Clifton is the 11th-largest municipality in New Jersey. The city is in New Jersey's Passaic County and has a population of roughly 85,000. Clifton is named after a nearby cliff, and it's only about 10 miles away from New York City. There's a decent amount of colleges in the municipality, including Caldwell College, Montclair State College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Bloomfield College, and others.
In the past, the town was called Acquackanock. In the year 1917, Acquackanock was officially renamed and incorporated into “Clifton.” In 1824, George P. McCullough proposed the construction of the Morris Canal in order get cargo efficiently transported from the coast to the inland cities. While the plan was ambitious, it ultimately wasn't the most financially successful venture; however, the canal did provide Clifton with a good amount of pastimes and activities. Because of the canal, Clifton became a great place for wintertime fun. The area is known for fishing and skating during the snowier months.