Lake Hopatcong Foundation Purchases Historic Train Station
By Staff Reports/Lake Hopatcong News
LANDING – It has stood for more than a century and served as a train station, a real estate office, and several different retail stores. And now it will be home to the Lake Hopatcong Foundation, a nonprofit organization based on New Jersey’s largest lake.
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation purchased the Lake Hopatcong train station in Landing, closing on the property on November 6.
In the near future, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation aims to have the building open to the broader community as an environmental and cultural center, as well as home to the foundation’s administrative office and meeting space. It is located in the heart of Landing, where the foundation is working toward a rejuvenation of the lake entry area, and along greenway space that would connect it to the planned Lake Hopatcong trail that would fully circle the lake.
“We are a very young organization, so this was a difficult decision for our board of trustees,” said LHF president Jessica K. Murphy. “But the opportunity to restore a historical structure, create a community center, enhance the Landing ‘gateway’ area, and establish a permanent space for the Lake Hopatcong Foundation was just too compelling. We are eagerly looking forward to the days when this amazing building is our home and we are regularly hosting exhibits and events in this beautiful space.”