The Town of Stony Point, approximately 32 square miles with a population of 15,000, is nestled between the Hudson River and the mountains of Harriman State Park. Stony Point is a town rich in the history and played a key role in our nation’s Independence. The area was settled by colonial Dutch and English settlers who purchased the land from the Algonquin Indians. The town was founded in 1865 from the northern part of the town of Haverstraw.
During the American Revolution, the King’s Ferry in Stony Point linked New York and the southern colonies with New England; it was used many times by George Washington’s Continental Army. The Stony Point Battlefield marks the July 16, 1779 Battle of Stony Point in which General “Mad” Anthony Wayne led 1,350 Continental Army troops in a surprise attack just before midnight on July 15th against the British garrison at Stony Point.The nearby Stony Point Lighthouse was built in 1828 to guide ships through the narrow part of the Hudson River.
The Town is home to the landmark Bear Mountain Inn at the foot of Bear Mountain, known for its hiking trails, Perkins Memorial Drive with its sweeping views of the Hudson River and Harriman State Park, Iona Island and Marsh, Patriot’s Hill Golf Course, ranked 20th Best Public Golf Course in New York in 2010 by Golf Magazine, and Penguin Rep Theatre, Rockland County’s only professional theatre.