Garner Arts Center and Historic District
Round Table Brewery is at the heart of the Garner Historic District, a 200 year old textile mill and historic complex that focused on printmaking and later expanded into dying of wool, cotton and linen. Today, the complex houses 27 buildings that maintain the creative spirit it held back in the day with many artists, skilled tradespeople, craftspeople, and entrepreneurs.
Although the complex continues to boom in new production, the old architecture and personality that the historic district holds is also alive today and can be quite beautiful to explore. The complex is now filled with sculptures and art built by local artists who showcase their work throughout the landmark. This harmony of nature, the industrial complex with historic architecture with a blend of new-age sculptures makes for an inviting outdoor stroll.
Aside from roaming the complex and admiring the tight knit community within, the Garner Historic District makes it easy to become part of the community and enjoy the culture that thrives within. If you are not much of an artist or you are just passing through, find yourself dining at The Hudson’s Mill Tavern, enjoying a beer at our very own Round Table Brewery. Check to see what events are happening this week and immerse yourself with new music, art shows and exhibitions, and more.
If you’re looking to fuel your artistic passions the Garner Arts Center is also the place for you. Here you can find multiple dance studios, woodworking and glass sculpting studios, photography studios, gym and HIIT training studios and you are able to rent out space to create your own art if that’s your style. For more information check out www.garnerhistoricdistrict.com.
Venturing out — Rockland County, NY
Outside of our little Garner Historic District community, Round Table Brewery is located in Garnerville, NY which is part of Rockland County, NY — filled with great eateries, nature and history there’s a lot to explore outside of the brewery we call home.
Nature & Recreation
Harriman State Park
Located in both Rockland and Orange counties, Harriman State Park is over 44,000 acres of adventure awaiting. A 15 minute drive West from the brewery and you’re already taking steps into the park grounds.
Harriman offers “31 lakes and reservoirs, 200 miles of hiking trails, two beaches, two public camping areas, a network of group camps, miles of streams and scenic roads, and scores of wildlife species, vistas and vantage points,” according to the New York state website.
If you are an avid hiker, Harriman offers trails that can challenge you, bring you back to nature and give you amazing views to photograph and share once you’re back in civilization. If you’re just hoping for a nice nature walk, Harriman is filled with scenic driving routes that include overlooks and parking lots to share moments and build memories with your loved ones. Additionally, many recreation areas with parking lots offer picnic tables and grilling stations for a scenic BBQ in the park — be sure to check with the local park website on the rules and regulations of fire safety at Harriman before going. Biking throughout these routes is also permitted. The main road, Seven Lakes Drive, allows cyclists to travel through the whole park. Offering a lot of scenic views through hilly and flat areas — this terrain may not be suitable for all cyclists, check the maps for a better view of the difficulty levels.
Looking for a family outing to a beach or lake? Harriman’s got that too! Drive through Seven Lakes Dr and pick your favorite (or less crowded) lake pitstop and enjoy the water activities. Swimming, fishing, and boating is allowed depending on each recreation area. Be sure to do your research on which body of water is best for your preferred recreation and have fun!
Haverstraw Bay Park
The brewery is a 7 minute drive from the Hudson River where families and friends can take a stroll, take photos and pass the time enjoying the natural beauty. The Haverstraw Bay Park is one of a few parks along the river where you can appreciate nature to the fullest. The park is filled with a couple of docks, an open air pavilion, a playground for the little ones, nature and walking trails and fishing piers. This park is accessible, according to the Rockland Government website.
This park is free to explore.
Bowline Point Park
Also along the river, just South of Haverstraw Bay Park and an 8 minute drive from the brewery is Bowline Point Park. This park includes a covered pavilion and gazebo, open green spaces with picnic tables throughout, handicap accessible playgrounds, two tennis courts, a pickleball court, a regulation size volleyball court, walking paths and a fishing pier with a spectacular river view. This park hosts events for holidays, has musicians shows and other community events.
If you’re coming in warmer weather the park offers an Olympic size pool with a diving well and wading area, two water slides, a toddler pool, playgrounds, a handicap accessible water spray area.
This park requires paid admission — season passes are available, non pass holder rates are available. Prices may change depending on residency.
Stony Point Battlefield and Lighthouse
One of the last Revolutionary War battles in the northeastern colonies was fought on these grounds — you can stand there today and learn its history. While you’re there, visit the oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River
This site offers museum exhibits of the battle and the Stony Point Lighthouse. Additionally there are interpretive programs, “such as reenactments highlighting 18th century military life, cannon and musket firings, cooking demonstrations, and children's activities and blacksmith demonstrations,” according to the New York state website.
Battlefield access is free during regular hours. Some programs, tours and evening events require an admission fee — price may vary, call the site for information.
If you’re passing through the brewery on a longer trip here are some places you can stay nearby our taproom:
Stylish, sleek and vibrant spaces with rooms facing the Hudson River available. Around a 20 minute drive to the brewery.
Looking for a cozy, organic B&B with a view? Riverview Organic B&B is the spot. Right alongside the Hudson River in Piedmont, NY. Around a 25 minute drive to the brewery.
Wishing for an enchanting, relaxing stay? Check out the Abbey Inn & Spa. On the other side of the river from the brewery sits a majestic little inn full of personality and waterfront views. Around a 35 minute drive from the brewery.
Located in Tarrytown, NY across the river from the brewery is an incredibly beautiful castle you can call home for a couple of days (or just a night). 30 minutes from the brewery.
While there are a lot of Airbnb’s to choose from here are a couple to choose from that have personality. With cozy vibes, great space for larger parties, and rustic homey feelings all around:
Mountain Villa; 8 bedroom 4.5 bathroom home.
Cabin bordering Harriman State Park.
House in the center of the Rivertown, Piermont.
Vintage Cottage in Artsy Village of Nyack.