Somers, one of the most lovable and livable towns in Wescthester County, offers a unique combination of country life, modern living, and a tight-knit community. Naturally beautiful, and equally as charismatic, the roughly 22,000 people who call Somers home experience some of the best parks, shopping, and dining in the area. As a town deeply rooted in history, and more than excited to share it with everyone who enters, Somers is a haven for everyone from new families to empty nesters, and never ceases to amaze with its spirit and dedication to making the most of small-town living.
Somers has multiple distinct Hamlets, each one rich with its own unique attractions and background.
The Lake Communities
Lake Purdy’s, Shenorock, and Lincolndale are the three lake hamlets of Somers, and are home to some of the most beautiful parks in the nation. Known for its open land, hiking trails, biking areas, and stunning views, these communities have the charm of country living with the luxury of the city not too far away. Encompassed by these Hamlets is the Angle Fly Reserve, which was established in 2009, and now hosts more than 10 miles of hiking land. Administered by the Somar’s Land Trust, this reserve is home to a massive wildlife population, and is incredibly proud to host an expansive ecosystem for turtle and birdlife, especially wood turtles. The lake communities are a nature lover’s dream, and always have something new and exciting to explore.
Amawalk is the perfect place for a weekend away from all the hustle and bustle of work. Located along the Amawalk Reservoir, this Hamlet is an angler’s paradise, and has some of the best fishing in New York. Stocked every year with 1600 brown trout, and surrounded by walking and bike trails, there’s no better place to enjoy some fresh air, a picnic, and some family time.
The most distinguishable hamlet in the town, Somers Hamlet is included on the National Register of Historic places and is well known for its many incredible historical attractions. Home of the Ivandell Cemetery, which includes the powerful Richard Somers Veterans Memorial, and Baily Park, Somers Hamlet Historical District is one of the best places to connect with early American history and learn more about what makes Somers such a special town. One of the biggest hotspots in the area, the Elephant Hotel and Old Bet Statue (which are National Historical Landmarks as of 2005) are not only a stunning sight from the outside, but also hosts a museum on the American Circus, as well as the town’s government inside. Established in 1827, this hotel and statue stand as a tribute to Old Bet, an African elephant that started the American circus craze, and paved the way for many exotic animal shows that are still enjoyed nation-wide today.