Local Business/Community Initiatives
With four towns, two counties, and the state, all claiming at least some portion of Lake Hopatcong, the community can sometimes feel disjointed. One of the goals of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation is to build the sense of lake community, and to support the local businesses that surround it.
On May 10, 2014, the LHF started an annual tradition of a Lake Hopatcong Block Party at Hopatcong State Park, which brings together local community groups, businesses, organizations, and food vendors for a day that kicks off the summer season and celebrates all facets of Lake Hopatcong life.
The third annual event is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2016! Stay tuned for details!
Shop Local Lake Hopatcong
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation sponsors an annual “Shop Local Lake Hopatcong” promotion, which encourages shoppers to go to local businesses throughout the month of July, with prizes and other incentives given to shoppers who choose to stay local!
In the same spirit, this group held a post-Superstorm Sandy “Shop Local” promotion that encouraged people to shop at local stores after the storm closed many for extended periods of time in the fall of 2012.