Introduction to Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 7 miles N of Paterson, New Jersey and 20 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. Franklin Lakes has a population of 10,422.
Franklin Lakes History
The area that is now recognized as Franklin was originally inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Native Americans people. Modern European settlers arrived in this area in the late 17th century. Over the years, the area grew into Franklin Township. Franklin Lakes was formed on a section of Franklin Township and incorporated in 1922.
Franklin Lakes and nearby Attractions
- Lorrimer Sanctuary
- Glen Rock Arboretum
- New Jersey Botanical Garden
- Darlington Golf Course
- High Mountain Wilderness Park
- Bergen County Zoological Park
Things To Do In Franklin Lakes
The area in and around Franklin Lakes provides plenty of opportunities for various activities. The nearby parks and lakes are popular spots for recreation. The town’s recreation department organizes programs for adults and youngsters. These include coaching for various sports, as well as cultural and artistic programs.
Franklin Lakes Transportation
Air transport is available from La Guardia Airport.
Franklin Lakes Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued from Bergen Community College, Passaic County Community College and Ramapo College.