Introduction to Totowa, New Jersey
The area now known as Totowa was originally purchased as a tract of land by George Willocks, who named it "Willocks Patent." He sold it to Anthony Brockholls and the Van Houtens. It was renamed "Totowa's Patent." Some say that the name "Totowa" is derived from an Indian term which is alternately translated as "where you begin," "between a river and a mountain," and "to dive and disappear." The brothers Joseph and Robert Boyle were instrumental in creating the borough of Totowa which was officially incorporated on March 15th, 1898. It was formed from parts of Wayne Township and Manchester Township.
Totowa and Nearby Attractions
- American Labor Museum
- Grover Cleveland Birthplace
- Bergen County Zoological Park
- Glen Rock Arboretum
- Lambert Castle Museum
Things To Do In Totowa
Lambert Castle Museum features historical artifacts displayed in a 19th century castle. The American Labor Museum is housed in the former home of a silk mill worker, Pietro Botto. Grover Cleveland Birthplace, Van Riper-Hopper House, Israel Crane House, Hamilton House Museum, and Paterson Museum are also located nearby. Passaic County Golf Course, and Blue Course provide opportunities for playing golf. Visitors can also enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, camping, hiking, and picnicking at the Saddle River County Park, Edgemont Memorial Park, Brookdale Park, and Dahnert's Lake County Park. Among other popular destinations within 10 miles of Totowa are Glen Rock Arboretum, Bergen County Zoological Park, Eagle Rock Reservation, and Turtle Back Zoo.
Newark Liberty International Airport is the closest major airport.
Totowa Higher Education
Colleges close to Totowa are Passaic County Community College, Montclair State University, and Seton Hall University.