Introduction to Wyckoff, New Jersey
Wyckoff, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 5 miles N of Paterson, New Jersey and 18 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is included in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 16,508 people lived in Wyckoff.
The Lenni Lenape Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the area. Wyckoff was initially a part of the Saddle River Township. Most of the early settlers were Dutch, and a major part of the land was used for farming purposes. Rail service began in 1870, and gradually the infrastructure started developing. Wyckoff was officially incorporated on November 2, 1926. The town possibly derives its name from either the Lenape word "wickoff," which means "high ground," or from "wickok", meaning "water." According to other sources, however, the town was named after Brooklyn judge Pieter Claesen Wyckoff.
Wyckoff and nearby Attractions
- George Washington Bridge
- Bergen County Zoological Park
- Hartung Lake
- Sicomac Church
- Glen Rock Arboretum
- High Mountain Golf Course
Things To Do In Wyckoff
Wyckoff is ideally located near many of the attractions in the city of New York. From here one can visit the George Washington Bridge, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. A trip to the Bergen County Zoological Park can be perfect for visitors with small children. The town of Wyckoff also has a number of beautiful waterbodies like the Ziegler Pond, the Hartung Lake, the Rambaut Lake, Spring Lake and Maple Lake. One can also spend a day at the Glen Rock Arboretum or the High Mountain Golf Course nearby.
Newark Liberty International Airport is nearby.
Wyckoff Higher Education
Higher educational opportunities are available at a number of colleges and universities nearby, including the Ramapo College of New Jersey, the Passaic County Community College, the William Paterson University of New Jersey, and the Bergen Community College.