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A Local’s Guide to Rockland County, NY

Quick Guide of Rockland

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Rockland County, NY? The first thing that comes to my mind is the Palisades Center Mall. Secondly is the ‘Old‘ Tappan Zee Bridge and the ‘New‘ Bridge that’s almost finished.

How about the Bear Mountain State Park? Those are just a few things that make Rockland County such a special place in New York State. Let me show you a few more things.

A quick guide to Rockland County, New York. Things to do and places to see

Where is Rockland County, NY? How far is it from NYC?

Map of Rockland County, NY

Rockland County is the furthest county south in the Hudson Valley Region. It is close to both New York City and New Jersey and also borders Westchester County, as well as, being south of Orange County, NY. 

Many people love the county’s close proximity to New York City and it is in a perfect location for day trips from the City or New Jersey.

A Quick Guide of Rockland County. A list of places to visit and things to see.
Bear Mountain Bridge

How Can You Get to Rockland County? 

Rockland County is easily accessible by car using the I-87/Thruway or the Palisades Parkway which takes you directly to the George Washington Bridge. Another option to go from New Jersey is taking the Garden State Parkway.

There is a bus line that can take you into Rockland County from White Plains, NY and Tarrytown, NY. In addition, the Metro-North Railroad and NJ Transit have train stops in Rockland County.

If you’d like to get to Rockland County by water, then the NY Waterway can take you from Ossining to Haverstraw and vice versa.

A Quick Guide of Rockland County and the Bear Mountain State Park
Bear Mountain State Park

Highlights of Things to do in Rockland County

According to Wikipedia:

“Rockland County is designated as a Preserve America Community, and roughly one-third of the county is parkland.”

Given that information, you can only imagine all the nature that one can explore in the county.

Things to do in Rockland County, New York.
Rockland Center for the Arts
  • Annual Festivals are a highlight in Rockland County, such as the Garner Arts Festival, and the Haverstraw RiverArts & Music Festival.
  • Many of these places are great for families with children. Included are Garner Arts Center, Rockland Center for the Arts, Dewint Hose & Museum, Edwards Hopper House Art Center, and Bear Mountain State Park.

RELATED POST: A Visit to Rockland Center for the Arts

A Few Things To Know Before Visiting & Exploring Rockland County: 

  • Rockland County is perfect for everyone
  • Many places listed here are open seasonally. Check each individual location for days/times they are open to the public.
  • Many places charge an entrance, admission and/or tour fee. Check each individual location for more detailed information regarding prices.

For Additional Information Regarding Rockland County, visit the:

County Website: explorerocklandny.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ExploreRC 

Until the Next Adventure…

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Jackie is the HV blogger behind Hudson Valley Exposed, featuring the hottest things to do, places to see and weekend getaways. Get information from a local who is seeing it all! She lives in the Mid-Hudson Valley Region with her hubby, kids, and doggies.

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