Welcome to Jefferson, NJ, a small town nestled in Morris County, New Jersey. Jefferson is made up of two distinct areas, Lake Hopatcong and Oak Ridge, each with its unique character and charm. My family has made so many lake memories here and we hope that you and your family will make unforgettable memories here too.
Lake Hopatcong is a scenic town that sits on the largest lake in New Jersey, offering picturesque views and plenty of outdoor recreational activities. Residents and visitors alike enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, and hiking at nearby parks like Hopatcong State Park and Mahlon Dickerson Reservation. Additionally, the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum is an excellent place to learn about the history of the area, including how it was a major vacation destination in the early 20th century.
Oak Ridge, on the other hand, is a more rural area with a small-town feel. It is home to the Jefferson Township Library, which offers a wide variety of resources and programming for all ages. Oak Ridge also has a thriving arts scene, with numerous galleries and studios showcasing the work of local artists. Additionally, the Feisty Pepper is a must-visit destination for those seeking fresh produce and locally made goods.
When it comes to dining, both Lake Hopatcong and Oak Ridge offer a range of options to suit every taste and budget. For a casual bite, the Jefferson Diner is a local favorite that has been serving up classic diner fare for over 50 years. For something more upscale, Alice’s Restaurant on Lake Hopatcong offers a romantic atmosphere and delicious American cuisine. Other popular restaurants in the area include The Windlass, Mason Street, and Stone Water.
To stay up to date on events and activities in the area you have to check out the Jefferson Township Chamber of Commerce which is an excellent resource. The chamber hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including the annual Jefferson Township Day celebration, which features live music, food trucks, and a fireworks display. Another fun event is the Lake Hopatcong Block Party which is held by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation.
Overall, Jefferson, NJ, offers the perfect blend of outdoor recreation, small-town charm, and cultural attractions. We are so happy to have you here!