The Historic River Villages
Of The
Lower Hudson Valley

"The rivertowns" is a term used to describe the group of small villages on the eastern shore of the Hudson River in the southwestern portion of Westchester County, NY

The lower Hudson River Towns are only 30 - 40 minutes from downtown NYC but are uniquely located "off the beaten path" and along the shore of the Tappan Zee (an extra wide bay-like portion of the Hudson River). Besides offering quality suburban amenities, the lower River Towns also offer many woodland preserves (suitable for day hiking), three major trailways ( The Old Croton Aqueduct , The South County Trailway & Westchester RiverWalk ) and recreational boating & kayaking activities on the Hudson River.

These villages all have colorful histories dating back to the first explorations of the continent and all have played a significant role in the early development of our nation.

At first glance all of these villages seem very similar, but upon further investigation you will discover that each village has its own special charm and unique personality. I hope the resources on this page help you to find the village that is the right match for you and your family.

To find detailed information about any of the individual villages or communities within this regional classification CLICK on the community links below:

      1. Village of Ardsley
      2. Village of Dobbs Ferry
      3. Town of Greenburgh
      4. Village of Hastings-On-Hudson
      5. Village of Irvington
      6. Village of Sleepy Hollow
      7. Village of Tarrytown
      8. Points of Interest & Historical Sites In The Rivertowns
      9. Old Croton Aqueduct Trailway
      10. South County Trailway
      11. North County Trailway
      12. Hike - Bike - Explore Westchester County
        Interesting outdoor adventures in Westchester County, NY (printable pdf)

      13. Click for Local Transportation Information
      14. Click for Metro North Train Schedule
      15. Gateway To the Historic Hudson River Valley
        A Nation Heritage Area - The Hudson River Valley Institute


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