Tarrytown, NY

Tarrytown, NY —
The Great Outdoors

What is fantastic about the Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow section of “The Rivertowns” (that folks might not know about) is the abundance of access to outdoor space on the Hudson Riverfront. Here’s my top ten outdoor activities in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow.

“Kykuit,” The Rockefeller Estate

A preeminent Hudson Valley landmark for its architecture, remarkable gardens, art, history, and spectacular scenery. It was the hilltop home of four generations of Rockefellers, beginning with John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil. Daily tours are available through the home and their extensive art collection still stands. Fees run from $15-$28.

Rockwood Hall

In my opinion, the best sleigh riding hill in the county. It’s a 200 yard drop which overlooks the Hudson River!

Rockefeller State Park

1,385 acres of groomed trails for horseriding, hiking and jogging. The Rockefellers donated 780 acres to begin the preserve in 1983 and it’s grown since from subsequent gifts.

Tarrytown Lakes

Great for ice skating and fishing. More than a hundred years ago, the lakes were clouded by smoke from the steam trains chugging along but because that wasn’t to the liking of our famous oil tycoon, John D. Rockefeller, he had the train lines moved. Two more man-made lakes were created in its absence and it’s now what we enjoy as the Tarrytown Lakes!

"More than a hundred years ago, the lakes were clouded by smoke from the steam trains chugging along"

The Aqueduct

A linear park that runs through Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown.

Rails To Trails

A nationwide conservancy program set to turn old railroad tracks into trails for an active lifestyle. We have a great one here in Tarrytown called the North County Rail Trail path.
Graham Hills Park, a Westchester county park touted as one of the most challenging & technical mountain bike & hiking trails around.

"Cyclists from NYC make the day trip just to train."

Kingsland Point Park

Located on Hudson River, with water access and a great place to picnic and barbeque.

Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse

Runs free historical open house tours on Sundays from 1-3pm.

Washington Irving Boat Club

A marina on the Hudson River with a full restaurant, bar and live music. You can find the best sunset here on their enormous patio while viewing the Manhattan skyline. Note: Cash only and closes at 12am. Just a quick 2 minute walk from the Tarrytown Train Station.

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