Introduction to Ringwood, New Jersey
Ringwood, New Jersey, in Passaic county, is 13 miles N of Wayne, New Jersey and 26 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. Ringwood has a population of 12,396.
Ringwood was originally inhabited by the Ramapough and Lenape Native Americans. Iron was discovered in Ringwood during the early 18th Century. In 1742, a blast furnace was built in Ringwood by the Ogden family. Until the Great Depression, Ringwood was famous for its iron mining. On February 23, 1918, Ringwood was incorporated as a borough.
Ringwood and nearby Attractions
- Ringwood State Park
- New Jersey Botanical Garden
- Ringwood Manor House Museum
- Old Stone House Museum
- Norvin Green State Forest
- Ramapo Valley County Reservation
Things To Do In Ringwood
Ringwood offers a number of outdoor and indoor activities for its visitors and residents. The parks and the nearby mountain reservations offer the beauty of several scenic landscapes. There are many museums and historical sites in the area.
The nearest airport is Teterboro Airport.
Ringwood Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are provided by Ramapo College of New Jersey, Rockland Community College, William Paterson University of New Jersey, Bergen Community College and other colleges.