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    North of NYC North of NYC By Houlihan Lawrence By Houlihan Lawrence by

    The rippling of tides, the tranquility of still water, the salted air. For you, h2o is the only way to go.

    With rivers, reservoirs and the sea, our area boasts about every type of water lifestyle imaginable, whether it’s best enjoyed in swim trunks, topsiders and salmon shorts or donning a bucket hat in a dory with reel in hand.


    In Westchester and Fairfield, the Sound Shore keeps boat and beach within striking distance for a daily Manhattan commute. Yachting culture thrives, with sandy beaches often steps away. Derecktor lays its hulls in Mamaroneck, and Hinckley moors its Connecticut base right in Rowayton.

    The Hudson river towns sit at a natural gateway from Gotham, framing one of America’s most storied inland waterways with views fit for Rockefellers, Roosevelts, Vanderbilts and Tiffanys. Each has a unique personality, from cosmopolitan Irvington to Brooklynesque Beacon, a former mill town equal parts urban and scenic.


    Natural lakes and manmade reservoirs built to quench thirsty New Yorkers add additional opportunities for power and non-power boating. Enclaves like Waccabuc, Peach Lake and Lake Truesdale are seemingly frozen in time. Lake Mahopac abuts the heart of its namesake town, where a marina even hosts “float-in” movies.

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