Somers

Somers is in Westchester County.

Gerard Crane House

Understand

The town of Somers has a quaint historical character and lush natural areas that lend to the attraction of the town. Somers is located in northern Westchester. It connects the towns of North Salem (to the east), Carmel in Putnam Country (to the north), Yorktown (to the west), and Lewisboro and Bedford (to the south). The town is approximately 33 square miles, located on the New York City reservoir system. Somers is a town with a rich history; it is the birthplace of the American circus. The Ringley Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus began in Somers. Also, supposedly the first elephant ever brought into America was brought to Somers Some of the historical sites in the town include; The Elephant Hotel (a National Historic Landmark where the town’s government is run), and the Old Stone House located on route 100.

Get in

By plane

Westchester County Airport, 240 Airport Road, White Plains (New York), 914 995-4860 (airlines). The closest airport, about 30 minutes drive. Rental cars are available.

Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, New Jersey, John F. Kennedy International Airport, and LaGuardia Airport: The three major international airports in the New York City area offer service to just about anywhere. Westchester-based taxi and livery cars offer regular service to and from the three internationals from most areas of the county. New York City yellow cabs will take to you Westchester in a pinch, but the fares can be exorbitant. If staying in Westchester, ask if your hotel offers shuttle service.

By car

From the South: Head North on Taconic Parkway to exit for Route 100/Millwood. At the end of the exit, make a left turn. When you come to the junction of Route 100, make a right turn; or Hutchinson River Parkway or Saw Mill River Parkway to Route 684 North. Get off at Exit 6 (Katonah/ Cross River/Route 35). At light at end of exit, make a left turn onto Route 35. At the 5th traffic light, make a right turn onto Route 100. Travel approximately 1/2 mile north on Route 100. Then make a left turn onto Route 139 (LeFontane Ristorante is on the right corner of Route 139 and Route 100). After approximately 2 miles, the entrance to Primrose Elementary School and the District Offices are on the right side of the road. Somers High School is the next driveway after Primrose.

From the North: Taconic Parkway South to Route 84 East to Route 684 South to White Plains. Get off at Exit 6 (Katonah/Cross River/Route 35). At the traffic light make a right turn onto Route 35. At the 4th traffic light make a right turn onto Route 100. Travel approximately 1/2 mile north on Route 100. Then make a left turn onto Route 139 (LeFontane Ristorante is on the right corner of Route 139 and Route 100). After approximately 2 miles, the entrance to Primrose Elementary School and the District Offices are on the right side of the road. Somers High School is the next driveway after Primrose.

From Connecticut: Route 84 West to Route 684 South to White Plains. Get off at Exit 6 (Katonah/Cross River/Route 35). At the traffic light make a right turn onto Route 35. At the 4th traffic light make a right turn onto Route 100. Travel approximately 1/2 mile north on Route 100. Then make a left turn onto Route 139 (LeFontane Ristorante is on the right corner of Route 139 and Route 100). After approximately 2 miles, the entrance to Primrose Elementary School and the District Offices are on the right side of the road. Somers High School is the next driveway after Primrose.

By train

The Metro-North Commuter Railroad gives service to Grand Central Station in Manhattan with an average commute time of slightly over an hour to Manhattan. While the railroad doesn't pass through the town itself, the stations for Purdys, Goldens Bridge, and Katonah are roughly a 5-minute drive, depending on your location.

By bus

Bee Line System. Westchester County's bus service provides access to White Plains and other locations in the county. Schedules and route maps are available on-line and at train stations.

Get around

By car service

If arriving by train from New York City and planning only a day trip you can get about by local taxi.

By rental car

Available from your incoming airport.

See

Bailey House

Phone number: +1 914-864-7263

Do

Lasdon Park and Arboretum

Buy

Eat

Drink

Local Bars

Chili's Bar and Grill 80 Route 6 Baldwin Place, NY 10505 +1 914-621-0216

Road House Bar and Grill 300 Route 22 Brewster, NY 10509 +1 845-277-7458

Primavera Bar and Restaurant 592 Route 22 Croton Falls, NY 10519 +1 914-277-4580


Sleep

Although there are no hotels in the town of Somers, there are accommodations in surrounding towns. Visitors may be interested in staying in local areas such as Brewster, NY. Chappaqua, NY. Mahopac, NY. Mount Kisco, NY. Danbury, Ct.

Connect

Telephone area code 914.

Go next

Routes through Somers

Peekskill Yorktown Heights  W  E  Brewster Danbury


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