While Secaucus is well-known for its proximity to major attractions like Met Life Stadium and the American Dream shopping center only a quick six-minute drive away, Secaucus is also a surprisingly great destination for nature lovers.

Tiny Trip Highlights

  • Kayak or hike in a wildlife area
  • Walk along riverfront paths in Laurel Hill Park
  • Have fun while helping protect our water sources with Hackensack Riverkeeper.

Trip Overview

Why head anywhere else when you can find plenty of nature right here in Secaucus? Laurel Hill Park is a great place to start, as this riverfront park has pathways along the Hackensack River, along with a soccer field, cricket ground, and playground for the kids. If you’re seeking a more rugged nature experience, the nearby Hackensack Meadowlands Conservation and Wildlife Area offers kayaking and walking paths on some of the 800 acres of land that it helps protect.

And don’t forget about Hackensack Riverkeeper, a beloved organization dedicated to keeping the Hackensack River Watershed safe. In addition to volunteer opportunities like river cleanups, they also offer a range of programming including canoeing, kayaking, night paddles, nature walks, birding trips, and eco-cruises.

Trip Time

A few hours to a full day

Transportation options

Car or NJ Transit bus Stop: County Ave at County Road

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