The Leonardo State Marina is another place to view loons,
grebes, and waterfowl. The area just west of the marina
should improve as habitat in the future and has already
attracted passerines including Orange-crowned Warbler and other
migrants. A Barrow's Goldeneye was found offshore once.
The turns for the Leonardo State Marina are marked, whether
you are driving east or west on Rt. 36.
- From the Sandy Hook direction (about 4.5 miles), the exit
is the Leonard Ave. one.
- Coming from the west, you will instead make the turn
shortly after the Hosford Ave. exit (about 8.25 miles from the
Garden State Parkway). You end up on Leonard Ave. either way.
- The turns from there to the marina are marked, but
essentially you should watch for a left turn onto Center St.
(a stop sign) and then a right on Concord.