Rockland County is home to many small towns, but in a sea of small-town charm, Piermont holds its own as one of the best for visitors. Nestled along the western banks of the majestic Hudson River, slightly south of the Tappan Zee Bridge (Mario Cuomo Bridge), Piermont has something to offer every kind of visitor. Here are a few favorites.
Wake Up at Riverview Organic Bed and Breakfast
Wedged between Piermont Avenue and the babbling Sparkill Creek, the Riverview B&B offers a relaxing, safe haven for visitors. Originally the home of Piermont’s horse-drawn firehouse, the two-bedroom venue is a quick walk to the center of town. Start your morning here with a fresh organic-based breakfast along the creek before heading out for the day. riverviewbnb.com
Take A Brisk Walk Along Sparkill Tidal Creek
Grab your reusable water bottle and head out for a nice walk along the beautiful Sparkill Tidal Creek. Starting at The Riverview, take a short stroll to see the man-made waterfall at Piermont Dam. Continue towards town and walk across the historic Bridge Street bridge and face the creek head on to your left. The start of Piermont Marsh is to your right. piermont-ny.gov
What is a morning without a good cup of coffee? Take a break at either (or both) The Outside In Gallery & Espresso Bar or Bunbury’s Coffee Shop. Not only do they carry an excellent cup of joe, but they also have a large selection of food options to pair with your favorite hot beverage.
Shop ‘Til You Drop
Walking through the heart of Piermont is different from your average small town. There are local shops, a variety of food options, several galleries and a beautiful park, but the breathtaking view of the Hudson River is a treasure all its own.
At the end of the main strip, turn onto Ash Street and head towards the beautiful Flywheel Park to enjoy views of the Mario Cuomo Bridge and learn a little bit of history surrounding the Flywheel.
Lunch with a View
A family-owned restaurant since 1981, Confetti’s offers authentic Italian food and a stacked bar. The Carbonara Pizza on the brunch menu is a must-try! For classic American food, specialty cocktails or craft beer, stop at the Rivertown Taphouse to enjoy the latest sports game at the bar and indulge in a good wholesome meal. If you want to DIY your meal or change up your dining atmosphere, stop by TWK Community Market on Piermont Ave for lunch. You can shop the community store to create the perfect picnic meal to enjoy on the peaceful grassy knoll of Flywheel Park.
Tallman Mountain State Park
Enter the wilderness and take a hike through Piermont Marsh/Tallman State Park. Located on the eastern slopes of the Palisades, the park offers over five miles of wooded trails with several scenic overlooks with views of the Hudson and Piermont Marsh. parks.ny.gov
Piermont Pier Park
After your hike through Tallman Mountain State Park, make your way down to the riverfront itself, and stroll the mile-long walking path into the Hudson known as Piermont Pier. piermont-ny.gov
Dinner at Basque, 14 & Hudson, or DVine Pie
With over 16 restaurants, Piermont has plenty of amazing dinner options. Craving traditional tapas and paella from northern Spain? Then look no further than Basque Tapas Bar and Restaurant. Since its opening in 2014, 14 & Hudson has become well-known for its amazing “New American” bistro cuisine, fresh and unique cocktails, and inviting dining space. If you’re in the mood for a pizza adventure, stop by DVine Pie where they only use fresh ingredients and have wine on tap.
Drinks with a View at Pier 701 Restaurant & Bar
End your night in Piermont with some amazing mixed drinks on the Hudson beachfront of Pier 701. Watch the sunset along the Hudson. As dusk approaches, wait to see the lights illuminate the Mario Cuomo Bridge for a perfect ending to a day in Piermont.
Samantha Finch is a graduate of Pace University with a MA in Media Communications and Journalism and a minor in Photography. She has been photographing across the Hudson Valley since 2007, telling the stories of the amazing residents and business owners of our Rivertowns.