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AMERICAN DREAM COMPLEX, 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford       Website

The largest indoor water park in the United States, American Dream includes Nickelodeon Universe, DreamWorks Water Park, miniature golf, DreamWheel, Mirror Maze, indoor skiing, skating and snow sports, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, SeaLife Aquarium, TiLT Museum and wave pool.

All traffic. For LEGOLAND, TiLT Museum or Aquarium, use Parking Deck A.
For Nickelodeon or Water Park, use Parking Deck B or C.

 
Northbound, Exit 16W. Keep right through toll plaza and follow signs for NJ 3 East/Secaucus/Lincoln Tunnel. Merge onto service road and continue 1/4 mile. At first fork, keep right, following signs for NJ 3 West/NJ 120 North. On ramp, keep right, following signs for American Dream. After crossing over NJ 3, keep right, continuing to follow signs for American Dream. Take American Dream exit and continue on service road.
Southbound, Exit 19W. Direct access to complex.


Northbound, Exit 153A, Southbound, Exit 153. Merge onto NJ 3 East and continue 5 1/4 miles to NJ 120/East Rutherford Exit, after passing NJ 17 interchange and crossing over Berry's Creek. Use left lane of two-lane exit and at first fork, keep left, following sign for NJ 120 North/East Rutherford. Continue on service road 1/2 mile, passing NJ Turnpike entrance and Metropolitan Center/Hilton Hotel. After passing Metropolitan Center, take next exit (signs for NJ 3 West/NJ 120 North). On ramp, keep right, following signs for American Dream. After crossing over NJ 3, keep right, continuing to follow signs for American Dream. Take American Dream exit and continue on service road.


Eastbound, NJ 120 North/East Rutherford Exit (East Rutherford). After passing NJ 17 interchange and crossing over Berry's Creek, take NJ 120 North/East Rutherford Exit. Use left lane of two-lane exit and at first fork, keep left, following sign for NJ 120 North/East Rutherford. Continue on service road 1/2 mile, passing NJ Turnpike entrance and Metropolitan Center/Hilton Hotel. After passing Metropolitan Center, take next exit (signs for NJ 3 West/NJ 120 North). On ramp, keep right, following signs for American Dream. After crossing over NJ 3, keep right, continuing to follow signs for American Dream. Take American Dream exit and continue on service road.
Westbound, NJ 120 North/East Rutherford Exit (East Rutherford). After crossing Hackensack River, take NJ 120 North/East Rutherford Exit. On ramp, keep right, following signs for American Dream. When road forks, keep right and follow service road to parking areas.


Northbound, NJ 3 East/New York Exit (Rutherford). Merge onto NJ 3 East, cross over Berry's Creek and take NJ 120 North/East Rutherford Exit. Use left lane of two-lane exit and at first fork, keep left, following sign for NJ 120 North/East Rutherford. Continue on service road 1/2 mile, passing NJ Turnpike entrance and Metropolitan Center/Hilton Hotel. After passing Metropolitan Center, take next exit (signs for NJ 3 West/NJ 120 North). On ramp, keep right, following signs for American Dream. After crossing over NJ 3, keep right, continuing to follow signs for American Dream. Take American Dream exit and continue on service road.
Southbound, NJ 120 South/Paterson Plank Rd./Sports Complex Exit (Carlstadt). Merge onto NJ 120 South and continue 1 1/2 miles. Following signs for NJ 120 South/Clifton/Lincoln Tunnel, continue on NJ 120 South 1/4 mile. Take first exit for Sports Complex/American Dream and follow signs to complex.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 9. On ramp, keep left, following signs for NJ 3 East/Lincoln Tunnel. Merge onto service road and keep left, following signs for NJ 3 East. Merge onto NJ 3 East and continue 2 miles. After passing NJ 17 interchange and crossing Berry's Creek, take NJ 120 North/East Rutherford Exit. Use left lane of two-lane exit and at first fork, keep left, following sign for NJ 120 North/East Rutherford. Continue on service road 1/2 mile, passing NJ Turnpike entrance and Metropolitan Center/Hilton Hotel. After passing Metropolitan Center, take next exit (signs for NJ 3 West/NJ 120 North). On ramp, keep right, following signs for American Dream. After crossing over NJ 3, keep right, continuing to follow signs for American Dream. Take American Dream exit and continue on service road.

ARENA STEM, 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus       Website

Located in Garden State Plaza, facility features interactive play zones, STEM classes and toys, virtual reality and drone flying field.


Northbound, Exit 160. On ramp, get into right lane, then when lane splits, keep left and proceed to traffic light. Cross Passaic St. and enter Garden State Plaza. Continue on mall roadway to parking lot on left. Enter mall through Lord & Taylor/Nieman-Marcus entrance. Facility is on upper level.
Southbound, Exit 163. Merge onto NJ 17 South and continue 3/4 mile to NJ 4 Exit. Keep right on ramp, following signs for NJ 4 West/Paterson. Merge onto NJ 4 West and keep right. Take Garden State Plaza exit, keep right when ramp forks, cross over NJ 4 and continue to second light. Turn right onto perimeter road and continue to first light. Turn right and park in lot on right. Enter mall through Lord & Taylor/Nieman-Marcus entrance. Facility is on upper level.


Eastbound and Westbound, Garden State Plaza Exit (Paramus). If Eastbound, after passing Paramus Rd. exit, keep right, following sign for NJ 17/Newark/Mahwah/G S Plaza. After road divides (DCH Paramus Honda on right), take Garden State Plaza exit and continue to first light. If Westbound, after passing Spring Valley Rd. exit, keep right. When road divides, follow signs for Garden State Plaza through NJ 17 interchange. Take Garden State Plaza exit, keep right when ramp forks, cross over NJ 4 and continue to second light. Both, turn right onto perimeter road and continue to first light. Turn right and park in lot on right. Enter mall through Lord & Taylor/Nieman-Marcus entrance. Facility is on upper level.


Northbound, Garden State Parkway/Ikea Dr./Garden State Plaza Exit (Paramus), Southbound, NJ 4 Exit (Paramus). If Northbound, pass NJ 4 Exit, then take Parkway/Ikea Dr./Garden State Plaza exit. If Southbound, keep right on ramp, following signs for NJ 4 West/Paterson. Both, merge onto NJ 4 West and continue 1/4 mile. Take Garden State Plaza exit, keep right when ramp forks, cross over NJ 4 and continue to second light. Turn right onto perimeter road and continue to first light. Turn right and park in lot on right. Enter mall through Lord & Taylor/Nieman-Marcus entrance. Facility is on upper level.

BELIEVR VIRTUAL REALITY AND GAMING STUDIO, 112 Eisenhower Pkwy., Livingston       Website

Virtual reality, video gaming


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 37. Follow NJ 24 East 1 1/2 miles to Exit 2B. Merge onto Co. Rt. 510 East/Columbia Tpk. and continue 4 miles (name changes to South Orange Ave.). After passing Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy on right, continue to next light. Turn left onto Eisenhower Pkwy. Take first entrance to Livingston Mall and use entrance next to Macy's.


Northbound and Southbound, Eisenhower Pkwy. (Livingston). At Livingston Circle, if Eastbound (Advance Auto Parts on right), take first right (sign for Chatham), if Westbound, after passing Circle Cleaners on left, get into left lane and continue to second light. Turn left onto Eisenhower Pkwy. and continue to first light. Both, continue on Eisenhower Pkwy. 1 1/2 miles through 2 lights. Just before third light, take jughandle (marked "All Turns"). At light, cross Eisenhower Pkwy. and enter Livingston Mall. Continue straight and use entrance next to Macy's.


Eastbound, Exit 2B. Merge onto Co. Rt. 510 East/Columbia Tpk. and continue 4 miles (name changes to South Orange Ave.). After passing Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy on right, continue to next light. Turn left onto Eisenhower Pkwy. Take first entrance to Livingston Mall and use entrance next to Macy's.
Westbound, Exit 7C. Merge onto John F. Kennedy Pkwy. and continue 3 miles to traffic light at Co. Rt. 510/South Orange Ave. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 510 West/South Orange Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles through 2 lights. After passing the second light, take next entrance into Livingston Mall and continue straight. Use entrance next to Macy's.

BILLY'S MIDWAY ARCADE, 312 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne       Website

Arcade featuring games from the past 60 years. Arcade admission covers cost of all games.


Westbound, NJ 208/Oakland Exit (Fair Lawn). Continue 3 miles on NJ 208 North to Maple Ave. South/Paterson/Hawthorne Exit. From ramp, continue on Harristown Rd. When road forks, keep right (sign for Hawthorne/Paterson). Merge onto Maple Ave., cross over NJ 208, then take first right (sign for NJ 208 South on right) onto Elm Ave. and continue to stop sign. Turn left onto Harristown Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn right onto Lincoln Ave., then take first left onto Diamond Bridge Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Cross Lafayette Ave. and continue to entrance on left.


Northbound, Maple Ave. South/Paterson/Hawthorne Exit (Fair Lawn). From ramp, continue on Harristown Rd. When road forks, keep right (sign for Hawthorne/Paterson). Merge onto Maple Ave., cross over NJ 208, then take first right (sign for NJ 208 South on right) onto Elm Ave. and continue to stop sign. Turn left onto Harristown Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn right onto Lincoln Ave., then take first left onto Diamond Bridge Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Cross Lafayette Ave. and continue to entrance on left.
Southbound, Goffle Rd./Hawthorne/Paterson Exit (Hawthorne). Merge onto Goffle Rd. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Lafayette Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to third light. Turn right onto Diamond Bridge Ave. Entrance is in building on left.

BURY THE HATCHET, 672 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield       Website

Axe throwing and escape room.


Northbound , Exit 148. Merge onto John F. Kennedy Pkwy. N. Approaching first light, get into middle through lane. Continue to second light. Turn left onto Franklin St. Cross under Parkway and continue 1/4 mile through two lights. After passing second light, take next left (First Baptist Church on opposite left corner) onto Washington St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Bloomfield Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to facility on left.
Southbound , Exit 148. Merge onto John F. Kennedy Pkwy. S. and continue 1/4 mile to third light. Turn right onto Bloomfield Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to facility on left.

BURY THE HATCHET, 49 E. Midland Ave., Paramus / HUMDINGERS, 64 E. Midland Ave., Paramus       Hatchet Website       Humdingers Website

Bury the Hatchet features axe throwing.

Humdingers has bowling, arcade and batting cages.


Northbound, Exit 163. Merge onto NJ 17 North and continue 1/2 mile to Midland Ave./River Edge Exit. Merge onto Midland Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to second light.
For Bury the Hatchet, turn left onto From Rd. Take first driveway on left and enter industrial park. Immediately turn left and continue around building to facility on right, facing Midland Ave.
For Humdingers, at light, turn right into 64 E. Midland Ave. driveway and follow signs to facility.
Southbound, Exit 165BA. Take ramp for Exit 165BA and continue past Exits 165B and 165A onto From Rd., parallelling Garden State Parkway. Follow From Rd. 1 mile.
For Bury the Hatchet, at last driveway (unmarked) before traffic light at Midland Ave., turn right, then immediately turn left and continue around building to facility on right, facing Midland Ave.
For Humdingers, continue on From Rd. to traffic light at Midland Ave. Get into right lane (lane for right or left turn) approaching light. Turn left, then immediately turn right into 64 E. Midland Ave. driveway and follow signs to facility.


Eastbound and Westbound, NJ 17/Newark/Mahwah/Garden State Plaza Exit (Paramus). On ramp, follow signs for NJ 17 North/Mahwah. Merge onto NJ 17 North and continue 2 miles to Midland Ave./River Edge Exit. Merge onto Midland Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to second light.
For Bury the Hatchet, turn left onto From Rd. Take first driveway on left and enter industrial park. Immediately turn left and continue around building to facility on right, facing Midland Ave.
For Humdingers, at light, turn right into 64 E. Midland Ave. driveway and follow signs to facility.


Northbound, Midland Ave./River Edge Exit (Paramus), Southbound, Midland Ave./River Edge/Glen Rock Exit (Paramus). On ramp, if Northbound, merge onto Midland Ave., if Southbound, keep left, following signs for River Edge; at traffic light, turn left onto Midland Ave. and cross over NJ 17; keep right, following signs for River Edge. Both, continue 1/4 mile to second light.
For Bury the Hatchet, turn left onto From Rd. Take first driveway on left and enter industrial park. Immediately turn left and continue around building to facility on right, facing Midland Ave.
For Humdingers, turn right into 64 Midland Ave. driveway and proceed to facility.

DEFY WAYNE, 77 Willowbrook Blvd., Wayne       Website

Trampoline park and associated activities. Dodgeball, ninja warrior course.


Eastbound, Exit 47B. Merge onto US 46 East and continue 6 miles. After passing Doubletree Hotel on right and crossing Passaic River, keep right and take Willowbrook Blvd. exit. Take first right and merge onto Willowbrook Blvd. Continue 1 mile around mall to second light. Turn right and proceed to facility in building on left.
Westbound, Exit 53. On exit ramp, follow signs for NJ 23 South/Verona through interchange. On NJ 23 South, continue to second light. Turn right onto Willowbrook Blvd. and continue to second light. Turn left and proceed to facility in building on left.


Northbound and Southbound, Willowbrook Blvd. (Wayne). At traffic light, if Northbound (first light after crossing Passaic River from Little Falls), turn left, if Southbound (second light after I-80/US 46 interchange), turn right, onto Willowbrook Blvd. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn left and proceed to facility in building on left.


Eastbound, Willowbrook Blvd. Exit (Wayne). After passing Doubletree Hotel on right and crossing Passaic River, take Willowbrook Blvd. exit, then take first right and merge onto Willowbrook Blvd. Continue 1 mile around mall to second light. Turn right and proceed to facility in building on left.
Westbound, Willowbrook Blvd. Exit (Wayne). After passing through I-80/NJ 23 interchange, keep right, following signs for Willowbrook Blvd. Cross over US 46 and keep right, following sign for Lord & Taylor and Bloomingdale's. Merge onto Willowbrook Blvd. and continue 3/4 mile to first light. Turn right and proceed to facility in building on left.

FIELD STATION: DINOSAURS, 3 Overpeck Park Dwy., Leonia       Website

Over 30 life-sized and robotized dinosaurs are the centerpiece of this outdoor attraction in Overpeck County Park. Activities include dinosaur-related shows, workshops, a fossil dig and games.

 
Northbound, use local lanes, Exit 70A. Merge onto DeGraw Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left to enter Overpeck County Park and continue 1/2 mile to facility on left.
Southbound, use local lanes, Exit 70. At traffic light at end of ramp, turn left onto Glenwood Ave. and continue to end. Merge onto DeGraw Ave. and continue to first light. Go through light, then take U-turn jughandle. Turn left onto DeGraw Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to first light. Turn left to enter Overpeck County Park and continue 1/2 mile to facility on left.


Eastbound and Westbound, NJ 93/Grand Ave./Leonia Exit (Englewood). At end of ramp, if Eastbound, turn right, if Westbound, merge, onto NJ 93 South/Grand Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to third light. Turn right onto Fort Lee Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn right to enter Overpeck County Park and continue 1/2 mile to facility on left.


Eastbound, NJ 93/Grand Ave. Exit (Palisades Park). At end of ramp, turn left onto NJ 93 North/Grand Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to third light. Turn left onto Fort Lee Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn right to enter Overpeck County Park and continue 1/2 mile to facility on left.
Westbound, Main St./Fort Lee/Leonia Exit (Fort Lee). Take Main St. Exit (first exit after split with I-95). At end of ramp, turn right onto Fort Lee Rd. and continue 1 mile to fifth light. Turn right to enter Overpeck County Park and continue 1/2 mile to facility on left.

FUNTIME JUNCTION, 400 Fairfield Rd., Fairfield       Website

Children's amusement facility features bounce rooms, laser tag, slides, sand art and various other activities.


Eastbound, Exit 47B. Merge onto US 46 East and continue 4 3/4 miles to Fairfield Rd./Two Bridges Rd./Lincoln Park Exit (don't take first Fairfield Rd. exit). At traffic light, turn right onto Fairfield Rd., then turn left into first driveway, opposite West Essex Diner.
Westbound, Exit 52. When ramp forks, keep right. At end of ramp, turn right onto Two Bridges Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn right onto Little Falls Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to facility on left, opposite West Essex Diner.


Eastbound, Fairfield Rd./Two Bridges Rd. Exit (Fairfield). This is the second Fairfield Rd. exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Fairfield Rd., then take first left into parking lot at Gallo Mall.
Westbound, Fairfield Rd. Exit (Fairfield). At end of ramp, turn left onto Fairfield Rd. and continue to arcade on right, in Gallo Mall.

GOAT CLIMBING GYM, 77 River St., Hackensack       Website

Wall climbing for beginners and experienced climbers.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 66. If Eastbound, at end of ramp, turn left onto Vreeland Ave. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Hudson St., cross under I-80 and continue to first light. If Westbound, at end of ramp, merge onto Kennedy St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Hudson St. Both, continue on Hudson St. 3/4 mile to traffic light at Main St. (Bergen County Justice Center on right). Turn right (sign on right for City Hall/Shopping) onto Main St. and continue 1/4 mile to traffic light at Atlantic St. (Koala Lounge on left). Turn right onto Atlantic St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto River St. and continue 1/2 block to facility on right.


Eastbound and Westbound, Hackensack Ave./Hackensack Exit (Hackensack). Merge onto Hackensack Ave. and continue 1 3/4 miles (name changes to River St.) into Hackensack to facility on right, 1/2 block past traffic light at Atlantic St.


Northbound, Polifly Rd./Hackensack Exit (Hasbrouck Heights). Merge onto Polifly Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to fourth light, at Essex St. Cross Essex St. and continue on First St. 1/4 mile to next light. Turn right onto Atlantic St. and continue 1/2 mile to fourth light. Turn right onto River St. and continue 1/2 block to facility on right.
Southbound, Essex St./Saddle Brook Exit (Maywood). At end of ramp, turn left onto Essex St. and continue 1 1/4 miles to traffic light at Polifly Rd./First St. (second light after passing Hackensack Medical Center on left). Turn left onto First St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Atlantic St. and continue 1/2 mile to fourth light. Turn right onto River St. and continue 1/2 block to facility on right.

GRAVITY VAULT, 1423 Clinton St., Hoboken       Website

Indoor rock climbing.

 
Northbound, Exit 16E, Southbound, Exit 17. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 495 East/Lincoln Tunnel. Continue on NJ 495 East 1 1/2 miles to Weehawken/Hoboken exit (last exit in New Jersey). At traffic light at end of ramp, keep right and continue on service road. Get into right lane and follow signs for Hoboken. Merge onto Kennedy Blvd. and continue 1 mile (name changes to Park Ave.) to traffic light at 15th St. Turn right onto 15th St. and continue to second light. Turn left onto Clinton St. and continue 1/2 block to facility on left.

 
Northbound and Southbound, NJ 3 West/NJ 495 East/Clifton/Lincoln Tunnel Exit (North Bergen). After leaving US 1-9, keep right and follow signs for NJ 495 East/Lincoln Tunnel. Merge onto NJ 495 East and continue 1 mile to Weehawken/Hoboken exit (last exit in New Jersey). At traffic light at end of ramp, keep right and continue on service road. Get into right lane and follow signs for Hoboken. Merge onto Kennedy Blvd. and continue 1 mile (name changes to Park Ave.) to traffic light at 15th St. Turn right onto 15th St. and continue to second light. Turn left onto Clinton St. and continue 1/2 block to facility on left.

GRAVITY VAULT, 8 Seymour St., Montclair       Website

Indoor rock climbing.


Northbound, Exit 148. Merge onto John F. Kennedy Dr. N. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Approaching light, get into leftmost of two through lanes. Continue through light at Bloomfield Ave., staying in lane, to next light. Turn left onto Franklin St., cross under Parkway and continue to first light. Cross John F. Kennedy Dr. S., bear left onto Burroughs Pl. and continue to stop sign. Turn right onto Bloomfield Ave. and continue 1 3/4 miles. Facility is on left, in Wellmont Arts Plaza, after passing traffic light at Willow St. Park in street or local lots.
Southbound, Exit 149. At end of ramp, turn left onto JFK Dr. S. Take first right onto Beach St. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Broad St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Belleville Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. After passing Hurrell Field on left, continue to all-way stop. Turn left onto Hillside Ave. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Bloomfield Ave. and continue 3/4 mile. Facility is on left, in Wellmont Arts Plaza, after passing traffic light at Willow St. Park in street or local lots.


Southbound, Co. Rt. 506/Bloomfield Ave. (Verona). At end of NJ 23, turn left onto Co. 506 East/Bloomfield Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to facility on right, after passing light at Fullerton Ave. Park in street or local lots.

GRAVITY VAULT / STUMPY'S HATCHET HOUSE, 107 Pleasant Ave., Upper Saddle River       Gravity Vault Website       Stumpy's Website

Gravity Vault offers indoor rock climbing and bouldering.

Stumpy's features axe throwing.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 66. Follow NJ 17 South and continue 6 1/4 miles to Saddle River/Woodcliff Lake Exit. Cross over NJ 17, then take ramp to NJ 17 North. Merge onto NJ 17 North and continue 1 1/2 miles. In Upper Saddle River, look for Westy Self-Storage on right (overhead sign for Upper Saddle River/Ramsey Exit). At next side street (American Reclaimed store on right), bear right (don't make sharp right onto Pleasant Ave.) into parking lot (sign over driveway for Stumpy's/Gravity Vault).


Northbound, on right in Upper Saddle River, at Pleasant Ave., after passing Westy Self-Storage on right. Look for sign over driveway for Stumpy's/Gravity Vault.
Southbound, Allendale Rd. East/Saddle River/Woodcliff Lake Exit (Saddle River). Merge onto E. Allendale Rd., Cross over NJ 17, then take ramp to NJ 17 North. Merge onto NJ 17 North and continue 1 1/2 miles. In Upper Saddle River, look for Westy Self-Storage on right. At next side street (American Reclaimed store on right), bear right (don't make sharp right onto Pleasant Ave.) into parking lot (sign over driveway for Stumpy's/Gravity Vault).

HELIX eSPORTS, 3167 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Bergen       Website

Electronic gaming rooms.

 
Northbound, Exit 16E, keep right through Exit 16E toll booth and follow signs for NJ 495/Lincoln Tunnel, Southbound, Exit 17, keep left through toll booth and follow signs for NJ 495/Lincoln Tunnel/New York City, Both, follow NJ 495 East 1/2 mile to Kennedy Blvd. Exit. When ramp divides, keep right and continue to traffic light. Turn left onto Kennedy Blvd. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto Bergen Tpk. and continue to entrance on left.

 
Northbound, Paterson Plank Rd. Exit (North Bergen). At end of ramp, turn left onto Paterson Plank Rd. and continue 1/4 mile. After merge with NJ 495 entrance ramp, get into right lane and continue to next light. Turn right onto Union Tpk. and continue 1/4 mile to third light. Turn right onto Bergen Tpk. and continue through 1 light to parking lot entrance on right.
Southbound, Bergen Tpk. (North Bergen). At traffic light (East Coast Motor Sales on right, North Bergen Post Office on left), bear left (not sharp left) onto Bergen Tpk. and continue 1/2 mile through 3 lights to entrance on right.


Eastbound, I-95 North/New Jersey Turnpike North/North Bergen/Kennedy Blvd. Exit (Secaucus). After crossing Hackensack River, follow signs for North Bergen/Kennedy Blvd. After merging onto service road, continue 1/2 mile to North Bergen exit. Merge onto Paterson Plank Rd. and continue 1 mile to end (name changes to Union Tpk.). Turn right onto Bergen Tpk. and continue to entrance on right, in The Boulevard mall.
Westbound, use US 1 Northbound or Southbound directions.

HIGH EXPOSURE, 266 Union St., Northvale       Website

Rock climbing, ninja warrior and Nerf arena.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 502/Closter Dock Rd. (Alpine). At traffic light (sign for Co. Rt. 502 West/Closter/Westwood), turn left onto Co. Rt. 502 West/Closter Dock Rd. and continue 2 miles to second light. Turn right onto Piermont Rd. and continue 3 miles into Rockleigh. Turn left (Rockleigh Equestrian Centre on right) onto Paris Ave. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn right (Paris Square condominiums on right) onto Industrial Pkwy. and continue 1/2 mile (name changes to Union St.) to facility on right.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 4/Closter Rd. (Palisades NY). After passing The Market on left, take next right onto Co. Rt. 4/Closter Rd. and continue 1 mile (in New Jersey, name changes to Rockleigh Rd.) to all-way stop in Rockleigh. Turn right onto Willow Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to stop sign. Turn left onto Piermont Rd., then take first right onto Paris Ave. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn right (Paris Square condominiums on right) onto Industrial Pkwy. and continue 1/2 mile (name changes to Union St.) to facility on right.

JERSEY AXE HOUSE, 52 E. Centre St., Nutley       Website

Axe throwing.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 151. At end of ramp, if Northbound, turn right, if Southbound, turn left, onto Watchung Ave. and continue to end. Turn right onto E. Passaic Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Centre St. and continue 1 3/4 miles to T intersection. Turn left onto Washington Ave., cross railroad tracks, then take first right onto E. Centre St. and continue 1/4 mile. When road begins downhill grade, look for 52 E. Centre St. building on left. Take second driveway (sign on left for Jersey Axe House) and proceed to facility on left.


Eastbound, NJ 21 South/Newark Exit (Clifton), Westbound, NJ 21/Paterson/Newark Exit (Clifton). If Eastbound, merge onto NJ 21 South, if Westbound, keep right on ramp, following signs for NJ 21 South and merge onto NJ 21 South. Both, continue on NJ 21 South 3/4 mile to Exit 8. At end of ramp, turn left onto River Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. After passing NJ 21 South entrance ramp on left, take next right onto E. Centre St. and continue up hill to white building on right. Turn right (sign on right for Jersey Axe House) into driveway and proceed to facility on left.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 8. If Northbound, at end of ramp, turn left onto Park Ave., cross under NJ 21, then turn left at next light onto River Rd. If Southbound, at end of ramp, turn left onto River Rd. and continue to first light. Both, continue 1/4 mile on River Rd. After passing NJ 21 South entrance ramp on left, take next right onto E. Centre St. and continue up hill to white building on right. Turn right (sign on right for Jersey Axe House) into driveway and proceed to facility on left.

LIVELY LASER TAG, 355 Route 22 East, Springfield       Website

Laser tag, arcade, video games.


Northbound, Exit 138. At end of ramp, turn left onto Co. Rt. 509/Kenilworth Blvd. and continue 3 1/2 miles through Kenilworth (name changes to Springfield Ave.) to traffic light at Mill Ln. in Springfield (first light after passing Williams Nursery on right). Turn left onto Mill Ln. At entrance to Echo Lake Park, follow road to right to stay on Mill Ln. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn right onto US 22 East and continue 1/2 mile. After passing Springfield BMW on right, take driveway to next group of stores and proceed to facility.
Southbound, Exit 140B. Merge onto US 22 West and continue 4 miles to Co. Rt. 577 South/Westfield Exit, after passing Barnes & Noble on right. Merge onto Co. Rt. 577 South/Springfield Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to third light (Mountainside Crossing office building on right). Turn right onto Mill Ln. At entrance to Echo Lake Park, follow road to right to stay on Mill Ln. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn right onto US 22 East and continue 1/2 mile. After passing Springfield BMW on right, take driveway to next group of stores and proceed to facility.


Eastbound, on right, in Springfield, after passing Springfield BMW on right, take driveway for next group of stores.
Westbound, Co. Rt. 577 South/Westfield Exit. Merge onto Co. Rt. 577 South/Springfield Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to third light (Mountainside Crossing office building on right). Turn right onto Mill Ln. At entrance to Echo Lake Park, follow road to right to stay on Mill Ln. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn right onto US 22 East and continue 1/2 mile. After passing Springfield BMW on right, take driveway to next group of stores and proceed to facility.

METHOD CLIMBING & FITNESS, 16 Lombardy St., Newark       Website

Wall climbing, weight training and fitness.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 15. At end of ramp, if Eastbound, turn right onto NJ 21 South, if Westbound, turn right onto NJ 21 South and continue to first light. Both, continue 1/4 mile on NJ 21 South to first light. Turn right onto Bridge St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Atlantic St. and continue to parking garage on left. Park and exit garage to Atlantic St. Turn left and walk 1/2 block to Lombardy St. Turn right and continue to facility on right.


Northbound, Center St. (Newark). At traffic light (first light after passing Don Pepe restaurant on right), turn left onto Center St. and continue 1/4 mile through 3 lights. Keep right approaching fourth light, following sign for Broad St. Merge onto Broad St. and continue 1/4 mile to traffic light at Bridge St./Washington St. (North Reformed Church on right). Turn right onto Bridge St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Atlantic St. and continue to parking garage on left. Park and exit garage to Atlantic St. Turn left and walk 1/2 block to Lombardy St. Turn right and continue to facility on right.
Southbound, Bridge St. (Newark). After passing I-280 interchange, continue to next light. Turn right onto Bridge St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Atlantic St. and continue to parking garage on left. Park and exit garage to Atlantic St. Turn left and walk 1/2 block to Lombardy St. Turn right and continue to facility on right.

NEW JERSEY ROCK GYM, 373 Route 46, Bldg. D, Fairfield / STUMPY'S HATCHET HOUSE, 373 US 46, Suite D140, Fairfield /
TAC OPS LASER TAG, 373 Route 46 West, Suite D110, Fairfield       Rock Gym Website       Stumpy's Website       Tac Ops Website


Rock Gym has rock climbing walls, bouldering and fitness center.

Stumpy's features axe throwing.

Tac Ops features several laser tag games.


Eastbound, Exit 47B. Merge onto US 46 East and continue 4 miles to Co. Rt. 625/Hollywood Ave. Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto Hollywood Ave., cross over US 46, then take first left to US 46 West. Merge onto US 46 West, then take first right into Fairfield Business Center. Drive straight to end, then turn right and proceed to Building D.
Westbound, Exit 53. On ramp, follow signs for US 46 West/Fairfield. Merge onto US 46 West and continue 2 miles. After passing Co. Rt. 625/Hollywood Ave. Exit, take next right into Fairfield Business Center. Drive straight to end, then turn right and proceed to Building D.


Northbound and Southbound, US 46 West/Fairfield Exit (Wayne). Merge onto US 46 West and continue 2 miles. After passing Co. Rt. 625/Hollywood Ave. Exit, take next right into Fairfield Business Center. Drive straight to end, then turn right and proceed to Building D.


Eastbound, Co. Rt. 625/Hollywood Ave. Exit (Fairfield). At end of ramp, turn left onto Hollywood Ave., cross over US 46, then take first left to US 46 West. Merge onto US 46 West, then take first right into Fairfield Business Center. Drive straight to end, then turn right and proceed to Building D.
Westbound, on right, in Fairfield Business Center in Fairfield, first driveway on right after passing Hollywood Ave. Drive straight to end, then turn right and proceed to Building D.

PUMP IT UP, 158 E. Westfield Ave., Roselle Park       Website

Trampoline park, ninja warrior course.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 137. At end of ramp, turn left onto NJ 28 East/North Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles (name changes to Westfield Ave.) to facility on right, next to Dollar Tree.


Eastbound, in Roselle Park, on right, 1/4 mile past traffic light at Chestnut St., next to Dollar Tree.
Westbound, in Roselle Park, on left, 1/2 mile past traffic light at Linden Rd. (Westfield Commons apartments on right), next to Dollar Tree.

RIVER CITY GAMING, 1527 Main St., Rahway       Website

Video gaming, basketball, skeeball, pool, virtual reality


Northbound, Exit 132. At end of ramp, turn left onto NJ 27 North and continue 2 1/2 miles to junction with NJ 35. Turn left to stay on NJ 27 North and continue 1 mile to traffic light at W. Milton Ave. (second light after passing Square One Motors on right). Turn right onto W. Milton Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto Main St. and continue to facility on right.
Southbound, Exit 135. On ramp, get into center lane and continue to second light. Turn left, cross under Parkway, continue through first light and take first exit (Rahway). Continue on Brant Ave. 1/4 mile to end. Turn left onto Westfield Ave. and continue 1 mile to third light. Cross NJ 27 and continue on W. Grand Ave. 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Irving St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Main St. and continue 1/4 mile to facility on left.

 
Northbound, Randolph Ave. (Woodbridge). After passing Sansone auto dealerships on right, turn right onto Randolph Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Woodbridge Rd. and continue 1/2 mile (name changes to Lawrence St.) to third light. Turn left onto E. Milton Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Main St. and continue to facility on right.
Southbound, E. Milton Ave. (Rahway). After passing Mr. Subs on right, take next right onto E. Milton Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn right onto Main St. and continue to facility on right.


Northbound and Southbound, W. Milton Ave. (Rahway). If Northbound, turn right (second light after passing Square One Auto on right), if Southbound, turn left (Dollar Tree on right), onto W. Milton Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to third light. Turn left onto Main St. and continue to gaming facility on right.


Northbound, New Brunswick Ave. (Rahway). At traffic light just before railroad overpass (after passing Home Depot on left), turn right onto Co. Rt. 609 North/New Brunswick Ave. and continue 1 mile to third light. Continue straight through light onto Main St. 1/4 mile through next light, at E. Milton Ave., to gaming facility on right.

RPM RACEWAY, 99 Caven Point Rd., Jersey City       Website

Arrive & Drive program is designed for individual customers, who may race go-karts on indoor track.

 
Traffic on New Jersey Turnpike mainline, use Exit 14, follow signs for Exits 14A-14B-14C
Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 14B. At end of ramp, turn left (sign for Port Liberte/Liberty State Park and Science Center) and cross under Turnpike. At first light, turn right (sign on right for Port Liberte) onto Caven Point Rd., then turn right into first driveway.

SANDBOX VR, 305 Route 17 South, Paramus       Website

Virtual reality experience using several popular games.


Northbound, Exit 163. Merge onto NJ 17 North and continue 1/2 mile to Midland Ave./Glen Rock exit. Merge onto Midland Ave., keep right crossing over NJ 17 and take NJ 17 South/Rutherford exit. Merge onto NJ 17 South and continue 1/2 mile to Paramus Crossroads mall on right, after passing P.C. Richard store and just before Parkway Southbound entrance. Enter mall and proceed to facility.
Southbound, Exit 165B-A. On ramp, keep left and pass ramps for Exits 165B and 165A. Continue straight, parallelling Parkway, on From Rd. 1 1/4 miles to end. Turn right onto Midland Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Get into right lane approaching light, then turn left, following sign for NJ 17 South. Keep right crossing over NJ 17, then take NJ 17 South/Rutherford exit. Merge onto NJ 17 South and continue 1/2 mile to Paramus Crossroads mall on right, after passing P.C. Richard store and just before Parkway Southbound entrance. Enter mall and proceed to facility.


Eastbound and Westbound, NJ 17 North/Mahwah Exit (Paramus). If Eastbound, when road divides after passing DCH Paramus Honda on right, keep right and follow signs for NJ 17 North/Mahwah. If Westbound, keep right and follow signs for NJ 17 North/Mahwah. Merge onto NJ 17 North and continue 2 miles to Midland Ave./Glen Rock exit. Merge onto Midland Ave., keep right crossing over NJ 17 and take NJ 17 South/Rutherford exit. Merge onto NJ 17 South and continue 1/2 mile to Paramus Crossroads mall on right, after passing P.C. Richard store and just before Garden State Parkway Southbound entrance. Enter mall and proceed to facility.


Northbound, Midland Ave./Glen Rock Exit (Paramus). Merge onto Midland Ave., keep right crossing over NJ 17 and take NJ 17 South/Rutherford exit. Merge onto NJ 17 South and continue 1/2 mile to Paramus Crossroads mall on right, after passing P.C. Richard store and just before Parkway Southbound entrance. Enter mall and proceed to facility.
Southbound, on right, in Paramus Crossroads mall, after passing P.C. Richard store and just before Garden State Parkway South entrance.

SKY ZONE TRAMPOLINE PARK, 80 Commerce Dr., Allendale       Website

Franchise facility offers opportunity to use trampolines for recreational play.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 66. Follow NJ 17 South 6 miles to Allendale Exit. Merge onto E. Allendale Rd. and continue to stop sign. Turn right and continue to first light. Turn right onto Boroline Rd. and continue 1/4 mile. Take first left onto Commerce Dr. and continue to facility on right.


Northbound and Southbound, Allendale Rd. West/Allendale Exit (Saddle River). Merge onto E. Allendale Rd. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Boroline Rd. and continue 1/4 mile. Take first left onto Commerce Dr. and continue to facility on right.

SKY ZONE TRAMPOLINE PARK, 25 Route 22, Springfield       Website

Franchise facility offers opportunity to use trampolines for recreational play.


Northbound, Exit 139B. At end of ramp, merge onto Chestnut St. and continue 1/4 mile. After passing first light, get into left lane and continue to next light (at US 22 overpass). Turn left onto W. Chestnut St. and continue 1/4 mile. Take first left (sign on right for US 22 West) and continue to stop sign. Turn right onto US 22 West and continue 2 3/4 miles to Co. Rt. 577 South/Westfield Exit. Merge onto Co. Rt. 577 South, cross over US 22, then take first right (sign on right for US 22 East/Newark). Immediately turn right again and continue to stop sign. Turn right onto US 22 East and continue 1 mile. After passing Blinds to Go on right, take next driveway on right. Drive to building in rear of mall.
Southbound, Exit 140B. Merge onto US 22 West and continue 4 miles to Co. Rt. 577 South/Westfield Exit, after passing Barnes & Noble on right. Merge onto Co. Rt. 577 South, cross over US 22, then take first right (sign on right for US 22 East/Newark). Immediately turn right again and continue to stop sign. Turn right onto US 22 East and continue 1 mile. After passing Blinds to Go on right, take next driveway on right. Drive to building in rear of mall.


Eastbound, in Springfield, on right, about 1/2 mile after passing Autoland on right. Look for Blinds to Go and take next driveway. Drive to back of mall.
Westbound, Co. Rt. 577 South/Westfield Exit. After passing Barnes & Noble on right, continue to Co. Rt. 577 interchange. Take Co. Rt. 577 South exit, merge onto Co. Rt. 577 South, cross over US 22, then take first right (sign on right for US 22 East/Newark). Immediately turn right again and continue to stop sign. Turn right onto US 22 East and continue 1 mile. After passing Blinds to Go on right, take next driveway on right. Drive to building in rear of mall.

SOUTH MOUNTAIN RECREATION COMPLEX, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange       Website

Recreation complex in South Mountain Reservation includes diversions to attract a variety of interests. Turtle Back Zoo contains animal exhibits in natural surroundings. Nearby is the Tree Top Adventure Course, which features zip lines and aerial obstacle courses. Waterfront area offers Children's Regatta Playground, paddle boat rentals, Orange Reservoir hiking path and McLoone's Boathouse Restaurant. Richard J. Codey Arena hosts high school and other amateur ice and non-ice events and also offers programs for people who want to learn to skate. MiniGolf Safari provides an 18-hole miniature golf course with an African theme.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 145. On ramp, follow signs for I-280 West/West Orange. Merge onto I-280 West and continue 2 miles to Exit 10. At end of ramp, turn left onto Northfield Ave. and continue 2 1/4 miles.
For Turtle Back Zoo, Codey Arena and Treetop Adventure Course, look for signs for zoo and turn left at traffic light (Avenue Hotel on right).
For waterfront and miniature golf, continue on Northfield Ave. a short distance to Co. Rt. 636/Verona Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto Cherry Ln., cross Northfield Ave. and continue to parking area on left.


Eastbound, Exit 49A. Merge onto Springfield Ave./NJ 124 and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Main St. (becomes Old Short Hills Rd.) and go 1 mile through Millburn Center to first light past railroad overpass. Turn right onto Brookside Dr. and continue 2 miles to first light. Cross South Orange Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles on Cherry Ln. to Recreation Complex on right, at Northfield Rd. Parking for McLoone's Boathouse and Safari Mini-Golf is on the right, just before light at Northfield Rd. For Turtle Back Zoo and Codey Arena, continue to traffic light at Northfield Rd., turn right and continue to parking lot.
Westbound, Exit 50B. At end of ramp, turn right onto Vauxhall Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to fourth light. Turn left onto Millburn Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. Follow traffic onto Essex St. and continue 1/2 mile to third light (including crosswalk light). Turn right onto Main St., cross under railroad overpass and continue to first light. Turn right onto Brookside Dr. and continue 3 1/4 miles (name changes to Cherry Ln.). Just before second light, parking for McLoone's Boathouse and Safari Mini-Golf is on the right. For Turtle Back Zoo and Codey Arena, continue to traffic light at Northfield Rd., turn right and continue to parking lot.


Eastbound, Exit 7. At end of ramp, turn left onto Pleasant Valley Way and continue 2 1/4 miles to third light, at Northfield Ave.
For Zoo and Codey Arena, Turn left onto Co. Rt. 508 East/Northfield Ave. and continue to entrances on right.
For Boathouse and Mini-Golf, cross Northfield Ave. and continue to parking lot on left.
Westbound, Exit 10. At end of ramp, turn left onto Co. Rt. 508 West/Northfield Ave. and continue 2 1/4 miles to Zoo and Codey Arena entrances on left (watch for signs).
For Boathouse, Mini-Golf and additional parking, continue to Co. Rt. 636/Verona Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto Pleasant Valley Way, cross Northfield Ave. and continue to parking lot on left.


Eastbound, Co. Rt. 508/Northfield Rd. (Livingston). At traffic light at Eisenhower Pkwy./Northfield Rd. (first light after passing High Country Ski & Tennis on right), pass light at Eisenhower Pkwy., then bear right (sign for Co. Rt. 508 East/Northfield Ave.) onto Co. Rt. 508 East/Northfield Rd. and continue 4 miles to traffic light at Pleasant Valley Way/Cherry Lane in West Orange (sign for recreation complex on right).
For Zoo, Arena and Adventure Course, continue through light to entrance on right.
For Boathouse and Mini-Golf, turn right onto Cherry Lane and continue to parking lot on right.
Westbound, Pleasant Valley Way (West Orange). After passing Mount Pleasant Plaza shopping center on right, get into left lane and, at next light, turn left onto Pleasant Valley Way (sign on right for Millburn) and continue 2 miles to first light.
For Zoo and Codey Arena, Turn left onto Co. Rt. 508 East/Northfield Ave. and continue to entrances on right.
For Boathouse and Mini-Golf, cross Northfield Ave. and continue to parking lot on left.

TEANECK SPEEDWAY, 545 Cedar Ln., Teaneck       Website

Slot car racing, laser tag, arcade, mini bowling.

 
Northbound, use local lanes, Exit 70B, merge onto DeGraw Ave., Southbound, use local lanes, Exit 70, at traffic light at end of ramp, turn left onto Glenwood Ave. and continue to end; merge onto DeGraw Ave., Both, continue 1/2 mile on DeGraw Ave. to second light. Turn right onto Teaneck Rd. and continue 1 mile to third light (Leber Funeral Home on right). Turn left onto Cedar Ln. and continue 1 mile to facility on right, after passing light at Elm Ave.


Eastbound, use local lanes, Exit 67. At end of ramp, turn left onto Second St. and continue 1 1/2 miles (name changes to Palisade Ave.) to traffic light at Cedar Ln. in Teaneck. Turn left onto Cedar Ln. and continue 1/2 mile to facility on right, after passing light at Elm Ave.


Eastbound, River Rd./Teaneck/Bogota/New Milford Exit (Teaneck). At end of ramp, turn left and continue to stop sign. Turn right onto River Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Cedar Ln. and continue 1/2 mile through 2 lights to facility on left.
Westbound, Belle Ave. Exit (Teaneck). After exiting NJ 4, take first left onto Billington Rd. and continue to end. Turn left onto Sussex Rd. and continue 1/2 mile (name changes to Garrison Rd.) to end. Turn right onto Cedar Ln. and continue through 1 light to facility on right.

URBAN AIR ADVENTURE PARK, 69 Wesley St., South Hackensack       Website

Trampolines, dodgeball, climbing walls, playground, ninja warrior course.


Eastbound, use local lanes, Exit 65. At end of ramp, turn right onto North St. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Green St. and continue 1/4 mile, passing under I-80, to first light. Turn right onto Wesley St. and continue 1/4 mile to facility on right.
Westbound, use local lanes, Exit 65. At end of ramp, turn right onto Wesley St. Facility is in first building on right.


Northbound, US 46 East/George Washington Bridge Exit (Hasbrouck Heights), Take left-lane exit and merge onto US 46 East. Keep right and take first exit, Green St./Hackensack. At end of ramp, turn right onto Green St. and continue 1/2 mile to third light, just after crossing under I-80. Turn right onto Wesley St. and continue 1/4 mile to facility on right.
Southbound, I-80 East/New York Exit (Hackensack), Merge onto I-80 East, keep right and continue 1/2 mile to Exit 65. At end of ramp, turn right onto North St. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Green St. and continue 1/4 mile, passing under I-80, to first light. Turn right onto Wesley St. and continue 1/4 mile to facility on right.


Eastbound, Green St./Hackensack Exit (Teterboro). At end of ramp, turn right onto Green St. and continue 1/2 mile to third light, just after crossing under I-80. Turn right onto Wesley St. and continue 1/4 mile to facility on right.
Westbound, Huyler St. (Teterboro). After passing MFT Car Wash on right (sign on left for Fred Wehran Dr.), at next light, turn right onto Huyler St. and continue 3/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto Wesley St. and continue 1/4 mile to facility on left.

XTREME ENERGY, 250 S. Van Brunt St., Englewood       Website

Trampolines, ninja course, ropes course, virtual reality, rock climbing.

 
Northbound, Exit 71 (use local lanes). At end of ramp, turn right onto Broad Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn left onto Van Nostrand Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 501 North/Grand Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto E. Forest Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto S. Van Brunt St. and continue 1 block. Facility is on left, at Columbus Ave.
Southbound, Exit 72A. Follow NJ 4 West 2 miles to Van Brunt St./Englewood Exit. Continue on S. Van Brunt St. 1/2 mile to facility on left at Columbus Ave., 1 block after passing second light (W. Forest Ave.).


Eastbound, Webster Ave./Farragut Dr. Exit (Teaneck). At end of ramp, turn right onto Webster Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto W. Forest Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn left onto S. Van Brunt St. and continue 1 block to facility on left, at Columbus Ave.
Westbound, Van Brunt St./Englewood Exit (Englewood). After passing Grand Ave. Exit and crossing over viaduct, take next exit. Continue on S. Van Brunt St. 1/2 mile to facility on left at Columbus Ave., 1 block after passing second light (W. Forest Ave.).

YESTERCADES, 151 E. Broad St., Westfield       Website

Indoor arcade features a variety of games that have been released over the past four decades.


Northbound, Exit 135. On ramp, use center lane and continue to second light. Turn left (two-lane left) and get into right lane crossing under Parkway. At next light, continue straight, following sign for Westfield/Garwood, on Central Ave. 2 1/2 miles to traffic light at South Ave., in Westfield, just before railroad overpass. Turn left onto South Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to traffic circle. Take first exit from circle, following sign for Co. Rt. 509 North/Springfield/Scotch Plains, and get into center lane. Cross North Ave. and continue 1 1/2 blocks to facility on left.
Southbound, Exit 137. At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 28 West/North Ave. and continue 3 1/4 miles through Cranford and Garwood to traffic light at E. Broad St., in Westfield (first light after passing Westfield Fire Dept. on left). Turn right onto E. Broad St. and continue 1 1/2 blocks to facility on left.


Eastbound, Lawrence Ave. (Mountainside). Turn right onto Lawrence Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to yield sign. Turn right onto Mountain Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto E. Broad St. and continue 1 1/2 blocks to facility on right.
Westbound, Co. Rt. 577 South/Westfield Exit. (Springfield) Merge onto Co. Rt. 577 South/Springfield Ave. and continue 1 mile to fourth light (Echo Lake Church of Christ on right). Turn right onto E. Broad St. and continue 1 3/4 miles into Westfield. Facility is on right, after passing Elm St.


Eastbound and Westbound, E. Broad St. (Westfield). If Eastbound, use middle (straight) lane crossing underneath railroad (follow signs for Co. Rt. 509 North), if Westbound, turn right, onto E. Broad St. Both, continue 1 1/2 blocks on E. Broad St. to facility on left.

Arts and Culture



BELSKIE MUSEUM OF ART, 280 High St., Closter       Website

Museum founded to preserve the works of sculptor and Closter resident Abram Belskie offers periodic exhibitions of works by varied artists.


Northbound, Exit 168. At end of ramp, turn right onto Washington Ave. and continue 2 miles to traffic light at Broadway, at railroad crossing in Westwood. Turn right onto Broadway and continue 1/4 mile, where road curves left and becomes Old Hook Rd. Continue 3 1/2 miles on Old Hook Rd. (name changes to High St.) into Closter to museum on right, adjoining Closter Public Library.
Southbound, Exit 166. At end of ramp, turn right onto Highland Ave. and continue to end. Turn right onto Linwood Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn left onto Pascack Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to third light. Turn right onto Washington Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at Broadway, at railroad crossing in Westwood. Turn right onto Broadway and continue 1/4 mile, where road curves left and becomes Old Hook Rd. Continue 3 1/2 miles on Old Hook Rd. (name changes to High St.) into Closter to museum on right, adjoining Closter Public Library.


Northbound and Southbound, Co. Rt. 502/Closter Dock Rd. (Alpine). At traffic light (sign for Co. Rt. 502 West/Closter/Westwood), if Northbound, turn left, if Southbound, turn right, onto Co. Rt. 502 West/Closter Dock Rd. and continue 2 1/2 miles into Closter. After road curves to right, take first left onto High St. (sign on right for Co. 502 West) and continue 1/2 mile to museum on left, next to library.

BERGEN COUNTY PLAYERS, 298 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell       Website

Now in its ninth decade, the local theater company presents several dramatic and musical productions during each season.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 165A. If Northbound, turn right, if Southbound, merge, onto Oradell Ave. and continue 1 3/4 miles to fourth light. Turn right onto Kinderkamack Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to theater on left. Park on street or in municipal lots. Do not park in local private lots.


Eastbound, River Edge/Local Traffic Exit (River Edge). Follow service road and take first right after passing under pedestrian overpass (sign for U turn). Continue two blocks on Johnson Ave. to blinker light. Turn left onto Jefferson St. and continue to end. Turn left onto Kinderkamack Rd. and continue 3 miles to Bergen County Players theater on right, just past traffic light at Ridgewood Ave. Park on street or in municipal lots. Do not park in nearby private lots.
Westbound, Grand Ave./Kinderkamack Rd./River Edge Exit (River Edge) Merge onto Grand Ave. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Kinderkamack Rd. and continue 3 miles to Bergen County Players theater on right, just past traffic light at Ridgewood Ave. Park on street or in municipal lots. Do not park in nearby private lots.

BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood       Website

Performing arts center presents musical plays, comedy, dance, popular and classical music.

 
Northbound, use local lanes, Exit 71. Merge onto Broad Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to end (name changes to Dana Pl.). Turn left onto E. Palisade Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to traffic light at Van Brunt St. (first light after crossing railroad tracks). Turn right to enter parking lot or cross tracks, then turn right onto Van Brunt St. and park in street spaces on right.
Southbound, Exit 72A. Follow NJ 4 East 1 1/2 miles to Co. Rt. 501 North/Englewood Exit. Merge onto Co. Rt. 501 North/Grand Ave. and continue 1 mile to third light. Turn left onto E. Palisade Ave. and continue to second light, at railroad tracks. Turn right to enter parking lot or cross tracks, then turn right onto Van Brunt St. and park in street spaces on right.


Northbound, Exit 161. Merge onto NJ 4 East and continue 6 miles to Co. Rt. 501/Englewood/Grand Ave. Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Rockwood Pl. and continue to stop sign. Turn right onto Co. 501 North/Grand St. and continue 1 mile to traffic light at E. Palisade Ave., in Englewood (Sol Spa on left). Turn left onto E. Palisade Ave. and continue to second light. Turn right to enter parking lot or cross tracks, then turn right onto Van Brunt St. and park in street spaces on right.
Southbound, Exit 163. Merge onto NJ 17 South and continue 3/4 mile to NJ 4 East/Fort Lee/New York Exit. Keep left on ramp, merge onto NJ 4 East and continue 5 1/2 miles to Co. Rt. 501/Englewood/Grand Ave. Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Rockwood Pl. and continue to stop sign. Turn right onto Co. 501 North/Grand St. and continue 1 mile to traffic light at E. Palisade Ave., in Englewood (Sol Spa on left). Turn left onto E. Palisade Ave. and continue to second light. Turn right to enter parking lot or cross tracks, then turn right onto Van Brunt St. and park in street spaces on right.


Eastbound and Westbound, Co. Rt. 501/Grand Ave./Englewood Exit (Englewood). At end of ramp, if Northbound, turn right onto Rockwood Pl. and continue to stop sign; turn right onto Co. Rt. 501 North/Grand Ave, if Southbound, merge onto Co. Rt. 501. Both, continue 1 mile to third light. Turn left onto E. Palisade Ave. At railroad tracks, turn right to enter parking lot or cross tracks, then turn right onto Van Brunt St. and park in street spaces on right.


Northbound and Southbound, Co. Rt. 505/E. Palisade Ave. (Englewood Cliffs). At traffic light, if Northbound (sign on right for Co. Rt. 505/Englewood), turn left, if Southbound (first light after passing North Jersey Surgical Center on right), turn right, onto Co. Rt. 505 North/E. Palisade Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles into Englewood. Just before crossing railroad tracks, turn right into parking lot or cross tracks and turn right onto Van Brunt St. and park in street spaces on right.

BERRIE CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Ramapo College of New Jersey, 505 Ramapo Valley Rd., Mahwah       Website

Complex of theaters and art galleries feature productions in several areas of the performing arts and exhibitions of art works.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 66. Follow NJ 17 South to US 202/Suffern/Morristown exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto US 202 South and continue 1 1/4 miles to first light. Turn left and enter Ramapo College campus. At stop sign, turn right onto Cherry Ln. and continue to Berrie Center on left. Turn right onto Redbud Ln. and continue to Guest Parking Lot C.


Northbound and Southbound, US 202/Suffern/Morristown Exit (Mahwah). At end of ramp, turn left onto US 202 South/Ramapo Valley Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to first light. Turn left and enter Ramapo College campus. At stop sign, turn right onto Cherry Ln. and continue to Berrie Center on left. Turn right onto Redbud Ln. and continue to Guest Parking Lot C.


Northbound and Southbound, Ramapo College of New Jersey (Mahwah). At traffic light at entrance to college, if Northbound, turn right, if Southbound, turn left, and enter campus. At stop sign, turn right onto Cherry Ln. and continue to Berrie Center on left. Turn right onto Redbud Ln. and continue to Guest Parking Lot C.

BLACK BOX PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 8 E. Palisade Ave., 2nd floor, Englewood       Website

Center presents stage works by established and lesser-known writers.



Northbound, use local lanes, Exit 71. Merge onto Broad Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Sheffield Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Grand Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles (name changes to Engle St.) to traffic light at E. Palisade Ave. in Englewood (Clock Tower Bldg. on opposite right corner). Turn left onto E. Palisade Ave. and continue to first light, at Dean St. Park on Palisade Ave. and walk to theater through walkway on left between 6 and 10 E. Palisade Ave. or turn left onto S. Dean St. and continue 1/2 block to parking garage entrance on right. Exit garage toward buildings in back and enter theater through 8-12 E. Palisade Ave. vestibule.
Southbound, Exit 72A. Follow NJ 4 West 1 1/4 miles to Co. Rt. 501/Grand Ave./Englewood exit. Merge onto Co. Rt. 501 North/Grand Ave. and continue 1 mile (name changes to Engle St.) to traffic light at E. Palisade Ave. in Englewood (Clock Tower Bldg. on opposite right corner). Turn left onto E. Palisade Ave. and continue to first light, at Dean St. Park on Palisade Ave. and walk to theater through walkway on left between 6 and 10 E. Palisade Ave. or turn left onto S. Dean St. and continue 1/2 block to parking garage entrance on right. Exit garage toward buildings in back and enter theater through 8-12 E. Palisade Ave. vestibule.


Northbound and Southbound, Co. Rt. 501 North/Englewood Exit (Englewood). If Eastbound, at end of ramp, turn right onto Rockwood Pl. and continue to stop sign. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 501 North/Grand Ave. If Westbound, merge onto Co. Rt. 501 North/Grand Ave. Both, continue on Co. Rt. 501 North/Grand Ave. 1 mile (name changes to Engle St.) to traffic light at E. Palisade Ave. in Englewood (Clock Tower Bldg. on opposite right corner). Turn left onto E. Palisade Ave. and continue to first light, at Dean St. Park on Palisade Ave. and walk to theater through walkway on left between 6 and 10 E. Palisade Ave. or turn left onto S. Dean St. and continue 1/2 block to parking garage entrance on right. Exit garage toward buildings in back and enter theater through 8-12 E. Palisade Ave. vestibule.

HIRAM BLAUVELT ART MUSEUM, 705 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell       Website

Promotes conservation through exhibition of art picturing wildlife and the natural world.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 165A. If Northbound, turn right, if Southbound, merge, onto Oradell Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto Forest Ave. and continue 1 mile to second light. Bear right onto Fourth Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. Take first right onto Ackerman Ave. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn right onto Kinderkamack Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to entrance on right.


Eastbound, River Edge/Local Traffic Exit (River Edge). Follow service road and take first right after passing under pedestrian overpass (sign for U turn). Continue two blocks on Johnson Ave. to blinker light. Turn left onto Jefferson St. and continue to end. Turn left onto Kinderkamack Rd. and continue 4 miles to museum on left.
Westbound, Grand Ave./Kinderkamack Rd./River Edge Exit (River Edge) Merge onto Grand Ave. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Kinderkamack Rd. and continue 4 miles to museum on left.

CICCONE THEATRE / GALLERY BERGEN, Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Rd., Paramus       Gallery Website       Theater Website

Gallery on the campus of Bergen County Community College presents art exhibitions on various subjects.

Theater presents musical and dramatic productions.


Northbound, Exit 160. At end of ramp, turn left onto Passaic St. and continue 2 1/2 miles (after crossing NJ 4, name changes to Paramus Rd.) to Bergen Community College entrance. Follow signs for West Hall.
Southbound, Exit 163. Merge onto NJ 17 South and continue 1/2 mile to Century Rd./River Edge/Fair Lawn Exit. On ramp, keep right, following signs for Fair Lawn. Continue 1 1/2 miles on Century Rd. to fourth light. Turn right onto Paramus Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to Bergen Community College entrance. Follow signs for West Hall (Gallery Bergen) or Ciccone Theater.


Eastbound, Paramus Rd./Ridgewood Exit (Paramus), Westbound, Paramus Rd. North Exit (Paramus). Merge onto Paramus Rd. and continue 2 miles to Bergen Community College entrance on right. Follow signs to West Hall (Gallery Bergen) or Ciccone Theater.


Northbound, NJ 4/Paterson/Fort Lee/New York Exit (Paramus). Follow signs for NJ 4 West/Paterson. Merge onto NJ 4 West and continue 1/2 mile to Paramus Rd. North Exit. Merge onto Paramus Rd. and continue 2 miles to Bergen Community College entrance. Follow signs to West Hall (Gallery Bergen) or Ciccone Theater.
Southbound, Paramus Rd./Ridgewood Exit (Ridgewood). Merge onto Paramus Rd. and continue 2 miles to Bergen Community College Exit. Cross Paramus Rd. and follow signs for West Hall (Gallery Bergen) or Ciccone Theater.

CLIFTON ARTS CENTER AND SCULPTURE PARK, 900 Clifton Ave., Clifton       Website

Located at the Clifton Municipal Complex, the arts center is housed in two 20th-century barns that were originally part of a U.S. Animal Quarantine Station. Several exhibitions are mounted annually. More than 30 sculptures have been installed around the municipal complex.


Northbound, Exit 153B. Merge onto NJ 3 West and continue 1/2 mile to Grove St./Montclair/Paterson Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Grove St. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Van Houten Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to Clifton Municipal Complex on left. Turn left and enter complex. Arts Center is on left.
Southbound, Exit 154. After passing through ramp toll plaza, keep right, following sign for Clifton/Grove St. At end of ramp, turn left onto Grove St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Van Houten Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to Clifton Municipal Complex on left. Turn left and enter complex, then continue and take first possible left (sign for arts center on left).


Eastbound, Co. Rt. 623/Grove St. Exit (Clifton). At end of ramp, turn left onto Grove St. and continue 3/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Van Houten Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to Clifton Municipal Complex on left. Turn left onto Linzenbold Dr. and enter complex. Take second left onto Well Rd. and continue to parking lot at end.
Westbound, Broad St./Bloomfield/Paterson Exit (Clifton). At end of short ramp, turn right onto Allwood Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto NJ 161/Clifton Ave. and continue 1 mile to third light. Turn left onto Van Houten Ave., then take first right and enter Clifton Municipal Complex. Continue on Linzenbold Dr. and take second left onto Well Rd. Continue to parking lot at end.


Eastbound, Broad St./Paterson/Bloomfield Exit (Clifton), Westbound, Broad St./Clifton Exit (Clifton). If Eastbound, at end of ramp, continue straight, if Westbound, merge onto Broad St., cross under US 46, then take Colfax Ave. exit. and keep right. Both, cross Broad St. and continue 1/2 mile on Colfax Ave. to Clifton Municipal Complex (just past Clifton High School on right). Turn right onto Linzenbold Dr. and enter complex. Pass Senior Center, then take next right onto Well Rd. and continue to parking lot at end.

CRANFORD DRAMATIC CLUB THEATRE, 78 Winans Ave., Cranford       Website

Theater group with 100+ year history presents musical, dramatic and comedy performances.


Northbound, Exit 136. At end of ramp, turn left onto Centennial Ave. and continue 3/4 mile. After passing under railroad, take next right (Mr. Kitchen & Bath on left) onto Winans Ave. and continue to theater on left.
Southbound, Exit 137. At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 28 West/North Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn left onto Centennial Ave. and continue 1/2 mile through 2 lights. After passing second light (Lincoln Ave.), take second left onto Winans Ave. and continue to theater on left.


Eastbound and Westbound, Centennial Ave. (Cranford) If Eastbound (after crossing Rahway River), turn right, if Westbound (first light after passing Trinity Episcopal Church on right), turn left, onto Centennial Ave. and continue 1/2 mile through two lights. After passing second light (Lincoln Ave.), take second left onto Winans Ave. and continue to theater on left.

GALLERIES AT KEAN UNIVERSITY, 1000 Morris Ave., Union       Website

University presents art exhibitions in several galleries around campus. Get map for locations here.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 13A. Use center toll booths and follow signs for North Ave. West/Dowd Ave. On long ramp, keep left, continuing to follow signs for North Ave./Dowd Ave. After passing through traffic light, merge onto North Ave. and continue 2 1/2 miles to traffic light at NJ 82/Morris Ave., in Union. Turn right onto NJ 82 West/Morris Ave. and continue to first light. Turn left to enter Kean University Main Campus. Follow map to desired gallery.


Northbound, Exit 140. Merge onto US 22 East, keep right and take NJ 82 East/Elizabeth/Kean University Exit. Merge onto NJ 82 East/Morris Ave. and continue 2 miles to third light after passing under railroad. Turn right to enter Kean University Main Campus. Follow map to desired gallery.
Southbound, Exit 141. At end of ramp, turn left onto Vauxhall Rd. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn right onto Salem Rd. and continue to first light. Turn left onto NJ 82 East/Morris Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to third light after passing under railroad. Turn right to enter Kean University Main Campus. Follow map to desired gallery.


Eastbound, NJ 82 East/Elizabeth Exit (Union). Merge onto NJ 82 East/Morris Ave. and continue 2 miles. At third light after crossing under railroad, turn right and enter Kean University campus. Follow map to desired gallery.
Westbound, Vauxhall Rd./Hillside Exit (Union). After passing Mediterranean Restaurant Equipment on right, take exit (sign for Vauxhall Rd./Hillside) after passing under Vauxhall Rd. At end of ramp, turn right onto Vauxhall Rd. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn right onto Salem Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto NJ 82 East/Morris Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to third light after passing under railroad. Turn right to enter Kean University Main Campus. Follow map to desired gallery.

HACKENSACK PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 102 State St., Hackensack       Website

Performing arts center presents stage performances and art exhibitions,

 
Northbound, I-80/Paterson Exit, Southbound, Exit 69. If Northbound on Western Spur, after passing Exit 16W, follow signs for I-80/Paterson, then when ramp divides, keep right for Local I-80 lanes. If Northbound on Eastern Spur, at Exit 16E/Exit 18E toll barrier, keep left, following signs for Exit 18E. After passing toll barrier, follow signs for I-80/Paterson. When ramp divides, keep right for Local I-80 lanes. If Southbound, leaving George Washington Bridge, follow signs for I-95 Southbound Local lanes and continue to Exit 69. Both, follow I-80 West 1 1/4 miles to Exit 66. At end of ramp, turn left onto Hudson St. and continue 3/4 mile to traffic light at State St. in Hackensack (Court Plaza parking garage on right). Turn right onto State St. and continue 1/4 mile to Arts Center on right. For parking, pass Arts Center, then turn right onto Atlantic St. and park in public garage on left.


Eastbound, Exit 65. At end of ramp, turn right onto North St. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Green St. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn right onto Essex St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto State St. and continue 1/4 mile to Arts Center on right. For parking, pass Arts Center, then turn right onto Atlantic St. and park in public garage on left.
Westbound, Exit 66. At end of ramp, turn left onto Hudson St. and continue 3/4 mile to traffic light at State St. in Hackensack (Court Plaza parking garage on right). Turn right onto State St. and continue 1/4 mile to Arts Center on right. For parking, pass Arts Center, then turn right onto Atlantic St. and park in public garage on left.


Eastbound and Westbound, Hackensack Ave. South/Hackensack Exit (Hackensack). Merge onto Hackensack Ave. and continue 1 3/4 miles (name changes to River St.) to traffic light at Atlantic St. (first light after passing under railroad). Turn right onto Atlantic St. and continue through 1 light. Park in public parking garage on right. Arts Center is ahead on left.


Northbound, Polifly Rd./Hackensack Exit (Hasbrouck Heights). Merge onto Polifly Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to fourth light, at Essex St. Turn right onto Essex St. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn left onto State St. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Arts Center is on right. For parking, turn right at light and park in public garage on left.
Southbound, Essex St./Saddle Brook Exit (Maywood). At end of ramp, turn left onto Essex St. and continue 1 3/4 miles to traffic light at State St. (first light after crossing railroad tracks). Turn left onto State St. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Arts Center is on right. For parking, turn right at light and park in public garage on left.

ALEXANDER KASSER THEATRE / GEORGE SEGAL GALLERY, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair       Kasser Website       Segal Website

Montclair State University community offers musical and theatrical productions in a 500-seat Alexander Kasser Theatre on campus.

George Segal Gallery mounts periodic art exhibitions.


Northbound, Exit 153B. Merge onto NJ 3 West and continue 3/4 mile to Valley Rd. Exit. At traffic circle, take third exit and continue on Valley Rd. 1 mile to second light. Turn right onto Normal Ave., then take first right to enter college campus. Follow signs to parking.
Southbound, Exit 154. After passing through ramp toll plaza, keep left, merge onto US 46 West and continue 1 1/4 miles to Co. Rt. 709/Great Notch Rd. Exit. Keep right on ramp, following signs for Co. Rt. 709 East/Great Notch Rd. and merge onto Great Notch Rd. At traffic circle, take first exit and continue on Valley Rd. South 1 mile to second light. Turn right onto Normal Ave., then take first right to enter college campus. Follow signs to parking.


Eastbound, use US 46 Eastbound directions.
Westbound, Valley Rd. Exit. At traffic circle at end of ramp, take third exit and continue on Valley Rd. 1 mile to second light. Turn right onto Normal Ave. and continue to college entrance on right, then follow signs to parking.


Eastbound, Co. Rt. 621/Valley Rd. Exit (Clifton). At end of ramp, turn left onto Valley Rd. and continue 1 mile to first light. Turn right onto Normal Ave. and continue to college entrance on right, then follow signs to parking.
Westbound, Co. Rt. 709/Great Notch Rd. Exit (Clifton). After passing Lightbridge Academy on right, take Great Notch Rd. Exit. Keep right on ramp, following signs for Co. Rt. 709 East/Great Notch Rd. and merge onto Great Notch Rd. At traffic circle, take first exit and continue on Valley Rd. South 1 mile to first light. Turn right onto Normal Ave., then take first right to enter college campus. Follow signs to parking.

KEAN STAGE       Website

Kean University facility presents stage plays, musical events, dance productions and family events from a broad range of sources in a complex of two theaters and a recital hall.

    Wilkins Theatre, STEM Auditorium, Zella Fry Theatre, Little Theatre, 1000 Morris Ave., Union
    Enlow Recital Hall, 215 North Ave., Hillside


 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 13A. Use center toll booths and follow signs for North Ave. West/Dowd Ave. On long ramp, keep left, continuing to follow signs for North Ave./Dowd Ave. After passing through traffic light, merge onto North Ave. and continue 1 3/4 miles to traffic light at Riverside Dr., in Hillside.
For Enlow Hall, turn right (sign on right for Kean University East Campus) and follow signs to Enlow Hall.
For Wilkins, Zella Fry and Little Theatres, continue straight on NJ 439/North Ave. to next light. Turn right onto NJ 82 West/Morris Ave. and continue to first light. Turn left to enter Kean University Main Campus. At T intersection, turn left for Zella Fry parking, right for Wilkins and Little Theatre parking.
For STEM Auditorium, continue straight on NJ 439/North Ave. to next light. Turn right onto NJ 82 West/Morris Ave. and continue to second light. Turn right and follow signs to Auditorium.


Northbound, Exit 140. Merge onto US 22 East, keep right and take NJ 82 East/Elizabeth/Kean University Exit. Merge onto NJ 82 East/Morris Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to second light after passing under railroad.
For STEM Auditorium, turn left and follow signs to Auditorium.
Continue 1/4 mile to next light.
For Wilkins, Zella Fry and Little Theatres, turn right to enter Kean University Main Campus. At T intersection, turn left for Zella Fry parking, right for Wilkins and Little Theatre parking.
For Enlow Hall, continue to next light. Turn left onto NJ 439/North Ave. and continue to first light. Turn left (sign on left for Kean University East Campus) and follow signs to Enlow Hall.
Southbound, Exit 141. At end of ramp, turn left onto Vauxhall Rd. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn right onto Salem Rd. and continue to first light. Turn left onto NJ 82 East/Morris Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to second light after passing under railroad.
For STEM Auditorium, turn left (sign on right for Liberty Hall/STEM Building) and follow signs to destination.
Continue 1/4 mile to next light.
For Wilkins, Zella Fry and Little Theatres, turn right to enter Kean University Main Campus. At T intersection, turn left for Zella Fry parking, right for Wilkins and Little Theatre parking.
For Enlow Hall, continue to next light. Turn left onto NJ 439/North Ave. and continue to first light. Turn left (sign on left for Kean University East Campus) and follow signs to Enlow Hall.


Eastbound, NJ 82 East/Elizabeth Exit (Union). Merge onto NJ 82 East/Morris Ave. and continue 1 3/4 miles, then follow directions to desired facility below.
For STEM Auditorium, at second light after crossing under railroad (sign for Liberty Hall Museum on right), turn left and follow signs for STEM Building.
For Wilkins Theatre, Zella Fry Theatre, Little Theatre, at third light after crossing under railroad, turn right and enter Kean University campus. At T intersection, turn right for Wilkins Theatre and Little Theatre (in University Center) parking, turn left for Zella Fry Theatre parking.
For Enlow Recital Hall, continue to traffic light at NJ 439/North Ave. (fourth light after crossing under railroad). Turn left onto North Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left (sign for Kean University/Enlow Recital Hall on left), enter Kean University East Campus and continue to parking area.
Westbound, Vauxhall Rd./Hillside Exit (Union). After passing Mediterranean Restaurant Equipment on right, take exit (sign for Vauxhall Rd./Hillside) after passing under Vauxhall Rd. At end of ramp, turn right onto Vauxhall Rd. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn right onto Salem Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto NJ 82 East/Morris Ave. and continue 3/4 mile, then follow directions to desired facility below.
For STEM Auditorium, at second light after crossing under railroad (sign for Liberty Hall Museum on right), turn left and follow signs for STEM Building.
For Wilkins Theatre, Zella Fry Theatre, Little Theatre, at third light after crossing under railroad, turn right and enter Kean University campus. At T intersection, turn right for Wilkins Theatre and Little Theatre (in University Center) parking, turn left for Zella Fry Theatre parking.
For Enlow Recital Hall, continue to traffic light at NJ 439/North Ave. (fourth light after crossing under railroad). Turn left onto North Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left (sign for Kean University/Enlow Recital Hall on left), enter Kean University East Campus and continue to parking area.

MANA CONTEMPORARY, 888 Newark Ave., Jersey City       Website

Housed in brick industrial buildings, Mana Contemporary is an effort to provide artist workshops, exhibition spaces and other services in a unified setting, offering a chance for creative people to interact and collaborate with each other.

 
Northbound, Exit 15E. Keep right through toll booth and follow signs for Truck US 1-9/Jersey City. Merge onto Truck US 1-9 North and continue 1 1/2 miles across Passaic and Hackensack River Bridges. After crossing second bridge, keep left to stay on Truck US 1-9 North and continue 1 1/4 miles. After road makes an S curve and passes under railroad overpass, turn right at first light onto Newark Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to gallery on right. Pass building and turn right to enter parking lot.
Southbound, Exit 17. At end of ramp, merge onto NJ 495 East, then take first exit to US 1-9 South. Follow signs onto US 1-9 South and continue 2 1/2 miles to junction with NJ 7/NJ 139. Following signs for Tonnele Ave./Jersey City, stay in center lane. Following signs for Tonnele Ave., continue through two traffic lights, then turn right onto Tonnele Ave. and proceed 1/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto Newark Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to gallery on right. Pass building and turn right to enter parking lot.

 
Northbound, Tonnele Ave. (Jersey City), Southbound, Tonnele Ave./Jersey City Exit (Jersey City). If Northbound, follow signs for US 1-9 after leaving Pulaski Skyway; at traffic light at end of ramp, turn right onto Tonnele Ave., if Southbound, get in center lane, following signs for Tonnele Ave./Jersey City; continue through two lights, then turn right onto Tonnele Ave. Both, continue 1/4 mile on Tonnele Ave. to second light. Turn right onto Newark Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to gallery on right. Pass building and turn right to enter parking lot.

MILE SQUARE THEATRE, 1400 Clinton St., Hoboken       Website

Nonprofit theater presents musical and dramatic productions.

 
Northbound, Exit 16E, Southbound, Exit 17. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 495/Lincoln Tunnel. Follow NJ 495 East 1 1/2 miles to Weehawken/Hoboken Exit. At traffic light at end of ramp, cross Pleasant Ave. and follow traffic onto service road. Continue on service road and get into right lane. At end of service road, turn right onto Kennedy Blvd. East and continue 1 mile (name changes to Park Ave.) to traffic light at 15th St. in Hoboken. For theater, turn right onto 15th St. and continue 2 blocks to Clinton St. Theater is 1 block to the left on Clinton St.

 
Northbound and Southbound, NJ 3/NJ 495/Clifton/Lincoln Tunnel Exit (North Bergen). Follow NJ 3 to NJ 495/Lincoln Tunnel Exit. Merge onto NJ 495 East and continue 1 1/2 miles to Weehawken/Hoboken Exit. At traffic light at end of ramp, cross Pleasant Ave. and follow traffic onto service road. Continue on service road and get into right lane. At end of service road, turn right onto Kennedy Blvd. East and continue 1 mile (name changes to Park Ave.) to traffic light at 15th St. in Hoboken. For theater, turn right onto 15th St. and continue 2 blocks to Clinton St. Theater is 1 block to the left on Clinton St.

Parking, at traffic light at 15th St., turn left. Parking garages are located to the right between Park Ave. and Garden St. and on right between Bloomfield and Garden Sts. Exit from garage to 15th St., turn left and walk three blocks to Clinton St. Turn left onto Clinton St. and walk 1 block to theater. Space reservation at second garage available on theater's website.

MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair       Website

Art museum featuring American and Native American art; also concerts and film series.


Northbound, Exit 148. Merge onto John F. Kennedy Pkwy. N. Approaching first light, get into middle through lane. Continue to second light. Turn left onto Franklin St. and continue 1/4 mile through two lights. After passing second light, bear left onto Washington St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Bloomfield Ave. and continue 2 1/4 miles to traffic light at S. Mountain Ave. (museum is on the left). Turn left onto S. Mountain Ave. and continue to parking lot on left.
Southbound, Exit 151. At end of ramp, turn right onto Watchung Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to T intersection after railroad overpass. Turn right to stay on Watchung Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn left onto N. Mountain Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to traffic light at Bloomfield Ave. Cross Bloomfield Ave. and continue to museum parking lot on left.


Eastbound, Exit 47A. Follow I-280 East 7 1/2 miles to Exit 8B. Merge onto Co. Rt. 577 North/Prospect Ave. and continue 2 1/4 miles to traffic light at Co. Rt. 506/Bloomfield Ave. Turn right onto Bloomfield Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to third light. Turn right onto S. Mountain Ave., pass museum, then take first left into parking lot.
Westbound, Exit 62. On ramp, follow signs for Garden State Parkway South. Merge onto Parkway and continue 7 1/2 miles to Exit 151. At end of ramp, turn right onto Watchung Ave. and go 1 1/2 miles through five lights to T intersection after crossing under railroad overpass. Turn right to stay on Watchung Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to N. Mountain Ave., at second light. Turn left on N. Mountain Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to second light. Cross Bloomfield Ave., pass museum on the left, then turn left into parking lot.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 8B. Merge onto Co. Rt. 577 North/Prospect Ave. and continue 2 1/4 miles to traffic light at Co. Rt. 506/Bloomfield Ave. Turn right onto Bloomfield Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right onto S. Mountain Ave. and continue to parking lot behind museum.


Southbound, Co. Rt. 506/Bloomfield Ave. (Verona). After passing First Care Medical Group on right, get into left lane and continue to next light. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 506 East/Bloomfield Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right onto S. Mountain Ave. and continue to parking lot on left.

MORA MUSEUM OF INTERNATIONAL ART, 80 Grand St., Jersey City       Website

Museum exhibits works by contemporary Russian artists and those of the late Soviet period.

 
Traffic on New Jersey Turnpike mainline, use Exit 14, follow signs for Exits 14A-14B-14C
Eastbound, Columbus Dr. Exit. At traffic light at end of ramp, cross Montgomery St. and, keeping to the right, merge onto Columbus Dr. Continue 1 mile on Columbus Dr. to traffic light at Washington St. Turn right onto Washington St. and continue to second light. Turn left onto Grand St. and continue 1/2 block to museum on left.

 
Northbound, I-78/I-95/New Jersey Turnpike Exit (Newark). When highway divides at North Ave., keep right for local lanes. Take exit for I-78/I-95/New Jersey Turnpike. On long ramp, follow signs for I-78 East. Merge onto I-78 East, pass through toll plaza and continue straight on I-78 East 7 1/2 miles to Columbus Dr. Exit. Continue on long ramp to end. Keep right and merge onto Columbus Dr. Continue 1 mile on Columbus Dr. to traffic light at Washington St. Turn right onto Washington St. and continue to second light. Turn left onto Grand St. and continue 1/2 block to museum on left.
Southbound, NJ 139/Holland Tunnel/Hoboken Exit (Jersey City). Stay in left lane, following signs for NJ 139 East/Hoboken/Holland Tunnel and continue to light at traffic circle. Bear left through light and follow ramp onto NJ 139 East. Continue on NJ 139 East 1 1/2 miles. Keep right approaching Holland Tunnel and continue to fourth light (last light before toll plaza). Turn right onto Marin Blvd. and continue 3/4 mile to traffic light at Columbus Dr. (first light after Morgan St.). Turn left onto Columbus Dr. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto Washington St. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto Grand St. Museum is in first building on left.

NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 1 Center St., Newark       Website

Performance venue for popular and classical artists from across the arts spectrum.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 15W. Follow I-280 West 2 1/2 miles to Exit 15 in Newark. At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 21 South/McCarter Hwy. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right onto Center St. Take first left onto Mulberry St. for Lot C or second left onto Park Pl. for Military Park garage.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 145. On ramp, follow signs for I-280 East/Newark. Merge onto I-280 East and continue 1 1/2 miles to Exit 15. At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 21 South/McCarter Hwy. and go 1/2 mile on NJ 21 to third light, at Center St. Turn right onto Center St. Take first left onto Mulberry St. for Parking Lot C, second left onto Park Pl. for Military Park underground garage.


Eastbound, use local lanes, Exit 57. On ramp, keep right, following signs for NJ 21 North/Newark. Merge onto NJ 21 North and continue 1/2 mile to Broad St. Exit. Follow Broad St. 1 1/4 miles to traffic light at Market St. Get in right lane and continue straight on Broad St. through two lights. Pass through second light (Commerce St.) and get into right-turn lane. At next light, cross Raymond Blvd. and bear right onto Park Pl. Continue 1/2 block to underground parking at Military Park Garage on left. For surface parking, continue on Park Pl. to T intersection. NJPAC building is opposite. Turn right onto Center St. and go 1 block. Turn right onto Mulberry St. and continue to Lot C on left.

Westbound, use local lanes, US 1-9 South/NJ 21/US 22/Newark Exit. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 21 North/Newark. Merge onto NJ 21 North and continue 1/2 mile to Broad St. Exit. Follow Broad St. 1 1/4 miles to traffic light at Market St. Get in right lane and continue straight on Broad St. through two lights. Pass through second light (Commerce St.) and get into right-turn lane. At next light, cross Raymond Blvd. and bear right onto Park Pl. Continue 1/2 block to underground parking at Military Park Garage on left. For surface parking, continue on Park Pl. to T intersection. NJPAC building is opposite. Turn right onto Center St. and go 1 block. Turn right onto Mulberry St. and continue to Lot C on left.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 15. At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 21 South/McCarter Hwy. and continue 1/2 mile to traffic light at Center St. (NJPAC/Center St. light rail station on right). Turn right onto Center St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Mulberry St. and park in Lot C on the left or continue straight to next light (NJPAC is on right), turn left onto Park Pl. (all traffic on Park Pl. must park in garage) and continue to Military Park Garage.

 
Northbound, NJ 21/Newark Exit (Newark). When highway divides at North Ave., keep right for local lanes. Following signs for NJ 21 North/Newark, continue on NJ 21 North 2 1/4 miles to traffic light at Center St. (first light after passing Don Pepe's Restaurant on right). Turn left onto Center St. and continue 1 block to first light. Turn left onto Mulberry St. for Parking Lot C or continue on Center St. to next light and turn left onto Park Pl. for Military Park underground garage.
Southbound, Raymond Blvd./Newark Exit (Newark). Keep right for exit leaving Pulaski Skyway. On long ramp, continue to second stop sign. Turn right onto Raymond Blvd. and continue 2 miles to traffic light at Mulberry St. (sign on right for NJPAC). Turn right onto Mulberry St. and continue 1 block. Park in Lot C or turn left onto Center St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Park Pl. for Military Park underground garage.


Northbound and Southbound, Center St. (Newark). At traffic light, if Northbound (first light after passing Don Pepe Restaurant on right), turn left, if Southbound (Center St. light rail station on right), turn right, onto Center St. NJPAC is on right. For parking, turn left onto Mulberry St. at first light and proceed to Lot C on left or continue to next light, turn left onto Park Pl. and park in Military Park underground garage.


Eastbound, NJ 21 North/Newark Exit (Newark). Follow NJ 21 North 2 1/4 miles to traffic light at Center St. (first light after passing Don Pepe Restaurant on right). Turn left onto Center St. NJPAC is on right. For parking, turn left onto Mulberry St. at first light and proceed to Lot C on left or continue to next light, turn left onto Park Pl. and park in Military Park underground garage.
Westbound, use US 1 or I-78 Westbound directions

NEWARK MUSEUM OF ART / ALICE AND LEONARD DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM, 49 Washington St., Newark       Museum Website      Planetarium Website

Museum of art, science and industry, also sculpture garden, planetarium and Junior Museum.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 15W. Follow I-280 West 2 1/2 miles to Exit 15 in Newark. At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 21 South/McCarter Hwy. and continue 1/4 mile. Pass through one light, then take the next right (sign on right for Lombardy St.) onto Lombardy St. and continue to traffic light at Broad St. Turn left onto Broad St., then take immediate right onto Washington Pl. and go 1 block. Turn left onto Halsey St. and continue 1 block. Turn right onto Central Ave. and continue 1 block. Turn right onto Washington St. (a one-way street) and immediately get into left lane. Museum parking lot ($10; no cash payment) is first driveway on left.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 145. On ramp, follow signs for I-280 East/Newark. Merge onto I-280 East and continue 1 1/2 miles to Exit 14. At end of ramp, turn right onto Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and continue 1/4 mile to third light (St. Michael's Medical Center on left). Turn left onto Central Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto Washington St., then take first left into parking lot ($10; no cash payment).


Eastbound, use local lanes, Exit 57. On ramp, keep right, following signs for NJ 21 North/Newark. Merge onto NJ 21 North and continue 2 miles to traffic light at Raymond Blvd. (first light after passing Gateway Center on left). Turn left onto Raymond Blvd. and continue 1/2 mile to fifth light. Turn right onto Washington St. and continue 1/4 mile to third light, at Central Ave. When approaching Central Ave., get in left lane. Cross Central Ave., then take first driveway on left for museum parking lot ($10; no cash payment).

Westbound, use local lanes, US 1-9 South/NJ 21/US 22/Newark Exit. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 21 North/Newark. Merge onto NJ 21 North and continue 2 miles to traffic light at Raymond Blvd. (first light after passing Gateway Center on left). Turn left onto Raymond Blvd. and continue 1/2 mile to fifth light. Turn right onto Washington St. and continue 1/4 mile to third light, at Central Ave. When approaching Central Ave., get in left lane. Cross Central Ave., then take first driveway on left for museum parking lot ($10; no cash payment).


Eastbound, Exit 14. At end of ramp, turn right onto Martin Luther King Blvd. and continue 1/4 mile to third light. Turn left onto Central Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto Washington St., then take first left into museum parking lot ($10; no cash payment).
Westbound, Exit 15. At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 21 South/McCarter Hwy. and continue 1/4 mile through 2 lights. After passing second light (Bridge St.), take next right (sign for Lombardy St.) and continue to end. Turn right onto Lombardy St. and continue to end. Turn left onto Broad St., then make immediate right onto Washington Pl. and continue 1 block. Turn left onto Halsey St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Central Ave. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Washington St. and immediately get into left lane. Take first driveway on left for parking lot ($10; no cash payment).

 
Northbound, NJ 21/Newark Exit (Newark). When highway divides at North Ave., keep right for local lanes. Following signs for NJ 21 North/Newark, continue on NJ 21 North over viaduct, then take Broad St. Exit. Follow Broad St. 1 mile to traffic light at Court St. Turn left onto Court St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Washington St. and continue 3/4 mile to traffic light at Central Ave. Cross Central Ave., then turn left into first driveway for parking ($10; no cash payment).
Southbound, Raymond Blvd./Newark Exit (Newark). Keep right for exit leaving Pulaski Skyway. On long ramp, continue to second stop sign. Turn right onto Raymond Blvd. and continue 2 1/4 miles to traffic light at Washington St. Turn right onto Washington St. and continue 1/4 mile to traffic light at Central Ave. (get into left lane). Cross Central Ave., then turn left into first driveway for parking ($10; no cash payment).


Northbound, Broad St. Exit (Newark). Follow Broad St. 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at New St. (first light after passing Prudential Tower on left; sign for museum on right). Turn left onto New St. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Washington St. and get into left lane. Continue through light at Central Ave. Enter parking lot ($10; no cash payment) on left just before museum.
Southbound, Clay St. (Newark). At traffic light (sign on right for museum), turn right onto Clay St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Broad St., get into rightmost lane and continue to next light. Continue straight (Broad St. bears left) on University Ave. 1/2 mile to traffic light at Central Ave. Turn left onto Central Ave. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Washington St., then take first left and enter museum parking lot ($10; no cash payment).


Eastbound, NJ 21 North/Newark Exit (Newark). Follow NJ 21 North 1/2 mile over viaduct to Broad St. Exit. Follow Broad St. 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at New St. (first light after passing Prudential Tower on left; sign for museum on right). Turn left onto New St. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Washington St. and get into left lane. Continue through light at Central Ave. and take first left for museum parking lot on left ($10; no cash payment).
Westbound, use US 1 or I-78 Westbound directions

PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE, 22 Brookside Dr., Millburn       Website

The State Theater of New Jersey, Paper Mill Playhouse presents musicals and children's plays.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 142B. Merge onto I-78 West and continue 1 1/2 miles to Exit 50B. At end of ramp, turn right onto Vauxhall Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to fourth light. Turn left onto Millburn Ave. and continue 1/2 mile into Millburn. When road becomes one-way, follow traffic onto Essex St. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right onto Main St. and continue to first light. Bear right onto Brookside Dr. and continue to playhouse on right.


Eastbound, Exit 49A. Merge onto Springfield Ave./NJ 124 and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Main St. (becomes Old Short Hills Rd.) and go 1 mile through Millburn Center to first light past railroad overpass. Turn right onto Brookside Dr. and continue to playhouse on right.
Westbound, Exit 50B. At end of ramp, turn right onto Vauxhall Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to fourth light. Turn left onto Millburn Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. Follow traffic onto Essex St. and continue 1/2 mile to third light (including crosswalk light). Turn right onto Main St., cross under railroad overpass and continue to first light. Turn right onto Brookside Dr. and continue to parking lot on right.


Eastbound, Co. Rt. 577 North/Springfield Exit (Springfield). Merge onto Co. Rt. 577 North/S. Springfield Ave. and continue 2 miles (name changes to Meisel Ave.). When traffic turns right, get into the left lane, cross NJ 82, then bear left onto Co. 577 North/Main St. Follow Main St./Old Short Hills Rd. 1 1/4 miles through Millburn, then take first right after railroad overpass onto Brookside Dr. and continue to theater on right.
Westbound, NJ 82 West/Union/Springfield/Morristown Exit (Union). Approaching Garden State Parkway interchange, get into left lane. After crossing under Parkway, take next exit left (sign on left for NJ 82 West). At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 82 West and continue 2 1/2 miles to traffic light at Maple Ave. in Springfield (junction NJ 24/124). Turn right and get into left lane, then bear left onto Co. Rt. 577 North/Main St. Follow Main St./Old Short Hills Rd. 1 1/4 miles through Millburn, then take first right after railroad overpass onto Brookside Dr. and continue to theater on right.

PASSAIC COUNTY ARTS CENTER, 675 Goffle Rd., Hawthorne       Website

Art gallery presents exhibitions in Hawthorne's John Rea House.


Northbound, Exit 160. At end of ramp, turn left onto Passaic St. and continue 1/2 mile to NJ 4 West/NJ 208 North/Fair Lawn/Hawthorne Exit. Merge onto NJ 4 West and get into center lane. Follow signs for NJ 208 North/Oakland and continue 4 1/2 miles to Goffle Rd./Hawthorne/Paterson Exit (second Goffle Rd. exit). Merge onto Goffle Rd. and continue 1 mile to Arts Center on left, in Goffle Brook Park.
Southbound, Exit 163. Merge onto NJ 17 South and continue 3/4 mile to NJ 4 West/Paterson Exit. Keep right on ramp, merge onto NJ 4 West and continue 3/4 mile to NJ 208 North/Oakland Exit. Continue on NJ 208 North 4 1/2 miles to Goffle Rd./Hawthorne/Paterson Exit (second Goffle Rd. exit). Merge onto Goffle Rd. and continue 1 mile to Arts Center on left, in Goffle Brook Park.


Westbound, NJ 208/Oakland Exit (Fair Lawn). Continue 4 1/2 miles on NJ 208 North to Goffle Rd./Hawthorne/Paterson Exit (second Goffle Rd. exit). Merge onto Goffle Rd. and continue 1 mile to Arts Center on left, in Goffle Brook Park.


Northbound and Southbound, Goffle Rd./Hawthorne/Paterson Exit (Hawthorne). Merge onto Goffle Rd. and continue 1 mile to Arts Center on left, in Goffle Brook Park.

PCCC ART GALLERIES       Website

Passaic County Community College presents art exhibitions at two locations in Paterson.

    Broadway and LRC Galleries, Broadway and Memorial Dr., Paterson
    Hamilton Club Building, 32 Church St., Paterson



Northbound, Exit 155A. Merge onto NJ 19 North and continue 1 3/4 miles to junction with I-80. Keep left, following signs for Downtown Paterson and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn left onto Main St. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto Ellison St. and continue 3 blocks to Church St. Hamilton Club Building is on left corner. For parking, continue 1 block on Ellison St. to PCCC Visitor Parking on left at Memorial Dr.
For Broadway and LRC Galleries, from Hamilton Club, continue on Ellison St. to first light. Turn left onto Memorial Dr. and continue to second light. Galleries are in Passaic County Community College building on left. For parking, at light, turn left onto Broadway/Martin Luther King Way and continue 1/2 block to Public Safety Bldg. garage (closed Sunday) on right.
Southbound, Exit 159. On long ramp, follow signs for I-80 West/Paterson. Merge onto I-80 West and continue 3 1/4 miles to Exit 57A-B. On ramp, follow signs for Exit 57B/Downtown Paterson and continue to third light. Turn left onto Main St. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto Ellison St. and continue 3 blocks to Church St. Hamilton Club Building is on left corner. For parking, continue 1 block on Ellison St. to PCCC Visitor Parking on left at Memorial Dr.
For Broadway and LRC Galleries, from Hamilton Club, continue on Ellison St. to first light. Turn left onto Memorial Dr. and continue to second light. Galleries are in Passaic County Community College building on left. For parking, at light, turn left onto Broadway/Martin Luther King Way and continue 1/2 block to Public Safety Bldg. garage (closed Sunday) on right.


Eastbound, Exit 57AB, Westbound, Exit 57BA. On ramp, follow signs for Exit 57B/Downtown Paterson and continue to third light. Turn left onto Main St. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto Ellison St. and continue 3 blocks to Church St. Hamilton Club Building is on left corner. For parking, continue 1 block on Ellison St. to PCCC Visitor Parking on left at Memorial Dr.
For Broadway and LRC Galleries, from Hamilton Club, continue on Ellison St. to first light. Turn left onto Memorial Dr. and continue to second light. Galleries are in Passaic County Community College building on left. For parking, at light, turn left onto Broadway/Martin Luther King Way and continue 1/2 block to Public Safety Bldg. garage (closed Sunday) on right.

RIKER HILL ART PARK, 276 Beaufort Ave., Livingston       Website

Art park grounds feature trails, scenic views and outdoor sculpture. Artists' studios are opened to the public twice a year.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 4A. Merge onto Eisenhower Pkwy. and continue 3/4 mile. After crossing railroad tracks, take second left (sign on right for Co. Rt. 661) and continue to yield sign. Bear right (sign on right for park) onto Beaufort Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to park entrance on left.


Eastbound and Westbound, Eisenhower Pkwy. (Livingston). If Eastbound, after passing High Country Ski & Tennis on right, get into left lane; at light, turn left (sign on left for The Caldwells) onto Eisenhower Pkwy. and continue to first light, if Westbound, turn right (sign on right for The Caldwells). Both, continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right (sign on right for park) onto Beaufort Ave. and continue 1 mile to park entrance on right.

RITZ THEATRE AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 1148 E. Jersey St., Elizabeth       Website

Musical and stand-up performances.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 13. Keep right through toll booths and follow signs for NJ 439/Elizabeth. Approaching traffic light at end of long ramp, keep left. At light, cross Brunswick Ave. and continue on NJ 439/Bayway 1/4 mile to third light. Turn right (sign on right for Public Library/City Hall) onto S. Broad St. and continue 1 mile to traffic light at Elizabeth Ave. (first light after crossing Elizabeth River). Turn right onto Elizabeth Ave. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Jefferson Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto E. Jersey St. Theater is on left. Park on street or in local lots.

 
Northbound and Southbound, E. Jersey St. (Elizabeth). If Northbound, after crossing Elizabeth River Viaduct, pass light at E. Jersey St., then take next right onto Lafayette St. and continue 1 block. Turn right onto Reid St. and continue 1 block. Turn right onto E. Jersey St. and continue to light at US 1-9. If Southbound, after passing Safeguard Self Storage on right, continue to next light. Turn right onto E. Jersey St. Both, continue on E. Jersey St. 1/2 mile to theater on left, after crossing Jefferson Ave.


Northbound, W. Jersey St. (Elizabeth). At traffic light (second light after passing William Farley Towers on right), turn right onto W. Jersey St. and continue 1/2 mile through 2 lights to theater on right.
Southbound, N. Broad St. (Elizabeth). At traffic light (Elizabeth Post Office on right), continue straight (NJ 27 turns right) on N. Broad St. 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto E. Grand St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Jefferson Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto E. Jersey St. Theater is on left.

PAUL ROBESON GALLERIES, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Newark       Website

Galleries on Rutgers University's Newark campus offer changing art exhibitions.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 15W. Follow I-280 West 3 1/4 miles to Exit 14 in Newark. At end of ramp, continue to first light. Turn left onto Clifton Ave. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Orange St. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn right onto King Blvd. and continue 1/2 mile through 2 lights to Paul Robeson Campus Center on the left, after passing Bleeker St.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 145. On ramp, follow signs for I-280 East/Newark. Merge onto I-280 East and continue 1 1/2 miles to Exit 14. At end of ramp, turn right onto Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and continue 1/4 mile to third light (St. Michael's Medical Center on left). Continue straight on King Blvd. 1 1/2 blocks to Robeson Center on left. Park in street.


Eastbound, use local lanes, Exit 57. On ramp, keep right, following signs for NJ 21 North/Newark. Merge onto NJ 21 North and continue 2 miles to traffic light at Raymond Blvd. (first light after passing Gateway Center on left). Turn left onto Raymond Blvd. and continue 1/2 mile to fifth light. Turn right onto Washington St. and continue 1/4 mile to third light, at Central Ave. Turn left onto Central Ave. and continue to first light. Turn left onto University Ave. and continue 1 1/2 blocks to Robeson Center on left.

Westbound, use local lanes, US 1-9 South/NJ 21/US 22/Newark Exit. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 21 North/Newark. Merge onto NJ 21 North and continue 2 miles to traffic light at Raymond Blvd. (first light after passing Gateway Center on left). Turn left onto Raymond Blvd. and continue 1/2 mile to fifth light. Turn right onto Washington St. and continue 1/4 mile to third light, at Central Ave. Turn left onto Central Ave. and continue to first light. Turn left onto University Ave. and continue 1 1/2 blocks to Robeson Center on left.


Eastbound , Exit 14. At end of ramp, turn right onto Martin Luther King Blvd. and continue 1/2 mile to Robeson Campus Center on left, just past Bleeker St.
Westbound , Exit 14. Merge onto Eighth Ave. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Clifton Ave., cross over I-280 and continue to first light. Turn left onto Orange St. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn right onto Martin Luther King Blvd. and continue 1/2 mile through 2 lights to Robeson Center on left, after passing Bleeker St.

 
Northbound, NJ 21/Newark Exit (Newark). When highway divides at North Ave., keep right for local lanes. Following signs for NJ 21 North/Newark, continue on NJ 21 North over viaduct, then take Broad St. Exit. Follow Broad St. 1 mile to traffic light at Court St. Turn left onto Court St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Washington St. and continue 1/4 mile to third light. Keep left approaching light and turn left onto Market St. Pass through 1 light (University Ave.), keep right and continue to next light. Turn right onto Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and continue 1/4 mile to galleries on right, in Paul Robeson Campus Center, after passing Warren St.
Southbound, Raymond Blvd./Newark Exit (Newark). Keep right for exit leaving Pulaski Skyway. On long ramp, continue to second stop sign. Turn right onto Raymond Blvd. and continue 2 1/4 miles to traffic light at Washington St. Turn right onto Washington St. and continue 1 block to first light. Turn left onto Warren St. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and continue 1/2 block to galleries on right, in Paul Robeson Campus Center.


Northbound, Broad St. Exit (Newark). Follow Broad St. 3/4 mile to traffic light at Court St. (Catholic Charities on right). Turn left onto Court St. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right onto King Blvd. and continue 3/4 mile to Robeson Center on right, after passing Warren St.
Southbound, Clay St. (Newark). At traffic light (sign on right for Newark Museum), turn right onto Clay St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Broad St. and get into right lane. Continue to first light. Bear right under I-280 overpass onto University Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to fourth light. Turn right onto Central Ave. and continue to first light. Turn left onto King Blvd. and continue to Robeson Campus Center on left, opposite New St.


Eastbound, NJ 21 North/Newark Exit (Newark). Follow NJ 21 North 1/2 mile over viaduct to Broad St. Exit. Follow Broad St. 3/4 mile to traffic light at Court St. (Catholic Charities on right). Turn left onto Court St. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right onto King Blvd. and continue 3/4 mile to Robeson Center on right, after passing Warren St.
Westbound, use US 1 or I-78 Westbound directions

JAMES ROSE CENTER, 506 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood       Website

Center located in the home of the late landscape designer James Rose is dedicated to the promotion of sound environmental design; self-guided tours of the center are offered.


Northbound, Exit 163. Merge onto NJ 17 North and continue 2 miles to Ridgewood Ave./Ridgewood Exit. Follow signs for Ridgewood, merge onto Ridgewood Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles. After passing Ridgewood High School football field on right, take first left onto Southern Pkwy. House is on the corner on left.
Southbound, Exit 165B. Merge onto Ridgewood Ave. and continue 2 1/2 miles. After passing Ridgewood High School football field on right, take first left onto Southern Pkwy. House is on the corner on left.


Northbound and Southbound, Ridgewood Ave./Ridgewood Exit (Paramus). If Northbound, keep right on ramp, following signs for Ridgewood. Both, merge onto Ridgewood Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles. After passing Ridgewood High School football field on right, take first left onto Southern Pkwy. House is on the corner on left.

SHEA CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS / WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY GALLERIES, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne
      Shea Website       Galleries Website


Shea Center on the campus of William Paterson University presents musical programs, lectures and stage performances.

Art galleries in Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts present periodic exhibitions of artwork.


Eastbound, Exit 54. At end of ramp, turn left onto Minnisink Rd., cross over I-80, then take first left onto Vreeland Ave. and continue to end. Turn right onto Riverview Dr. and continue 3/4 mile to fifth light. Bear right onto Valley Rd. and continue 2 1/2 miles to fourth light. Turn right onto Ratzer Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to second light. Cross Hamburg Tpk. and continue on Pompton Rd. to William Paterson University campus on left.
For Shea Center, turn left at first campus entrance (Entry 4). Drive to end of Lot 4, then take next right and drive to Lot 3.
For Galleries, continue on Pompton Rd. 1/2 mile to last campus entrance (Entry 1; Prince of Peace Chapel on opposite left corner). Turn left and continue 1/2 mile on University Dr. Park in assigned gallery spaces in Lot 2 or in parking garage. Walk to Ben Shahn building.
Westbound, Exit 55B. Merge onto Union Blvd. and continue 1 1/2 miles. After passing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, turn left onto Cumberland Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. Take second right onto Chamberlain Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to end. Turn left onto West Broadway and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Bear right (not sharp right) onto Central Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to first light. Turn right onto Pompton Rd. and continue to William Paterson University campus on left.
For Shea Center, turn left at first campus entrance (Entry 4). Drive to end of Lot 4, then take next right and drive to Lot 3.
For Galleries, continue on Pompton Rd. 1/2 mile to last campus entrance (Entry 1; Prince of Peace Chapel on opposite left corner). Turn left and continue 1/2 mile on University Dr. Park in assigned gallery spaces in Lot 2 or in parking garage. Walk to Ben Shahn building.


Northbound, Service Road/West Belt Exit (Wayne). After passing through US 46/I-80 interchange, keep right and take next exit. On service road, keep right and take West Belt East Exit. Merge onto West Belt and continue 1 mile to second light. Use middle lane to turn left onto Riverview Dr. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto Valley Rd. and continue 2 1/2 miles to fourth light. Turn right onto Ratzer Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to second light. Cross Hamburg Tpk. and continue on Pompton Rd. to William Paterson University campus on left.
For Shea Center, turn left at first campus entrance (Entry 4). Drive to end of Lot 4, then take next right and drive to Lot 3.
For Galleries, continue on Pompton Rd. 1/2 mile to last campus entrance (Entry 1; Prince of Peace Chapel on opposite left corner). Turn left and continue 1/2 mile on University Dr. Park in assigned gallery spaces in Lot 2 or in parking garage. Walk to Ben Shahn building.
Southbound, Ratzer Rd./Service Rd. Exit (Wayne). After passing Reloaderz on right, take next exit. Stay in right lane on jughandle, cross NJ 23, turn left and proceed on service road. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 504 East/Ratzer Rd. and continue 3 3/4 miles to fourth light. Cross Hamburg Tpk. and continue on Pompton Rd. to William Paterson University William Paterson University campus on left.
For Shea Center, turn left at first campus entrance (Entry 4). Drive to end of Lot 4, then take next right and drive to Lot 3.
For Galleries, continue on Pompton Rd. 1/2 mile to last campus entrance (Entry 1; Prince of Peace Chapel on opposite left corner). Turn left and continue 1/2 mile on University Dr. Park in assigned gallery spaces in Lot 2 or in parking garage. Walk to Ben Shahn building.


Eastbound and Westbound, Co. Rt. 640/Riverview Dr./Wayne/Little Falls Exit (Totowa). If Eastbound, at end of ramp, turn right, if Westbound, get in left lane and turn left onto Minnisink Rd., then turn right, onto Co. Rt. 640 North/Riverview Dr. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at Valley Rd. (Passaic County Golf Course on right). Turn right onto Valley Rd. and continue 2 1/2 miles to fourth light. Turn right onto Ratzer Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to second light. Cross Paterson-Hamburg Tpk. and continue on Pompton Rd. to William Paterson University campus on left.
For Shea Center, turn left at first campus entrance (Entry 4). Drive to end of Lot 4, then take next right and drive to Lot 3.
For Galleries, continue on Pompton Rd. 1/2 mile to last campus entrance (Entry 1; Prince of Peace Chapel on opposite left corner). Turn left and continue 1/2 mile on University Dr. Park in assigned gallery spaces in Lot 2 or in parking garage. Walk to Ben Shahn building.

SMA AFRICAN ART MUSEUM, 23 Bliss Ave., Tenafly       Website

Museum administered by the Society of African Missions of the Roman Catholic Church displays African artifacts from the museum collection and on loan

 
Northbound, use local lanes, Exit 71. Merge onto Broad Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn left onto Van Nostrand Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Grand Ave. and continue 2 1/4 miles through Englewood (name changes to Engle St.). When street returns to two-way at E. Hudson Ave., pass through traffic light, then take first right onto Bliss Ave. Society of African Missions is on the left.
Southbound, Exit 72A. Follow NJ 4 East 1 1/2 miles to Co. Rt. 501 North/Englewood Exit. Merge onto Co. Rt. 501 North/Grand Ave. and continue 2 1/4 miles through Englewood, where street becomes one way (in Englewood, Grand Ave. becomes Engle St.). When street returns to two-way at E. Hudson Ave., pass through traffic light, then take first right onto Bliss Ave. Society of African Missions is on the left.


Eastbound and Westbound, Co. Rt. 501/Grand Ave./Englewood Exit (Englewood). At end of ramp, if Eastbound, turn right onto Rockwood Pl. and continue to stop sign; turn right onto Co. Rt. 501 North/Grand Ave, if Westbound, merge onto Co. Rt. 501. Both, continue 2 miles through Englewood, where street becomes one way (in Englewood, Grand Ave. becomes Engle St.). When street returns to two-way at E. Hudson Ave., pass through traffic light. Take first right onto Bliss Ave. Society of African Missions is on the left.


Northbound and Southbound, E. Clinton Ave. (Tenafly). At traffic light, if Northbound (sign on right for Tenafly), turn left, if Southbound, turn right, onto E. Clinton Ave. and continue 1 3/4 miles to traffic light at Engle St. Turn left onto Engle St. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn left (Stonegarth Apartments on left) onto Bliss Ave. and continue to museum at SMA building on left.

SOUTH ORANGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange       Website

Multi-use facility offers stage performances, dance, music and comedy presentations. Seton Hall University Arts Council productions are mounted here. Performances are also presented by SOPAC's theatrical and dance troupes in residence. Five movie theaters present films.


Northbound, Exit 142B. Merge onto I-78 West and continue 1 1/2 miles to Exit 50B. At end of ramp, turn right onto Vauxhall Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right onto Valley St. and continue 2 1/2 miles into South Orange. Park in lots off Valley St. or continue to traffic light at South Orange Ave. Turn left, cross under railroad and take first left for arts center and additional parking.
Southbound, Exit 144. At end of ramp, merge onto S. Devine Ave. and continue, crossing under Parkway, to first light. Turn left onto Speedway Ave. and continue to end. Turn left onto South Orange Ave. and continue 2 1/2 miles into South Orange. After crossing under railroad, take first left and proceed to center. Park in local lots.


Eastbound, Exit 49B. Merge onto Springfield Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to Valley St./Montclair/The Oranges Exit. Take exit, cross Springfield Ave. and continue on Valley St. 2 3/4 miles through Maplewood to traffic light at Co. Rt. 510/South Orange Ave. in South Orange (South Orange Village Hall on right). Turn left onto Co. Rt. 510 West/South Orange Ave., cross under railroad, then take first left to SOPAC. Park in local lots.
Westbound, Exit 50B. At end of ramp, turn right onto Vauxhall Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right onto Valley St. and continue 2 1/2 miles to traffic light at South Orange Ave., in South Orange. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 510 West/South Orange Ave., cross under railroad, then take first left to SOPAC. Park in local lots.


Eastbound, Exit 9. At traffic light, turn left onto Mt. Pleasant Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto Main St. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right onto Scotland Rd. and continue 2 1/2 miles to traffic light at Co. Rt. 510/South Orange Ave., in South Orange. Turn right onto South Orange Ave., continue 1/4 mile, then take first left after crossing under railroad.
Westbound, Exit 10. At end of ramp, turn right onto Co. Rt. 508 East/Northfield Ave. and continue to first light. Turn right (not sharp right) onto Main St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Scotland Rd. and continue 2 1/2 miles to traffic light at Co. Rt. 510/South Orange Ave., in South Orange. Turn right onto South Orange Ave., continue 1/4 mile, then take first left after crossing under railroad.

SUMMIT PLAYHOUSE, 10 New England Ave., Summit       Website

Housed in a turn of the century former library building, the Playhouse presents dramatic and musical works.


Eastbound, Exit 45. At end of ramp, turn left onto Glenside Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to end. Turn left onto Morris Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to fifth light. Turn left onto Locust Dr. Take second right onto New England Ave. and continue to theater on left.
Westbound, Exit 48. Follow NJ 24 West 1/2 mile to Exit 9A. Keep right on ramp, following signs for Co. Rt. 512 South/Summit. Merge onto Co. Rt. 512 South/Broad St. and continue 2 miles to traffic light at Morris Ave. Turn right, then make immediate left onto Locust Dr. and continue two blocks. Turn right onto New England Ave. and continue to theater on left.


Eastbound, Exit 8. Merge onto NJ 124 East and continue to first light. Turn right onto Summit Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at Broad St. (first light after crossing over railroad), in Summit. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 512 South/Broad St. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto Morris Ave., then make immediate left onto Locust Dr. Take second right onto New England Ave. and continue to theater on left.
Westbound, Exit 9A. Keep right on ramp, following signs for Co. Rt. 512 South/Summit. Merge onto Co. Rt. 512 South/Broad St. and continue 2 miles to traffic light at Morris Ave. Turn right, then make immediate left onto Locust Dr. and continue two blocks. Turn right onto New England Ave. and continue to theater on left.


Eastbound, Summit Ave. (Summit). At traffic light (sign on right for Visual Arts Center), turn right onto Summit Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at Broad St. (first light after crossing over railroad), in Summit. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 512 South/Broad St. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto Morris Ave., then make immediate left onto Locust Dr. Take second right onto New England Ave. and continue to theater on left.
Westbound, Broad St./Summit Exit (Millburn). After passing Bed, Bath & Beyond on left, take left exit. Continue 2 miles to traffic light at Morris Ave. Turn right, then make immediate left onto Locust Dr. and continue two blocks. Turn right onto New England Ave. and continue to theater on left.

UNION COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER       Website

Housed in the historic Rahway Theater and in a newer facility nearby, the center presents theatrical performances and single-night events.

    Mainstage, 1601 Irving St., Rahway
    Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton St.,Rahway


 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 12. Keep right through toll booth and follow signs for West Carteret/Rahway. Merge onto Roosevelt Ave. and continue 2 miles (name changes to Randolph Ave.) to fourth light. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 514 East/Woodbridge Rd. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn left onto E. Grand Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn left onto Irving St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Mainstage is on opposite left corner.
For Hamilton Stage, make sharp right onto Hamilton St. and continue to facility on left.


Northbound, Exit 132. At end of ramp, turn left onto NJ 27 North and continue 2 1/2 miles to junction with NJ 35. Turn left to stay on NJ 27 North and continue 1 1/4 miles to traffic light at Central Ave. (sign on right for Arts District/Veterans Field).
For Mainstage, turn right onto Central Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Arts Center is on opposite right corner.
For Hamilton Stage, continue on NJ 27 North 1/4 mile to next light. Turn right onto Hamilton St. and continue 1/2 mile to facility on right.
Southbound, Exit 135. On ramp, get into center lane and continue to second light; turn left (two-lane left) and cross under Parkway, then pass through 1 light and take first exit (Rahway). Continue 1/4 mile on Brant Ave. to end. Turn left onto Westfield Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to fourth light. Turn right onto Irving St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Mainstage building is on opposite left corner.
For Hamilton Stage, make sharp right onto Hamilton St. and continue 1/4 mile to theater on left.

 
Northbound, Randolph Ave. Exit (Woodbridge). Take exit (Sansone Auto Mall on right), merge onto Randolph Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Woodbridge Rd./Co. Rt. 514 North and continue 1 mile (name changes to Lawrence St.) to end. Turn left onto E. Grand Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn left onto Irving St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Mainstage is on opposite left corner.
For Hamilton Stage, make sharp right onto Hamilton St. and continue 1/4 mile to theater on left.
Southbound, E. Grand Ave. (Rahway). Turn right (second light after passing Merck on right) onto E. Grand Ave. and continue 1 mile to third light. Turn left onto Irving St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Mainstage is on opposite left corner.
For Hamilton Stage, make sharp right onto Hamilton St. and continue 1/4 mile to theater on left.


Northbound, Mainstage, Central Ave. (Rahway). At traffic light at Central Ave. (sign on right for Arts District), turn right onto Central Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Rahway Theater is on opposite corner on right.
Northbound, Hamilton Stage, Hamilton St. (Rahway). After passing St. Thomas the Apostle Church on right, continue to next light. Turn right onto Hamilton St. and continue 1/2 mile to theater on right.
Southbound, W. Grand Ave. (Rahway). At traffic light (Merchants and Drovers Tavern on right), turn left onto W. Grand Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Irving St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Mainstage is in Rahway Theater on opposite left corner.
For Hamilton Stage, make sharp right onto Hamilton St. and continue to theater on left.

VISUAL ARTS CENTER OF NEW JERSEY, 68 Elm St., Summit       Website

Center offers art classes as well as changing exhibitions of contemporary and 20th-century artists


Eastbound, Exit 45. At end of ramp, turn left onto Glenside Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to end. Turn left onto Morris Ave. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Mountain Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. Take second right onto Elm St. and continue to Arts Center on right.
Westbound, Exit 48. Follow NJ 24 West 1/2 mile to Exit 9A. Keep right on ramp, following signs for Co. Rt. 512 South/Summit. Merge onto Co. Rt. 512 South/Broad St. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at Summit Ave. (Broad St. Parking Garage on right). Turn left onto Summit Ave. and continue 1/4 mile (name changes to Elm St.) to Arts Center on left.


Eastbound, Exit 8. Merge onto NJ 124 East and continue to first light. Turn right onto Summit Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles into Summit. After fourth light, road curves left and becomes Elm St. Center is on left.
Westbound, Exit 9A. Keep right on ramp, following signs for Co. Rt. 512 South/Summit, and merge onto Co. Rt. 512 West/Broad St. Continue 1 1/2 miles on Broad St. to fifth light. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 657/Summit Ave. (becomes Elm St.) and continue through one light. Center is on left.


Eastbound, Summit Ave. (Summit). At traffic light (sign on right for Center), turn right onto Summit Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles into Summit. After fourth light, road curves left and becomes Elm St. Center is on left.
Westbound, Broad St./Summit Exit (Millburn). After passing Bed, Bath & Beyond on left, take left exit. Continue 1 mile on Broad St. to fifth light. Turn left onto Summit Ave. (becomes Elm St.) and continue through one light. Center is on left.

WALSH GALLERY, Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Ave., South Orange       Website

Gallery on the campus of Seton Hall University presents changing exhibitions of works in several media.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 144. If Northbound, merge onto Eastern Pkwy. and continue 1/4 mile to end, if Southbound, merge onto S. Devine Ave. and continue, crossing under Parkway, to first light; turn left onto Speedway Ave. and continue to end. Both, turn left onto South Orange Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to Seton Hall University entrance on left. Turn left and enter campus. Follow signs to gallery.


Eastbound, Exit 11. Merge onto service road and follow signs for Center St. to third light. Turn right onto S. Center St. and continue 1 3/4 miles to light at South Orange Ave. Cross South Orange Ave. and enter Seton Hall campus. At gatehouse, get parking pass and directions to Walsh Library.
Westbound, Exit 12A. On ramp, keep right and follow signs for Clinton St./East Orange. Merge onto service road and continue 1/2 mile to traffic light at S. Harrison St. Turn left onto S. Harrison St. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn left onto S. Center St. and continue 3/4 mile to second light. Cross South Orange Ave. and enter Seton Hall campus. At gatehouse, get parking pass and directions to Walsh Library.

WELLMONT THEATER, 5 Seymour St., Montclair       Website

Musical and comedy performances.


Northbound, Exit 148. Merge onto service road and get into middle of three through lanes. Continue to second light. Turn left onto Franklin St. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto Montgomery St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Bloomfield Ave. and continue 1 3/4 miles to traffic light at Willow St. (Arthur Murray Dance Studio on right). Theater is in middle of next block on left. For parking, turn left onto S. Willow St. and proceed to garage on right or continue on Bloomfield Ave. past theater to next light. Turn left onto S. Fullerton Ave. and continue to garage on left.
Southbound, Exit 151. At end of ramp, turn right onto Watchung Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at N. Fullerton Ave. (Koreander restaurant on opposite right corner). Turn left onto N. Fullerton Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to traffic light at Bloomfield Ave. Theater is 1/2 block to the left. For parking, cross Bloomfield Ave., bear left onto S. Fullerton Ave. and continue to parking garage on left or turn left onto Bloomfield Ave., pass theater and continue to next light. Turn right onto S. Willow St. and continue to parking garage on right.


Eastbound, Exit 8B. Merge onto Co. Rt. 577 North/Prospect Ave. and continue 2 1/4 miles to traffic light at Co. Rt. 506/Bloomfield Ave. Turn right onto Bloomfield Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to traffic light at Fullerton Ave. (Clairidge Theater on right). Wellmont Theater is 1/2 block ahead. For parking, turn right (not sharp right) onto S. Fullerton Ave. and continue to parking garage on left or continue straight past theater to next light, then turn right onto S. Willow St. and continue to parking garage on right.
Westbound, Exit 12B. On ramp, keep left, following signs for Exit 12B. After crossing under I-280, keep right, following signs for Garden State Parkway North. Merge onto Parkway North and continue 1 3/4 miles to Exit 148. Merge onto service road and get into middle of three through lanes. Continue to second light. Turn left onto Franklin St. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto Montgomery St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Bloomfield Ave. and continue 1 3/4 miles to traffic light at Willow St. (Arthur Murray Dance Studio on right). Theater is in middle of next block on left. For parking, turn left onto S. Willow St. and proceed to garage on right or continue on Bloomfield Ave. past theater to next light. Turn left onto S. Fullerton Ave. and continue to garage on left.


Southbound, Co. Rt. 506/Bloomfield Ave. (Verona). At traffic light at end of NJ 23 (after passing Essex Suites on left), turn left onto Bloomfield Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to traffic light at Fullerton Ave. (Clairidge Theater on right). Wellmont Theater is 1/2 block ahead. For parking, turn right (not sharp right) onto S. Fullerton Ave. and continue to parking garage on left or continue straight past theater to next light, then turn right onto S. Willow St. and continue to parking garage on right.

Historic Sites



BOXWOOD HALL, 1073 E. Jersey St., Elizabeth       Website

Home of Elias Boudinot, president of Continental Congress and director of U.S. Mint, and later of Jonathan Dayton, signer of the Declaration of Independence.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 13. Keep right through toll booth and follow signs for NJ 439/Elizabeth. At end of ramp, continue straight on NJ 439 1/4 mile to third light. Turn right (signs for Midtown Business District on right) onto S. Broad St. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto US 1/US 9 North and continue 1 mile. After crossing Elizabeth River viaduct and passing light at E. Jersey St., take next right onto Lafayette St. and go 1 block. Turn right onto Reid St. and continue 1 block. Turn right onto E. Jersey St., cross US 1/US 9 and continue 1 1/2 blocks to house on right.

 
Northbound, E. Jersey St. (Elizabeth). After crossing Elizabeth River Viaduct, pass light at E. Jersey St., then take next right onto Lafayette St. and continue 1 block. Turn right onto Reid St. and continue 1 block. Turn right onto E. Jersey St., cross US 1-9 and continue 1 1/2 blocks to house on right.
Southbound, E. Jersey St. (Elizabeth). At light at E. Jersey St. (CitiGrocer on left), turn right onto E. Jersey St. and continue 1 1/2 blocks to house on right.

CARTER HOUSE, 90 Butler Pkwy., Summit       Website

Local memorabilia is displayed by the Summit Historical Society in the city's oldest house.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 48. Follow NJ 24 West 2 3/4 miles to Exit 7B-A. On ramp, follow signs for Exit 7B/River Rd./Summit. Merge onto River Rd. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn left (sign on right for Carter House) onto Butler Pkwy. and continue 1/4 mile to house on right.


Eastbound, Exit 7, Westbound, Exit 7BA. If Westbound, follow signs for Exit 7B/River Rd./Summit. Merge onto River Rd. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn left (sign on right for Carter House) onto Butler Pkwy. and continue 1/4 mile to house on right.


Eastbound and Westbound, River Rd./Summit Exit (Summit). Merge onto River Rd. and continue 1/4 mile. Turn left onto Butler Pkwy. (sign for Carter House on right) and continue to house on right.

GROVER CLEVELAND BIRTHPLACE STATE HISTORIC SITE, 207 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell       Website

Birthplace of 22nd and 24th President in former church parsonage.


Northbound, Exit 145. On ramp, follow signs for I-280 West/West Orange. Merge onto I-280 West and continue 7 miles to Exit 5B. Merge onto Co. Rt. 527 North/Livingston Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to T intersection. Turn right onto Eagle Rock Ave. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 527 North/Roseland Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to T intersection. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 506 East/Bloomfield Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to house on left.
Southbound, Exit 151. At end of ramp, turn right onto Watchung Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to T intersection after railroad overpass. Turn right to stay on Watchung Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn left onto Upper Mountain Ave. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn right onto Bloomfield Ave. and continue 2 3/4 miles into Caldwell. House is on right, just after passing Caldwell University on left.


Eastbound, Exit 47A. Follow I-280 East 4 1/4 miles to Exit 5B. Merge onto Co. Rt. 527 North/Livingston Ave. 1 mile to T intersection. Turn right onto Eagle Rock Ave. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 527 North/Roseland Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to T intersection. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 506 East/Bloomfield Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to house on left.
Westbound, Exit 53. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 23 South/Verona. Follow NJ 23 South 1 1/2 miles to fifth light (small sign for Cleveland Birthplace on right). Turn right onto Lindsley Rd., then bear left onto Mountain Ave. (follow sign for Co. Rt. 527) and continue 3 1/2 miles to end. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 506 West/Bloomfield Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to house on right, after passing Caldwell University on left.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 5B. Merge onto Co. Rt. 527 North/Livingston Ave. and continue 1 mile to T intersection. Turn right onto Eagle Rock Ave., get in left lane and continue to first light. Turn left onto Roseland Ave., staying on Co. Rt. 527 North, and continue 1 1/2 miles to end. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 506 East/Bloomfield Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to house on left.


Eastbound, Bloomfield Ave./The Caldwells/Newark Exit (Pine Brook). After passing A Rent-All on right, keep right and follow Co. Rt. 506/Bloomfield Ave. 3 1/4 miles through Caldwell to house on left, after passing Calandra's Italian Village on right.
Westbound, NJ 23 South/Verona Exit (Wayne). Merge onto NJ 23 South and continue 1 1/2 miles to fifth light (small sign for Cleveland Birthplace on right). Turn right onto Lindsley Rd., then bear left onto Mountain Ave. (follow sign for Co. Rt. 527) and continue 3 1/2 miles to end. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 506 West/Bloomfield Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to house on right.

ISRAEL CRANE HOUSE, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair       Website

Montclair Historical Society administers the home of 19th-century merchant Israel Crane as a living history museum of life in the early 19th century.


Northbound, Exit 148. Merge onto John F. Kennedy Pkwy. N. Approaching first light, get into middle through lane. Continue to second light. Turn left onto Franklin St. and continue 1/4 mile through two lights. After passing second light, bear left onto Washington St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Bloomfield Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at Elm St./Grove St., in Montclair (Firestone Auto Care on left). Turn left onto Elm St. and go 1 block to first light. Turn right onto Union St. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Orange Rd. and continue to house on left.
Southbound, Exit 151. At end of ramp, turn right onto Watchung Ave. and continue 1 mile to fourth light. Turn left onto Grove St. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at Bloomfield Ave. in Montclair. Cross Bloomfield Ave. and continue 1 block on Elm St to first light. Turn right onto Union St. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Orange Rd. and continue to house on left.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 8B. Merge onto Co. Rt. 577 North/Prospect Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right onto Eagle Rock Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to first light. Turn left onto Harrison Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to first light. Continue straight on Orange Rd. to house on left.


Southbound, Co. Rt. 506/Bloomfield Ave. (Verona). After passing First Care Medical Group on right, get into left lane and continue to next light. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 506 East/Bloomfield Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to fourth light. Turn right onto Orange Rd. and continue 1/2 mile through 1 light to house on right.

CRANE-PHILLIPS HOUSE LIVING MUSEUM, 124 N. Union Ave., Cranford       Website

Built about 1840 as a honeymoon cottage for Josiah Crane Jr., descendant of early settlers, and his wife, the house later passed to the Phillips family, noted for developing modern kitchen range hoods and the popular milk of magnesia products. The house has been furnished to present the life of a Victorian-era family of modest means. It demonstrates how inventions changed everyday life during this period and also has exhibits of Native American artifacts, objects from the American Revolution and Civil War and common farm implements.


Northbound, Exit 136. At end of ramp, turn left onto Centennial Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to end. Turn left onto NJ 28 West/North Ave., then take first right onto Springfield Ave. and continue to first light. Turn right onto N. Union Ave. Park in Municipal Building lot, first driveway on right.
Southbound, Exit 137. At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 28 West/North Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right onto Springfield Ave. and continue to first light. Turn right onto N. Union Ave. Park in Municipal Building lot, first driveway on right.


Eastbound and Westbound, Springfield Ave. (Cranford). At traffic light at Springfield Ave. (sign on right for Kenilworth/Springfield), if Eastbound, turn left, if Westbound, turn right, onto Springfield Ave., pass bank and take next right into Municipal Building parking lot. Drive to the end of the lot, then walk down exit lane to house on right.

DEY MANSION, 199 Totowa Rd., Wayne       Website

Mid-18th century home of Dirck Dey, used in 1780 by George Washington as his headquarters while Continental troops camped in the Preakness Valley. House is furnished in the style of the time.


Eastbound, Exit 54. At end of ramp, turn left onto Minnisink Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to end. Turn left onto Totowa Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to house on right, at Passaic County Golf Course.
Westbound, Exit 55B. Merge onto Union Blvd. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Bogert St. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Minnisink Rd. and continue to end. Turn left onto Totowa Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to house on right, at Passaic County Golf Course.


Northbound, Service Road/West Belt Exit (Wayne). After passing through US 46/I-80 interchange, keep right and take next exit. On service road, keep right and take West Belt East Exit. Merge onto West Belt and continue 1 mile to second light. Use middle lane to turn left onto Riverview Dr. At first light, turn right onto Totowa Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to house on left, at Passaic County Golf Course.
Southbound, US 202 South/Alt. Co. Rt. 511/Lincoln Park/Boonton Exit (Wayne). At traffic light at end of ramp, turn right onto Mountain View Blvd., cross under NJ 23 and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Parish Dr. and continue 1/2 mile. After road curves to left, take first right to stay on Parish Dr. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto French Hill Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto Totowa Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to house on left.


Eastbound and Westbound, Co. Rt. 640/Riverview Dr./Wayne/Little Falls Exit (Totowa). If Eastbound, at end of ramp, turn right, if Westbound, get in left lane and turn left onto Minnisink Rd., then turn right, onto Co. Rt. 640 North/Riverview Dr. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at Totowa Rd. (first light after passing C.H. Briggs on left). Turn right onto Totowa Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to house on left, at Passaic County Golf Course entrance.


Northbound, Parish Dr. (Wayne). After crossing under NJ 23, continue to first light. Turn left onto Parish Dr. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn right (follow sign for Co. Rt. 668) to stay on Parish Dr. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto French Hill Rd. and continue to second light. Turn left onto Totowa Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to house on left, at Passaic County Golf Course.
Southbound, Mountain View Blvd. (Wayne). At end of ramp exiting from NJ 23, turn right onto Mountain View Blvd., cross under NJ 23 and continue to first light. Turn left onto Parish Dr. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn right (follow sign for Co. Rt. 668) to stay on Parish Dr. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto French Hill Rd. and continue to second light. Turn left onto Totowa Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to house on left, at Passaic County Golf Course.

DRAKE HOUSE MUSEUM, 602 W. Front St., Plainfield       Website

18th-century farmhouse converted to Victorian mansion in 1864. Used by George Washington as headquarters during Battle of Short Hills. Furnishings from both eras are displayed.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 40. At end of ramp, if Eastbound, turn right, if Westbound, turn left, on Co. Rt. 531 South/Hillcrest Rd. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn right onto Valley Rd. and continue to Watchung Circle. Take third exit from circle (Somerset St./North Plainfield) onto Somerset St. and continue 1 mile. Just before reaching US 22, turn left at small sign for Plainfield and cross over US 22. At end of bridge, turn left onto Somerset St. and continue to fifth light, in Plainfield. Turn right onto W. Front St. and continue 1/2 mile to third light (Plainfield Ave.). Turn right into Drake House driveway.


Northbound, Exit 4. At end of ramp, turn right onto Durham Ave. and go 1/2 mile to second light. Continue straight on Hamilton Blvd. 1 1/2 miles (name changes to Lakeview Ave.) to traffic light at Co. Rt. 602/Maple Ave., in South Plainfield. Continue straight on Plainfield Ave. to second light. Turn right to stay on Plainfield Ave. and continue 2 1/4 miles into Plainfield to end at W. Front St. Cross W. Front St. and enter house driveway.
Southbound, Exit 21A. Merge onto I-78 East and continue 10 miles to Exit 40. At end of ramp, turn right onto Co. Rt. 531/Hillcrest Rd. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 527 South/Valley Rd. and continue to Watchung Circle. Take third exit from circle (Somerset St./North Plainfield) and continue 1 mile on Co. Rt. 531 South/Somerset St. When road goes to one way, keep left and take third left (sign for Plainfield). Cross over US 22 and continue to T intersection. Turn left (sign for The Plainfields) onto Somerset St. and continue 3/4 mile to fifth light, in Plainfield. Turn right onto W. Front St. and continue 1/2 mile to third light, at Plainfield Ave. House is on right


Eastbound, West End Ave. Exit. (North Plainfield). At end of ramp, turn right onto West End Ave. and continue 1 mile to second light. Turn left (sign for Drake House on right) onto W. Front St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light (Plainfield Ave.). Turn left into Drake House driveway.
Westbound, Somerset St./The Plainfields Exit. (North Plainfield). Turn right onto Somerset St., then turn right again, following sign for The Plainfields and cross over US 22. At end of bridge, turn left onto Somerset St. and continue 3/4 mile to fifth light, at W. Front St. Turn right onto W. Front St. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right into Drake House driveway.


Eastbound, on left, in Plainfield, at traffic light at Plainfield Ave.
Westbound, at traffic light at W. Front St. in Plainfield, continue straight (NJ 28 turns left) into museum driveway.

THOMAS EDISON NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, 211 Main St., West Orange       Website

Laboratory of Thomas A. Edison, where he developed many of his contributions to society. Edison's home, Glenmont, may also be toured.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 145. On ramp, follow signs for I-280 West/West Orange. Merge onto I-280 West and continue 2 miles to Exit 10. At end of ramp, turn right onto Northfield Ave. and continue to end. Turn left onto Main St. and continue 1/2 mile through two lights to laboratory on right at Lakeside Ave. Pass laboratory and take first left onto Edisonia Terrace, then immediately turn left into parking lot.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 52. On ramp, follow signs for Garden State Parkway North. Merge onto Parkway and continue 3 1/2 miles to Exit 145. On ramp, keep left through toll booth and follow signs for I-280 West/Orange/West Orange. Merge onto I-280 West and continue 2 1/4 miles to Exit 10. At end of ramp, turn right (Co. Rt. 508 East/The Oranges/Montclair) onto Co. Rt. 508/Northfield Ave. and continue to second light at T intersection. Turn left onto Main St. and go 1/2 mile through two lights to laboratory on right at Lakeside Ave. Pass laboratory and take first left onto Edisonia Terrace, then immediately turn left into parking lot.


Eastbound, Exit 47A. Follow I-280 East 8 3/4 miles to Exit 9. At traffic light, turn left onto Mt. Pleasant Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto Main St. and continue 1/2 mile to laboratory on right. Parking lots are on the left.
Westbound, Exit 62. On ramp, follow signs for Garden State Parkway South. Merge onto Parkway and continue 13 miles to Exit 145. On ramp, follow signs for I-280 West/West Orange. Merge onto I-280 West and continue 2 miles to Exit 10. At end of ramp, turn right onto Northfield Ave. and continue to end. Turn left onto Main St. and continue 1/2 mile to laboratory on right. Parking lots are opposite.


Eastbound, Exit 9. At traffic light, turn left onto Mt. Pleasant Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto Main St. and continue 1/2 mile to laboratory on right. Parking lot is opposite.
Westbound, Exit 10. At end of ramp, turn right onto Co. Rt. 508 East/Northfield Ave. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Main St. and continue 1/2 mile to laboratory on right. Parking lot is opposite.


Eastbound, Co. Rt. 577/Prospect Ave. At traffic light at Co. Rt. 577, continue straight on Mt. Pleasant Ave. (NJ 10 ends) 1 1/4 miles to third light. Turn left onto Main St. and continue 1/2 mile through one light to laboratory on right at Lakeside Ave. Parking lots are on left.

FORT LEE HISTORIC PARK, Hudson Terrace, Fort Lee       Website

Reconstruction of Revolutionary earthworks at Fort Lee, exhibits on George Washington's retreat from area, scenic overlooks.

       
Northbound, Exit 73. From local lanes, at end of ramp, merge onto Bruce Reynolds Blvd. and continue to second light, at Park Ave. From express lanes, continue to light at end of ramp. Local lanes, continue straight, express lanes, turn left, onto Bruce Reynolds Blvd. and continue on Bruce Reynolds Blvd. to second light. Cross Hudson Terrace and enter park.
Southbound, Upper Level, Exit 73. On ramp, follow signs for Hudson Terrace. At traffic light, turn right onto Hudson Terrace, cross under George Washington Bridge and continue to first light. Turn left to enter park.
Southbound, Lower Level, Exit 73-74. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 4 West. Turn left onto Fletcher Ave. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Kelby St. and continue 1 1/4 miles (name changes to Bruce Reynolds Blvd.) to traffic light at Hudson Terrace. Cross Hudson Terrace and enter park.


Southbound, Lemoine Ave. (Fort Lee). After passing light at Myrtle Ave. (Holy Trinity Church on right), stay left and when US 9W exits to the right, continue straight on Lemoine Ave. 3/4 mile to light at Bruce Reynolds Blvd., the first light after passing over I-95 bridge approach. Turn left onto Bruce Reynolds Blvd. and continue straight to traffic light at Hudson Terrace. Entrance to park is opposite.

GARRETSON FORGE & FARM, 4-02 River Rd., Fair Lawn       Website

Preserved sandstone colonial home exhibits rural lifestyle of early Dutch settlers in Bergen County.


Northbound, Exit 156. Merge onto US 46 East and keep left, following signs for NJ 20 North/Hawthorne. Continue on NJ 20 North 1 3/4 miles to NJ 4 East/New York Exit on left. Merge onto NJ 4 East, cross over NJ 20 and Passaic River and take first exit, Co. Rt. 507/River Dr./Clifton/Passaic. At end of ramp, turn right onto Co. Rt. 507 North/River Dr. and continue 1/2 mile to house on left. Parking lot is on left, just past house.
Southbound, Exit 163. Merge onto NJ 17 South and continue 3/4 mile to NJ 4 West/Paterson Exit. Keep right on ramp, merge onto NJ 4 West and continue 3/4 mile to NJ 208 North/Oakland Exit. Follow NJ 208 North 1 mile to Morlot Ave. West/Fair Lawn Exit. Merge onto Morlot Ave. and continue 1 mile to T intersection. Turn left onto River Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to house on right.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 61. If Eastbound, turn left, if Westbound, turn right, onto Co. Rt. 507 North/River Dr. and continue 1 3/4 miles to house on left.


Eastbound, Co. Rt. 507/River Rd. Exit (Fair Lawn). At end of ramp, turn right onto Co. Rt. 507 North/River Dr. and continue 1/2 mile to house on left.
Westbound, NJ 208/Oakland Exit (Fair Lawn). Follow signs for NJ 208 North/Oakland and continue 1 mile to Morlot Ave. West/Fair Lawn Exit. Merge onto Morlot Ave. and continue 1 mile to T intersection. Turn left onto River Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to house on right.


Eastbound, NJ 20 North/Paterson Exit (Clifton). Keep left, following signs for NJ 20 North/Paterson. Continue on NJ 20 North 1 3/4 miles to NJ 4 East/New York Exit (left exit). Merge onto NJ 4 East, cross Passaic River, then take first exit (Co. Rt. 507 South/Clifton/Passaic). At end of ramp, turn right onto Co. Rt. 507 North/River Rd. (sign for Paterson/Hawthorne) and continue 1/2 mile to house on left.
Westbound, Co. Rt. 507/Ridgewood/Garfield Exit (Elmwood Park). After passing Garden State Parkway South exit, take next exit for Co. Rt. 507. On ramp, keep right, following signs for Co. Rt. 507 North/Ridgewood. Merge onto Co. Rt. 507 North and continue 2 miles to house on left, 1/2 mile after passing NJ 4.

HAMILTON HOUSE MUSEUM, 971 Valley Rd., Clifton       Website

Farmhouse occupied by the Hamilton family for over 100 years is the setting for exhibits depicting various stages in the development of life in Clifton.


Northbound, Exit 153B. Merge onto NJ 3 West and continue 3/4 mile to Valley Rd. Exit. At traffic circle, take third exit and continue on Valley Rd. 1/2 mile to house on left.
Southbound, Exit 154. After passing through ramp toll plaza, keep left, merge onto US 46 West and continue 1 mile to Co. Rt. 709/Great Notch Rd. Exit. At traffic circle, take third exit and continue on Valley Rd. 1/2 mile to house on left.


Eastbound, use US 46 Eastbound directions.
Westbound, Valley Rd. Exit. At traffic circle at end of ramp, take third exit and continue on Valley Rd. 1/4 mile to house on left.


Eastbound, Clove Rd. Exit (Little Falls). Take Clove Rd. Exit and proceed to roundabout. Take third exit (Co. Rt. 620 North/Clove Rd.) from roundabout, cross over US 46 and continue to first light. Turn right onto Great Notch Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to roundabout. Take first exit from roundabout and continue 1/4 mile on Valley Rd. to museum on left.
Westbound, Co. Rt. 709/Great Notch Rd. Exit (Clifton). After passing Maple Valley Diner on right, take Great Notch Rd. Exit. At end of ramp, enter roundabout and take third exit. Continue 1/4 mile on Valley Rd. to museum on left.

THE HERMITAGE, 335 N. Franklin Tpk., Ho-Ho-Kus       Website

Mid-19th century Gothic Revival home houses extensive collection of Victorian furnishings, clothing and artifacts. Current building incorporates a stone house which was the scene of a visit from George Washington and the wedding of Aaron Burr to Theodosia Prevost. Guided tours available. Year-round lecture series offered.


Northbound, Exit 163. Merge onto NJ 17 North and continue 4 1/2 miles to Hollywood Ave./Ho-Ho-Kus Exit. When road forks, keep left, following signs for Co. Rt. 502 West/U-Turn. At stop sign, turn left and continue west on Hollywood Ave. 3/4 mile through two lights to blinker light/stop sign. Turn right onto Franklin Tpk. and continue 1/2 mile to house on left, opposite St. Luke's Church.
Southbound, Exit 166. At end of ramp, turn right onto Highland Ave. and continue to end. Turn left onto Linwood Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to junction with NJ 17. Turn left, following sign for NJ 17 North/Suffern, merge onto NJ 17 North and continue 2 miles to Hollywood Ave./Ho-Ho-Kus Exit. When road forks, keep left, following signs for Co. Rt. 502 West/U-Turn. At stop sign, turn left and continue west on Hollywood Ave. 3/4 mile through two lights to blinker light/stop sign. Turn right onto Franklin Tpk. and continue 1/2 mile to house on left, opposite St. Luke's Church.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 66. Follow NJ 17 South 7 1/2 miles to Sheridan Ave./Waldwick/Ho-Ho-Kus Exit. On ramp, keep left, following signs for Sheridan Ave./Ho-Ho-Kus. Turn left and keep right, following signs for Ho-Ho-Kus. At end of ramp, turn right onto Sheridan Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. Take third right onto Blauvelt Ave. and continue to end. Turn right onto Franklin Tpk. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance on left.


Northbound, Hollywood Ave./Ho-Ho-Kus Exit (Ho-Ho-Kus). Merge onto Hollywood Ave., then take first left, cross over NJ 17 and continue 3/4 mile through two lights to blinker light at Franklin Tpk. Turn right (sign on right for Hermitage) onto Franklin Tpk./Co. Rt. 507 North and go 1/2 mile to house on left, opposite St. Luke's Church.
Southbound, Sheridan Ave./Waldwick/Ho-Ho-Kus Exit (Waldwick). Keep left on ramp, following signs for Sheridan Ave./Ho-Ho-Kus. At stop sign, turn left, then keep right, following sign for Ho-Ho-Kus. Merge onto Sheridan Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. Take third right onto Blauvelt Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn right onto Franklin Tpk./Co. Rt. 507 North and continue 1/4 mile to house on left, opposite St. Luke's Church.

HOPPER-GOETSCHIUS HOUSE, 245 Lake St., Upper Saddle River       Website

The oldest house in Upper Saddle River houses exhibits and artifacts pertaining to the borough's history.


Northbound, Exit 172. At end of ramp, turn left onto Grand Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles (name changes to Lake St.) to second light, at E. Saddle River Rd. The house is on the opposite right corner. Turn right onto E. Saddle River Rd. and continue to parking area on left.
Southbound, School House Rd. Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto School House Rd. and continue 1 mile into New Jersey (name changes to Spring Valley Rd.). At first light, turn right onto Summit Ave. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn right onto W. Grand Ave. and continue 1 mile (name changes to Lake St.) to first light, at E. Saddle River Rd. The house is on the opposite right corner. Turn right onto E. Saddle River Rd. and continue to parking area on left.


Northbound and Southbound, Upper Saddle River Exit (Ramsey). If Northbound, follow Mountainview Dr. to first light; turn right onto Lake St., if Southbound, merge onto Crescent Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light; turn right onto Lake St. and continue to first light. Both, continue 1 3/4 miles to third light. Turn left onto E. Saddle River Rd. (house is on left) and continue to parking area on left.

LAMBERT CASTLE, 3 Valley Rd., Paterson       Website

Mansion built by immigrant silk baron Catholina Lambert houses local history exhibits. Located in Garret Mountain Reservation.


Northbound, Exit 155A. Merge onto NJ 19 North, keep right and continue to Broad St./Clifton Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Broad St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Fenner Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Valley Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to Castle entrance on left.
Southbound, Exit 159. On ramp, follow signs for I-80 West/Paterson. Merge onto I-80 West and continue 3 1/4 miles to Exit 57A. Keep left on ramp, following signs for NJ 19 South/Clifton. Merge onto NJ 19 South and continue 1 mile to Valley Rd./Clifton/Main St. Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Valley Rd., then immediately turn right into Lambert Castle entrance.


Eastbound, Exit 57AB, Westbound, Exit 57BA. On ramp, follow signs for Exit 57A/NJ 19 South/Clifton. Merge onto NJ 19 South and continue 1/4 mile to Valley Rd./Clifton/Main St. Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Valley Rd., then immediately turn right into museum entrance.


Eastbound, Great Notch/Cedar Grove Exit (Little Falls). After passing Little Falls Trophy on right, take second exit (Great Notch/Cedar Grove). At end of ramp, turn left onto Notch Rd., then immediately turn left (sign for US 46 West) onto Rifle Camp Rd. Cross over US 46, take second exit (Co. Rt. 633 North/Rifle Camp Rd.) from roundabout and continue 1 1/2 miles. After passing Frank D. Zaccaria Park on left, take next right (sign on right for Lambert Castle) onto Weaseldrift Rd. and continue 3/4 mile (name changes to Mountain Park Rd.) to first light. Turn left (not sharp left) onto Valley Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance on left.
Westbound, Garden State Parkway South/NJ 19 North Exit (Clifton). Take exit immediately after crossing over Garden State Parkway. Keep left on ramp, following signs for NJ 19 North/Paterson, and continue 1/4 mile to Broad St./Clifton Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Broad St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Fenner Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Valley Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance on left.

LIBERTY HALL, 1003 Morris Ave., Union       Website

Historic house, occupied by the prominent Kean family for 185 years, and formal gardens are open to the public for tours. Six U.S. Presidents, from George Washington to George H.W. Bush, have visited here.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 13A. Use center toll booths and follow signs for North Ave. West/Dowd Ave. On long ramp, keep left, continuing to follow signs for North Ave./Dowd Ave. After passing through traffic light at Dowd Ave., keep right, following sign for Newark Airport, merge onto North Ave. and continue 2 miles to traffic light at NJ 82/Morris Ave. Turn right onto NJ 82 West and continue to second light. Turn right and follow signs to Liberty Hall.


Northbound, Exit 140. Merge onto US 22 East, keep right and take NJ 82 East/Elizabeth/Kean University Exit. Merge onto NJ 82 East/Morris Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to second light after passing under railroad. Turn left (sign on right for Liberty Hall) and follow signs to parking lot.
Continue 1/4 mile to next light.
Southbound, Exit 141. At end of ramp, turn left onto Vauxhall Rd. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn right onto Salem Rd. and continue to first light. Turn left onto NJ 82 East/Morris Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to second light after passing under railroad. Turn left (sign on right for Liberty Hall) and follow signs to parking lot.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 52. On ramp, follow signs for Garden State Parkway South. Merge onto Parkway and continue 1/2 mile to Exit 141. At end of ramp, turn left (Hillside/Newark) onto Vauxhall Rd. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn right onto Salem Rd. and continue to first light. Turn left (NJ 82 East/Elizabeth) onto Morris Ave./NJ 82 East and continue 3/4 mile to third light. Turn left and continue to house, following signs.

 
Northbound, NJ 439 Exit (Elizabeth). Bear right and follow signs for NJ 439 North. Cross US 1-9 and continue 2 miles to traffic light at NJ 82/Morris Ave., in Union (Kean University on left). Turn left onto NJ 82 West/Morris Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to second light. Turn right and follow signs to house.
Southbound, I-95/New Jersey Turnpike/Dowd Ave./North Ave. Exit (Elizabeth). On ramp, keep right and follow signs for North Ave. West. At traffic light at end of ramp, turn right, then merge onto North Ave. and continue 2 miles to traffic light at NJ 82/Morris Ave. Turn right onto NJ 82 West/Morris Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to second light. Turn right and follow signs to house.


Eastbound, NJ 82 East/Elizabeth Exit (Union). Merge onto NJ 82 East and continue 1 3/4 miles. At second light after passing under railroad (sign on right for Liberty Hall), turn left and follow signs to Visitor Center.
Westbound, Vauxhall Rd./Hillside Exit (Union). After passing Mediterranean Restaurant Equipment on right, take exit (sign for Vauxhall Rd./Hillside) after passing under Vauxhall Rd. At end of ramp, turn right onto Vauxhall Rd. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn right onto Salem Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto NJ 82 East/Morris Ave. and continue 3/4 mile. At second light after passing under railroad (sign on right for Liberty Hall), turn left and follow signs to Visitor Center.

MERCHANTS AND DROVERS TAVERN, 1632 St. Georges Ave., Rahway       Website

Tavern built in the late 18th century and operated as such through the 1930s has been restored to its appearance as an inn of the 1820s.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 12. Keep right through toll booth and follow signs for West Carteret/Rahway. Merge onto Roosevelt Ave. and continue 2 miles (name changes to Randolph Ave.) to fourth light. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 514 East/Woodbridge Rd. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn left onto E. Grand Ave. and continue 1 mile to third light, at NJ 27/St. Georges Ave. Tavern is on opposite corner. Cross NJ 27, then take first right into parking lot.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 135. On ramp, if Northbound, keep right, following signs for Brant Ave./Rahway, if Southbound, get into center lane and continue to second light; turn left (two-lane left) and cross under Parkway, then pass through 1 light and take first exit (Rahway). Both, continue 1/4 mile on Brant Ave. to end. Turn left onto Westfield Ave. and continue 1 mile through two lights. Just before third light, turn left into parking lot behind Tavern building, which is at light at NJ 27.

 
Northbound, Randolph Ave. Exit (Woodbridge). Take exit (Sansone Auto Mall on right), merge onto Randolph Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Woodbridge Rd./Co. Rt. 514 North and continue 1 mile (name changes to Lawrence St.) to end. Turn left onto E. Grand Ave. and continue 1 mile to third light, at NJ 27/St. Georges Ave. Tavern is on the opposite corner. Cross NJ 27 and take the first right into parking lot.
Southbound, E. Grand Ave. (Rahway). Turn right (second light after passing Merck on right) onto E. Grand Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to fourth light, at NJ 27/St. Georges Ave. Tavern is on the opposite corner. Cross NJ 27 and take the first right into parking lot.


Northbound and Southbound, Westfield Ave. (Rahway). At traffic light at Westfield Ave./W. Grand Ave., if Northbound, turn left (first light after passing Church of the Holy Comforter on right), if Southbound, turn right (tavern on right corner), onto Westfield Ave. and continue to parking lot behind tavern on right.

PATERSON GREAT FALLS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, 72 McBride Ave. Ext., Paterson       Website

Centered on the Great Falls of the Passaic River, the park preserves several 19th-century industrial buildings that are part of the growth of the first planned industrial city in the United States. Paterson Museum is within the district.


Northbound, Exit 155A. Merge onto NJ 19 North and continue 1 3/4 miles to I-80 West/Grand St./Delaware Water Gap Exit. Keep right on ramp, following signs for Grand St. At end of ramp, turn left onto Grand St. and continue to second light. Turn right onto Spruce St. (sign for Paterson/Great Falls on right) and continue to second light. Turn right onto McBride Ave. Ext., then take first left into parking lot.
Southbound, Exit 159. On ramp, follow signs for I-80 West/Paterson. Merge onto I-80 West and continue 3 1/4 miles to Exit 57B. Keep right on ramp, following signs for Downtown Paterson, and continue to second light. Turn left onto Cianci St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Market St. and continue 1/4 mile to end of street. Turn right onto Spruce St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto McBride Ave. Ext., then take first left into parking lot.


Eastbound, Exit 57AB. Follow signs for Exit 57B/Downtown Paterson. Merge onto NJ 19 North, keep right and take I-80 West/Delaware Water Gap/Grand St. Exit. On ramp, keep right, following signs for Grand St. At traffic light, turn left onto Grand St. and continue to second light. Turn right onto Spruce St. (sign on right for Great Falls) and continue to second light. Turn right onto McBride Ave. Ext., then take first left into parking lot.
Westbound, Exit 57BA. Follow signs for Exit 57B/Downtown Paterson and continue to second light. Turn left onto Cianci St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Market St. and continue through 1 light 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Spruce St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto McBride Ave. Ext., then take first left into parking lot.


Eastbound, I-80/NJ 23 North Exit (Wayne). On ramp, follow signs for I-80 East. Merge onto I-80 East and continue 4 1/4 miles to Exit 57B. Merge onto NJ 19 North, keep right and take I-80 West/Grand St./Delaware Water Gap Exit. On ramp, keep right, following signs for Grand St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Grand St. and continue to second light. Turn right onto Spruce St. (sign for Historic District on right) and continue to second light. Turn right onto McBride Ave. Ext., then take first left into parking lot.
Westbound, NJ 20 North Exit (Elmwood Park). Crossing Passaic River, stay in middle lane. When road splits, keep left, then take NJ 20 North Exit. Merge onto NJ 20 North and continue 1/4 mile to I-80/Elmwood Park/Paterson Exit. Keep left on ramp, following signs for I-80 West. Merge onto I-80 West and continue 1 3/4 miles to Exit 57A-57B. On ramp, keep right, following signs for Exit 57B. At second light, turn left onto Cianci St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Market St. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Spruce St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto McBride Ave. Ext., then take first left into parking lot.

WORTENDYKE BARN, 13 Pascack Rd., Park Ridge       Website

18th-century Dutch barn is one of a very few remaining and exhibits farm implements and artifacts of early Bergen County.


Northbound, Exit 168. At end of ramp, turn right onto Washington Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Pascack Rd. and continue 2 1/4 miles to barn on right.
Southbound, School House Rd. Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto School House Rd. and continue 2 1/4 miles (name changes to Spring Valley Rd. in New Jersey) through 2 traffic lights. After passing second light (Grand Ave.), continue 3/4 mile on Spring Valley Rd. to T intersection. Turn left onto Fremont Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Pascack Rd. and continue to barn on left.

Museums



AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL SOCIETY MUSEUM, Jersey City Free Public Library, Morgan Branch, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City       Website

Museum traces history and accomplishments of African-Americans, with special emphasis on New Jersey. Located in Greenville Public Library.

 
Traffic on New Jersey Turnpike mainline, use Exit 14, follow signs for Exits 14A-14B-14C
Eastbound, Exit 14A. Keep right through toll booth and follow signs for Avenue E. Take first right onto E. 52nd St. and continue 1/2 mile to fourth light. Turn right onto Kennedy Blvd. and continue 1 1/2 miles into Jersey City. Museum is in public library building on left at Wade St.
Westbound, Exit 14B. At end of ramp, turn right onto Bayview Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Garfield Ave. and continue 1/2 mile through 3 lights. After passing third light, at Armstrong Ave., continue two more blocks. Turn right onto Eastern Pkwy. and continue to end. Turn left onto Ocean Ave., then take second right onto Warner Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn right onto Kennedy Blvd. Museum is on the left, in public library building.

AMERICAN LABOR MUSEUM / BOTTO HOUSE NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK, 83 Norwood St., Haledon       Website

Museum of working class and labor history in national landmark house.


Northbound, Exit 155A. Merge onto NJ 19 North and continue 1 3/4 miles to I-80 West/Grand St./Delaware Water Gap Exit. Keep right on ramp, following signs for Grand St. At end of ramp, turn left onto Grand St. and continue to second light. Turn right onto Spruce St. (sign for Paterson/Great Falls on right) and continue to second light. Bear left onto McBride Ave. and get into right lane. At next light, bear right onto Wayne Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Totowa Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to blinker light. Turn left onto Redwood Ave. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn right onto Katz Ave. and get into right lane. At traffic light, continue straight across West Broadway onto Barbour St. and go 1/4 mile. Take second left onto Mason Ave. and go 1 block. Museum is on opposite left corner.
Southbound, Exit 159. On ramp, follow signs for I-80 West/Paterson. Merge onto I-80 West and continue 3 1/4 miles to Exit 57B. Keep right on ramp, following signs for Downtown Paterson, and continue to first light. Turn right onto Marshall St. (sign on right for Paterson/Great Falls) and continue to first light. Turn right onto Grand St. and continue 1/4 mile to fourth light. Turn right onto Spruce St. (sign for Paterson/Great Falls on right) and continue to second light. Bear left onto McBride Ave. and get into right lane. At next light, bear right onto Wayne Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Totowa Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to blinker light. Turn left onto Redwood Ave. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn right onto Katz Ave. and get into right lane. At traffic light, continue straight across West Broadway onto Barbour St. and go 1/4 mile. Take second left onto Mason Ave. and go 1 block. Museum is on opposite left corner.


Eastbound, Exit 54. At end of ramp, turn left onto Minnisink Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Totowa Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Union Blvd. and continue 2 miles to end. Turn left onto W. Broadway and continue 3/4 mile to fourth light. Turn right onto Barbour St. and continue 1/4 mile. Take second left onto Mason Ave. and continue 1 block. Museum is on opposite left corner.
Westbound, Exit 55B. Merge onto Union Blvd. and continue 1 1/2 miles. After passing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, turn left onto Cumberland Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. Take second right onto Chamberlain Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to end. Turn left onto West Broadway and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Pompton Rd. and continue to William Paterson University campus entrance on left, then follow signs.


Eastbound and Westbound, NJ 62/Co. Rt. 646/Union Blvd./Totowa/Little Falls Exit (Totowa). If Eastbound, turn left, if Westbound, merge, onto Union Blvd. and continue 3 1/4 miles to end. Turn left onto W. Broadway and go 3/4 mile to fourth light. Make sharp right onto Barbour St., then take second left (sign for Botto House on right) onto Mason Ave. and continue one block. House is on opposite corner on left.

AVIATION HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM OF NEW JERSEY, 400 Fred Wehran Dr., Teterboro       Website

Hall of Fame and museum featuring history of aviation in New Jersey.

 
Northbound, US 46 Exit (Exit 18E), on ramp, keep left and follow signs for US 46 West/Ridgefield Park, Southbound, Exit 68, on service road, keep right and follow signs for US 46/The Ridgefields. On ramp, follow signs for US 46 West/Ridgefield Park, Both, merge onto US 46 West and continue 2 miles to traffic light at Huyler St./Fred Wehran Dr. (first light after passing 21st Century Car Wash on right). Turn left (watch signs for correct lane) onto Fred Wehran Dr. and continue 1/2 mile to museum on right.


Northbound, Exit 157. Merge onto US 46 East and continue 4 1/2 miles. After passing Teterboro Airport, take next right (sign on right for museum) onto Fred Wehran Dr. and continue to museum at end of road.
Southbound, Exit 163. Merge onto NJ 17 South and continue 4 3/4 miles to US 46 East/Geo. Washington Bridge Exit on left. Merge onto US 46 East and continue 1 mile to second light. Turn right (sign on right for museum) onto Fred Wehran Dr. and continue to museum on right at end of road.


Eastbound, use local lanes, Exit 65. At end of ramp, turn left onto North St. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn right onto Huyler St. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Cross US 46 and continue on Fred Wehran Dr. to museum on right.
Westbound, use local lanes, Exit 65. At end of ramp, turn right onto Wesley St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Huyler St. and continue 3/4 mile to second light. Cross US 46 and continue on Fred Wehran Dr. to museum on right.


Northbound, US 46 East/George Washington Bridge Exit (Hasbrouck Heights), Southbound, US 46 East/Palisades Park Exit (Hasbrouck Heights). Take left-lane exit and merge onto US 46 East. Continue 3/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto Fred Wehran Dr. and continue to museum on right at end of road.


Eastbound and Westbound, Fred Wehran Dr. (Teterboro). If Eastbound, turn right (sign on right for museum), if Westbound, after passing MFT Car Wash on right (sign on left for Fred Wehran Dr.), at next light, turn left, onto Fred Wehran Dr. and continue 1/2 mile to museum on right at end of road.

BERGENFIELD MUSEUM, 100 Cooper St. (GPS: 115 W. Church St.), Bergenfield       Website

Cooper House contains exhibits and artifacts pertaining to the history of Bergenfield.


Eastbound, Hackensack Ave./River Edge Exit (Hackensack). Merge onto Hackensack Ave. and continue 1 3/4 miles (name changes to New Bridge Rd.) across Hackensack River to traffic light at S. Prospect Ave. (Church of the Good Shepherd on right). Turn left onto S. Prospect Ave. and continue 1 mile through 2 lights. After passing second light (W. Main St.), take first right (Franklin Elementary School on right) onto W. Church St. and continue to parking area on left at Cooper Pond Park. Enter park and take path on right to museum.
Westbound, Belle Ave. Exit (Teaneck). After exiting NJ 4, take first left onto Billington Rd. and continue to end. Turn right onto Sussex Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to T intersection. Turn left onto New Bridge Rd. and continue to first light. Turn right onto S. Prospect Ave. and continue 1 mile through 2 lights. After passing second light (W. Main St.), take next right (Franklin Elementary School on right) onto W. Church St. and continue to parking area on left at Cooper Pond Park. Enter park and take path on right to museum.


Northbound and Southbound, NJ 4/Paterson/Fort Lee/New York Exit (Paramus). Follow signs for NJ 4 East/Fort Lee/New York. Merge onto NJ 4 East and continue 2 1/4 miles to Hackensack Ave./River Edge Exit (second Hackensack Ave. exit). Merge onto Hackensack Ave. and continue 1 3/4 miles (name changes to New Bridge Rd.) across Hackensack River to traffic light at S. Prospect Ave. (Church of the Good Shepherd on right). Turn left onto S. Prospect Ave. and continue 1 mile through 2 lights. After passing second light (W. Main St.), take first right (Franklin Elementary School on right) onto W. Church St. and continue to parking area on left at Cooper Pond Park. Enter park and take path on right to museum.

YOGI BERRA MUSEUM AND LEARNING CENTER, 8 Yogi Berra Dr., Little Falls       Website

Museum adjacent to minor-league ballpark offers sports exhibits and educational programs designed to foster sportsmanship and enhance diversity. On campus of Montclair State University.


Northbound, Exit 153B. Merge onto NJ 3 West and continue 3/4 mile to Valley Rd. Exit. At traffic circle, take third exit and continue on Valley Rd. 1/2 mile. Bear right at Montclair State University entrance and follow road up hill to museum on right.
Southbound, Exit 154. After passing through ramp toll plaza, keep left, merge onto US 46 West and continue 1 mile to Co. Rt. 709/Great Notch Rd. Exit. At traffic circle, take third exit and continue on Valley Rd. 1/2 mile. Bear right at Montclair State University entrance and follow road up hill to museum on right.


Eastbound, Exit 53. Merge onto US 46 East and continue 3 1/4 miles to Clove Rd. Exit in Little Falls. At end of ramp, take first exit from traffic circle and follow Clove Rd. 3/4 mile to Montclair State University entrance. Turn left and follow signs to museum.
Westbound, Exit 57BA. On ramp, follow signs for Exit 57A/NJ 19 South/Clifton. Merge onto NJ 19 South and continue 1/4 mile to Valley Rd./Clifton/Main St. Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Valley Rd. and continue 2 1/4 miles to traffic circle at US 46-NJ 3 intersection. Take second exit from circle and continue 1/4 mile on Valley Rd. to Montclair State University entrance on right. Enter campus and drive to museum at top of hill.


Eastbound, use US 46 Eastbound directions.
Westbound, Valley Rd. Exit. At traffic circle at end of ramp, take third exit and continue on Valley Rd. 1/4 mile to Montclair State University entrance on right. Bear right and ascend hill to museum on right.


Eastbound, Clove Rd. Exit (Little Falls). Take Clove Rd. Exit and proceed to roundabout. Take first exit (Co. Rt. 620 South/Clove Rd.) from roundabout and continue 1/2 mile on Clove Rd. to Montclair State University entrance on left. Turn left, cross over railroad and continue straight through traffic light to museum.
Westbound, Co. Rt. 709/Great Notch Rd. Exit (Clifton). After passing Maple Valley Diner on right, take Great Notch Rd. Exit. At end of ramp, enter roundabout and take third exit. Continue 1/4 mile on Valley Rd. to Montclair State University entrance on right. Bear right and enter campus. Continue up hill to museum on right.

FORT LEE MUSEUM, 1588 Palisade Ave., Fort Lee       Website

Museum housing artifacts and exhibits pertaining to Fort Lee is located in early 20th-century Judge Moore House, which stands on the site of the encampment of Washington's troops during their defense of Fort Lee.

       
Northbound, Exit 73. From local lanes, at end of ramp, merge onto Bruce Reynolds Blvd. and continue to second light, at Park Ave. From express lanes, continue to light at end of ramp. Local lanes, turn right, express lanes, continue straight, onto Park Ave. and continue 1/2 mile (name changes to Palisade Ave.) to museum on left.
Southbound, Upper Level, Exit 73. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 67/US 9W/Fort Lee. At end of ramp, turn right onto Center Ave. At first light, turn right onto Bridge Plaza N. and continue to first light. Turn right onto NJ 67 South/Lemoine Ave., cross over I-95 and continue to first light. Turn left onto Bruce Reynolds Blvd. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Park Ave. and continue 1/2 mile (name changes to Palisade Ave.) to museum on left.
Southbound, Lower Level, Exit 73-74. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 4 West. Turn left onto Fletcher Ave. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Kelby St. and continue 1 1/4 miles (name changes to Bruce Reynolds Blvd.) to fourth light, at Park Ave. Turn right onto Park Ave. and continue 1/2 mile (name changes to Palisade Ave.) to museum on left.


Southbound, Lemoine Ave. (Fort Lee). After passing light at Myrtle Ave. (Holy Trinity Church on right), stay left and when US 9W exits to the right, continue straight on Lemoine Ave. 3/4 mile to light at Bruce Reynolds Blvd., the first light after passing over I-95 bridge approach. Turn left onto Bruce Reynolds Blvd. At first light, turn right onto Martha Washington Way and continue 1/2 mile (name changes to Palisade Ave.) to museum on left.

HOBOKEN FIRE DEPARTMENT MUSEUM, 213 Bloomfield St., Hoboken       Website

Briefly used as a firehouse in the 1880s and still active as a meeting place for firemen, the Association of Exempt Firemen Building contains numerous pieces of fire-fighting equipment exemplifying the tools with which fires were fought in an urban setting. Operated by Hoboken Historical Museum.

 
Northbound, Exit 16E, keep right through toll booth and follow signs for NJ 495 East/Lincoln Tunnel, Southbound, Exit 17, follow long ramp onto NJ 495 East, Both, follow NJ 495 East to Weehawken/Hoboken Exit. On ramp, keep right and, at traffic light, move slightly right to continue on the service road (don't continue straight and re-enter NJ 495) to end at bottom of hill. Get into right lane and merge onto Blvd. East. Continue 1/2 mile on Blvd. East to third light, at 19th St. Turn right onto 19th St. and go 1 block. Turn left onto Willow Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles. Turn left onto First St. and go 3 blocks. Turn left onto Bloomfield St. and continue 1 1/2 blocks to museum on right, between Second and Third Sts.

HOBOKEN HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken       Website

Museum displays varied artifacts pertaining to the colorful history of Hoboken.

 
Northbound, Exit 16E, keep right through toll booth and follow signs for NJ 495 East/Lincoln Tunnel, Southbound, Exit 17, follow long ramp onto NJ 495 East, Both, follow NJ 495 East to Weehawken/Hoboken Exit. On ramp, keep right and, at traffic light, move slightly right to continue on the service road (don't continue straight and re-enter NJ 495) to end at bottom of hill. Get into right lane and merge onto Blvd. East. Continue 1 mile on Blvd. East across viaduct (name changes to Park Ave.) to traffic light at 14th St. in Hoboken, where Park Ave. becomes one way. Turn left onto 14th St. and continue to third light. Turn right onto Hudson St. and continue 1 block to museum on left. Park in street or garage on 12th St.

 
Northbound and Southbound, NJ 3/NJ 495/Clifton/Lincoln Tunnel Exit (North Bergen). Follow NJ 3 to NJ 495/Lincoln Tunnel Exit. Merge onto NJ 495 East and continue 1 1/2 miles to Weehawken/Hoboken Exit (Last Exit in New Jersey). At end of ramp, keep right, merge onto service road and continue to end. Turn right onto Boulevard East and continue 1 mile (name changes to Park Ave.) over viaduct to traffic light at 14th St. in Hoboken (where Park Ave. becomes one way). Turn left onto 14th St. and continue to third light. Turn right onto Hudson St. and continue 1 block to museum on left. Park in street or garage on 12th St.

JEWISH MUSEUM OF NEW JERSEY, 145 Broadway, Newark       Website

Museum housed in historic Ahavas Sholom synagogue presents exhibits on the history of the Jewish people in New Jersey.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 15W. After passing through toll plaza, continue on I-280 West 3 1/2 miles to Exit 14. At end of ramp, turn right onto Clifton Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right onto Park Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to third light. Cross Bloomfield Ave. and continue on Crittenden St. to end. Turn right onto Broadway, pass Clinton Memorial AME Church on left, then turn left into parking lot between church and museum, in Ahavas Sholom Synagogue.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 145. On ramp, follow signs for I-280 East/Newark/Harrison. Merge onto I-280 East and continue 1 1/2 miles to Exit 14 (advance sign says Exit 14B). On ramp, keep left. Turn left onto King Blvd. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Cross Bloomfield Ave. and continue on Crittenden St. to end. Turn right onto Broadway, pass Clinton Memorial AME Church on left, then turn left into parking lot between church and museum, in Ahavas Sholom Synagogue.


Eastbound, Exit 57, Westbound, US 1-9 South/NJ 21/US 22/Newark Exit. If Eastbound, on ramp, keep right, following signs for NJ 21 North/Newark. Merge onto NJ 21 North. If Westbound, after passing through toll plaza, follow signs for US 1/US 9 South/NJ 21/US 22/Newark. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 21 North/Newark. Merge onto NJ 21 North. Both, continue on NJ 21 North 1/2 mile to Broad St. Exit. Merge onto Broad St. and continue 2 1/2 miles through downtown Newark to traffic light at Clay St. (second light after passing under I-280). At this point, Broad St. becomes one way. Continue from here to second light, at Gouverneur St. (Newark Pre-School Council on left). Turn left onto Gouverneur St. and continue 1 block to end. Turn right onto Broadway and continue 1/2 block to museum on right, in Ahavas Sholom Synagogue. Park in lot next to museum.


Northbound, Clay St. (Newark). At first traffic light after passing I-280 interchange, turn right onto Clay St. Take first left onto Passaic St. and continue 1/4 mile. Take third left onto Gouverneur St. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Broadway and continue 1/2 block to museum on right, in Ahavas Sholom Synagogue. Park in lot next to museum.
Southbound, Gouverneur St. (Newark). When freeway section ends, continue 1/4 mile on NJ 21 South to second light. Turn right (Comfort Suites Hotel on left) onto Gouverneur St. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Broadway and continue 1/2 block to museum on right, in Ahavas Sholom Synagogue. Park in lot next to museum.

KEARNY MUSEUM, 318 Kearny Ave., Kearny       Website

Museum housed in the Kearny Public Library displays memorabilia of the city.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 15W. After leaving Turnpike, keep right through toll booth and take Exit 17B from I-280. Merge onto Co. Rt. 508 West and continue to first light. Turn right onto Bergen Ave. and continue 1 mile to traffic light at Kearny Ave. (second light after passing Alaris Health building on left). Turn right onto Kearny Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to Kearny Public Library on right. Museum is in library.


Eastbound, Exit 16. At second light on ramp, turn left onto Harrison Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to third light, after passing Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church on right. Turn left onto Frank Rodgers Blvd. and continue 1 1/4 miles (name changes to Kearny Ave.) to Kearny Public Library on right, at Garfield Ave. Museum is in library.
Westbound, Exit 17B. Keep right through New Jersey Turnpike toll booth and take Exit 17B. Merge onto Co. Rt. 508 West and continue to first light. Turn right onto Bergen Ave. and continue 1 mile to traffic light at Kearny Ave. (second light after passing Alaris Health building on left). Turn right onto Kearny Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to Kearny Public Library on right. Museum is in library.

LYNDHURST HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 400 Riverside Ave., Lyndhurst       Website

Museum in a former schoolhouse displays exhibits on the history of Lyndhurst.


Eastbound, NJ 21/Co. Rt. 507/Paterson/Rutherford/Lyndhurst Exit (Clifton). On ramp, follow signs for Co. Rt. 507. At end of ramp, merge onto Rutherford Ave. and get in the right lane. Turn right onto Park Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to first light. Continue straight through light onto Riverside Ave. and proceed 1/4 mile to museum on left, at Fern Ave.
Westbound, Co. Rt. 507/Lyndhurst/Rutherford Exit (Rutherford). At end of ramp, continue straight through traffic light at Ridge Rd. 3/4 mile to next light, at Park Ave. Turn left onto Park Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to first light. Continue straight through light onto Riverside Ave. and proceed 1/4 mile to museum on left, at Fern Ave.


Northbound, Page Ave. (Lyndhurst). At traffic light (St. Michael the Archangel Church on right), turn left onto Page Ave. and continue 1 mile to first light. Turn right onto Riverside Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to museum on right, at Fern Ave.
Southbound, NJ 3 West Exit (Rutherford). Merge onto NJ 3 West and keep right. Take Co. Rt. 507/Lyndhurst/Rutherford Exit and continue to first light, at Ridge Rd. Proceed through light 3/4 mile to next light, at Park Ave. Turn left onto Park Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to first light. Continue straight through light onto Riverside Ave. and proceed 1/4 mile to museum on left, at Fern Ave.


Northbound, Exit 8. At end of ramp, turn right (sign on right for Lyndhurst) onto Kingsland Ave., cross Passaic River and continue to first light. Turn left onto Riverside Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to museum on right, at Fern Ave.
Southbound, Exit 9. On ramp, keep left, following signs for NJ 3 East/Lincoln Tunnel. Merge onto NJ 3 service road and keep right. After crossing Passaic River, take first exit, for Co. Rt. 507/Rutherford/Lyndhurst. At end of ramp, merge onto Rutherford Ave. and get in the right lane. Turn right onto Park Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to first light. Continue straight through light onto Riverside Ave. and proceed 1/4 mile to museum on left, at Fern Ave.

MAHWAH MUSEUM, 201 Franklin Tpk., Mahwah / OLD STATION MUSEUM, 1871 Old Station Ln., Mahwah       Mahwah Museum Website       Old Station Website

Museum displays artifacts and exhibits pertaining to the history of Mahwah. The model Donald Cooper railroad is also on exhibit. Lectures are given periodically. Old Station Museum is housed in the former Mahwah Railroad Station.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 66. Follow NJ 17 South 1 1/4 miles to W. Ramapo Ave./Mahwah Exit. Keep right on ramp and follow road over NJ 17. After crossing over NJ 17, keep right and follow W. Ramapo Ave. to end. Turn right onto Island Rd., then take first left onto E. Ramapo Ave. and continue 1/4 mile.
For Old Station Museum, when road curves to right, continue straight on Old Station Ln. to museum on left.
For Mahwah Museum, continue on E. Ramapo Ave. and, after passing under railroad, take first left and continue to first light. Cross Franklin Tpk. and continue on Miller Rd. Take first right into parking lot next to Fire Dept. building. Pass Fire Dept., then turn right and park near museum.


Northbound, Franklin Tpk./Suffern Exit (Ramsey). Merge onto Co. Rt. 507 North/Franklin Tpk. and continue 1 1/2 miles into Mahwah. In Mahwah, watch for Mahwah Police Headquarters on right.
For Mahwah Museum, turn right into parking lot, then turn left and park in spaces nearest the museum.
For Old Station Museum, continue straight on Franklin Tpk. Take first left onto Ramapo Ave., cross under railroad overpass, then take first right to parking lot.
Southbound, W. Ramapo Ave./Mahwah Exit (Mahwah). Keep right on the ramp, stay right when road forks and cross over NJ 17. Continuing to stay to the right, merge onto W. Ramapo Ave. and continue to stop sign. Turn right onto Island Rd., then take first left onto E. Ramapo Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. Old Station Museum is on the left. When road curves right, continue straight on old Ramapo Ave. to parking.
For Mahwah Museum, continue on E. Ramapo Ave. under railroad tracks. Take first left after underpass and continue to first light. Cross Franklin Tpk. and continue on Miller Rd. Take first right into parking lot. Drive around fire department to museum parking on right.


Northbound, W. Ramapo Ave. (Mahwah). Turn right (Holy Cross Lutheran Church on right) onto W. Ramapo Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. At junction with NJ 17, follow road to the right, then at top of hill, turn left (sign on left for NJ 17 North/Mahwah) and cross over NJ 17. Keep right, following signs for Mahwah, and continue 1/4 mile on W. Ramapo Ave. to stop sign. Turn right onto Island Rd., then take first left onto E. Ramapo Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. Old Station Museum is on the left. Continue straight on old Ramapo Ave. to parking.
If going to Mahwah Museum, continue on E. Ramapo Ave. After passing under railroad tracks, take first left and continue to traffic light at Franklin Tpk. Cross Franklin Tpk. and continue onto Miller Rd. Take first right into parking lot. Drive around police station to museum parking on right.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 507 South/Franklin Tpk. (Mahwah). After crossing New York State Line, US 202 turns right. Continue straight on Co. Rt. 507 South/Franklin Tpk. 1 mile to third light, at Miller Rd.
For Mahwah Museum, turn left onto Miller Rd., then take first right into parking lot. Drive around police station to museum parking on right.
For Old Station Museum, continue straight on Franklin Tpk. Take first right onto E. Ramapo Ave. After passing under railroad, take first right and proceed to museum.

MEADOWLANDS MUSEUM, 91 Crane Ave., Rutherford       Website

Regional museum features exhibits on the history and decorative arts of the Hackensack Meadowlands area.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 16W. Stay in center lanes through toll plaza and follow signs for NJ 3 West/Rutherford. Merge onto NJ 3 West and continue 3/4 mile to NJ 17 North/Rutherford/Service Road Exit. On ramp, keep right and follow signs for Service Road. At end of ramp, turn left onto service road, cross over NJ 17 and continue to first light. Turn right onto Orient Way and continue 2 blocks. Turn right onto Crane Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to museum on left. Park on Crane Ave.


Northbound, Exit 153A, Southbound , Exit 153. Merge onto NJ 3 East and continue 4 1/2 miles to NJ 17 South/Lyndhurst Exit. On ramp, keep right, following signs for NJ 17 South. Turn right onto Rutherford Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Orient Way, cross over NJ 3, pass through one light, then take second right onto Crane Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to museum on left, just before end of street. Park on Crane Ave.


Eastbound, NJ 17 South/Lyndhurst Exit (Rutherford). At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 17 South/Rutherford Ave. (sign for Orient Way) and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Orient Way, cross over NJ 3 and continue through one light. Take second right after passing light onto Crane Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to museum on left, just before T intersection (park on Crane Ave.).
Westbound, NJ 17 North/Rutherford Exit (Rutherford). On ramp, follow signs for Service Rd. and continue to stop sign. Turn left on Service Rd., cross over NJ 17 (don't take NJ 17 North ramp) and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right on Orient Way and go two blocks. Turn right on Crane Ave. and continue three blocks to museum on left, just before T intersection (park on Crane Ave.).


Northbound, Orient Way (Rutherford). At traffic light (Rutherford Animal Hospital on left), turn left onto Orient Way, cross over NJ 3 and pass first traffic light. Take second right after light onto Crane Ave. and continue three blocks to museum on left, just before T intersection (park on Crane Ave.).
Southbound, Service Road/Local Streets Exit (Rutherford). Just before reaching NJ 3, take Service Road/Local Streets Exit. On ramp, keep right, following signs for Local Streets. After ramp forks, continue to second right. Museum is on the right. If right turn is permitted, turn right onto Crane Ave. and park next to museum. If right turn is restricted, continue on ramp to first light. Turn right onto Orient Way, then take second right onto Crane Ave. and continue to museum on left. Park on Crane Ave.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 9. Follow signs for NJ 3 East, merge onto NJ 3 East and continue 1 1/2 miles to NJ 17 South/Lyndhurst Exit. Bear right at end of ramp onto NJ 17 South/Rutherford Ave. (sign for Orient Way) and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Orient Way, cross over NJ 3 and continue through one light. Take second right after passing light onto Crane Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to museum on left, just before T intersection (park on Crane Ave.).

MUSEUM OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF BLOOMFIELD, 90 Broad St., Bloomfield       Website

Located in the Children's Library, the museum displays memorabilia and artifacts describing the growth of the town of Bloomfield.


Northbound, Exit 148. Merge onto John F. Kennedy Pkwy. N. Approaching first light, get into middle through lane. Continue to second light. Turn left onto Franklin St. and continue 1/2 mile to fourth light. Bear right onto Broad St. to museum on left in Children's Library.
Southbound, Exit 148. Merge onto John F. Kennedy Pkwy. S., get into center lane and continue to second light. Turn right onto Franklin St. and continue 1/2 mile to fourth light. Bear right onto Broad St. to museum on left in Children's Library.

NEW JERSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 52 Park Pl., Newark       Website

Museum and research library focusing on the history of the state of New Jersey.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 15W. Follow I-280 West 2 1/2 miles to Exit 15 in Newark. At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 21 South/McCarter Hwy. and continue 1 mile to traffic light at Raymond Blvd. (sign for Prudential Center/City Hall on right). Turn right onto Raymond Blvd. and continue to third light. Make sharp right turn onto Park Pl. and continue 1 block. Society building is on right. Park in street or in Military Park garage on left.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 145. On ramp, follow signs for I-280 East/Newark. Merge onto I-280 East and continue 1 1/2 miles to Exit 15. At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 21 South/McCarter Hwy. and continue 3/4 mile on NJ 21 South to fourth light (sign for Prudential Center/City Hall on right). Turn right onto Raymond Blvd. and continue to third light. Make sharp right turn onto Park Pl. Museum is on right. Park in Military Park parking garage or on street.


Eastbound, use local lanes, Exit 57. On ramp, keep right, following signs for NJ 21 North/Newark. Merge onto NJ 21 North and continue 1/2 mile to Broad St. Exit. Follow Broad St. 1 1/4 miles to traffic light at Market St. Get in right lane and continue straight on Broad St. through two lights. Pass through second light (Commerce St.) and get into right-turn lane. At next light, cross Raymond Blvd. and bear right onto Park Pl. Continue 1/2 block to society building on right. Park on street or in Military Park Garage on left.

Westbound, use local lanes, US 1-9 South/NJ 21/US 22/Newark Exit. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 21 North/Newark. Merge onto NJ 21 North and continue 1/2 mile to Broad St. Exit. Follow Broad St. 1 1/4 miles to traffic light at Market St. Get in right lane and continue straight on Broad St. through two lights. Pass through second light (Commerce St.) and get into right-turn lane. At next light, cross Raymond Blvd. and bear right onto Park Pl. Continue 1/2 block to society building on right. Park on street or in Military Park Garage on left.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 15. At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 21 South/McCarter Hwy. and continue 3/4 mile to traffic light at Raymond Blvd. (sign for Prudential Center/City Hall on right). Turn right onto Raymond Blvd. and continue to third light. Make sharp right turn onto Park Pl. and continue to entrance to Military Park parking garage on left. Park in garage or on street and walk to historical society building on Park Pl.

 
Northbound, NJ 21/Newark Exit (Newark). When highway divides at North Ave., keep right for local lanes. Following signs for NJ 21 North/Newark, continue on NJ 21 North over viaduct, then take Broad St. Exit. Follow Broad St. 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at Commerce St. (Prudential Building on left). Continue in rightmost lane to next light, at Raymond Blvd. Cross Raymond Blvd. and bear right onto Park Pl. Continue 1/2 block to Historical Society on right. Park in street or in Military Park underground garage.
Southbound, Raymond Blvd./Newark Exit (Newark). Keep right for exit leaving Pulaski Skyway. On long ramp, continue to second stop sign. Turn right onto Raymond Blvd. and continue 2 miles to traffic light at Broad St. (sign on right for Historical Society). Make sharp right onto Park Pl. and continue 1/2 block to Historical Society on right. Park in street or in Military Park underground garage.


Northbound, Broad St. Exit (Newark). Follow Broad St. 1 1/4 miles. After passing light at Market St., get into right lane and continue to third light, at Raymond Blvd. Get into rightmost lane approaching light, cross Raymond Blvd., then bear right onto Park Pl. Continue to historical society building on right. Park in street or in Military Park underground garage on left.
Southbound, Raymond Blvd. (Newark). At traffic light (Seton Hall Law School on right), turn right onto Raymond Blvd. and continue 1/4 mile to third light, at Broad St. Make sharp right onto Park Pl. and continue to Historical Society on right. Park in street or in Military Park underground garage.


Eastbound, NJ 21 North/Newark Exit (Newark). Follow NJ 21 North 1/2 mile over viaduct to Broad St. Exit. Follow Broad St. 1 1/4 miles. After passing light at Market St., get into right lane and continue to third light, at Raymond Blvd. Get into rightmost lane approaching light, cross Raymond Blvd., then bear right onto Park Pl. Continue to historical society building on right. Park in street or in Military Park underground garage on left.
Westbound, use US 1 or I-78 Westbound directions

PARAMUS FRITZ BEHNKE HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 330 Paramus Rd., Paramus       Website

Museum founded by longtime Paramus historian Fritz Behnke houses exhibits of artifacts that portray life in Paramus as a farming community of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


Northbound, Exit 160. At end of ramp, turn left onto Passaic St. and continue 2 miles (after crossing NJ 4, name changes to Paramus Rd.) to museum on right.
Southbound, Exit 163. Merge onto NJ 17 South and continue 1/2 mile to Century Rd./River Edge/Fair Lawn Exit. On ramp, keep right, following signs for Fair Lawn. Continue 1 1/2 miles on Century Rd. to fourth light. Turn right onto Paramus Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to museum on right.


Eastbound, Paramus Rd./Ridgewood Exit (Paramus), Westbound, Paramus Rd. North Exit (Paramus). Merge onto Paramus Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to museum on right.


Northbound, NJ 4/Paterson/Fort Lee/New York Exit (Paramus). Follow signs for NJ 4 West/Paterson. Merge onto NJ 4 West and continue 1/2 mile to Paramus Rd. North Exit. Merge onto Paramus Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles to museum on right, after passing Paramus Golf Course on right.
Southbound, Paramus Rd./Ridgewood Exit (Ridgewood). Merge onto Paramus Rd. and continue 2 miles to Bergen Community College Exit. Cross Paramus Rd. and follow signs for West Hall.

PASCACK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM, 19 Ridge Ave., Park Ridge       Website

Museum displays artifacts relating to domestic life and commercial ventures in the Pascack Valley.


Northbound, Exit 172. At end of ramp, turn right onto Grand Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to third light. Turn right onto Spring Valley Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left onto Ridge Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to museum on right.
Southbound, School House Rd. Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto School House Rd. and continue 2 1/4 miles (name changes to Spring Valley Rd. in New Jersey) through 2 traffic lights. After passing second light (Grand Ave.), continue 1/2 mile to intersection with Ridge Ave. Turn left onto Ridge Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to museum on right.

PATERSON MUSEUM, 2 Market St., Paterson       Website

Museum highlighting the development of the first planned industrial city in America. Includes early submarines and firearms collection. In Great Falls Historic District.


Northbound, Exit 155A. Merge onto NJ 19 North and continue 1 3/4 miles to I-80 West/Grand St./Delaware Water Gap Exit. Keep right on ramp, following signs for Grand St. At end of ramp, turn left onto Grand St. and continue to second light. Turn right onto Spruce St. (sign for Paterson/Great Falls on right) and continue to first light. Turn right onto Market St. and proceed to parking lot on right.
Southbound, Exit 159. On ramp, follow signs for I-80 West/Paterson. Merge onto I-80 West and continue 3 1/4 miles to Exit 57B. Keep right on ramp, following signs for Downtown Paterson, and continue to second light. Turn left onto Cianci St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Market St. and continue 1/4 mile to museum parking lot on left, just before street ends.


Eastbound, Exit 57AB. Follow signs for Exit 57B/Downtown Paterson. Merge onto NJ 19 North, keep right and take I-80 West/Delaware Water Gap/Grand St. Exit. On ramp, keep right, following signs for Grand St. At traffic light, turn left onto Grand St. and continue to second light. Turn right onto Spruce St. (sign on right for Great Falls) and continue to first light. Turn right onto Market St. and continue to museum on right.
Westbound, Exit 57BA. Follow signs for Exit 57B/Downtown Paterson and continue to second light. Turn left onto Cianci St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Market St. and continue through 1 light 1/4 mile to Paterson Museum parking lot on left.


Eastbound, I-80/NJ 23 North Exit (Wayne). On ramp, follow signs for I-80 East. Merge onto I-80 East and continue 4 1/4 miles to Exit 57B. Merge onto NJ 19 North, keep right and take I-80 West/Grand St./Delaware Water Gap Exit. On ramp, keep right, following signs for Grand St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Grand St. and continue to second light. Turn right onto Spruce St. (sign for Historic District on right) and continue 1/4 mile to first light, at Market St. Turn right onto Market St., then take first right into museum parking lot.
Westbound, NJ 20 North Exit (Elmwood Park). Crossing Passaic River, stay in middle lane. When road splits, keep left, then take NJ 20 North Exit. Merge onto NJ 20 North and continue 1/4 mile to I-80/Elmwood Park/Paterson Exit. Keep left on ramp, following signs for I-80 West. Merge onto I-80 West and continue 1 3/4 miles to Exit 57A-57B. On ramp, keep right, following signs for Exit 57B. At second light, turn left onto Cianci St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Market St. and continue 1/4 mile to museum parking lot on left, just before street ends.

SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM, 650 E. Glen Ave., Ridgewood       Website

An 1872 schoolhouse houses exhibits of mid- to late-19th century life in the Ridgewood community, including household and farm implements; the school classroom is displayed as it would have looked at the time. Special exhibitions are mounted from time to time.


Northbound, Exit 163. Merge onto NJ 17 North and continue 2 3/4 miles to Linwood Ave. West/Ridgewood Exit. Merge onto Linwood Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto N. Pleasant Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn right onto E. Glen Ave. and continue to museum on right. Park in church lot.
Southbound, Exit 166. At end of ramp, turn right onto Highland Ave. and continue to end. Turn left onto Linwood Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to second light. Turn right onto N. Pleasant Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn right onto E. Glen Ave. and continue to museum on right. Park in church lot.


Northbound, Linwood Ave. West/Ridgewood Exit (Ridgewood). Merge onto Linwood Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Southbound, Paramus Rd./Ridgewood Exit (Ridgewood). Merge onto Paramus Rd. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Linwood Ave. Both, continue on Linwood Ave. to next light. Turn right onto N. Pleasant Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn right onto E. Glen Ave. and continue to museum on right. Park in church lot.

SECAUCUS TOWN MUSEUM, 150 Plaza Center, Secaucus       Website

Museum displays exhibits and artifacts pertaining to the history of the town of Secaucus.


Eastern Spur
Northbound, Exit 16E, Southbound, Exit 17. If Northbound, approaching toll barrier, follow signs for NJ 3/Secaucus. Use toll booths marked NJ 3 and continue on long ramp to traffic light. If Southbound, keep right through toll plaza, then follow signs for NJ 3/Secaucus and continue to traffic light. Both, approaching light, get into far left lane. Turn left onto Paterson Plank Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn left onto Plaza Center, then immediately turn right and park in metered lot on right. Cross Paterson Plank Rd. and walk 1 block to museum on right.
Western Spur
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 16W. Keep right through toll plaza and follow signs for NJ 3 East/Secaucus. Merge onto service road, keep left when road forks and continue onto NJ 3 East. Follow NJ 3 East 1 1/4 miles across Hackensack River Bridge to Secaucus/New Jersey Turnpike/I-95 South exit. Take first right from service road (sign on right for Downtown Secaucus/Plaza Center) onto Plaza Center. Pass museum on left and continue to first light. Cross Paterson Plank Rd., then immediately turn right and park in metered lot on right. Cross Paterson Plank Rd. and walk 1 block to museum on right.


Northbound, Paterson Plank Rd. Exit (North Bergen), Southbound, Paterson Plank Rd./West Side Ave./Union Tpk. Exit (North Bergen). If Northbound, after passing NJ 3/NJ 495 exit, keep right and take next exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto Paterson Plank Rd. and get into left-turn lane. At first light, turn left to stay on Paterson Plank Rd. If Southbound, at end of ramp, turn left onto Paterson Plank Rd. Both, continue on Paterson Plank Rd. 1 1/4 miles to traffic light at Plaza Center (third light after crossing under New Jersey Turnpike). Turn left onto Plaza Center, then immediately turn right and park in metered lot on right. Cross Paterson Plank Rd. and walk 1 block to museum on right.


Eastbound, Secaucus/New Jersey Turnpike South/I-95 South Exit (Secaucus). After crossing Hackensack River, take second exit. Take first right from service road (sign on right for Downtown Secaucus/Plaza Center) onto Plaza Center. Pass museum on left and continue to first light. Cross Paterson Plank Rd., then immediately turn right and park in metered lot on right. Cross Paterson Plank Rd. and walk 1 block to museum on right.
Westbound, use US 1-9 Northbound directions.

WAYNE MUSEUM, 533 Berdan Ave., Wayne       Website

Van Riper-Hopper House, an 18th-century Dutch manorial home, is the location of the Wayne Township museum and is furnished with many antiques.


Eastbound, Exit 53. Merge onto US 46 East and continue 1/2 mile to Co. Rt. 640/Riverview Dr./Little Falls/Wayne exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Riverview Dr. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at Valley Rd. (Passaic County Golf Course on left and right). Turn right onto Valley Rd. and continue 4 1/2 miles to end. Turn right onto Berdan Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to museum on left, in Van Riper-Hopper House.
Westbound, Exit 53. On ramp, keep right, following signs for NJ 23 North/Butler. Merge onto NJ 23 North and continue 1 mile to Alps Rd. exit. Follow Alps Rd. 4 1/4 miles to end. Turn left onto Berdan Ave. and continue 1 mile to museum on left, in Van Riper-Hopper House.


Northbound, Exit 52A. Merge onto NJ 23 South and continue 1 3/4 miles to traffic light at Jackson Ave. (Stefano's Ristorante on right). Keep right through light, then take jughandle for Jackson Ave. East. Merge onto Jackson Ave., cross NJ 23 and continue 3/4 mile (name changes to Pompton Plains Crossroad) to end. Turn right onto Black Oak Ridge Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Jackson Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Paterson-Hamburg Tpk. and continue 3/4 mile to third light (after passing Brightview Senior Living on right). Keep right through light, then take jughandle for Berdan Ave. Cross Hamburg Tpk. and continue on Berdan Ave. 1 1/2 miles to museum on left, in Van Riper-Hopper House.
Southbound, Exit 58. At end of ramp, turn left onto US 202 South and continue 1 1/4 miles to third light (after passing Portobello Restaurant on right). Turn left onto Long Hill Rd. and continue 1 mile to first light. Turn right onto Breakneck Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles (name changes to Berdan Ave.) to museum on right, in Van Riper-Hopper House.


Northbound, Alps Rd. Exit (Wayne). About 1 mile after passing I-80/US 46 interchange, take Alps Rd. exit. Follow Alps Rd. 4 1/4 miles to end. Turn left onto Berdan Ave. and continue 1 mile to museum on left, in Van Riper-Hopper House.
Southbound, Jackson Ave. East Exit (Wayne). At traffic light (Stefano's Ristorante on right), keep right through light, then take jughandle for Jackson Ave. East. Merge onto Jackson Ave., cross NJ 23 and continue 3/4 mile (name changes to Pompton Plains Crossroad) to end. Turn right onto Black Oak Ridge Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Jackson Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Paterson-Hamburg Tpk. and continue 3/4 mile to third light (after passing Brightview Senior Living on right). Keep right through light, then take jughandle for Berdan Ave. Cross Hamburg Tpk. and continue on Berdan Ave. 1 1/2 miles to museum on left, in Van Riper-Hopper House.


Northbound, Ratzer Rd. Exit (Wayne). After passing Waynechester Plaza on right, get into right lane, pass U-turn jughandle, then when road divides, keep right, following signs for US 202 North. After passing Kohl's on right, turn right onto Co. Rt. 504/Ratzer Rd. and continue 1 1/2 mile. At traffic light at top of hill, turn left onto Alps Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to end. Turn left onto Berdan Ave. and continue 1 mile to museum on left, in Van Riper-Hopper House.
Southbound, Paterson-Hamburg Tpk. East (Wayne). At traffic light (first light after passing Wayne Subaru on left), continue straight (US 202 turns right) on Paterson-Hamburg Tpk. 2 1/2 miles to traffic light at Berdan Ave. (after passing Brightview Senior Living on right). Keep right through light, then take jughandle for Berdan Ave. Cross Hamburg Tpk. and continue on Berdan Ave. 1 1/2 miles to museum on left, in Van Riper-Hopper House.

Parks and Recreation Areas



CAMPGAW MOUNTAIN RESERVATION, 200 Campgaw Rd., Mahwah       Website

Varied activities are available at 1373-acre reservation in the foothills of the New Jersey Highlands, including hiking, camping, picnicking, fishing, archery and disc golf. Ski trails of varying difficulty and tubing area are available in ski area.


Northbound, Exit 59. Keep right on NJ 208 South and take High Mountain Rd./Colonial Rd./Franklin Lakes Exit. At end of ramp, turn right and continue to stop sign. Turn right onto Colonial Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Franklin Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Pulis Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles. Turn left onto Campgaw Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles to park entrance on left.
Southbound, Exit 66. Follow NJ 17 South 3/4 mile to US 202/Suffern/Morristown Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto US 202 South/Ramapo Valley Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles. After passing Ramapo College, take next left onto Darlington Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. Take first right onto Campgaw Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to entrance on right.


Northbound and Southbound, Darlington Ave. (Mahwah). If Northbound, turn right (Church of the Immaculate Conception on right), if Southbound (Church of the Immaculate Conception on opposite left corner), turn left, onto Darlington Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. When road splits, stay right and continue 1 1/4 miles on Campgaw Rd. to reservation entrance on right.


Northbound and Southbound, Summit Ave./Franklin Lakes Exit (Franklin Lakes). On ramp, keep left, following signs for Franklin Lakes. Turn left onto Summit Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Franklin Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Pulis Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles. Turn left onto Campgaw Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles to reservation entrance on the left.

THE CELERY FARM, Franklin Tpk., Allendale       Website

Maintained by the Fyke Nature Association, this 107-acre wetland nature preserve has several trails that lead to two small lakes and several areas where wildlife may be observed.


Northbound, Exit 163. Merge onto NJ 17 North and continue 6 3/4 miles to Allendale Rd. West/Allendale Exit. Merge onto E. Allendale Rd. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn right onto Cottage Pl. and continue to end. Turn right onto Franklin Tpk. Parking area will be ahead on the right, at Alison Ct.
Southbound, School House Rd. Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto School House Rd. and continue 1 mile into New Jersey (name changes to Spring Valley Rd.). At first light, turn right onto Summit Ave. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn right onto W. Grand Ave. and continue 1 mile (name changes to Lake St.) to first light. Turn left onto E. Saddle River Rd. and continue 2 miles to T intersection. Turn right onto E. Allendale Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. At junction with NJ 17, keep left, following signs for Allendale, cross over NJ 17 and continue 1 mile. Turn right onto Cottage Pl. and continue to end. Turn right onto Franklin Tpk. and continue to parking area on right, opposite Alison Ct.


Northbound, Allendale Rd. West/Allendale Exit (Saddle River). Merge onto W. Allendale Rd. and continue 1 mile to second light. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 507 North/Franklin Tpk. and continue 1/4 mile to parking area on right, just past Allison Ct. on left.
Southbound, Franklin Tpk./Ramsey Exit (Ramsey). Merge onto Co. Rt. 507 South/Franklin Tpk. and continue 2 1/2 miles to parking area on left, 1/2 mile after passing light at Crescent Ave.

DAVIES ARBORETUM AND WILDLIFE PRESERVE, 35 Anderson Ave., Demarest       Website

Arboretum and nature preserve on 18 acres in Bergen County suburb.


Northbound and Southbound, Co. Rt. 502/Closter Dock Rd. (Alpine). At traffic light (sign for Co. Rt. 502 West/Closter/Westwood), if Northbound, turn left, if Southbound, turn right, onto Co. Rt. 502 West/Closter Dock Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to first light. Turn left onto Anderson Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to arboretum on right. Park on side streets.

EAGLE ROCK RESERVATION, Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange       Website

Originally a 19th-century vacation destination on the crest of First Watchung Mountain, Eagle Rock Reservation's 408 acres offer hiking and horseback riding trails and a large green area. The Essex County 9/11 Memorial is located at a vantage point giving a view of the New York skyline.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 145. On ramp, follow signs for I-280 West/West Orange. Merge onto I-280 West and continue 3 3/4 miles to Exit 8B. Merge onto Co. Rt. 577 North/Prospect Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn right onto Eagle Rock Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to park entrance on left.


Eastbound, Exit 47A. Follow I-280 East 7 1/2 miles to Exit 8B. Merge onto Co. Rt. 577 North/Prospect Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 611 East/Eagle Rock Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to park entrance on left at crest of hill.
Westbound, Exit 53. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 23 South/Verona. Follow NJ 23 South 5 miles to traffic light at Co. Rt. 506/Bloomfield Ave. Cross Bloomfield Ave. and continue straight on Co. Rt. 577 South/Mt. Prospect Ave. 1 3/4 miles to fourth light. Turn left onto Eagle Rock Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to park entrance on left at crest of hill.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 8B. Merge onto Co. Rt. 577 North/Prospect Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right onto Eagle Rock Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance on left, at crest of hill.

ESSEX COUNTY ROSE GARDEN, Brookdale Park, Montclair       Website

Garden with over 500 bushes in Brookdale Park.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 151. At end of ramp, if Northbound, turn left, if Southbound, turn right, onto Watchung Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to traffic light at Co. Rt. 623/Grove St.. Turn right onto Grove St. and continue 1/2 mile to Brookdale Park entrance. Turn right and enter park. Continue 1/4 mile. Look for Rose Garden sign on right. Park in street and walk to garden.


Eastbound, Co. Rt. 623/Grove St. Exit (Clifton). At end of ramp, turn right onto Grove St. and continue 2 1/4 miles to Brookdale Park entrance on left (about 1/4 mile after passing traffic light at Bellevue Ave.). Turn left and enter park. Continue 1/4 mile. Look for Rose Garden sign on right. Park in street and walk to garden.
Westbound, Broad St./Bloomfield/Paterson Exit (Clifton). At end of ramp, turn left onto Allwood Rd. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Broad St. and continue 1 1/2 miles to second light, at Bellevue Ave. Turn right onto Bellevue Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Grove St. and continue 1/4 mile to Brookdale Park entrance on left. Turn left and enter park. Continue 1/4 mile. Look for Rose Garden sign on right. Park in street and walk to garden.

FLAT ROCK BROOK NATURE ASSOCIATION, 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood       Website

150-acre woodland includes hiking trails and a nature center, preserving remnants of the Palisades Forest.

 
Northbound, use local lanes, Exit 71. Merge onto Broad Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn right onto Van Nostrand Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to entrance at end of road.
Southbound, Exit 72A. Follow NJ 4 East 1 mile to Jones Rd. Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Jones Rd. and continue to all-way stop. Turn right onto Van Nostrand Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance at end of road.


Eastbound and Westbound, Jones Rd. Exit (Englewood). At end of ramp, turn right onto Jones Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to four-way stop (sign for Flat Rock Brook on right). Turn right onto Van Nostrand Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to nature area.

FRANKLIN LAKES NATURE PRESERVE, 1 Nature Preserve Way, Franklin Lakes (GPS: 1196 High Mountain Rd., Franklin Lakes)       Website

Municipal park offers moderate hiking, fishing, birding, non-motorized boating (boats must be transported atop or within vehicle) and picnicking in a wooded setting surrounding a former reservoir.


Northbound and Southbound, Ewing Ave./Franklin Lakes Exit (Franklin Lakes). At end of ramp, if Northbound, turn left, if Southbound, turn right, onto Ewing Ave. and continue 2 miles to end. Turn left onto High Mountain Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to preserve entrance on left.

GARRET MOUNTAIN RESERVATION, 8 Mountain Ave., Woodland Park       Website

County reservation on Garret Mountain overlooks Paterson and the Passaic River Valley to the north and New York City to the east. Trails for hiking, cross-country running and cross-country skiing, picnic facilities and athletic fields are available in the park. Equestrian Center offers riding lessons. Lambert Castle is here.


Northbound, Exit 155A. Merge onto NJ 19 North, keep right and continue to Broad St./Clifton Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Broad St. and continue to first light. Turn left (sign on right for Woodland Park) onto Fenner Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Cross Valley Rd., bear left onto Mountain Park Rd. and continue 1/2 mile (becomes Weaseldrift Rd.) to park entrance on right.
Southbound, Exit 159. On ramp, follow signs for I-80 West/Paterson. Merge onto I-80 West and continue 3 1/4 miles to Exit 57A. Keep left on ramp, following signs for NJ 19 South/Clifton. Merge onto NJ 19 South and continue 1 mile to Valley Rd./Clifton/Main St. Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Valley Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Bear right (not sharp right) onto Mountain Park Rd. and continue 1/2 mile (becomes Weaseldrift Rd.) to Garret Mountain entrance on right.


Eastbound, Exit 56A, Westbound, Exit 56. If Eastbound, turn right, if Westbound, turn left, onto Squirrelwood Rd. and continue 1/2 mile (name changes to Rifle Camp Rd.). After passing Garret Mountain Plaza, take second left (sign on left for Garret Mountain) onto Mountain Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to park entrance on right.


Eastbound, Great Notch/Cedar Grove Exit (Little Falls). After passing Little Falls Trophy on right, take second exit (Great Notch/Cedar Grove). At end of ramp, turn left onto Notch Rd., then immediately turn left (sign for US 46 West) onto Rifle Camp Rd. Cross over US 46, take second exit (Co. Rt. 633 North/Rifle Camp Rd.) from roundabout and continue 1 1/2 miles on Rifle Camp Rd. After passing Frank D. Zaccaria Park on left, take next right (sign on right for Garret Mountain) onto Weaseldrift Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to reservation entrance on left.
Westbound, Garden State Parkway South/NJ 19 North Exit (Clifton). Take exit immediately after crossing over Garden State Parkway. Keep left on ramp, following signs for NJ 19 North/Paterson, and continue 1/4 mile to Broad St./Clifton Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Broad St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Fenner Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Cross Valley Rd., then bear left onto Mountain Park Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to reservation entrance on right.

GREENWOOD GARDENS, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills       Website

Established in 2003 on the grounds of the former home of the Joseph P. Day and Peter P. Blanchard Jr. families, the gardens encompass 28 acres on the edge of South Mountain Reservation. In addition to the formal gardens, several outbuildings and water constructions are featured.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 142B. Merge onto I-78 West and continue 1 1/2 miles to Exit 50B. At end of ramp, turn right onto Vauxhall Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to fourth light. Turn left onto Millburn Ave. and continue 1/2 mile into Millburn. When road becomes one-way, follow traffic onto Essex St. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right onto Main St. and continue 1 1/2 miles (name changes to Old Short Hills Rd. to garden entrance on right.


Eastbound, Exit 49A. Merge onto Springfield Ave./NJ 124 and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Main St. (becomes Old Short Hills Rd.) and go 2 1/4 miles through Millburn Center to garden entrance on right.
Westbound, Exit 50B. At end of ramp, turn right onto Vauxhall Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to fourth light. Turn left onto Millburn Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. Follow traffic onto Essex St. and continue 1/2 mile to third light (including crosswalk light). Turn right onto Main St. and continue 1 1/2 miles (name changes to Old Short Hills Rd.) to garden entrance on right.

CORA HARTSHORN ARBORETUM AND BIRD SANCTUARY, 324 Forest Dr. S., Short Hills       Website

Bird sanctuary and natural area, with trails; exhibits in Stone House Museum.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 142B. Merge onto I-78 West and continue 3 3/4 miles to Exit 48. Follow NJ 24 West and continue 1 1/4 miles to Exit 9B. Merge onto NJ 124 West and immediately get into right lane. At first light, turn right onto Hobart Gap Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to blinker light. Turn right onto Hobart Ave. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn right onto Forest Dr. S., cross under railroad, then take second right onto Lupine Way, following signs for arboretum. When Lupine Way returns to Forest Dr. S., turn left and proceed to arboretum on right. Park in street.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 48. Follow NJ 24 West 1 1/4 miles to Exit 9B. Get into right lane and continue on NJ 124 to first light. Turn right onto Hobart Gap Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to blinker light. Turn right onto Hobart Ave. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn right onto Forest Dr., cross under railroad, then take second right onto Lupine Way. Follow Lupine Way until it rejoins Forest Dr. Turn left onto Forest Dr. and continue to arboretum on right. Park in street.


Eastbound, Exit 8. Merge onto NJ 124 East and continue 3/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto Hobart Gap Rd., cross over NJ 24, and continue 1/4 mile to blinker light. Turn right onto Hobart Ave. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn right onto Forest Dr. S. and continue to stop sign. Cross Chatham Rd., then take first right onto Lupine Way (sign on right for Arboretum Drop-Off/Pick-Up). Follow Lupine Way around loop and return to Forest Dr. S. Turn left onto Forest Dr. S. and park in street on arboretum side.
Westbound, Exit 9B. Merge onto NJ 124 West and get into right lane. At first light, turn right onto Hobart Gap Rd. and continue to blinker light. Turn right onto Hobart Ave. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn right onto Forest Dr. S. and continue to stop sign. Cross Chatham Rd., then take first right onto Lupine Way (sign on right for Arboretum Drop-Off/Pick-Up). Follow Lupine Way around loop and return to Forest Dr. S. Turn left onto Forest Dr. S. and park in street on arboretum side.


Eastbound and Westbound, Hobart Ave./Hobart Gap Rd. (Summit). At traffic light (sign on right for Hobart Gap Rd.), if Eastbound, turn left, cross over NJ 24 and continue to next light, if Westbound, turn right. Both, continue 1/4 mile on Hobart Gap Rd. to blinker light. Turn right onto Hobart Ave. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn right onto Forest Dr. S. and continue to stop sign. Cross Chatham Rd., then take first right onto Lupine Way (sign on right for Arboretum Drop-Off/Pick-Up). Follow Lupine Way around loop and return to Forest Dr. S. Turn left onto Forest Dr. S. and park in street on arboretum side.

KIP'S CASTLE PARK, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona       Website

Kypsburg, the early 20th-century trap rock and sandstone mansion of industrialist Frederick Ellsworth Kip and his wife Charlotte, is the centerpiece of this 11-acre park atop First Watchung Mountain. Park grounds include spectacular views of New York City skyline.


Eastbound, Exit 47A. Follow I-280 East 7 1/2 miles to Exit 8B. Merge onto Co. Rt. 577 North/Prospect Ave. and continue 2 1/4 miles to traffic light at Co. Rt. 506/Bloomfield Ave. Cross Bloomfield Ave. and continue straight on NJ 23 North/Pompton Ave. 1/4 mile. Take second right (sign on right for park) onto Westover Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to stop sign. Turn left onto Crestmont Rd. Park entrance is first right.
Westbound, Exit 53. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 23 South/Verona. Follow NJ 23 South 4 1/2 miles to traffic light at Cambridge Rd./Linden Ave. (second light after passing Pilgrim Shopping Center) in Verona. Turn left (small sign for park on right) onto Cambridge Rd. and continue to end. Turn left onto Nassau Rd. and continue to end. Turn right onto Crestmont Rd. and continue to park entrance on left.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 8B. Merge onto Co. Rt. 577 North/Prospect Ave. and continue 2 1/4 miles to traffic light at Co. Rt. 506/Bloomfield Ave. Cross Bloomfield Ave. and continue 1/4 mile on NJ 23 North/Pompton Ave. Take second right (sign on right for park) onto Westover Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to stop sign. Turn left onto Crestmont Dr. and continue to entrance on right.


Northbound, Westover Rd. (Verona). After passing Beacon Hill at Verona apartments on right, take next right (sign for Kip's Castle Park on right) onto Westover Rd. and continue to first cross road (Crestmont Rd.). Turn left on Crestmont Rd. and continue to park entrance on right.
Southbound, Cambridge Rd. (Verona). At second light after passing Pilgrim Shopping Center on left, turn left (small sign for Kip's Castle Park on right) onto Cambridge Rd. and continue to end. Turn left onto Nassau Rd. and continue to end. Turn right onto Crestmont Rd. and continue to park entrance on left.

LAURELWOOD ARBORETUM, 725 Pines Lake Dr. W., Wayne       Website

Arboretum features 30 acres of flowering plants and trees. Knippenberg Center for Education presents varied programs.


Northbound, Exit 53. At end of ramp, turn right onto Paterson-Hamburg Tpk. and continue 1 3/4 miles to traffic light at US 202/Terhune Dr. (first light after crossing Ramapo River). Turn left onto US 202 North/Terhune Dr. and continue 1/4 mile. Turn right (Double Ai restaurant on left) onto Colfax Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Take first left onto Vale Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance on right.
Southbound, Exit 58. At end of ramp, turn left onto W. Oakland Ave. and continue to end. Turn right onto US 202 South/Ramapo Valley Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles through Oakland to traffic light at Long Hill Rd. (first light after passing Portobello Restaurant on right). Turn right to stay on US 202 South/Ramapo Valley Rd. and continue 2 1/4 miles (name changes to Terhune Dr.). Turn left (Vila Verde restaurant on left) onto Colfax Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Take first left onto Vale Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance on right.


Northbound, US 202 North/Ratzer Rd./Service Rd. Exit (Wayne). After passing Waynechester Plaza on right, keep right, following signs for Ratzer Rd./Service Rd. Pass U-turn jughandle, then when road splits, keep right, following signs for US 202 North/Ratzer Rd. Passing Kohl's, again keep right (don't return to NJ 23), then at next split, keep left, following signs for Black Oak Ridge Rd./US 202 North. Pass through 2 lights, then continue straight on US 202 North/Black Oak Ridge Rd. 2 1/2 miles to traffic light at Hamburg Tpk. Turn left onto Hamburg Tpk. to stay on US 202 North and continue 3/4 mile to second light. Turn right, following signs for US 202 North, onto Terhune Dr. and continue 1/4 mile. Turn right (Double Ai restaurant on left) onto Colfax Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Take first left onto Vale Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance on right.
Southbound, I-287 North/Mahwah Exit (Riverdale). Merge onto I-287 North and continue 1/2 mile to Exit 53. At end of ramp, turn right onto Paterson-Hamburg Tpk. and continue 1 3/4 miles to traffic light at US 202/Terhune Dr. (first light after crossing Ramapo River). Turn left onto US 202 North/Terhune Dr. and continue 1/4 mile. Turn right (Double Ai restaurant on left) onto Colfax Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Take first left onto Vale Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance on right.


Eastbound, I-80/NJ 23 North Exit (Wayne), Westbound, NJ 23 North/Butler Exit (Wayne). Follow signs for NJ 23 North/Butler through network of ramps. Continue on NJ 23 North 3 3/4 miles. After passing Waynechester Plaza on right, keep right, following signs for Ratzer Rd./Service Rd. Pass U-turn jughandle, then when road splits, keep right, following signs for US 202 North/Ratzer Rd. Passing Kohl's, again keep right (don't return to NJ 23), then at next split, keep left, following signs for Black Oak Ridge Rd./US 202 North. Pass through 2 lights, then continue straight on US 202 North/Black Oak Ridge Rd. 2 1/2 miles to traffic light at Hamburg Tpk. Turn left onto Hamburg Tpk. to stay on US 202 North and continue 3/4 mile to second light. Turn right, following signs for US 202 North, onto Terhune Dr. and continue 1/4 mile. Turn right (Double Ai restaurant on left) onto Colfax Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Take first left onto Vale Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance on right.


Northbound and Southbound, Colfax Rd. (Wayne). If Northbound (Double Ai Restaurant on left, turn right, if Southbound (Vila Verde restaurant on left), turn left, onto Colfax Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Take first left onto Vale Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance on right.

LIBERTY STATE PARK, 1 Audrey Zapp Dr., Jersey City       Website

State park on Jersey City waterfront. Boating, canoeing, crabbing, fishing, picnicking. Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal Museum and Liberty Science Center are here. Access by ferry to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Interpretive center has exhibits of Hudson River ecology. Richard J. Sullivan Natural Area preserves one of the remaining salt marsh environments in the area.

 
Traffic on New Jersey Turnpike mainline, use Exit 14, follow signs for Exits 14A-14B-14C
Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 14B. At end of ramp, turn left (sign for Port Liberte/Liberty State Park and Science Center) and cross under Turnpike. At traffic circle, take first exit (don't follow signs for Liberty Science Center) and continue on Morris Pesin Dr. to parking lot at end. Turn right into lot for Park Office, Liberation Monument and Waterfront Walk; turn left onto Freedom Way for Interpretive Center, railroad terminal and ferries.

 
Northbound and Southbound, I-78/I-95/New Jersey Turnpike Exit (Newark). If Northbound, when highway divides at North Ave., keep right for local lanes, if Southbound, keep right leaving Pulaski Skyway and take local lanes. Both, take exit for I-78/I-95/New Jersey Turnpike. On long ramp, follow signs for I-78 East. Merge onto I-78 East, pass through toll plaza entering New Jersey Turnpike and continue straight on I-78 East 5 1/2 miles to Exit 14B. At end of ramp, turn left, cross under I-78 and continue to traffic circle. Take first exit from circle (don't follow signs for Liberty Science Center) and continue on Morris Pesin Dr. to parking lot at end. Turn right into lot for Park Office, Liberation Monument and Waterfront Walk. Turn left onto Freedom Way for Interpretive Center, railroad terminal and ferries.

MILLS RESERVATION, 31 Normal Ave., Cedar Grove       Website

County park has hiking and walking/jogging trails on 157 acres.


Northbound, Exit 153B. Merge onto NJ 3 West and continue 3/4 mile to Valley Rd. exit. At end of ramp, enter traffic circle and take third exit (Valley Rd. South). Continue on Valley Rd. 1 mile to second light. Turn right onto Normal Ave. and continue 1/2 mile through 1 light to parking area on left.
Southbound, Exit 154. Merge onto US 46 West and continue 1 1/4 miles to Co. Rt. 709/Great Notch Rd. exit. Keep right on ramp, following signs for Co. Rt. 709 East/Great Notch Rd. At traffic circle, take first exit (Valley Rd. South) and continue 1 mile to second light. Turn right onto Normal Ave. and continue 1/2 mile through 1 light to parking area on left.


Eastbound, use US 46 Eastbound directions.
Westbound, Valley Rd. Exit (Clifton). At end of ramp, take third exit (Valley Rd. South) from traffic circle and continue 1 mile to second light. Turn right onto Normal Ave. and continue 1/2 mile through 1 light to parking area on left.


Northbound, Ridge Rd. (Cedar Grove). At first light after passing Pilgrim Shopping Center on right, turn right onto Ridge Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 618/Reservoir Dr. and continue 1/2 mile to parking area on right.
Southbound, Cedar St. (Cedar Grove). After passing Cedar Grove Municipal Bldg. and Post Office on left, take next left onto Cedar St. and continue 1/4 mile to stop sign. Turn left onto Ridge Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 618/Reservoir Dr. and continue 1/2 mile to parking area on right.


Eastbound, Clove Rd. Exit (Little Falls). At end of ramp, take first exit from traffic circle and continue 3/4 mile to stop sign. Turn left onto Long Hill Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Normal Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to parking area on left.
Westbound, Co. Rt. 709/Great Notch Rd. Exit (Clifton). Keep right on ramp, following signs for Co. Rt. 709 East/Great Notch Rd. At traffic circle, take first exit (Valley Rd. South) and continue 1 mile to first light. Turn right onto Normal Ave. and continue 1/2 mile through 1 light to parking area on left.

PALISADES INTERSTATE PARK       Website

Joint New York-New Jersey park. New Jersey section encompasses 11 miles of towering cliffs along the Hudson River. Fishing, boat basin, hiking, picnicking at Alpine and Englewood areas. Hiking, fishing, picnicking, playground, boat launching ramp at Ross Dock. Hiking at State Line Lookout. See also Fort Lee Historic Site.

 
Alpine Area; Englewood Area; Park Headquarters; State Line Overlook

Northbound, Exit 72. At first light, following sign for Palisades Pkwy., turn left onto Fletcher Ave. and go 1/2 mile. After third light (Linwood Ave.) road splits. Stay to the right, following sign for Palisades Pkwy., then continue north 2 miles on Palisades Pkwy. to Exit 1.
For Englewood Area, use Exit 1. At end of ramp, turn left and proceed down hill to area at riverside.
For Alpine Area and Park Headquarters, continue on Palisades Pkwy. 5 miles to Exit 2. Continue straight on Henry Hudson Dr. Park Headquarters is on left. For Alpine Area, continue down hill 1 mile to traffic circle. Take second exit from circle and continue 1/4 mile to Alpine Area.
For State Line Overlook, from Exit 2, continue 3 miles to Exit 3 for direct access to overlook.
Southbound, Lower Level, Exit 73-74. On ramp, follow signs for US 9W North/Palisades Pkwy. Turn right onto US 9W North/Fletcher Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. After passing second light (Lemoine Ave.), keep right and take Palisades Pkwy. Exit. Merge onto Palisades Interstate Pkwy. and continue 2 miles to Exit 1.
For Englewood Area, use Exit 1. At end of ramp, turn left and proceed down hill to area at riverside.
For Alpine Area and Park Headquarters, continue on Palisades Pkwy. 5 miles to Exit 2. Continue straight on Henry Hudson Dr. Park Headquarters is on left. For Alpine Area, continue down hill 1 mile to traffic circle. Take second exit from circle and continue 1/4 mile to Alpine Area.
For State Line Overlook, from Exit 2, continue 3 miles to Exit 3 for direct access to overlook.
Southbound, Upper Level, Exit 74. Follow Palisades Interstate Pkwy. 2 miles to Exit 1.
For Englewood Area, use Exit 1. At end of ramp, turn left and proceed down hill to area at riverside.
For Alpine Area and Park Headquarters, continue on Palisades Pkwy. 5 miles to Exit 2. Continue straight on Henry Hudson Dr. Park Headquarters is on left. For Alpine Area, continue down hill 1 mile to traffic circle. Take second exit from circle and continue 1/4 mile to Alpine Area.
For State Line Overlook, from Exit 2, continue 3 miles to Exit 3 for direct access to overlook.

Ross Dock

Northbound, Exit 73. From local lanes, at end of ramp, merge onto Bruce Reynolds Blvd. and continue to second light, at Park Ave. From express lanes, continue to light at end of ramp. Local lanes, continue straight, express lanes, turn left, onto Bruce Reynolds Blvd. and continue to second light. Turn right onto Hudson Terr. and continue 1/2 mile (name changes to Main St.). Turn left (sign on right for Henry Hudson Scenic Byway) onto Henry Hudson Dr. Road divides immediately, keep left and continue 1 mile to traffic circle. Take first exit from circle and continue 1/4 mile to Ross Dock.
Southbound, Upper Level, Exit 73. On ramp, follow signs for Hudson Terrace. At traffic light, turn right onto Hudson Terrace and continue 1/2 mile (name changes to Main St.). Turn left (sign on right for Henry Hudson Scenic Byway) onto Henry Hudson Dr. Road divides immediately, keep left and continue 1 mile to traffic circle. Take first exit from circle and continue 1/4 mile to Ross Dock.
Southbound, Lower Level, Exit 73-74. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 4 West. Turn left onto Fletcher Ave. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Kelby St. and continue 1 1/4 miles (name changes to Bruce Reynolds Blvd.) to traffic light at Hudson Terrace. Turn right onto Hudson Terr. and continue 1/2 mile (name changes to Main St.). Turn left (sign on right for Henry Hudson Scenic Byway) onto Henry Hudson Dr. Road divides immediately, keep left and continue 1 mile to traffic circle. Take first exit from circle and continue 1/4 mile to Ross Dock.


Englewood Area

Northbound and Southbound, Co. Rt. 505/E. Palisade Ave. (Englewood Cliffs). At traffic light (sign on right for Co. Rt. 505/Englewood), if Northbound, turn right, if Southbound, turn left, onto Co. Rt. 505 South, pass Palisades Interstate Pkwy. entrances and continue 1 mile down hill to traffic circle. Take second exit from circle for picnic area and boat basin.

Alpine Area/Park Headquarters

Northbound and Southbound, Alpine Approach Rd. (Alpine). At traffic light, if Northbound (sign on right for Alpine park entrance), turn right, if Southbound, after passing Timberline at Alpine on right, continue to next light and turn left, onto Alpine Approach Rd. Cross under Palisades Interstate Pkwy., then bear right, following sign for Boat Basin/Picnic Area. Continue 1/4 mile to headquarters on left.
For Alpine area, continue 1 mile down hill to traffic circle, then follow signs.

State Line Overlook

Northbound and Southbound, Palisades Interstate Parkway South (MM 10.5 - Alpine). If Northbound, turn right (Alpine Scout Camp on left), if Southbound, turn left (Alpine Scout Camp on right), to enter Palisades Interstate Pkwy. Merge onto Palisades Pkwy. Southbound and get into left lane. Continue 1/4 mile to U turn (sign for State Line Lookout). Merge onto Palisades Pkwy. Northbound and get into right lane. Continue 1/4 mile to State Line Lookout Exit. Follow park road 1/2 mile to lookout area.

RAMAPO MOUNTAIN STATE FOREST, Skyline Dr., Oakland       Website

Undeveloped park on edge of North Jersey Highlands. Birding, canoeing, cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, ice fishing, mountain biking.


Northbound, Exit 57. At end of ramp, turn left onto W. Oakland Ave. and continue to first light. Continue straight on Skyline Dr. 1/4 mile to Ramapo Lake Trailhead parking area on left. Continue 1 mile on Skyline Dr. to parking area on left for additional trails.
Southbound, Exit 57. At end of ramp, turn right onto Skyline Dr. and continue 1/4 mile to Ramapo Lake Trailhead parking area on left. Continue 1 mile on Skyline Dr. to parking area on left for additional trails.

RAMAPO VALLEY COUNTY RESERVATION, Ramapo Valley Rd., Mahwah       Website

At 4000 acres, Bergen County's largest open-space reservation contains 24 trails of varying degrees of skill in a picturesque hilly region bordering on the New Jersey Highlands. Camping and fishing are allowed by permission, as is cross-country skiing.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 66. Follow NJ 17 South 3/4 mile to US 202/Suffern/Morristown Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto US 202 South/Ramapo Valley Rd. and continue 2 miles to entrance on right.


Northbound and Southbound, US 202/Suffern/Morristown Exit (Mahwah). At end of ramp, turn left onto US 202 South/Ramapo Valley Rd. and continue 2 miles to parking lot on right.


Northbound, on left, in Mahwah, 4 3/4 miles north of I-287 interchange in Oakland.
Southbound, on right, in Mahwah, 1/2 mile south of Ramapo College entrance.

REEVES-REED ARBORETUM, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit       Website

Arboretum has 5 1/2 acres of formal gardens with a variety of plant life surrounded by woodlands and wetlands containing native trees and plants.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 48. Follow NJ 24 West 1 1/4 miles to Exit 9B. Keep left and continue on NJ 124 to first light. Turn left onto Hobart Gap Rd. and cross over NJ 24. Continue on Hobart Ave. 1/4 mile to entrance on left.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 37. Follow NJ 24 East 7 1/4 miles to Exit 8. Merge onto NJ 124 East and continue 3/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto Hobart Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance on left. Pull up to gate, which opens automatically.


Eastbound, Exit 8. Merge onto NJ 124 East and continue 3/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto Hobart Ave. and go 1/4 mile to arboretum on left. Drive up to gates, which open automatically.
Westbound, Exit 9B. Merge onto NJ 124 West and continue to first light. Turn left onto Hobart Ave., cross over NJ 24 and continue straight 1/4 mile to arboretum on left. Drive up to gates, which open automatically.


Eastbound and Westbound, Hobart Ave./Hobart Gap Rd. (Summit). At traffic light (sign on right for Hobart Ave.), if Eastbound, turn right, if Westbound, turn left, cross over NJ 24 and continue to next light. Both, continue 1/4 mile on Hobart Ave. to arboretum entrance on left. Drive up to gates, which open automatically (exit gate is on left before entrance; don't attempt to enter there).

RIFLE CAMP PARK, 385 Rifle Camp Rd., Woodland Park       Website

County park on Garret Mountain offers a variety of diversions, including hiking, camping, picnicking, birding, cross country skiing and a physical fitness course. Scenic overlooks offer views of the Passaic and Hackensack Valleys and the New York skyline. The John Crowley Nature Center and Observatory has nature exhibits and offers regular public viewings of the night sky.


Northbound, Exit 153B. Merge onto NJ 3 West and continue 3/4 mile to Valley Rd. Exit. At traffic circle, take second exit and continue 3/4 mile on Great Notch Rd. to next traffic circle. Take first exit (Co. Rt. 633 North/Rifle Camp Rd.) from circle and continue on Rifle Camp Rd. 1 1/4 miles to park entrance on right, just before BNY Mellon entrance.
Southbound, Exit 159. On ramp, follow signs for I-80 West/Paterson. Merge onto I-80 West and continue 3 1/4 miles to Exit 57A. Keep left on ramp, following signs for NJ 19 South/Clifton. Merge onto NJ 19 South and continue 1 mile to Valley Rd./Clifton/Main St. Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Valley Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Bear right (not sharp right) onto Mountain Park Rd. and continue 1 mile (becomes Weaseldrift Rd.) to end. Turn left (sign for US 46/Little Falls) onto Rifle Camp Rd. and continue to park entrance on left, next to BNY Mellon entrance.


Eastbound, Exit 56A. Turn right onto Squirrelwood Rd. and continue 1 mile (name changes to Rifle Camp Rd.) to park entrance on left, next to BNY Mellon.
Westbound, Exit 56. Turn left onto Squirrelwood Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles (name changes to Rifle Camp Rd.) to park entrance on left, next to BNY Mellon.


Eastbound, Great Notch/Cedar Grove Exit (Little Falls). After passing Little Falls Trophy on right, take second exit (Great Notch/Cedar Grove). At end of ramp, turn left onto Notch Rd., then immediately turn left (sign for US 46 West) onto Rifle Camp Rd. Cross over US 46, take second exit (Co. Rt. 633 North/Rifle Camp Rd.) from roundabout and continue 1 1/4 miles on Rifle Camp Rd. to park entrance on right.
Westbound, Garden State Parkway South/NJ 19 North Exit (Clifton). Take exit immediately after crossing over Garden State Parkway. Keep left on ramp, following signs for NJ 19 North/Paterson, and continue 1/4 mile to Broad St./Clifton Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Broad St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Fenner Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Cross Valley Rd., then bear left onto Mountain Park Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles (name changes to Weaseldrift Rd.) to end. Turn left onto Rifle Camp Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to park entrance on left, just past BNY Mellon.

SOUTH MOUNTAIN RESERVATION, West Orange       Website

Over two thousand acres of open space are preserved in the valley between First and Second Watchung Mountains. Trails lead through woodlands and along the west branch of the Rahway River. Scenic overlooks along Crest Dr. provide views of New York skyline. Observation post used by George Washington during the American Revolution has been preserved. Two-acre dog park is available to exercise dogs, adjacent to Wildflower Preserve and Sculpture Park. South Mountain Recreation Complex is located within the reservation.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 145. On ramp, follow signs for I-280 West/West Orange. Merge onto I-280 West and continue 2 miles to Exit 10. At end of ramp, turn left onto Northfield Ave. and continue 2 1/2 miles to Co. Rt. 636/Verona Exit (just past Turtle Back Zoo entrance on left). At end of ramp, turn left onto Cherry Ln.and cross Northfield Ave. Pass entrance to South Mountain Recreation Complex and continue on Cherry Ln. 1 1/4 miles to first light. At light, continue on Brookside Dr. for additional trailheads and picnic area or turn left onto South Orange Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles. Turn right (signs for dog park and sculpture park on right) onto Crest Dr. and continue to overlook parking area.


Eastbound, Exit 49A. Merge onto Springfield Ave./NJ 124 and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Main St. (becomes Old Short Hills Rd.) and go 1 mile through Millburn Center to first light past railroad overpass. Turn right onto Brookside Dr. and continue 2 miles to first light.
For South Mountain Dog Park, Wildflower Preserve and Scenic Overlook, turn right onto South Orange Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to Hemlock Falls parking area on right. Continue 1/2 mile further and take first right (sign on right for Dog Park and Wildflower Preserve) onto Crest Dr.
For additional Reservation trailhead parking areas, cross South Orange Ave. and continue on Cherry Ln. Watch for parking areas along road.
Westbound, Exit 50B. At end of ramp, turn right onto Vauxhall Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to fourth light. Turn left onto Millburn Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right (sign on right for Co. Rt. 577) onto Co. Rt. 577 North/Wyoming Ave. and continue 2 miles to T intersection. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 510 West/South Orange Ave. and continue 1/2 mile up hill. At top of hill, turn left and enter reservation (sign on right for Dog Park and Wildflower Preserve).


Eastbound, Exit 7. At end of ramp, turn left onto Pleasant Valley Way and continue 3 1/2 miles (name changes to Cherry Ln., then Brookside Dr.) to traffic light at Co. Rt. 510/South Orange Ave. Turn left onto South Orange Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to reservation entrance on right at crest of hill. Additional trailhead parking areas along Cherry Ln. and South Orange Ave.
Westbound, Exit 10. At end of ramp, turn left onto Co. Rt. 508 West/Northfield Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 577 South/Gregory Ave. and continue 2 1/4 miles (name changes to N. Wyoming Ave.) to traffic light at Co. Rt. 510/South Orange Ave. Turn right onto South Orange Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to reservation entrance on left, at crest of hill.

TEANECK CREEK CONSERVANCY, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck       Website

1.3 miles of trails wind through 46 acres of reclaimed Hackensack Meadows wetlands along Teaneck Creek. The park's position astride the Eastern Flyway makes it a popular stopping place for migrating birds. The tract is one of the few forested wetland areas remaining in northeastern New Jersey.

 
Northbound, use local lanes, Exit 70B, merge onto DeGraw Ave., Southbound, use local lanes, Exit 70, at traffic light at end of ramp, turn left onto Glenwood Ave. and continue to end; merge onto DeGraw Ave., Both, continue 1/2 mile on DeGraw Ave. to second light. Turn right onto Teaneck Rd. and continue 1/4 mile. Take second right (sign on right for Puffin Cultural Forum) onto Puffin Way and continue to parking lot on right.


Eastbound and Westbound, Teaneck Rd./Ridgefield Park Exit (Teaneck). Merge onto Teaneck Rd. and continue 1 mile. Turn left (small sign for park on right) onto Puffin Way and continue to entrance.

THIELKE ARBORETUM, 460 Doremus Ave., Glen Rock       Website

Arboretum preserves wetland forest environment with nature trails on 11 acres.


Northbound, Exit 160. At end of ramp, turn left onto Passaic St. and continue 1/2 mile to NJ 4 West/NJ 208 North/Fair Lawn/Hawthorne Exit. Merge onto NJ 4 West and get into center lane. Follow signs for NJ 208 North/Oakland and continue 3 3/4 miles on NJ 208 North to Lincoln Ave./Ridgewood Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto Lincoln Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn right onto Rock Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left (The Rock is on the right) onto Doremus Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to arboretum on left. Pass arboretum and park in Municipal Pool/Faber Field lot on left.
Southbound, Exit 165B. Merge onto Ridgewood Ave. and continue 2 3/4 miles to traffic light at S. Maple Ave. (Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital on left). Turn left onto S. Maple Ave. and continue 1 mile to third light. Turn right onto Ackerman Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. After passing under railroad, take next left onto Doremus Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. Park on right in Faber Park/Municipal Pool lot.


Westbound, NJ 208/Oakland Exit (Fair Lawn). Follow signs for NJ 208 North/Oakland and continue 3 3/4 miles on NJ 208 North to Lincoln Ave./Ridgewood Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto Lincoln Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn right onto Rock Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left (The Rock is on the right) onto Doremus Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to arboretum on left. Pass arboretum and park in Municipal Pool/Faber Field lot on left.


Northbound, NJ 4/Paterson/Fort Lee/New York Exit (Paramus). Follow signs for NJ 4 West/Paterson. Merge onto NJ 4 West and continue 1 mile to NJ 208 North/Oakland Exit. Continue 3 3/4 miles on NJ 208 North to Lincoln Ave./Ridgewood Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto Lincoln Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn right onto Rock Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left (The Rock is on the right) onto Doremus Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to arboretum on left. Pass arboretum and park in Municipal Pool/Faber Field lot on left.
Southbound, Paramus Rd./Ridgewood Exit (Ridgewood). Merge onto Paramus Rd. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Linwood Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to third light. Turn left onto N. Maple Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at Ackerman Ave. Turn right onto Ackerman Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. After passing under railroad, take next left onto Doremus Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. Park on right in Faber Park/Municipal Pool lot.


Northbound, Lincoln Ave./Ridgewood Exit (Hawthorne). At end of ramp, turn left onto Lincoln Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn right onto Rock Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left (The Rock is on the right) onto Doremus Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to arboretum on left. Pass arboretum and park in Municipal Pool/Faber Field lot on left.
Southbound, Utter Ave. Exit (Hawthorne). Merge onto Utter Ave. and continue 2 blocks. Turn right onto Ninth Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Van Winkle Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn left onto Lincoln Ave. Take first right onto Rock Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left (The Rock is on the right) onto Doremus Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to arboretum on left. Pass arboretum and park in Municipal Pool/Faber Field lot on left.

VAN VLECK HOUSE AND GARDEN, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair       Website

Gardens featuring rhododendrons and azaleas are open to public on late 19th-century estate.


Northbound, Exit 148. Merge onto John F. Kennedy Pkwy. N. Approaching first light, get into middle through lane. Continue to second light. Turn left onto Franklin St. and continue 1/4 mile through two lights. After passing second light, bear left onto Washington St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Bloomfield Ave. and continue 2 1/4 miles to traffic light at N. Mountain Ave. (Montclair Art Museum is on the left). Turn right onto N. Mountain Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left (sign on fence on left for garden) onto Van Vleck St. and continue to parking lot on left.
Southbound, Exit 151. At end of ramp, turn right onto Watchung Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to T intersection after railroad overpass. Turn right to stay on Watchung Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to next light. Turn left onto Valley Rd. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn right onto Van Vleck St. (small shopping center on right) and continue 1 1/2 blocks to house on left.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 8B. Merge onto Co. Rt. 577 North/Prospect Ave. and continue 2 1/4 miles to traffic light at Co. Rt. 506/Bloomfield Ave. Turn right onto Bloomfield Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn left onto N. Mountain Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left onto Van Vleck St., pass house and enter parking lot.


Southbound, Co. Rt. 506/Bloomfield Ave. (Verona). After passing First Care Medical Group on right, get into left lane and continue to next light. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 506 East/Bloomfield Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn left onto N. Mountain Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to all-way stop. Turn left onto Van Vleck St. and continue to parking lot on left.

WATCHUNG RESERVATION       Website
    Trailside Nature and Science Center, 452 New Providence Rd., Mountainside


2,000-acre reservation in midst of New Jersey suburbs includes nature trails and bridle paths. Trailside Nature and Science Center has nature exhibits, including live reptile area.


Eastbound, Exit 45. At end of ramp, turn right onto Glenside Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. Take first left (sign on right for Trailside) onto Co. Rt. 645/W.R. Tracy Dr. and continue 1 1/4 miles to traffic circle. Take first exit (Summit Ln./Trailside Center/Berkeley Heights) from circle and continue 1/2 mile on Summit Ln. (name changes to New Providence Rd.) to museum parking lot on right, at Coles Ave.
Westbound, Exit 43. Merge onto Diamond Hill Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto McMane Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to end. Turn left onto Glenside Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles. Turn right (sign on right for Trailside) onto Co. Rt. 645/W.R. Tracy Dr. and continue 1 1/4 miles to traffic circle. Take first exit (Summit Ln./Trailside Center/Berkeley Heights) from circle and continue 1/2 mile on Summit Ln. (name changes to New Providence Rd.) to museum parking lot on right, at Coles Ave.


Eastbound and Westbound, New Providence Rd./Mountainside Exit (Mountainside). At end of ramp, if Eastbound, turn left and cross US 22, if Westbound, turn right, and continue on New Providence Rd. 3/4 mile (name changes to Deer Path). Turn right (sign on right for Trailside Center) onto Ackerman Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn right onto Coles Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to parking lot, at intersection with New Providence Rd.

Science and Environmental Centers



DEMAREST NATURE CENTER, Wakelee Dr., Demarest       Website

Nature preserve in suburban Bergen County features walking trails and athletic facilities.


Northbound and Southbound, Co. Rt. 502/Closter Dock Rd. (Alpine). At traffic light (sign for Co. Rt. 502 West/Closter/Westwood), if Northbound, turn left, if Southbound, turn right, onto Co. Rt. 502 West/Closter Dock Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to first light. Turn left onto Anderson Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. Take fourth right onto Hardenburgh Ave. and continue 1 mile into Demarest. After crossing railroad tracks, turn right onto Wakelee Dr. and continue past ballfields to parking area on left.

ESSEX COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER, 621B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland       Website

Essex County Park facility aims to relate environmental issues to the Essex County area. The site includes a wooded wetland habitat abutting on the Passaic River. Trails offer observation of local wildlife and access to the several gardens on the property.


Eastbound, Exit 47A. Follow I-280 East 3 miles to Exit 4A. Merge onto Eisenhower Pkwy. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Eagle Rock Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to Environmental Center on left.
Westbound, Exit 48. At end of ramp, turn left onto Hook Mountain Rd. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Bloomfield Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. Take second left (sign on right for I-280) onto New Rd. and continue 1 mile. At traffic light after crossing over I-280, continue straight on Ridgedale Ave. 1 1/2 miles to first light. Turn left onto Eagle Rock Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to center on right.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 4A. Merge onto Eisenhower Pkwy. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Eagle Rock Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to Environmental Center on left.


Eastbound and Westbound, Eisenhower Pkwy. (Livingston). If Eastbound, after passing High Country Ski & Tennis on right, get into left lane; at light, turn left (sign on left for The Caldwells) onto Eisenhower Pkwy. and continue to first light, if Westbound, turn right (sign on right for The Caldwells). Both, continue 2 miles to fourth light. Turn left onto Eagle Rock Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to Center on left at first light (parking on left before light).

LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City       Website

Extensive science museum offers interactive exhibits, live demonstrations and IMAX theater. In Liberty State Park.

 
Traffic on New Jersey Turnpike mainline, use Exit 14, follow signs for Exits 14A-14B-14C
Eastbound, Liberty Science Center Exit. Keep right through toll plaza, using right two booths. At all-way stop at end of ramp, turn right onto Jersey City Blvd. and continue to parking lot on left.
Westbound, Exit 14B. At end of ramp, turn left and cross under Turnpike. At traffic circle, take second exit, following sign for Liberty Science Center, and continue 1 mile on Burma Rd./Philip St. to first light. Turn left onto Jersey City Blvd. and proceed to parking lot on right.

 
Northbound and Southbound, I-78/I-95/New Jersey Turnpike Exit (Newark). If Northbound, when highway divides at North Ave., keep right for local lanes, if Southbound, keep right leaving Pulaski Skyway and take local lanes. Both, take exit for I-78/I-95/New Jersey Turnpike. On long ramp, follow signs for I-78 East. Merge onto I-78 East, pass through toll plaza entering New Jersey Turnpike and continue straight on I-78 East 7 miles. At toll plaza following Exit 14B, keep right, then take Liberty Science Center/Park-Ride Exit. At all-way stop, turn right and continue to parking lot on left.

JAMES A. McFAUL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER, 150 Crescent Ave., Wyckoff       Website

81-acre preserve includes 2/3-mile nature trail, several gardens, a picnic area, outdoor bird and animal exhibits.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 59. Follow NJ 208 South 1 1/2 miles to Ewing Ave./Franklin Lakes Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto Ewing Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Franklin Ave. and continue 2 miles. Turn right (sign on right for center) onto Crescent Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to center on left.


Northbound, Cedar Hill Ave./Wyckoff Exit (Wyckoff). Continue straight 1 mile on Cedar Hill Ave. to end. Turn left onto Newtown Rd. and continue to end. Turn left onto Greenwood Ave., then take first right onto Central Ave. and continue to end. Turn left onto Godwin Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to intersection with Crescent Ave. (Brick House restaurant on left). Turn right (sign for center on right) onto Crescent Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to center on right.
Southbound, Ewing Ave./Franklin Lakes Exit (Franklin Lakes). At end of ramp, turn left onto Co. Rt. 502 East/Ewing Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Franklin Ave. and continue 2 miles through two lights to intersection with Crescent Ave. (sign for center on opposite corner). Turn right onto Crescent Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to center on left.

MEADOWLANDS ENVIRONMENT CENTER, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst       Website

Interpretive center explains the complex ecology of the Hackensack Meadowlands. Trails allow viewing of the area.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 16W. Stay in center lanes through toll plaza and follow signs for NJ 3 West/Rutherford. Merge onto NJ 3 West and continue 1 mile to NJ 17 South/Lyndhurst Exit. Follow long ramp 1 mile to first light. Turn left onto Polito Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn left onto Valley Brook Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to entrance.


Northbound, Exit 153A, Southbound , Exit 153. Merge onto NJ 3 East and continue 4 1/2 miles to NJ 17 South/Lyndhurst Exit. At traffic light at end of ramp, continue straight on Polito Ave. 1/2 mile to end. Turn left onto Valley Brook Ave. and continue 1 3/4 miles to center on left.


Eastbound and Westbound, NJ 17 South/Lyndhurst Exit (Rutherford). If Eastbound, continue to first light, if Westbound, merge onto NJ 17 South and continue to first light; turn left onto Polito Ave. Both, continue 1/2 mile on Polito Ave. to end. Turn left onto Valley Brook Ave. and continue 1 3/4 miles to Center entrance on left, just after crossing railroad.


Northbound, Valley Brook Ave. (Lyndhurst). At traffic light (Oriental Garden on right), turn right onto Valley Brook Ave. and continue 2 1/4 miles to center entrance on left, just after crossing railroad.
Southbound, Polito Ave. (Rutherford). At traffic light (first light after crossing over NJ 3), turn left onto Polito Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn left onto Valley Brook Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to Center entrance on left, just after crossing railroad.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 9. Follow signs for NJ 3 East, merge onto NJ 3 East and continue 1 1/2 miles to NJ 17 South/Lyndhurst Exit. At first light, cross Rutherford Ave. onto Polito Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn left onto Valley Brook Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to center entrance on left, just after crossing railroad.

WILLIAM MILLER SPERRY OBSERVATORY, Union County College, 1033 Springfield Ave., Cranford       Website

Observatory on the campus of Union County College offers public talks followed by viewing of the night sky on Friday nights throughout the year. Programs are hosted by Amateur Astronomers, Inc.


Northbound, Exit 136. At end of ramp, turn left onto Centennial Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to end. Turn left onto NJ 28 West/North Ave., then take first right onto Springfield Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to light at Union County College entrance. Turn left and enter campus, then follow signs to observatory.
Southbound, Exit 138. At end of ramp, turn left onto Co. Rt. 509/Kenilworth Blvd. and continue 2 1/4 miles to traffic light at Springfield Ave., after passing Lenape Park, on right. Turn left onto Springfield Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to Union County College entrance on right. Turn right and enter campus, following signs to observatory.


Eastbound and Westbound, Co. Rt. 577 South/Westfield Exit (Springfield). If Eastbound, at end of ramp, turn right, if Westbound, merge, onto Co. Rt. 577 South/Springfield Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles through four lights. Just before fifth light, bear right to stay on Springfield Ave. (sign for Co. Rt. 615/Springfield Ave.) and continue 1/2 mile to Union County College campus on right. Observatory is on campus.


Eastbound, N. Union Ave. (Cranford). At Union Ave. traffic light (railroad station on right), turn left onto Union Ave. and continue to second light. Turn left onto Springfield Ave. and continue 1 mile to Union County College campus on left. Enter campus and follow signs to observatory.
Westbound, Springfield Ave. (Cranford). At traffic light at Springfield Ave. (sign on right for Kenilworth/Springfield), turn right onto Springfield Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to Union County College campus on left. Enter campus and follow signs to observatory.

TENAFLY NATURE CENTER, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly       Website

Nature Center offers hiking on seven miles of trails, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, geocaching and ice skating.

 
Northbound, use local lanes, Exit 71. Merge onto Broad Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn left onto Van Nostrand Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Grand Ave. and continue 3 3/4 miles through Englewood (name changes to Engle St.) to end in Tenafly. Turn right onto Hudson Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to nature center entrance at end of road.
Southbound, Exit 72A. Follow NJ 4 East 1 1/2 miles to Co. Rt. 501 North/Englewood Exit. Merge onto Co. Rt. 501 North/Grand Ave. and continue 3 3/4 miles to end. Turn right onto Hudson Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to center entrance at end of road.


Eastbound and Westbound, Co. Rt. 501/Grand Ave./Englewood Exit (Englewood). At end of ramp, if Eastbound, turn right onto Rockwood Pl. and continue to stop sign; turn right onto Co. Rt. 501 North/Grand Ave, if Westbound, merge onto Co. Rt. 501. Both, continue 3 1/2 miles through Englewood to end. Turn right onto Hudson Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to Center entrance at end of road.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND EDUCATION CENTER, 303 Midland Ave., Garfield       Website

Facility is concerned with the conservation of wildlife, with special emphasis on bats.


Northbound, Exit 157. Merge onto US 46 East and continue 1/4 mile. After crossing railroad tracks, take first exit (sign on right for Garfield). At end of ramp, turn left, following sign for Garfield and continue to stop sign. Turn right onto Mola Blvd. and continue 1/4 mile (name changes to Shaw St.) to first light. Turn left onto Lanza Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn right onto Midland Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to Wildlife Center on right. Park in street.
Southbound, Exit 159. On long ramp, keep right. After passing under overpass, take Saddle Brook Exit. When ramp forks, keep right, following sign for Saddle Brook/Fair Lawn. At second fork, keep right, following sign for Saddle Brook. Merge onto Midland Ave. and continue 2 1/4 miles to Wildlife Center on right. Park in street.


Northbound, Exit 13. At end of ramp, turn right onto Ackerman Ave., cross Passaic River and continue to first light. Cross River Dr. and continue on Outwater Ln. 1 mile to second light (not counting fire signal). Turn right onto Midland Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to Center on right.
Southbound, Exit 13. Merge onto Randolph Ave. and continue 1/4 mile (name changes to Parker Ave.) to second light. Turn left onto Ackerman Ave. and continue across Passaic River to fourth light. Cross River Dr. and continue on Outwater Ln. 1 mile to second light (not counting fire signal). Turn right onto Midland Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to Center on right.


Eastbound, Mola Blvd./Garfield Exit (Elmwood Park). After passing Garden State Pkwy. entrance and crossing railroad track, take next exit (sign on right for Mola Blvd./Garfield). At end of ramp, turn left, following sign for Garfield and continue to stop sign. Turn right onto Mola Blvd. and continue 1/4 mile (name changes to Shaw St.) to first light. Turn left onto Lanza Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn right onto Midland Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to Center on right. Park in street.
Westbound, Outwater Ln./Garfield/Passaic Exit (Lodi). At end of ramp, turn left onto Outwater Ln. and continue 3/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Midland Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to Center on right. Park in street.

Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries



ALEMENTARY BREWING CO., 58 Voorhis Ln., Hackensack       Website


Eastbound, River Edge/Local Traffic Exit (River Edge). Follow service road and take first right after passing under pedestrian overpass (sign for U turn). Continue on Johnson Ave. 1/2 mile. Turn left (Tony's Auto Repair on right) onto Voorhis Ln. and continue 1/2 block to brewery on left.
Westbound, Grand Ave./Kinderkamack Rd./River Edge Exit (River Edge) Merge onto Grand Ave. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Kinderkamack Rd. and continue 1/2 mile (name changes to Johnson Ave.). Turn left (Tony's Auto Repair on right) onto Voorhis Ln. and continue 1/2 block to brewery on left.


Northbound and Southbound, NJ 4/Paterson/Fort Lee/New York Exit (Paramus). Follow signs for NJ 4 East/Fort Lee/New York. Merge onto NJ 4 East and continue 1 1/2 miles to River Edge/Local Traffic exit (after passing Neptune Plaza on right). Follow service road along NJ 4. After passing under pedestrian overpass, take first right (sign for U turn) onto Johnson Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left (Tony's Auto Repair on right) onto Voorhis Ln. and continue 1/2 block to brewery on left.

ALL POINTS WEST DISTILLERY, 73 Tichenor St., Newark       Website

Tours and tastings are offered at distillery which produces rum, rye, whiskey, gin and vodka.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 14. After passing through toll booth, continue on I-78 West local lanes, following signs for US 1-9 South. Take left exit for US 1-9 South and keep right, following signs for NJ 21 North/Newark. Follow NJ 21 North 1 mile to traffic light at South St. Turn right onto South St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Hermon St. and continue 1 block. Turn left onto Tichenor St. and continue to distillery on left, just before railroad overpass. Park in street.


Northbound, Exit 142A. Merge onto I-78 East and continue 3 1/4 miles to Exit 57. On ramp, keep right, following signs for NJ 21 North/Newark. Follow NJ 21 North 1 mile to traffic light at South St. Turn right onto South St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Hermon St. and continue 1 block. Turn left onto Tichenor St. and continue to distillery on left, just before railroad overpass. Park in street.
Southbound, Exit 145. On ramp, follow signs for I-280 East/Newark. Merge onto I-280 East and continue 1 1/2 miles to Exit 15. At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 21 South/McCarter Hwy. and continue 2 miles on NJ 21 South to traffic light at South St. (La Cocora Tire Service on right). Turn left onto South St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Hermon St. and continue 1 block. Turn left onto Tichenor St. and continue to distillery on left, just before railroad overpass. Park in street.


Eastbound, use local lanes, Exit 57. On ramp, keep right, following signs for NJ 21 North/Newark. Merge onto NJ 21 North and continue 1 mile to traffic light at South St. Turn right onto South St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Hermon St. and continue 1 block. Turn left onto Tichenor St. and continue to distillery on left, just before railroad overpass. Park in street.
Westbound, use local lanes, US 1-9 South/NJ 21/US 22/Newark Exit. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 21 North/Newark. Merge onto NJ 21 North and continue 1 mile to traffic light at South St. Turn right onto South St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Hermon St. and continue 1 block. Turn left onto Tichenor St. and continue to distillery on left, just before railroad overpass. Park in street.

 
Northbound and Southbound, NJ 21/Newark Exit (Newark). If Northbound, when highway divides at North Ave., keep right for local lanes, if Southbound, when highway divides at end of Pulaski Skyway, keep right for local lanes. Both, follow signs for NJ 21 North/Newark. Follow NJ 21 North 1 mile to traffic light at South St. Turn right onto South St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Hermon St. and continue 1 block. Turn left onto Tichenor St. and continue to distillery on left, just before railroad overpass. Park in street.


Northbound and Southbound, South St. (Newark). At traffic light, if Northbound, turn right, if Southbound, turn left, onto South St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Hermon St. and continue 1 block. Turn left onto Tichenor St. and continue to distillery on left, just before railroad overpass. Park in street.


Eastbound, NJ 21 North/Newark Exit (Newark). Follow NJ 21 North 1 mile to traffic light at South St. Turn right onto South St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Hermon St. and continue 1 block. Turn left onto Tichenor St. and continue to distillery on left, just before railroad overpass. Park in street.
Westbound, use US 1 or I-78 Westbound directions

BOLERO SNORT BREWERY, 316 20th St., Carlstadt       Website

Brewery offers beer tastings during regular hours.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 16W. Keep right through toll plaza and follow signs for NJ 3 East/Secaucus/Lincoln Tunnel. Merge onto service road and continue 1/4 mile. At first fork, keep right, following signs for NJ 3 West/NJ 120 North. Keep left crossing over NJ 3 and continue following signs for NJ 120 North. Merge onto NJ 120 North and continue 1/4 mile to NJ 120 North/Paterson Plank Rd. Exit. Follow NJ 120 North/Paterson Plank Rd. 1 1/2 miles through 3 traffic lights. Just before fourth light, take Murray Hill Pkwy./20th St. Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto 20th St. and continue to brewery on left.


Eastbound, NJ 17 North/Rutherford Exit (Rutherford). Merge onto NJ 17 North and continue 1 3/4 miles to NJ 120 South/Paterson Plank Rd./Sports Complex Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 120 South and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Pass through light, then take 20th St. jughandle. Cross NJ 120 and continue to brewery on left.
Westbound, NJ 120 North/East Rutherford Exit (East Rutherford). After crossing Hackensack River, take NJ 120 North/East Rutherford Exit. Follow signs for NJ 120 North and continue 1/4 mile to NJ 120 North/Paterson Plank Rd. Exit. Follow NJ 120 North/Paterson Plank Rd. 1 1/2 miles through 3 traffic lights. Just before fourth light, take Murray Hill Pkwy./20th St. Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto 20th St. and continue to brewery on left.


Northbound and Southbound, NJ 120 South/Paterson Plank Rd./Sports Complex Exit (East Rutherford). At end of ramp, if Northbound, turn right, if Southbound, merge onto NJ 120 South and continue to first light. Both, continue on NJ 120 South 1/2 mile to first light. Pass through light, then take 20th St. jughandle. Cross NJ 120 and continue to brewery on left.

BRIX CITY BREWING, 4 Alsan Way, Little Ferry       Website

Craft beer brewery welcomes visitors to its tasting room during operating hours.


Eastbound, use local lanes, Exit 66. At end of ramp, turn left onto Vreeland Ave. and continue to end. Turn right onto Hudson St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Moonachie Rd. and continue 1/2 mile (name changes to Liberty St.). Turn right (Palermo's Restaurant on right) onto Harding Pl. and continue to brewery on right.
Westbound, use local lanes, Exit 66. At end of ramp, turn right onto Kennedy St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Hudson St. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn right onto Moonachie Rd. and continue 1/2 mile (name changes to Liberty St.). Turn right (Palermo's Restaurant on right) onto Harding Pl. and continue to brewery on right.


Eastbound and Westbound, Liberty St. (Little Ferry). At traffic light, if Eastbound (Adams Auto Group on right), turn left, if Westbound (Daytona Auto Sales on right), turn right, onto Co. Rt. 503 North/Liberty St. Take first left onto Harding Pl. and continue to brewery on right.

BULL N BEAR BREWERY, 425 Springfield Ave., Summit       Website

Craft brewery offers private tours of facility during business hours.


Eastbound, Exit 45. At end of ramp, turn left onto Glenside Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to second light. Turn left onto Morris Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to traffic light at Springfield Ave. (Aston Martin dealership on left). Turn right onto Springfield Ave., cross over railroad, then take second left onto Woodland Ave. and continue to first light. Turn right onto DeForest Ave. and park in public lot on right. Exit to Woodland Ave., turn left and walk back to Springfield Ave. Turn left and walk 1/2 block to brewery on left.
Westbound, Exit 48. Follow NJ 24 West 1/2 mile to Exit 9A. Keep right on ramp and follow sign for Co. Rt. 512 South/Summit. Merge onto Co. Rt. 512 South/Broad St. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right (not sharp right) onto Springfield Ave. and continue 1 mile to brewery on right. For parking, pass brewery, then take next right onto Woodland Ave. and continue to first light. Turn right onto DeForest Ave. and continue to public parking lot on right. Exit to Woodland Ave., turn left and walk to Springfield Ave. Turn left and walk 1/2 block to brewery on left.


Eastbound, Exit 8. Merge onto service road and continue to first light. Turn right onto Summit Ave. and continue 1 mile to first light (sign on right for parking). Turn right onto DeForest Ave. and continue through 1 light to parking lot on left. Exit to Woodland Ave., turn left and walk to Springfield Ave. Turn left and walk 1/2 block to brewery on left.
Westbound, Exit 9A. Keep right on ramp and follow sign for Co. Rt. 512 South/Summit. Merge onto Co. Rt. 512 South/Broad St. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right (not sharp right) onto Springfield Ave. and continue 1 mile to brewery on right. For parking, pass brewery, then take next right onto Woodland Ave. and continue to first light. Turn right onto DeForest Ave. and continue to public parking lot on right. Exit to Woodland Ave., turn left and walk back to Springfield Ave. Turn left and walk 1/2 block to brewery on left.


Eastbound, Summit Ave. (Summit). At traffic light (sign on right for Visual Arts Center), turn right onto Summit Ave. and continue 1 mile to first light (sign on right for parking). Turn right onto DeForest Ave. and continue through 1 light to parking lot on left. Exit to Woodland Ave., turn left and walk to Springfield Ave. Turn left and walk 1/2 block to brewery on left.
Westbound, Broad St. (Millburn). After passing Bed Bath & Beyond on left, get into left lane. Take left exit marked Broad St./Summit. Cross eastbound lanes, then continue on Co. Rt. 512 South/Broad St. 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right (not sharp right) onto Springfield Ave. and continue 1 mile to brewery on right. For parking, pass brewery, then take next right onto Woodland Ave. and continue to first light. Turn right onto DeForest Ave. and continue to public parking lot on right. Exit to Woodland Ave., turn left and walk back to Springfield Ave. Turn left and walk 1/2 block to brewery on left.

CLAREMONT DISTILLED SPIRITS, 25 Commerce Rd., Fairfield       Website

Tours of the distillery, which produces whiskey, vodka and bourbon, are offered during open hours. Tastings are also available.


Eastbound, Exit 47B. Merge onto US 46 East and continue 2 1/2 miles to NJ 159 West/Clinton Rd./Plymouth St. Exit. At end of ramp, turn left, cross US 46 and continue on Plymouth St. 1/2 mile. Take first left onto Commerce Rd. and continue to distillery on left.
Westbound, Exit 53. On ramp, follow signs for US 46 West/Fairfield. Merge onto US 46 West and continue 3 miles to NJ 159/Clinton Rd. Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Plymouth St., then take first left onto Commerce Rd. and continue to distillery on left.


Eastbound, NJ 159 West/Clinton Rd./Plymouth St. Exit (Fairfield), Westbound, Plymouth St. Exit (Fairfield). At end of ramp, if Eastbound, turn left and cross US 46, If Westbound, merge onto Plymouth St. Both, continue on Plymouth St. 1/4 mile. Take first left onto Commerce Dr. and continue 1/2 mile to distillery on left.

CLIMAX BREWING CO., 112 Valley Rd., Roselle Park       Website

New Jersey's oldest micro brewery offers tours and tastings during regular hours.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 137. At end of ramp, turn left onto NJ 28 East/North Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. After entering Roselle Park (welcome sign on left), take first left (Sun Tavern on right) onto Valley Rd. and continue to brewery on left.


Eastbound and Westbound, Valley Rd. (Roselle Park). If Eastbound, after entering Roselle Park (welcome sign on left), take first left (Sun Tavern on right), if Westbound, turn right (second right after passing Frenchy's on right), onto Valley Rd. and continue to brewery on left.

CRICKET HILL BREWERY, 24 Kulick Rd., Fairfield       Website

Brewery's product, which does not use filler grains, is available for tasting during brewery hours.


Eastbound, Exit 47B. Merge onto US 46 East and continue 3 miles to Fairfield Rd. Exit. Follow Fairfield Rd. 1/2 mile. After passing Commercenter Business Park on left, take next right onto Kulick Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to brewery in right.
Westbound, Exit 53. On ramp, follow signs for US 46 West/Fairfield. Merge onto US 46 West and continue 2 3/4 miles to second Fairfield Rd. Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto Fairfield Rd. and continue 1/4 mile. After passing Commercenter Business Park on left, take next right onto Kulick Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to brewery on right.


Eastbound, Fairfield Rd. Exit (Fairfield). After passing Hampton Inn on right, bear right onto Fairfield Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn right (State Farm Insurance on right) onto Kulick Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to brewery on right.
Westbound, Co. Rt. 625/Hollywood Ave. Exit (Fairfield). At end of ramp, turn right onto Hollywood Ave., cross over US 46, and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Fairfield Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left (R&L Sheet Metal on left) onto Kulick Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to brewery on right.

DEPARTED SOLES BREWING CO., 150 Bay St., Jersey City       Website

Jersey City's first craft brewery offers tastings during business hours.

 
Eastbound, Twelfth St. (Jersey City). At end of I-78, continue on Twelfth St. 1/4 mile to fourth light (Holland Hotel on right). Turn right onto Marin Blvd. and continue 1/2 mile to traffic light at First St. (O'Hara's Bar and Grill on left). Turn left onto First St. and continue to stop sign. Turn right onto Provost St. and continue 1 block. Turn right onto Bay St. and continue to brewery on right in first block.

FOUR CITY BREWING CO., 55 S. Essex Ave., Orange       Website


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 145. On ramp, follow signs for I-280 West/The Oranges. Merge onto I-280 West and continue 1 mile to Exit 11B. At traffic light at end of ramp, merge onto Freeway Dr. W. and continue to second light. Brewery is 1 block to right. For parking, continue on Freeway Dr. When road forks, keep right and continue on Crane St. to end. Turn right onto Lincoln Ave., then immediately turn right into Orange Railroad Station parking lot. Park as close to far end as possible, then walk to brewery on right at end of lot.


Eastbound, Exit 11. At traffic light at end of ramp, turn left onto S. Essex Ave., cross over I-280 and continue to first light. Brewery is straight 1 block. For parking, at light, turn left onto Freeway Dr. W. When road forks, keep right onto Crane St. and continue to end. Turn right onto Lincoln Ave., then immediately turn right into Orange Railroad Station parking lot. Park as close to far end as possible, then walk to brewery on right at end of lot.
Westbound, Exit 11B. At traffic light at end of ramp, merge onto Freeway Dr. W. and continue to second light. Brewery is 1 block to right. For parking, continue on Freeway Dr. When road forks, keep right and continue on Crane St. to end. Turn right onto Lincoln Ave., then immediately turn right into Orange Railroad Station parking lot. Park as close to far end as possible, then walk to brewery on right at end of lot.

GEARBLOCK BREWING CO., 140 Franklin Tpk., Waldwick       Website

Tastings are offered by the brewery during business hours.


Northbound, Exit 163. Merge onto NJ 17 North and continue 5 1/4 miles to Sheridan Ave. West/Waldwick/Ho-Ho-Kus exit. Merge onto Sheridan Ave., cross under NJ 17, then take first exit, marked Waldwick/E. Prospect St. Keep left and when ramp forks, continue straight, following sign for Waldwick. Follow E. Prospect St. 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Franklin Tpk. and continue 1/2 mile to brewery on left, in JT's Marketplace.
Southbound, Exit 166. At end of ramp, turn right onto Highland Ave. and continue to end. Turn left onto Linwood Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left, following sign for NJ 17 North/Suffern, merge onto NJ 17 North and continue 2 1/2 miles to Sheridan Ave. West/Waldwick/Ho-Ho-Kus exit. Merge onto Sheridan Ave., cross under NJ 17, then take first exit, marked Waldwick/E. Prospect St. Keep left and when ramp forks, continue straight, following sign for Waldwick. Follow E. Prospect St. 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Franklin Tpk. and continue 1/2 mile to brewery on left, in JT's Marketplace.


Northbound, Sheridan Ave. West/Waldwick/Ho-Ho-Kus Exit (Waldwick). Merge onto Sheridan Ave., cross under NJ 17, then take first exit, marked Waldwick/E. Prospect St. Keep left and when ramp forks, continue straight, following sign for Waldwick. Follow E. Prospect St. 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Franklin Tpk. and continue 1/2 mile to brewery on left, in JT's Marketplace.
Southbound, Allendale Exit (Saddle River). After passing Acura of Ramsey on right, continue 3/4 mile to Allendale exit. At stop sign, turn right onto E. Allendale Ave. and continue 1 mile to second light. Turn left onto Franklin Tpk. and continue 1 mile to brewery on right, in JT's Marketplace.

GHOST HAWK BREWING CO., 321 River Rd., Clifton       Website


Northbound, Exit 153A, Southbound, Exit 153. Merge onto NJ 3 East and continue 2 3/4 miles to NJ 21/Co. Rt. 507/Paterson/Rutherford/Lyndhurst Exit. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 21 North/Paterson. Merge onto NJ 21 North, keep right and immediately take Exit 10A. At top of ramp, turn left (sign on right for River Rd. South/Nutley), cross over NJ 21, then turn left onto River Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to brewery on right opposite NJ 3 West entrance, after passing Rutt's Hut on left.


Eastbound, NJ 21/Co. Rt. 507/Paterson/Rutherford/Lyndhurst Exit (Clifton), Westbound, NJ 21/Paterson/Newark Exit (Clifton). On ramp, follow signs for NJ 21 North/Paterson. Merge onto NJ 21 North, keep right and immediately take Exit 10A. At top of ramp, turn left (sign on right for River Rd. South/Nutley), cross over NJ 21, then turn left onto River Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to brewery on right opposite NJ 3 West entrance, after passing Rutt's Hut on left.


Northbound, Ridge Rd. (Lyndhurst). At traffic light at Rutherford Ave. (Enterprise Rent-a-Car on left), continue straight (NJ 17 turns right) on Ridge Rd. and get into left-turn lane. At next light, turn left onto service road. Take first ramp on left, merge onto NJ 3 West and continue 1/4 mile to NJ 21/Newark/Paterson Exit. On ramp, keep left, following signs for NJ 21 North/Paterson. Merge onto NJ 21 North, keep right and immediately take Exit 10A. At top of ramp, turn left (sign on right for River Rd. South/Nutley), cross over NJ 21, then turn left onto River Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to brewery on right opposite NJ 3 West entrance, after passing Rutt's Hut on left.
Southbound, NJ 3 West Exit (Rutherford). Merge onto NJ 3 West and continue 1 mile to NJ 21/Newark/Paterson Exit. On ramp, keep left, following signs for NJ 21 North/Paterson. Merge onto NJ 21 North, keep right and immediately take Exit 10A. At top of ramp, turn left (sign on right for River Rd. South/Nutley), cross over NJ 21, then turn left onto River Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to brewery on right opposite NJ 3 West entrance, after passing Rutt's Hut on left.


Northbound, Exit 10A. At top of ramp, turn left (sign on right for River Rd. South/Nutley), cross over NJ 21, then turn left onto River Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to brewery on right opposite NJ 3 West entrance, after passing Rutt's Hut on left.
Southbound, Exit 10. Merge onto River Rd. and continue 1 mile. After passing Rutt's Hut on left, brewery is on right, opposite NJ 3 West entrance.

JERSEY ARTISAN DISTILLING, 32 Pier Ln. W., Fairfield       Website

The first distillery to open in New Jersey since Prohibition, Jersey Artisan concentrates on production of rum and whiskey.


Eastbound, Exit 47B. Merge onto US 46 East and continue 5 miles to Passaic Ave./The Caldwells Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Passaic Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn right onto Pier Ln. W. and continue to distillery on right.
Westbound, Exit 52. When ramp forks, keep right. At end of ramp, turn right onto Two Bridges Rd. and continue 1 mile (name changes to Passaic Ave.) to third light. Turn right onto Pier Ln. W. and continue to distillery on right.


Eastbound, Passaic Ave. Exit (Fairfield). Merge onto Passaic Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn right onto Pier Ln. W. and continue to distillery on right.
Westbound, Passaic Ave./Two Bridges Rd./The Caldwells/Lincoln Park Exit (Fairfield). At end of ramp, turn left onto Passaic Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto Pier Ln. W. and continue to distillery on right.

JERSEY SPIRITS DISTILLING, 1275 Bloomfield Ave., Bldg. 7, Unit 40B, Fairfield / MAGNIFY BREWING CO., 1275 Bloomfield Ave., Bldg. 7, Unit 40C, Fairfield
      Jersey Spirits Website       Magnify Website


Jersey Spirits produces limited batches of gin,vodka,rum, bourbon and whiskey. Tours are offered and tasting room is operational during regular hours.

Magnify offers tours of its facility, with beer for purchase.


Eastbound, Exit 47B. Merge onto US 46 East and continue 2 1/2 miles. After passing Bloomfield Ave. Exit and crossing Passaic River, take next right into Junction Manufacturing Outlet Center and proceed to stop sign. Turn right, then take first left and drive to brewery and distillery on left.
Westbound, Exit 48. At end of ramp, turn left onto Hook Mountain Rd. and continue to second light. Turn left onto US 46 East and continue 1 1/4 miles. After passing Bloomfield Ave. Exit and crossing Passaic River, take next right into Junction Manufacturing Outlet Center and drive to stop sign. Turn right, then take first left and drive to brewery and distillery on left.


Eastbound, on right, in Junction at Rensselaer Commercial Properties office park in Fairfield, after passing Home Depot on right. Enter park and continue to stop sign. Turn right, then take first left and drive to brewery and distillery on left.
Westbound, Hook Mountain Rd./Chapin Rd. Exit (Montville). Take exit ramp (Bonefish Grill on right). On ramp, keep left and follow signs for U turn. At light, turn left onto US 46 East and continue 1 1/4 miles. After passing Bloomfield Ave. Exit and crossing Passaic River, take next right into Junction Manufacturing Outlet Center and drive to stop sign. Turn right, then take first left and drive to brewery and distillery on left.

MONTCLAIR BREWERY, 101 Walnut St., Montclair       Website

Tastings offered during business hours.


Northbound, Exit 148. At traffic light at Bloomfield Ave., continue straight and get into center lane. At next light, turn left onto Franklin St. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto Municipal Plaza and continue to first light. Turn right onto Bloomfield Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at Grove St. Turn right onto Grove St. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn left onto Walnut St. and continue to brewery on left.
Southbound, Exit 149. At end of ramp, turn left onto JFK Dr. S. Take first right onto Beach St. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Broad St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Belleville Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles (name changes to Glenridge Ave.) to traffic light at Grove St. Turn right onto Grove St. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto Walnut St. and continue to brewery on left.


Southbound, Co. Rt. 506/Bloomfield Ave. (Verona). After passing First Care Medical Group on right, get into left lane and continue to next light. Turn left onto Bloomfield Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. After passing through 1 light, take next left onto Prospect Ave. and continue 1 block. Turn right onto Claremont Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to third light. Turn left onto Valley Rd. Take first right onto Walnut St. and continue 1/2 mile to brewery on right.

NEW JERSEY BEER CO., 4201 Tonnelle Ave., North Bergen       Website

Several craft beers are produced in this brewery that offers a tasting room and tours.

 
Northbound, Exit 16E. Keep left through Exit 16E toll booth and follow signs for NJ 3/Secaucus. Continue on long ramp 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Paterson Plank Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to fourth light. Turn left, following sign for US 1-9 North. Merge onto US 1-9 North and continue to first light. Turn left onto 43rd St. and proceed to brewery on left.
Southbound, Exit 17. Keep right through toll booth and follow signs for NJ 3/Secaucus. At end of ramp, turn right onto Paterson Plank Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to fourth light. Turn left, following sign for US 1-9 North. Merge onto US 1-9 North and continue to first light. Turn left onto 43rd St. and proceed to brewery on left.

 
Northbound and Southbound, 43rd St. (North Bergen). At traffic light at 43rd St., if Northbound, turn left (Sprint Auto Center on right), if Southbound, turn right (GoodFriend Self Storage on right), onto 43rd St. and continue 1/2 block to brewery on left.

TREE CITY SPIRITS, 835 Fairfield Ave., Kenilworth       Website

Distillery offers tastings of vodka, bourbon and brandy products during business hours.


Northbound, Exit 137. At end of ramp, turn left onto NJ 28 East/North Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn left onto Faitoute Ave. and continue 1/2 mile (name changes to Michigan Ave.) through 2 lights. At blinker light (Pipe Fitters Plumbing on right), turn right onto Fairfield Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to distillery on right.
Southbound, Exit 138. At end of ramp, turn left onto Co. Rt. 509 South/Kenilworth Blvd. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Market St. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Fairfield Ave. and continue to distillery on right.


Eastbound and Westbound, Faitoute Ave. (Roselle Park). At traffic light, if Eastbound (third light after passing Garden State Pkwy. interchange), turn left, if Westbound (first light after passing Church of the Assumption on right), turn right, onto Faitoute Ave. and continue 1/2 mile (name changes to Michigan Ave.) through 2 lights. At blinker light (Pipe Fitters Plumbing on right), turn right onto Fairfield Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to distillery on right.

UNTIED BREWING CO., 140 Spring St., New Providence       Website


Eastbound, Exit 44. At end of ramp, turn left onto Co. Rt. 527 North/Glenside Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. Take first left onto Glenside Rd. (sign on right for New Providence) and continue 1 1/4 miles (name changes to South St.). After crossing under railroad, immediately turn left onto Floral Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn left onto Spring St. and continue to brewery on left.
Westbound, Exit 43. Merge onto Diamond Hill Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Cross Mountain Ave. and continue on Union Ave. 1 mile. After crossing railroad tracks, take second right onto Pearl St. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Central Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. After passing Summit Speech School on left, take next right onto Spring St. and continue 1/4 mile to brewery on left.


Eastbound, Park Ave. Exit. (Scotch Plains). Follow signs for Berkeley Heights/New Providence, turn right, cross over US 22 and continue to first light. Cross Bonnie Burn Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles on New Providence Rd./Diamond Hill Rd. to third light. Cross Mountain Ave. and continue on Union Ave. 1 mile. After crossing railroad tracks, take second right onto Pearl St. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Central Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. After passing Summit Speech School on left, take next right onto Spring St. and continue 1/4 mile to brewery on left.
Westbound, Scotch Plains/Fanwood/Berkeley Heights/New Providence Exit. (Scotch Plains). After passing Scotchwood Diner on left, take next right onto Bonnie Burn Rd. and continue to first light. Turn right onto New Providence Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles (name changes to Diamond Hill Rd.) to third light. Cross Mountain Ave. and continue on Union Ave. 1 mile. After crossing railroad tracks, take second right onto Pearl St. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Central Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. After passing Summit Speech School on left, take next right onto Spring St. and continue 1/4 mile to brewery on left.

VARITAGE BREW WORKS, 58 Washington St., Bloomfield       Website


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 148. If Northbound, merge onto service road and continue to first light. Cross Bloomfield Ave., get into center lane and continue to next light. Turn left onto Franklin St. and continue to second light. If Southbound, merge onto service road, immediately get into right lane and continue to light. Turn right onto Montgomery St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Franklin St. Both, continue on Franklin St., then take first left onto Washington St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Bloomfield Ave. and immediately get into left-turn lane. At first light, turn left onto Glenwood Ave., then immediately turn right onto Washington St. and continue to brewery on left.

WET TICKET BREWING CO., 1435 Main St., Rahway       Website

Brewery offers tastings during business hours. Live music on weekends.


Northbound, Exit 132. At end of ramp, turn left onto NJ 27 North and continue 2 1/2 miles to junction with NJ 35. Turn left to stay on NJ 27 North and continue 1 mile to traffic light at W. Milton Ave. (second light after passing Square One Motors on right). Turn right onto W. Milton Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto Main St. Brewery is on right in first block.
Southbound, Exit 135. On ramp, get into center lane, following signs for Rahway/Linden and continue to second light. Turn left (two-lane left) into the right lane, cross under the Parkway and continue through 1 light. Take Rahway exit and continue on Brant Ave. 1/4 mile to end. Turn left onto Westfield Ave. and continue 1 mile to third light. At traffic light at NJ 27/St. Georges Ave. (Merchants and Drovers Tavern on left), turn right onto NJ 27 South and continue 3/4 mile to third light. Turn left onto W. Milton Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto Main St. Brewery is on right in first block.

 
Northbound, Randolph Ave. Exit (Woodbridge). Take exit (Sansone Auto Mall on right), merge onto Randolph Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Woodbridge Rd./Co. Rt. 514 North and continue 1 mile on Woodbridge Rd./Lawrence St. to third light. Turn left onto E. Milton Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Main St. Brewery is on right, in first block.
Southbound, E. Milton Ave. (Rahway). At traffic light (Mr. Subs on right), turn right onto E. Milton Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto Main St. Brewery is on right, in first block.


Northbound and Southbound, W. Milton Ave. (Rahway). If Northbound, turn right (sign on right for Business District), if Southbound, turn left (Dollar Tree mall on right), onto W. Milton Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto Main St. Brewery is on right, in first block.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 609/New Brunswick Ave. (Rahway). At traffic light just before railroad overpass, turn right onto Co. Rt. 609 North/New Brunswick Ave. and continue 1 mile to third light. Continue straight through light onto Main St. 1/4 mile through next light, at E. Milton Ave., to brewery on right.
Southbound, use NJ 27

YALE TERRACE BREWERY, 26 Eastman St., Cranford       Website

Brewery offers tours and tastings during business hours.


Northbound, Exit 136. At end of ramp, turn left onto Centennial Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to end. Turn left onto NJ 28 West/North Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to fourth light. Turn right onto Eastman St. Pass brewery on right, then take first right onto Miln St. and park in first lot on right.
Southbound, Exit 137. At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 28 West/North Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to traffic light at Eastman St. (second light after passing railroad station on left). Turn right onto Eastman St. Pass brewery on right, turn right onto Miln St., then park in first lot on right.


Eastbound, Miln St. (Westfield). After passing Rustic Mill Diner on right, take next left onto Miln St. and continue to all-way stop. Cross Eastman St., then park in first lot on right, behind brewery.
Westbound, Eastman St. (Westfield). At traffic light (second light after passing railroad station on left), turn right onto Eastman St. Pass brewery on right, then take first right onto Miln St. and park in first lot on right.

Zoos and Wildlife Refuges



BERGEN COUNTY ZOOLOGICAL PARK, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus       Website

Zoo in Bergen County's Van Saun Park offers animals in natural habitat and 19th-century farmyard.


Northbound, Exit 161. Merge onto NJ 4 East and continue 1 1/2 miles to Forest Ave./Maywood Ave. Exit. At end of ramp (second light), turn right onto Forest Ave. and continue 1 mile to Van Saun County Park entrance on right. Follow signs to zoo.
Southbound, Exit 163. Merge onto NJ 17 South and continue 1/2 mile to Century Rd./River Edge/Fair Lawn Exit. On ramp, keep left, following signs for River Edge. Cross over NJ 17 and continue 3/4 mile to end. Turn left onto Spring Valley Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Forest Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to Van Saun County Park entrance on left. Follow signs to zoo.


Eastbound and Westbound, Forest Ave./Maywood Ave. Exit (Paramus). At end of ramp, turn right onto Forest Ave. and continue 1 mile to Van Saun County Park entrance on right, then follow signs to zoo.


Northbound, NJ 4/Paterson/Fort Lee/New York Exit (Paramus). Follow signs for NJ 4 East/Fort Lee/New York. Merge onto NJ 4 East and continue 3/4 mile to Forest Ave./Maywood Ave. Exit. On ramp, continue to second light. Turn right onto Forest Ave. and continue 1 mile to Van Saun County Park entrance on right, then follow signs to zoo.
Southbound, Midland Ave./River Edge/Glen Rock Exit (Paramus). On ramp, keep left, following signs for River Edge. At traffic light, turn left onto Midland Ave. and cross over NJ 17. Keep right, following signs for River Edge, and continue 1 mile to fifth light (Paramus Bible Church on right). Turn right onto Forest Ave. and continue 1 mile to Van Saun County Park entrance on left. Follow signs to zoo.

LORRIMER SANCTUARY, 790 Ewing Ave., Franklin Lakes       Website

New Jersey Audubon Society nature center has exhibits in visitors' center and hiking trails in wooded natural area.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 59. Follow NJ 208 South 1 1/2 miles to Ewing Ave./Franklin Lakes Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Ewing Ave. and continue 1 mile to sanctuary entrance on right.


Northbound and Southbound, Ewing Ave./Franklin Lakes Exit (Franklin Lakes). At end of ramp, if Northbound, turn left, if Southbound, turn right, onto Ewing Ave. and continue 1 mile to sanctuary, just past light at Franklin Lake Rd.

TURTLE BACK ZOO, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange       Website

Zoo containing animals in natural surroundings, picnicking.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 145. On ramp, follow signs for I-280 West/West Orange. Merge onto I-280 West and continue 2 miles to Exit 10. At end of ramp, turn left onto Northfield Ave. and continue 2 1/4 miles. Look for signs for zoo and turn left at traffic light (Avenue Hotel on right).


Eastbound, Exit 7. At end of ramp, turn left onto Pleasant Valley Way and continue 2 1/4 miles to third light, at Northfield Ave. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 508 East/Northfield Ave. and continue to entrances on right.
Westbound, Exit 10. At end of ramp, turn left onto Co. Rt. 508 West/Northfield Ave. and continue 2 1/4 miles to Zoo entrance on left (watch for signs).


Eastbound, Co. Rt. 508/Northfield Rd. (Livingston). At traffic light at Eisenhower Pkwy./Northfield Rd. (first light after passing High Country Ski & Tennis on right), pass light at Eisenhower Pkwy., then bear right (sign for Co. Rt. 508 East/Northfield Ave.) onto Co. Rt. 508 East/Northfield Rd. and continue 4 miles to traffic light at Pleasant Valley Way/Cherry Lane in West Orange (sign for recreation complex on right). Continue straight on Co. Rt. 508 to zoo entrance on right.
Westbound, Pleasant Valley Way (West Orange). After passing Mount Pleasant Plaza shopping center on right, get into left lane and, at next light, turn left onto Pleasant Valley Way (sign on right for Millburn) and continue 2 miles to first light. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 508 East/Northfield Ave. and continue to zoo entrance on right.