Mendham NJ Area and Community Information
Mendham, New Jersey is a township in Morris County about 30 miles west of New York City. Mendham is an affluent community with a population of about 5,900.
Mendham Township was one of the original 104 townships created in the state of New Jersey in 1798. In 1906, a disagreement emerged between township residents over the potential installation of sidewalks and street lights. Some felt that the area was still too rural to merit the installation of either, while others wanted these modern amenities. As a result, in 1906, Mendham Borough was formed out of a part of the existing township, and borough residents proceeded with the lights and the sidewalks.
Parks and Recreation
Only a few miles away is Lewis Morris Park
, a facility offering many recreational opportunities. Kayak rentals and even kayak racing is offered at Sunrise Lake. Hikers can traverse miles of trails over rolling terrain in this 1,154-acre facility. Campers, picnickers and fitness buffs will enjoy the park as well. There's a Parcourse Exercise Circuit here, along with an up-to-date playground.
Attractions and Activities
A trip to the Ralston Museum
is a journey back in time to the late 1700s. The building was constructed as a general store by John Ralston in 1785. It remained a store for more than a century, until 1893. It was then converted for use as a post office until onset of World War II. In 1964, the decision was made to turn the building into a museum. Now, visitors can review maps, photos, antiques and manuscripts from the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
A short trip east to the county seat of Morristown is all that's required to visit the beautiful, 127-acre Frelinghuysen Arboretum
. A Colonial Revival-style mansion is found at the center of the arboretum grounds. Colorful spring blossoms and blazing fall foliage will both inspire and soothe the visitor.
The encampment weekend at Morristown National Historical Park
gives visitors an intimate look at the challenges that soldiers in the Continental Army faced during the spring of 1780 in Jockey Hollow. On July 4th, the park hosts a public reading of the Declaration of Independence. The sights and sounds that accompany this special event will arouse your patriotic spirit.
The 1920s Country Fair & Harvest Festival in Morris Township offers an opportunity to experience another special era in American history. Experience the sensory delights of an early 1920s farm at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm.
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