DIRECTIONS TO
LAUREL HILL
COUNTY PARK,
SECAUCUS, NJ


Hackensack RIVERKEEPER®

Eco-Cruises / Eco-Paddles ● Directions to Laurel Hill County Park, Secaucus, NJ

 

From New Jersey Turnpike EASTERN SPUR: (the most direct Turnpike route): Exit the Turnpike at Exit 15-X (for Secaucus Junction). After the tolls, follow the l-o-n-g ramp (which becomes Seaview Ave.) around the train station to the traffic light at NEW COUNTY ROAD. Turn LEFT, proceed over the bridge and drive straight into Laurel Hill Park. Once inside the park, make the FIRST RIGHT TURN into the Boat Launch Parking Area.

 

FYI: To ensure you get on the Eastern Spur when the roadway divides, follow signs for Exits 15E, 16E and 18E if traveling north; or for the Lincoln Tunnel and Exit 17 if traveling south.

NOTE: If you accidentally get on the Turnpike’s Western Spur, don’t panic; just take Exit 16W, follow signs for Route 3 Eastbound and then follow the directions below.

 

From Route 3 Eastbound and Points West: As you pass the Meadowlands Sports Complex, get into the right lane. Then as you come over the bridge, take the MEADOWLANDS PARKWAY Exit. At the bottom of the ramp, turn LEFT at the light onto Meadowlands Pkwy. *Take Meadowlands Pkwy. through several sets of traffic lights, over a bridge and straight past the Harmon Cove Towers. A short way past the Towers, Meadowlands Pkwy. becomes CASTLE ROAD as it bends sharply to the left. Take Castle Rd. until it ends at NEW COUNTY ROAD. Turn RIGHT onto New County; proceed over a bridge and drive straight into Laurel Hill Park.

Once in the park, make the FIRST RIGHT TURN into the Boat Launch Parking Area.

 

From Manhattan / Lincoln Tunnel / Route 3 Westbound: Proceed westbound on I-495.  Stay to the right at the bottom of the North Bergen Viaduct and bear RIGHT onto Route 3 West. Stay in the right lane on Route 3 and take the exit for MEADOWLANDS PARKWAY. Follow the exit ramp under Route 3 and stay to the right as you approach the first traffic light. You are now on Meadowlands Pkwy. Proceed as directed (*) above.

 

From Jersey City via County Road: From Routes 1 & 9 (Tonnelle Avenue), take County Rd. towards Secaucus. After passing under the NJ Turnpike, immediately turn LEFT onto New County Road and follow it for about ½ mile to Laurel Hill Park. Proceed as directed (♦) above.

 

Via NJ Transit train to Secaucus Junction: Trains running on six different lines make stops at Secaucus Junction throughout the day. From the Concourse, take the Elevator to Street located LEFT of the gates for the Northeast Corridor Line (Tracks 1-2). After exiting the elevator, exit the station through the door to your RIGHT. Once outside, walk to your RIGHT and follow the walkway toward the elevator/stair tower at New County Road.   ●From the top of the tower turn LEFT and walk about ⅓ mile into Laurel Hill Park. Be sure of your return train!

 

Via NJ Transit Bus to Secaucus Junction: Numbers 2, 78, 124, 129 & 772 buses stop at the Junction. From the bus stop, walk towards the station entrance but do not enter. At the base of the stairs, turn RIGHT and follow the walkway toward the elevator/stair tower at New County Road.  Then follow the directions (●) above. Be sure of your return bus!