Hastings-on-Hudson attracts residents with a penchant for the arts. Famed artist Jasper Cropsey once called this town home, and his former residence is now the Jasper F. Cropsey Home Studio and Gallery. The nightlife in Hastings-on-Hudson is not extensive, but the village does possess many restaurants in all price ranges.
Hastings-on-Hudson owns 11 parks and fields for sports, but its biggest recreational draw is the Old Croton Aqueduct Trailway that follows the path of an aqueduct used to bring water from the Croton River to New York City during the 18th and 19th centuries. It runs parallel to the Hudson River and affords spectacular views of the Palisades and the water. Along its path sit old ventilator shafts and flood equipment used as early as the 1700's. Owned by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the aqueduct is a favorite exercise and relaxation spot for many in the area.
- Newington-Cropsey Museum of Hudson River Painters
- A variety of parks, such as, MacEachron Waterfront Park
- Easy access by train from New York City and the Hudson Valley via Metro North’s Hudson Line.
Walks and Bike Rides
- Hastings-on-Hudson to Dobbs Ferry – A Walk or Bike Ride Along the Aqueduct
- Hastings-on-Hudson to Untemeyer Park – The Gardens of a Dreamer
- Historic Rivertowns Circuit
Other sites to visit