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Local Attractions


From an array of area activities, restaurants and shopping to the convenience of New York City nearby, here is just a small sampling of all there is for older adults to do when they live at Kendal on Hudson. With a variety of options, you’ll soon discover your own favorites.

Old Dutch Church Sleepy Hollow

What to Do Near Kendal on Hudson


While there’s always so much to do at Kendal on Hudson, our location makes it easy to explore and enjoy all that the surrounding Hudson River Valley area has to offer.

Featuring a rich mix of history, legend, present-day cultural activities, fascinating historic houses, churches and gardens, residents and family members alike can savor spending time together and learning something new.

Each season, nearby villages conduct street fairs and park concerts. Art groups and historic sites hold special events. Nature lovers can enjoy the sights and sounds of one of the world’s great rivers. Those who thrive on the pulse of the city can enjoy easy access to Manhattan and New York City—we’re only 25 miles away!

No matter your passions or preferences, our location truly hosts senior activities for everyone to enjoy.

Places to Visit


Senior living communities like Kendal on Hudson are often located near vibrant, enriching places to visit. This provides residents with opportunities to enjoy physical activity, lifelong learning, and enhanced quality of life.

Our prime location puts us close to a number of attractions and things to do.

  • Visit the majestic Lyndhurst Mansion (Jay Gould estate).
  • Tour the Tarrytown Lighthouse (also known as Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse and Kingsland Point Lighthouse).
  • See a show at the Tarrytown Music Hall.
  • Enjoy Rockwood Hall State Park.
  • Take in the beauty of nature at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve.
  • Shop at The Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Farmers Market—The TaSH.
  • Walk through Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
Lighthouse with Tappan Zee bridge in background

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

The “best” restaurant in Westchester County. The stone barns were part of the Rockefeller private farms. There is no menu. You are served 7-8 courses of the day. Reservations required far in advance but well worth the wait.

Bridgeview Tavern

Featuring comfort food, barbeque and 18 beers on tap. A welcoming spot for lunch or dinner featuring views of the Hudson Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (formally the Tappen Zee bridge).

Bistro Twelve

A 30-seat lovely place serving Mediterranean-style fare. Owned by two charming brothers, natives of Madeira, who may come and talk and play the guitar for you.

Sweet Grass Grill

Pleasant place for lunch with sidewalk tables. Emphasis on healthy foods, vegan dishes and the like.

Fantasy Cuisine

A Chinese restaurant with a wide selection tending towards specialties from the Sichuan region including spicy hot preparations.

Equus Restaurant at Castle Hotel and Spa

Breathtaking ambiance, stunning interior design and award winning cuisine in this Tarrytown restaurant. A Zagat-rated winner of Five Stars by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, the creative Auberge-style French cuisine is based on locally sourced ingredients.

Residents strolling through town

Places to Shop


Nothing beats the charm of a unique, small, independent shop in one of the historic towns of the Hudson Valley. However, we know there are times you need a big-box retailer, too! Sleepy Hollow offers convenient access to both of these shopping experiences locally and in nearby New York City.

Take a look at some of our many local favorites—our list is always growing!

  • ONA – A fair trade art gallery and gift boutique in Tarrytown.
  • Bella’s Boutique – Specializing in local artists and Sleepy Hollow souvenirs
  • Pretty Funny Vintage Antiques & Curious Goods – Victorian home on the Broadway strip of Tarrytown, featuring exactly what you would expect, pretty, funny, vintage and curious goods.
  • Bark & Meow – Carrying all your needs for your furry friend.
  • The Westchester – Upscale shopping mall featuring Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Crate & Barrel, Tiffany & Co. and Apple