• Paterson Great Falls

    Paterson Great Falls

    National Historical Park New Jersey

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  • Mary Ellen Kramer Park Closure Announcement from the City of Paterson

    Due to landscape improvement project, the City of Paterson closed Mary Ellen Kramer Park, landing & footbridge on November 4, 2013. The project may be completed by end of 2014. Falls can be viewed from Overlook Park. Call 973-321-1212 for project info.

Be An NPS Scout Ranger!

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The National Park Service Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger patches - one for Boy Scouts, the other for Girl Scouts
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Are you a Girl Scout? A Boy Scout?

If so, you can also become a National Park Service Scout Ranger! You can explore the many historic and natural wonders throughout the National Park System, learn about the National Park Service, and help us protect these amazing places.

You can learn more about the National Park Service Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger program here: You can download the handout that explains the program, find answers to your questions, and find out how to earn a certificate or patch (patches pictured above).

Did You Know?

Colonel Samual Colt

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.