What to do and see in Ossining, United States: The Best Places and Tips

August 10, 2017 Viva Honore

Discover the best top things to do in Ossining, United States including Kykuit, Nyack Beach State Park, Union Church of Pocantico Hills, Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Palisades Climb Adventure, Teatown Lake Reservation, The Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze, New Croton Dam, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
Restaurants in Ossining

1. Kykuit

381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591-1806 +1 914-366-6900
Excellent
71%
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22%
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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.

2. Nyack Beach State Park

Nyack, NY
Excellent
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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.

3. Union Church of Pocantico Hills

555 Bedford Rd, Route 448, Pocantico Hills, NY 10591-1215 +1 914-366-6900
Excellent
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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.

4. Rockefeller State Park Preserve

125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY 10570-3500 +1 914-631-1470
Excellent
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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.

5. Westchester Broadway Theatre

1 Broadway Plz, Elmsford, NY 10523-1191 +1 914-592-2222
Excellent
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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!!!

6. Palisades Climb Adventure

4590 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack, NY 10994-6805 +1 845-727-3500
Excellent
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4.5 based on 106 reviews

Palisades Climb Adventure

The World’s Tallest Indoor Ropes Course. Our ropes course stands 85 feet tall and contains 5 levels of ropes! Visitors will encounter over 75 different obstacles!Only $19.99 + tax!

Reviewed By Kposter

If you don’t have a fear of heights this is for you! 4 floors of climbing adventure. There is a zip line. Very reasonably priced. Well staffed and safe. Fun for young and old. They even have a small course that our 4 year old...MoreThanks for the review. So glad you all enjoyed the birthday celebration. See you next time.

7. Teatown Lake Reservation

1600 Spring Valley Rd, Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining, NY 10562-1655 +1 914-762-2912
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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

8. The Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze

Van Cortland Manor, 500 South Riverside Avenue, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520 +1 914-366-6900
Excellent
71%
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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!

9. New Croton Dam

Croton on Hudson, NY
Excellent
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4.5 based on 176 reviews

New Croton Dam

Reviewed By kmr47 - rochester

Beautiful falls. Picnic area. Great little romantic spot to have a picnic. Very peaceful setting to relax.

10. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

540 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 +1 914-631-0081
Excellent
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4.5 based on 414 reviews

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Reviewed By marleneaa - Atlantic City, New Jersey

The cemetery was well kept and it was a beautiful fall walk. The graves were interesting and some were unusual. Interesting that Roosevelt, Carnegie, and Gompers were all in there together. Made for good commentary when discussing the gilded age in history class.

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