The Piermont Chamber of Commerce promotes the interests of its members to enhance the general welfare and prosperity of the Piermont area, with particular emphasis on land use, commerce, and tourism.
The Village of Piermont is nestled along the western shores of the Hudson River. Only 15 miles north of the George Washington Bridge, Piermont boasts the largest waterfront of any village along the mighty Hudson. Tucked between the Hudson River and the soaring rock face of the Palisades, Piermont was formed by a glacier that created the first break in the Palisades at the confluence of the Sparkill Creek and the Hudson.
Piermont is an undeniably charmed location. The native Lenape made their home here, and later, European settlers found both easy access to the interior farmlands and a direct commercial route to a growing market downriver. It is this commercial access to the river that attracted the establishment of the eastern terminus of the Erie Railroad. Remnants of this terminus, known as “the Pier,” is a mile-long publicly accessible roadway bringing fishermen, bird-watchers, photographers, runners, and bikers to witness spectacular sunrises and unobstructed views of the Hudson.
Home to a growing number of topnotch restaurants with outdoor seating, galleries, spas, shops, farmers’ markets, and music lounges, Piermont boasts owner-occupied establishments that reflect the quirky and unique riverfront flavors.
EXPLORE OUR SCENIC VISTAS.
THE PIER | Walk for a mile halfway across the Hudson River! There is nowhere else with the same front-row, 360 degree view of the river so whether you want to watch birds, boats or even bridge building, you can see it all. Open from dawn to dusk, you can also drive to the end although parking is limited.
TALLMAN MOUNTAIN | The “Mont” in Piermont, this State Park rises above the village to the south and affords spectacular views across the marshes to the river and beyond. A hike to the summit from the park entrance at Sparkill Creek can provide an additional bonus since, if you stay to the left, you can wind up at 9W Market for lunch.
OLD ERIE RAILROAD PATH | An old rail line connecting NJ with Nyack is now a re-purposed hiking and biking trail. Set above Piermont, with access by the Old Train Station, it provides an easy and flat trail without vehicles with scenic views along the way. It’s a great way to get to Nyack and to enjoy the fine dining and other attractions there.
GET OUT ON THE WATER | Public boat launches can be found at Sparkill Creek Boat Launch, Parelli Park Boat Launch, Cornetta’s Marina (845-359-9852), and Paradise Boat Launch. Rent a canoe or kayak at Paradise Canoe & Kayak (845-359-0073)
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR SPORTING FACILITIES.
BASKETBALL COURTS AT TALLMAN STATE PARK AND UPPER & LOWER HALF MOON PARKS.
FISHING FROM THE PIER. SEASONAL WINTER SPORTS
ICE SKATING AT TALLMAN STATE PARK & ELEANOR STROUD PARK.
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING AT THOSE LOCATIONS AND ON OLD ERIE PATH.
PLAYGROUNDS AT TALLMAN STATE PARK, ART RITTENBURG FIELD, HALF MOON & KANE PARKS.
EVEN THE DOGS HAVE THEIR OWN PARK NEAR ART RITTENBURG FIELD
Piermont’s rich past is full of interesting sites and stories that can easily be accessed by visitors thanks to the efforts of the Piermont Historical Society (PHS). While many people know the village for its spectacular setting or for its many fine restaurants, shops and galleries, few know of its early beginnings, its industrial past, and its commercial significance to the country, or of its rich heritage and role in the American Revolution. An Historic Walking Tour, linking sites with historical importance, has been created and you can find its route on the map.
The Piermont Historical Society has also created a Piermont History Museum at the Northern Railroad Station on Ash Street. It is open on alternate Sundays, May through early October. There you will find more information about Piermont’s role in the development of the Erie Railroad, the importance of the Pier in WWII and how General George Washington and Sir Guy Carleton met before negotiating the withdrawal of British forces from New York. You’ll see how tourism in Piermont started at Fort Comfort. The Museum also has many other stories that have created the rich history of Piermont.
For more information on the history of Piermont, a printout of the full Walking Tour and PHS events visit: piermonthistorysociety.org
ENJOY OUR QUALITY SHOPS, GALLERIES & FINE DINING.
Piermont is a chain restaurant/store-free zone! Wander along Piermont Avenue or around Flywheel Park for a compact and charming down- town. An eclectic mix of retail, entertainment and dining will not disappoint. In particular Piermont is becoming noted for its concentration of topnotch restaurants, some with celebrity chefs, and many with unique settings.
IF A PICNIC IS MORE YOUR STYLE, then you will find facilities at: Tallman State Park—with grills for open air cooking, Parelli Park, Flywheel Park, Half Moon Park, and Art Rittenburg Field.
WEEKLY FARMERS MARKET takes place at the M&T Bank parking lot with the Piermont Farmers Market every Sunday all summer long. And finally, come for our festivals, usually at Flywheel Park or Art Rittenburg Field where Piermont comes alive and fun is had by all ages. For the schedule go to http://www.piermontchamber.org/events/.
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Joseph Grunfeld & Gina Paoloni