Welcome to the Demarest Nature Center.
The Demarest Nature Center is located in Demarest, NJ, USA, and is open to all persons, residents and non-residents alike, every day of the year. In addition to preserving and protecting important open space here in the midst of a large metropolitan area, the center seeks to educate young and old alike as to the beauty of nature and the importance of protecting our environment.
We, the trustees of the Demarest Nature Center Association, encourage you to use this site to find out more about the Demarest Nature Center and its programs. Click on the topic of your choice and find out more; the links will tell you about the Center, introduce you to our events and endeavors, and also take you to other nearby nature centers, as well as environmental organizations, National Parks, and suggestions for things to do. The site is constantly growing and being updated, so we hope you will come back again and again.
October 12, 2013: Craft Show at Oktoberfest,
Duck Pond, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Craft Show at Oktoberfest, now in its 32nd year, will take place on Saturday, October 12th between the hours of 10am and 5pm at the Demarest Duck Pond in Demarest, NJ. The Craft Show features quality crafters selling a variety of crafts including: toys, wood crafts, photography, pottery, paintings, a wide range of hand made jewelry, nostalgic art, doll clothes, crocheted creations, and holiday specific items to name just a few. Bratwurst, hot dogs, a bake table and Asian delicacies will be available for purchase. There will be an inflatable games area for the younger kids.
The Demarest Duck Pond, one of Bergen County’s more picturesque venues, is located at the intersection of Piermont Road and Hardenburgh Avenue in Demarest, NJ. Google Map: 38 Park St. Demarest, NJ 07627
Sat., Sept. 21:
Trial of the Trails 2013!
5k and Fun Run, Rain or Shine
Two races on the trails of the beautiful Demarest Nature Center. The Trail Fun Run (1-mile) is open to ages 6 and up, including adults. The 5K Trail Run (3.1-mile), which includes all but one trail on the DNC's 55 acres, is for ages 9 and up, including adults. Wakelee Field Playground, registration is at 8:00 am, rain or shine. Registration forms can be downloaded here: Trail Run Registration (PDF).
Fun-Run Map (PDF)
5K-Run Map (PDF)
Sat., Oct. 12
Craft Show at Oktoberfest, Duck Pond, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The happiest day of the year in Demarest! Excellent crafts for sale, German and Korean food, canoe rides, inflatable rides for the little kids, etc. Rain date Oct. 19.
See the winning
The winning photos from the 2012 DNCA Photo Contest are online: click here for photo gallery.
Download the April Recycling Update [4mb PDF].
Household Hazardous Waste Collecting for Bergen County
Visit www.bcua.org for hazardous waste collection dates and locations, and safely get rid of paints, solvents, and old batteries.