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The Best of Sleepy Hollow: Top 3 Reasons to Live and Play Here

Sleepy Hollow - Live and Play in Westchester with Mia Shervington

Sleepy Hollow is a fascinating place that blends history, legends, and modern charm.  From the famous stories of the Headless Horseman to its lively restaurants and beautiful natural surroundings, Sleepy Hollow is a diverse and enchanting town that beckons both residents and visitors to discover its unique character.

Top 3 Reasons to Live and Play in Here

Enchanting Charm and Folklore:

Sleepy Hollow is celebrated for its storied past and legendary narratives. Journey through time as you visit renowned sites such as the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and Philipsburg Manor, where you can delve into the eerie folklore and colonial heritage that have shaped this historic village. These iconic landmarks provide a unique window into Sleepy Hollow’s fascinating history and spine-tingling legends.

Natural Beauty and Outdoor Recreation

Embrace the natural beauty of Sleepy Hollow. Outdoor enthusiasts are drawn to the nearby Rockefeller State Park Preserve and the picturesque Hudson River waterfront. This community offers numerous opportunities for activities like hiking, biking, and various recreational pursuits, making it a perfect destination for those who love the outdoors. In this historic riverside village, you can immerse yourself in the wonders of nature while enjoying a wide range of outdoor adventures.

Vibrant Local Food Scene

With a variety of dining options, from cozy cafes to fine dining restaurants, Sleepy Hollow is the perfect place for food enthusiasts to savor delicious cuisine.  Food lovers can indulge in delicious meals while enjoying the beautiful views of the Hudson River, making it an ideal destination for those who appreciate good food and scenic settings. Whether you prefer a relaxed atmosphere or a more upscale dining experience, Sleepy Hollow offers a great place to relish tasty cuisine by the river.

Things To Do In Sleepy Hollow

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  • Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse: While the Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse stands as an iconic symbol along the Hudson River, it’s important to note that, unfortunately, it is currently closed for tours. However, you can still appreciate its historical significance and picturesque setting on the banks of the Hudson River.
  • Washington Irving’s Sunnyside: Washington Irving’s Sunnyside provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of this renowned author. The lovely cottage and the meticulously designed gardens transport you to a bygone era, offering a deeper understanding of Irving’s literary creations and the tranquil setting that inspired his well-known story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
  • Sleepy Hollow Cemetary: This renowned burial site, with its remarkable architecture and scenic grounds, allows you to visit the final resting place for notable individuals such as  Washington Irving, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie and Brooke Astor. 
  • Rockefeller State Park Preserve:  The Rockefeller State Park Preserve encompasses more than 1,400 acres of unspoiled natural beauty, featuring lush woodlands, open meadows, and picturesque carriage trails. It’s a paradise for those who love the outdoors, providing opportunities for enjoyable hikes, biking excursions, and even horseback riding, all against the stunning backdrop of the Hudson Valley. This peaceful sanctuary offers a serene retreat from the everyday hustle and bustle, making it an ideal place for people to connect with nature in a truly scenic environment.
  • Old Dutch Church: Often confused with Sleepy Hollow Cemetary, this iconic site, immortalized in Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” beckons visitors to explore its rich heritage and captivating architecture, providing a deeper connection to the legendary tales associated with Sleepy Hollow.  A visit to the Old Dutch Church offers a chance to step into the pages of history and experience the timeless charm of this centuries-old place of worship. 
  • Kykuit Estate and Philipsburg Manor:  A visit to Kykuit Rockefeller Estate and Philipsburg Manor is a journey into the past, where you can explore the grandeur of Kykuit’s historic mansion and the rustic charm of Philipsburg Manor’s colonial estate. These sites offer a rich blend of history and architecture, allowing you to delve into the lives of the Rockefellers at Kykuit and the colonial heritage of the Philipsburg Manor, providing an immersive experience into the area’s diverse past.

How To Get To Here

If you’re coming from New York City, you can take the Metro-North Hudson Line from Grand Central Terminal to the Philipse Manor (local) or Tarrytown (express) Stations. The trip takes about 35 minutes on the express train and travels along the Hudson River. If you’re driving, you’ll access Route 9, which passes through Sleepy Hollow via the Saw Mill River Parkway or NYS Thruway.

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Mia Shervington

Mia Shervington

I’ve had the incredible fortune to move to this amazing community 20+ years ago, and I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. When I'm not selling homes, you can find me enjoying our local parks or taking in the sunset over the Hudson River. I'll never stop my quest for the perfect hot donut, despite what my waistline may say. Nothing is better than a fresh ..hot...donut. When I'm not snacking my way up the river, I also enjoy the trails at Teatown Reservation and the views over Long Island Sound at of Rye Playland (officially known now as Playland Park...whatever...LOL). I’m looking forward to connecting with you soon! See you around town!
Mia Shervington

Mia Shervington

I’ve had the incredible fortune to move to this amazing community 20+ years ago, and I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. When I'm not selling homes, you can find me enjoying our parks, taking in the sunset over the Hudson River, hiking the trails at Teatown and being a kid at Rye Playland (officially known now as Playland Park ... whatever ... LOL). See you around town!

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