Rockland County, New York

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Rockland County, New York is the southernmost county on the west side of the Hudson River in the U.S. state of New York. It is part of the New York City metropolitan statistical area. It is about 6 miles (10 kilometers) from the Bronx at their closest points. The county’s population, as of the 2020 United States Census, is 338,329, making it the third-most densely populated county outside New York City within New York after Nassau and neighboring Westchester Counties, respectively. The county seat is New City. Rockland County is accessible via the New York State Thruway, which crosses the Hudson to Westchester at the Tappan Zee Bridge ten exits up from the NYC border, as well as the Palisades Parkway five exits up from the George Washington Bridge. The county’s name derives from “rocky land”, as the area has been aptly described, largely due to the Hudson River Palisades.

Rockland County is the smallest county by area in New York outside New York City. It comprises five towns and nineteen incorporated villages, with numerous unincorporated villages and hamlets. Rockland County is designated as a Preserve America Community, and nearly a third of the county’s area is parkland. The county has the largest Jewish population percentage of any U.S. county, at 31.4%, or 90,000 residents.Rockland also ranked 31st on the list of highest-income counties by median household income in the United States, with a median household income of $82,534 according to the 2010 census.

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Hook Mountain State Park

Hook Mountain State Park is a 676-acre undeveloped state park located in Rockland County, New York. The park includes a portion of the Hudson River Palisades on the western shore of the Hudson River, and is part of the Palisades Interstate Park system. Hook Mountain State Park is functionally part of a continuous complex of parks that also includes Rockland Lake State Park, Nyack Beach State Park, and Haverstraw Beach State Park. A central part of the park is Hook Mountain, a 689-foot summit overlooking Rockland Lake and the Hudson River

Bear Mountain State Park is situated in rugged mountains rising from the west bank of the Hudson River. The park features a large play field, shaded picnic groves, lake and river fishing access, a swimming pool, Trailside Museums and Zoo, hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails. An outdoor rink is open to ice skaters from late October through mid-March. The Perkins Memorial Tower atop Bear Mountain affords spectacular views of the park, the Hudson Highlands and Harriman State Park. Perkins Memorial Drive and Tower are open from April through late November, weather permitting.

Trailside Museums & Zoo will bring you up-close to resident wildlife. There are mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. The animals are all native to New York State. Most of the animals are unable to live in the wild. Many have suffered permanent injuries and are disabled. Others were orphaned before their parents were able to teach them how to live independently.

Stony Point Battlefield is a historic site in Rockland County, New York; the location of the 1779 Battle of Stony Point during the American Revolutionary War. It is a National Historic Landmark and has a museum

Hidden in the historic Hudson Valley, less than an hour’s drive from downtown Manhattan, Torne Valley Vineyards offers something truly unique for those looking for a one of a kind event experience.

Lake Welch Beach State Park’s man-made Lake Welch, with its half-mile-long sandy beach in the wooded hills of the Ramapo Mountains, is the largest beach in Harriman State Park. Originally a small body of water with farmland around the edges, Lake Welch became the large lake that it is today when a dam was completed in 1942. The park offers cool breezes, swimming, fishing, boating, picnicking, hiking and camping in adjacent Beaver Pond Campground. Winter activities include ice fishing and snowmobiling.

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