Welcome to the Demarest Nature Center.

The Demarest Nature Center is located in Demarest, NJ, USA, and is open to all persons, residents and non-residents alike, every day of the year. In addition to preserving and protecting important open space here in the midst of a large metropolitan area, the center seeks to educate young and old alike as to the beauty of nature and the importance of protecting our environment.

We, the trustees of the Demarest Nature Center Association, encourage you to use this site to find out more about the Demarest Nature Center and its programs. Click on the topic of your choice and find out more; the links will tell you about the Center, introduce you to our events and endeavors, and also take you to other nearby nature centers, as well as environmental organizations, National Parks, and suggestions for things to do. The site is constantly growing and being updated, so we hope you will come back again and again.

Oktoberfest 2014
Thirty-third Annual Craft Show

At The Duck Pond In Demarest, NJ
Saturday October 18, 2014, 10am - 5pm

Crafters, sign up here, or download this PDF.

The Oktoberfest features a high quality craft show with up to 75 crafts persons bringing their handmade crafts in many medias. It's a great place for holiday shopping, for gifts, or for items for your own use and enjoyment. This year's event will be held October 18, 2014.

Enjoy German music, German food, and soft drinks; Korean delicacies; inflatable games; canoe rides; visit the craft fair; win valuable prizes; and visit the Demarest Nature Center and environmental information tables.


see upcoming
DNCA Events...

April 26th

Spring Nature Walk

Volunteer Day

9:30am departing from the parking lot of the Imaginative Playground. Rain date April 27th.

June 7th

Deadline for Photo Contest submissions, see our website for more info.

June 14th

Breakfast in the Woords, 9am to 11am, Free Food, Live music, Photo Contest Awards, Live Animal Show. Rain date June 15th.


Trial of the Trails 2014! 5k and Fun Run, Rain or Shine

Sat., Oct. 18

Craft Show at Oktoberfest, At The Duck Pond In Demarest, NJ, Saturday October 18, 2014, 10am - 5pm. The happiest day of the year in Demarest! Excellent crafts for sale, German and Korean food, canoe rides, inflatable rides for the little kids, etc.


Download the April Recycling Update [4mb PDF].

Household Hazardous Waste Collecting for Bergen County

Visit www.bcua.org for hazardous waste collection dates and locations, and safely get rid of paints, solvents, and old batteries.