Many of New York’s favorite cities find themselves falling right on the riverside, but what about our charming towns? We always love having spectacular views of any sort of body of water, but something about being by the river has an even more small town feel. From being out on the water to viewing it from the top of a mountain, or maybe just enjoying the view from a riverside restaurant, there’s a spot on this list for everyone to explore! Here are 8 river towns in New York you should make a point of visiting this spring:
A hamlet in Putnam County, Garrison lies on the Hudson River and is filled with charm. Pictured above you can see one of the many reasons why you should take a trip to this area, the Boscobel House & Gardens! Filled with so much history, the grounds are a perfect way to spend the day outside and enjoy a picnic.
One of our favorites, there's so much to do in this town that's also apart of the Catskill Park. You could spend the day outside enjoying the sculpture park Opus 40, take a trip to the Saugerties Lighthouse (pictured above), or enjoy a walk through the Falling Waters Preserve! The options feel endless.
A village full of history, Croton-On-Hudson is a fantastic place to visit all year long. A great place to explore when visiting the area is Croton Point Park but another attraction that visitors also love to check out is the Van Cortlandt Manor, a national historic landmark!
4. Sleepy Hollow
A quaint village in Westchester County, Sleepy Hollow is just north of Tarrytown and is a popular area to check out. If you're not interested in taking a creepy tour of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, then you could also check out the Tarrytown Lighthouse or popular music hall!
One of the most popular places to visit along the Hudson River, the area offers a ton of historical landmarks to check out.
A scenic area of New York on the Allegheny River, Olean is located not too far from the Pennsylvania border! One of our favorite places to check out when visiting is the Rock City Park. The park is filled with enormous rocks and rock formations that will have you wondering about what magic is really happening here. Balanced boulders and towering rocks that will make you feel out of this world? Sign us up!
Located in Oswego County along Oswego River (say that three times fast), this town is also on Lake Ontario. Multiple bodies of water offering incredible views and fun activities are available to those who visit! An area filled with lots of small town, Finger Lakes charm.
8. Dobbs Ferry
Another historic village along the Hudson River, Dobbs Ferry is the perfect place for any explorer looking to spend some time outside. With trails to explore and tasty restaurants nearby to check out after a day of adventuring, it's the perfect place to visit this spring.
We’d love to make a part two to this post! Share with us your favorite river towns in New York you love visiting when the sun’s out!