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Croton-on-Hudson

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Croton-on-Hudson is a village of 8,100 people (2019) in Westchester County, New York. In the first half of the 20th century, it was home to many artists, writers and communists.

Get in

By plane

  • Westchester County Airport (HPN IATA), 240 Airport Road, White Plains, +1 914 995-4860 (airlines). The closest airport, about 40 minutes drive. Rental cars are available.
  • Stewart International Airport, (SWF IATA) 1180 First St, New Windsor, +1 845 564-2100. Another alternative to the congestion of the 3 major airports, but it offers few direct flights.
  • 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. Westchester-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 to you Westchester in a pinch, but the fares can be exorbitant. Instead, ask if your hotel offers shuttle service.

By car

Take 9A North or 9A South depending on where you are coming from. Then you can get off at the Senasqua exit, Croton Harmon Exit or the Cortlandt Manor exit

By train

  • Metro-North Railroad – Hudson Line. Express service between Croton-Harmon station, 4 Veteran's Plaza and 1 Croton Point Avenue, and New York City's Grand Central Terminal is about 50 minutes. A one-way ticket to or from Grand Central costs $11.25 off-peak and $14.75 peak. Local rail service is available between other Metro-North commuter stations. Full weekday and weekend schedules are available online. Taxis are usually available at the arrival of trains from New York City. On all Metro-North trains, on-board fares are subject to a stiff surcharge, so buy your tickets at the station or at the vending machines.
  • Amtrak. Long-distance connections are available in New York City's Penn Station and at Metro-North's Croton-Harmon station.

By boat

By bus

  • Bee Line System. Westchester County's bus service provides access to White Plains and other locations in the county. Schedules and route maps are available on-line and at the Croton-Harmon train station.

Get around

See

  • 1 Van Cortlandt Manor, 555 S Riverside Ave, ☏ +1 914 271-8981. Stone manor house and outbuildings date to the Dutch colonial era. This living history museum interprets Hudson Valley life in the years immediately after the American Revolution.  

Do

  • 1 Old Croton Aqueduct. Go hiking or biking on the aqueduct's trailway. The original water supply to New York City is now a walking trail that runs from Croton-on-Hudson in the north to Yonkers in the south. Over the 180 years since it was built portions have disappeared from the downtown areas of several river towns, so a map can be helpful. Cornelia Cotton Gallery at 111 Grand Ave. sells maps of the trail.  
  • Sailing lessons at Croton Sailing School, Senasqua Road, ☏ +1 914-271-6868. 
  • Go to Teatown Nature Reservation at 1600 Spring Valley Road, +1 914 760-2912, They have a kid-friendly nature center there with many East Coast animals on display. They also have 13 hiking trails.

Events

  • Croton Point Park hosts Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival, a yearly folk music, art and environmental festival.
  • Summerfest. Every year the central business district (with corners at the municipal building, Grand Street fire house and Croton-Harmon High School) is closed to automobile traffic for music, American food, local fundraisers, and traveling and local artists.
  • Every weekend in October, people visit Van Cortlandt Manor to see the Blaze. Started in 2005, the Blaze consists of thousands of pumpkins which are hollowed out by volunteers but carved by a creative team.

Buy

  • 1 Down Cycles, 2015 Albany Post Rd, ☏ +1 914-827-9570, ✉ aj@downcycles.com. Tu–F 11AM–6PM, Sa 10AM–4PM, closed Su M. Bike renting and buying shop. 

Eat

Budget

  • 1 The Blue Pig, 121 Maple St, ☏ +1 914-271-3850, ✉ lisa@thebluepigicecream.com. Tu-Th Su 1-8PM, F Sa 1–9PM, closed Su. Homemade artisan ice cream shop and homemade soups! The owner Lisa Moier makes this place feel just like home! (updated Apr 2021)

Mid-range

  • 2 Samurai Sushi & Hibachi, 352 S Riverside Ave, ☏ +1 914 271-8988. Everyone has been to a Japanese steak house, but this one is different. They have sushi, hibachi, and many other things. They have specialty drinks ranging in Japanese soda to dragon bowls. 
  • 3 Hunan Wok III, 125 Grand St, ☏ +1 914-271-1371. M–Th 10:30AM–10PM, F Sa 10:30AM–10:30PM, Su 11:30AM–10PM. Chinese food. (updated Apr 2021)
  • 4 Mex-to-Go, 345 S Riverside Ave, ☏ +1 914-271-8646, ✉ info@mex-to-go.com. Daily 11AM–10PM. Serving Mexican food. Mexican food on the go! How could it get any better? they have all the authentic Mexican favorites, and make it possible for you to enjoy all of those South of the Border flavors on the go. 
  • Ocean House (Oyster Bar & Grill), 49 N Riverside Ave (NY-9A), ☏ +1 914-271-0702. Tu–Sa 5–9PM, closed Su M. Oyster House is a small (about 20-seat) dinner-only oyster bar and grill. Self-taught chef Brian Galvin presents New England-style seashore fare. Very romantic, and small. Perfect for a date. It used to be an old caboose diner, now it is an upscale fish restaurant, but there is limited space, you much go in that day and make a reservation because it fills up quickly! (updated Apr 2021)

Splurge

Drink

  • 1 Deprez Wines & Spirits, 440 S Riverside Ave, ☏ +1 914-271-3200, ✉ vdeprez@verizon.net. 

Coffee

  • 2 Black Cow Coffee Company, 4 Old Post Rd S, ☏ +1 914-271-7544. M 5AM–6PM, Tu–Th 5AM–7PM, Sa 6AM–7PM, Su 7AM–5PM. Independent coffee house often features indie performer on Friday and Saturday nights. They roast their own beans on premises. Excellent coffee drinks. This is different then other coffee houses because the owner imports many different coffee beans from all around the world, so you know if you go to the Black Cow your getting the best stuff on earth. (updated Apr 2021)

Sleep

Budget

  • 1 Watergate Motor Inn, 81 Furnace Dock Rd (at NY-9A), ☏ +1 914-271-2500, ✉ watergatemotorinn@gmail.com. 

Mid-range

Splurge

Stay safe

Dial 911 from any telephone for emergency police, medical, and fire services.

Go next

The Cortlandt Town Center (formerly known as the Westchester Mall) is a large retail power center in the town of Cortlandt, New York. It is a predominantly outdoor shopping center. Anchor stores include Wal-Mart, The Home Depot, Best Buy, A&P, Barnes & Noble, Office Max, PetSmart, Old Navy, Marshall's and Modell's. It also contains a 12-screen United Artists Theater, GameStop, the Mohegan Lake post office (zip code 10547) and several restaurants including McDonald's, Applebee's, Panera Bread, Nathan's Famous and Piazza Roma, a locally owned Italian restaurant.



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