Located 30 miles north of New York City, Rockland County is to the Hudson River. It’s well-known for its charming villages, stunning river views, and outdoor recreation.
Rockland is a playground for everyone, as it’s so close to the city. There are 32,000 acres of undeveloped parklands sprinkled with sparkling lakes and streams that flow down to the Hudson. You can walk miles upon miles of marked trails to reach the Ramapo Mountains’ foothills. There are many recreational options: swimming, fishing, hiking, boating, camping, and horseback riding—Historical house tours. Golf and tennis are available in the Spring and Summer. In Winter, you can ice skate, sledding, and cross-country ski. Every Fall, a spectacular display of foliage.
My first thought is of the Palisades Center Mall.
The second thing to mention is the Old Tappan Zee Bridge, which is now the ‘New’ Gov Cuomo Bridge.
Bear Mountain State Park is another option. As a child, I fondly visited Bear Mountain, State Park.
These are just a few activities in Rockland County, NY. This is what makes Rockland County such a particular spot in New York State.
Rockland County has many things for nature lovers:
The park is situated on over 5,000 acres in Rockland and Orange Counties and offers a variety of activities throughout the year.
Harriman State Park is the second-largest park in the state. It lies between Rockland County and Orange Counties, and it covers over 45,000 acres.
Nyack Beach State Park, located in Upper Nyack, is most well-known for its riverfront path.
Rockland Lake State Park
Rockland State Park, located in Valley Cottage, covers just over 1,000 acres.
The park is situated on the ridge of Hook Mountain with views over the Hudson River.
This historic home and art center is also known as the Edward Hopper House Art Center. It is located in Nyack, NY.
The Rockland Center for the Arts can be found in West Nyack, NY. It is a beautiful place to visit.
Garnerville’s Garner Arts Center is a hub for experiential and contemporary art.
The Garner Arts Center, situated on 14 acres, is a vibrant artist community set in a Pre-Civil War plant. It houses artists who live, work, and create.
A lovely walking tour of Nyack is available for $5 with the Historical Society of Nyacks.
You can also download online maps for free and pick them up at the Edward Hopper House Museum’s front desk.