Introduction to Nanuet, New York
Nanuet, New York, in Rockland county, is 12 miles NW of Yonkers, New York and 24 miles N of New York, New York. The town is considered part of the New York metropolitan area. Nanuet has a population of 16,707.
Originally this hamlet was known as Nannawitt’s Meadow. A railroad was brought to this area for the first time by the Erie Railroad company in 1841. This town was also known as Clarkstown before settling on its present name of Nanuet in 1856.
Nanuet and nearby Attractions
- Blauvelt State Park
- Tallman Mountain State Park
- Orangetown Museum & Archives
- Pascack Historical Society Museum
- Old Stone House Museum
- Finkelstein Memorial Library
Things To Do In Nanuet
The Nanuet Mall is the town’s most popular shopping center and has a wide variety of retail outlets. Those looking for adventurous activities explore the Paleolithic ruins that lie at the western side of the Hackensack River. Lake Nanuet serves as a popular swimming spot.
La Guardia Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Nanuet Higher Education
Rockland Community College, Bergen Community College, Ramapo College of New Jersey and Mercy College provide higher education in the area.