Introduction to West Haverstraw, New York
West Haverstraw, New York, in Rockland county, is 16 miles NW of White Plains, New York and 32 miles N of New York, New York. The village is conveniently located inside the New York metropolitan area. There are an estimated 10,295 people in West Haverstraw.
West Haverstraw History
West Haverstraw was officially incorporated as a village in March 1883. It was home to 1,602 people at that time. Records suggest that the village had a significant commercial and industrial history before its incorporation. Grist mills were constructed along the Minisceongo Creek as early as the 18th century. From the late 19th century to the early 20th century, brick industry took over as the region's major business.
West Haverstraw and nearby Attractions
- High Tor State Park
- Haverstraw Brick Museum
- Peekskill Museum
- Rockland Lake State Park
- Blue Mountain Reservation
- Dellwood Country Club
Things To Do In West Haverstraw
West Haverstraw is a diverse and dynamic community with a flourishing commercial district. The High Tor State Park, which offers scenic views of the Hudson River, has trails and facilities for picnicking and swimming. The Haverstraw Brick Museum highlights the village's highly successful brick manufacturing history. The exhibits in this museum include materials associated with the industry. The village is also near to a few well-maintained golf courses.
West Haverstraw Transportation
Stewart International Airport is less than half an hour's drive away.
West Haverstraw Higher Education
Facilities for higher education are available at Rockland Community College, Pace University and Mercy College.