Welcome to Boonton
An artsy suburb surrounded by gorgeous natures and a fun downtown area
Boonton is a town in Morris County, New Jersey, that is close to Interstates 287, 24, 46, and 80. Boonton is just a one-hour drive from New York. The nearest towns to Boonton include Mountain Lakes, Montville, Boonton Township, and Rockaway Township. Boonton was established in 1829 and has a rich history. It used to be a village known for its Iron Industry, then grew with the construction of the Morris Canal. It was also a stop on the Underground Railroad and home to many abolitionists.
Today, Boonton is a bustling suburb. The town's main street has numerous shops, antique stores, restaurants, and a farmer's market. There is no shortage of entertainment or amenities. Boonton offers the excitement of a bigger town, with the tranquility of lush green spaces. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy Boonton's fantastic parks for walking, hiking, and scenic views.
What to Love
- Several shops and restaurants
- Gorgeous parks, including Boonton Falls
- Many community events
- A charming and walkable downtown area
- Artsy community
Boonton is a suburb with an active calendar. Residents are on the go— shopping, eating downtown, or strolling through local parks. Community events and programs occur regularly, and there is something for everyone. Boonton is a perfect blend of industry and nature.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
has been a staple in the community since 1936. They take pride in their authentic Italian cuisine and generous portions. The Reservoir Tavern is a great place to enjoy savory dishes with family and friends. It is sacrilegious to leave their restaurant without trying one of their freshly-made pizzas.
Another popular spot on Boonton’s main street is Sushi House
where they serve traditional Japanese dishes. They source only the freshest and best quality fish from all over the world.
For dessert, Scoops Ice Cream
is the best in Boonton. The parlor contains various flavors with generous scoop portions that run large. They offer milkshakes, build your sundae, and vegan options too. This quirky and retro-style ice cream parlor is both an eye-catcher and crowd-pleaser.
Things to Do
The Boonton Farmer’s Market
provides residents with locally grown produce. The town calls it the community’s favorite event. You can get fresh farm eggs, New Jersey-raised meats, and local artisan products. Picnic tables are available to sit and enjoy food and live music. The farmer's market is great fun for adults and children as it offers crafts and lawn games.
Boonton is very supportive of its artistic community and hosts Dog Days of Summer
. The event promotes unique art by artists on life-sized dog sculptures. The purpose is to bring the community together through the arts and help animals in need.
The parks in Boonton are a sight to behold. Outdoor recreation is accessible to all residents, with a range of amenities. Grace Lord Park
is next to Boonton’s Main Street and along the Rockaway River. Hiking, birding, fishing, and the playground are past times at the park. Landmarks found in the park include their signature gazebo and fountain. Boonton Falls is another breathtaking attraction inside Grace Lord Park.
is a general-purpose park with increased recreational opportunities. Horseback riding, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and sledding are possible. At Tourne Park, the Rockaway River is accessible for canoeing and kayaking. If you walk to the top of the Tourne, there is a panoramic view of the New York City skyline.
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