Yesterday's worktable stayed quiet while my mom and I made a great escape crossing the bridge to wander around Piermont. It always surprises me how different it is there on the west side of the Hudson in this charming little town of marshes and clapboard cottages. On our side, the train tracks limit our access to the river itself, but over here, everything is right on the water's edge.
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Although many are closed on Monday, the village shops and restaurants are quite welcoming to visitors and very popular among cyclists who head through on their way down 9W to the Palisades. My mom said she felt like she was in Europe, I thought of summers in Michigan when we were little. If you are in the area just off the Tappan Zee bridge at Nyack, head south along the lower river road, past the candy-colored, Victorian river mansions of Grand View-on-Hudson. Piermont pops up just after. You'll know it right away. Lots of little houses. The kind we love.