Rockland County is New York State’s smallest, situated just 12 miles north of the George Washington Bridge on the western bank of the Hudson River. Midtown Manhattan is roughly 25 miles from the heart of the county.
A two mile stretch of its river front, River Road in Grand View-on-Hudson, is designated a Major Scenic Route with magnificent vistas of the expansive Hudson River and the three mile Tappan Zee Bridge. Many of its rivertowns, dating back into the country’s revolutionary history, are weekend destinations for people of New York City – places like Snedens Landing, Palisades, Piermont, Tappan, Nyack, Upper Nyack, High Tor, Stony Point and Tomkins Cove.
These villages ooze charm, offering a serendipitous mix of cultural and recreational delights, as well as the lure of many antique shops and superb restaurants.
A little known fact, New York City’s renowned brownstone buildings were seathed with stone quarried in Rockland County, primarily in what is now the Village of Grand View-on-Hudson. Additionally, Haverstraw was the brick making capital of the country up through the early 20th century.
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