Originally inhabited by the Lenape Indians, it wasn’t until 1720 that the first European settlers arrived to Wykoff. Today, this township is a charming community of 16,000 residents, featuring tree-lined streets, handsome brick homes and picturesque green spaces.
Explore some of the scenic green space at the James A. McFaul Environmental Center, an educational facility located in an 81-acre wildlife sanctuary, where visitors can view nature exhibits, learn about natural habitats and partake in seasonal activities like apple cidering and maple sugaring. For a pleasant nature stroll, walk along the wooded walking trails to find a small pond dotted with floppy lily pads, a fragrant herb garden and colorful flower gardens filled with delicate, blooming roses. Snap a picture in the charming gazebo tucked amongst the forest.
To visit a 28-acre working farm, take a trip to Abma’s Farm, where visitors can shop fresh poultry, eggs and locally grown produce sold in a 200-year-old barn. Kids will love seeing the animals in the on-site petting zoo.
For a glimpse in to the city’s history, visit the landmark Zabriskie House, the oldest building in Wyckoff, which was built around 1730. Tours are available during the holidays and for special events.