Piermont, NY (Google map), is a small village nestled into the hillside along the western bank of the Hudson River about 20 miles north of New York City and 2 miles south of the Tappan Zee bridge.
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A civic-minded population of a little more than 2600 supports many community groups and activities. Covering less than 1 square mile, Piermont reflects over 300 years of history, a main street reminiscent of the 19th century, and sandstone colonial homes dating back to the 18th century, mingled with examples of many other periods of domestic architecture in the U.S.
A spectacular 4000 foot long pier extending into the Hudson River, opened by the Erie Railroad in 1838, is a favorite promenade, and there are many other walking paths in the village. Nearby Tallman Mountain State Park provides mountainous paths and a stunning view of the Piermont Marsh, a tidal marsh protected by the National Estuarine Research Reserve for the study of the estuarine environment.
The Sparkill, a creek which runs through the marsh and out into the Hudson River, is available for kayaking and canoeing. Piermont also offers some of the best restaurants in the Hudson Valley and unique specialty shops and fine art galleries. And it is home to the brand new Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library, a descendant of the original library founded in 1896 by the Piermont Improvement Association.
See also our articles on Piermont history.