Where’s This Tarrytown?

Gateway to the Hudson Valley

Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, New York, are nestled in the eastern slope of the widest part of the the Hudson River (the Tappan Zee) in southern New York State.  We are about 25 miles (40 km) north of midtown Manhattan in New York City.

The Tappan Zee Bridge crosses the Hudson at Tarrytown, carrying Interstates 87 and 287 across to Nyack, Rockland County and the western shore of the Hudson River Valley.  In 2018, when the new Tappan Zee Bridge is complete, a shared-use path will allow riders and pedestrians to cross the river, the only such crossing within 40 miles of New York City.

Our train station, located on the river just steps from the Main Street shops and restaurants, is an express stop on the Metro-North train line from New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, meaning the city is just a scenic, 35-minute ride away.

Tarrytown’s location, just north of one of the world’s great cities and at the gateway to one of the most important food-growing regions in the country in the Hudson Valley, makes it the perfect “base camp” for a city-to-country getaway.  Criss-crossed by bike paths, with a brand-new bridge and pathway lacing the river and an express train to our door, getting here couldn’t be easier.

Main Street in Tarrytown. The main business area of Tarrytown includes galleries, antique shops, fast-casual restaurants and sit-down restaurant, cafes, ice cream shops and specialty retail. You won't find chain restaurants here but Tarrytown, the Gateway to the Hudson Valley, takes full advantage of its location in one of the country's most important agricultural and culinary centers.

Main Street in Tarrytown. The main business area of Tarrytown includes galleries, antique shops, fast-casual restaurants and sit-down restaurant, cafes, ice cream shops and specialty retail. You won’t find chain restaurants here but Tarrytown, the Gateway to the Hudson Valley, takes full advantage of its location in one of the country’s most important food-growing and culinary regions.

scooter_iconHow to Get Here

 It’s easy!

  • BY TRAIN: From north and south, use Metro-North’s Hudson Line to reach Tarrytown (go north, in the direction of Croton-Harmon or Poughkeepsie). Most of Tarrytown’s shops and restaurants are a five-minute walk from the train station, and taxis and Uber service are also available. Trains run frequently, and an express train gets you to or from Grand Central Terminal in New York City in 35 minutes.  The Hudson Line goes south as far as Grand Central, and north as far as Poughkeepsie.
  • BY CAR: 
    • From Eastern Westchester & Connecticut:  Take I95 to 287 West. Take Exit 1 for Tarrytown.  Make a right onto Route 119 West and follow it until it ends. At the traffic light, make a right onto Route 9 North. Go four additional lights. At the fourth light, make a left onto Main Street.
    • From Southern Westchester and New York City:  
      • Take Route 87, going north. Take Exit 9 for Tarrytown. At the traffic light, make a left onto Route 119 West and follow it until it ends. At the light, make a right onto Route 9 North. Go four additional lights. At the fourth light, make a left onto Main Street.
      • OR TAKE Saw Mill River Parkway:
        Take the Henry Hudson Parkway North to the Saw Mill River Parkway North. Take Exit 21 West. At the stop sign, make a right onto Route 119 West and follow it until it ends. At the traffic light, make a right onto Route 9 North. Go four additional lights. At the fourth light, make a left onto Main Street.
    • From Rockland County and New Jersey:
      Take Route 87 South and cross over the Tappan Zee Bridge. Stay to the right and take the first exit after the tollbooth which is Exit 9 for Tarrytown. At the traffic light, make a right onto Route 9 North. Go five additional lights. At the fifth light, make a left onto Main Street.
    • From Northern Westchester & Putnam County
      Take the Saw Mill River Parkway South. Take Exit 23 for Eastview. At the traffic light, make a right onto Neperan Road. The road will take you around the Tarrytown Lakes. At the fourth stop sign which is at the top of the hill, the road will fork in front of you. Take the left fork in the direction of Route 9. At the bottom of the hill, cross Route 9 by passing through the light.
  • BY BIKE:
    • From New York City via the South County Trailway: Take the South County Trailway north to its official endpoint (and the start of the 22-mile North County Trailway). Where the trailway crosses Old Saw Mill River Road, you’ll turn LEFT after the bridge, and roll up and over a little hill, and down to Neperan Road.  Turn right on the sidewalk, and then shortly cross Neperan at the pedestrian/bike crossing, towards the large stone Eastview pump house.  Follow the pathway to the left of the pumphouse, up to the Tarrytown Lakes. Take this pathway for one mile, until you come to the end and the junction with Neperan Road at the bottom of the lakes.  Turn left; follow Neperan Road to the stop sign at the top of the hill.  the road will fork in front of you. Take the left fork in the direction of Route 9. At the bottom of the hill, cross Route 9 by passing through the light.
    • From Yonkers, via the Old Croton Aqueduct (best for hybrid bikes):  Use the OCA — an unpaved path friendly to hybrid bikes (but probably more punishing for road bikes) to ride north to Tarrytown.  The pathway hits Route 9 just north of Lyndhurst (a mansion museum with gardens and grounds along the Hudson River); here, turn left and ride along the road for a mile and a half into Tarrytown.
    • From Brewster, and points north, via the Putnam County Trailway and North County Trailway:  Starting at the Brewster Metro-North train station, use the Putnam County Trailway to ride south for ten miles to the North County Trailway. Contine to Tarrytown via the North County Trailway, and just before connecting to the South County Trailway, turn right just before the trailway crosses Old Saw Mill River Road.  Then, roll up and over a little hill, and down to Neperan Road.  Turn right on the sidewalk, and then shortly cross Neperan at the pedestrian/bike crossing, towards the large stone Eastview pump house.  Follow the pathway to the left of the pumphouse, up to the Tarrytown Lakes. Take this pathway for one mile, until you come to the end and the junction with Neperan Road at the bottom of the lakes.  Turn left; follow Neperan Road to the stop sign at the top of the hill.  the road will fork in front of you. Take the left fork in the direction of Route 9. At the bottom of the hill, cross Route 9 by passing through the light.
    • From Nyack (trailway coming 2018):  Park at the parking terminal for the shared-use pathway on the Nyack (west) side of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, and follow the SUP over the bridge to the Tarrytown side.  From here, turn left onto Route 9 (Broadway), and ride north for one mile to downtown Tarrytown.

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