Introduction to Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
Upper Saddle River History
The first European settlers in this area were Dutch, arriving in the 1700s and establishing a number of mills along the Saddle River. Upper Saddle River was incorporated as a borough on November 22, 1894. It was formed from portions of Orvil Township and Hohokus Township. Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, the community was primarily rural. However, Upper Saddle River experienced significant growth during the mid 1900s due to the suburban growth of New Jersey.
Upper Saddle River and nearby Attractions
- American Irish Historical Society
- Bear Mountain State Park
- Apollo Theater
- Bergen County Zoological Park
- Edison National Historic Site
- American Labor Museum
Things To Do In Upper Saddle River
Various museums and historical sites are easily accessible from Upper Saddle River. These include the American Labor Museum, the Old Stone House Museum, the Bergenfield Museum, the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House and the Van Riper-Hopper House. The Campgaw Mountain Reservation, Palisades Interstate Park and Ramapo Valley County Reservation offer facilities for fishing, boating, camping and various other activities. Darlington County Park features beaches, two lakes, volleyball, tennis and handball courts, and fishing, picnicking and swimming opportunities. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Ramsey Golf & Country Club.
Upper Saddle River Transportation
Laguardia Airport is the closest major airport.
Upper Saddle River Higher Education
Local colleges and universities include Rockland Community College, Ramapo College of New Jersey and Bergen Community College.