Introduction to Hawthorne, New Jersey
Hawthorne, New Jersey, in Passaic county, is 1 mile NE of Paterson, New Jersey and 14 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is included in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 18,218 people lived in Hawthorne.
Dutch immigrants came to this area in the 18th century and settled as farmers. It was later established as a part of Manchester Township. However, at the turn of the century, the residents decided that they wanted to establish an independent town, which led to its separation from Manchester. Hawthorne was officially incorporated in 1898.
Hawthorne and nearby Attractions
- Brookdale Park
- Campgaw Mountain Reservation
- Great Falls Cultural Center
- Bergen County Zoological Park
- Apollo Theater
- Fritz Dietl Ice Skating Rink
Things To Do In Hawthorne
Hawthorne provides opportunities for a full range of activities. The town has its own events and festivities organized by the recreation department. It also has parks, camping areas and hiking trails, all of which are nearby. One can also visit any of the several museums in the area to learn about the rich and interesting history of the area.
Flights are available from Newark International Airport.
Hawthorne Higher Education
The area offers numerous opportunities for obtaining higher education at Passaic County Community College, William Paterson University and Bergen Community College, among others.