Welcome to Rockaway

Quaint historic town with city amenities
Rockaway is a quaint historic town nestled among mountain ranges, diverse foliage and wildlife, lake communities, rivers and streams, miles of picturesque hiking trails, and local and state parks.
The completion of the Morris Canal in 1836 established Rockaway as a hub of industry, commerce, and culture. Today, Rockaway continues to thrive with a mix of locally-owned shops, major retailers, fine dining, and cozy neighborhood restaurants and bars.
Rockaway is home to two historical sites on the National Registry of Historic Places—the Split Rock furnace, which is a Civil War-era iron ore furnace still standing today, a 1768 Revolutionary War-era stone dwelling, and the Ford-Faesch House. The Faesch House was a significant piece of Morris County history during the 250 years that the iron industry was prosperous in northern New Jersey.
Many homes in Rockaway boast their own unique character and historic charm. Dating back to the 1800s, many houses have been preserved with their stately original architectural appearance.

What to Love

  • An abundance of scenic parks
  • Outdoor recreation opportunities
  • The warm and inviting atmosphere

Local Lifestyle

Rockaway boasts a friendly, warm, and close-knit atmosphere. It has all the amenities of a vibrant city, yet retains a charming, small-town feel.
Family-friendly Rockaway is home to an excellent public school system and recreational programs for all ages. Residents enjoy the many opportunities for community involvement and recreation, as well as its immaculate parks and athletic fields.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Rockaway has something for everyone when it comes to shopping and dining, from sophisticated cuisine to casual eateries, and quaint neighborhood watering holes and cafés—many situated in historic buildings.
A mix of locally-owned boutiques, major retailers, and fresh food markets comprise downtown Rockaway. The Rockaway Townsquare Mall offers a robust shopping and dining experience with hundreds of major brands, including Apple, Coach, and J. Crew. 

Locals enjoy the authentic Mexican cuisine offered at Riviera Maya. Missy's on Main Street is a quaint neighborhood café famous for its wild turkey sandwich. The Barn is a lively neighborhood spot featuring eclectic American fare and live music.

Things to Do

Rockaway is home to acres of lush open space and parkland. Egberts Lake Park offers boating and fishing opportunities, while Splitrock Reservoir is a popular kayaking destination. Discover waterscapes and a rugged 35,000-acre collection of six parks and wildlife areas at Farny Highlands Cluster. Farny Highlands is the only area in northern New Jersey that has the large, sprawling forests needed to preserve populations of endangered hawks, owls, and increasingly rare songbirds. 
Farney State Park offers boating, fishing, and hiking opportunities surrounded by streams, mixed oak hardwood forest, and swamps. Lucky avian enthusiasts may glimpse the endangered red-shouldered hawk or threatened barred owl in the park’s bird watching area. 
Wildcat Ridge and Mount Hope Historical Park is the go-to spot to see migrating hawks in the spring and fall. The abandoned and barricaded Hibernia Mine, New Jersey's largest known bat hibernaculum, is located within the park and is home to an estimated 26,000 little brown bats. The area is also an official Hawk Migration Association of North America "hawkwatch" site. 

For a more lively outing, gather friends and family for a round of bowling at Rockaway Lanes.


Rockaway is served by Rockaway Township Public Schools and the Morris Hills Regional District. Schools include:
  • Lincoln Elementary School, PK-3
  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 4-8
  • Morris Hills High School, 9-12

Rockaway Real Estate

Jennifer Pickett is proud to offer a wide selection of homes for sale in Rockaway, New Jersey. She is the top real estate agent in Morris County and has the skills, local area knowledge, and connections to make buying or selling your Morris County home a breeze. Contact her today to learn more about her Morris County real estate services. 

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