Introduction to Maywood, New Jersey
Several Dutch families who arrived in the early 1600s, settled along the Hackensack River and established an Indian trading post. Initially, the area now known as Maywood was part of the New Barbados Township. The New Jersey Midland Railroad was established in 1871, and a railroad station was built and came to be known as "Maywood". Until the late 1800s, the community was rural. Gustav Peetz began constructing roads, sidewalks, and streetlights in 1892, and the community of Maywood was officially incorporated on June 30, 1894.
Maywood and Nearby Attractions
- Maywood Station Museum
- Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
- New Jersey Naval Museum
- New York Botanical Garden
- Bergen County Zoological Park
- Valley Stream State Park
Things To Do In Maywood
Maywood Train Station, which was created in the 19th century, is currently on the National Register of Historic Places. It has been restored and now operates a museum which focuses on the history of the station and the New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad. New Jersey Naval Museum houses the USS Ling 297 submarine, while the Fort Lee Historic Park & Museum features reconstructed gun batteries as well as an 18th century soldier hut and campsite. Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Langston Hughes House, Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, and Apollo Theater are some of the places of historic interest located within 10 miles of Maywood. Visitors to Saddle River County Park, Overpeck County Park, and Dahnert's Lake County Park can enjoy recreational activities like fishing, biking, and picnicking. Other destinations nearby are Bergen County Zoological Park, George Washington Bridge, Glen Rock Arboretum, and Central Park Zoo.
Air transportation is available from the Teterboro Airport.
Maywood Higher Education
Nearby colleges include the Bergen Community College, CUNY City College, and Passaic County Community College.