Introduction to Suffern, New York
Suffern, New York, in Rockland county, is 13 miles N of Paterson, New Jersey and 26 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The village is located in the New York metropolitan area. Suffern has a population of 11,006.
The area now known as Suffern was first settled in by Europeans in 1773. The village was founded in 1796. Originally, it was known as New Antrim. Later on, it was named after John Suffern, who was an early settler of the area and the first judge of Rockland County. General George Washington and his company camped in the village during the American Revolutionary War. The Erie Railroad first entered the area in the mid-1800s.
Suffern and nearby Attractions
- Harriman State Park
- Suffern Village Museum
- New Jersey Botanical Garden
- Ringwood Manor House Museum
- Ramapo Valley County Reservation
- Children's Museum of Manhattan
Things To Do In Suffern
The village of Suffern offers several recreational facilities. You can take a look around the Suffern Village Museum and explore the history of the region. The Pascack Historical Society Museum, Old Stone House Museum, Schoolhouse Museum and Orangetown Museum and Archives are also nearby. You can also plan a day trip to the Bronx Zoo and Van Saun County Park/Bergen County Zoological Park from Suffern. One can also enjoy fishing and boating on Lake Antrim.
Flights are available from Teterboro Airport.
Suffern Higher Education
Rockland Community College and Salvation Army School for Officers Training lie within the village.