Guidebook for Suffern

Tim And Jean
Tim And Jean
Joined in 2016
Tim And Jean

Guidebook for Suffern

Food Scene
By far our guests top rated and enjoyed restaurant in the area. It's a friendly neighborhood eatery hosted by Rudy and Able with their third brother cooking delicious fresh Italian dishes. Wonderful place. Try the homemade lasagna. Ask for the waiter Vinny's section if you like a flirt. Ben Stiller ate here everyday while filming a movie in the area. Al Pacino, Robert Deniro and Joe Pesce ate here too! Together! Very special. 3 miles from the house.
da Nina Italian Restaurant
1 Lafayette Ave
By far our guests top rated and enjoyed restaurant in the area. It's a friendly neighborhood eatery hosted by Rudy and Able with their third brother cooking delicious fresh Italian dishes. Wonderful place. Try the homemade lasagna. Ask for the waiter Vinny's section if you like a flirt. Ben Stiller ate here everyday while filming a movie in the area. Al Pacino, Robert Deniro and Joe Pesce ate here too! Together! Very special. 3 miles from the house.
New fusion sushi and a wonderful cocktail bar. Try the combo roll meals and go for something unique like the Godzilla roll.
Sushi Bada
74 Lafayette Ave
New fusion sushi and a wonderful cocktail bar. Try the combo roll meals and go for something unique like the Godzilla roll.
Pick up a salad or sandwich for your day out at this wonderful combination deli and market. Try the "Pick 3" salad combo with one protein and two salad choices. We like Healthy Tuna, Spicy Power salad and Israeli salad. Sandwiches and snacks too.
Happy Belly Kitchen - Airmont
211 New York 59
Pick up a salad or sandwich for your day out at this wonderful combination deli and market. Try the "Pick 3" salad combo with one protein and two salad choices. We like Healthy Tuna, Spicy Power salad and Israeli salad. Sandwiches and snacks too.
The best family Irish pub in the area. Great wings, fish n chips and bangers and mash. Old World bar is lively all day. Inexpensive and friendly.
Characters Bar & Restaurant
94 Orange Turnpike
The best family Irish pub in the area. Great wings, fish n chips and bangers and mash. Old World bar is lively all day. Inexpensive and friendly.
Absolutely the best bagels we have ever eaten. Why? They are boiled not steamed. Light, airy and oh so delicious. Expect to wait in a line any morning you go but worth it. Best coffee to go in the area too. Stop here for a to go breakfast before riding on the train to Manhattan.
Bagel Train
150 Orange Ave
Absolutely the best bagels we have ever eaten. Why? They are boiled not steamed. Light, airy and oh so delicious. Expect to wait in a line any morning you go but worth it. Best coffee to go in the area too. Stop here for a to go breakfast before riding on the train to Manhattan.
It's about a 30 minute drive but on a nice summer or fall night having an ice cream here is enchanting. A throwback to the 50's and 60's the sunset view over the Warwick valley is breathtaking.
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Bellvale Farms Creamery
1390 New York 17A
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It's about a 30 minute drive but on a nice summer or fall night having an ice cream here is enchanting. A throwback to the 50's and 60's the sunset view over the Warwick valley is breathtaking.
It's a beautiful 45 minute drive to this spectacular eatery in Warwick, NY. The menu is special, unique and delicious. Good for meat eaters, vegetarians, and foodies. A real treat.
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Iron Forge Inn
38 Iron Forge Road
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It's a beautiful 45 minute drive to this spectacular eatery in Warwick, NY. The menu is special, unique and delicious. Good for meat eaters, vegetarians, and foodies. A real treat.
Really good take out chicken, ribs and fresh sides. The cornbread is amazing. Pizza is fabulous too. They deliver right to the house. Monday pizzas are 50% off. Try the southern fried or roasted chicken.
The Chicken & Rib Crib of Mahwah NJ
72 Franklin Turnpike
Really good take out chicken, ribs and fresh sides. The cornbread is amazing. Pizza is fabulous too. They deliver right to the house. Monday pizzas are 50% off. Try the southern fried or roasted chicken.
Try some fresh meatballs and sandwiches from this tiny local eatery. They deliver too.
B-Balls Meatballs
28 Prairie Ave
Try some fresh meatballs and sandwiches from this tiny local eatery. They deliver too.
A mix of Latin tastes with a fusion kick, Union is a wonderful place. The food and cocktails are made to perfection, all overseen by nationally renowned executive chef and owner David Martinez. Haverstraw is an old river town and was where Benedict Arnold plotted his treasonous act of handing over West Point to King George. If you want something more kid friendly and budget conscious head up the street to David's other restaurant called Noodles.
Union Restaurant
24 New Main St
A mix of Latin tastes with a fusion kick, Union is a wonderful place. The food and cocktails are made to perfection, all overseen by nationally renowned executive chef and owner David Martinez. Haverstraw is an old river town and was where Benedict Arnold plotted his treasonous act of handing over West Point to King George. If you want something more kid friendly and budget conscious head up the street to David's other restaurant called Noodles.
A 30 minute trip to Blooming Hill Farm is a real treat. On Saturday and Sunday you can have a breakfast flat bread made with eggs and the day's fresh veggies while sitting in the fields. Blooming Hill is known for their "black dirt" potatoes, purveyed and cooked at fine restaurants throughout Manhattan. In the fall you'll see quite a unique variety of them to take home. The owner buzzing around the property is named Guy. Don't be fooled by his dirt farmer appearance, he's a master agriculturist and Ivy League graduate.
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Blooming Hill Farm
1251 New York 208
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A 30 minute trip to Blooming Hill Farm is a real treat. On Saturday and Sunday you can have a breakfast flat bread made with eggs and the day's fresh veggies while sitting in the fields. Blooming Hill is known for their "black dirt" potatoes, purveyed and cooked at fine restaurants throughout Manhattan. In the fall you'll see quite a unique variety of them to take home. The owner buzzing around the property is named Guy. Don't be fooled by his dirt farmer appearance, he's a master agriculturist and Ivy League graduate.
Suffern has a Koto trained, authentic sushi chef at a tiny sushi bar on Lafayette Street. If you crave authentic old world shashimi and seaweed salads this is the place. Quiet and unpretentious, don't ask for anything that may be new age sushi, you'll get a glare. Branch out and try the salad pairings. REAL TREAT FOR FOODIES.
Koto Japanese Restaurant
33 Lafayette Ave
Suffern has a Koto trained, authentic sushi chef at a tiny sushi bar on Lafayette Street. If you crave authentic old world shashimi and seaweed salads this is the place. Quiet and unpretentious, don't ask for anything that may be new age sushi, you'll get a glare. Branch out and try the salad pairings. REAL TREAT FOR FOODIES.
Valley Rock Inn has developed an array of wonderful opportunities for you to enjoy. Thursday through Sunday you can shop at the farmers market, enjoy wonderful food from their food truck, even rent a bike for a ride through Harriman State Park. All of it in a European styled village square. Opening soon will be a full service restaurant and art gallery. Just 7 miles from the house.
Valley Rock Inn & Mountain Club
27 Mill St
Valley Rock Inn has developed an array of wonderful opportunities for you to enjoy. Thursday through Sunday you can shop at the farmers market, enjoy wonderful food from their food truck, even rent a bike for a ride through Harriman State Park. All of it in a European styled village square. Opening soon will be a full service restaurant and art gallery. Just 7 miles from the house.
A bit of a nondescript locale in the middle of a commercial zone in Mahwah, what Ernie's lacks in atmosphere is totally forgiven by the custard soft serve and homemade hard ice creams. Try the toasted coconut in a cup or cone. Easy 4 mile drive from the house.
Ernie's Ice Cream
78 Franklin Turnpike
A bit of a nondescript locale in the middle of a commercial zone in Mahwah, what Ernie's lacks in atmosphere is totally forgiven by the custard soft serve and homemade hard ice creams. Try the toasted coconut in a cup or cone. Easy 4 mile drive from the house.
If you have never been to a Dominican bakery here's your chance. Vilma is known throughout the tri state area as one of the preeminent Dominican bakeries here. If you go please have a slice of the tres leches cake, you'll end up buying a whole one for your stay! Bonus UNoodles is right across the street!
Vilma's Bakery
29 Main St
If you have never been to a Dominican bakery here's your chance. Vilma is known throughout the tri state area as one of the preeminent Dominican bakeries here. If you go please have a slice of the tres leches cake, you'll end up buying a whole one for your stay! Bonus UNoodles is right across the street!
If you want a good and cheap noodle bowl this is your place. Fresh and bold, Asian with a Central American twist. Great bar and music most weekends. Open for lunch too and close to Vilma's Bakery and Lucas Candy.
UNoodles Snack Bar
14 Main St
If you want a good and cheap noodle bowl this is your place. Fresh and bold, Asian with a Central American twist. Great bar and music most weekends. Open for lunch too and close to Vilma's Bakery and Lucas Candy.
It's a "go to" spot for us. Matt at the Hudson House never disappoints. Hardy food, expertly prepared, incredible cocktails, extensive wine list and desserts had made in the tiny kitchen. If you want to see Nyack and then taste the best it has to offer, well, here's your place. Reservations till 10pm.
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Hudson House
134 Main Street
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It's a "go to" spot for us. Matt at the Hudson House never disappoints. Hardy food, expertly prepared, incredible cocktails, extensive wine list and desserts had made in the tiny kitchen. If you want to see Nyack and then taste the best it has to offer, well, here's your place. Reservations till 10pm.
Incredible, eclectic restaurant in the tiny hamlet of Sparkhill, NY. All we can say is WOW! Fresh, inventive, outstanding. The service too. Wines are top shelf. Head next store to their wine shop to take your favorite home with you. Reservation required. If you are reading this while you are sitting in the Hingle House your too late! Plan early...
Roost
623 Main Street
Incredible, eclectic restaurant in the tiny hamlet of Sparkhill, NY. All we can say is WOW! Fresh, inventive, outstanding. The service too. Wines are top shelf. Head next store to their wine shop to take your favorite home with you. Reservation required. If you are reading this while you are sitting in the Hingle House your too late! Plan early...
Drinks & Nightlife
Wonderful beer selection. Inexpensive and fun samplers. Growlers to go when you've tasted your favorite.
Seven Lakes Station
80 Orange Turnpike
Wonderful beer selection. Inexpensive and fun samplers. Growlers to go when you've tasted your favorite.
The scene can get pretty rowdy on the weekends when the bikers, locals and not so locals converge at Rhodes. There is room for dancing, outdoor volleyball and if a not great, always a fun local cover band.
Rhodes North Tavern
40 Orange Turnpike
The scene can get pretty rowdy on the weekends when the bikers, locals and not so locals converge at Rhodes. There is room for dancing, outdoor volleyball and if a not great, always a fun local cover band.
Usually 2 to 3 shows a night. Always top shelf musical talent every week. Check out their web site for reservations.
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Turning Point
468 Piermont Avenue
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Usually 2 to 3 shows a night. Always top shelf musical talent every week. Check out their web site for reservations.
An old mill teetering above the roaring river The Falcon really started in the owners old barn and moved to this location. The music is eclectic, some jazz, then folk or rock and roll. No cover here, just a pickle jar you throw money in once you hear the bands. 2 music venues inside in spaces specifically designed for performance listening. OUTSTANDING VENUE.
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The Falcon
1348 U.S. 9W
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An old mill teetering above the roaring river The Falcon really started in the owners old barn and moved to this location. The music is eclectic, some jazz, then folk or rock and roll. No cover here, just a pickle jar you throw money in once you hear the bands. 2 music venues inside in spaces specifically designed for performance listening. OUTSTANDING VENUE.
Whether you come for an afternoon refresher or want the breeze filled nightlife river scene head out to the Haverstraw Marina. The view of the Hudson is wonderful. The bar and restaurant have either indoor or outdoor seating. A nice spot for the evening or late night.
The Haverstraw Marina
600 Beach Rd
Whether you come for an afternoon refresher or want the breeze filled nightlife river scene head out to the Haverstraw Marina. The view of the Hudson is wonderful. The bar and restaurant have either indoor or outdoor seating. A nice spot for the evening or late night.
Recently opened at the Garnerville Arts Center is this upstart brewery serving three variety of beers for drinking there or taking away. Stunning locale is an old textile factory that produced Civil War Union uniforms. Worth the trip.
Industrial Arts Brewing Company
55 W Railroad Ave
Recently opened at the Garnerville Arts Center is this upstart brewery serving three variety of beers for drinking there or taking away. Stunning locale is an old textile factory that produced Civil War Union uniforms. Worth the trip.
Entertainment & Activities
The only single screen theater left in the area this is a gem of a place. It originally was a vaudeville theater and switched to movies in the 1930's. Since then little has changed. Restored to its original luster in 2009. On Friday thru Sunday nights you'll hear the "Mighty Wurlitzer" still played before each showing. Also check out Classic Movies on Saturdays at 11am for a 30 minute organ concert followed by a legendary film. All for only $3.
Lafayette Theater
97 Lafayette Ave
The only single screen theater left in the area this is a gem of a place. It originally was a vaudeville theater and switched to movies in the 1930's. Since then little has changed. Restored to its original luster in 2009. On Friday thru Sunday nights you'll hear the "Mighty Wurlitzer" still played before each showing. Also check out Classic Movies on Saturdays at 11am for a 30 minute organ concert followed by a legendary film. All for only $3.
A wonderful mix of indie films and foreign releases that are hard to find playing anywhere else in the country. If you want to see great films this is he place. Check the schedule for premieres and sneak peeks with lectures after.
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Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
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A wonderful mix of indie films and foreign releases that are hard to find playing anywhere else in the country. If you want to see great films this is he place. Check the schedule for premieres and sneak peeks with lectures after.
A close 3 miles away the Torne Valley Vineyard has special jazz nights and other music events on a tranquil spot just above the grapes. Check their web site for dates.
Torne Valley Vineyard
1 Torne Valley Rd
A close 3 miles away the Torne Valley Vineyard has special jazz nights and other music events on a tranquil spot just above the grapes. Check their web site for dates.
Parks & Nature
Home of Skylands Park and the NJ Botanical Gardens. Wonderful hiking trails or good for just a stroll around the gardens.
Skylands Manor
5 Morris Rd
Home of Skylands Park and the NJ Botanical Gardens. Wonderful hiking trails or good for just a stroll around the gardens.
Lots of wonderful hiking trails at this very popular spot for dog walkers and nature lovers. You'll find wide well marked trails with beautiful views year round.
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Ramapo Valley County Reservation
608 Ramapo Valley Rd
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Lots of wonderful hiking trails at this very popular spot for dog walkers and nature lovers. You'll find wide well marked trails with beautiful views year round.
An easy 1 mile drive from Hingle House will get you here for a brisk hike around the ponds and wetlands or to the top of the mountain for a breathtaking view.
Kakiat Park
668 Haverstraw Rd
An easy 1 mile drive from Hingle House will get you here for a brisk hike around the ponds and wetlands or to the top of the mountain for a breathtaking view.
Over 90 miles of biking roads and countless miles of trails, Harriman is NY States largest park. Breathtaking scenery at the summits and down by the river, steams and lakes. Hiking, fishing, kayaking, biking, its all here. The location pinned here is to the information and book store so you can get the right info for your desired activity.
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Harriman State Park
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Over 90 miles of biking roads and countless miles of trails, Harriman is NY States largest park. Breathtaking scenery at the summits and down by the river, steams and lakes. Hiking, fishing, kayaking, biking, its all here. The location pinned here is to the information and book store so you can get the right info for your desired activity.
Another beauty, this one conceived and bequeathed by the Rockefeller family, Bear Mountain is unique. Explore the lodge and restaurant, ride the carousel or skate on the rink. Everywhere you go you'll be surrounded by the mountains.
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Bear Mountain State Park
Route 9W North
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Another beauty, this one conceived and bequeathed by the Rockefeller family, Bear Mountain is unique. Explore the lodge and restaurant, ride the carousel or skate on the rink. Everywhere you go you'll be surrounded by the mountains.
Drive or hike up to the Perkins Memorial Observatory for an iconic view. The tower is open late spring through early fall for an even better view if you can climb a lot of stairs. In the winter months the road is closed and only accessible by foot or bicycle. Great views year round.
Perkins Memorial Tower
Perkins Memorial Drive
Drive or hike up to the Perkins Memorial Observatory for an iconic view. The tower is open late spring through early fall for an even better view if you can climb a lot of stairs. In the winter months the road is closed and only accessible by foot or bicycle. Great views year round.
Further afield and a 45 minute car ride north you can walk over the Hudson, from New Paltz to Poughkeepsie for more views. The Vanderbilt Mansion is just a few miles away as well
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Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
87 Haviland Road
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Further afield and a 45 minute car ride north you can walk over the Hudson, from New Paltz to Poughkeepsie for more views. The Vanderbilt Mansion is just a few miles away as well
If you want to get on the historic trail there is no better place to begin than Lake Tiorati in Harriman State Park. Ample Parking, easy access and a ranger station with maps and guidance throughout the summer and fall. Harriman is loaded with trails. Here is a link to Trails.com's favorite hikes: https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/new-york/harriman-state-park About 15 miles from the house
Appalachian Trail Parking/ Tiorati Circle
If you want to get on the historic trail there is no better place to begin than Lake Tiorati in Harriman State Park. Ample Parking, easy access and a ranger station with maps and guidance throughout the summer and fall. Harriman is loaded with trails. Here is a link to Trails.com's favorite hikes: https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/new-york/harriman-state-park About 15 miles from the house
Sightseeing
Tours Daily of our oldest military academy. You will see where the revolutionary forces pulled the chain across the Hudson, stopping the British navy. Lots more history here and very friendly cadets speaking almost every language to answer your questions.
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United States Military Academy
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Tours Daily of our oldest military academy. You will see where the revolutionary forces pulled the chain across the Hudson, stopping the British navy. Lots more history here and very friendly cadets speaking almost every language to answer your questions.
When it was built it was the most expensive road ever made in the US. When you drive it you will see why. The US military insisted a road between West Point and the town of Cornwall was a necessity. At great expense the road was literally blasted out of the side of the mountain. Great scenic view. SECRET CHARM OF THE HUDSON VALLEY.
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Storm King Mountain
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When it was built it was the most expensive road ever made in the US. When you drive it you will see why. The US military insisted a road between West Point and the town of Cornwall was a necessity. At great expense the road was literally blasted out of the side of the mountain. Great scenic view. SECRET CHARM OF THE HUDSON VALLEY.
Haverstraw, NY is more like Brooklyn than Brooklyn. It's old Brooklyn. Wonderful riverfront, a ferry to Ossining, NY, beautiful marina, Dominican bakeries, incredible food and a turn of the 20th century chocolate store that's been in the same family since it began more than 100 years ago. On a rainy day or for a beautiful evening its the place to be. You'll find restaurants, stores and bakeries in this guide all from Haverstraw, all top shelf places. In addition Edward Hoppers classic painting "House By The Railroad" was painted in Haverstraw and the house still stands today. Take a look throughout the guide for Haverstraw addresses. These places are not to be missed.
Haverstraw
Haverstraw, NY is more like Brooklyn than Brooklyn. It's old Brooklyn. Wonderful riverfront, a ferry to Ossining, NY, beautiful marina, Dominican bakeries, incredible food and a turn of the 20th century chocolate store that's been in the same family since it began more than 100 years ago. On a rainy day or for a beautiful evening its the place to be. You'll find restaurants, stores and bakeries in this guide all from Haverstraw, all top shelf places. In addition Edward Hoppers classic painting "House By The Railroad" was painted in Haverstraw and the house still stands today. Take a look throughout the guide for Haverstraw addresses. These places are not to be missed.
Arts & Culture
Internationally known this walking museum has some iconic sculptures from the worlds leading artists in the medium. 30 minute easy drive from Hingle House. Have brunch at Blooming Hill Farm then drive another 7 miles to enjoy the afternoon here.
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Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Rd
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Internationally known this walking museum has some iconic sculptures from the worlds leading artists in the medium. 30 minute easy drive from Hingle House. Have brunch at Blooming Hill Farm then drive another 7 miles to enjoy the afternoon here.
If you are a Hopper fan you should stop by his birthplace. Throughout the area are scenes he painted. Check in with the staff to find out where.
Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center
82 North Broadway
If you are a Hopper fan you should stop by his birthplace. Throughout the area are scenes he painted. Check in with the staff to find out where.
This old textile factory made military uninforms for the Union army during the civil war. Today it houses a few design businesses and many local artists. Take a stroll through the buildings to see who is creating that day. The sight has been used for movies, TV commercials and photo shoots. Take a stroll down to the river to see the sculpture garden and finish with a fresh draft of beer at the on site brewery.
Garnerville Holding Co
55 W Railroad Ave
This old textile factory made military uninforms for the Union army during the civil war. Today it houses a few design businesses and many local artists. Take a stroll through the buildings to see who is creating that day. The sight has been used for movies, TV commercials and photo shoots. Take a stroll down to the river to see the sculpture garden and finish with a fresh draft of beer at the on site brewery.
A Real treasure in modern art. Worth the 35 minute trip over Bear Mountain Bridge. The town has some good eats and charming shops too.
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Dia Beacon
3 Beekman St
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A Real treasure in modern art. Worth the 35 minute trip over Bear Mountain Bridge. The town has some good eats and charming shops too.
Shopping
Around the world people travel to Woodbury for shopping. One of the largest selections of authentic designer clothing boutiques in the world. Great bargains if you are patient and explore.
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Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
498 Red Apple Court
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Around the world people travel to Woodbury for shopping. One of the largest selections of authentic designer clothing boutiques in the world. Great bargains if you are patient and explore.
Lucas Candy has been around for more than a century and is worth a visit. The candy is made on site and sold in the front of the store. Pick up a few chocolate bars for home. Try the PMS bar featured on the Today show. Old town charm.
Lucas Candies
6 Main St
Lucas Candy has been around for more than a century and is worth a visit. The candy is made on site and sold in the front of the store. Pick up a few chocolate bars for home. Try the PMS bar featured on the Today show. Old town charm.
It has an eclectic mix of quality clothes and shoes you can't find anywhere else. The merchandise is unique, funky and high quality. In the beautiful town of Nyack, NY. Ask for Susan for fashion advice.
Maria Luisa
77 S Broadway
It has an eclectic mix of quality clothes and shoes you can't find anywhere else. The merchandise is unique, funky and high quality. In the beautiful town of Nyack, NY. Ask for Susan for fashion advice.
Every Sunday from June to December the Ramsey Farmers Market is open from 9am to 2pm. A great mix of organic farm stands, meat and fish, fresh baked goods and so many other fabulous creations. Grab a breakfast sandwich from True Foods and walk around. You'll find something delicious to take home.
Ramsey Farmers' Market
3 Erie Plaza
Every Sunday from June to December the Ramsey Farmers Market is open from 9am to 2pm. A great mix of organic farm stands, meat and fish, fresh baked goods and so many other fabulous creations. Grab a breakfast sandwich from True Foods and walk around. You'll find something delicious to take home.