Introduction to Congers, New York
The area now known as Congers was settled in by German, Dutch and English settlers in the late 1600s. It was originally named Cedar Grove Corner, but the name was later changed to Waldberg, meaning "forest city" in German. The Congers railroad station was established in the area in the 1800s, along with a school, three churches and a firehouse. Rockland County was founded in the year 1798.
Congers and nearby Attractions
- Rockland Lake Museum
- Ramapo Valley County Reservation
- Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden
- Kingsland Point County Park
- Pascack Historical Society Museum
Things To Do In Congers
Nearby parks include Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park, Kingsland Point County Park, Graham Hills County Park and Mohansic State Park. Local museums include the Putnam Historical Society & Foundry School Museum, the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, the Hamilton House Museum, the Bronx County Historical Society and the Ringwood Manor House Museum.
Air transportation is available from Stewart International Airport.
Congers Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Mercy College-Main Campus, Iona College and Rockland Community College.