Paterson’s Great Falls Becomes the 397th National Park Today

by Alice Magdziak • November 7, 2011 • Newsy Jersey, Third StateComments (0)1861


We’ve been to the Great Falls many times and we’ve shared pictures and videos of some of those visits with you before. Because we love it so much, we were excited to hear that Great Falls is getting the national attention it deserves today.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, the head of the National Park Service, was on site today with NJ’s congressional delegates to make it official. This makes the entire 35-acre area available for federal funding and Paterson is hoping that it will drive tourism and industry dollars into the city. The Great Falls were responsible for getting heavy industry started here in New Jersey and we’re thrilled that it’s getting the attention it deserves!

Read more here from Paterson’s Great Falls now the newest national park –


And, here’s some past coverage of Paterson’s Great Falls from us:

Great Falls After Hurricane Irene

Video of Flooding Aftermath at the Falls in March 2011

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