There is so much to do and see in Rockland County NY!

Rockland County, New York is a thriving, diverse community. Our residents, workers and employers all enjoy a community that offers safe, secure neighborhoods, outstanding schools, colleges and universities, access to excellent health care and human services, a great mix of businesses including health, retail, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, construction and research and so much more.

Basic Information

Our Towns
Our School Districts
Our Libraries
Our Towns

Towns:
Clarkstown, Haverstraw, Orangetown, Ramapo, Stony Point

Villages:
Airmont, Chestnut Ridge, Grand View-on-Hudson, Haverstraw, Hillburn, Kaser, Montebello, New Hempstead, New Square, Nyack, Piermont, Pomona Sloatsburg, South Nyack, Spring Valley, Suffern, Upper Nyack, Wesley Hills, West Haverstraw

Hamlets:
Bardonia, Blauvelt, Congers, Hillcrest, Monsey, Mount Ivy, Nanuet, New City, Orangeburg, Pearl River, Sparkill, Tappan, Thiells, Valley Cottage, Viola, West Nyack, Upper Nyack, Wesley Hills, West Haverstraw

Our Libraries

Rockland County has many libraries available for use by Rockland County residents. Please use the links below for more information.

Library Association of Rockland County (LARC)
Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS)

Transportation

County Bus Service
Other Bus Services
Trains
Ferry
County Bus Service

Transport of Rockland (TOR)
TOR is Rockland County’s local bus system of 10 routes, providing service along major corridors as well as with feeder loops within the County. All TOR buses are wheelchair accessible.
Visit their website.

TAPPAN ZEExpress (TZx)
TZx is Rockland County’s commuter bus system, providing service between Suffern, Airmont, Spring Valley, Nanuet, Palisades Center, Central Nyack, Nyack and South Nyack in Rockland, and Tarrytown and White Plains in Westchester County. All TZx buses are wheelchair accessible.
Visit their website.

TRIPS Paratransit
TRIPS is Rockland County’s paratransit bus service for residents with physical or mental disabilities or who are aged 60 or over. In each of these cases, TRIPS service is reserved for individuals who are unable to use municipal, fixed-route bus service.
Visit their website.

Other Bus Services

Coach USA/Rockland Coaches (Red & Tan Bus Lines)
(845) 356-0877 or (201) 263-1254
Bus service to/from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and George Washington Bridge Bus Station in New York City, via several stops in Rockland County.
Visit their website.

Coach USA/Shortline
(800) 631-8405
Bus service to/from New York City to Upstate NY points, colleges, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Bergen and Pike Counties, day tours to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and more.
Visit their website.

Monsey Trails
(845) 510-5100 or (718) 972-5578
Email: dispatch@monseytrails.com
Bus service from Monsey and New Square to Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Saddle River Trails/AmeriBus
(973) 777-1900
Commuter bus service to/from the George Washington Bridge Bus Station traveling between Rockland County and several locations in Bergen County.
Visit their website.

NJ Transit Bus
(973) 275-5555
Connecting service within New Jersey.
Visit their website.

Trains

Metro-North
Runs East of Hudson.
Use TZx to connect to Metro-North Stations in Westchester which go to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.
Visit their website.

NJ Transit
Runs West of Hudson.
Trains to Secaucus Junction, Hoboken, and NY Penn Station stop at various locations in Rockland, including Suffern and Sloatsburg on the Main/Bergen-Port Jervis line and Spring Valley, Nanuet, and Pearl River on the Pascack Valley Line.
Visit their website.

PATH
800 234-PATH (7284).
Commuter service between Hoboken and Manhattan.
Visit their website.

AMTRAK
1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)
TDD/TTY (1-800-523-6590)
Service from New York Penn Station to various destinations around the country including Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington DC.
Visit their website.

Ferry

Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry
(800) 53-FERRY
Operated by NY Waterway, the ferry travels between Haverstraw, NY in Rockland and Ossining, NY in Westchester to connect with the Metro-North train to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.
Visit their website.

Delish Clips,  Featuring Local Restaurants

Parks

Airmont
Bear Mountain
Blauvelt
Central Nyack
Chestnut Ridge
Congers
Garnerville
Haverstraw
Hillburn
Montebello
Monsey
Mt. Ivy
Nanuet
New City
Nyack
Orangeburg
Pearl River
Piermont
Pomona
Sloatsburg
Sparkill
Spring Valley
Tappan
Upper Grandview
Upper Nyack
Valley Cottage
West Nyack
Airmont

Clark Recreation Center
Campbell Avenue and Cragmere Road, Airmont, NY 10901
Phone: 845-357-6100
Picnicking, gardens, nature trails, playground, basketball, shuffleboard, tennis and bocce ball courts. Open dawn to dusk.

Dawn Lane Park
Dawn Lane, Airmont, NY 10901
Phone: 845-357-6100
Walking path, natural area, small neighborhood playground. Open dawn to dusk.

Lorna Lane Park
Lorna Lane, Airmont, NY 10901
Phone: 845-357-6100
Basketball court, children’s playground. Open dawn to dusk.

Bear Mountain

Anthony Wayne Recreation Area
Palisades Parkway, Exit 17, Bear Mountain, NY 10911
Phone: 845-942-2560
Picnic and barbeque facilities, hiking paths, bike trail, play areas, cross-country ski trails. Open dawn to dusk.

Bear Mountain State Park
Palisades Parkway or Route 9W North
Bear Mountain, NY 10911
Phone: 845-786-2701
Fishing, picnicking, swimming, boating, ball fields, basketball courts, hiking paths, bike trails (starting at Dunderberg Mountain and traveling South), ice skating, sledding, cross-country ski trails, Trailside Museum/Zoo, Lodge/Inn. Open dawn to dusk.

Lake Sebago Beach – Harriman State Park
Seven Lakes Drive, Bear Mountain, NY 10911
Phone: 845-786-2701
Info: http://nysparks.com/parks/60/details.aspx
Fishing and boating, surrounded by lawns, play fields, picnic areas. Open dawn to dusk.

Lake Tiorati Beach – Harriman State Park
Seven Lakes Drive, Bear Mountain, NY 10911
Phone: 845-351-2568
Excellent swimming, fishing, boating and picnicking, surrounded by meadows and rolling wooded hills, campsites available, ice-skating and ice fishing in winter, if conditions allow. Open dawn to dusk.

Lake Welch – Harriman State Park
Lake Welch Drive, Bear Mountain, NY 10911
Phone: 845-947-2444
Largest beach in Harriman with its half-mile long sandy beach in the wooded hills of the Ramapo Mountains, offers swimming, fishing, boating, picnicking, hiking, camping at adjacent Beaver Pond Campground, ice fishing and snowmobiling n winter. Open dawn to dusk.

Blauvelt

Blauvelt State Park
Route 303 North to East, Greenbush Road, Blauvelt, NY 10913
Phone: 845-359-0544
Hiking walking, spectacular views of the Hudson Valley, mostly undeveloped forested land. Open dawn to dusk.

Tackamack Park North & South
Clausland Mountain Road, Blauvelt, NY 10913
Phone: 845-359-6503
Hiking trails (the Blue Trail and the Long Path traverse both parks), picnicking. Open dawn to dusk

Central Nyack

Mountainview Nature Park
2 Strawberry Hill Lane, Central Nyack, NY 10960
Phone: 845-364-2670
A mountainous tract, heavily wooded with numerous nature trails for hiking, with Bear Swamp, near the top, which supports a variety of bird and animal life. Open dawn to dusk.

Chestnut Ridge

Children’s Park of Ramapo
32 Grotke Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977
Phone: 845-732-9234
Sand filled tennis courts, handball and basketball courts, ball field, playground, nature area, stocked pond for fishing, paths for jogging, walking and biking. Open dawn to dusk.

Congers

Rockland Lake State Park
Route 9W, between Congers & Valley Cottage, Congers, NY 10920
Phone: 845-268-3020
3.2 mile paved path around lake for walking, jogging, biking or rollerblading, two golf courses (par 3 and par 5), swimming pools, tennis courts, picnic facilities, boating, fishing, nature center. Open 8am to dusk.

Congers Lake Memorial Park
Gilchrest Road, off Route 303, Congers, NY 10920
Phone: 845-268-9700
Swimming, refreshment stand, community center, all-purpose rooms, ball fields, courts for tennis, handball, basketball, bocce ball and shuffleboard, ice skating, gymnasium. Open dawn to dusk.

Kings Park
Kings Highway, Congers, NY 10920
Phone: 845-639-6200
Playground, 2 ponds, ball fields, basketball courts, exercise trail. Open dawn to dusk.

Garnerville

South Mountain Park
164 South Central Highway, Garnerville, NY 10923
Phone: 845-364-2670
Mountainous land with scenic views overlooking Haverstraw and the Hudson River, hiking via the Long Path. Open dawn to dusk.

Haverstraw

Haverstraw Bay Park
21 Gagan Road, Haverstraw, NY 10927
Phone: 845-364-2670
Located on the Hudson River front with an open air pavilion, covered and un-covered picnic tables, benches, paved walking trails, 3 fishing piers in fresh water pond, pedestrian footbridge, double-wide trailer boat launch, large children’s playground, Rockland County Sept. 11th Memorial & Patriot Garden. Open dawn to dusk.

Emeline Park
End of Main Street, Haverstraw, NY 10927
Phone: 845-429-0300
Waterfront access, paved walks, benches, picnic tables, track for walking or jogging, fenced-in play area with dome climber, slide, space module, spring animals and sprinkler during the Summer. Open dawn to dusk.

AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
200 Breakneck Road, Haverstraw, NY 10927
Phone: 617-523-0636 x652
E-mail: casahudsonny@gmail.com
An ideal destination for anyone looking for hiking, paddling, and camping opportunities in the heart of Harriman State Park at Breakneck Pond. Harriman State Park, New York’s second largest park, is located just 30 miles from Manhattan and accessible by public transportation. The Center offers common space for outdoor programs, waterfront access to 64-acre Breakneck Pond, a dining hall, and group meeting space. Accommodations include group and family cabins, tent platforms, and three-sided shelters, offering a range of overnight experiences.

Hillburn

H. Pierson Mapes Flat Rock Park
101 Torne Valley Road, Hillburn, NY 10931
Phone: 845-364-2670
Popular spot for fishing, canoeing and nature observation, best public access to the Ramapo River, picturesque vistas. Open dawn to dusk.

Montebello

Kakiat Park
Haverstraw Road, off Route 202, Montebello, NY 10901
Phone: 845-364-2670
Hiking (Kakiat Trail crosses through the park into Harriman State Park and ending in Dater Mountain Park), horseback riding, picnicking, scenic outlooks, pavilion, stocked river for fishing, off-leash dog run, guided tours by Park Rangers available. Open dawn to dusk.

Monsey

Frank J. & Lillian G. Schwartz Nature Preserve
Monsey Heights Road, Monsey, NY 10952
Phone: 845-364-2670
Wildlife preserve for nature study. Open dawn to dusk.

Monsey Glen
Saddle River Road, Monsey, NY 10952
Phone: 845-364-2670
Peaceful area of hiking trails, scenic natural beauty with sandstone overhangs, a stream, unique plant life. Open dawn to dusk.

Manny Welder Park
Route 306 to Maple Avenue, Monsey, NY 10952
Phone: 845-357-6100
Several tennis and handball courts, ball fields, children’s playground, nature area, biking and jogging paths. Open dawn to dusk.

Orchard Hills Park
Pilgrim Lane, Monsey, NY 10952
Phone: 845-357-6100
Tennis and handball courts, ball fields, basketball court, children’s playground. Open dawn to dusk.

Viola Park
West Maple Rd. off Viola Road, Monsey, NY 10952
Phone: 845-356-3933
Tennis and handball courts, softball fields, children’s playground, natural area, biking, jogging and walking trails. Open dawn to dusk.

Willow Tree Park
Route 306 to Willow Tree Road, Monsey, NY 10952
Phone: 845-357-6100
Stocked pond for fishing, nature area, ice skating, walking and jogging path. Open dawn to dusk.

Mt. Ivy

Gurnee Park & Amphitheater
Route 45 & Route 202, Mount Ivy, NY 10970
Phone: 845-364-2670
Old quarry arena, now available for hiking, geological study interpretation, scenic vistas. Open dawn to dusk.

Nanuet

Tennyson Park
Tennyson Drive, Nanuet, NY 10954
Phone: 845-639-6200
Ball field, playground, basketball courts. Open dawn to dusk.

New City

High Tor State Park
South Mountain Road, New City, NY 10956
Phone: 845-634-8074
Hiking (the Long Path passes through the park before heading inland to the Catskills), picnicking, swimming, spectacular views of the Hudson River. Open dawn to dusk.

Demarest Kill Park
57 New Hempstead Road, New City, NY 10956
Phone: 845-364-2670
Wooden fishing station in stocked pond, hiking trail, picnic area and benches. Open dawn to dusk.

Dutch Garden
21 New Hempstead Road, New City, NY 10956
Phone: 845-364-2670
Gardens (originally enclosed by a brick wall), walking paths, sitting areas, historic brick teahouse with fireplace, a gazebo, an arbor and a bandstand. Open dawn to dusk.

Kennedy Dells Park
355 North Main Street, New City, NY 10956
Phone: 845-364-2670
Fitness trail, hiking, off-leash dog area, horse corral, nature study, picnic tables, pavilion, soccer, cross country skiing, guided tours and lectures available by Park Rangers. Once owned by movie producer Adolph Zukor. Open dawn to dusk.

Landau Memorial Park
Main Street & Congers Road, New City, NY 10956
Phone: 845-639-6200
Benches, gardens, walkway. Open dawn to dusk.

Zukor Park
Zukor Road, New City, NY 10956
Phone: 845-639-6200
Playground, walking paths, lighted ball fields, basketball courts, picnic facilities. Open dawn to dusk.

Nyack

Nyack Memorial Park
Piermont & Depew Avenues, Nyack, NY 10960
Phone: 845-358-0548
On the shores of the Hudson River and within walking distance from the downtown Nyack area, with children’s playground, tennis courts, butterfly garden, small watercraft launch. Hosts several special events throughout the summer. Open 6am-10pm.

Orangeburg

Greenbush Center
Greenbush Road
Orangeburg, NY 10962
Phone: 845-359-6503
Playground and open playfield. Open dawn to dusk.

Independence Park
Independence Avenue, Orangeburg, NY 10962
Phone: 845-359-6503
Lighted tennis and basketball courts, playground and paths. Open dawn to dusk.

Nike Overlook Park
Tweed Boulevard, Orangeburg, NY 10962
Phone: 845-359-6503
Atop Clausland Mountain–scenic overviews, picnicking, open play areas, overnight camping for groups by permit. Open dawn to dusk.

Veteran’s Memorial Park
Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962
Phone: 845-359-6503
Active park with athletic fields and courts, playgrounds, batting cages, jogging paths, two ponds, concession stand. Open dawn to dusk.

Pearl River

Braunsdorf Memorial Park
Main Streetm Pearl River, NY 10965
Phone: 845-359-6503
Parkland with monuments and sitting area. Open dawn to dusk.

Cherry Brook Park
Madison Avenue, Pearl River, NY 10965
Phone: 845-359-6503
Handball and tennis courts, multi-use asphalt court, children’s play area, walking path. Open dawn to dusk.

Pascack Brook North & South
West Washington Ave., Pearl River, NY 10965
Phone: 845-359-6503
Walking trails, open dawn to dusk.

Pilgrim Court Park
Pilgrim Court, Pearl River, NY 10965
Phone: 845-359-6503
Children’s play area, open play space, neighborhood park. Open dawn to dusk.

Piermont

Piermont Pier and Marsh
Village of Piermont Clerk’s Officem Piermont, NY
Phone: (845) 359-1258
Located just north of Tallman Mountain State Park and south of the Tappan Zee Bridge. Access to the marsh is via a trail at the base of the mountains overlooking the marsh. One can park at Bridge St. and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the marsh edge for approximately 0.5 mile(s). Canoe/kayak to the marsh and Sparkill Creek is available through a private concession. There is also public access but parking is very limited.

Pomona

Samuel G. Fisher Mt. Ivy Environmental Park
Fireman’s Memorial Drive, Pomona, NY 10970
Phone: 845-364-2670
Hiking along old railroad bed, nature trails, wildlife observation, and wetland ecology. Open dawn to dusk.

Burgess Meredith Park
Woodfield Road,Pomona, NY 10970
Phone: 845-354-0545
Burgess Meredith Park, off Woodfield Road, offers a children’s playground, a basket ball court, a par course exercise trail, a ballfield and paths by the Minisceongo Creek for peaceful meditation.

Sloatsburg

Dater Mountain Nature Park
End of Johnsontown Road, Sloatsburg, NY 10974
Phone: 845-364-2670
A number of mountain tops and valleys, crossed by several small streams with numerous lowlands providing interesting plant and aquatic life for passive hiking, walking and nature observation. Accessible through Kakiat Trails. Open dawn to dusk.

Eleanor Burlingham Memorial Park
Seven Lakes Drive, Waldron Terrace, Sloatsburg, NY 10974
Phone: 845-364-2670
Fishing, canoeing, bird watching and hiking. Open dawn to dusk.

Sparkill

Tallman Mountain State Park
Route 9W, Sparkill, NY 10976
Phone: 845-359-0544
Wooded country overlooking the Hudson and the Piermont Marsh—part of the Hudson River National Estuary Research Reserve—with swimming at the Tallman Beach & Pool Club, running track, tennis courts, picnic areas, hiking trails. Open dawn to dusk.

Sparkill Memorial Park
Route 340, Sparkhill, NY 10976
Phone: 845-359-6503
Access to a creek for fishing, veteran’s monument. Open dawn to dusk.

Spring Valley

Capitol Park
Pinebrook Road, Spring Valley, NY 10977
Phone: 845-357-6100
Open, undeveloped nature area. Open dawn to dusk.

Eugene Levy Memorial Park
Route 45 North, Spring Valley, NY 10977
Phone: 845-357-6100
Children’s playground, handball courts, exercise trail, paths for jogging and walking, nature area, star-gazing platform. Open dawn to dusk.

Herb Reisman Sports Complex
Route 45 North, Spring Valley, NY 10977
Phone: 845-357-6100
Little League field, soccer field, sand volleyball courts, basketball and tennis courts, paved walking path, picnic pavilion comfort station, illuminated for night use. Open dawn to dusk.

Spring Valley Memorial Park
Off Route 45, Spring Valley, NY 10977
Phone: 845-352-2005
Swimming pool, lighted tennis, bocce ball, basketball courts and ball fields, playground and tot lot, exercise track, nature trails, picnic tables. Open dawn to dusk.

Tigers Den Park
Rose Ave. & Fred Hecht Drive, Spring Valley, NY 10977
Phone: 845-352-2005
Basketball and volleyball courts and an in-line skating rink. Its sloped landscape makes it an ideal location for concerts.

Tappan

Schaefer Park
Newport Avenue, Tappan, NY 10983
Phone: 845-359-6503
Area has been preserved in natural state with walking paths. Used in outdoor education programs. Open dawn to dusk.

Tappan Memorial Park
Oak Tree Road, Tappan, NY 10983
Phone: 845-359-6503
Passive park with paths, benches, pond area. Open dawn to dusk.

Tappan Park
Oak Tree Road, Tappan, NY 10983
Phone: 845-359-6503
Ball field, children’s playground area. Open dawn to dusk.

Upper Grandview

Clausland Mountain
10 Nike Lane, Upper Grandview, NY 10960
Phone: 845-359-6503
Heavily wooded mountain with many fine scenic overlooks, hiking (major trail is the Long Path and is identified by a blue blaze running North-South). Open dawn to dusk.

Upper Nyack

Hook Mountain State Park
End of North Broadway, Upper Nyack, NY 10960
Phone: 845-268-3020
676 undeveloped acres for hiking, biking, picnicking. Located behind Rockland Lake State Park, can be accessed from the end of North Broadway in Upper Nyack. Open dawn to dusk.

Nyack Beach State Park
698 North Broadway, Upper Nyack, NY 10960
Phone: 845-358-1316
61 acres of Hudson riverfront for fishing, hiking, biking, picnic facilities, cross-country ski trails. Open dawn to dusk.

Valley Cottage

Heaton’s Pond
Olde Mill Road, Valley Cottage, NY 10989
Phone: 845-639-6200
Pond, nature area. Open dawn to dusk.

Twin Ponds Park
Massachusetts Avenue & Sedge Road, Valley Cottage, NY 10989
Phone: 845-639-6200
Ponds, kite flying, ice-skating, natural area. Open dawn to dusk.

West Nyack

Buttermilk Falls
199 South Greenbush Road, West Nyack, NY 10994
Phone: 845-364-2670
Trail leading to the falls and stream with several scenic over-looks and an attractive area at the base of the falls for picnicking, nature observation, photography. Open dawn to dusk.

Sean Hunter Ryan Memorial Park
Bradley Parkway, County Route 38, West Nyack, NY 10994
Phone: 845-364-2670
15 acre trail with slight incline, nature observation, hiking through the White Trail of Buttermilk Falls, with a connection to the Long Path. Open dawn to dusk.

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