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TOWNSHIP OF BLAIRSTOWN, AN APPALACHIAN TRAIL COMMUNITY

Nestled in the Great Appalachian Valley, the Township of Blairstown boasts a lovely pastoral landscape encompassing 31.704 sq. miles. Named after 19th Century railroad magnate and philanthropist, John Insley Blair, the town has a population of approximately 6,000 people and the distinction of being named the first Appalachian Trail Community in New Jersey.   

Dedicated to education, Blairstown is served by several schools; Blairstown Elementary School with students in grades K-6, North Warren Regional High School with students in grades 7-12, Blair Academy (a private, co-ed boarding school) with students in grades 9-12, and Ridge and Valley Charter School with students in grades K-8.

Amongst Blairstown’s landmarks are:

  • Yards Creek Generating Station (a pumped-storage hydroelectric plant),
  • prestigious Blair Academy,
  • Blairstown Airport (a public use airport)
  • the Blairstown Historic District which is on the State and National Register of Historic Places (includes 177 structures).
Weekend Farmers’ Markets, outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, managed Wildlife and Natural Resource areas, quaint cafes, small businesses and historic sites are just a few of the things that make Blairstown, New Jersey a quintessential “Small Town America” village.