Introduction to Norwood, New Jersey
Norwood was originally home to the Lenni-Lenape Native Americans. During the 1670s, many Dutch settlers arrived in the area. Norwood was once part of the township of Harrington, which was formed in 1775. It became independent on March 14, 1905. Some of the notable residents of Norwood were soap opera actress Colleen Broomall, poet and author Frank Messina, and former Major League Baseball player Gene Michael.
Norwood and nearby Attractions
- Belskie Museum of Art and Science
- Old Westbury Gardens
- Blauvelt State Park
- Turtle Back Zoo
- Glen Rock Arboretum
- Blue Mountain
Things To Do In Norwood
Norwood’s forests are home to wildlife like deer, wild turkey, turtles, rabbits and coyotes. Local museums include the Orangetown Museum & Archives, the Pascack Historical Society Museum, the Dyckman House Museum and Park, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Historic sites include the DeWint House, the Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park, and the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House. Palisades Interstate Park, Tallman Mountain State Park, Pascack Brook County Park, and Van Saun Park are the local parks.
Newark International is accessible from Norwood.
Norwood Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include SUNY Westchester Community College, Dominican College of Blauvelt, College of New Rochelle, Saint Thomas Aquinas College and New York University.