Introduction to Waldwick, New Jersey
The area now known as Waldwick was formerly inhabited by the Lenni-Lenape tribe of Native Americans. The Dutch took control in 1624, following the establishment of the Nieuw Amsterdam colony. Immigration was triggered by the annexation of Nieuw Amsterdam by the English in 1664. Another population boom occurred after the Erie Railroad established a stop in the region in the late 19th century. The community was officially incorporated on April 7th, 1919. The word "Waldwick" means "a place in the woods."
Waldwick and Nearby Attractions
- Old Stone House Museum
- Ramapo Valley County Reservation
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton House
- Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
- Bergen County Zoological Park
- Kingsland Point County Park
Things To Do In Waldwick
The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum showcases works of art depicting nature and wildlife, while the New Jersey Children's Museum features a medieval castle and a children's-sized grocery. Old Stone House Museum, Pascack Historical Society Museum, and Schoolhouse Museum display artifacts and memorabilia reflecting the history and culture of the region. Several other places of historic interest are nearby including the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, the DeWint House, the Van Riper-Hopper House, and the Ringwood Manor. Waldwick, located at the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains, offers easy access to the Ramapo Valley County Reservation, and Campgaw Mountain Reservation. These areas include nature trails as well as fishing and camping sites. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, George Washington Bridge, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, and Bergen County Zoological Park are other popular destinations in the area.
Air transportation is available from the Newark Liberty International Airport.
Waldwick Higher Education
Ramapo College of New Jersey, Montclair State University, and Rockland Community College are the nearby colleges.