The 10 Best Things to Do in Pleasantville, United States

August 29, 2017 Randal Brittian

Pleasantville is a village in the town of Mount Pleasant, in Westchester County, New York. The village population was 7,019 at the 2010 census. Pleasantville is home to a campus of Pace University and to the Jacob Burns Film Center. It was the original home of Reader's Digest, which still uses a Pleasantville postal address. Most of Pleasantville is served by the Pleasantville Union Free School District, with small parts of northern Pleasantville served by the Chappaqua Central School District. The village is also home to the Bedford Road School, Pleasantville Middle School, and Pleasantville High School.
Restaurants in Pleasantville

1. Lyndhurst

635 S Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591-6499 +1 914-631-4481
Excellent
58%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 416 reviews

Lyndhurst

Overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York, is Lyndhurst, one of America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions. Designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis, its architectural brilliance is complemented by the park-like landscape of the estate and a comprehensive collection of original decorative arts. Its noteworthy occupants included: former New York City mayor William Paulding, merchant George Merritt, and railroad tycoon Jay Gould. Lyndhurst is a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Reviewed By MaryEllen22 - Guilderland, New York

Our guide, Jim, gave such an informative, interesting tour of the mansion. You came away feeling you really got to know a lot about the people who had lived there! Every room was breathtaking in furnishings and decorations for Christmas! This was a perfect time to visit! Even though the mansion is very large, it felt like a home...just lovely!

2. Kykuit

381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591-1806 +1 914-366-6900
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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4.5 based on 613 reviews

Kykuit

Grand home and grounds of this former Rockefeller estate offer a marvelous collection of modern sculptures, Chinese and European ceramics, fine furnishings and beautifully landscaped terraces and gardens. KYKUIT IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL MAY 3. Please continue to check this listing or go to our website for updates.

Reviewed By Jeanette F - Asbury, New Jersey

I took the Kykuit house tour of the home and grounds. I did not expect to see such spectacular views and a Picasso art collection that was so extensive. Our guide, "Merla" was a treasure. She made every room and outdoor view come alive. The weather that day could not be better and the grounds were as interesting as the home. Be sure to go on a day when good weather is predicted. You will be amazed at the sheer beauty of the location as well as the extensive and priceless art collection. What was particularly special was how close you could get to the objects. So much better than any museum.

3. Nyack Beach State Park

Nyack, NY
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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4.5 based on 112 reviews

Nyack Beach State Park

Reviewed By Christina P

Immediate tranquility arises from the gorgeous views, hikes, nature, picnic spots. Clean rest rooms and happy visitors from all nations. Close to heaven. Close to home.

4. Union Church of Pocantico Hills

555 Bedford Rd, Route 448, Pocantico Hills, NY 10591-1215 +1 914-366-6900
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 123 reviews

Union Church of Pocantico Hills

This unassuming country church contains a stained glass window by Henri Matisse and nine windows by Marc Chagall, all commissioned by Nelson A. Rockefeller. The enthralling story of the windows and how they came to be here is the story of relationships among distinguished patrons and collectors of modern art, two great 20th-century artists, and the leading connoisseurs and tastemakers of the day. WINDOW-VIEWING TOURS ARE TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE UNTIL APRIL 2. Please continue to check this listing or go to our website for updates.

Reviewed By ArtsyGalBaltimore - Maryland

Time: Visited Sunday mid-September around 4:30. Perfect for natural lighting for the Good Samaritan Chagall window and the Matisse Rose window.
Duration: Seasoned docent delivered a rapid-fire compelling narrative for each window. (15 minutes). Since a large tour group was to arrive, there was no opportunity for questions.
Gift: Purchase postcards or a packet at the back of the church.

5. Rockefeller State Park Preserve

125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY 10570-3500 +1 914-631-1470
Excellent
76%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 144 reviews

Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Reviewed By lindaofny - South Salem, New York

We often go to Rockefeller to walk around the lake for our token exercise. There are many trails for those interested in long walks along the well groomed sandy carriage trails. Every one is surrounded by trees or grass. After storms the debris is cleaned up quickly. There are regular events to raise money and volunteers run the office. Seniors can apply for free weekday parking.

6. Westchester Broadway Theatre

1 Broadway Plz, Elmsford, NY 10523-1191 +1 914-592-2222
Excellent
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Good
38%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 185 reviews

Westchester Broadway Theatre

Reviewed By morrisjanita - Melbourne, Australia

Attended an Elvis Tribute Show here by Kevin Mills with his Double Trouble Band & the wonderful Romano sisters, it was unbelievable. Great value for money Kevin was fantastic. & brought Elvis back to life. We had a delicious meal, comfortable seating & a great view. This theatre has many shows throughout the year. Easy access, good parking & facilities. Look forward to seeing Elvis there again!!!

7. Outhouse Orchards

139 Hardscrabble Road, Croton Falls, NY 10519 +1 914-277-3188
Excellent
9%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
27%
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3 based on 11 reviews

Outhouse Orchards

Reviewed By BellaFella82 - Union City, New Jersey

INFESTED with Poison Ivy!
My family and I went with our friends this past weekend.
There are signs all over saying to to climb the trees because of the Poison Ivy. The place is literally crawling with it, you CANNOT walk to the apple trees without walking through poison ivy.
You have to pay for: Parking ($5) Apple Bag ($25) as well as Hayride and Corn Maze.
We left early since they did not have apple cider or donuts to go across the street where we heard they did. And boy were we bummed we went to the "Outhouse" in the first place.
Because just across the street at Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard the parking is free, hayride is free, parking is free, tons of food and activities, live band, animals and no Poison Ivy! Their donuts and pumpkin pie are out of this world. We didn't get to try any of the other food stands since we had already had some microwaved pizza at the toilet..I mean The Outhouse. But they had BBQ places and brick oven pizza as well that looked great.
On a side note, I had to start Prednisone today because; you guessed it, I got poison ivy!

8. Teatown Lake Reservation

1600 Spring Valley Rd, Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining, NY 10562-1655 +1 914-762-2912
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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5 based on 52 reviews

Teatown Lake Reservation

Teatown Lake Reservation's mission is to inspire our community to lifelong environmental stewardship. We realize our mission through environmental education, stewardship of Teatown's preserve, and regional conservation of the Hudson Hills and Highlands. At the center of all our endeavors is teamwork and partnership, because nature conservation and environmental health are possible only when people and their communities work together for the common good. The Teatown team is made of our members, donors, volunteers, board, staff and program participants. Our successes are only possible because of their hard work and dedication to our mission. In addition, we seek collaborations with other organizations and businesses who share our vision.

Reviewed By Fudbutter - Westchester County, New York

Great place for a walk or longer hike Favorite is the Hidden Valley Trail. Many diverse sections that will make your walk entertaining. Beware of some steep elevation changes Plenty of parking and not particularly crowded, this is definitely a local go to place

9. The Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze

Van Cortland Manor, 500 South Riverside Avenue, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520 +1 914-366-6900
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 230 reviews

The Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze

The tri-state area's biggest, most exciting, most electrifying Halloween event features than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o' lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - all made of jack o' lanterns! THE GREAT JACK O'LANTERN BLAZE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 28.

Reviewed By alp250 - Scranton, Pennsylvania

We really enjoyed the walk-thru pumpkin blaze! It took us about 45 minutes to walk through with our 1 year old and 3.5 year old! They seemed to enjoy it! Dress warm with hats and gloves as it gets cold; it was about 35 degrees when we went to the 6:30pm time slot on November 12th! Also, get there about 30 minutes early so that you could get the kids in their warm gear! We didn’t use a stroller, but kind of wish we brought one!

10. Kensico Dam Plaza

1 Bronx River Parkway Rd, Valhalla, NY 10595-2112 +1 914-328-1542
Excellent
55%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Kensico Dam Plaza

Reviewed By 7Lisal - New York City, New York

Kensico plaza is a nice place to spend an afternoon. Good for a stroll or a bike ride. Lots of free parking, tables and benches for enjoying your lunch. Lots of trees for shade. The plaza features various heritage festivals on summer Sundays.Rain or shine. Every week features an ethnic festival with related cuisine, music and events. We saw a wonderful authentic Mexican dance troupe which featured dancers of all ages. It was wonderful. It is casual so you can bring your own chairs and picnic blankets. Lots of fun for the whole family. Large police presence to ensure your safety.

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