Introduction to Haledon, New Jersey
The town of Haledon, which was incorporated on April 8th, 1908, was initially the Oldham district of the now-defunct Manchester Township. It was named after Haledon in England. During the time of the Red Scare, when the factory workers called for a strike in Paterson, the members of the labor movement held a meeting in the home of Pietro and Maria Botto. The Botto House was declared a national landmark in 1983. The County of Passaic was created on the February 7th, 1837 via inclusion of parts of Bergen and Essex Counties. The name Passaic originated from the Native American word meaning 'valley'.
Haledon and Nearby Attractions
- American Labor Museum
- Pietro and Maria Botto House
- Blauvelt State Park
- Bronx Zoo
- Bartow-Pell Mansion
Things To Do In Haledon
Popular museums near Haledon are the American Labor Museum, the Bergen Museum of Art & Science, and the Paterson Museum. Historical sites such as Abyssinian Baptist Church, Liberty Hall, and the Apollo Theater bear testimony to the areas rich heritage. There are also numerous parks near Haledon including Battery Park, Pelham Bay Park, and Blauvelt State Park. All the parks have large playgrounds, bike paths, hiking, trails, and picnic areas.
Newark Liberty International Airport is a major airport nearby.
Haledon Higher Education
The colleges closest to Haledon include Bergen Community College, Bloomfield College, and Montclair State University.