Verplanck, Croton-on-Hudson, Cortlandt, Buchanan, Montrose, and Crugers
Croton is a village in the 35-square mile town of Cortlandt, as is the much smaller village of Buchanan and several smaller hamlets including Montrose, Crugers and Verplanck. Verplanck is situated right along the Hudson River affording access and views. A mostly residential or rural town, Cortlandt was awarded the NY State Environmental Excellence Award in 2006 for its preservation efforts.
People say they enjoy Croton-on-Hudson for the small town atmosphere, its beauty and interesting history. The majestic Hudson River borders the village to the west, and Teatown Lake Reservation frames the east. Mountain roads and lake drives around Croton Reservoir, across Croton Dam, and along the Croton River complete the serene setting and offer panoramic views of water and highlands.
Croton's train ride along the Hudson River is a desirable commute. Metro-North offers dependability and a 48-minute Express Rail service to and from Grand Central Station. Bus service is offered to White Plains and other nearby towns. Route 9A for the Saw Mill River Parkway and Route 129 to the Taconic Parkway, are both accessible to Interstate 287 and the N.Y. Thruway.
The village is dotted with playgrounds, ball fields, and tennis courts. There is hiking along the Croton Aqueduct, and fishing, picnicking, canoeing and a beach at Croton Point Park, a 500-acre peninsula jutting into the Hudson River. The 639-acre Teatown Lake Wildlife Preserve provides educational and recreational programs all year round, and the 18th century Van Cortlandt Manor offers guided tours and seasonal events.