Introduction to Mahwah, New Jersey
Mahwah, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 11 miles N of Paterson, New Jersey and 24 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. Mahwah has a population of 24,062.
The original inhabitants of Mahwah were the Ramapough Mountain Indians. The area was originally a part of Franklin Township. On April 9, 1849, it was separated from Franklin Township to form the township of Hohokus. On November 7, 1944 it was reincorporated as the Township of Mahwah. From 1955 to 1982 there was an assembly plant of the Ford Motor Company in Mahwah.
Mahwah and nearby Attractions
- Old Stone House Museum
- Campgaw Mountain Reservation
- Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
- Darlington County Park
- Van Riper-Hopper House
- Saddle River County Park
- Pascack Historical Society Museum
Things To Do In Mahwah
Mahwah offers scenic picnic areas, walking paths and a number of parks and playgrounds. Mahwah also includes several restaurants and shopping areas. In addition, the township organizes the Mahwah Day every year at the Commodore Perry Field.
Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.
Mahwah Higher Education
Ramapo College of New Jersey, Rockland Community College and Sunbridge College offer higher educational facilities.