Beautiful Jefferson Township is nestled deep in the northwest corner of Morris County, New Jersey. This countryside town is just minutes off of Route 80 and located less than an hour from New York City. Jefferson Township was formed as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 11, 1804. Due to its terrain, the township has two large developed sections, Milton/Oak Ridge and Lake Hopatcong. Each half has its own first aid squad, fire department substation, and set of elementary schools.
Jefferson Township encompasses approximately 42 square miles, 70% of its land is forest and undeveloped in the Highlands Region and contains many privates lake communities throughout its borders. The Township contains Mahlon Dickerson Reservation, the largest park in Morris County Park System, encompasses 3,200 acres of near wilderness and recreational areas, with over 20 miles of multi-use trails, located along Weldon Road in the township. One of the Reservation's outstanding features is Headley Overlook, one of the highest points in the Morris County Park System along with the County-owned Berkshire Valley Golf course. Along the Pine Swamp trail, the highest point in Morris County, at 1395 feet, can also be found.
About the Neighborhood
- North Arlington
- East Hanover
- Essex Fells
- Essex Park
- Franklin Lakes
- Glen Ridge
- Glen Rock
- Little Falls
- The Radcliffe Section of Nutley
- The Spring Garden Section of Nutley
- The Yantacaw Section of Nutley
- Union Townhsip
- West Milford
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