Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, USA

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Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, USA

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A cozy nook in New York

The serene riverfront village of Hastings-on-Hudson offers scenic views of tranquil waterways, verdant local parks perfect for ambling around in on lazy spring and summer days, as well as the kind of vibrant, cosmopolitan shopping and dining opportunities you might expect from a community that's so close to the buzz and bright lights of the Big Apple. A mere 35-minute train journey from New York's iconic Grand Central terminal, the Hastings-on-Hudson vacation rentals offer wonderful New York sightseeing opportunities in comfortable, spacious, and refreshingly green surroundings. A rare escape from the urban bustle, but still close to the big attractions.

Taking in Hastings-on-Hudson

The best way to orient yourself to the town is to take the Hastings Historical Society's Museum in the Streets tour – a self-guided walking tour of the village's historic homesteads and other culturally significant sites. Plaques adorned with eye-opening old photos, together with enlightening text, will take you through the story of the village. Although small, the community also offers plenty of boutiques, cafes, souvenir and antique shops to explore. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the city's green spaces – whether strolling through Waterfront Park, hiking the Old Croton Aqueduct, or heading out to the local yacht club, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors.

Sightseeing from Hastings-on-Hudson

In Hastings-on-Hudson, you can visit the homestead of Hudson River School painter Jasper Cropsey, which nestles in an old ravine. You can see more American art just a short drive away in the historic town of Yonkers, where the Hudson River Museum awaits. It houses American art in a picturesque 19th-century mansion. Yonkers attractions also include the Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, Westchester County's oldest building, and the Empire City Casino and Raceway. You'll also discover that the sights and bright lights of downtown New York are easy to reach from Hastings-on-Hudson vacation rentals.

Hastings-on-Hudson through the year

Hastings-on-Hudson enjoys typical New York seasons, with cold, snowy winters when temperatures can drop below freezing, and warm, sunny summers with temperatures reaching into the 70s and 80s from May through September. If you do happen to come in the colder months, you can still enjoy cozy restaurants and wrap up warm for languid winter walks. The many green spaces around Hastings-on-Hudson means that fall is also a beautiful time to visit, with the forested hillsides becoming a riot of autumnal color.

On the waterfront in Hastings-on-Hudson

From Hastings-on-Hudson vacation rentals, the best spots to enjoy a stroll or jog are Waterfront Park and MacEachron Waterfront Park on the shore of the Hudson. Close by, Sprain Ridge Park offers many more miles of hiking and biking trails through broadleaf woodland that can be enjoyed year-round. On the opposite side of the Hudson River, just over half an hour away, Palisades Interstate Park is home to 2,500-acres of riverside parkland, as well as miles of hiking and ski trails, playgrounds, and a nature sanctuary.