Piermont is a picturesque village that hugs the Hudson River in Rockland County, New York and charms just about everyone that visits it. It lies a little over twenty miles north of New York City and is home to restaurants, quaint shops, a modest population, and scores of weekenders that come to enjoy the slow pace of this rivertown. It is one of the hidden gems you can find along the Hudson River.
Piermont is well known for its one mile long pier that juts out into the Hudson River. It was built back in 1841 and was originally used as an eastern terminus for the Erie Railroad. Walking the pier is one of my favorite past-times and, once the weather turns warm, I can often be found there on Sunday afternoons. It is the only place that I know of where I can hear the shush, shush, shush of surf breaking on land without having to travel to the New Jersey shore (which is well over an hour away for me).
The pictures below were taken at various points from along the pier. It had been raining for the entire day last Sunday. So, when the clouds were wrung dry, and with a heavy fog having settled in, I set out with my camera to take my favorite stroll.