One of my favorite places to view the Hudson River is at the park that is located next to the Dobbs Ferry train station in Westchester County, NY. It offers wonderful views all year long and was especially beautiful when I visited over the weekend, and walked along the river. The flowers and trees were blossoming, the ducks floated by, and kites were flying high as the river’s breeze elevated them way above.
Perhaps one of the greatest aspects of the park is that it offers a variety of unique views from one spot. When facing the water, you can see mountains directly across from you. If you turn right, you have a view of the Tappan Zee bridge as well as the Sleepy Hollow lighthouse. If you face left, you get an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline.
This park is a great place to have a picnic, walk your dog, or relax and read a book. There is also a playground there for children to enjoy. It is also a nice place to spend time if you are waiting for a train. Right beside the park is the restaurant, Half Moon, which I have previously written about. This is a great place to eat before or after taking a stroll through the park.
If you are in the area during the summertime, the park offers free jazz concerts on Wednesday evenings. Bring chairs and a blanket and enjoy the music as you watch the sunset over the Hudson River. It is a unique and wonderful way to hear new music while relaxing and enjoying the outdoors.
I hope you will all get a chance to visit this park or any of the other wonderful ones along the Hudson River. Please share any of your suggestions of great parks along the river in the comments section!