Day Trip: Van Saun Park (Bergen County Zoo)

14 Apr

Van Saun - AlligatorOne great thing about living in this area is that there are many fun places a short drive away.  One of those places is Van Saun Park.  My family had been going to this park for as long as I can remember.   When I was a child we would have out annual family picnic here and the highlight was going on the train ride and seeing the zoo.

On the grounds of Van Saun Park is the Bergen County Zoo.   It is a great zoo for younger kids and it is not as exhausting or expensive as the Bronx Zoo.   Located in Paramus, NJ, the zoo has a small train ride and carousal ride for additional $1.50 a person.  Another neat feature is their special exhibit which was the Butterfly Pavilion last summer.  The kids enjoyed the Budgie Experience that was featured for several years before.  Butterflies can’t compete with a bird landing on your finger or even your head.

Van Saun - elkVan Saun TortoiseVaun Saun - Bald Eagle

The old Budgie Experience(2009):

Recent Van Saun Highlights:

Van Saun Park
216 Forest Ave
Paramus, NJ 07652


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