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Historic Hudson River Town, Beacon, New York

Beacon, NY

Welcome to Beacon!  Beacon is a wonderful city to visit, large enough to be diverse, small enough to get around easily and enjoy.  All with spectacular Hudson River views!

Down By the Riverside: This makes an excellent day trip from the city since the train station is the perfect starting point for this adventure. From historical Denning's Point to art at DIA: Beacon, to the inspiring beauty of the river itself, this stroll will connect you to...

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Historic Hudson River Town, Briarcliff Manor, New York

Briarcliff Manor, NY

The hilly, tree-lined streets of this thriving village, which occupies 70 percent of the combined areas of Ossining and Mount Pleasant, are dotted with the mansions of millionaires who came to the village after the turn of the century. Some are still privately owned but many have been subdivided into housing developments.

Briarcliff Manor was the vision of Walter Law, who in 1890 retired from the carpet business and moved to what was then known as Whitson’s...

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Historic Hudson River Town, Buchanan, New York

Buchanan, NY

The Village of Buchanan is located in the northwestern corner of Westchester County on the eastern bank of the Hudson River, 20 miles north of White Plains. The Village is part of the Town of Cortlandt.

Many village residents are employees of the Indian Point Power plant, now owned and operated by Entergy Corporation, an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production, retail distribution operations, energy marketing and trading

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Historic Hudson River Town, Cortlandt, New York

Cortlandt, NY

One of the largest municipalities in Westchester County, The Town of Cortlandt encompasses two incorporated villages, several hamlets and even more neighborhoods. Each has distinctive characteristics, but they are united by their magnificent common heritage. The town, boasting almost 15 miles of Hudson River shoreline, extends from the Bear Mountain Bridge in the north to the Croton River. The City of Peekskill and Town of Yorktown borders Cortlandt in Westchester...

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Historic Hudson River Town, Croton-On-Hudson, New York

Croton-On-Hudson, NY

The Village of Croton-on-Hudson has a history of welcoming a diversity of newcomers to its almost five square miles set between the Hudson and Croton Rivers. Kitchawanc Native Americans are supposed to have greeted Henry Hudson himself on the shores of Croton Point, and later allowed the Tellers, one of the first European families to arrive, to farm on the promontory.

The Van Cortlandt family, whose Manor House is open regularly to visitors, entertained...

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Historic Hudson River Town, Dobbs Ferry, New York

Dobbs Ferry, NY

Called a typical Hudson River village, Dobbs Ferry is unspoiled by tract homes and shopping malls, retaining the quaint flavor of an American small-town. The village offers visitors the chance to walk amidst breath-taking views of the lower Hudson River and the Palisades on the river's western banks. Walking tours of historic and architecturally interesting homes and buildings are offered, many highlighting the unusually rich collection of Vermont Slate roofs in...

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Historic Hudson River Town, Hastings-On-Hudson, New York

Hastings-On-Hudson, NY

Were it not for the spectacular view of the George Washington Bridge spanning the Hudson River with the Manhattan skyline backdrop, one would find it hard to believe that the charming village of Hastings-on-Hudson was a mere half hour train ride to Grand Central Station.

The Village has a fascinating history with many distinguished artists, performers, writers and scholars who contributed to its cultural past and present. Among its many resident artists was...

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Historic Hudson River Town, Irvington, New York

Irvington, NY

The New York Times once wrote, "Irvington is the kind of village, that when you sneeze, 50 people will say 'bless you.'" This caring and welcoming attitude has drawn residents, including many well-known stars of stage, screen, television and radio, and tourists alike.

From its quaint shops to its beautiful homes and spectacular Hudson River views, Irvington is a classic example of the best of the Historic Hudson River Towns. Odell's Tavern, built in the 1690s...

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Historic Hudson River Town, Mt. Pleasant, New York

Mt Pleasant, NY

The Town of Mount Pleasant is located in central Westchester County, New York approximately thirty miles north of New York City. It is bounded on the north by the Towns of New Castle and Ossining, on the south by the Town of Greenburgh, on the east by the Kensico Reservoir and the Town of North Castle and on the west by the Hudson River. Within its boundaries lie the incorporated villages of Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, and a small portion of Briarcliff Manor. The...

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Historic Hudson River Town, Ossining, New York

Ossining, NY

The Town and Village of Ossining comprise one diverse community built on rolling hills overlooking the Hudson River. The community, originally named Sing Sing after the native American Sint Sinck tribe, was renamed Ossining in 1901 to distinguish the community from the Sing Sing Prison, after a boycott of prison-made goods hurt businesses in the town.

Still the site of Sing Sing Prison, Ossining boasts a crescent of 19th Century architectural gems on Main...

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Historic Hudson River Town, Peekskill, New York

Peekskill, NY

The glorious views of the Hudson Highlands from the City of Peekskill emphasize its strong relationship with the history of the nation. George Washington considered the area a strategic key to the defense of the nation. He established headquarters at the Birdsall House and there, against his better judgment, signed Benedict Arnold's command of West Point. Peekskill was razed twice by the British during the Revolutionary War, and some of the notable sites from that...

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Historic Hudson River Town, Sleepy Hollow, New York

Sleepy Hollow, NY

A visit to the village of Sleepy Hollow takes you directly to the area made famous by author Washington Irving. It is here you'll find the Old Dutch Church, the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and nearby Pocantico River, brought to life in literature by Ichabod Crane's legendary encounter with the Headless Horseman.

Experience the beauty of the Hudson River with a stroll through Kingsland Point Park, where visitors can also see the historic 1883 Lighthouse at Sleepy...

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Historic Hudson River Town, Tarrytown, New York

Tarrytown, NY

A trip to Tarrytown offers visitors the perfect complement of history, dining, shopping and nature -- not to mention entertainment and first class lodging. From the majestic Hudson River views, including the Tappan Zee Bridge, to its Historic Districts showcasing 19th and 20th century architecture to its many unique shops and fine restaurants and hotels, Tarrytown offers something for everyone.

It was in Tarrytown that America's first recognized author,...

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Historic Hudson River Town, Haverstraw, New York

The Haverstraws, NY

The Village of Haverstraw is as historically rich as it is ethnically and culturally diverse. Known to locals as “the Village,” Downtown Haverstraw is set amidst a breathtaking natural landscape at the widest point of the Hudson River and in the shadow of the Palisades Escarpment’s crowning peak High Tor Mountain. The Village has a growing high-density population of over 12,000 people on a land area of two square miles, much of which is within a 10 minute walk of the...

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Historic Hudson River Town, Nyack, New York

The Nyacks, NY

Nyack is home to artists and actors, writers and musicians, outdoor enthusiasts and devotees of the water. We are a vibrant, eclectic village on the banks of the mighty Hudson River. Our walkable downtown offers an array of shopping, dining, and arts to please every palate. Our nightlife will keep your toes tapping and put a smile on your face.

Come to Nyack, New York — a diverse, creative hub bubbling with unique dining, shopping, visual, musical and...

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Historic Hudson River Town, Yonkers, New York

Yonkers, NY

The largest city in Westchester County, Yonkers offers visitors the best of all worlds. From its major shopping district along Central Avenue to the peace and tranquility of the Lenoir Nature Preserve, Yonkers has something for everyone.

The Hudson River Museum of Westchester is one of the county's jewels, offering historical and environmental displays and learning centers as well as the county's only planetarium. A highlight in the downtown is the state-of-...

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