Get Outside

Shopping malls might rule in Bergen, but there are plenty of places to enjoy fresh-air activities and the summer sunshine.



Parks in Bergen County

Tired of the scenery in your backyard? Head to one of the many parks in the county, where you can take a leisurely stroll along a well-manicured path, ride your bike, picnic beneath the trees, launch a canoe or kayak, or try your hand at fishing. The possibilities are endless.

Dog Parks in Bergen County 

Dogs need lots of exercise, and your living room is not the place to do it. Here’s the solution:

Bird-Watching in Bergen County

Ornithology enthusiasts are at home in Bergen, with a wide variety of winged species and great spots for ogling them. See the sites below; learn more at bergencountyaudubon.org and njaudubon.org.

Boating in Bergen County

For canoe, rowboat or kayak owners, the area has several places to ply the waters. (Don’t own a boat? Rent one!)

Biking in Bergen County

Cyclists, rejoice! THE SADDLE RIVER AREA BIKE PATH extends for almost six miles through the towns of Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Fair Lawn, Paramus, Saddle Brook and Rochelle Park

Golf in Bergen County

Eager to get back in the swing? You can practice your strokes at one of the driving ranges in the county or head straight to the course— there are eight open-to-the-public ones to choose from in our area.

Fishing in Bergen County

What could be better for a relaxing day outdoors than a fishing expedition? Happily, the county offers many promising spots.

Beyond Bergen: It's a Shore Thing

Miles of beaches line the Jersey coastline, but there’s much more to see than the ocean when you go down the Shore.

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A Bergen Moment

"On a warm and sunny Sunday, I took a bike ride to the Englewood picnic area at the Palisades Interstate Park. Many families were enjoying the pleasant day, having a Mother’s Day picnic. Because I am particularly interested in photographing bridges, I took this image of children playing in a brook near the Park Drive Bridge. I especially liked the girl with her festive dress!”
—Mario Burger, Edgewater, flickr.com/photos/jag9889

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June 2017

If I Ran the Zoo, a compelling selection of limited edition artwork from The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection, will be on display Father’s Day weekend at Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor, NJ,...

Cost: Free & Open to the Public with ALL Artwork Available for Acquisition.

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Ocean Galleries
9618 Third Avenue
Stone Harbor, NJ  08247
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Sponsor: Ocean Galleries
Telephone: 609-368-7777
Contact Name: Kim Miller
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Learn how to reduce your stress levels with the help of this hour-long Meditation Introduction offered by New Jersey Meditation in Teaneck every Saturday at 3 p.m. Admission: FREE. For more...

Cost: Free

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New Jersey Meditation
475 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, NJ  07666
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Every Thursday night is Trivia Night at Allendale Bar & Grill in Allendale. Grab your friends and be there at 8:30 p.m. to enjoy tasty food and drinks while competing for prizes. Admission: FREE....

Cost: Free

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Allendale Bar & Grill
67 W Allendale Ave
Allendale, NJ  07401
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The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Waltuch Art Gallery, located at 411 E. Clinton Avenue in Tenafly, NJ presents: Out/About/Underground, a photography exhibition by artist Victoria Kolomensky. The...

Cost: free

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Waltuch Art Gallery
411 East Clinton Ave
Tenafly, NJ  07670
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Join The Chest to address critical concerns impacting people in need in eastern Bergen County.  Local citizens, staff from nonprofit organizations, and business, community, and government...

Cost: Free

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Dwight-Englewood School
315 East Palisade Avenue
Englewood, NJ
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Sponsor: The Community Chest
Telephone: 201-568-7474
Contact Name: Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer
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Learn how to reduce your stress levels with the help of this hour-long Meditation Introduction offered by New Jersey Meditation in Teaneck every Saturday at 3 p.m. Admission: FREE. For more...

Cost: Free

Where:
New Jersey Meditation
475 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, NJ  07666
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Every Thursday night is Trivia Night at Allendale Bar & Grill in Allendale. Grab your friends and be there at 8:30 p.m. to enjoy tasty food and drinks while competing for prizes. Admission: FREE....

Cost: Free

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Allendale Bar & Grill
67 W Allendale Ave
Allendale, NJ  07401
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The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Waltuch Art Gallery, located at 411 E. Clinton Avenue in Tenafly, NJ presents: Out/About/Underground, a photography exhibition by artist Victoria Kolomensky. The...

Cost: free

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Waltuch Art Gallery
411 East Clinton Ave
Tenafly, NJ  07670
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Learn how to reduce your stress levels with the help of this hour-long Meditation Introduction offered by New Jersey Meditation in Teaneck every Saturday at 3 p.m. Admission: FREE. For more...

Cost: Free

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New Jersey Meditation
475 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, NJ  07666
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Every Thursday night is Trivia Night at Allendale Bar & Grill in Allendale. Grab your friends and be there at 8:30 p.m. to enjoy tasty food and drinks while competing for prizes. Admission: FREE....

Cost: Free

Where:
Allendale Bar & Grill
67 W Allendale Ave
Allendale, NJ  07401
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The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Waltuch Art Gallery, located at 411 E. Clinton Avenue in Tenafly, NJ presents: Out/About/Underground, a photography exhibition by artist Victoria Kolomensky. The...

Cost: free

Where:
Waltuch Art Gallery
411 East Clinton Ave
Tenafly, NJ  07670
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Learn how to reduce your stress levels with the help of this hour-long Meditation Introduction offered by New Jersey Meditation in Teaneck every Saturday at 3 p.m. Admission: FREE. For more...

Cost: Free

Where:
New Jersey Meditation
475 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, NJ  07666
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Every Thursday night is Trivia Night at Allendale Bar & Grill in Allendale. Grab your friends and be there at 8:30 p.m. to enjoy tasty food and drinks while competing for prizes. Admission: FREE....

Cost: Free

Where:
Allendale Bar & Grill
67 W Allendale Ave
Allendale, NJ  07401
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The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Waltuch Art Gallery, located at 411 E. Clinton Avenue in Tenafly, NJ presents: Out/About/Underground, a photography exhibition by artist Victoria Kolomensky. The...

Cost: free

Where:
Waltuch Art Gallery
411 East Clinton Ave
Tenafly, NJ  07670
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Learn how to reduce your stress levels with the help of this hour-long Meditation Introduction offered by New Jersey Meditation in Teaneck every Saturday at 3 p.m. Admission: FREE. For more...

Cost: Free

Where:
New Jersey Meditation
475 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, NJ  07666
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Get in touch with your creative side at the Summer Wreath Making event at Leonia Public Library from 7–8 p.m. Library staff member Jane will provide instructions on making your own summer wreath...

Cost: Free

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Leonia Public Library
227 Fort Lee Rd
Leonia, NJ  07605
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Every Thursday night is Trivia Night at Allendale Bar & Grill in Allendale. Grab your friends and be there at 8:30 p.m. to enjoy tasty food and drinks while competing for prizes. Admission: FREE....

Cost: Free

Where:
Allendale Bar & Grill
67 W Allendale Ave
Allendale, NJ  07401
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The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Waltuch Art Gallery, located at 411 E. Clinton Avenue in Tenafly, NJ presents: Out/About/Underground, a photography exhibition by artist Victoria Kolomensky. The...

Cost: free

Where:
Waltuch Art Gallery
411 East Clinton Ave
Tenafly, NJ  07670
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The annual New Jersey State Fair Meadowlands in East Rutherford is 17 days of fun for the whole family. There will be rides, food, live entertainment and more. Hours and ticket prices vary; visit...

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East Rutherford, NJ  07073


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Learn how to reduce your stress levels with the help of this hour-long Meditation Introduction offered by New Jersey Meditation in Teaneck every Saturday at 3 p.m. Admission: FREE. For more...

Cost: Free

Where:
New Jersey Meditation
475 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, NJ  07666
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Every Thursday night is Trivia Night at Allendale Bar & Grill in Allendale. Grab your friends and be there at 8:30 p.m. to enjoy tasty food and drinks while competing for prizes. Admission: FREE....

Cost: Free

Where:
Allendale Bar & Grill
67 W Allendale Ave
Allendale, NJ  07401
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The annual New Jersey State Fair Meadowlands in East Rutherford is 17 days of fun for the whole family. There will be rides, food, live entertainment and more. Hours and ticket prices vary; visit...

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East Rutherford, NJ  07073


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The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Waltuch Art Gallery, located at 411 E. Clinton Avenue in Tenafly, NJ presents: Out/About/Underground, a photography exhibition by artist Victoria Kolomensky. The...

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411 East Clinton Ave
Tenafly, NJ  07670
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Shop for handmade crafts and make your own at the Shady Grove Arts & Crafts Show from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. on the grounds of the Adorno Father’s Seminary in Ramsey. There will be food vendors and...

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Adorno Father’s Seminary
575 Darlington Ave
Ramsey, NJ  07446
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Learn how to reduce your stress levels with the help of this hour-long Meditation Introduction offered by New Jersey Meditation in Teaneck every Saturday at 3 p.m. Admission: FREE. For more...

Cost: Free

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New Jersey Meditation
475 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, NJ  07666
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Don’t miss musical icon Donmclean performing his famous hits such as “American Pie,” “And I Love You So” and “Crying” at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood at 8 p.m....

Cost: $29–$69

Where:
Bergen Performing Arts Center
30 Van Brunt St
Englewood, NJ  07631
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Every Thursday night is Trivia Night at Allendale Bar & Grill in Allendale. Grab your friends and be there at 8:30 p.m. to enjoy tasty food and drinks while competing for prizes. Admission: FREE....

Cost: Free

Where:
Allendale Bar & Grill
67 W Allendale Ave
Allendale, NJ  07401
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The annual New Jersey State Fair Meadowlands in East Rutherford is 17 days of fun for the whole family. There will be rides, food, live entertainment and more. Hours and ticket prices vary; visit...

Where:
East Rutherford, NJ  07073


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The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Waltuch Art Gallery, located at 411 E. Clinton Avenue in Tenafly, NJ presents: Out/About/Underground, a photography exhibition by artist Victoria Kolomensky. The...

Cost: free

Where:
Waltuch Art Gallery
411 East Clinton Ave
Tenafly, NJ  07670
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