Dobbs Ferry is the prototypical Hudson River village, featuring an old time flavor that separates it from so many communities in the region. The village does not feature a major shopping center or heavily traveled roadways, instead possessing a quaint charm that is the envy of communities across the Hudson Valley.
The village is a tourist dream, featuring unmatched views of the lower Hudson River and the Palisades on the river’s western banks. There are multiple walking tours offered, and bicyclists will revel at the opportunity to visit the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, a historic trail-way that runs from northern Westchester into New York City. The Putnam Trail-way provides further options.
The village offers some of Westchester’s finest eateries, featuring foods from all walks of the globe. Those looking to sample what’s outside the town can take heed in Dobbs Ferry’s close proximity to Manhattan, which is just 21 miles away. The village is easily accessible to the Tappan Zee Bridge and the New York State Thruway and also features a direct ride into the city via Metro North. All of the major metropolitan airports are a short ride away.
Among the most popular attractions is the Philharmonic Virtuosi, a beloved professional musical theater and the Plotkin Gallery, which features works from regional and national artists.
The Dobbs Ferry Recreational Department offers recreational programs for residents of all ages and interests.