• Park open year-round from dawn to dusk
  • Community events offered throughout the year, including music festivals, art shows, yoga classes, barn sales, and more. Check the website or Facebook page for more information.
  • Self-guided tours
  • On-site parking
  • Restroom
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Dogs welcome but must be leashed
  • Free

Wallisch Homestead

65 Lincoln Avenue, West Milford, NJ 07480


The Wallisch Homestead is a 99-acre historic farm in West Milford, Passaic County, and is one of the last remaining farms that accurately reflects Northern New Jersey's agricultural heritage and West Milford’s past. The property was bequeathed to the Township by brothers John and Lou Wallisch, attorneys who were lifelong members of the community. It features a large Dutch Colonial Revival house, a stone barn, and a creamery from 1912, plus two barns that date back to the early 1800s.

The homestead also has an environmental trail, first established by Ramapo College as part of a wetlands remediation project. The property borders Belcher’s Creek, which flows into Greenwood Lake, and boasts a scenic vista of Bearfort Mountain. As a designated Highlands Preservation Area, the site offers a unique opportunity for visitors to learn about ecology and environmental science. It features farmland acreage, community gardens, and wetlands with opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, and astronomy.


  • Visit the site’s historic buildings and read the storyboards about their history
  • Attend a stargazing or community event offered throughout the year
  • Enjoy scenic nature, wetlands, and meadows throughout the 99-acre site
  • Enjoy local restaurants and shopping nearby

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