Part of Oaklyn is framed by Newton Lake, a popular fishing and boating destination. Newton Lake Park is a 103-acre park featuring playgrounds, picnic areas, and more than two miles of bike paths. Oaklyn’s appeal only starts with the lake – this popular borough is just minutes from Cherry Hill and Camden, minutes from the Delaware River, and a short drive across I-76 to South Philadelphia.
Oaklyn was formed in 1905 from Haddon Township, but its history begins long before its incorporation. Quaker settlers arrived here in 1682 and set up the Newton Colony (Oaklyn’s current neighborhood, The Manor). After you find your Oaklyn apartment for rent, be sure to head downtown, along White Horse Pike, and visit the shops, restaurants, theaters, and other businesses located in this charming and historical area. White Horse Pike follows the original trail established by colonists.