Introduction to Midland Park, New Jersey
Midland Park History
Dutch settlers were the early inhabitants of the region, but prior to their arrival, Native Americans lived in the area. Midland Park was originally incorporated as a borough on September 6th, 1894, at which time the Boroughitis phenomenon was sweeping through Bergen County. It was created from parts of the Ridgewood Township and the Franklin Township. In April of 1920, another part of the Franklin Township was added and on June 9, 1930, parts of Wyckoff Township were annexed to Midland Park as well.
Midland Park and Nearby Attractions
- Hudson River Museum of Westchester
- Castle Clinton National Monument
- Darlington County Park
- Brooklyn Bridge
- Bergen County Zoological Park
- Queens Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Midland Park
Within 10 miles of Midland Park there are numerous historical sites and museums including the American Labor Museum, the Bergenfield Museum, Fort Lee Historical Park & Museum, the Old Stone House Museum, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, the Van Riper-Hopper House, the Pascack Historical Society Museum, and the New Jersey Naval Museum. Exhibits at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum feature artistic portrayals of nature and wildlife. The 1,351-acre Campgaw Mountain Reservation and the 2,145-acre Ramapo Valley County Reservation have nature trails and facilities for tent camping and fishing. Other popular destinations are the Bergen County Zoological Park, the George Washington Bridge, the New Jersey Botanical Garden, and the Glen Rock Arboretum.
Midland Park Transportation
Air transportation is available from the Newark Liberty International Airport.
Midland Park Higher Education
Nearby colleges include Ramapo College of New Jersey, Passaic County Community College, Bergen Community College, and William Paterson University.