Location Scout Video: Sparkill Creek, Piermont, New York
Video of a cute spot in Piermont, NY out exploring and location scouting one gorgeous Fall day.
Location Scout Sparkill Creek, Piermont, New York
…out doing some sightseeing / location scouting in Rockland County, NY recently…
The Sparkill Creek is an eight mile long waterbody that begins in the mountains of Orangetown, New York and ends in The Hudson River. – The Sparkill Creek
The creek empties into the Hudson River at Piermont, NY. Where these photos were made is around the Bridge St. Bridge, Kane Park and Tallman Mountain State Park, all adjacent to each other on the south end of Piermont, NY.
• OUR MISSION •
The Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance is a community action group committed to promoting environmental awareness, partnerships and practices that restore and preserve the health of the Sparkill Creek from its headwaters on Clausland Mountain to its confluence with the Hudson River in the Piermont Marsh.
Sparkill Creek cuts through the north end of the Hudson Palisades, providing easy access to the fertile valley of the unnavigable upper Hackensack River. “Tappan Landing,” “Tappan Slote”, or “Taulman Landing,” as the little port was called, thus became the original port for southern Orange County. The valley in the Palisades created by the creek also provided a way for the Erie Railroad to easily reach the Hudson, and the railroad built a long pier in 1839 as its principal terminal. The pier and the nearby mountains suggested a new name for the community, which was incorporated as a village in 1850. The pier was a major embarkation point for World War II troops traveling from Camp Shanks to the European Theater.