A beautiful piece of New York's history!
A visit to Pollepel Island, or Bannerman Island as it is also known, is the perfect day trip away from the bustle of New York City. It's a ferry ride away to get to the island which is 50 miles north of New York City and can only be reached by boat. It's worth a visit to the ruins of Bannerman Castle that's still on the island today. It's really an abandoned military surplus warehouse but with a guided tour you can learn of the history of the island, understand how it is being preserved by the Bannerman Castle Trust and relax and enjoy the greenery that is the beautiful Hudson Highlands.