Nestled in the foothills of New York's Harriman State Park, is the Village of Suffern with a rich history, quaint shops and a diverse list of restaurants. Come for the day or stay for the weekend. There's much to enjoy!
The Village of Suffern brings fantastic family events such as the Fishing Derby, fitness events such as Yoga in the Park, music events at the Virginia Menschner Gazebo, Halloween Window Painting Contest, Halloween Parade & Costume Contest teeming with family participants, and the ever-popular, ever-growing Christmas Parade among other events. Our Suffern Chamber contributes with our Chamber’s two Annual Street Fairs in April & September as well as our Crawloween, LepreCon and Red Wine & Beer Bar Crawls!
Like our Facebook Page to be kept posted and to learn of additional events in the works. For more info on events created by the Village of Suffern Recreation Department, Like the Village’s FB Page - https://www.facebook.com/Village-of-Suffern-139193736151049/.
It takes a Village
We are very proud of our Historic Lafayette Theater, a Rockland County landmark! Opened in 1924, the old single-screen movie house was rescued and is maintained by Suffern's Benmosche Family who refurbished the building to its luxurious pre-war style. The Lafayette features first-run movies as well as classics. Film festivals are presented throughout the year such as the BANFF World
Catch a flick in a nationally acclaimed Movie House!
Enter Style on Lafayette for that priced-right great find for shoes, clothing, bags, jewelry and more on consignment plus new merchandise from designers such as Kate Spade and Tory Burch!
For fine furnishings to antiques to the unique, check out the Suffern Furniture Gallery, The Garage Girls Antiques & Shabby Chic and Wow! That's Unusual!
Step inside the Elements Gallery for fine landscape photography by Michael Malandra. Visit Rob's School of Music for lessons and music instruments such as guitars, amps and more.
Downtown Shops -
Visit our Suffern Chamber of Commerce Restaurant Directory. You'll find great eateries serving American, Latin, Italian, Indian, Chinese and Japanese cuisines.
For Eats -
There's an abundance of hiking trails in the area and is especially beautiful during peak Fall. Get on the Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail (SBM), a quick 20 minute hike up the trail that rewards the hiker with sweeping views of Suffern, Mahwah and onward towards the NYC skyline on the horizon. Northward, the trail extends 23.5 rugged miles to
Take a Hike!
Tour, Wild & Scenic, and a Jewish Film Festival. Great performers such as Bernie Williams have graced the stage as well as local stars such as Grace VanderWaal of America's Got Talent. Come early to enjoy the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ! For the Calendar of Events, visit http://www.lafayettetheatersuffern.com/.
Bear Mountain, making it the longest trail in Harriman State Park. A great source for info is http://www.myharriman.com/. For a map on the SBM and many more trails, visit the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference at http://www.nynjtc.org/.
Let our Vineyard transport you!
Make a point to visit Torne Valley Vineyards, the gateway vineyard to Hudson Valley wines. You'll fall in love with its historic Victorian mansion, situated between Torne Mountain and the Ramapo River. You'll find plaques and signposts around its breathtaking grounds which
Staying Overnight -
Contact The Crowne Plaza. You can also sign-up with Airbnb Suffern. There are many great rooms/homes/apartments available!
Getting Around & Parking - Its an easy, convenient commute on the NJ Transit Line or on Coach USA, both from New York City's Penn Station. By car, we're just a 45-minute drive North with ample downtown parking. If you're coming in to hike, check out Base Camp 17, a local Facebook Page devoted to connecting car-less (or one-way) hikers and backpackers with volunteer drivers in the Hudson Valley area. Be sure to read the description on the page for the "how-to". And, of course, there is Uber! We look forward to having you visit Suffern!
lend to the story about the vineyard’s many lives. Step into their Wine Tasting Room, have lunch in their Café with a glass of wine, sangria, NYS craft beer or other spirits and enjoy live music. Festivals and Concerts are held regularly featuring an exceptional caliber of pro-circuit musicians. For their Calendar of Events, visit Torne Valley Vineyards.
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