About Flat Rock Brook

News and Events

Realf Schermer

Flat Rock Brook Nature Assn.
443 Van Nostrand Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
201 567-1265

Flat Rock Brook Nature Center is a 150-acre preserve and education center situated on the western slope of the Palisades in Englewood, New Jersey. The Center was established in 1973 by citizens who were deeply committed to land conservation and environmental education.

One of the last remnants of the Palisades Forest, the preserve is managed by the Flat Rock Brook Nature Association. Its purpose is to maintain and preserve the lands under its supervision as a natural sanctuary for plant and animal life in our urban area and as a natural environment available to the public for trail walks, nature study and other passive recreation.

We provide environmental education programs for schools and the general public in order to generate understanding and appreciation of nature and to instill a sense of responsibility and knowledge of the means to protect the natural world and its resources for future generations.

A network of self-guiding trails leads to a cascading stream, wetlands, pond, wildflower meadows, quarry cliffs and woodland. The diversity of the natural landscape allows our members to observe a remarkable array of birds and other wildlife in their natural habitats.

Flat Rock Brook trails and picnic area are open free to the public every day from dawn to dusk. Visitors are requested to respect the land and its natural residents, to take away only memories, and to leave behind only faint footprints.



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Trail Guide Luncheon and Orientation
Thursday, September 11
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

For current Trail Guides and those interested in becoming Trail Guides. Please join. We’ll go over the fall schedule and gear up for another successful teaching season. Those that are interested in becoming Trail Guides are invited to attend the luncheon or contact Flat Rock Brook’s Education Director Jill Bennetta at (201) 567-1265 or email her at Flat Rock Brook.

Enjoy Beverages and Snacks on the patio at Flat Rock Brook this summer!

Flat Rock Brook will offer a selection of beverages and snacks for purchase on weekends through October.

Coming in October

3rd Annual "Run in the Wild

Photos and results


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Flat Rock Brook is a non-profit
(501k) organization supported by memberships, donations and grants. You can help support Flat Rock Brook by becoming a member or making a tax-deductible donation online.

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Summer Calendar of Events

Go to Public Programs for information about programs or to register for programs online.


3 Sunset Hikes
4 Garden in the Morning
7 National Trails Day Hike
10 Sunset Hikes
11 Garden in the Morning
15 Fishy Father's Day Hike
17 Sunset Hikes
21-22 A Bit of the Bard
24 Toddler Times
  Sunset Hikes
25 Garden in the Morning
29 Family Hike and Picnic


1 Sunset Hikes
2 Garden in the Morning
8 Sunset Hikes
9 Garden in the Morning
15 Toddler Times
  Sunset Hikes
16 Garden in the Morning
22 Sunset Hikes
23 Garden in the Morning
27 Babbling Brook Walk
29 Sunset Hikes
30 Garden in the Morning


5 Sunset Hikes
6 Garden in the Morning
10 5 K Run in the Wild
12 Toddler Times
  Sunset Hikes
13 Garden in the Morning
17 Frog Facts
19 Sunset Hikes
20 Garden in the Morning
26 Sunset Hikes
27 Garden in the Morning


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