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Maplewood (New Jersey)

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Dec 15, 2021

Maplewood is a town in Essex County.

Maplewood Municipal Building

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Maplewood is a bedroom community of Manhattan located in Essex County. Known for its thriving economy and beautiful small village, this is a place you’ll definitely want to stop by if you have the opportunity.

There are multiple ways to get to Maplewood.

Maplewood Station is located in Maplewood’s downtown business district on Maplewood Ave. It is served by the Morris and Essex Line, with NJ Transit trains coming from New York City‘s Penn Station and Hoboken.

The most common exit to Maplewood is exit 50B on Interstate 78. This can be reached from the Garden State Parkway and Interstate 95 (New Jersey Turnpike).

There are two commercial districts in Maplewood:

  • “The Village” is to the immediate north of the railroad station with stores and restaurants along the Maplewood Avenue strip and some side streets.
  • Springfield Avenue, a thoroughfare that runs from Springfield, NJ to Newark and includes in the Maplewood section stores and restaurants.
Blackrock Falls, South Mountain Reservation
  • Memorial Park, A large park with multiple sports fields, playgrounds, ponds and rivers located just outside of the business district. Many people come to this park on nice days to enjoy the weather, have picnics, walk dogs, etc. The park hosts many different events on days such as the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, etc. Including Maplewoodstock, an annual two-day town event. There is no fee to enter the park.
  • South Mountain Reservation, a nature reserve managed by Essex County that covers parts of Maplewood, as well as Millburn and West Orange. Trails and paved walking paths cover large areas of the reserve, and sightings of deer, wild turkey, and other wildlife are common.

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