Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Day Trip to Paterson's Great Falls National Historical Park

A large waterfall exists in Paterson NJ 
and was used to spur the Industrial Revolution here
by powering the mills in town.

The falls are touted as the largest, 
as measured by volume,
 east of the Mississippi River - 
second only to Niagara Falls. 

They are also the centerpiece 
for a National Historic Park. 
Alexander Hamilton 
is credited with the vision 
of creating an industrial city 
in Paterson to help 
support our young nation. 

Hamilton founded the City of Paterson in 1792 
and manufacturing businesses
based on hydro-power evolved. 

Today,  the falls are a means of renewable energy 
produced at a hydro-electric plant on the property.  

The falls are within 20 miles of 
New York City, 
if that's your kind of thing. 
I am so done with New York. 

 I preferred visiting 

former home to 
a silk manufacturer. 

The Paterson Museum 
has collections documenting 
the city's industrial history. 

Hinchcliffe Stadium 
built 1932 
is undergoing restoration. 

Regrettably I did not visit these places 
so I added them to my bucket list. 

Dey Mansion 
built in the 1770s. 

Saddle River County Park 
has a walking and cycling trail 7 miles long, 
which takes you over five different bridges.

Garrett Mountain Reservation 
is said the be an easy place spot 
many species of birds.

Paterson City Hall and 
the County Courthouse 
are of architectural interest. 

Note:  I did not feel completely safe in Paterson City, 
so stick to the tourist locations and be aware.

 My galleries for Paterson NJ are here: 

1 comment:

Tamar SB said...

Putting this on my list of places to visit!