(StatePoint) Spring is in the air, and there’s no better place to welcome the warmer weather than Rockland County! Art-lovers, foodies and outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy street fairs, farmers’ markets and festivals in this beautiful county nestled along the majestic Hudson River, less than one hour north of New York City. Visit Rockland’s scenic river front villages and downtowns, including Nyack, that feature exceptional dining, great shopping, museums, art galleries and more.  Sail, kayak or canoe along the Hudson River in any of the county’s river towns including Piermont, Haverstraw and Stony Point, or take a hike or bike ride and explore Rockland’s 32,000 acres of untouched parkland. Enjoy a picnic at one of Rockland’s many county and state parks – including Harriman State Park – the second-largest park in the state.  Birding enthusiasts can enjoy birdwatching at Rockland Lake State Park – a designated New York State Bird Conservation Area


Art-lovers and history buffs can experience the county’s many art galleries and historic sites, including the Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center in Nyack – home to the famous American realist painter, and the Stony Point Battlefield & Museum – site of the 1779 Battle of Stony Point during the American Revolutionary War, and also home to the Stony Point Lighthouse – the Hudson River’s oldest.

From flowers and farms to crafts and music, Rockland County features countless opportunities to explore nature, escape from the everyday grind, and experience new and exciting adventures. For your next getaway that’s not far away, visit Rockland County! 

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