suburban county in New York, United States

Rockland County is a county of New York state in the Metro New York region. It lies to the immediate north of Bergen County, New Jersey.

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Map of Rockland County

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  • Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, New Jersey, John F. Kennedy International Airport, and LaGuardia Airport: The three major international airports in the New York City area offer service to just about anywhere. Rockland-based taxi and livery cars offer regular service to and from the three internationals from most areas of the county. New York City yellow cabs will take you to Rockland in a pinch, but the fares can be exorbitant. Ask if your hotel offers shuttle service.
  • Westchester County Airport, 240 Airport Road, White Plains, +1 914-995-4860 (airlines). If you are trying to dodge the congestion of the three New York City/New Jersey international airports, Westchester's airport offers an alternative.
  • Stewart International Airport, 1180 First St, New Windsor, +1 845-564-2100. Another alternative to the congestion of the 3 major airports. Allegiant Air, American Eagle, and JetBlue operate flights from Florida and Philadelphia.

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  • Metro North Rail Road's Hudson Line from New York City's Grand Central Terminal to Tarrytown. Use Transport of Rockland's Tappan Zeexpress bus or local taxis to cross the Hudson River to Rockland.
  • Metro North Rail Road's Port Jervis and Pascack Valley lines provide service from New York City and northern New Jersey. Take New Jersey Transit from New York Penn Station to Secaucus, transfer to Metro North Rail Road. Pascack serves Nanuet, Pearl River, and Spring Valley. Port Jervis makes stops at Suffern and Sloatsburg.

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Easily accessible from the NY Thruway (Interstates 87/287) as well as the Garden State Parkway and the I-86 corridor (still NY 17 in this area).

NY 303, NY 304, US 9W, NY 59, NY 45, and the Palisades Parkway offer access to many area attractions.

Official Rockland County Public Transportation homepage[1]

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In July 1779 American General "Mad" Anthony Wayne took the fortifications at Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site in Stony Point from the British in a daring midnight raid. The oldest remaining lighthouse on the Hudson River is on the point.

The Hopper House Art Center in Nyack is the birthplace and boyhood home of painter Edward Hopper.

The Hudson River Valley was once known as the brickmaking capital of the world. At its peak, it supplied New York City's rapid urbanization in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Three hundred years of brick production ended in the early 21st century with the closing of the last active brickyard. The Haverstraw Brick Museum in Haverstraw chronicles brickmaking in Haverstraw, one of the more prolific centers of the industry in the valley.

Piermont is a small town that is one of the richest areas in Rockland County. Filled with gorgeous homes overlooking the Hudson river, it is quite the sight to see. Some of the best restaurants are in the area; most have decks on the river. There is also live music playing often at most of these restaurants.

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Visit a farmer's market. Find markets in places like Piermont and Spring Valley.

Visit Downtown Nyack on Main Street. This strip is in a gorgeous area overlooking the Hudson River and Tappan Zee Bridge. Every year, three street fairs are conducted; booths are set up selling jewelry, clothing, handbags, artwork, sculptures, and more.

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County-wide 911 system for summoning emergency assistance.

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Telephone area code 845.

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