Rockland: Parks, Golf, and History in the Hudson Valley
Rockland is a town in the lower Hudson Valley region of New York. In fact, itís only about 35 miles north of New York City. The town of Rockland is situated in Rockland County, which is close to the New Jersey state line. This means that, from your vacation rental in Rockland, you could ski in New Jersey, shop in New York, and sightsee in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow (about 13 miles away and on the other side of the Hudson River).
Rockland County itself is home to 6 public and semi-public golf clubs. (While you can book a tee time at semi-public golf clubs, members or residents will get priority over visitors.) Itís also home to no fewer than 8 state parks. One of these state parks, Bear Mountain, is noted for its Merry-Go-Round. In the unlikely event that the state parks pale, thereís also 12 county parks to choose from.
The Hudson River Valley area is absolutely rife with history, and the Rockland area is no exception. Once again, Rockland County boasts many historical sites, with several dating back to the Revolutionary War and before. A few Revolutionary-War highlights include the Dewint House, where George Washington and his troops stayed in 1780, and Stony Point Battlefield, site of a 1779 conflict. More recent history isnít ignored; sites like the Holocaust Museum in Spring Valley remind us that history is never very far away.