township in southern Union County, New Jersey, United States

Not to be confused with Clark Airport in the Philippines.

Clark is a city in Union County, New Jersey. It is a suburban town of around 16,000 (2019) that is 13 miles from Newark.

The town was founded in 1864 when the residents of the 5th ward of Rahway city decided to break away to establish the city. They named it after Abraham Clark, one of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence. What used to be a predominantly agricultural area till the middle of the twentieth century enjoyed a housing boom after 1949 when the Garden State Parkway cut through this town.

The town is not a tourist attraction by any stretch. If you are visiting, you're probably here on business.

Dr. William Robinson Plantation House Museum

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By plane edit

The closest airport is the Newark Liberty International Airport. As this is one of the busiest airports in the country, you should not have any trouble reaching there.

By car edit

Clark lies on Exit 135 of the Garden State Parkway.

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NJ Transit runs a solitary bus service to Clark, the bus number 112 starting from the terminal in New York. Of course, transfers are available. Use their trip planner to plan your commute.

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The nearest railroad station is Garwood on the Raritan valley line, which goes both to the Newark Penn station and the New York Penn station.

Get around edit

The city may be small, but it is not small enough to be covered on foot. You can rent a car from Rahway. If you plan to walk it, some places away from the shopping areas can be lonely at night.

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  • Dr. Wm. Robinson Plantation Museum (Robinson Plantation House), 593 Madison Hill Road, +1 732-340-1571, . Mar-Jun Sep-Dec: every 3rd Sunday, noon-4PM; private tours and school tours available by appointment. From the website: "Listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places, the Dr. William Robinson plantation is a rare example of late 17th century frame construction."

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Central Avenue is the shopping area.

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  • Thailand Restaurant, 291 Central Ave, +1 732 388-4441. Try the Red panang curry in coconut milk (Vegetarian version available). When the chirpy waitress warns you that the spicy version might be too much for you, it is to be taken as friendly advice, not as a challenge to prove her wrong. Settle for the medium version. $7-$9 for the main course.
  • Tarantella's Ristorante, 1199 Raritan Road, +1 732 396-3700. Italian joint. Also has a bar.
  • Main Moon Chinese Restaurant, 1129 Raritan Road, +1 732 499-7000. Ordinary Chinese takeout with okay food at reasonable prices. $3 for the main course.
  • White Diamond Restaurant, 1207 Raritan Road, +1 732 574-8053.

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Routes through Clark
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