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There are fun new activities to do at Paterson Great Falls!
You can become a Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park Junior Ranger. Just download and print the new Junior Ranger book, and bring it with you when you visit the park!
Who is a Junior Ranger? Any young person who is interested in our national parks and who wants to learn more about the natural and historic wonders protected by the National Park Service. Most of the over-400 national parks have a Junior Ranger program; be sure to ask about it whenever you visit one of these amazing places.
If you are a Boy Scout or a Girl Scout, you can also become a National Park Service Scout Ranger. Here's how!
The National Park Service also has WebRangers - for kids of all ages. You can learn about our national parks, historic sites, battlefields, plants, animals, and more - on-line - and earn (virtual) badges and medals in the process.
Did You Know?
Samuel Colt was an early Paterson business owner? From 1836 until 1842, his gun mill produced about 5,000 guns. A lack of government contracts was a major factor in his failure in Paterson. He later achieved success in his hometown of Hartford, Conn., with the outbreak of the Mexican-American War.