Redneck Avenue, Teterboro Airport, Moonachie, Bergen County, NJ
US 80 to Route 17 south; exit for Moonachie Avenue east; at eastern end of Teterboro Airport turn left onto Redneck Avenue. The parking area is at the John Tucci Field, the northern most ball field, around a half mile up the road on the right.
One of the initiatives to improve the quality of life of families living near Teterboro Airport was the construction of a one-mile pedestrian trail through a section of the 120-acre woodland tract located along the eastern boundary of Teterboro Airport in Moonachie.
The New York/New Jersey Port Authority offered 22.8 acres for a nature walk. The one-mile pedestrian trail would go through a 23-acre woodland tract located within Teterboro Woods. The trail would include picnic tables and a pedestrian bridge and would be located within close proximity to the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame in Teterboro.
News From NJ Senate Democrats, September 16, 2003, GOVERNOR / DEMOCRATS
SUPPORT TETERBORO AIRPORT AIR MONITORING STUDY AND OPEN-SPACE INITIATIVE;
12/04/2004. Rosemary and her brother Cefe, dog Sonar and I went to check out the area. We drove up and down Redneck Avenue but did not see anything that said Teterboro Woods. We did see, however, quite a few baseball fields. We parked at the northernmost ball field on Redneck Avenue: the John Tucci Field, Borough of Moonachie, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Walking south on the pedestrian walkway (courtesy of the Port Authority of NY & NJ) next to Redneck Avenue, we passed Recreation Field, John Stevens Field, and the Albert Pompino Field of the Borough of Wood Ridge. We passed a large area dominated by Phragmites australis (giant reed grass) and finally came to the intersection of Moonachie Avenue and Redneck Avenue at the end of the pedestrian walkway. I did not see anyway to get to the thin, narrow slice of woods between the ball fields on the one side and the giant reed grass marsh on the other so, while Rosemary and the others waited for me, I pushed through the Phragmites, some wet areas and onto the drier land with trees. Then the land opened up and it was relatively easy to walk. I walked east until I came to the stream in a ditch that is on the eastern border of the ball fields, the woods and the Phragmites marsh. It is near a large business building on the other side of the stream. There is a pond in the back yard of the business. I turned left and followed the stream a short way until I came out onto the most southern of the ball fields. I walked along the ball fields at the edge of a small woods surrounding the stream. Walked back over to the pedestrian walkway and returned to the car. Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.
Dr. Patrick L. Cooney, Rosemary Santana Cooney
* = blooming on date of the field trip, 12/04/2004
Acer negundo (ash-leaf maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Ailanthus altissima (tree of heaven)
Betula populifolia (gray birch)
Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)
Nyssa sylvatica (tupelo) ?
Populus deltoides (cottonwood)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus bicolor (swamp white oak) ?
Quercus palustris (pin oak))
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)
Salix sp. (corkscrew willow) ?
Sassafras albidum (sassafras)
Cornus amomum (swamp dogwood)
Ligustrum sp. (privet)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus sp. (blackberry)
Salix sp. (willow)
Sambucus canadensis (common elderberry)
Vaccinium corymbosum (highbush blueberry)
Viburnum dentatum (arrowwood viburnum) ?
Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Smilax sp. (greenbrier)
Vitis sp. (grape)
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Barbarea vulgaris (common wintercress)
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace)
Epilobium sp. (willowherb)
Glechoma hederacea (gill-over-the-ground)
Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife)
Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed)
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain)
Plantago major (common plantain)
Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)
Portulaca oleracea (common purslane)
Rumex crispus (curled dock)
Solidago spp. (goldenrod)
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion) *
Trifolium pratense (red clover)
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein)
Yucca filamentosa (yucca) planted
Juncus effusus (soft rush)
Juncus tenuis (path rush)
Cyperus sp. (nut or umbrella sedge)
Eleusine indica (zipper grass)
Phragmites australis (giant reed grass)
Setaria glauca (yellow foxtail grass)
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)