Introduction to Chestnut Ridge, New York
Chestnut Ridge History
Dutch Settlers were the first Europeans to establish residence in the area. Settlements were first established in Rockland County in the 17th century. The community of Chestnut Ridge was initially a part of the Town of Ramapo. It was then known as South Spring Valley. In 1986, it was incorporated as the Village of Chestnut Ridge. According to records, the community was named because of the presence of great Chestnut trees on the hills.
Chestnut Ridge and nearby Attractions
- Little Red Schoolhouse Museum
- Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic
- Darlington County Park
- George Washington Bridge
- Pascack Historical Society Museum
- New York Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Chestnut Ridge
Chestnut Ridge is home to a number of sites of historic importance, including the Little Red Schoolhouse Museum, which was established as a one-room schoolhouse in 1890. The Hudson River Museum of Westchester, the Pascack Historical Society Museum, the Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic, Van Cortlandt Manor and the DeWint House are some of the other historic sites and museums near Chestnut Ridge. At the 2,145-acre Ramapo Valley County Reservation, visitors can enjoy fishing, camping and hiking. The High Tor State Park offers views of the Hudson River, while Darlington County Park features two lakes and beaches. The George Washington Bridge, the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden are some of the other popular destinations in the area.
Chestnut Ridge Transportation
Air transportation is available from Teterboro Airport.
Chestnut Ridge Higher Education
Rockland Community College, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Bergen Community College and Mercy College are some of the nearby colleges and universities.