Cortlandt Manor & Mohegan Lake

Cortlandt Manor is the largest hamlet within the Town of Cortlandt. It's runs along the Northwestern border of Westchester-Putnam County, encircling the City of Peekskill and expands down until the New Croton Reservoir. Cortlandt Manor is mostly made up of residential homes surrounded by serene nature.

Cortlandt derived its name from the Van Cortlandt family who began purchasing land in 1677. Cortlandt was the site of many skirmishes during the Revolutionary War.  Local roads, such as Watch Hill and Furnace Dock Road, where the furnaces that made ammunition for the war effort were located, bear names reflecting the Revolutionary time. Visit Van Cortlandt Upper Manor House, now part of Cortlandt Healthcare, to learn more about this historic van Cortlandt family home, which also served as a headquarters for George Washington or enjoy a day hike up at Hudson Highlands Gateway Park or Anthony's Nose with a fantastic view of the Bear Mountain Bridge, Fort Montgomery & the rolling Hudson River Valley peaks. 

Mohegan Lake (Lake Mohegan) is an area that is partially Town of Cortlandt as well as the Town of Yorktown. It is known for it's beautiful Lake Mohegan, as well as it's many shopping/dining plazas along Cortlandt Boulevard (Rt.6/E. Main St) such as Cortlandt Crossing and Cortlandt Town Center. Enjoy the wonderful Sylvan Glen Nature Preserve & Granite Knolls or head over to Yorktown Golf & Baseball Center for some mini golf & baseball fun. Mohegan Lake is also home to the 110-year old stone St. George Church, listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), which has beautifully restored into The Winery at St. George Restaurant. 

The Town of Cortlandt is about 45-50 miles North of Manhattan/NYC and 35 miles South of Poughkeepsie.

Nearby Train Station: Cortlandt, Peekskill & Croton-Harmon (Metro-North Railroad Hudson Line). Amtrak at Croton-Harmon only. 

Location: Westchester County


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