Introduction to Tuckahoe, New York
This place, which is a small hamlet in Westchester County, in the New York metro area, derives its name from an Indian term for "place of the tuckah". "Tuckah" refers to a plant used for food. When quality marble was discovered in 1818, Tuckahoe developed into a major marble producer.
Tuckahoe and Nearby Attractions
- American Museum of Natural History
- Campgaw Mountain Reservation
- Cold Spring Pond
- Bergen County Zoological Park
- Brooklyn Botanical Garden
- Bartow-Pell Mansion
Things To Do In Tuckahoe
Hempstead Harbor Park, Tallman Mountain State Park, Palisades Interstate Park, and Ridge Road County Park are some of the parks near Tuckahoe. Popular destinations near the village are the Bergen County Zoological Park and the American Museum of Natural History. A trip may be planned to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and New York Botanical Garden. Other places of interest near Tuckahoe are Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, and the Belmont Park race track.
John F. Kennedy International Airport is located near Tuckahoe.
Tuckahoe Higher Education
College of New Rochelle, SUNY Purchase, Mercy College, and Iona College are colleges close to Tuckahoe.