Waterloo Village Historic Site

Waterloo Village Historic Site This the official page for Waterloo Village Historic Site being administered by the NJ State Park Service.

Friends of Waterloo Village, The Canal Society, and Waterloo Village United Methodist Church are all welcome to post on this page. Educational tours encompass several open sites within Waterloo village proper and include the recreated Lenape Indian village. These are interpreted tours and for class trips conform to core curriculum standards. Please call 973-347-1835 for more details.

05/08/2020
New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites

Some parks will close early because of reduced capacity. Check our page New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites for updates on closings and re-openings before you go out to a park.

BEFORE YOU VISIT, remember four things:

1. Stay close to home, Check www.spstrailtracker.nj.gov to find a park near you.
2. "Go" before you go — bathrooms are closed.
3. Plan to stay less than two hours as parking has been limited to 50% capacity and a two-hour visit will free up space for others.
4. Bring a mask and hand sanitizer with you. And do not bring chairs and coolers as picnics are not permitted.

WHILE AT THE PARK, keep in mind three things:
1. Park in designated areas ONLY. State Park Police will ticket those illegally parked on shoulders and roads. Do not move barricades to create a parking spot — barricades are there to limit the parking to 50% capacity.
2. Do not use parks to meet up with others. Visit with your immediate family only.
3. When you encounter other visitors, mask up. This helps protect yourself, and others.

Thank you for doing your part to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

UPDATES ON COVID-19 in NJ
Learn more about COVID-19 in New Jersey: http://covid19.nj.gov

NJ residents can call 211 with questions or concerns about COVID-19 and to learn resources available to them.

Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to subscribe to text message updates on NJ COVID-19.

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Some parks will close early because of reduced capacity. Check our page New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites for updates on closings and re-openings before you go out to a park.

BEFORE YOU VISIT, remember four things:

1. Stay close to home, Check www.spstrailtracker.nj.gov to find a park near you.
2. "Go" before you go — bathrooms are closed.
3. Plan to stay less than two hours as parking has been limited to 50% capacity and a two-hour visit will free up space for others.
4. Bring a mask and hand sanitizer with you. And do not bring chairs and coolers as picnics are not permitted.

WHILE AT THE PARK, keep in mind three things:
1. Park in designated areas ONLY. State Park Police will ticket those illegally parked on shoulders and roads. Do not move barricades to create a parking spot — barricades are there to limit the parking to 50% capacity.
2. Do not use parks to meet up with others. Visit with your immediate family only.
3. When you encounter other visitors, mask up. This helps protect yourself, and others.

Thank you for doing your part to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

UPDATES ON COVID-19 in NJ
Learn more about COVID-19 in New Jersey: http://covid19.nj.gov

NJ residents can call 211 with questions or concerns about COVID-19 and to learn resources available to them.

Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to subscribe to text message updates on NJ COVID-19.

#NJStateParks

⚡️Flashback Friday⚡️to 1975 and our cover girl 👑 Princess Grace of Monaco.  Featured in the newsletter The Towpath Post,...
05/08/2020

⚡️Flashback Friday⚡️to 1975 and our cover girl 👑 Princess Grace of Monaco. Featured in the newsletter The Towpath Post, President Clayton F. Smith’s photograph shows her reading the inscription on the plaque, presented to Governor Brendan T. Byrne at Waterloo on January 18, honoring the Irish laborers who were instrumental in building the Morris Canal. A version of the plaque now sits along the canal near the general store. Also featured is the program and a beautifully drawn rendition of the village. Princess Grace, formally Grace Kelly an American movie star ⭐️ of the 1950’s was proud of her Irish ☘️ heritage.

#iheartnjparks #history #flashbackfriday

05/08/2020
New Jersey Forest Service

Happy #ForestryFriday!

Today we are joining Rosa Yoo, a Regional Forester for the New Jersey Forest Service as she conducts a biocontrol release to combat the invasive Emerald ash borer.

Learn more about Emerald ash borer:
- NJ Forest Service fact sheet:https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/forest/eab_factsheet.pdf
- http://emeraldashborer.nj.gov

#iheartNJforests

Happy #ForestryFriday!

Today we are joining Rosa Yoo, a Regional Forester for the New Jersey Forest Service as she conducts a biocontrol release to combat the invasive Emerald ash borer.

Learn more about Emerald ash borer:
- NJ Forest Service fact sheet:https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/forest/eab_factsheet.pdf
- http://emeraldashborer.nj.gov

#iheartNJforests

🌿 Therapeutic Thursday 🌿 Today during our nature walk we saw a beautiful swan 🦢 on Waterloo Lake 🐟#iheartnjparks #selfca...
05/07/2020

🌿 Therapeutic Thursday 🌿 Today during our nature walk we saw a beautiful swan 🦢 on Waterloo Lake 🐟

#iheartnjparks #selfcare #nature
Photo credit: Kim Zavist

05/06/2020

🎥 Here’s another episode of the Wonders of Waterloo with Andrea Proctor, Resource Interpretive Specialist at Waterloo Village Historic Site 🌿

🎬 We hope you enjoy it 🍃 What videos would you like to see next time 🌱 Please share in the comments.

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites #NJStateParks #iheartnjparks
Video credit: Kim Zavist

05/06/2020
New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites

#NotesFromOurNaturalists - Wigwam Construction

#NJParksFromHome #iheartNJparks

#NotesFromOurNaturalists - Wigwam Construction

Join Washington Crossing State Park naturalist Wayne Henderek who is in the process of building a new wigwam for future interpretive programs.

A wigwam is a semi-permanent domed dwelling which was used by the Native American's who once lived in the area that is now present day Washington Crossing State Park.

#NJStateParks #NJParksFromHome #iheartNJparks

The General Store, a three story structure built by Peter Smith in 1831 is unique. The rear of the store sits in the Mor...
05/05/2020

The General Store, a three story structure built by Peter Smith in 1831 is unique. The rear of the store sits in the Morris Canal. How convenient for canal boats to either load or unload their cargo. The lifting mechanism was a large wheel-and-pulley system located on the third level but operated from the main level of the store. It was ahead of its time and very similar to the drive thrus of the stores today. In December of 1847 the store became a post office with Peter Smith as the first postmaster 📬

#iheartnjparks #njstateparks #njparksandforests
Photo credit: Kim Zavist

05/05/2020
New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites

Virtual Tour: Grover Cleveland Birthplace Historic Site - Caldwell, NJ

#NJParksFromHome #iheartNJparks

Virtual Tour: Grover Cleveland Birthplace Historic Site

Join us on a virtual tour of the home where President Grover Cleveland was born, here in Caldwell.

Learn more about on our website: https://njparksandforests.org/historic/grover_cleveland/gc_home.htm

View last week's virtual tour of the Cranberry Packing House at Double Trouble State Park here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=280177982975645

#NJParksFromHome #iheartNJparks

May 4th is International Firefighters’ Day! Created after the tragic deaths of 5 firefighters in 1999 during a bush fire...
05/04/2020

May 4th is International Firefighters’ Day! Created after the tragic deaths of 5 firefighters in 1999 during a bush fire at Linton in Victoria, Australia. A firefighter named JJ Edmondson sent an email to his colleagues calling for an International holiday to honor the sacrifices and triumphs of firefighters everywhere.

Thank you Kenny Lunden of a29 for sharing your photos and keeping our communities and wilderness safe.

Thank you to all the members of the New Jersey State Forest Fire Service and the local fire companies for your bravery and service 👏🏻

#iheartnjparks #newjerseyforestfire #smokeybear

Let’s go fishing 🎣 The Lenape Indians, New Jersey’s Original People were skilled fishermen and would use hooks made of b...
05/03/2020

Let’s go fishing 🎣 The Lenape Indians, New Jersey’s Original People were skilled fishermen and would use hooks made of bone or shell. They also used long spears and for catching larger fish like Sturgeons a harpoon. Some Sturgeons could be larger than 15 feet 🐟 They also used fishing weirs, a fence like structure that was built across the water to funnel a large number of fish. Like today they also used fishing nets. The nets were made of plant fibers twisted into cordage, gourds were used to keep it afloat and rocks were used as net sinkers. The lenape fished at night as well using torches 🔥 made of birch bark attracting the fish right to their canoe 🛶 🐠

#iheartnjparks #newjerseydepartmentofenviromentalprotection #newjerseyfishandwildlife #njparksandforests #newjerseystateparks
Photo credit/drawing: Kim Zavist

Leave your chairs and coolers home 🚫🏖🪑🚫 when visiting your local state park or forest!Keep your stay short — 2 hours max...
05/03/2020

Leave your chairs and coolers home 🚫🏖🪑🚫 when visiting your local state park or forest!

Keep your stay short — 2 hours maximum — as bathrooms are closed and others would like to visit the park too.

Thank you for doing your part to keep your social distance while enjoying parks.

#NJStateParks

Leave your chairs and coolers home 🚫🏖🪑🚫 when visiting your local state park or forest!

Keep your stay short — 2 hours maximum — as bathrooms are closed and others would like to visit the park too.

Thank you for doing your part to keep your social distance while enjoying parks.

#NJStateParks

REMEMBER, COVID-19 IS NOT GONEIn order to keep parks open and all visitors a safe distance from one another, ⚠️visit clo...
05/03/2020

REMEMBER, COVID-19 IS NOT GONE
In order to keep parks open and all visitors a safe distance from one another, ⚠️visit close to home, ⚠️mask up, and ⚠️make your stay short.

THESE LOCATIONS WERE OVERRUN YESTERDAY
🚨 Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
🚨 Bulls Island Recreation Area
🚨 Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park
🚨 Hacklebarney State Park
🚨 Round Valley Recreation Area
🚨 Wharton State Forest
🚨 Wawayanda State Park
🚨 Worthington State Forest

⚠️CONSIDER VISITING ELSEWHERE TODAY⚠

Learn more tips in our social distancing video: https://youtu.be/x4hc2d0ZKAM

UPDATES ON COVID-19 in NJ
Learn more about COVID-19 in New Jersey: http://covid19.nj.gov/

NJ residents can call 211 with questions or concerns about COVID-19 and to learn resources available to them.

Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to subscribe to text message updates on NJ COVID-19.

#NJStateParks

REMEMBER, COVID-19 IS NOT GONE
In order to keep parks open and all visitors a safe distance from one another, ⚠️visit close to home, ⚠️mask up, and ⚠️make your stay short.

THESE LOCATIONS WERE OVERRUN YESTERDAY
🚨 Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
🚨 Bulls Island Recreation Area
🚨 Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park
🚨 Hacklebarney State Park
🚨 Round Valley Recreation Area
🚨 Wharton State Forest
🚨 Wawayanda State Park
🚨 Worthington State Forest

⚠️CONSIDER VISITING ELSEWHERE TODAY⚠

Learn more tips in our social distancing video: https://youtu.be/x4hc2d0ZKAM

UPDATES ON COVID-19 in NJ
Learn more about COVID-19 in New Jersey: http://covid19.nj.gov

NJ residents can call 211 with questions or concerns about COVID-19 and to learn resources available to them.

Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to subscribe to text message updates on NJ COVID-19.

#NJStateParks

05/02/2020

Saturday vibes 🌸 🐝 so happy to see the sun ☀️ after so much rain ☔️

All parks are carry in carry out. Please bring trash/doggie bags 🐶home with you and keep the park clean for others and wildlife 🐸 🦢 🐢 🦊 🐟 🦔

🌷 Signs of spring 🐣 Thank you Bilqis our amazing historic educator 🦋 for the idea and collaboration with Waterloo staff....
05/02/2020

🌷 Signs of spring 🐣 Thank you Bilqis our amazing historic educator 🦋 for the idea and collaboration with Waterloo staff.

🦢 The prompt email to the Waterloo staff read: I know it’s spring because and each staff member chose what spring meant to them and Bilqis put it together in a poem.

PLEASE MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING IN PARKSIf you're considering visiting State Parks today, it is important keep in mind...
05/02/2020

PLEASE MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING IN PARKS

If you're considering visiting State Parks today, it is important keep in mind the following to protect yourself and other park visitors:
- While on trails, warn other users of your presence and as you pass, and step aside to let others pass
- Do not gather in groups and maintain a six foot distance between yourself and others at all times
- Leave any area that you cannot maintain a six foot distance
- Cover sneezes and refrain from touching your face
- Wash your hands
- Stay home if you exhibit any symptoms

As PARK RESTROOMS ARE CLOSED due to COVID-19 concerns, please also remember to "go" before you go out to parks.

Learn more about COVID-19 from the New Jersey Department of Health: https://www.nj.gov/health/

NJ residents can call 211 with questions or concerns about COVID-19 and to learn resources available to them.

Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to subscribe to text message updates on NJ COVID-19.

#NJStateParks

PLEASE STAY SAFE WHILE VISITING PARKS!Learn more tips in our social distancing video: https://youtu.be/x4hc2d0ZKAMUpdate...
05/01/2020

PLEASE STAY SAFE WHILE VISITING PARKS!
Learn more tips in our social distancing video: https://youtu.be/x4hc2d0ZKAM

Updates on COVID-19 in New Jersey
Learn more about COVID-19 in New Jersey: http://covid19.nj.gov/

NJ residents can call 211 with questions or concerns about COVID-19 and to learn resources available to them.

Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to subscribe to text message updates on NJ COVID-19.

#NJStateParks

PLEASE STAY SAFE WHILE VISITING PARKS!
Learn more tips in our social distancing video: https://youtu.be/x4hc2d0ZKAM

FIND A PARK NEAR YOU:
Visit: http://spstrailtracker.nj.gov

Updates on COVID-19 in New Jersey
Learn more about COVID-19 in New Jersey: http://covid19.nj.gov

NJ residents can call 211 with questions or concerns about COVID-19 and to learn resources available to them.

Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to subscribe to text message updates on NJ COVID-19.

#NJStateParks

It's #ForestryFriday!Join Lauren and Holly of the New Jersey Forest Service as they survey an area for a State Endangere...
05/01/2020

It's #ForestryFriday!

Join Lauren and Holly of the New Jersey Forest Service as they survey an area for a State Endangered species of ash tree, called Pumpkin ash.

#NJForestService #iheartNJforests

Earlier this year, Forestry Assistants Lauren and Holly surveyed an area of southern New Jersey for a State Endangered species of ash tree, called Pumpkin ash.

Pumpkin ash, or Fraxinus profunda, is primarily found in swamps with a scattered distribution on the Atlantic coastal plain. This species of ash is particularly difficult to identify as it is visually similar to the more common green and white ash. The name Pumpkin ash is derived from the enlarged base the tree can develop when growing on sites that remain wet during the growing season, this enlargement can be pumpkin shaped.

Our Forestry Assistants were led to this particular population by Keith Seager, a volunteer of the Division of Parks and Forestry’s Office of Natural Lands Management since 1984. At the site, the NJ Forest Service estimated the number of suspected Pumpkin ash in the area, measured the DBH, and recorded GPS points.

Pumpkin ash was first discovered in New Jersey in 1983 by State Botanist David Snyder in Monmouth County. Presently there are only three known populations of the tree in the state.

Pumpkin ash is threatened by the invasive Emerald ash borer. In addition, the species reaches the northeastern most limit of its range in our New Jersey, increasing its rarity. When the NJ Forest Service identifies a population of pumpkin ash this area will be prioritized for treatment.

#NJForestService #iheartNJforests #ForestryFriday

🌸 Happy May Day 🌸 A holiday rich in history, tradition and folklore 🎋 why not plant some flowers that attract butterflie...
05/01/2020

🌸 Happy May Day 🌸 A holiday rich in history, tradition and folklore 🎋 why not plant some flowers that attract butterflies 🦋 and bees 🐝 or gather a bouquet 💐 of flowers to create a May Basket. The basket, traditionally cone shaped is delivered secretly to a friend or neighbor 🌷🦋 or make one for your front door to celebrate the middle of spring 🌻

#mayday #iheartnjparks #NJParksFromHome #NJStateParks
#NewJerseyDepartmentofEnvironmentalProtection
#njparksandforests

Photo credit: Kim Zavist

PARKS RE-OPEN SATURDAY MAY 2SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED, FACE COVERING STRONGLY ENCOURAGEDDo your part to protect others ...
04/30/2020

PARKS RE-OPEN SATURDAY MAY 2

SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED, FACE COVERING STRONGLY ENCOURAGED
Do your part to protect others while outdoors — wear a face covering. We know you want to get out in nature, as do many of your fellow New Jerseyans, that is why we are required to follow social distancing in order to keep all New Jersey families safe.

VISIT PARKS TO
✅🚶 Hike/Walk
✅🐴Horseback Ride
✅🚴🏼‍♂️Bicycle
✅🎣 Fish/Hunt (with permit)
✅🚣 Boat/Canoe/Kayak
✅🐦 Bird/wildlife watch

To help keep NJ families safe from COVID-19, certain activities and amenities are not permitted/open. We will reevaluate this list as virus cases in New Jersey continue to decline.

NOT OPEN AT THIS TIME
🚫🚽 Restrooms
🚫⛺️ Camping
🚫🏡 Buildings
🚫🏰 Pavilions & playgrounds
🚫🧺 Picnic areas
🚫🎤Education programs
🚫🍔 Food concessions
🚫🏊🏻‍♀️Swimming

PARKING CAPPED at 50% CAPACITY
Available parking at parks is limited to 50% of the maximum capacity at one time, and visitors are prohibited from parking in undesignated areas, including in roadways.

STAY SAFE WHILE VISITING PARKS
Only visit with your immediate family
Make space for others on trails
Leave crowded park areas
Go before you go — restrooms are closed

Follow NJ Dept of Health and CDC recommendations

Learn more tips in our social distancing video: https://youtu.be/x4hc2d0ZKAM

New Jersey Parks from Home
Please continue enjoying #njparksfromhome, our social media campaign that brings our parks, forests, and historic sites to you virtually. We will continue this initiative while buildings remain closed. New Jerseyans can find these daily posts; virtual tours; online Q&As with naturalists and historians; and more on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Updates on COVID-19 in New Jersey
Learn more about COVID-19 in New Jersey: http://covid19.nj.gov/

NJ residents can call 211 with questions or concerns about COVID-19 and to learn resources available to them.

Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to subscribe to text message updates on NJ COVID-19.

#NJStateParks

PARKS RE-OPEN SATURDAY MAY 2

SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED, FACE COVERING STRONGLY ENCOURAGED
Do your part to protect others while outdoors — wear a face covering. We know you want to get out in nature, as do many of your fellow New Jerseyans, that is why we are required to follow social distancing in order to keep all New Jersey families safe.

VISIT PARKS TO
✅🚶 Hike/Walk
✅🐴Horseback Ride
✅🚴🏼‍♂️Bicycle
✅🎣 Fish/Hunt (with permit)
✅🚣 Boat/Canoe/Kayak
✅🐦 Bird/wildlife watch

To help keep NJ families safe from COVID-19, certain activities and amenities are not permitted/open. We will reevaluate this list as virus cases in New Jersey continue to decline.

NOT OPEN AT THIS TIME
🚫🚽 Restrooms
🚫⛺️ Camping
🚫🏡 Buildings
🚫🏰 Pavilions & playgrounds
🚫🧺 Picnic areas
🚫🎤Education programs
🚫🍔 Food concessions
🚫🏊🏻‍♀️Swimming

PARKING CAPPED at 50% CAPACITY
Available parking at parks is limited to 50% of the maximum capacity at one time, and visitors are prohibited from parking in undesignated areas, including in roadways.

STAY SAFE WHILE VISITING PARKS
Only visit with your immediate family
Make space for others on trails
Leave crowded park areas
Go before you go — restrooms are closed

Follow NJ Dept of Health and CDC recommendations

Learn more tips in our social distancing video: https://youtu.be/x4hc2d0ZKAM

New Jersey Parks from Home
Please continue enjoying #njparksfromhome, our social media campaign that brings our parks, forests, and historic sites to you virtually. We will continue this initiative while buildings remain closed. New Jerseyans can find these daily posts; virtual tours; online Q&As with naturalists and historians; and more on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Updates on COVID-19 in New Jersey
Learn more about COVID-19 in New Jersey: http://covid19.nj.gov

NJ residents can call 211 with questions or concerns about COVID-19 and to learn resources available to them.

Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to subscribe to text message updates on NJ COVID-19.

#NJStateParks

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unique tree, look at the colors :)
When I had lived in Ogdensburg, several times I went to visit Waterloo Village. My father had worked for Nabisco Shredded Wheat for many years. When my parents came to visit me during the 1970’s – 80’s, we often went to Waterloo Village. He was interested in the Nabisco exhibits in the old mill. We also would explore the old houses. I also attended the concerts at the village. So many found memories I have of the visits to the village. At one time I saw a brochure “Waterloo Church in four historical episodes” which contains some of the history of the village and the church.
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These photos are from our wedding 10/29/94 at Waterloo. We were married at the Meeting House and had our reception there as well. Such a magical day!! Waterloo has been my favorite place since I was 5 yrs old. ❤
You ever wonder what Waterloo Village would look like if it were in the Rockies? Wonder no more... Was playing with a new AI feature in my favorite photo editing software and this is the result.
Did a walk around today. Weather was beautiful and it was great to get some fresh air. The only thing I wish is that my drivers license didn’t slip out of my pocket and unfortunately I lost it somewhere there. I backtracked so I did a double walk but couldn’t find it. I did a lot of cut through on the grass so it’s prob lost forever. Thanks to the family who helped me look for it 💙
Do you mind memories from former employees?
Are pets allowed on a leash?
I lived and worked at Waterloo Village during the summer of 1970. Played Monopoly with Van Cliburn, and learned herbs from Cyrus T. Hyde. Interested in corresponding with anyone from those days.