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Destination Vacation: Featured Towns

Welcome to the Empire State! Let the Tappan Library assist you in exploring all corners of New York.

Cooperstown, NY

Cooperstown & Otsego County
Cooperstown, NY is synonymous with baseball. The National Baseball Hall of Fame's home has been in this picturesque town since June of 1939 and has been a major draw for visitors. However, the town also offers something for art lovers, opera aficionados and foodies

Dobbs Ferry, NY

Hudson River

Dobbs Ferry, NY boasts amazing views of the Hudson along with a small community feel. Their annual Ferry Fest is a street fair with crafts entertainment and music. The region also includes walking paths and the Old Croton Aqueduct State Park.

Kingston, NY

Kingston, NY  was the first capital of the state of New York. Today, it has three historic districts, many museums and a lighthouse to visit.

Montauk, NY


Travel to Montauk, NY to visit Ditch Plains Beach. CNN Travel recently highlighted it in their A Year of the World's Best Beaches feature. You can along hike along the cliff of Montauk State Park to their historic lighthouse.

Rhinebeck, NY


Located in Duchess Valley, Rhinebeck, NY boasts beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains and Hudson River. The historic town takes great pride in its support of the arts, scenic beauty and unique specialty shops.