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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

Saugerties, NY


Picturesque Saugerties, NY is nestled between the Hudson River and the base of the Catskill Mountains. One of it's most popular attractions is the Saugerties Lighthouse which you can hike to in a short amount of time and even stay in as it's now a Bed and Breakfast.

Beacon, NY

Recently just named on of the 10 Coolest Small Towns in America, Beacon, NY is an easy day trip to make from Rockland County. Art lovers will want to stop by at Dia: Beacon and the outdoor enthusiasts will want to explore Mount Beacon.

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.