10 Things to Do in Suffern That You Shouldn't Miss

March 14, 2018 Margarita Chappel

Suffern is a village incorporated in 1796 in the town of Ramapo, Rockland County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, Suffern's population was 10,723.
Restaurants in Suffern

1. Campgaw Mountain

200 Campgaw Rd, Mahwah, NJ 07430-2531 +1 201-327-7800
Excellent
30%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
2%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 98 reviews

Campgaw Mountain

Fifteen acres of ski-able terrain at 850-foot elevation cater to beginner and intermediate skill levels.

Reviewed By Scarlettcal

Took group lessons with my kids and husband. Good trainers( I can’t remember both there’s name. I believe it was Elly and josh maybe ) Very understanding and patient with us. First snowboarders ( floridians). But the bill could diffidently rack up, gear Rental and lessons. Not sure if the actual place was worth what we paid but what can I say, we were there and it’s not like you can find a ski resort in every corner.

2. Galaxy Lafayette Theatre

97 Lafayette Ave, Suffern, NY 10901-5518 +1 845-369-8234
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

Galaxy Lafayette Theatre

Reviewed By AJNJ44 - Lincoln Park, New Jersey

The Lafayette Theater is a good 40 minute drive from my home but a few times a year we make the trip because the place is unique, historic, and awesome. In a day of leather recliner power seats in luxury theaters some might have a problem with the 'old school' seating and ambiance. To those people I would say you're missing the point. Stepping through the doors at the Lafayette feels like stepping back in time - complete with Wurlitzer organ music on Friday and Saturday evenings. The staff has always been friendly and helpful. As the Lafayette starts to close in on 100 years I, for one, absolutely love feeling like a part of the nostalgia and history of the place.

3. Rockland Bakery

94 Demarest Mill Rd W, Nanuet, NY 10954-2989 +1 845-623-5800
Excellent
83%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 434 reviews

Rockland Bakery

Reviewed By RepUSA - Litchfield Park, Arizona

I cannot recall when we bought better bread a croissants. Not only is the produce of high quality but extremely well priced. Well worth a visit. Be prepared to wait, this is a very busy store!

4. Skylands New Jersey Botanical Gardens

2 Morris Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456-1700 +1 973-962-9534
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

Skylands New Jersey Botanical Gardens

Reviewed By ddaborn - West Orange, New Jersey

Skylands New Jersey Botanical Gardens is a wonderful place to visit in spring, summer, and fall. The sprawling grounds contain formal gardens of annuals and perennials, an area of gardens integrated with the natural environment, interesting stone buildings (including Skyland Manor with its own garden and lily pond), and quirky statuary scattered throughout. One can take photos galore, take a pleasant stroll, or have a picnic. It is well worth the $5 state park parking fee. There are restrooms on the grounds as well as a vending machine for drinks, but no food, so pack some snacks. Located in Ringwood, it is a few minutes drive from Ringwood Manor (another great stop; you can combine the two during your day trip).

5. New York Country Club

103 Brick Church Rd, Spring Valley, NY 10977-2100 +1 845-362-5800
Excellent
60%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

New York Country Club

Reviewed By Shelleyre - Manhasset, New York

Beautiful venue, views, service and delicious food. A perfect place for a wedding. We arrived for a wedding the approach was interesting to say the least. When we arrived the service was wonderful from beginning to end. Food was plentiful and delicious. A beautiful affair.

6. Torne Valley Vineyards

1 Thorne Brook Rd, Hillburn, NY 10931-1030 +1 845-712-5505
Excellent
48%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 47 reviews

Torne Valley Vineyards

Reviewed By deegodeego - Brooklyn, New York

The wine tasting was very nice. The staff did an excellent job presenting and explaining the wines. They explained the grapes, how they were preserved and what was in the wines. There were quite a few that I enjoyed. Not too far from NYC. There was a line band. As we walked in they were playing the Doobie Brothers. Fun. The server was less attentive but the outdoor setting overlooking the vineyards was very nice.

7. 7 Lakes Drive

Sloatsburg, Sloatsburg, NY
Excellent
65%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

7 Lakes Drive

Reviewed By Hoach - USA

Natural beauty with 7 beautiful crystal clear lakes nestled in a gorgeous setting. A fabulous drive that in most case will take your breath away!

8. Ramapo Mountain State Forest

Skyline Drive, Oakland, NJ +1 201-512-9348
Excellent
53%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Ramapo Mountain State Forest

Reviewed By robcurtross - New York City, New York

Thanks to Daniel Chazin for scoping out a very nice, scenic hike that took us about two hours with plenty of contemplation time.

This relatively short loop hike passes through the sites of two former Boy Scout camps – Camp Tamarack and Camp Todd. Each of these camps was situated on a lake, and the hike runs along the shore of both Lake Tamarack and Todd Lake. A number of relics from Camp Tamarack, which closed in the early 1990s, are visible along the way. Although the hike begins and ends in Ramapo Mountain State Forest, both lakes are located on property owned by Bergen County.

From the parking area, cross Skyline Drive. You will see a triple orange blaze on a telephone pole, marking the start of the Schuber Trail, as well as a triple white blaze, which marks the start of the Todd Trail. The Todd Trail will be your return route, but for now, follow the orange blazes of the Schuber Trail, which turn right onto the gravel road that leads into the former Camp Tamarack, then immediately turn left and proceed downhill on a winding footpath.

At the base of the descent, the trail skirts the ruins of the former camp rifle range. Just ahead, with the ruins of the former archery range visible on the left, a triple-purple-blaze on the right marks the start of the Tamarack Trail, which was blazed in the fall of 2016 by volunteers of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. Turn right onto the Tamarack Trail, which follows a level footpath and soon reaches the shore of Lake Tamarack. A rock ledge on the left affords a view over the lake, with a triangular building (the former camp chapel) visible across the lake on the left and the concrete-and-steel foundations of the former waterfront docks on the right.

The trail continues along the lakeshore, soon passing the concrete-and-stone foundations of the former camp waterfront buildings, with more views over the lake. After passing a balanced boulder, you’ll come to a third viewpoint over the lake. The trail now moves away from the lake, joining a woods road. Be alert for a turn where the Tamarack Trail bears left, leaving the road, and continues on a footpath.

A short distance beyond, the Tamarack Trail ends at a junction with the Yellow Trail (blazed with yellow diamonds) near the shore of Todd Lake. Turn right onto the Yellow Trail, which soon goes by a stone wall on a rock ledge at water level, with a view over the lake, and continues to parallel the lake. Near the lake’s south end, the Yellow Trail turns right and soon ends at a woods road, the route of the white-blazed Todd Trail.

Turn right, now following the white blazes. As another woods road joins from the left, the Todd Trail bears right, then almost immediately turns left and follows a footpath into the woods. It soon begins to climb, first rather steeply, then more gradually. After a level stretch, it descends to cross a seasonal stream in a shallow ravine, then ascends on a winding, rocky footpath, with several switchbacks. When it reaches Skyline Drive, the trail turns right and continues for about 200 feet to the triple white blaze marking the terminus of the Todd Trail, opposite the parking area where the hike began.

9. The Celery Farm

N Franklin Turnpike, Allendale, NJ 07401
Excellent
69%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

The Celery Farm

Reviewed By cararro - New York City, New York

Beautiful natural area to walk and bird. Easy trail around the lake, about 2 mikes, platforms to observe, and many side trails.

10. Abma's Farm

700 Lawlins Rd, Wyckoff, NJ 07481-1502 +1 201-891-0278
Excellent
70%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Abma's Farm

Reviewed By anthonybender923 - Clifton, New Jersey

Ok, it's an actual farm with a well supplied market of fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and any other freshly made treats you can think of. AND they have animals (separate from the farmer's market of course) that you can feed and pet. It's just a good time wandering around and checking out what they offer. AND the freshly made donuts are to die for

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