Introduction to Somers, New York
Somers was founded in 1788 and was then known as Stephentown. The name was changed to Somerstown as there was already another town of the same name in New York. In 1808 the town was renamed Somers in honor of Captain Richard Somers, the naval hero of the Tripolitan War. IBM and Pepsi established large corporate facilities in the town in the 1980s and 1990s. Somers is also known as the 'cradle of the American circus.'
Somers and nearby Attractions
- John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
- Southeast Museum
- Clarence Fahnestock State Park
- Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
- Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden
- Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Things To Do In Somers
Somers offers a number of recreational facilities for both its residents and visitors. You can visit the Angle Fly Preserve, Lasdon Park and Arboretum, Van Tassel Memorial Park, Old Stone House, Koegel Park, Mildred B Lasdon Sanctuary, Reis Park and the Wright Reis Homestead. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed on Lake Lincolndale and Lake Shenorock as well.
Westchester County Airport is the nearest airport.
Somers Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are offered by Pace University- Pleasantville Briarcliff, Western Connecticut State University, the United States Military Academy and Iona College.