Introduction to Tappan, New York
The first European settlers in Tappan were Dutch farmers who arrived in 1686 after obtaining land from the Tappan Indians. Tappan is a part of Rockland County, which is the smallest county in New York. Tappan has preserved many of its buildings in the same condition as the time of original construction, many of which have not even been restored.
Tappan and nearby Attractions
- American Museum of Natural History
- De Wint House
- Bear Mountain State Park
- George Washington Bridge
- Glen Rock Arboretum
Things To Do In Tappan
Local museums include the American Museum of Natural History, the Lambert Castle Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bear Mountain State Park and Blauvelt State Park offer biking, hiking, swimming, boating and picnicking opportunities. The Bronx Zoo is also nearby.
Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.
Tappan Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Mercy College, Manhattan College, Bergen Community College and Farleigh Dickinson University.