Things to See and Do in Dover NJ

An Industrial Town on the Rockaway River

Located in the middle of Morris County, New Jersey on the banks of the Rockaway River, Dover lies about thirty miles due west of New York City. Incorporated as a town shortly before the start of the twentieth century, Dover enjoyed a long history of industrial production with iron and mill works, machine shops, knitting and silk mills, and even a large hosiery factory. At this time, Dover was a port on the Morris Canal with the boat basin situated at what is known today as the JFK Commons Park.

Baker Opera House Dover

Baker’s Opera House

With the growth of the iron industry, Dover quickly achieved prominence as a lively community, especially after becoming a stop along the railroad. The prestigious Baker’s Opera House followed soon afterwards, drawing such well-known performers as Lou Costello, Buster Keaton, and Harry Houdini.

Nowadays, Dover is known for its thriving Hispanic population which accounts for nearly 70% of its residents. Hispanics have constituted a demographic majority since 1980 and have continued to grow with the largest concentrations being of Colombian, Mexican, Dominican, and Puerto Rican ancestry.

For the comic book aficionado, Dover is also home to the Kubert School, the only accredited school in the country solely dedicated to the art of cartooning. The Kubert School teaches the craft of the comics industry as well as commercial illustration and boasts instructors that are full-time industry professionals.

Often described as a walking town, Dover has a strong network of public parks including Hedden County Park, Hurd Park, and the Dickerson Mine Preserve.

Car and Truck Rental in Dover

If you need transportation while exploring Dover, Rockaway, Randolph, Montville, Morristown, or other towns in Morris County, Econocar Club has a wide variety of cars, truck, SUVs, and minivans to suit all your traveling needs.

Econocar Club’s compact and midsize cars are perfect for travelers seeking a more gas-friendly alternative. For those seeking a more luxurious option, we stock a large selection of SUVs and crossover vehicles. We also have a full complement of passenger vans, minivans, and trucks for moving both people and luggage, whether for personal or commercial use.

Econocar Club makes the vehicle rental process simple and easy with its helpful and knowledgeable staff and reasonable rates. You can also be sure that our vehicles have been checked and maintained to guarantee the cleanliness and the safety of our fleet. For more information, please call our office to check about the models available at our convenient Dover location.

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