Where to stay and what to do while you're in the Hudson Valley for TOUGHMAN NY

Westchester County Tourism & FilmWestchester County Tourism & Film

Address: 148 Martine Avenue, Suite 104
White Plains, NY 10601
Tel: 914.995.8500


Address: W. Sunnyside Lane, Tarrytown
Tel: 914.591.8763
The picturesque "Snuggery" home of author Washington Irving, famous for "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", sits on the banks of the Hudson River amid a wonderfully romantic landscape. Guides in mid-Victorian costumes offer tours of the meticulously restored house. Web:


Address: 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown
Tel: 914.631.4481
This 1838 Gothic Revival mansion was occupied by three prominent New York City families, including financier Jay Gould. Now the fully furnished property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation offers one of the finest examples of nineteenth-century estate landscapes, with splendid grounds and gardens. Web:

Old Dutch Church and Burying GroundOld Dutch Church and Burying Ground

Address: 42 N. Broadway, Tarrytown
Built in 1685 by wealthy Dutch Loyalist Frederick Philipse, this sacred edifice and adjoining burying ground is considered the oldest functioning church and cemetery in New York State. Simple interior features include a distinctive wooden pulpit and sounding-board canopy. Web:

Philipsburg ManorPhilipsburg Manor

Address: Route 9, Sleepy Hollow
A late 17th/early 18th century working farm and grist-mill established by Frederick Philipse. Reenactments of everyday chores from the era are conducted on-site. The stone manor boasts a rich collection of early New York and European furniture, as well as Dutch Delft ceramics and continental brass. Tours to Kykuit depart from here.

Kykuit – the Rockefeller EstateKykuit – the Rockefeller Estate

Sleepy Hollow
Tel: 914.631.9491
The expansive estate home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. Commanding a breathtaking view of the Hudson River, it features extensive stone terraces, formal gardens, glorious fountains, and Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller's collections of 20th century sculpture, art, automobiles and horse-drawn carriages.

Sleepy Hollow LighthouseSleepy Hollow Lighthouse

Address: Kingsland Point Park, Sleepy Hollow
Tel: 914.366.5109
1883 lighthouse with near-perfect performance record during its 78 years of operation. The only Caisson-style lighthouse on the Hudson.

The Union Church of Pocantico HillsThe Union Church of Pocantico Hills

Address: 555 Bedford Rd., Sleepy Hollow
Tel: 914.631.8200
The Union Church was organized as a non-denominational, Protestant church in 1915. Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller were among the founding members. The Rockefellers commissioned the work of two masters, Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse, for ten stained glass windows throughout the church. Matisse completed the design for the rose window over the chancel just two days before his death in 1954.

Grand Prix New YorkGrand Prix New York

Address: 333 N. Bedford, Rd., Mt. Kisco
Tel: 914.241.3131
Exciting 120,000 sq ft. indoor open-wheel racing with video arcade, dining and lounge. Racing enthusiasts gear up in suits, helmets and protective collars before starting their Italian Sodi RX7 engines!

Katonah Museum of ArtKatonah Museum of Art

Address: 134 Jay St., Katonah
Tel: 914.232.9555
Non-collecting institution dedicated to the visual arts, offering changing exhibits and acclaimed Children's Learning Center, sculpture garden amidst 100-year-old Norwegian spruces, family programming, lectures, live jazz.

John Jay HomesteadJohn Jay Homestead

Address: 400 Route 22, Katonah
Tel: 914.232.5651
Residence of America's first Chief Justice and four generations of his descendents. This State Historic Site offers guided tours of the furnished Federal-style farmhouse, museum, two formal gardens and a new herb garden.

Caramoor Center for Music and the ArtsCaramoor Center for Music and the Arts

Address: 149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah
Tel: 914.232.5035
Home to one of the largest outdoor summer music festivals in the USA, as well as year-round musical performances in many genres. The Mediterranean-style Rosen House Museum contains period rooms filled with fine and decorative arts from Europe and China, and the grounds feature several themed gardens.

Croton Point Nature CenterCroton Point Nature Center

Address: Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson
Tel: 914.862.5297
Located in the 504 acre Croton Point Park, the largest peninsula on the Hudson. House exhibits local flora, fauna, local and Native American history.

Van Cortlandt ManorVan Cortlandt Manor

Address: Croton South Riverside Ave, Croton-on-Hudson
Tel: 914.271.8981
Once the home of New York's prominent Van Cortlandt family, the Manor contains an outstanding collection of American decorative arts, beautiful gardens, a tenant farmer's house and a tavern. Museum gift shop and picnic area. Tours led by costumed guides.

Teatown Lake ReservationTeatown Lake Reservation

Address: 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining
Tel: 914.762.2912
834-acre environmental education center ad nature preserve offers birds of prey and animal displays, seasonal and ongoing programs and events.

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary ArtHudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

Address: 1701 Main St., Peekskill
Tel: 914.788.0100
Long-term installations, rotating exhibits, educational, public and family programs showcase cutting-edge contemporary art from the global art community.

Paramount Center for the ArtsParamount Center for the Arts

Address: 1008 Brown St., Peekskill
Tel: 914.739.2333
Restored 1,000 seat palace of the 1930's offering arts and entertainment including classical, pop, comedy, drama, art exhibits, independent films, programs for youth. Original 2,000-bulb marquee with running chase lights.