Introduction to Valley Cottage, New York
Valley Cottage History
John Ryder was the first settler in this area. According to records, the community was once known as "Storm's Corner". In 1876, the residents christened the area "Valley Cottage". One tradition claims the name was inspired by "Cottage Maid", a famous local trotting house owned by Ed Green. The West Shore Railroad station was established soon after, and in 1892, a post office was established. Valley Cottage is now a census-designated place included in the Town of Clarkstown.
Valley Cottage and Nearby Attractions
- Pascack Historical Society Museum
- Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
- Campgaw Mountain Reservation
- Bergen County Zoological Park
- New Jersey Botanical Garden
- Nyack Beach State Park
Things To Do In Valley Cottage
Valley Cottage has numerous historic sites including the Knickerbocker Ice Company, which was established in 1831, the mid 18th century Storms Tavern, and the Tolstoy Foundation of Valley Cottage, which was established in 1939 by the youngest daughter of Leo Tolstoy. The town is also home to the Nyack Beach State Park, and Rockland Lake State Park. Facilities for swimming, boating, hiking, fishing, picnicking, and golfing are available at the Rockland Lake State Park. Pascack Historical Society Museum, Old Stone House Museum, Schoolhouse Museum, and Haverstraw Brick Museum feature various artifacts and memorabilia of historical importance. The New Jersey Botanical Garden, the George Washington Bridge, and the Bergen County Zoological Park are the other popular destinations in the area.
Valley Cottage Transportation
Westchester County Airport is the nearest major airport.
Valley Cottage Higher Education
Colleges close to Valley Cottage are Marymount College, Sunbridge College, SUNY Westchester Community College, and Rockland Community College.