Croton-on-Hudson is a family-friendly village with tree-lined streets nestled between the Hudson and Croton Rivers and just a 45-minute train ride out of midtown Manhattan. Home to many nature trails and stellar small businesses that draw crowds from neighboring towns, this commuter hub is a great place to raise a family.
Located in the town of Cortlandt, the village of Croton-on-Hudson has a from city to feel. It features walkable downtown areas, easily accessible strip malls, and stunning trails. There are also many parks that kids love to play in and plenty of recreational activities. from sailing to equestrian trails to a golf course, to keep the whole family busy all year round.
Croton has a population of over 8000 residents. It’s easily accessible for commuters and travelers alike. In addition to the Metro-North station, Croton-on-Hudson is a stop for Amtrak’s Empire Service.
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For the Kids
Kids love Croton! Home of The Blue Pig, some of the best handmade ice cream in Westchester, it’s a great town to come to in the summer. Explore books and collectibles at the 3rd Universe Comic Emporium. Or come to the Magic the Gathering or Pokemon meetups. DIY your donut at Hot Dippity Donuts. Grab a pencil and write down your base and toppings, and watch it being made fresh in front of you. It’s worth extending bedtime to get a glimpse of the thousands of jack-o-lanterns on display at the annual Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor.
AMENITIES & RECREATION
A sprawling 500-acre park right on the Hudson River, Croton Point Park offers incredible views and a nearly endless list of things to do. From beach access and camping sites to covered picnic pavilions, a playground, and places for fishing, cross-country skiing and kayaking, this park is a dream for outdoorsy types. The beach is one of the top places to go swimming in the summer, and the playgrond is a county favorite.
Food & Drink
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$$ . American (Traditional)
$$$ . Latin American
$$ . Peruvian
$$ . Barbeque
$$ . Caribbean
$$ . Salad
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Croton is a walking town. On a typical weekend morning, you could grab a cup of coffee at The Black Cow, run across the street to Yoga Sol, walk around the corner to get some homemade ice cream at The Blue Pig and then take a stroll by the Hudson River. Later on, you can grab a craft beer at The Green Growler. Supermarkets, restaurants, and doctor’s offices are all a short car ride away.
Van Cortlandt Manor is listed as a National Historic Landmark. A visit to the stone manor house allows you to experience life as a patriot family just after the American Revolution. The town is also home to one of the few last “dummy lights” in the United States. At the intersection of Old Post Road South and Grand Street, you can see a traffic signal on a pedestal which sits in the middle of an intersection. This type of light dates back to the 1920s, and there are only a few ones left.