NEW YORK STATE BRIDGE AUTHORITY Bear Mountain Region Points of Interest
Source: Map of Five Hudson River Crossings; Rip Van Winkle Bridge, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Mid-Hudson Bridge, Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, Bear Mountain Bridge; New York State Bridge Authority (Pamphlet, Date Unknown- estimated to be pre-1980)
Information here is for archival purposes, and is not current.
1. Stony Point Battle Reservation: Here General “Mad” Anthony Wayne stormed and captured A British post. Historical Museum of interest.
2. Bear Mountain and Harriman State Parks: Perkin’s Memorial Drive to the top of Bear Mountain, offers sweeping panoramas of the Hudson River and the Highlands. Complete recreational facilities for all outdoor sports are available.
3. Forts Clinton and Montgomery: These two forts were part of a historic plan to defend the Hudson River against the British fleet during the days of the Revolutionary War.
4. West Point: The U.S. Military Academy was founded here in 1802 to train officers for the Army. On a hill dominating the 16,000 acre reservation is Cadet Chapel. Restored Ft. Putnam, Battle Monument, Trophy Point and the Plains are of interest.
5. Monroe: Old Museum Village of Smith’s Cove is a historical enterprise-it has almost endless variety in the thousands of items shown in more than 20 buildings.
6. Goshen: The Hall of Fame of the Trotter is a museum dedicated to harness racing, over 100 trotting prints by Currier and Ives.
7. Tarrytown: In the area are Sunnyside, home of Washington Irving; Philipsburg Manor, home of F. Philipse, built in 1683; and Dutch Reformed (Sleepy Hollow) Church, recently converted into a Nat’l Historic Site.
8. Graymoor Village: Of interest is the Motherhouse of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement.