Passaic County’s abundant natural beauty is also rich in history. Cultural and historic sites continue to tell the story of their valuable contribution to not only New Jersey, but American history.
Passaic County’s vast natural beauty offers visitors a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities. This includes the Olmsted Brothers-designed Passaic County Park System. Breathtaking views of lakes, reservoirs, forests, sprawling mountains, and the New York City skyline characterize the scenic landscape of Passaic County.
The County’s recreational amenities include many parks, an extensive hiking trail network (counting a part of the Appalachian Trail), as well as the Passaic and other rivers. Additional scenic assets include old growth forests, historic rock walls, and preserved farmland.
Passaic County’s corridors range from the classic all-American “Main Streets” to the vibrant, bustling downtowns of Paterson and Passaic. The County’s rich and vibrant cultural heritage defines these areas, making them important tourist attractions in and of themselves. It is in these areas that visitors will best be able to connect with the local cultures and traditions, enjoy a myriad of ethnic cuisines, and experience the arts and live entertainment.