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Top 15 Attractions in Passaic County

Posted by: Sarah Graves - April 19, 2016

From sports to art, nature and museums, Passaic County has lots of fun and exciting things to do for families.   There are tons of things to see and do including the Yoggi Berra Museum, New Jersey Botanical Garden, and The Great Falls.   Check out our list before to start planning your next adventure. 

  1. Yoggi Berra Museum & Learning Center - The YBMLC is an engaging walk through the life and career of one of the most beloved sports figures of all time – as well as the most quoted American. From growing up in the Great Depression to his service during World War II to his legendary career as catcher of the Yankees’ dynasty from the late 1940s to early ’60s, Yogi Berra’s values and character have made him the great American success story. 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls; 973-655-2378.

  2. New Jersey Botanical Garden – The NJBG includes 96 acres of specialty gardens surrounded by 1000 acres of woodlands. You're invited to wander and explore the miles of marked trails.  Free Guided Garden Tours - Sundays, 2 p.m., May through October. Meet at the Carriage House Visitor Center and wear comfortable shoes.  2 Morris Road, Ringwood; 973-962-9534

  3. The Great Falls - Spend the afternoon gazing out over the rapid rivers to see 77-foot tall falls like nowhere else in NJ.  This natural landmark is the second largest waterfall by volume east of the Mississippi.  Great Falls Visitor Center, 65 McBride Ave Extension, Paterson; 973-279-9587

  4. The Lambert Castle - Amazing Victorian-era castle in Northern NJ overlooking all of Passaic County.  Explore the grounds and visit the museum's rich variety of historical artifacts, maps, and pictures about the area and the castle.The museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 12pm to 4pm.  There is nominal entrance fee. 3 Valley Rd. Paterson

  5. Garrett Mountain Reservation - Garret Mountain Reservation, a 568-acre recreational area, situated more than 500 feet above sea level provides sweeping views of northern New Jersey and the New York City skyline. The park offers picnicking, walking and jogging trails, and many areas to relax and enjoy the views. The park is open every day from dawn to dusk. 3 Valley Road, Paterson; 973-881-4832

  6. Elite Equine GroupThey are a full-service equestrian facility nestled on 26 acres within Garret Mountain Reservation offering guided trail rides on horseback on over 550 acres of beautiful trails. They also offer riding lessons (with an indoor arena, riding is available all year round), boarding, leases, summer camps, birthday parties and much more.  1 Park Road, Woodland Park; 973-279-2974

  7. The Paterson Museum - The Paterson Museum has a varied collection of interpretive exhibits, including local archaeology, history, and mineralogy. Paterson has been the birthplace or springboard of many innovators and inventors such as John Holland -"Father of the modern submarine," Sam Colt - who perfected the repeating cylinder revolver, and John Ryle - "Father of the silk industry."  2 Market St, Paterson; 973-321-1260

  8. Clifton Arts Center and Sculpture Park - The Clifton Arts Center Gallery and Studio are housed in two renovated barns.  The brick barns were built in the early twentieth century and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They have been joined together by a modern, airy atrium to create a unique venue for the exhibition of the visual arts.  The Current Art Exhibit is called Altar Ego: Celebrating the Many Sides of the Creative Self by the 2016 Clifton High School celebrates the multifaceted sides of the creative self.  The Clifton Municipal Complex hosts a sculpture garden containing the works of more than 30 contemporary sculptures.   900 Clifton Avenue (Well Road) Clifton; 973-472-5499

  9. Shea Center for Performing Arts - The Shea Center for Performing Arts located within William Patterson University is an intimate 922-seat theater. A wide variety of University events and visiting artists have appeared at the Center from legendary rock icon David Crosby, to the jazz great, Wynton Marsalis, from Margaret Thatcher to Stephen Sondheim. Each season the University Performing Arts produced WP Presents! hosts dozens of professional artists including musicians, theatre troupes and family artists representing a wide variety of genres. 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne; 973-720-2000

  10. Clifton Skatezone - The Clifton Skatezone is a safe and enjoyable facility that is available for all skaters regardless of skill, experience, or form of skate. Indoor skating, BMX bike riding, and hockey available along with equipment and supply rentals.  85 Third St. Clifton; 973-470-2254 

  11. Rack n’ Roll - Hundreds of arcade games, great food, pool tables, prizes and so much more.  212 Washington Place, Passaic; 551-697-5549

  12. Willowbrook Mall - This mall is one of the largest malls in NJ, great shopping right outside of NYC.  1400 Willowbrook Mall, Wayne; 973-785-1655

  13. Garden Place Lanes - Garden Palace Lanes is a sixteen-lane bowling alley for all ages. There is a full bar for adults as well as snacks and pizza for the family. Open seven days a week with open bowling times every day.  42 Lakeview Avenue, Clifton; 973-478-5750

  14. Ploch’s Farm - One of the largest produce stands in Passaic County, open spring through fall.  They are the last remaining working farm in Clifton.   With over 15 acres of fields, they have all different local produce from arugula to zucchini, including tomatoes, peaches, and corn.   They also have a country gift shop and have homemade Gelotti’s ice cream and Italian ices.  148 Grove Street, Clifton; 973.778.6463

  15. The New Jersey Jackals Professional Baseball Team – They play in Yogi Berra Stadium.   Games begin in May and run through September.  They have a variety of special events throughout the season including several games that include fireworks.  Yogi Berra Stadium 8 Yogi Berra Dr, Little Falls;  
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Posted by: Sarah Graves| April 19, 2016
Categories:  Fun Things To Do|Travel
Subcategories:  Fall Fun Things To Do | Winter Fun Things To Do | Spring Fun Things To Do | Summer Fun Things To Do | Day Trips
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