Lake Hopatcong was a major northeast resort. Within easy reach of large cities to the east, the Lake's size and setting at over 900 feet above sea level made it a perfect resort location. The Lake Hopatocong Historical Museum preserves the rich history of New Jersey's largest lake through educational exhibits and artifacts. Step back to a time when the lake was actually two bodies of water and the Lenape lived along its shores.
Located in a 19th century rustic home on the Morris Canal this museum will teach you about when the lake was one of the best resort spots in the state. Once sporting over 40 hotels and rooming houses, thousands of visitors flocked to Bertrand Island Amusement Park. The museum showcases the history of the native Lenape tribe as well as early American history spanning back to the countries earliest days.