Villages, Vistas & So Much History

June 29, 2023

How far would you travel to experience scenic waterfront villages, mountain vistas and parks, hiking and biking trails, beautiful arts and culture, historical sites, sophisticated shopping, fine dining, and a stay at a hip boutique hotel? How about a 20-mile drive from Manhattan? Because that’s how far Rockland County—the Gateway to the Hudson Valley—and its four inviting Rivertowns.

By Jeff & Stephanie Sylva



It offers enchanting views of the Hudson River and the Mario Cuomo Bridge (brilliantly lit at night). But this small village is big on history and outdoor activities. Visit the Railroad Station Museum to learn about the village’s place in The Revolutionary War (Washington did sleep at the Oldest House at 272 Piermont Ave.). “Tale of Two Railroads” chronicles the development of the Erie Railroad and the Northern Railroad. And “Last Stop USA” recounts the town’s role during WWII. In addition, the Piermont Historical Society offers self-guided walking tours of the Historic District.

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