Introduction to West Milford, New Jersey
West Milford, New Jersey, in Passaic county, is 15 miles N of Wayne, New Jersey and 29 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is included in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 26,410 people lived in West Milford.
West Milford History
Originally West Milford was known as New Milford. It was settled by the Dutch. These settlers built another town by the name of New Milford in eastern Bergen County. This eventually led to the renaming of the original New Milford into West Milford, when both towns applied for a post office at the same time in 1828. The area was incorporated as a municipality in March of 1834.
West Milford and nearby Attractions
- Hidden Valley Resort
- Campgaw Mountain Ski Area
- Demarest Hill Winery
- Franklin Mineral Museum
- Cardinal Art Gallery
- Camp Hope
Things To Do In West Milford
West Milford is situated in a beautiful, mountainous region that has over forty lakes. People have opportunity to indulge in many different activities like boating, fishing, biking and hiking. The area has a small town feel and considering its beautiful surroundings, its an ideal place to relax.
West Milford Transportation
Stewart International Airport is a short drive away.
West Milford Higher Education
Higher education facilities are offered nearby at Ramapo College.