Rockland and Bergen County NY Area Golf Courses

Rockland and Bergen County NY Area Golf Courses

Orangeburg Hotel > Area Attractions > Rockland County > Rockland / Bergen Golf Courses

The Holiday Inn® Hotel of Orangeburg is a full service hotel conveniently located off Exit 5N on the Palisades Interstate Parkway or Exit 12 off the New York State Thruway near the New York and New Jersey state line. When you’re ready to relax and work on your golf game, our Orangeburg-Nanuet location places you near several area golf courses.  We’ve listed a few our favorite courses here:

  • Blue Hill Golf Course  285 Blue Hill Rd, Pearl River, NY, (845) 735-2094, public, 27 hole
  • Broadacres Golf Club, 140 Old Orangeburg, Orangeburg, NY 10962, (914)359-8218, semi-private, 9 hole
  • Dellwood Country Club, 60 Zukor Rd, New City, NY 10956, (845)634-4626, private, 18 hole
  • Manhattan Woods Golf Club, One Ahlmeyer Dr, West Nyack, NY 10994, (845)627-2222, private, 18 hole
  • Minisceongo Golf Club, 110 Pomona Rd, Pomona, NY 10970, (914)362-8348, private, 18 hole
  • New York Country Club, 103 Brick Church Rd, New Hempstead, NY 10977, (914)362-2196, semi-private, 18 hole
  • Phillip J. Rotella Municipal Golf Course, Thiells Mt Ivy Rd, Thiells, NY 10984, (845)354-1616, public, 18 hole
  • Rockland Country Club, 380 Route 9W, Sparkill, NY 10976, (914)359-9702, private, 18 hole
  • Rockland Lake State Park Championship Course, Route 9W & Lake Rd, Congers, NY 10920, (845)268-6250, public, 36 hole
  • Spook Rock Golf Course, 199 Spook Rock Rd, Suffern, NY 10901, (845)357-6466, public, 18 hole

Of course, this is only a sampling of the area golf courses. There are many more in the surrounding communities. A good website to look up additional courses is linked at the bottom of this page. It displays a page with all New York golf cities and allows easy click-through links for courses all over the Empire State.

All guests staying at the Holiday Inn® Orangeburg who book from this site or any Intercontinental Hotel Group official website are eligible for IHG® Rewards Club.  With over 3,600 locations to earn and redeem points, IHG® Rewards Club is the preferred frequent traveler program in the industry.
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Palisades Center Shopping Mall

Palisades Center Shopping Mall

Orangeburg Hotel > Area Attractions > Nyack, NY > Palisades Center Shopping Mall

Located only 4 miles from the Holiday Inn® Orangeburg is the Palisades Center Shopping Mall.

Click here for an interactive map powered by Google for directions to the Palisades Center Shopping Mall from the hotel.

Palisades Center features well over 200 national and local retail stores. Their anchor stores include Flene’s, Home Depot, Target, Staples, Circuit City, Best Buy, and more. Just about every other store from the Gap to Banana Republic are inside this sprawling complex. Entertainment options abound with an IMAX® theatre and several other venues available.

In addition to all the retail stores, Palisades Center features a food court with over two dozen dining options. If you prefer full service restaurants, the mall contains a Chili’s, Empire Crown Buffet (Chinese), Johnny Rockets, Legal Seafood, Outback Steakhouse. Cheesecake Factory, TGI Friday’s, and much more.

For a complete store directory, visit their website linked at the bottom of this page.

Directions are simple as you just head north on RT-303 for about 4 miles until you reach the Palisades Center. The Holiday Inn® Orangeburg provides the perfect base for your shopping adventure. Guests that book from this website are eligible for Priority Club® Rewards and enjoy complimentary high-speed Internet access at the hotel.
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Dominican College In Orangeburg NY

Dominican College In Orangeburg NY

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Less than a mile from the Holiday Inn® Orangeburg is Dominican College, a small school with a challenging curriculum set in a warm, family atmosphere.

Click here for an interactive map powered by Google for directions to Dominican College from our Orangeburg NY hotel.

Founded in 1952, Dominican College in Orangeburg, NY is committed to developing the whole student through interaction among students and faculty in small, personal classes. Even though the school is only 17 miles from bustling New York City, Dominican College feels like a home away from home, yet students are challenged on all academic levels.  Students can choose from degrees in Liberal Arts, such as Biology or Psychology, or study in professional programs such as Nursing, Physical Therapy or Teacher Education.

To round out campus life, Dominican College offers a wide range of activities such as social clubs, honor societies, service organizations, student government and more. Intercollegiate and intramural athletics are also offered. Dominican College is a member of the Central Atlantic College Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Varsity teams for both men and women include basketball, cross-country, golf, and soccer, just to name a few.  In the last 5 years, the varsity teams have won 12 conference championships. Scholarships are offered to qualified student athletes.

Visit the official website for Dominican College linked at the bottom of this page.

The Holiday Inn® Orangeburg provides the perfect base when you are in town for activities at Dominican College. We are one of the closest full service hotels to Nyack and Piermont New York.  IHG® Rewards Club is the preferred frequent traveler program in the industry.

 

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New York City and Manhattan Attractions

New York City and Manhattan Attractions

Orangeburg Hotel > Area Attractions > New York City

Welcome to the Holiday Inn and Orangeburg, New York! Got an extra day to fit in some fun and excitement? All the sites, sounds and vibrant city life of New York City are waiting for you and it’s all only about 30 miles away!

There’s no need to change hotels for your adventure into the Big Apple. Our staff will happily assist you in deciding the best routes to take as well assist in making arrangements for your commute into the city. Several transportation options are available including limo services, taxis and busses (use the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service to get to the nearest short-line bus stop.) With so much to see and do in Manhattan – New York City, it would be impossible to choose what to highlight so we’ve listed the official site of the NYC Visitors Bureau at the bottom of this page. It has information on everything that makes New York City the most visited city in the USA!

The Holiday Inn® Orangeburg provides the perfect base when your travels bring you to the Orangeburg, New York area. We are one of the closest full service hotels to Nyack and Piermont New York and only a short distance from vibrant New York City attractions. Priority Club® is the preferred frequent traveler program in the industry.
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Tappan Zee Bridge

Tappan Zee Bridge

Orangeburg Hotel > Area Attractions > New York City > Tappan Zee Bridge

The Holiday Inn® Orangeburg is located in the Lower Hudson Valley area of Rockland County on the west side of the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York. The bridge serves as a critical conduit for moving traffic, goods, and everything else across the Hudson River just upstream from New York City. On the east side of the bridge is Tarrytown New York and nearby White Plains.

The bridge, while subject of recent controversy with its various expansion proposals serves as an economic engine to bridge the Hudson Valley. A weekend drive across the Hudson offers panoramic views of both sides.

The staff at the Holiday Inn® Orangeburg can provide directions and information about attraction son both sides of the Hudson River. The hotel offers 167 rooms and suites as well as complimentary high-speed Internet. Weekday shuttle service is available for a five-mile radius.

All reservations booked from this site are subject to the Holiday Inn® best rate guarantee and eligible for participation in the IHG® Rewards Club loyalty program.
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The Hamlet of Nanuet: A Peaceful Escape from the Big City

The Hamlet of Nanuet: A Peaceful Escape from the Big City

Orangeburg Hotel > Area Attractions > Nanuet, NY

Looking for a Nanuet Hotel? We are just 6 miles from Nanuet!

If you’re looking for a small town haven fewer than 20 miles from the most cosmopolitan of cities (New York City), and just about six miles northwest of Orangeburg, check out Nanuet. Named one of the 100 Best Places to Live (No. 24) by Money magazine in 2007, Nanuet is a hamlet just 19 miles of Manhattan but worlds away when it comes to finding peace and quiet.

Nanuet is close enough to NYC to enjoy all the culture and excitement found there, yet is far enough away from Manhattan to give residents and visitors alike the chance to relax and rewind.

In fact, if rewinding is on your agenda, Nanuet is the perfect place for it. Money named the hamlet (it’s actually a part of the Town of Clarkstown) one of the best places to live in the United States in no small part because of the 33.5-acre park around Lake Nanuet. The park. Nanuet also offers residents three public swimming pools and a total of nine parks.

For those looking for a lovely retail experience, check out the hamlet’s beloved Nanuet Mall in the center of town. The mall has been serving the area’s residents for more than 40 years and is home to a Macy’s, Sears, and 50 other specialty shops, as well as fast food and sit-down restaurants.

Nanuet’s lovely name is believed to have come about after it was first named Nannawitt’s Meadow, after a Kakiat Indian who came to the area and decided to settle here. Nanuet took on its current name in 1856.

Activities in Nanuet can be decidedly bucolic: try your hand at panning for gold along the Naurashaun Brook, or head out to see some Paleolithic ruins that are west of the Hackensack River, and you shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to search for fossils and Indian arrowheads.

While you’re here, we highly recommend visiting the Rockland Bakery on Demarest Mill Road. You’ll be able to purchase fresh-baked breads and pastries and you’ll have the opportunity to buy your loaf right off the cooling racks.

Due to its proximity to NYC and its at the crossroads of the Gov. Thomas E. Dewey Thruway and the Palisades Interstate Parkway, Nanuet naturally is something of a bedroom community for those who work in or near Manhattan. Nanuet has a diverse population of newcomers taking advantage of the (relatively) low-cost of housing as well as families who have made the hamlet their home for two, three, four — or more generations.

Visiting the area? Stay at our Nanuet Hotel!

St. Thomas Aquinas College

St. Thomas Aquinas College

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Holiday Inn® Orangeburg is less than two miles from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, New York.

Click here for an interactive map powered by Google for directions to St. Thomas Aquinas College from the hotel.

Established in 1952 for students preparing for teaching careers, St. Thomas Aquinas College has expanded and become a thriving liberal arts college with programs that lead to degrees and careers in many contemporary fields.  Students can choose from academic programs in business, education, social sciences, humanities, mathematics and natural sciences.  Plus, graduate programs are offered in both education and business.  Our 47 acre park-like campus offers an atmosphere of mutual respect and understanding and students fit in and feel comfortable whatever their background or beliefs.  We are a short distance from New York City, close enough to enjoy a museum tour, Broadway show or a visit to Wall Street, yet far enough away to maintain that ‘small town’, home away from home atmosphere.

Visit the official website for St. Thomas Aquinas College linked at the bottom of this page.

The Holiday Inn® Orangeburg provides the perfect base when you are in town for activities at St. Thomas Aquinas College. We are one of the closest full service hotels to Nyack and Piermont New York.  Guests who book from this website are eligible for IHG® Rewards Club points.  IHG® Rewards Club is the preferred frequent traveler program in the industry.
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Nyack, NY: Home to Great Artists, Playwrights and Actors

Nyack, NY: Home to Great Artists, Playwrights and Actors

Orangeburg Hotel > Area Attractions > Nyack, NY

Looking for a Nyack Hotel? We are just 6 miles from Nyack!

If you’d like to mix some history with your business trip, we’d like to recommend a visit to Nyack, NY, just six miles north of Orangeburg and right next to the Hudson River.

Native Americans known has the Nyack Indians were the first people to take advantage of Nyack’s location on the Hudson’s banks long before the first Europeans visited and settled in the area in 1675 (the first year a white man settled there).

Nyack has been known over the years for three major industries: sandstone quarrying to use as building materials for Manhattan’s growing skyline, shipbuilding and even shoe manufacturing.

Nyack is a great spot for outdoor lovers to visit. Rent and launch a canoe or kayak into the Hudson River at Memorial Park. If you visit during the summer, be sure to check out Memorial Park’s outdoor festivals and weekly music concerts.

The little town also is almost directly west of Sleepy Hollow, the hamlet made famous in Washington Irving’s story Rip Van Winkle. Located on the other side of the Hudson from Nyack, Sleepy Hollow is a quick drive east across the Hudson via the Governor Thomas E. Dewey Bridge.

Nyack has been home to several famous people, including the painter Edward Hopper. His former home, now the Edward Hopper House Art Center, is a must-visit destination. The house offers visitors a peek into his life, with its display about his life and art work. The Center also exhibit art of local artists.

Oak Hill Cemetery also is a must-see visit. Hopper is buried there, as are the playwright Charles MacArthur; his wife, the Oscar-, Emmy- and Grammy-winning actress; as well as the inventor and scientist William Hand (he invented a heavy duty and long-life battery used by naval troops in World War II).

Nyack’s downtown went through a major revitalization in the 1980s. It was then that the famous Helen Hayes Performing Arts Theater was constructed. This 600-seat venue plays host to Broadway musicals, drama productions, events for children and film screenings.

So, if you are planning a visit, stay at our Nyack Hotel for close proximity to all the area attractions!

Village of Nyack New York

Village of Nyack New York

The Holiday Inn® Orangeburg is less than five miles from the Village of Nyack, New York. Located on the west shore of the Hudson River in Rockland County, Nyack is one of the regions best shopping areas for antiques and the like. Known for its antiques, fine restaurants, and multicultural community, it is a popular place to live for people seeking a small town environment only 25 miles outside of New York City.

The downtown area is the heart of the village’s vibrancy. It is a regional attraction featuring festivals, street fairs, parades, a farmer’s market, theaters, restaurants and nightclubs. The Hopper House features Jazz in the Garden in the summer months and year-round, music of all types can be heard at various venues around town. People have many reasons to visit downtown Nyack, from shopping, to dining, or meeting friends and people-watching.

The Holiday Inn® Orangeburg is one of the closest full service hotel to Nyack and provides the perfect base for your shopping adventure in the historic town. Guests that book from this website are eligible for IHG® Rewards Club and enjoy complimentary high-speed Internet access at the hotel.
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Rockland County: Nature, History, Art and Shopping for Everyone

Rockland County: Nature, History, Art and Shopping for Everyone

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For a close-but-real escape from the wonderful madness that can be New York City, Rockland County can’t be beat.

Located just about 10 miles north of Manhattan, Rockland County is one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, with a median household income of $75,306 (2000 census). As such, it offers visitors here for business or pleasure an absolute wealth of culture, sites to see and things to do.

The Munsees and Lenni Lenape Indians were the first people to live in this area. Dutch settlers followed Henry Hudson soon after he sailed up the river that would eventually bear his name, anchoring near what is now Haverstraw in Rockland County.

There really is so much to do in Rockland County. In addition to the recreational activities available because of the county’s location right along the Hudson River (think kayaking, canoeing, sailing, boating, fishing and swimming), Rockland County has an incredible amount of parkland within it’s borders. Visitors may visit historic battlefields, nature parks and preserves.

Are you a Revolutionary War buff? Then Rockland County is a must-visit! Buckberg Mountain was the site of Washington’s Lookout, which General George Washington to plan a surprise attach on the British during the Battle of Stony Point.

You’ll many things to see and do no matter what time of year you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Rockland County.  Check out the county’s indoor Farmer’s Market from February through May. Located in a schoolhouse built in 1860, the market offers shoppers chicken, meat, pies, breads and nuts, seasonal fruits and vegetables and more.

Visit in August and you’ll have the chance to enjoy two days of Native American Heritage Celebration, in which Native American songs, dances will be performed. You also may purchase crafts, jewelry and food.

If shopping is at the top of your list while visiting Rockland County, you’ll have plenty of stores to visit. The county has many wonderful antique stores (the hamlet of Nyack has more than 30!), to art galleries, to plenty of window shopping opportunities in towns that look as if they’ve never left the 17th, 18th, 19th or early 20th centuries. Those looking for more modern retail hunting venues can look forward to visiting the Palisades Center in West Nyack. This shopping center’s four levels offers you more than 250 specialty shops, as well as 13 restaurants, 25 eateries, a restored antique carousel, a skating rink and a 21-screen stadium-style movie theater.