Introduction to Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
Woodcliff Lake History
In the 1600s, the Dutch East Indian Company settled near Manhattan. The Dutchmen traded glass beads and other trinkets for Indian beaver pelt. Once the beaver pelt trade diminished, they found new opportunities in New Amsterdam. The Borough of Woodcliff was incorporated on August 31, 1894. Its name was later changed to Woodcliff Lake on March 1, 1910.
Woodcliff Lake and nearby Attractions
- American Folk Art Museum
- Wood Dale Park
- Bear Mountain State Park
- Central Park Zoo
- George Washington Bridge
- Edison National Historic Site
Things To Do In Woodcliff Lake
Local museums include the Old Stone House Museum, the Orangetown Museum and Archives and the Pascack Historical Society Museum. Historic sites in the area include the DeWint House, Hermitage and the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House. Blauvelt State Park, Ramapo Valley County Reservation and Campgaw Mountain Reservation provide opportunities for fishing, camping, hiking, mountain biking and picnicking. The Bergen County Zoological Park and the Glen Rock Arboretum are also accessible from Woodcliff Lake.
Woodcliff Lake Transportation
Newark International is the nearest major airport.
Woodcliff Lake Higher Education
Bergen Community College, Ramapo College of New Jersey and Dominican College of Blauvelt are some of the local colleges and universities located near Woodside Lake.