The National Trails System Act of 1968 established National Scenic Trails and National Recreation Trails.
Each year on the first Saturday in June it is National Trails Day. Events held throughout the United States help promote awareness of the wide variety of benefits that trails provide, encourage people to discover their local trials, raise awareness of trail issues and instill excitement for the outdoors. Plan to take a walk on Teaneck's Greenway and discover a treasured resource.
Come visit the entrance to Riverside Drive trail at Pomander Walk. The entrance has been cleared and many of the native trees freed from invasive vines. With grant funding from ANJEC (Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions) and the help of Metropolitan Farms at 119 Hickory Ln, Closter, NJ 07624, we were able to plant 35 natives including Turtlehead, Sensitive Ferns, Goats Beard, Viburnum, and Violet Silver Gem. All of this will help attract bees, butterflies and birds to the shore.
More native plants have been introduced at the Mary S. Topolsky Garden and Trail. Visitors can notice more bees, butterflies and birds enjoying the site!
Through a generous grant from the NJ Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Friends of the Greenway has created a 3D map of the Hackensack River and Teaneck Greenway with text and Braille lettering. It will be installed soon by the Teaneck DPW at the Mary S. Topolsky Garden & Trail.
With funding from the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions, thirteen volunteers worked with Peter Dolan from NY/NJ Trails Conference, improving the trail at Riverside Drive. While it is still the most vigorous trail section on the Greenway, we were able to widen and level the trail. There still remains some steep slopes and we will work with the Teaneck DPW to have two fallen trees removed from the trail. Please come visit and see the progress. Thanks to all who worked with us today!
FDU has opened up vistas at the benches along the trail in the parking lot. The trail is comfortable to walk and the benches provide a quiet spot to rest and take in the sights of the river.