Celebrate the Outdoors in Rockland County NY

Located on the Hudson River

Located on the Hudson River and only 30 miles north of New York City, Rockland County offers numerous attractions for residents and visitors. Rockland is a unique mix of scenic Hudson River villages and mountain vistas, hiking trails, fine dining and rich in art and history.

Rockland offers a wide range of outdoor attractions including hiking, world-class golf courses, active farmland, farmers markets, and our many historical sites. Rockland’s parks hold great historical value that preserves old Indian trails and Revolutionary as well as Civil War locations. The County’s extensive park system is designated as a Preserve America Community made up of over 2,500 acres within 23 parks.

Celebrate the outdoors by visiting the second-largest state park in New York- Harriman State Park, take in the beautiful mountain views at Bear Mountain State Park where hikers can make their way to the top of Perkins Memorial Tower or walk along the banks of the Hudson River at Nyack Beach State Park and Haverstraw Bay County Park which is home to the County’s September 11th Memorial.  If camping is your thing, The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center is an ideal destination for anyone looking for hiking, paddling, and camping opportunities in the heart of Harriman State Park at Breakneck Pond.


Walk, run or bike across the 12-foot wide, 3.6 mile shared use pedestrian path across the new Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Enjoy spectacular views from themed glass platforms overlooking the Hudson River, view public art or listen to a mobile audio tour available to download hands-free on your excursion at https://www.hudsonriver.com/river-towns/mobile-audio-tours or TravelStorys app via the App Store or Google Play.

 Experience Rockland’s diverse restaurant scene with local fresh and organic “farm-to-table” delicacies. From five-star restaurants to casual pubs, to riverfront dining, Rockland produces the hand-crafted products you crave. Unwind with wine tasting at Torne Valley Vineyards, sample cider at Rockland Cider Works or stop in at one of Rockland’s five microbreweries where you’ll enjoy refreshing IPA’s, wild ales and crisp pilsners.

 Explore our website, www.explorerocklandny.com, to get more information about the amazing opportunities and experiences you can enjoy in Rockland.


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In this article:   State Parks | biking | hiking | Rockland County | restaurants | cider | golf | Harriman State Park | Hudson River | Nyack Beach | farmers markets | Haverstraw Bay | pubs | vineyards | mountain views | Bear Mountain | micobreweries | Mario Cuomo bridge | historic sites | farmland |
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