Piermont Train Station and the Erie Path

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Piermont Train Station and the Erie Path

Piermont Train Station and the Erie Path
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Maria M
4 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
The best part of visiting the historic Piermont Train Station was being regaled with fascinating stories about the significance of the place by a Tour Guide who took us back in time and mesmerized us with her story-telling. Walking around the tiny station was interesting in its own right, but the enthusiasm and knowledge of our Tour Guide made it a most memorable experience. Mystery, romance, history and biography intertwined in that place that saw arrivals and departures of travelers long gone.
Written March 11, 2018
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Anita R
Piermont, NY1 contribution
Jul 2015 • Family
The historical Piermont Train Station Is a step back in time. You will be greeted by welcoming and knowledgable volunteers while you visit the station and/or join a walking tour of the village. Bring your family and discover the rich history of the charming Village of Piermont.
Anita R.
Written September 4, 2015
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robcurtross
New York City, NY14,583 contributions
Feb 2016 • Solo
This small two-story train station is beautifully preserved and from time to time local people give lectures on personalities and events of the past.

The town surrounding the station is filled with interesting houses, well worth stopping for a few moments whether on the trail or on the highway.
Written February 17, 2016
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avola9
New York City, NY1 contribution
Aug 2015 • Friends
The Piermont Train Station is truly a magical place. Nested high above the town in the woods and weeds (google spelled) it offers a glimpse of life as it was over a 100 years ago. The lovingly maintained two story (minuscule) building actually hosted a waiting room and ticked office on the ground floor as well as the home of Belle Kelly. Belle, a woman telegraph pioneer, fell in love with the rhythm of a colleagues 'dialing' the Morse Code miles and miles away: their story should be material for a book or a movie. One can listen to the many other stories shared by members of the Piermont Historical Society and then sit on the porch of the Train Station to enjoy the sun and wait for a train that - regrettably - no longer runs.
Written November 25, 2015
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Maria N
Buenos Aires, Argentina2 contributions
Aug 2015 • Solo
Recently I travelled from Buenos Aires, Argentina to my former home in Rockland County. Having lived in that neck of the woods for over 25 years, I first discovered the Piermont train station on a hike I would take daily from Sparkill to Piermont. I was always intrigued by an old ivy covered train switch at the beginning of the Sparkill trail which was actually part of the nineteenth century Erie train tracks connecting Sparkill and Piermont. Barely within a mile from the Sparkill entrance, I would arrive at an old dilapidated house that neighbors had told me used to be an old train station. Intrigued, I promised one day I would find out more about that building. But being a mom and working full time caused me to renege on that promise. To my astonishment and joy, the Piermont Historical Society recognized the significance of that dilapidated train station and not only restored it to its former glory but at the same time reconnected us with it's rich history. Stepping inside the beautifully restored station house, a mini museum provides a safe haven for historical documents, etchings, photos and memorabilia of a lost era; the tale of Eleazor Lord, first president of the Erie Railroad and the photos of the beautiful Belle Kelly, first station master at the Piermont station make the past suddenly come alive. If you are a resident, it's a must see location and if you are from out of town, you can relive a part of history that is seldom mentioned in textbooks. Oh, make sure you the hear the tale of how Belle Kelly fell in love via the touch of the telegraph!"
Written September 8, 2015
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Marjorie J
1 contribution
Sep 2015 • Couples
Lots of people come to Piermont for the good restaurants, to stroll around town and shop and to walk out on the Pier, a mile out into the river adjacent to one of the largest salt marshes on the east coast. Now, the Piermont Historical Society has given us another very good reason to visit and learn about the rich history of the village. This will deepen your experience of visiting Piermont.
Written September 7, 2015
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Harry M
Cresskill, NJ5 contributions
Oct 2016 • Family
The Train Station is magical - it's like a journey back in time. Many of the pieces in the station are from a bygone era that not only educates but gives us an appreciation of what it was like "back in the day".
Written February 14, 2017
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Sockster
Highlands, NJ1,686 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
We were coming to Piedmont for dinner and saw the train station as we were coming down the hill. We pull over to walk over and see this incredible blast from the past. It's a well preserved building and with a visit if your coming to Piermont
Written October 25, 2015
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savagesally
Nyack, NY1 contribution
Oct 2014 • Solo
I took 'before' photographs for the Library of Congress historical bldgs. survey. What a mess ! And a crew of us scrubbed storm windows so filthy one could not see through them. Piermont neighbours did heavy work clearing the hillside, and eventually, after much physical labor, a miracle occurred. Since then history enthusiasts Rich andLola Esnard withhelp from docents, have made the train station into a charming museum that attracts scores of visitors. Donations are needed to keep this gem in shape.
Written September 10, 2015
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Betsy F
11 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
Who knew the quaint village of Piermont was the site of many history-making events that profoundly affected all of America! The museum within the landmark train station tells it all. But you must plan your trip to coincide with one of the "Train Station Sundays". On select weekends, the station is open and FREE to visit from 12pm-3pm. The remaining open Sundays are September 6th, 20th and October 4th. There is limited access because the Piermont Historical Society must rely on volunteers. With very little resources, unpaid, dedicated society members have created the museum and take care of the historical building which dates back to the 1800's. Plus, the Old Erie Path, a former rail line from Jersey City to Nyack, now offers a serine walk on the mountainside overlooking the majestic Hudson. You could not ask for a more!
Written September 5, 2015
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