RIVERFRONTS, VILLAGES & TOWNS
Rockland County is home to some of the Hudson Valley region's most picturesque main streets, village centers and downtowns. Our riverfronts offer a variety of activities, attractions and captivating views of the Hudson River. All of our riverfronts, towns and villages offer insights into the history, culture, landmarks and scenic beauty that make Rockland County truly a special place to visit.
One of the most ethnically and culturally diverse river towns in Rockland County, Haverstraw features a variety of eclectic restaurants, unique shops and breathtaking views of the Hudson River. Once known as the "brickmaking capital of the world," residents and tourists can visit the Haverstraw Brick Museum and the Haverstraw African American Memorial Park, dedicated to African American slaves who worked in the brick yards. For family fun, enjoy Bowline Point Park featuring outdoor water activities including water slides, playgrounds, volleyball courts and picnic areas. Haverstraw Bay is the widest portion of the Hudson River at 3.4 miles, and approximately 5 miles long.
A vibrant artistic and cultural center, Nyack is known for its unique shops, world-class cuisine, craft beverages, art galleries, music, theater and more! As a premiere recreational destination, Nyack offers sailing, kayaking, fishing, cycling, hiking and relaxation. Enjoy street fairs, cultural events and other activities throughout the year. Nyack is also the home to the Edward Hopper House & Museum Study Center, the birthplace and boyhood home of the eminent realist painter Edward Hopper. Nyack is also the home of the legendary stage and screen actress Helen Hayes nicknamed "First Lady of American Theatre."
A town rich in history, Stony Point is a great place to visit any time of the year. In addition to its panoramic river views, Stony Point features historic sites and landmarks from the American Revolutionary War including the Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site and Stony Point Lighthouse—the oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River, and Perkins Memorial Tower, which stands at the summit of Bear Mountain State Park. Stony Point is also home to the Penguin Repertory Theatre, one of the Hudson Valley’s most celebrated cultural institutions.
The village of Suffern is filled with a variety of attractions and activities including a vibrant downtown area with diverse restaurants, shops, and cafes. Suffern is home to the landmark Lafayette Theater and the historic Hines Playhouse Building—a former vaudeville theater in the heart of Suffern that today houses Rhino Comedy, a performance venue featuring national, local and regional stand-up comedy shows, open mic and improv. Suffern is also a wonderful entry point for Harriman State Park. You can hike and enjoy meandering nature as well as the park’s panoramic views.
The hamlet of Pearl River has a bustling downtown center that features many authentic restaurants, shops, cafes, and a vibrant nightlife scene. It’s home to Defiant Brewing Company and Gentle Giant Brewing Company, each offering its own unique variety of craft beers. Pearl River is also home to Rockland Cider Works - Rockland County's only cidery - where visitors can sample flavorful hard cider at the tasting bar and enjoy seasonal entertainment in the outdoor beer garden. Pearl River is known for its festive St. Patrick’s Day parade - the second largest in New York State.