West Milford is considered a recreational wonderland and is referred to as The Heart of The Highlands. The Township of West Milford is a semi-rural community on the outer fringe of the largest metropolitan area in the United States. It is located in the upper portion of Passaic County about 38 miles from New York City. West Milford has quick access to all the advantages of the city with the comfort and charm of small town living. West Milford offers the best of both worlds.

Terrain & Climate

Altitude: Due to the mountainous terrain of West Milford, the altitude varies from 504 ft. above sea level along Route 23 to 1,409 ft. above sea level at Bearfort Mountain.

Climate: West Milford’s annual average mean temperature is 40 degrees. The winter average (January) is 29 degrees, the summer average (July) is 75 degrees.

Land: West Milford is one of the largest municipalities in the state of New Jersey with approximately 80 square miles of land area. The Township is a beautiful wooded area of mountains and has over 40 lakes.

Tourism:

Autumn Lights Festival (ALF)

Union Valley Rd West Milford, NJ 07480

West Milford Autumn Lights Festival also known as ALF is a Family friendly FREE street festival.

Greenwood Lake Air Show

126 Airport Road West Milford , NJ 07480

Greenwood lake air show features performances in the sky, along with historical exhibits on the ground.

Greenwood Lake Boat Races

2024 Greenwood Lake Tpke West Milford, NJ

Enjoy great food and some drinks in the Beer Garden as well as miscellaneous vendors set up throughout the park.

Waywayanda State Park

885 Warwick Turnpike Hewitt, NJ 07421

The quiet charm of Wawayanda appeals to hikers, campers, swimmers and boaters.

West Milford Pump Track

30 Lycosky Dr, West Milford, NJ 07480

West Milford Pump Track is on a municipal athletic field complex. All riders of all ages are welcome to ride here!

Recreational Facilities:

Bubbling Springs

1486 Macopin Rd West Milford, NJ 07480

Lake swimming (Seasonal), Softball fields (2), Gazebo, Lower Pavilion, Playground & Picnic Area

Brown's Point Park

1996 Greenwood Lake Tpke. Hewitt, NJ 07421

Fishing, Disc Golf, Playground & Picnic Area

Creative Playground

1614 Union Valley Rd West Milford, NJ 07480

Playground Area

Echo Lake Field

Germantown Rd West Milford, NJ 07480

Baseball / Soccer Field

Farrell Field

30 Lycosky Dr, West Milford, NJ 07480

Soccer Fields (2), Lacross/Football Field, Rugby Field & Pump Track

MT. Laurel Park

Hewitt, NJ

Softball Field, Playground & Skate Park

Nosenzo Pond Park

54 Nosenzo Pond Rd West Milford, NJ 07480

Soccer/Lacrosse Field, Pavilion, Tennis Courts & Basketball Courts

Highlands Preserve (Old San Cap)

Arlington Ave Hewitt, NJ 07480

Softball Fields (3), Baseball Field & Hiking Trails

Westbrook Park

1077 Westbrook Rd West Milford, NJ 07480

Teen Center, Hiking Trails, Fishing & Basketball Courts