Introduction to Hawthorne, New York
Hawthorne is an unincorporated hamlet once known as Hammond’s Mills as a part of the Philipsburgh estate, which was owned by Frederick Philipse. The village was renamed Unionville after the Revolutionary War. A railroad station was built here in 1847, and a post office established in 1851. The village was finally named Hawthorne in honor of Rose Hawthorne, the founder of the Rosary Hill Home, where patients suffering from incurable cancer were cared for.
Hawthorne and nearby Attractions
- Bergenfield Museum
- Bartow-Pell Mansion
- Bear Mountain State Park
- Bergen County Zoological Park
- Bartlett Arboretum
- Maritime Aquarium
- George Washington Bridge
Things To Do In Hawthorne
Bear Mountain State Park offers picnicking, swimming and cross country skiing opportunities. The Bergen County Zoological Park and Maritime Aquarium is a popular local spot, while the Bronx Zoo is accessible from Hawthorne as well. The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium has the largest collection of live New York State freshwater fish, reptiles and amphibians.
John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.
Hawthorne Higher Education
Suny Westchester Community College, Pace University, Iona College and Mercy College are all located around Hawthorne.