Once a private summer resort lake, Upper Greenwood Lake is now home to full-time residents who enjoy lake living in North Western New Jersey. Located in Hewitt, Passaic County, New Jersey, Upper Greenwood Lake offers many recreational activities. Upper Greenwood Lake should not be confused with the larger nearby Greenwood Lake. While the two lakes are connected by a stream they otherwise stand alone.
Upper Greenwood Lake was created by damming West Milford Brook, now known as the Long House Brook. When the lake was completed in 1932, Dr. William Smadbeck, owner of the New York Coliseum, developed the land and sold lots for $97.50 each. Lot owners built summer homes, and then after World War II many of the homes were converted to year-round residences due to the need for housing. Now Upper Greenwood Lake is a year-round community for families who enjoy lake living.
The Upper Greenwood Lake Property Owners Association, Inc. owns most of the waterfront property around the lake. This property is known as Parklands and is maintained by the Association for the use of all the residents of Upper Greenwood Lake.
The Upper Greenwood Lake Property Owners Association, Inc. has a clubhouse, an outdoor pavilion, a boat launch and a beach which are located along Lakeshore Drive. The clubhouse looks out over Upper Greenwood Lake and is used for association functions and is also available for rent by property owners. It is a great place to hold parties and other family functions.