Introduction to New Milford, New Jersey
New Milford, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 6 miles W of Yonkers, New York and 13 miles N of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. New Milford contains a population of approximately 16,400.
New Milford History
New Milford was initially a part of the Palisades Township, and was officially incorporated on March 11, 1922. The Palisades Township dissolved at the time of the creation of New Milford. When this town was formed, the population was only 860. Over the years, it has expanded to over 16,000. The town is named after another place in Pennsylvania called Milford.
New Milford and nearby Attractions
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Bergen County Zoological Park
- Edison National Historic Site
- French Burial Ground
- French Brook
- Saint Matthew Church
Things To Do In New Milford
Visitors to New Milford can take a trip to the various historic sites in and around the town, like the Edison National Historic Site, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, the American Labor Museum, and the New Jersey Historical Society Museum. The Bergen County Zoological Park is particularly entertaining for children. There is also the picturesque French Brook where one can spend a day out in nature in the company of family and friends.
New Milford Transportation
Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.
New Milford Higher Education
Higher educational opportunities are available at Fairleigh Dickinson University, the Bergen Community College, Yeshiva University, the Manhattan College and the Cuny City College.