Sandyston is a municipality of parks: about 68% of its land is owned by the state or federal government. Parts of Stokes State Forest and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area are located in Sandyston. Most of the state and federal land is either the 15,182 acre Stokes State Forest or the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Stokes runs along the Kittatinny Ridge and includes part of the Appalachian Trail. There is also Sunrise Mountain, which offers a dramatic view to the east from atop a sheer cliff.
Sandyston is also home to Peters Valley, a resident craft village that holds an annual craft show.