Don Torino’s Last Column: Mill Creek Point

Don Torino’s latest column for is all about Mill Creek Point Park in Secaucus.

Here’s a sample.

Just as Mill Creek Point Park, located in Secaucus, is the meeting place of the Hackensack River and the Mill Creek, it is also a wonderful get-together location for Bald Eagles, Black Skimmers, Yellow-Crowned Night Herons, and Peregrine Falcons.

The great riverfront promenade encircled by hundreds of acres of restored wetlands and the adjacent   1,500-foot elevated board walk running from the Mill Creek Point Park to the Secaucus High School makes the birding the restored marshlands to one side and the Hackensack River on the other offer a unique birding experience.

Michael Newhouse, Natural Resources Field Specialist for the NJ Meadowlands Commission, told me: “One of my favorite things about Mill Creek Point Park is the rare high marsh habitat along the high school walkway. High marsh habitat is being lost all along the east coast and its value is indescribable. The walkway allows people to get higher than the marsh and view this beautiful habitat.”

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