end of River Lane, New Milford, Bergen County, NJ
8 acres

New Milford’s Alfis Tract, is a wooded preserve on the banks of the Hackensack River.


The land was owned by John Alfis, who inherited it from his father.

Local resident Diane Cardinali fought the developers who sought to build on a three-acre virgin forest.

2001  -- the area was purchased with NJ Green Acres and Bergen County Open Space funds.


The undeveloped park contains woods, wetlands and approximately ¼ mile of open shoreline.


open for walking, bird watching and fishing.


There is a link with a trail along the Hackensack River that begins on the south end of town at Historic New Bridge Landing (Von Steuben House).

Source: "Whitman Signs Bill to Save New Milford Forest"; staff writer Ashanti M. Alvarez, Bergen Record Corp.  (