As the Garden State continues to warm up, there are plenty of beautiful outdoor spaces where you can go and enjoy nature while staying safe. If you’re in Secaucus, one of those places is Laurel Hill Park.

Known to many in New Jersey as “Snake Hill,” Laurel Hill Park is a lovely refuge on the Hackensack River with a striking hill as its central feature. The park got its nickname from the Dutch who settled the area and called it “Slangenbergh,” which translates to “Snakes Mountain” in English, thanks to the many snakes who once called the area home. All these years later, you’re not likely to encounter a snake, but you will be able to enjoy exercise, reflection and reaction, thanks to the beautiful open space, plus a gazebo, park benches, walking trails and parking.

Remember to follow CDC guidelines, keeping a safe distance of six feet from anyone who doesn’t live in your household and keeping your face covered.

Laurel Hill Park is located off of New County Road/Paul Amico Way in Secaucus, NJ. rental apartments available for lease in Secaucus include rentals at Next at Xchange and Helix at Xchange. Other nearby apts for rent include listings at East Rutherford’s Liberty Terrace and Towne Centre at Englewood. Use’s Apartment Locator to find the Garden State residence that’s right for you.