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 All Chester Village ListingsOrange

 Chester Village Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

10911, Park, Bear Mountain, wooded, hikers, horseback riders, Things to Do, Bridle Path, Hiking Trails / Walking | Orange Goosepond Mountain State Park

845-786-2701 
  Goosepond Mountain State Park, 1558-acres in size, is located in Bear Mountain, NY 10911, Orange County in the Hudson Valley.

Goosepond is managed as 1,558-acres of open space. Almost completely wooded, the park is open to hikers and horseback riders. This park is undeveloped. There are no toilets and there is limited parking. Goosepond Mountain State Park | Orange  website and more . . .

Heritage Trail, Orange Heritage Trail, scenic vistas, roller blading,Things to Do on the Orange Heritage Trail, Audubon (birding), Biking, Hiking / Walking, Inline Skating, Scenic Views, Wheelchair accessible, Winter Activities | Orange Heritage Trail (aka) Orange Heritage Trail - Chester

845-615-3830 
  The Heritage Trail, aka, Orange Heritage Trail, is a multi-use 11.5 asphalt trail offering attractive scenic vistas and access from the Village of Goshen to the Village of Monroe for walking, biking and roller blading.

"The Heritage Trail is a 10-foot wide trail on the right-of-way of the former Erie Railroad. When completed, the trail will extend from the City of Middletown to the Village of Harriman. The trail features sections of both asphalt and limestone surface. The current trail winds through a bird/wildlife sanctuary, historic landmarks, murmuring streams, rolling meadows and friendly communities. Trail users may enjoy biking, walking, rollerblading, nature study as well as shopping and dining in the local villages. Access points are in Monroe, Chester and Goshen, all with convenient parking." Heritage Trail (aka) Orange Heritage Trail - Chester | Orange  website and more . . .
 All Cornwall ListingsOrange

 Cornwall Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

field station for scientific research, education, dramatic topography, lakes and streams, Things to Do, Birding, Hiking Paths, Scenic Views, Additional Activities, Hiking Bear Mountain, directions to Black Rock Forest, Cornwall, New York Highlands | Orange Black Rock Forest

 
  Black Rock Forest is a nearly 4000-acre natural living laboratory for field-based scientific research, conservation, and education. The Black Rock Forest Consortium is a unique alliance of colleges and universities, public and independent K-12 schools, and leading scientific and cultural institutions that operates the Black Rock Forest, located 50 miles north of New York City in the Hudson Highlands. Black Rock Forest | Orange  website and more . . .
 All Cornwall-on-Hudson ListingsOrange

 Cornwall-on-Hudson Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

Storm King Mountain, Cornwall-On-Hudson, Esty & Hellie Stowell Trailhead, Things to Do, Bird Watching, Hiking and walking trails, Picnicking, Scenic views of Hudson River and Hudson Highlands, birding, hiking, nature study, restaurants in New Paltz | Orange Esty & Hellie Stowell Trailhead Storm King "Scenic Hudson Valley"

845-534-7900 
  Esty & Hellie Stowell Trailhead
Storm King Mountain
Cornwall-On-Hudson, Orange County
Hudson River Valley, New York State


The Esty & Hellie Stowell Trailhead provides access to Storm King Mountain, where Scenic Hudson got its start in the fight to Save the Land that Matters Most. Esty & Hellie Stowell Trailhead Storm King  "Scenic Hudson Valley" | Orange  website and more . . .

12158, Hudson Highland, Kids Things To Do, Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Wildlife Education, Cornwall, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, center for nature, environmental education, Birthday Parties, Hiking Trails, Nature Camp, Things To Buy for Kids | Orange Hudson Highlands - Discovery and Wildlife Center

845-534-5506 
  Hudson Highland Nature Museum offers the Outdoor Discovery Center and the Wildlife Education Center.

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Nature trails, Things to Do, Hiking / Walking Trails, Nature Study, Scenic Views, dine at restaurants in Orange County, restaurants in Orange County, New York, Cornwall, Orange County, Hudson River Valley, New York State | Orange Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

845-534-5506 
  Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
Cornwall, Orange County
Hudson River Valley, New York State


"Scenic Hudson originally protected these 178 acres, once part of historic Kenridge Farm. Today 3 miles of trails winding through or along forests, meadows and wetlands enhance activities at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center. There is a universally accessible bird-observation platform, and four interactive trail quests are available to guide wildlife exploration." Hudson Highlands Nature Museum | Orange  website and more . . .

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, center for nature, environmental education, educational programs for students, ecology of the Hudson Highlands, Things To Do at Outdoor Discovery Center, Things To Do at Wildlife Education Center | Orange Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

845-534-5506 
  Founded in 1959, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is a center for nature, with a focus on environmental education and a mission to develop responsible caretakers of the natural world. Over the years it has developed quality educational programs for students and the public that focus on the unique ecology of the Hudson Highlands and promote knowledge and appreciation of our natural world.
    Things To Do at Outdoor Discovery Center
    The Outdoor Discover Center is located at 100 Muser Drive (entrance to the center is on Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road) in Cornwall, NY.

    Things To Do at Wildlife Education Center
    See the Living Hudson Exhibit; a multi-sensory experience full of the flora and fauna native to the Hudson Estuary. Follow the journey as water trickles down a highland creek into a wetland pond. The pond empties into a freshwater stream which then joins the Hudson River Estuary.
Press blue button to learn more about upcoming events, featured programs, and to Meet the Animal of the week. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum | Orange  website and more . . .
 All Cuddebackville ListingsOrange

 Cuddebackville Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

12729, Canal Towpath, D & H Canal Park, Cuddebackville, NY, Things to Do, Biking, Fishing in Neversink River, 
Hiking / Walking, Neversink Valley Area Museum, Picnicking, Winter Activities, Cross-Country Skiing, 
Snowshoeing | Orange D & H Canal Towpath

 
  The D&H Canal Towpath is located in D & H Canal Park, 300-acres in size, at 58 Hoag Road, Cuddebackville, NY 12729 in Orange County.

"Within Orange County the D&H canal trails traversed a variety of landscapes and stretches from the Ulster County border, southwest into the City of Port Jervis, then northwest along the Delaware River back into Sullivan County and eventually into Pennsylvania. Located in the town of Deerpark within the D&H Canal Park, the 1 mile walking trail follows the only section of the D&H Canal that is still filled with water. The path is unpaved, starting near the Neversink Valley Area Museum that contains classic canal era exhibits and memorabilia, and ending at Oakland Valley Road. The trail is the original towpath used by mules pulling barges through the canal. The park is a National Historic Landmark open daily from dawn to dusk" D & H Canal Towpath | Orange  website and more . . .
 All Fort Montgomery ListingsOrange

 Fort Montgomery Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

10922, History, American Revolution, American Revolutionary War, American War for Independence, War of the Revolution, iron chain, Hudson River Valley, historic ruin, Historic Site, historic trails, historical accounts, historic, Battle of Fort Montgomery | Orange American Revolution - Fort Montgomery "State Historic Site"

845-446-2134 
 
Click to enlarge sign about Fort Montgomery in the American Revolution.

Click to enlarge sign about Fort Montgomery in the American Revolution The interpretive sign reads:
Welcome to Fort Montgomery
"You are standing near the western end of Fort Montgomery:
a Revolutionary War fort built to defend the Hudson Highlands
and protect American control of the Hudson River.
On October 6, 1777, the British captured Fort Montgomery
and destroyed it in the days that followed.

"Trails from this parking area lead to two of the fort's redoubts.
The trail that passes beneath the highway will take you to
the Fort Montgomery visitor center and Fort Montgomery's
remains where interpretive signs will help you understand
the history of the fort and the battle."

American Revolution - Fort Montgomery  "State Historic Site" | Orange  photos, website and more . . .

photo, Bear Mountain Bridge, photo Popolopen Creek, Hudson River Valley,  Appalachian Trail, bridge, Popolopen Suspension Bridge,  Popolopen Creek Suspension Footbridge,  Hudson River, suspension foot bridge,  Fort Montgomery | Orange Popolopen Creek at Bear Mountain "Scenic Hudson Valley"

 
  Click to enlarge photo of Popolopen Creek from Bear Mountain Bridge.

Click to enlarge photo of Popolopen Creek from the Bear Mountain Bridge The Bear Mountain Bridge offers spectacular views of the Hudson River Valley. The bridge's roadway has eight-foot-wide shoulders for pedestrians and cyclists and incorporates the Maine-to-Georgia Appalachian Trail. Crossing the bridge on foot offers magnificent views, wonderful photo opportunities, and an invigorating walk.

On the walkway facing northeast, you can see 3 bridges from the Bear Mountain Bridge: the Popolopen Suspension Bridge, the Popolopen Creek Suspension Footbridge, and the train tracks. These bridges cross Popolopen Creek. Popolopen Creek at Bear Mountain  "Scenic Hudson Valley" | Orange  more . . .
 All Goshen ListingsOrange

 Goshen Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

Heritage Trail, Orange Heritage Trail, scenic vistas, roller blading,Things to Do on the Orange Heritage Trail, Audubon (birding), Biking, Hiking / Walking, Inline Skating, Scenic Views, Wheelchair accessible, Winter Activities | Orange Heritage Trail (aka) Orange Heritage Trail - Goshen

845-615-3830 
  The Heritage Trail, aka, Orange Heritage Trail, is a multi-use 11.5 asphalt trail offering attractive scenic vistas and access from the Village of Goshen to the Village of Monroe for walking, biking and roller blading.

"The Heritage Trail is a 10-foot wide trail on the right-of-way of the former Erie Railroad. When completed, the trail will extend from the City of Middletown to the Village of Harriman. The trail features sections of both asphalt and limestone surface. The current trail winds through a bird/wildlife sanctuary, historic landmarks, murmuring streams, rolling meadows and friendly communities. Trail users may enjoy biking, walking, rollerblading, nature study as well as shopping and dining in the local villages. Access points are in Monroe, Chester and Goshen, all with convenient parking." Heritage Trail (aka) Orange Heritage Trail - Goshen | Orange  website and more . . .
 All Hamptonburgh ListingsOrange

 Hamptonburgh Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

10916, Park, Hamptonburgh, Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Things to Do at Blackburne Park, Audubon (birding), Hiking / Walking, Nature Trails, Winter Activities, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, 
Snow Tubing | Orange Blackburne Park

845-615-3830 
  Blackburne Park, A 67 acre parcel featuring many structures once used when the site operated as a farm, is located at State Route 416, Hamptonburgh (next to Thomas Bull Memorial Park), NY 10916 in Orange County. Blackburne Park is planned as a future site for an “equine park” that will also offer additional facilities. Blackburne Park | Orange  website and more . . .
 All Middletown ListingsOrange

 Middletown Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

State Park, lakes in Orange County, park, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, flying model planes, Things to Do, Bridle Path, Hiking Trails | Orange Highland Lakes State Park

845-786-2701 
  Highland Lakes State Park, 3,115-acres in size, is a park of undeveloped woods and lakes located at 55-223 Tamms Road, Middletown, NY 10941 in Orange County. Visitors use the park for fishing, hiking, horseback riding and flying model planes. The park is undeveloped. There are no toilets and there is limited parking. Highland Lakes State Park | Orange  website and more . . .
 All Monroe ListingsOrange

 Monroe Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

Heritage Trail, Orange Heritage Trail, scenic vistas, roller blading,Things to Do on the Orange Heritage Trail, Audubon (birding), Biking, Hiking / Walking, Inline Skating, Scenic Views, Wheelchair accessible, Winter Activities | Orange Heritage Trail (aka) Orange Heritage Trail - Monroe

845-615-3830 
  The Heritage Trail, aka, Orange Heritage Trail, is a multi-use 11.5 asphalt trail offering attractive scenic vistas and access from the Village of Goshen to the Village of Monroe for walking, biking and roller blading.

"The Heritage Trail is a 10-foot wide trail on the right-of-way of the former Erie Railroad. When completed, the trail will extend from the City of Middletown to the Village of Harriman. The trail features sections of both asphalt and limestone surface. The current trail winds through a bird/wildlife sanctuary, historic landmarks, murmuring streams, rolling meadows and friendly communities. Trail users may enjoy biking, walking, rollerblading, nature study as well as shopping and dining in the local villages. Access points are in Monroe, Chester and Goshen, all with convenient parking." Heritage Trail (aka) Orange Heritage Trail - Monroe | Orange  website and more . . .
 All Mountainville ListingsOrange

 Mountainville Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

10953, Art Center, sculpture parks, museum, postwar sculptures, History of Storm King Art Center, museum of the Hudson Valley, large-scale sculptures, Storm King landscape, museum shop, sculptures, current exhibitions, children, a picnic, hiking trails | Orange Storm King Art Center

845-534-3115 
  Storm King Art Center is located at Old Pleasant Hill Road, Mountainville NY 10953, Orange County in the Hudson Valley. "Widely celebrated as one of the world’s leading sculpture parks, Storm King Art Center has welcomed visitors from across the globe for fifty years. It is located only one hour north of New York City, in the lower Hudson Valley, where its pristine 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands provides the setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time."

Click to enlarge photo of Suspended , 1977 by Menashe Kadishman.

Click to enlarge photo of Menashe Kadishman Menashe Kadishman was born in Tel-Aviv in 1932 and is one of the most important Israeli artists of today. He studied sculpting with Moshe Sternschuss (1947 - 1950) and Rudi Lehmann (1954) and then went to London where he enrolled at the St. Martin’s School of Art and Design. Kadishman returned to Israel in 1972 where he was awarded the Dizengoff Prize for sculpture in 1990 and the Israel Prize for sculpture in 1995.
Storm King Art Center | Orange  photos, website and more . . .

State Park, Catskills, Things to Do, Hiking Paths, Walking, Hunting, Scenic Views, Storm King Art Center, outdoor museum, sculpture | Orange Storm King State Park

845-786-2701 
  Storm King State Park offers unsurpassed views of the Catskills and the Hudson Valley. The park is undeveloped. There are no toilets and there is limited parking.

The Storm King State Park is located near Storm King Art Center which is an outdoor museum that celebrates the relationship between sculpture and nature. Storm King Art Center comprises 500 pristine acres of carefully maintained fields, hills, and woodlands, on which more than 100 works by major international artists are thoughtfully sited. At Storm King, the exhibition space is defined by sky and land. Visit Storm King Art Center for more information. Storm King State Park | Orange  website and more . . .
 All New Windsor ListingsOrange

 New Windsor Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

12584, Historic Site, Orange County, Hudson River Valley, General George Washington, War of Independence, fun for children, kids, children, Attractions, Educational Services, Hiking, Picnic Area, Scenic Views | Orange New Windsor Cantonment "State Historic Site"

845-561-1765 
  New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site is located at 374 Temple Hill Road, New Windsor, NY 12553 in Orange County.

From New Windsor Cantonment: "New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site is where the Continental Army under General George Washington spent the last winter and spring of the Revolutionary War. In October 1782, General Washington moved his northern army to New Windsor to establish winter quarters. Some 7,500 soldiers and 500 women and children civilian refugees encamped here. By late December 1782, they had erected nearly 600 log huts into a 'cantonment,' a military enclave. It was at the New Windsor Cantonment that the cease fire orders were issued by Washington ending the eight-year War of Independence on April 19, 1783." New Windsor Cantonment  "State Historic Site" | Orange  website and more . . .

Orange County, Hudson Valley, trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, hunting, dog training, skiing, snowmobiling, bird watching, fishing, Things to Do, Mountain biking, Hunting & Trapping, Wheelchair Accessible, Winter Activities | Orange Stewart State Forest

845-256-3000 
  Stewart State Forest, 6,700-acres in size, is located in New Windsor, Montgomery, and Newburgh in Orange County, New York. The forest is unique in the northeast and increasingly rare in the Hudson Valley. A mix of wetlands, fields and forest, the site includes 18 miles of gravel roads and more than 22 miles of major trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, hunting, dog training and trials, skiing, snowmobiling, bird watching and fishing. Stewart State Forest | Orange  website and more . . .

Things to Do, Birding, Hiking, Nature Study, Picnicking, local farms in the Hudson Valley, restaurants in Orange County, New York, New Windsor, Orange County, Hudson River Valley, views of the Hudson River and Hudson Highlands, hikers | Orange Stewart State Forest - Snake Hill

 
  Stewart State Forest
New Windsor, Orange County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

Snake Hill is a mountain summit in Orange County in New York State. Snake Hill climbs to 692 feet (210.92 meters) above sea level. Bushwhackers who explore this 500-foot hilltop outside of Newburgh are rewarded with spectacular views of the Hudson River and Hudson Highlands. Stewart State Forest - Snake Hill | Orange  more . . .
 All Newburgh ListingsOrange

 Newburgh Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

Park, Historic Places, recreation, Fishing, Orange Mill Historic District, Things to Do at Algonquin Park, Picnic tables, Playground, Playing Fields (ball fields), Scenic Views, Winter Activities, Cross-Country Skiing | Orange Algonquin Park

845-615-3830 
  Algonquin Park, a 41-acre park listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located at Powder Mill Road and Route 52, Newburgh, NY 12550 in Orange County. The park offers areas for both passive and active recreation in a historic setting featuring powder mill buildings and remains from the Civil War era. Algonquin Park | Orange  website and more . . .

Chadwick Lake, Town of Newburgh, Attractions, playground, walking trails, Things to Do, Basketball, Biking, Boating, Boat launch, Bocce, Fishing, Picnic, Playground, Roller Hockey Rink, Roller Rink, Hiking Trail, Ice Skating | Orange Chadwick Lake Park "Ice Skating - Ice Hockey"

845-565-3230 
  Chadwick Lake Park is located immediately to the northwest of Junction NY32 and 300, in the Cronomer Valley section of Newburgh NY 12550, Orange County in the Hudson River Valley.

From City of Newburgh: "Chadwick Lake is a reservoir supplying water to the Town of Newburgh. The reservoir was created by damming Quassaick Creek in 1926. Today, most of the town's water is supplied by New York City's Delaware Aqueduct, with the reservoir acting primarily as a backup.

"Chadwick Lake Park is open to the public with recreational facilities near the southern end of the park. Attractions include three picnic shelters, a playground, walking trails, boating launches, basketball courts, ice skating and a roller rink. Fishing is also allowed on the lake; largemouth bass is a common catch." Chadwick Lake Park   "Ice Skating - Ice Hockey" | Orange  website and more . . .

12550, Town of Newburgh, NY, About Cronomer Hill Park, ball fields and tennis courts, observation tower, sports complex, Things to Do, Hiking, Playground, Playing Fields, Winter Activities, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing | Orange Cronomer Hill Park

845-615-3830 
  Cronomer Hill Park is located at 214 Gardnertown Road, Town of Newburgh, NY 12550 in Orange County.

About Cronomer Hill Park: "This park features both passive and active recreation areas. The lower portion of Cronomer Hill Park features several multi-purpose ball fields and tennis courts, while the upper portion of the park features an observation tower that provides a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding area. The portion near the summit of the hill is richly forested. Cronomer Hill Park | Orange  website and more . . .

12550, Park, 35-acre landscape park, heart of the City of Newburgh, ice skating and sledding, information about Downing Park, Things to Do at Downing Park, Concerts, Farmers Markets, Festivals, Gardens, Picnicking, Winter Activities | Orange Downing Park

845-565-3230 
  Downing Park is a 35-acre landscape park located at Carpenter Ave/3rd Street (one block from 9W) in the heart of the City of Newburgh, NY 12550 in Orange County.

From City of Newburgh: "Downing Park is a 35-acre landscape park located in the heart of the City of Newburgh. Filled with hills and valleys, streams, a pond, and a rich variety of vegetation, the park has serpentine paths and picturesque vista - features very similar, though on a different scale, to those of New York City's Central Park, created by the same designers. Downing Park | Orange  website and more . . .
 All Orange County ListingsOrange

 Orange County Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

Appalachian, Trail, hike, hikers, hiking, Scenic Trail, National Trails System Act, public footpath, Appalachian Mountain range,  linear park, trail clubs, Hudson River  Bear Mountain Bridge,  Fahnestock State Park, National Scenic Trail, National Park | Orange Appalachian Trail in Bear Mountain - Orange County

 
 
The Appalachian Trail
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, designated a linear National Park by the 1968 National Trails System Act, is a continuous, marked public footpath extending approximately 2,144 miles from Mount Katahdin, Maine to Springer Mountain, Georgia along the Appalachian Mountain range.

Click to enlarge photo of Appalachian Trail Sign.

Click to enlarge photo of Appalachian Trail Sign.from the bear Mountain Bridge. The sign reads:
"APPALACHIAN TRAIL
Footpath for Hikers
2100 Miles Georgia-Maine
Maintained by Volunteers
NY - NJ Trail Conference"

Note: Look for this sign on the Rockland side of the Bear Mountain Bridge tollbooths.

Appalachian Trail in Bear Mountain - Orange County | Orange  photos and more . . .

photo, Bear Mountain, Hudson River Valley, Hudson River, hiking, suspension bridge, Bear Mountain Park, Appalachian Trail, Popolopen, longest suspension bridge, photo Bear Mountain Bridge, Metro North train, MTA train, American Revolution, Historic Site | Orange Bear Mountain Bridge Walkway - To Orange County

 
 
Click to enlarge photo of Bear Mountain Bridge Walkway

Click to enlarge photo of Bear Mountain Bridge Bear Mountain State Park is located in Bear Mountain, New York within the Hudson River Valley, about 45 miles north of New York City. Bear Mountain Park, approximately 5,067-acres (20.51 km2), is heavily forested and is primarily a day-use park offering magnificent scenery, photo opportunities and hiking trails for all levels of hikers.
Bear Mountain Bridge Walkway - To Orange County | Orange  photos and more . . .

park, lakes, reservoirs, hiking trails, beaches, camping, scenic roads, wildlife, Things to Do, Beach, Biking, Boat Launch Sites, Boat Rentals, Horseback Riding, Cabins, Campsites, Fishing, Winter Activities, Cross-Country Skiing, Ice Fishing | Orange Harriman State Park - Orange County (and Rockland)

845-786-2701 
  Harriman State Park, is located at Seven Lakes Dr / Bear Mountain Circle, Ramapo, NY 10974 in both Orange and Rockland counties. Harriman Park is the second-largest park in the parks system, with 31 lakes and reservoirs, 200 miles of hiking trails, three beaches, two public camping areas, a network of group camps, miles of streams and scenic roads, and scores of wildlife species, vistas and vantage points. The park includes Lakes Welch, Sebago, Tiorati and Silvermine, the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Sebago Cabins and Beaver Pond Campgrounds. Harriman State Park - Orange County (and Rockland) | Orange  website and more . . .

Hudson Highlands, Hudson River is an estuary, things to do in the Hudson Highlands, outdoor activities, fishing, boating, hiking, hike, Hikes, Things to Do, Birding, Bird Watching, Boat Rentals, Boating, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Historic Places | Orange Hudson Highlands

845-225-7207 
  Click to enlarge photo of the Hudson Highlands.

Click to enlarge photo of the Hudson Highlands The sign reads:
"For much of its 315-mile course, the Hudson River flows straight and broad. But at the Highlands, the Appalachian mountain chain intersects the river to create a fifteen mile stretch of rugged, mountainous landscape. This area contains the river's narrowest and deepest points, as well as its fastest currents. The Hudson River is an estuary, a mixture of salt and freshwater, and the saltwater line extends just north of Beacon. The River is tidal all the way up to the Troy Dam above Albany." Hudson Highlands | Orange  website and more . . .

photo of Lake Askoti, hiking trails, great hiking, excellent fishing, fisherman, ice fishing on the lake, bird watching, Things to Do, Birding, Fishing, Winter Activities, Ice Fishing, Scenic Drives | Orange Lake Askoti - Harriman State Park in Orange County

845-786-2701 
 
Click to enlarge photo of Lake Askoti in Harriman State Park.

Click to enlarge photo of Lake Askoti in Harriman State Park. Lake Askoti, approximately 41-acres in size, is located in Harriman State Park. Lake Askoti, a tributary of Lake Skannatati River in Orange County, is surrounded by hiking trails offering beautiful vistas and great hiking. Enjoy excellent fishing throughout the year, including the winter freeze, when many fisherman return for ice fishing on the lake. Lake Askoti also offers excellent bird watching sites.
Lake Askoti - Harriman State Park in Orange County | Orange  more . . .

Lake, reservoir, Harriman State Park, Things to Do, Boat Launch, Fishing spots, Hiking trails, in Hudson Valley, Picnic Tables, Winter Activities, Ice Fishing, great fishing, Rockland County, Scenic Drives | Orange Lake Kanawauke - Harriman State Park - Orange

 
  Lake Kanawauke is a 186-acre reservoir (mostly man made) in Harriman State Park. The lake is located in the Town of Tuxedo, Orange County, and in the Town of Haverstraw, Rockland County, NY. Lake Kanawauke is comprised of three parts, the lower, middle, and upper lakes. Lake Kanawauke - Harriman State Park - Orange | Orange  more . . .

Lake, reservoir, Orange County, New York, scenic Harriman State Park,  Rockland and Orange counties, hiking trails, bird watching, fishing, Things to Do, Birding, Fishing spots, Hiking trails, Scenic Drives | Orange Lake Nawahunta - Harriman State Park

 
  Lake Nawahunta, a reservoir in Orange County, New York, is part of the beautiful and scenic Harriman State Park, located in Rockland and Orange counties. Lake Nawahunta offers fishing, hiking trails, and is a top location for bird watching. Lake Nawahunta - Harriman State Park | Orange  more . . .

Lake Skannatati, lakes and reservoirs, Harriman State Park, parking, boat launch site, Launch your boat, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, boat launch site, fishing, ice fishing, hiking trails, Birding, Winter Activities, Cross-Country Skiing | Orange Lake Skannatati - Harriman State Park in Orange County

845-786-2701 
 
Click to enlarge photo of Lake Skannatati in Harriman State Park.

Click to enlarge photo of Lake Skannatati in Harriman State Park. Lake Skannatati, approximately 36.3 acres in size, is located in Orange County in the Town of Tuxedo, New York. Lake Skannatati is located very near Lake Askoti and is one of 31 lakes and reservoirs in Harriman State Park.

The parking lot, located adjacent to Lake Skannatati, provides convenient parking close to the boat launch site and provides easy access to several hiking trails.
Lake Skannatati - Harriman State Park in Orange County | Orange  photos and more . . .

Long Path Trail 5 - 8: Hiking / Biking Hudson Highlands

845-256-3000 
  Long Path Trail 5 - 8: Hiking / Mountain Biking Hudson Highlands

"The Long Path makes its first foray into genuine mountains as it passes through the Hudson Highlands. It is the first time that the trail reaches higher than 1000 feet elevation above sea level. As part of its journey north through this region, it traverses the length of two major New York State Parks, Harriman, one of the oldest, and Schunemunk Mountain, one of the newest. It also enters a part of New York State that is steeped in Trail Conference history. Many of the trails created by the Trail Conference in its infancy are contained in Harriman and Bear Mountain State Parks. The very first section of the Appalachian Trail lies in Harriman and that first section crosses the Long Path near Island Pond Mountain in Section 6. There are many, many trails throughout the Harriman and Bear Mountain State Parks, making endless loop possibilities incorporating portions of the Long Path." Long Path Trail 5 - 8:  Hiking / Biking Hudson Highlands | Orange  photos, website and more . . .

Long Path Trail 9 - 14: Hiking / Biking Orange County and Shawangunks

845-256-3000 
  Long Path Trail 9 - 14: Hiking / Mountain Biking Orange County and Shawangunks

"These sections of the Long Path provide the bridge between the low mountains of the Hudson Highlands in the south and the beginnings of the Catskills in the north. In between lie many small villages and towns set in the gently rolling hills of Orange County. Although not as exciting as sections further north or south, walking the backroads of Orange County move one into an older time and a way of life different from the frenetic pace of city living. It is only by walking the roads ordinarily driven that one can appreciate the different pace of rural living and its dependence on the pace of nature rather than the pace of people. In addition to a large portion of the southern Shawangunk Ridge these sections pass the Basha Kill, a large and beautiful wetland, on their way to Sam's Point Preserve and Minnewaska State Park Preserve. These are one of the most beautiful and interesting areas of the Hudson Valley. Though certainly not the highest or the most exotic parks in New York, they are some of the most colorful in character with their rich and varied flora, fauna, and vistas." Long Path Trail 9 - 14:  Hiking / Biking Orange County and Shawangunks | Orange  more . . .
 All Southfields ListingsOrange

 Southfields Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

photo of Lake Tiorati, Lake Tiorati Beach, Harriman State Park, swimming, fishing, boating, picnicking, ice fishing, Things to Do at Lake Tiorati, Beach, Biking, Boat Launch, Campgrounds, Winter Activities, Ice Skating, scenic ride | Orange Lake Tiorati Beach - Harriman State Park

845-351-2568 
 
Click to enlarge photo of Lake Tiorati in Harriman State Park.

Click to enlarge photo of Lake Tiorati in Harriman State Park. Lake Tiorati Beach in Harriman State Park is located in Southfields, NY in the region of Bear Mountain.

Lake Tiorati was formed by clearing swampland in Harriman State Park and constructing a concrete dam to make two ponds into one large lake. Surrounded by meadows and rolling, wooded hills, the park offers excellent swimming, fishing, boating and picnicking. In winter, if conditions allow, the lake may be used for ice fishing. Bona fide groups may use the pioneer campsites near the lake. Lake Tiorati Beach - Harriman State Park | Orange  website and more . . .
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 Tuxedo Park Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

10987, State Park, Tuxedo, NY, Hikers, Hudson River, marked trails, directions, permits and applications,  activities at Schunnemunk State Park, Things to Do at Schunnemunk State Park, Birding, Hiking trails, Picnicking | Orange Schunnemunk State Park

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  Schunnemunk State Park, 2,700-acres in size, is located at 116 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo, NY 10987 in Orange County.

"Schunnemunk has over 2700 acres of rolling meadow and spectacular mountain top. Hikers encounter elevations up to 1664 feet and thrilling 360 degree views of adjacent valleys, portions of the distant Hudson River and surrounding forest and farm lands. Eight marked trails include the Long Path, Jessup, Western Ridge, Trestle, Sweet Clover, Otterkill, Dark Hollow and Barton Swamp Trails totaling over 20 miles traverse the mountain and glades." Schunnemunk State Park | Orange  website and more . . .

10987, Tuxedo, NY, Sterling Lake, bird species, Hudson Highlands, biking, fishing, hiking, hunting, birding, Museum, Things to Do at Sterling Forest State Park, Birding, Nature Study, Winter Activities, Ice Fishing, Snowshoeing | Orange Sterling Forest State Park

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  Sterling Forest State Park, a 21,935-acre park, is located at 116 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo, NY 10987 in Orange County. Sterling Forest State Park offers a nearly pristine natural refuge amidst of one of the nation's most densely populated areas, a remarkable piece of woodland, a watershed for millions, and a tremendous outdoor recreation area. This unbroken deep-forest habitat is important for the survival of many resident and migratory species, including black bear, a variety of hawks and songbirds and many rare invertebrates and plants. Learn about Sterling Forest's environment and history at the Visitor Center, overlooking Sterling Lake. The visitor center also features exhibits about the local environment. Sterling Forest State Park | Orange  website and more . . .
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12584, Historic Site, Orange County, Hudson River Valley, Revolutionary War, military headquarters, General Washington, Hudson River, New York City, fun for the children, children | Orange Knox's Headquarters "State Historic Site"

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  Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site is located at Vails Gate, NY 12584 in Orange County in the Hudson River Valley. On several occasions during the Revolutionary War, Major General Henry Knox, Commander of the America artillery, established his military headquarters at John Ellison's 1754 Georgian-style house in Vails Gate. From October 1782 until the spring of 1783, as 7,000 soldiers and 500 "camp followers" were establishing winter quarters at the New Windsor Cantonment, and General Washington was lodged at Jonathan Hasbrouck's house in Newburgh, New York, Major General Horatio Gates occupied the elegant home from which he commanded the cantonment. Here the army awaited the end of the Revolutionary War that became effective when Washington issued the cease fire orders on April 19, 1783. Knox's Headquarters  "State Historic Site" | Orange  website and more . . .
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Great Chain, Revolutionary War, Warner family, ruins of the Revolutionary War, points of interest, hiking trails,  history, American site, chaining of the Hudson, Things to Do, Hiking Trails, Historic Site, Warner House, Daily and Weekend Tours | Orange Constitution Island

 
  Constitution Island is part of West Point, the United States Military Academy, a National Registered Landmark.

Constitution Island is most famous for the Great Chain that was placed across the Hudson during the Revolutionary War. Constitution Island is also known for the Warner family who lived on the Island during the 19th century. The Warner House and ruins of the Revolutionary War fortifications are the primary points of interest. The Island’s 280 acres are covered with hiking trails that are enjoyed by the Island’s visitors. The Constitution Island Association was founded in 1916 to preserve and protect the history and traditions of this unique American site. Also learn about the chaining of the Hudson. Constitution Island | Orange  website and more . . .

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Places to Hike | Hiking Trails
Orange County
Hudson River Valley


Find list of the best places to hike in Orange County, New York. Hiking trails are listed by town within Orange County in the mid-Hudson Valley. Find hiking trails throughout Orange and experience hiking in Orange for the beginning, intermediate, and experienced hiker.

Pack plenty of water, snacks, and your hiking gear, and select a great place to hike at Orange Hiking Trails where you can experience the thrill of a challenging hike; or for beginners, the satisfying feeling of spending a day outdoors surrounded by nature.

Although hiking and walking may appear to be the same activity; hiking usually refers to the experience of walking on trails and paths away from the noise and pollution of an urban area. Hiking trails are often surrounded by clean air, trees, the sounds of birds, small animals, and the wonderful breadth of nature. In contrast, you can walk just about anywhere, including busy streets in a nearby city. Orange hiking offers a wide range of trails for all levels of hikers. The beginning, intermediate, and experienced hiker can find places to hike that are suitable for their level of expertise.

Plan a day, weekend, or vacation in Orange County offering a chance to walk part of the world famous Appalachian Trail Orange is also home to the Storm King Art Center a world-class sculpture garden where you can walk or take short hikes between sculptures on their vast grounds. Enjoy beautiful landscapes and magnificent vistas while hiking Storm King Mountain in the Hudson Highlands where you'll find trails for all levels of hikers.

Hiking with Kids
Hiking is ranked among the best activities for kids. Most kids will enjoy a hike. When planning a hike, let the child's ability guide you. Some kids are more active and have more energy than other children. Let the age of the child and each individual child's ability to walk distances be your guide.

The benefits of hiking with kids are many. Hiking allows you to share an experience or adventure with your child where you can discover nature and a healthy outdoor environment. Learn about birds, small animals, wild flowers, trees, and more about the natural world around us. You can work together with your child to map out and determine the hiking route that best suits you and your child's ability. In addition to the many benefits listed above, is the fact that hiking is good for your mental and physical health, and hiking is often free. A hike is within reach of most people that are reasonably healthy, regardless of financial circumstances.

Involve your child in the planning stages of a hike. Select a trail together, and then create a simple map that your child can read while on the trail. You can also teach the child how to read trail markers. If your child is not initially interested in hiking, you may want to reward your child at the end of a hike for helping to find the hiking markers and the way forward or back to home base. This added incentive may encourage your child toward becoming a hiker.

During the preparation phase of the hike, give children a list of hiking essentials and let them pack their own backpack. The backpack should include gear similar to your own such as a whistle, rainwear, compass, and first-aid kit. In addition to involving the children in "the adventure of hiking" they will feel grownup and responsible as you work together to make the hike a success.

Before embarking on your hiking adventure assemble adequate supplies including plenty of water, healthy snacks that your child enjoys, and a map that your child can read. Involve them in decisions of where to hike as you would involve another adult. Here are some suggestions toward building a successful hiking experience with kids:

  • Invite your child's friend so they can share the adventure together; as we all know, "Grownups can get boring."

  • Find a trail that includes an activity the kids enjoy at the end of the hike. For example:
  • Pack protein snacks that are good for the kids and that they enjoy eating.

  • In cool weather, pack warm dry clothes and backup clothing.

  • The most important thing to remember is that hiking should be fun. Don't stress if you cannot complete your hike, or if it starts to rain, or if it's too hot. Just enjoy the day together. These memories will last a lifetime for both you and your children.

    Hiking Trails in the mid-Hudson Valley include trails in Orange County offering beginner, moderate, and advanced trails for all levels of hikers. Orange is home to Storm King Art Center, a world-class sculpture garden offering short walks and hikes on the vast grounds highlighting the magnificent sculptures. For challenging and exciting hikes be sure to visit Storm King State Park. Check this list of places to hike in Orange County, New York.
    Hiking trails can vary in difficulty and in the time it takes to hike a trail. Hikes can take you across flat fields requiring less stamina or on hiking paths along mountain ranges, requiring a hiker in excellent health with good stamina and endurance.

    Hikes can be as short as an hour or take several months involving camping equipment and gear. Although hiking trails vary in difficulty, it is believed by most that hiking is good for your physical and mental health as well as your spirit. Many trails are located in large parks such as Harriman State Park offering all levels of hiking. Regardless of you skill, all hikers can benefit from the natural environment that allows you to breath-in fresh air, listen to the sounds of nature, the singing of birds, and the sounds of small animals running about.

    Photographers, be sure to bring your camera as hiking trails often run through scenic landscapes offering great photo opportunities. Before starting your first hike, review essentials for hiking.

    Essentials for Hiking Safety

    Tips for Safe Hiking.



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