The Celery Farm

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The Celery Farm is a 1.2 mile loop trail located near Allendale, New Jersey and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round.

1.2 miles
19 feet

kid friendly



trail running

no dogs

A short, pleasant hike. Great for families and birders. No dogs allowed. No dogs allowed here. Its a short, easy but pleasant walk in this small oasis of green in the middle of Bergen County. Catch the trail behind the kiosk and turn left. It will go through an often wet area and it follows a stream for a way, then a drainage ditch. To your right is the meadow with acres of phraghmites spread out before you. Stay on the trail and you will soon pass an observation platform. A good spot to view birds from. The trail winds around the lake and turns east, then south before returning to the beginning. This is by no means a wilderness hike, as you're never far from roads and area homes, yet is worthwile if you're interested in birding and the area is also known for its many butterflies. Because of its short length its also a great hike for families with young children

1 month ago

This is a heavily trafficked trail and it shows in the compacted soil. Be careful of the many exposed tree roots because of this.

Overall the trail is very clean and well maintained. A few nice viewing points of the pond/wetlands. The trail follows a stagnant drainage ditch so bring plenty of bug spray for the mosquitos. Some birds and aquatic wildlife. Also saw a deer.

The map as drawn does not match the trail.

5 months ago

Easy walk with kids, lots of fun tree tunnels, bridges to cross and benches to sit and watch nature go by.

5 months ago

The Celery Farm is an excellent trail accessible all year round. It is right off of Franklin Turnpike in Allendale, NJ (residential area)....I absolutely love this trail for both walking and running...about .5 miles into the trail it gets very narrow and can be muddy (nature at its best)...Lots of deer and the obvious birds...have seen a number of snapping turtles and frogs...a great escape from the busy lifestyle of Bergen County....I highly recommend this trail!

5 months ago

The Celery Farm is an excellent 1.2 mile hike which is all flat...easily accessible right off of Franklin Turnpike in Allendale (residential area)...I have both walked and ran this trail....absolutely love it! I see lots of deer, frogs and snapping turtles...mostly lots of deer and the obvious birds :) Well maintained trail after the first .5 miles the trail at some points gets very narrow and woodsy...makes it more adventurous! Accessible all year round....Enjoy JB

5 months ago

Nice gentle walk in the middle of busy Bergen County. Quiet. Saw some impressive birds, a few turtles and some deer. Heavy rain yesterday so a couple spots on the trail were a bit muddy.

5 months ago

Excellent at any time of day. Lots of deer. Be aware that the trails can be very muddy especially after rain .

5 months ago

Excellent. mostly shaded nature walk. Large lake with bird posts and housing. Lots of wildlife - fish, deer, herons, birds, ducks, geese, rabbits, turtles, and more.

8 months ago

Ice spot and the grounds are maintained for use. It's a small loop and good for children. It can get a little muddy on the trail after a heavy storm.
The small vantage points allow for great viewing of the wildlife in the area.
The old farm equipment adds a great imaginary/rustic addition to the grounds. Whole place can me seen in 1-2 hours.

9 months ago

This is a good trail with kids. There are a number of benches to rest and a few lookout points. Kids especially liked the abandoned tractor and the half dozen deer we saw coming to take a drink at a stream. A few words of caution: there are tons of tree roots to watch for and the snow is melting so it's very, very muddy in spots.

10 months ago

Great trails a little over a mile, you can get a jogger style stroller through the park. There are some mud patches and tree roots. Not a complaint just a heads up.

The park offers perches to survey the preserve and the wide variety of wildlife. We loved the tractor and other farm equipment adds to the experience for any child.

Def a good spot

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Beautiful view

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

It's not the best hike as far as challenge. It's a walk. However , as far as nature and magic go. It's a must see

Friday, June 10, 2016

beautiful little hike.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

So so muddy. We had to turn around.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Good if you can get on the platforms when the photographers are not hogging it. Also a lot of runners so can be disturbing the wildlife in front of you.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

It's a great spot. I run/walk here daily. Buggy and you will get muddy

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Nice little place for a short hike/walk. Great for the family very easy. A couple little platforms to look out into the pond. Looks like a great place for bird lovers to.

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