Introduction to Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, in Passaic county, is 5 miles N of Wayne, New Jersey and 19 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. Pompton Lakes has a population of 10,640.
Pompton Lakes History
Pompton Lakes was originally a part of the Pompton Township. It was officially incorporated as a borough in February, 1895. Pompton Lakes was the first borough to be created in Passaic County. The area was hit by a great flood in 1903, and hundreds of houses where submerged under water and thousands of people lost their jobs.
Pompton Lakes and nearby Attractions
- Battleship Maine Memorial
- Silas Condict Park
- Ramapo Mountain State Forest
- Campgaw Mountain Reservation
- American Labor Museum
- High Mountain Golf Club
Things To Do In Pompton Lakes
The best feature of Pompton Lakes are the three rivers in the town, Wanaque, Ramapo and Pequannock, that flow through it. These rivers are spots of recreational activities throughout the year. The borough’s playgrounds, athletic fields, and municipal parks witness competitive and recreational sports events throughout the year. The downtown area has outlets for shopping and dining.
Pompton Lakes Transportation
The Newark International Airport provides air transportation.
Pompton Lakes Higher Education
The Passaic County Community College, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Montclair State University and William Paterson University are nearby.