Introduction to River Vale, New Jersey
River Vale History
In the 1800s, the area was known as "Over Kill Neighborhood" and it was a part of the Harrington Township. On April 30, 1906, River Vale was incorporated as a township in Bergen County. It was created from parts of Hillsdale and Washington Township. However, on July 15, 1929, Park Ridge acquired a part of this community. A portion of Montvale was annexed to River Vale on May 20, 1959. In 1967, it was discovered that River Vale was the site of the Baylor Massacre which took place in 1778, during the Revolutionary War. The town contained a mass grave site which later became a county park.
River Vale and Nearby Attractions
- Baylor Massacre Burial Site
- Campgaw Mountain Reservation
- Museum of American Financial History
- Rockland Lake State Park
- Museum of Television & Radio
- Tallman Mountain State Park
Things To Do In River Vale
River Vale is home to the Baylor Massacre Burial Site, a place of historic interest. The town also offers easy access to several museums and historic sites such as the Bergenfield Museum, New Jersey Children's Museum, Schoolhouse Museum, Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic, and DeWint House. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Emerson Golf Club, Hackensack Golf Club, and Valley Brook Golf Club. A variety of recreational opportunities are available at the Campgaw Mountain Reservation, Ramapo Valley County Reservation, Tallman Mountain State Park, Palisades Interstate Park, and Dahnert's Lake County Park. In addition, within 10 miles of River Vale are popular destinations like the George Washington Bridge, Bronx Zoo, New York Botanical Garden, Bergen County Zoological Park, and Glen Rock Arboretum.
River Vale Transportation
Teterboro Airport is the closest major airport.
River Vale Higher Education
Bergen Community College, Rockland Community College, and Yeshiva University are some of the colleges near River Vale.