Introduction to Dobbs Ferry, New York
Dobbs Ferry, New York, in Westchester county, is 5 miles W of White Plains, New York and 19 miles N of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding New York metro area, Dobbs Ferry is home to some 10,622 residents.
Dobbs Ferry History
The Village of Dobbs Ferry was incorporated in 1873. At that time, it was known as Greenburgh. In 1882, the area was renamed Dobbs Ferry after a ferry service that had been operating in this area since 1698. The region played a significant role in the American Revolutionary War. Under General George Washington, the Continental Army encamped in Dobbs Ferry in July and August of 1781.
Dobbs Ferry and nearby Attractions
- Old Croton Aqueduct Trailway
- Estherwood Mansion
- Tallman Mountain State Park
- Hudson River Museum of Westchester
- Bronx Zoo
- Children's Museum of Manhattan
Things To Do In Dobbs Ferry
The Studio Museum in Harlem, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Van Saun County Park/ Bergen County Zoological Park, Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park and the Belskie Museum of Art and Science are all popular nearby recreational spots. The Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk are ideal places for a family day trip.
Dobbs Ferry Transportation
Westchester County Airport is nearby.
Dobbs Ferry Higher Education
Mercy College, Iona College, SUNY College at Purchase and SUNY Westchester Community College are the nearby institutes of higher learning.