The 10 Best Things to Do in Norwood, United States

December 19, 2017 Concepcion Newsome

Norwood is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 5,711, reflecting a decline of 40 (-0.7%) from the 5,751 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 893 (+18.4%) from the 4,858 counted in the 1990 Census.
Restaurants in Norwood

1. Washington Irving's Sunnyside House

3 W Sunnyside Ln, Irvington, NY 10533-1205 +1 914-366-6900
Excellent
59%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 137 reviews

Washington Irving's Sunnyside House

A visit to Sunnyside is an enchanted adventure in a romantic landscape and a much-loved riverside home that has been charming visitors for generations.Hear about Washington Irving's storied past and how he came to be America's first internationally famous author, best remembered now for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and other short stories. His characters, from Brom Bones and Ichabod Crane to the mysterious Headless Horseman and the comic Rip Van Winkle, are icons in American culture. Even Johnny Depp has added to their global renown.A gently curved path leads to gorgeous views of the Hudson River and reveals the allure of Sunnyside's unique design, its intimate setting, its bucolic grounds, and its association with a beloved man of letters. SUNNYSIDE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL MAY 3. Please continue to check this listing or go to our website for updates.

Reviewed By Judy Z - Little Falls, New Jersey

If you are interested in learning about the fascinating biography of Washington Irving, coupled with the history of his home, this is the destination for you. The grounds of the property are beautifully maintained. The home itself has retained many of its original details. The docent led tour by Lynda was very informative. 5 stars all around!

2. Lyndhurst

635 S Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591-6499 +1 914-631-4481
Excellent
58%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 416 reviews

Lyndhurst

Overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York, is Lyndhurst, one of America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions. Designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis, its architectural brilliance is complemented by the park-like landscape of the estate and a comprehensive collection of original decorative arts. Its noteworthy occupants included: former New York City mayor William Paulding, merchant George Merritt, and railroad tycoon Jay Gould. Lyndhurst is a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Reviewed By MaryEllen22 - Guilderland, New York

Our guide, Jim, gave such an informative, interesting tour of the mansion. You came away feeling you really got to know a lot about the people who had lived there! Every room was breathtaking in furnishings and decorations for Christmas! This was a perfect time to visit! Even though the mansion is very large, it felt like a home...just lovely!

3. Van Saun County Park / Bergen County Zoological Park

216 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652-5349 +1 201-262-3771
Excellent
63%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 364 reviews

Van Saun County Park / Bergen County Zoological Park

Reviewed By Liza H - Dumont, New Jersey

We love the Bergen County Zoo. It is a family favorite! We are members and they have many great activities all year long! Wonderful new updates and fantastic programs. My kids go to their zoo camp for a week in the summer as well! Love it!

4. State Line Lookout (Lookout Inn)

Palisades Interstate Pkwy, Opposite median U-Turn for Exit 3, northbound, Alpine, NJ 07620 +1 201-750-0465
Excellent
53%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

State Line Lookout (Lookout Inn)

Reviewed By robcurtross - New York City, New York

This is one of the very interesting look out points on the Palisades Parkway. The views of New York and the Hudson River are fascinating.

The small restaurant serves basic American hot foods, and my recent American cheese sandwich was perfectly prepared.

The decorations are rustic and and aimed at the hiking crowd, but some of the items are very interesting in their own right.

The Inn also has a great collection of books about the New Jersey area.

5. 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!

6. Demarest Nature Center

90 Park St, Demarest, NJ 07627-2134
Excellent
58%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Demarest Nature Center

Reviewed By robcurtross - New York City, New York

Several towns in this area of New Jersey have nature centers, and this one is really good for adults and kids.

We walked the Nine Bridges Trail in the northeast section of the center, which has the greatest variety of plants and animals. We were on the lookout for several of the usual residents, including Baltimore Oriole, Northern Mockingbird, Wood Thrush and Cedar Waxwing. Look for Belted Kingfisher, Snowy Egret, Great Blue Heron or even a Wood Duck along the brook.

Snapping turtles also enjoy the brook, and. Box turtles have also been seen here, and if you are lucky enough to spot one, please observe it from at least ten feet away.

We saw the Baltimore Oriole and a snapping turtle, but found peace and quiet which was much more important.

7. Untermyer Gardens

945 N Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701-1300 +1 914-613-4502
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 189 reviews

Untermyer Gardens

Reviewed By Karen M - Phoenix, Arizona

We went here on a recommendation of a lady we met in a store in Sleepy Hollow. It was so beautiful. Part of the gardens is under construction but the parts we did see were still really lovely. It was a nice place to stop and take pictures.

8. Turning Point

468 Piermont Ave, Piermont, NY 10968-4207 +1 845-359-1089
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Turning Point

Reviewed By wocaplel - New York

This place has been around a long time and we've been here quite a few times. I still don't know about the food but the opportunity to sit and listen to live music in a relaxed setting makes it well worth a visit. Buy a ticket before you go as it's a small venue and can be sold out.

9. CGI Holistic Fitness & Spa

111 Homans Ave, Closter, NJ 07624-2728 +1 201-661-1715
Excellent
78%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

CGI Holistic Fitness & Spa

Reviewed By Marni W

Fantastic, beautiful, and SUPER FRIENDLY holistic facility. They have all the bases covered - intimate gym where you don't have to compete for machines, super fun group classes, even western and asian massages for relaxation or deep healing... so amazing!
The best parts are the IONIZED WATER POOL and BODY N BRAIN studio... total mind body relaxation.
***Cleanest and best cared for facility by far. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

10. Biddy O'Malley's Irish bistro and bar

191 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ 07647-2015 +1 201-564-7893
Excellent
38%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Biddy O'Malley's Irish bistro and bar

Reviewed By 121st - Long Beach Island, New Jersey

We love it here! The service is always pleasant and attentive, the food is always fresh, creative and delicious. The chef uses whatever vegetables and fruits are in season and creates dishes around them . I recommend the risotto , fish tacos, goffle chicken and Creme brûlée, just to name a few! This place never disappoints.

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