Villages around Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow

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Villages around Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow

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Sep 23, 2009, 8:32pm

We're visiting NYC for the first time in October. We're going to take the Metro-North Hudson train up to Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow for the day. I wondered if anyone can suggest any other villages in that area that are good for a quick visit and are along the train line.

Sep 24, 2009, 7:10am

Ah! You are going to visit my territory!
Farther up along the Hudson line (but not awfully far) is the little town of Cold Spring, which is really cute and full of antique shops, and faces the famous Academy of West Point (where, for a brief time, Edgar Allan Poe was a cadet), which is on the other side of the river.
Actually, from Dobbs Ferry up, all the towns are lovely. If you are interested, in Irvington you can visit Washington Irving's house. It is a nice area.

Sep 24, 2009, 12:13pm

Thanks for your reply!
I'm unclear- is Sunnyside (Irving's home) in Irvington or Tarrytown? We're going to visit that, and the Sleepy Hollow cemetary and the Old Dutch Cemetary.
I've found Cold Spring on the map. Thanks for your suggestions, I'm looking forward to it.

Sep 24, 2009, 3:07pm

Sunnyside is between Irvington and Tarrytown. If you go up Rt.9, which is beautiful, you will see the signs. The Old Dutch Cemetery is well worth visiting (Washington Irving's tomb is in the more modern part), and you will see the site of the old Dutch Bridge, the one crossed by the Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane.
Well worth visiting is Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate. If you google it, you will find the website. The only problem is that you might need reservations.

Sep 24, 2009, 9:04pm

Thanks a lot! Funny you should mention Kykuit-I had never heard of it before this morning when I watch a travel piece about the area on Youtube.