To the west of the Hudson River lies Stony Point, NY, a town of just over 15,000 people located in Rockland County, NY. Part of the New York City Metropolitan Area, Stony Point offers its residents the beauty and serenity of rural living just a stones throw away from one of our nation’s greatest commercial and cultural centers. The town of Stony Point is comprised of a number of communities including Stony Point and Tomkins Cove.
A Few Fun Facts About Stony Point, NY
- During the Revolutionary War, the ferry in Stony Point linked New York to the southern colonies and was used by George Washington’s Continental army and their allies throughout the war.
- Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site, the site of the Battle of Stony Point in 1779, offers a glimpse into 18th century life, information and artifacts from Revolutionary War battles and activities for the whole family. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961.
- A portion of the Appalachian Trail runs through the Stony Point hamlet of Tomkins Cove.
- Bear Mountain State Park is home to Trailside Museums and Zoo, the Bear Mountain Inn and Perkins Memorial Drive, the summit of which gives visitors a breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy hiking, cross-country running and ski jumping.
The Palisades Interstate Parkway runs through Stony Point, giving commuters in Rockland and Orange Counties in New York and Bergen County New Jersey easy access to New York City. Stony Point is home to a strong public school system with access to a variety of 4-year and community colleges. The United States Military Academy (West Point) is located just 11 miles away. The Town of Stony Point hosts an annual summer concert series on the waterfront, and residents enjoy an active and vibrant community steeped in rich national heritage.