Introduction to Bloomingdale, New Jersey
The area now known as Bloomingdale was originally settled in by Europeans in 1712. The Bloomingdale Forge was constructed soon after. In 1868, a rubber mill and several other factories were built in the neighboring community of Butler. The New Jersey Midland Railroad was laid in the area, and this led to significant development in the community. The mid 19th century also witnessed the growth of a business district along the Pequannock River and the Paterson-Hamburg Turnpike. Bloomingdale was officially incorporated on February 23, 1918.
Bloomingdale and nearby Attractions
- American Folk Art Museum
- Carnegie Hall
- American Labor Museum
- Norvin Green State Forest
- Van Riper-Hopper House
- George Washington Bridge
Things To Do In Bloomingdale
Local museums and historical sites include the American Labor Museum, the Van Riper-Hopper House, Ringwood Manor, Hamilton House Museum, the Paterson Museum, the Old Stone House Museum and the Lambert Castle Museum. The 1,351-acre Campgaw Mountain Reservation, and the 2,145-acre Ramapo Valley County Reservation are also close by. Visitors can enjoy camping, fishing and hiking at these reservations. The George Washington Bridge, the Turtle Back Zoo, the New Jersey Botanical Garden, the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, and the Bergen County Zoological Park are some of the other popular destinations in the area.
Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.
Bloomingdale Higher Education
Nearby colleges include William Paterson University of New Jersey, Ramapo College of New Jersey, and Passaic County Community College.