one is really good for adults and kids.

We walked the Nine Bridges Trail in the northeast section of the center, which has the greatest variety of plants and animals. We were on the lookout for several of the usual residents, including Baltimore Oriole, Northern Mockingbird, Wood Thrush and Cedar Waxwing. Look for Belted Kingfisher, Snowy Egret, Great Blue Heron or even a Wood Duck along the brook.

Snapping turtles also enjoy the brook, and. Box turtles have also been seen here, and if you are lucky enough to spot one, please observe it from at least ten feet away.

We saw the Baltimore Oriole and a snapping turtle, but found peace and quiet which was much more important.

7. Untermyer Gardens

945 N Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701-1300 +1 914-613-4502
Excellent
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4.5 based on 189 reviews

Untermyer Gardens

Reviewed By Karen M - Phoenix, Arizona

We went here on a recommendation of a lady we met in a store in Sleepy Hollow. It was so beautiful. Part of the gardens is under construction but the parts we did see were still really lovely. It was a nice place to stop and take pictures.

8. Overpeck County Park

Fort Lee Road/Overpeck Park Driveway, 50 Fort Lee Road, Leonia, NJ 07605 +1 201-336-7275
Excellent
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4.5 based on 53 reviews

Overpeck County Park

The north section in Leonia has been open for many years but last year, the southern part was renovated, a new environmentally friendly bridge was installed to cross the Overpeck; new playing fields in the Ridgefield Park section, walking/biking/jogging trails begin in Leonia and head over to Ridgefield Park. Amphitheater on the Ridgefield Park side has had concerts. Watch the horses go through their paces on the Leonia side. Dog park is on the north side, kayak/canoe launch on the south side. Load s of parking and beautiful views of the creek/lake. Incredible to have this treasure 5 minutes from the GWB. Bus 172 from the NY side of the GWBBS takes you down Fort Lee Road to the entrance of the park (or Rockland Bus line 11A runs on Grand Avenue and stops at Fort Lee Road (2 blocks east of the park). If you're in the Ridgefield Park side watching the kids in the playing field and look east, you'll see the skyline of midtown Manhattan (and the World Trade Center).

Reviewed By Sujit-Mahapatra - Bayonne, New Jersey

Had fun with Kayaking. The Kayak rentals are to the right of Fort Lee Road/Overpeck Park Driveway intersection, via the wooden bridges. The staff there were quite friendly and helpful. Just a note that Canoes are not available everyday there, so better inquire before visiting. Kids under 5 are not allowed, and kids under 8 are allowed on canowe ONLY with two accompanying adults.Also went to the dinosaurs field station nearby.

9. Bergen Performing Arts Center

30 N Van Brunt St, Englewood, NJ 07631-2707 +1 201-227-1030
Excellent
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4 based on 103 reviews

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Reviewed By ldjs - Fort Lee, New Jersey

Bergenpac is located conveniently in the center of Englewood, there is ample parking around and many good restaurants nearby.
The venue is spacious and seating is very comfortable and sound is pretty good too.
The venue is used for anything from community events to world class performers.
They do a lot of education and local community outreach.
It is a local gem, offering drama and variety, comedy shows, classical music and ballet and more.
The volunteers and staff are very nice and responsive as well.
Good for everyone really, including older patrons and families with younger children depending on performance.

10. CGI Holistic Fitness & Spa

111 Homans Ave, Closter, NJ 07624-2728 +1 201-661-1715
Excellent
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

CGI Holistic Fitness & Spa

Reviewed By Marni W

Fantastic, beautiful, and SUPER FRIENDLY holistic facility. They have all the bases covered - intimate gym where you don't have to compete for machines, super fun group classes, even western and asian massages for relaxation or deep healing... so amazing!
The best parts are the IONIZED WATER POOL and BODY N BRAIN studio... total mind body relaxation.
***Cleanest and best cared for facility by far. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

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