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Suffern, New York

by travelnews site (2019-07-26)


Located north of New Jersey, Suffern is a small village in New York. Its proximity to neighboring states has made it as an ideal gateway to the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. Suffern is one of Rockland County’s urban communities. Avon Products, known in 1897 as the California Perfume Company, has established its beginnings on a 3,000-square foot laboratory. At present, the global company resides on a 225,000-square foot expanse which further propelled the village to greater economic heights. Suffern has a lot of interesting places such as historical sites and entertainment areas for tourists. Brooklands Park, Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, and Lafayette Theatre are just some of the village’s attractions. 

Exploring the City 

As part of New York, Suffern is served by local and express trains, as the city has its own station. The Suffern Station is operated by Hoboken Terminal to the New Jersey Transit, with connecting service at Pennsylvania Station to Secaucus Junction. Guests can expect that most of the trains of the New Jersey Transit Main Line end at the village. Meanwhile, the Metro North Railroad can bring tourists from Orange County or Port Jervis. To get around the small village and nearby establishments, the bus services of Transport of Rockland are available throughout the day. The highways known collectively as the New York State Thruway pass through the city. Book your Suffern Hotels with Reservations.com. 

Fast Facts 

  • The village of Suffern was originally called Sidman’s Clove and The Point of the Mountains, but these were its names just before the Revolution took place. The original settlers of the area were Ramapough Indians.
  • Founded in 1796, the village was named after a Rockland County judge, John Suffern. The name was changed from New Antrim, his homeland in Ireland, into his last name.
  • The Albany Post Road, the village’s main road, is one of the state’s oldest roads. It served as the stagecoach line between New York City and Albany. The line follows the route of the Hudson River.
  • The Erie Railroad was the first line in the county, and as built more than 150 years ago. Its tracks are now known as the Norfolk Southern line.
  • Suffern is known as the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area’s gateway.
  • Known previously as the California Perfume Company, Avon Products recognizes Suffern as its birthplace. 

Tourist Attractions 

Built in 1924, USA Today declared the Lafayette Theater as among the top 10 Great Places to Revel in Cinematic Grandeur. It was a nationally acclaimed cinema palace located at Downtown Suffern. It is known to house the Wirlitzer Theatre organ, and to run Big Screen Classics. The George Parness Community Center on Washington is a favorite place among locals. The establishment hosts holiday activities, dances, and weekly community events. Just outside it is the Gazebo, where outdoor activities are held. The soldier’s statue dedicated to all the county’s fallen soldiers are commemorated by the War Memorial Statue, which can be found at the corner of Route 59 and Washington Avenue. League fields for numerous outdoor activities can be found at the Cucolo Ballfields. 

Best Dining Spots 

The little restaurant on Orange Avenue has always been a big hit. The Tequila Sal Y Limon has been serving authentic Mexican dishes, each promising unique flair and ambience. Daily specials vary. The chef and owners are partial with a dish known as the enchiladas verde, while guests will perhaps be enthralled with over 50 dishes, including some great seafood. For continental cuisine, choose Ravi. There’s absolutely nothing pretentious about their authentic menu, which provides a warm, friendly atmosphere for customers not seeking Mexican or Italian food. Guests can expect the clientele to be as eclectic as the menu, which features an array of lamb dishes, chops, steaks, and fresh fish. Try the classic ice cream sundae and the list of wonderful pastries.