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Mount Arlington New Jersey

While Mount Arlington is now mostly a developing suburban residential community, it was once a thriving resort town. In the era before the world wars and the advent of air travel, it was a welcome respite for the residents of nearby New York City. Every summer thousands would arrive by train at Landing Station, and then travel by water taxi across Lake Hopatcong to the areas many large resort hotels to escape the city heat and enjoy the famous “Mount Arlington breeze” which always cooled the summer evenings. There was also a major amusement park, Bertrand Island, which featured a world famous carousel and roller coaster.

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