Living in Palisades, NY
Palisades is a hamlet located in Rockland County, New York, originally known as Sneden’s Landing. The land that the hamlet is located on was purchased by Dr. George Lockhart in 1685 and for a few years it was claimed by both New York and New Jersey. Palisades officially became a part of New York in 1769.
There are quite a few historical markers and places in this small hamlet. They include Skunk Hollow, Cliffside, Abner Conklin House, Big House, the Seven Oaks Estate and Sneden’s Ferry. This place is full of history dating all the way back to the Revolutionary War. I am sure that George Washington made a path in this area. Makes you wonder how George got anything done with all the traveling he did over the years.
Many people are drawn to this area because of the actual Palisades, which are steep cliffs along the west side of the lower Hudson River. They were in danger of being demolished by quarries until 1900 when a group was formed to preserve them and their beautiful views. They are now part of the Palisades Interstate Park, which offers miles of hiking and biking trails. There are a few beaches for swimming and boating during the summer months and trails for cross country skiing during the winter. My favorite are the views of the Hudson River from so many different angles.
The Palisades Schoolhouse was built back in 1870 and in 1970 it was turned into the Palisades Community Center. A rather long history for the building. The center offers many activities throughout the year for the entire community to enjoy. There is even a newsletter for the community, called The Palisades 10964 Newsletter and has been in publication since 1977. Although a small area, Palisades has four libraries. Students in the area attend the wonderful Northvale Public Schools and many attend the well known Saint Thomas Aquinas College for higher education.
We are never boring in this area, and there is always something fun to do. Locals enjoy a variety of activities. Music is a favorite. Among the different venues are: The Turning Point Music Café, The Piermont Flywheel Gallery, The Hudson Valley Chorale providing a variety of concerts during the year.
Quite a few people have called Palisades home, while others have simply passed through. The history here is remarkable and the views are absolutely breathtaking. It is quite easy to see why people come back to this little hamlet time and time again. There is so much to do and see that many people finally decide that this area should be where they will purchase their next house and find their happily ever after.
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