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Schmidts Woods Park

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Mill Ridge Road, Secaucus, NJ
Phone: (201) 330-2078

OWNER:  Town of Secaucus

DIRECTIONS:  Exit Mill Creek Point via Mill Ridge Road. Turn Left into the second driveway of Schmidt’s Woods Park after 6/10 of a mile.   Map
ACCESS AND PARKING:  Open daily dawn to dusk. Parking onsite.

NEAREST PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:  NJ Transit Bus Line No. 190 stops at Franklin Street and Paterson Plank Road. Cross Paterson Plank Road and walk down Franklin Street. Turn Left onto Stonewall Lane. Turn Right onto Mill Ridge Road. Park is a short distance on the Right. Walking distance within 1 mile.

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Stop and ScanSITE DESCRIPTION:  This 14-acre multi-use park contains one of the last remnant woodlands in the Meadowlands District, in addition to recreation and picnic areas. Take a walk along the short, wood-chipped trail in April to enjoy the display of Trout lilies — a veritable sea of yellow is put forth by these delicate wildflowers. High in the tree canopy above the picnic area, look for Yellow-crowned Night-Heron nests. A rookery was discovered in 2004 and the birds may return to nest or roost. Warblers also take advantage of the tree canopy. Spring migration can bring Yellow-rumped, Black-and-white and Yellow Warblers to the area, along with Brown Thrasher, Red-winged Blackbird and Ruby-crowned Kinglet, among others.

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