Giving Tuesday – Finishing Restoration of the Historic Lake Hopatcong Station Building

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Since our first community cleanup of the property back in November 2014, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation and our supporters have dreamed of completing the restoration of the historic Lake Hopatcong Station building. With your help this Giving Tuesday, restoration can be completed!

While we have secured grants to cover the preponderance of the remaining work, this Giving Tuesday we are asking for your support to help us reach our destination. We’ve set a goal of raising $5,000 to help fund the final phase, including the remaining interior work and the permanent signage along Landing Road.

Historic Lake Hopatcong Station Building over the last several years:


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No need to wait until December 1. You can be part of the global movement of giving right now, by making a donation today.

If you are able to make a donation of $250 or more during our Giving Tuesday campaign, we have a special treat! In 2015, the skilled artists of Lilliput Lane in northern England created miniature models of the station, to help raise money during the early days of the restoration. Entirely hand-crafted and hand-painted in Great Britain, this collectible piece can be yours, with your deep appreciation for your support! Each mini train station is gift-boxed and comes with an official deed. Pickup/delivery of your train station will be arranged immediately after your donation. There are only a limited number left, and when they are gone, they’re gone!

More About Lake Hopatcong Train Station:

The Lake Hopatcong Station is one of the most iconic buildings in our community, linking us with the era when the lake was a great northeast resort and thousands arrived by train weekly headed for their hotel, campsite, or cottage. The building, located in Landing, has lasting meaning for many lake residents, past and present, and has long been a central part of the history of the lake. 

The purchase of the historical Lake Hopatcong Train Station, in the fall of 2014, turned the page on an exciting new chapter for the Lake Hopatcong Foundation and the entire lake region. After a four-year rehabilitation project, the station now serves as the home of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation as well as an Environmental and Cultural Center, hosting meetings and community programming. The completion of the project, thus far, is a testament to the strong support from Morris County, the State of New Jersey, a host of private grants, the very generous donation of services and supplies by local craftsmen and vendors, and the generosity of so many within the Lake Hopatcong community.

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