Rockland County, with 176 square miles, is the smallest county in NYS but has, by far, the most to offer. Originally home to the Lenape Native Americans, Rockland is rich in history and is home to much more. Over 30% of the county is reserved Park Lands; Harriman State Park, Bear Mountain, Hi Tor, Hook Mountain, Rockland Lake and the widest point of the Hudson River, just to name a few. Well over 300,000 people live and flourish in Rockland due to its vicinity to NYC as well as its thriving communities.
Each of the five towns do their part to conserve the environment and protect local waterways. Rockland school systems are known as some of the best in the country and it is home to over five great colleges. Rockland runs its own line of bus transportation within and outside the county. It is also home to a number of train stations on NJ Transit and Metro-North Railroad as well as a ferry station along the Hudson. It is still home to a number of small family farms and holds dozens of weekly farmers markets. Rockland has its own Baseball Stadium and is home to the Palisades Mall, the eighth largest mall in the USA. Needless to say, Rockland has something for everyone.
Throughout history Rockland has been known as a hub for folks trying to escape the hustle of city life and a stopping point for travelers going elsewhere in New York and beyond. Everyone that lives in or visits Rockland finds a relaxing and inviting environment full of nature and history.
"I’m going to Harriman State Park on Saturday to hike! Wanna come?"
"I can’t, sorry! I’m going boating on the Hudson that day. My cousins are taking the train up from the city."
"No problem. I’ll see you Thursday night for the fireworks at the Boulders Baseball Stadium."
"We would be so bored if we didn't live in Rockland County!"
Prices shown in USD.
Type your email address below to get our free Urban Word of the Day every morning!
Emails are sent from email@example.com. We'll never spam you.