Saddle River County Park: Red Mill


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Saddle River County Park is a 6-mile, 596 acre linear park that extends from the Wild Duck Pond in Ridgewood down to Rochelle Park in Bergen County, New Jersey. There are 5 sections between which the multi-use Saddle River Path travels between.


I set out in search of the Red Mill, entering the Saddle River Path at Dunkerhook Park. The dogs and I walked about two miles south, following the river under the highway in Paramus until we found the Easton Tower.


The Red Mill had been built in 1745 by the Zabriskies and later saw action in the Revolutionary War. Eventually the mill fell into disuse and was demolished.  Edward Easton, the founder of Columbia Records, purchased the land.


Easton, whose home was next to the mill, wanted the property to create a landscaped park in his backyard. The tower, which still stands today, was built in 1900 to pump water for Easton’s gardens.


Saddle River Path Posts:

  • Saddle River County Park
  • Red Mill
  • Dunkerhook


Location: Red Mill Road, Paramus, NJ

Designation: County Park

Date of my visit: 10/18/2019