The town of Mahwah in northern New Jersey is conveniently located just 30 minutes outside of New York City but offers an incredibly rural and scenic setting. Contributing to this is its 5,000 acres of county and state park lands as well as its proximity to the Ramapo Mountains and Ramapo River. Due to this desirable location, it allows for there to be waterfront homes in Mahwah on the Ramapo River. These natural assets have helped Mahwah earn the nickname of “Bergen County’s Parkland.”

The Ramapo River runs right through Mahwah as it finds its origins in Southern New York and flows down along the Ramapo Mountain ridge and eventually ends in Pompton Lake, NJ. Since the river runs along the ridge of the Ramapo Mountains there are waterfront homes in Mahwah that also have mountain views, making for some truly spectacular settings.

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Waterfront Living in Mahwah

Waterfront homes in Mahwah can provide a unique escape from the nearby noisy and busy city atmosphere. The Ramapo River provides a unique opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities like boating and fly fishing. Due to the preservation of land throughout Mahwah there is ample wildlife including fish to be seen and utilized for sport. The preservation of this land has also helped to keep the Ramapo River uniquely crystal clear, adding to its picturesque beauty.

Many developers and property owners have taken advantage of the breathtaking settings offered in Mahwah by locating themselves on the river. Not only are they able to develop large estates that are sizable enough to create an equestrian estate with 20+ acres, they are also able to position and build a home with panoramic views of the river itself. Taking advantage of properties like this is truly the key to maximizing on water front living in Mahwah.

Waterfront Activities in Mahwah

In addition to living on the Ramapo River, residents who do not live directly on the waterfront can also take advantage of waterfront living activities at two parks situated in Mahwah. Campgaw Mountain Reservation offers Fyke Pond which is a notable fishing location. The second park with water activities is the Ramapo Valley Reservation. It contains part of the Ramapo River as well as Scarlett Oak Pond, which are both wonderful places to fish  trout, perch, bass, panfish and catfish.

Having these amenities in your backyard is one of the great benefits of choosing a property on the waterfront in Mahwah. For fishermen, it is the ideal place to be able to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings peacefully as only small boats with no propellers are allowed in the river. It is a great place to use kayaks and canoes.

Waterfront Homes for Sale in Mahwah

If you are an avid fisher or just enjoy the relaxing nature of waterfront living, then a waterfront home in Mahwah may be the right choice for you. Large estates for sale along the river provide incredible retreats from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. While properties may have the opportunity to see the river from higher vantage points along the Ramapo Mountain range, finding a property along the river itself with private access is unique.

Special Properties is incredibly familiar with the Mahwah area and specializes in the waterfront properties that exist here. We can help you adopt a life of waterfront living or help you find the right location you are looking for. When looking to buy or sell in Mahwah be sure to reach out to the experts at Special Properties so they can help you achieve your real estate desires.

View waterfront homes for sale in Mawah here.

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