Introduction to Spring Valley, New York
Spring Valley, New York, in Rockland county, is 14 miles NE of Paterson, New Jersey and 26 miles N of New York, New York. The village is part of the New York metropolitan statistical area. About 25,464 people live in Spring Valley.
Spring Valley History
Spring Valley was originally a part of the Town of Ramapo. It was first settled in by Scotsmen and was then renamed Scotland. In 1842, the area was renamed Spring Valley. It was incorporated as a separate village on July 9, 1902. The village's first election was held on August 8, 1902. Peter Van Orden became the first village President. Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, visited the village in 1914.
Spring Valley and nearby Attractions
- Orangetown Museum & Archives
- Tallman Mountain State Park
- Van Saun County Park / Bergen County Zoological Park
- Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
- Bronx Zoo
- Children's Museum of Manhattan
Things To Do In Spring Valley
During your stay in Spring Valley, you can spend your leisure hours at the Rockland Lake State Park, Blauvelt State Park, High Tor State Park and the Darlington County Park. The village also offers easy access to a number of historic sites and museums. Among these are the Van Riper- Hopper House, Ringwood Manor, Pascack Historical Society Museum, Union Church, Elizabeth Cady Stanton House and the Old Stone House Museum. In addition, the Recreation Department of Spring Valley organizes several events and programs throughout the year.
Spring Valley Transportation
Flights are available from Teterboro Airport.
Spring Valley Higher Education
Sunbridge College is the local college. Rockland Community College and Ramapo College of New Jersey are also close to the village.