Introduction to Stony Point, New York
Stony Point, New York, in Rockland county, is 17 miles NW of White Plains, New York and 33 miles N of New York, New York. The town is located in the New York metropolitan area. Stony Point has a population of 11,744.
Stony Point History
Stony Point was founded on March 20, 1865. Prior to adopting its present name, the town was known by several names such as Antioch, Knight’s Corners, Flora Falls and North Haverstraw. Originally, the area was inhabited by the Algonquin Indians. The Stony Point Battlefield is the site of the July 1779 Battle of Stony Point, where General Anthony Wayne and his army attacked the British battalion.
Stony Point and nearby Attractions
- Harriman State Park
- Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
- Rockland Lake State Park
- Peekskill Museum
- Van Saun County Park/ Bergen County Zoological Park
- Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Things To Do In Stony Point
Stony Point is home to the Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site and Stony Point State Park. You can enjoy a day out at the Harriman State Park, which includes around 32 lakes and ponds and more than 40 hiking trails. You can also visit the Palisades Interstate Park, Blue Mountain Reservation and Bear Mountain State Park. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the facilities offered by the Patriot Hills Golf Club.
Stony Point Transportation
International flights are available from Stewart International Airport.
Stony Point Higher Education
Opportunities for higher studies are offered by Rockland Community College, Pace University- Pleasantville Briarcliff and Ramapo College of New Jersey.