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 Bear Mountain Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

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 | Rockland Bear Mountain Bridge Walkway - To Rockland County

 
 
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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 Rockland County | Rockland  photos and more . . .

Things to Do, Bear Mountain Park, hikers, historic Appalachian trail, campgrounds, great hiking, hikers, attractiions, activities, swimming pool, nature trails, Zoo, ice-skating, Biking, Cross-Country Skiing, Merry-Go-Round | Rockland Bear Mountain State Park

845-786-2701 
  Bear Mountain State Park is located on the west side of the Hudson River in both Orange and Rockland counties in New York State. The 5,067-acre (20.51 km2) Bear Mountain State Park, flagship of the Palisades Interstate Park System, is renowned for its natural beauty and rugged mountains and is just 50 miles north of midtown New York City (via Palisades Interstate Pkwy North), in the historic and beautiful Hudson River Valley.

Things to Do at Bear Mountain State Park Bear Mountain State Park | Rockland  photos, website and more . . .

Hessian Lake at Bear Mountain State Park, rowboat rentals, Hudson River Fishing, Things to Do in the Summer, day-break from NYC, visit Bear Mountain, Picnic, kids, special attraction, Bear Mountain Park Carousel, Scenic Views | Rockland Hessian Lake in Bear Mountain Park

845-786-2701 
  Click to enlarge photo of Hessian Lake at Bear Mountain State Park.

Click to enlarge photo of Hessian Lake at Bear Mountain Park Hessian Lake offers a dock on the Hudson River for mooring small craft, rowboat rentals on the lake, and Hudson River Fishing.

Add Bear Mountain Park to your list of Things to Do in the Summer . Plan a picnic, launch your kayak or canoe, and go Boating at Bear Mountain Park. Hessian Lake in Bear Mountain Park | Rockland  photos, website and more . . .

photo, visit, attraction, Perkins Drive, Perkins Point, Perkins Memorial Tower, spectacular views, Harriman State Park, Hudson River, Hike, bike, day trip, vacationing, Bear Mountain Bridge, Fort Montgomery, day trip, sightsee, sight see, tourist site | Rockland Perkins Point and Perkins Memorial Tower

845-786-2701 
  Click to enlarge photo of View at Perkins Point.

Click to enlarge photo of View at Perkins Point Perkins Drive, also known as Perkins Point and Perkins Memorial Tower, stands at the summit of Bear Mountain State Park, 1,305 feet above the Hudson River. The tower was completed in 1934 and dedicated to George Walbridge Perkins, the first President and widely regarded founder of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC). Perkins Point and Perkins Memorial Tower | Rockland  website and more . . .

Get away from NYC, day in the country, Visit Bear Mountain Park, scenic spots, photo opportunities, Magnificent scenery, rugged landscapes, Hudson River landscapes, hiking trails, day trip to Bear Mountain, activities, attractions xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx | Rockland Photo Opportunities at Bear Mountain

 
 
Click to enlarge photo of an Early Evening Swim in Hessian Lake.

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Photo opportunities abound at Bear Mountain State Park located in the Bear Mountain Region of New York State. Bear Mountain offers the photographer stunning scenery and landscapes throughout the year. The photographic artist has opportunities to build their own portfolio of artistic impressions at one of many scenic spots just waiting to be photgraphed.

Things To Do at Bear Mountain Park Photo Opportunities at Bear Mountain | Rockland  more . . .

Bear Mountain Park, Museum, Wildlife Center, Zoo, Appalachian Trail, Children, Visit, Fort Montgomery, Hudson River, Young children, older children, visiting, Revolutionary War, battles, Visit historic, 1777 1779 Trails, War of Independence, history | Rockland Trailside Museums and Zoo at Bear Mountain

845-786-2701 
 
Click to enlarge Beaver Sign

Click to enlarge photo of Beaver Eating a Pumpkin
The sign reads:
Orphan - Raised at Trailside

"Due to years of unregulated trapping, the Beaver virtually disappeared from the United States. Reintroduced into this region in 1920 when 3 pairs were released in the park. Now very common.The beaver is the largest of North American rodents, weighing as much as 70 lbs. In addition to its large chisel-like teeth, it has webbed hind feet for swimming. The flat tail is also used for swimming, a rudder, and to slap the water surface when alarmed. Usually 4-5 kits are born well-furred with eyes open, in late spring or summer. Able to swim almost immediately. Feeds to a large extent on the bark of aspen, willow, birch, and maple. Aquatic plants are also part of its diet." Trailside Museums and Zoo at Bear Mountain | Rockland  photos, website and more . . .
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10994, Park, West Nyack, NY, scenic views, History, natural attraction, Things to Do at Buttermilk Falls Park, Birding, Hiking / Walking (moderate level hike), Nature Walks, Picnicking, Scenic Views | Rockland Buttermilk Falls Park

845-364-2670 
  Buttermilk Falls Park, a 75-acre park, is located at 199 South Greenbush Road, West Nyack, NY 10994 in Rockland County. The park is maintained in its natural state offering many scenic views with picnic opportunities at the base of the falls. The falls are typically full in early spring and after a rainfall. The land is primarily steep woodland with Buttermilk Falls cascading down the mountain through a gorge that is part of the Palisades ridge. At the top of several scenic overlooks, views span New Jersey to the south, Ramapo Mountains to the west and South Mountain to the north. Buttermilk Falls Park | Rockland  website and more . . .
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 Haverstraw Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

10927, Park, Haverstraw, NY, Rockland County, swimming, Olympic size pool, handicap accessible playground, tennis court, fishing pier, picnic tables, activities, Things to Do at Bowline Point Park, Fishing pier, Playground, Pools, Tennis Court | Rockland Bowline Point Park

845-429-4099 
  Bowline Point Park is located on Bowline Road (off Samsondale Avenue), Haverstraw, NY 10927 in Rockland County. The park is located on the Hudson River behind the power plant.

Go swimming at Bowline Point Park offering an Olympic size pool with a diving well and wading area, two water slides, a newly re-designed toddler pool, a toddler playground, a handicap accessible water spray area, a handicap accessible playground, one refurbished tennis court, regulation size volleyball courts, walking paths and a fishing pier with a spectacular river view. There are also numerous picnic tables and grills throughout the park for picnics and a covered pavilion and gazebo for parties. Bowline Point Park | Rockland  website and more . . .

10927, Park, Haverstraw, NY, Rockland County, picnic areas, hiking trails, lake for fishing, over-night camping, activities, attractions, Things to Do at Cheesecote Mountain Park, Camping Grounds, Fishing, lake and river fishing, Nature Trails | Rockland Cheesecote Mountain Park

845-429-2200 
  Cheesecote Mountain Park, a 217-acre park, is located at Willow Grove Road, Haverstraw, NY in Rockland County. Cheesecote Mountain Park | Rockland  website and more . . .

Village of Haverstraw, waterfront park, Haverstraw Bay, playground, gazebo,Things to Do, Bird Watching and Nature Study, Boat Launch, Fishing in Esopus Island, Kayaking & Canoeing, Picnicking, Playground, Scenic views, visiting Emeline Park | Rockland Emeline Park "Scenic Hudson Valley"

845-429-0300 
  Village of Haverstraw, Rockland County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

From Scenic Hudson: "Haverstraw, Rockland County (3 acres)óCo-owned with the Village of Haverstraw, this waterfront park boasts sweeping views of Haverstraw Bay, the Hudson River's widest point, as well as a playground, gazebo and universally accessible walking path. Emeline Park is managed by the Village of Haverstraw." Emeline Park  "Scenic Hudson Valley" | Rockland  website and more . . .

10993, Park, West Haverstraw, NY, History, Wildlife, Things to Do at Haverstraw Bay Park, Boat Launch, Boating (Canoeing, Kayaking), Fishing pier, Hikine and Walking trails, Nature trails, Pavilion,Playgrounds, Accessible | Rockland Haverstraw Bay Park

845-364-2670 
  Haverstraw Bay Park, 27-acres in size, is located at 21 Gagan Road, West Haverstraw, NY 10993 in Rockland County.

"The Park borders the Hudson River and provides water-based recreational opportunities. The site has a protected area to launch boats. There are also picnic facilities, an open air pavilion, playgrounds, nature and walking trails, Parks office, fishing piers, three which are located on a freshwater pond, and the Rockland County September 11 Memorial." Haverstraw Bay Park | Rockland  website and more . . .

10927, Haverstraw Beach, State Park, Haverstraw, NY, Rockland Lake State Park, Nyack Beach bike path at Hook Mountain, A Bit of History, Things to Do, Biking, Bird Watching, Hiking / Walking Trails | Rockland Haverstraw Beach State Park

845-359-0544 
  Haverstraw Beach State Park is located at 200 Riverside Ave., Haverstraw, NY 10927 in Rockland County.

"Haverstraw Beach State Park is a component of the larger Rockland Lake State Park complex. The park is just north of the Rockland Lake golf course, on the east side of Route 9W. The Nyack Beach bike path at Hook Mountain runs directly through the heart of Haverstraw Beach Park. There is a small parking area at the north end, or you can enter from the south at Rockland Lake or Nyack Beach." Haverstraw Beach State Park | Rockland  website and more . . .
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 Monsey Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

10952, Monsey, NY, History, Wildlife, White-tailed Deer, Muskrat, Opossum, Raccoon, Rabbit, Woodchuck, Skunk, Squirrel, Chipmunk, Nuthatch, Woodpecker, Things to Do at Monsey Glen Park, Hiking Trails, Nature study | Rockland Monsey Glen Park

845-364-2670 
  Monsey Glen Park, 25-acres in size, is located at 140 Saddle River Road, Monsey, NY 10952 in Rockland County.

The Glen is a tract of land with a full growth of verdure covering many walking trails. It contains scenic natural beauty with sandstone overhangs. Below a stream flows to the southwest. The abandoned railroad bed marks the boundary on the northwest side. Trees are Red Oak, Black Oak, Maple, Poplar, Dogwood, Sumac, and Trailing Arbutus. Monsey Glen Park | Rockland  website and more . . .
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 New City Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

10956, Park, New City, NY, Wildlife at Demarest Kill Park, Things to Do at Demarest Kill Park, 
Fishing, Hiking / Walking, Nature study, Picnicking | Rockland Demarest Kill Park

845-364-2670 
  Demarest Kill Park, a 30-acre park, is located at 57 New Hempstead Road, New City, NY 10956 in Rockland County. The park offers 30 acres of land that is heavily wooded with a mature stand of hardwood trees primarily composed of oaks, maples, ash, hickory, tulip and sycamore. The site contains federal wetlands that include a 2.5 acre pond, the Demarest Kill Stream and its tributaries. Demarest Kill Park | Rockland  website and more . . .

10956, New City, NY, History, Wildlife, White-tailed Deer, Red Fox, Gray Squirrel, Flying Squirrel, Things to Do at Kennedy Dells Park, Picnicking, Playing field for soccer, Winter Activities, Cross-country Skiing, Snowshoeing | Rockland Kennedy Dells Park

845-364-2670 
  Kennedy Dells Park, 179-acres in size, is located at 355 North Main Street, New City, NY 10956 in Rockland County.

The park has a flat rolling topography. The extreme westerly portion is heavily wooded consisting of Hemlock, White Pine, Beech, Maple, Black and Red Oak, White Ash, and Black Locust. Crum Creek bounds the Park on the westerly side along which winds a hiking trail that looks down at the stream below. Kennedy Dells Park | Rockland  website and more . . .
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 Nyack Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

Hook Mountain, State Park, Nyacks, History, Tappan Zee Riverfront, Piermont, Nyack, Perkins Point, Hudson River, Attractions, Activities, Biking, bike path, biking trails, Hudson River Valley, Bird Watching, Hiking, Bear Mountain Bridge | Rockland Hook Mountain State Park

845-268-3020 
  Hook Mountain State Park, 676-acres in size, is part of the Palisades Interstate Park system. The park can be accessed just north of Nyack. The Palisades ridge, which had moved inland to form a shallow bowl, returns to the river's edge. The familiar columnar formations reappear as Hook Mountain, jutting its massive curved and quarried face into the river and demarcating the Tappan Zee from Haverstraw Bay. The name is derived from the Dutch Verdrietige Hoogte (tedious or troublesome point), named for the contrary winds that sailors encountered while trying to round it. Hook Mountain State Park | Rockland  website and more . . .

10960, Nature Park, Central Nyack, nature trails, History, Long Path Hiking Trail, Wildlife, White-tailed Deer, Raccoon, Rabbit, Squirrel, Porcupine, Things to Do at Mountainview Nature Park, Birding, Hiking Trails, Scenic views | Rockland Mountainview Nature Park

845-364-2670 
  Mountainview Nature Park, 83-acres in size, is located at 2 Strawberry Hill Lane, Central Nyack 10960 in Rockland County.

"The park is a mountainous tract, heavily wooded with numerous nature trails. It is presently managed as a hiking experience. There are scenic views, one to the west and one to the east of the Tappan Zee Bridge framed by the New York State Thruway cut at Nyack. A wet area near the top, named Bear Swamp, supports a variety of bird and animal life." Mountainview Nature Park | Rockland  website and more . . .

10960, Nyack Beach, State Park, Upper Nyack, Nyack Beach Park, picnicking, hiking, bicycling, fishing, cross-country skiing, Things to Do, Biking Trail, Boat Launch Sites, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Picnic Tables, Winter Activities, Cross-Country Skiing | Rockland Nyack Beach State Park

845-358-1316 
  Nyack Beach State Park is located at 698 North Broadway, Upper Nyack NY 10960, Rockland County in the Hudson Valley. Nyack Beach Park boasts 61-acres of riverfront along the Hudson in Rockland County. The most popular activities are picnicking, hiking, bicycling and fishing. Trails are open for cross-country skiing in winter. Nyack Beach State Park | Rockland  website and more . . .
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 Piermont Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

photo, Piermont Pier, Piermont Marsh, Hudson River National Estuarine, Things to Do at Piermont Pier, Fishing, Hiking, Scenic Views, Restaurants near Pier at Piermont, good restaurants, activities, attractions, things to do in Rockland County | Rockland Piermont Pier and Piermont Marsh

 
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Photo of  View on Piermont Pier Piermont Pier offers beautiful views and excellent springtime fishing. Rental boats, canoes, and kayaks, are available in the immediate area. Piermont Pier and Piermont Marsh | Rockland  photos, website and more . . .
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 Pomona Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

10970, Environmental Park, Pomona, NY, History, Wildlife, Things to Do at Fisher Environmental Park, 
Birding, Hiking along the railroad bed, Nature study, Wetland ecology, Rockland Audubon Society, 82 species of birds | Rockland Samuel G. Fisher Environmental Park

845-364-2670 
  Samuel G. Fisher Environmental Park, 272-acres in size, is located at 75 Firemens Memorial Drive, Pomona, NY 10970 in Rockland County.

Mount Ivy is composed primarily of swampy marshland, which serves as an aquifer for the Minisceongo Creek. Ecologically it serves as a water purifier and has been named by the DEC as a protected wetland area. A large 40-acre piece east of the Lackawanna railroad bed contains many species of trees indigenous to Rockland County. It has an abundance of Yellow Popular, commonly known as Tulip Tree. Passage through the area is difficult because of the swamps and marshes. The best way to view the park is through the abandoned railroad bed located off Route 202 and also Station Road, adjacent to the American Legion Hall. Samuel G. Fisher Environmental Park | Rockland  website and more . . .
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 Rockland County Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

Scenic Drive, 7 Lakes Drive, Bear Mountain, scenic ride, lakes Sebago, Skanatati, Askoti, Kanawauke, Tiorati, Nawahunta, Silver Mine Lake, things to do, fishing, Hike, summer, winter, fall, activities, attractions, swimming, boating, bird watching | Rockland 7 Lakes Scenic Drive - Rockland County

 
  7 Lakes Drive, Orange and Rockland counties
Hudson River Valley, New York State

7 Lakes Drive in Harriman State Park, built in 1913, runs approximately 20 miles between Sloatsburg, NY on the southern end to Bear Mountain State Park on the northern end. A scenic ride along Seven Lakes Drive passes lakes Sebago, Skanatati, Askoti, Kanawauke, Tiorati, Nawahunta and Silver Mine Lake.

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. 7 Lakes Scenic Drive - Rockland County | Rockland  photos and more . . .

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

Things to Do, Campgrounds, Lake Welch, Harriman State Park, tent and trailer sites, Comfort stations, showers, laundry facilities, dumping station, parks, Beach, Boat Launch Sites, Camper Recreation, Campsites, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Picnic Tables | Rockland Beaver Pond Campgrounds

845-947-2792 
  Beaver Pond Campgrounds adjoin the Lake Welch Recreation Area within Harriman State Park. The campgrounds include tent and trailer sites as well as accommodations for larger vehicles. Comfort stations, showers, laundry facilities, and a dumping station are part of the campgrounds. In 2005, this parks facility was named one of Reserve America's Top Outdoor Locations. Beaver Pond Campgrounds | Rockland  website and more . . .

State Park, green space in Rockland County, Hiking trails, spectacular views of the Hudson Valley, Things to Do, Hiking / Walking Trails, Scenic Views | Rockland Blauvelt State Park

845-359-0544 
  Blauvelt State Park, offering 590-acres of forested green space, is located at Route 303 North to East, Greenbush Road, Blauvelt, NY 10913 in Rockland County. Hiking trails provide the only access and afford spectacular views of the Hudson Valley. This park is undeveloped.

"Blauvelt State Park is an undeveloped and forested 590-acre park located in the town of Orangetown. Located on a former U.S. Army rifle range, the property was transferred to PIPC in 1913 after local residents raised safety concerns regarding the potentially hazardous use of the site. The Army temporarily reclaimed use of the site for its emergency needs in both world wars. Since World War II, the park has been allowed to return to its natural state. Almost all signs of past human use have been erased. The plan is to let it pursue its quiet existence as a green buffer against the surrounding sprawl." Blauvelt State Park | Rockland  website and more . . .

10911, Recreation Area, Bear Mountain, NY, Rockland County, wooded and scenic area, Harriman State Park, picnic areas, playing fields, cross-country skiing, hiking trails, Things to Do, Biking, Hiking Trails, Winter Activities, Cross-Country Skiing | Rockland Harriman State Park - Anthony Wayne Recreation Area

845-942-2560 
  The Anthony Wayne Recreation Area is located at Palisades Parkway, Exit 17, Bear Mountain, NY 10911 in Rockland County. Anthony Wayne is a wooded and scenic area within Harriman State Park. The recreation area lies in a wooded valley. Facilities include picnic areas with fireplaces, playing fields, and cross-country skiing and hiking trails. Harriman State Park - Anthony Wayne Recreation Area | Rockland  website 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 | Rockland Harriman State Park - Rockland County (and Orange)

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 - Rockland County (and Orange) | Rockland  website and more . . .

10956, Park, day-use facility, picnicking, swimming, hiking, Things to Do, Food, Hiking Trails, Picnic Tables, Pool, Showers | Rockland High Tor State Park

845-634-8074 
  High Tor State Park, 618-acres in size, is located at 415 South Mountain Road, New City, NY 10956 in Rockland County and the Hudson Valley. High Tor State Park, a day-use facility, offers picnicking, swimming and hiking, and affords spectacular views of the Hudson River. The Long Path passes through the park just before the trail heads inland to the Catskills. High Tor State Park | Rockland  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 | Rockland 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 | Rockland  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 | Rockland Lake Askoti - Harriman State Park in Rockland 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 Rockland County | Rockland  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 | Rockland Lake Kanawauke - Harriman State Park - Rockland

 
  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 - Rockland | Rockland  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 | Rockland 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 | Rockland  more . . .

picnic areas, Beach, Harriman State Park, swimming, sandy beach, anglers, fish for bass, perch, Things to Do, Boat launches, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing spots, Hiking trails, Picnic, Playgrounds, showers | Rockland Lake Sebago Beach - Harriman State Park

845-351-2583 
  The boat launch on Lake Sebago remains open. Boaters must obtain a boat permit for the season. Please call (845) 429-8257.

Lake Sebago Beach in Harriman State Park is located in Rockland County, New York. Lawns, fields and picnic areas surround the beach. In addition to swimming on the sandy beach, anglers can fish for bass, perch, sunfish and more. Lake Sebago Beach - Harriman State Park | Rockland  website and more . . .

10911, Beach, Park, beach at Lake Welch, sandy beach, Ramapo Mountains, largest beach, Things to Do, Boating, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Picnicking, Swimming, Winter Activities, Ice Fishing, Snowmobiling, hot days of summer | Rockland Lake Welch Beach - Harriman State Park

845-947-2444 
  Lake Welch Beach State Park is located at 800 Kanawaukee Road, Stony Point, NY 10980 in Rockland County. Lake Welch, a man-made Lake in Harriman State Park, offers a half-mile-long sandy beach in the wooded hills of the Ramapo Mountains, and is the largest beach in Harriman State Park. Originally a small body of water with farmland around the edges, Lake Welch became the large lake that it is today when a dam was completed in 1942. The park offers cool breezes, swimming, fishing, boating, picnicking, hiking and camping in adjacent Beaver Pond Campground. During the hot days of summer enjoy a great day swimming at the beach. Lake Welch Beach - Harriman State Park | Rockland  website and more . . .

Long Path Trail 1 - 4: Hiking / Biking Hudson Palisades

 
  Long Path Trail 1 - 4: Hiking / Biking Hudson Palisades

"The southernmost sections of the Long Path follow the Hudson River and the Hudson Palisades north, staying close to the river and to civilization. Although the trail does have some quiet forests and lakes, the majority of its scenic vistas look out over the Hudson River and the works of civilization. Its most impressive views encompass towns and villages along the way, but the most conspicuous ones are of the cities and villages on the east side of the Hudson River, not the least of which include the Borough of Manhattan and the City of Yonkers. On most days, it is possible to see barges and tugboats plying the river, and occasionally a small freighter passing as it connects points along the navigable portions of the Hudson River, from Albany south to the great port of New York City. These southernmost sections of the Long Path are the main ones easily accessible by public transportation, making them attractive and easily reachable weekend jaunts into nature for those who live in New York City." Long Path Trail 1 - 4:  Hiking / Biking Hudson Palisades | Rockland  website and more . . .

Cabin Camp, cabins, full service cottages, row boat rentals, beach, biking, hiking, tennis courts, Accessible, Things to Do at Sebago Cabin Camp, Cabins (handicapped-accessible), Fishing, Picnic, Playgrounds, Winter Activities, Cross-Country Skiing | Rockland Sebago Cabin Camp - Harriman State Park Lake Sebago

845-351-2360 
  The Sebago Cabin Camp in Harriman State Park is on Lake Sebago. The camp offers rustic cabins and full service cottages. Also available: row boat rentals, beach, biking and hiking, organized sports, Saturday bonfire, rainy day movies and activities, play area, recreation hall, and tennis courts.

Note: Accessible indicates that, to the extent practicable, this facility or activity meets the Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility standards. It is strongly recommended that you contact the facility in advance for a full description of what you can expect. Sebago Cabin Camp - Harriman State Park Lake Sebago | Rockland  website and more . . .

scenic, Harriman State Park, picnic grounds, hiking, boat launch site, Things to Do, Boat Launch, Hiking Trails,  Walking, Picnic Tables, Winter Activities, Ice Fishing | Rockland Silver Mine - Harriman State Park

845-351-2568 
  Silver Mine is part of the beautiful and scenic Harriman State Park, located in Bear Mountain in Rockland County. The Silver Mine area of Harriman State Park offers biking, fishing, hiking, picnic grounds and a boat launch site. Silver Mine - Harriman State Park | Rockland  website and more . . .

Hudson, Piermont Marsh, swimming pool, running track, tennis courts, cross-country skiing, a walking trail, picnic areas, Things to Do, Biking, Hiking Paths, Picnic Tables, Playground, Playing Fields, Pool, Showers, Tennis, Winter Activities | Rockland Tallman Mountain State Park

845-359-0544 
  Tallman Mountain State Park is located at Route 9W, Sparkill, NY 10976 in Rockland County. The park comprises wooded country on the easterly slope of the Palisades uplands overlooking the Hudson and Piermont Marsh, which lies between the river and the slope. The marsh is part of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve. Tallman Mountain Park operates as a day-use area, offering a swimming pool, running track, tennis courts, playfield, cross-country skiing, a walking trail, hiking and picnic areas. Tallman Mountain State Park | Rockland  website and more . . .
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10974, Nature Park, Sloatsburg, NY, Rockland County, Village of Tuxedo, History, local family histories, Birding, Munsee Indians, Things to Do at Dater Mountain Nature Park, Hiking / Walking, Nature Walks, Scenic Views | Rockland Dater Mountain Park

845-364-2670 
  Dater Mountain Nature Park, a 350.5-acre park, is located off Johnsontown Road in Sloatsburg, NY 10974 in the New York/New Jersey Highlands. The park is heavily wooded with steep inclines and rocky slopes and consists of a number of mountaintops and valleys, crossed by several small streams. Orange and Rockland transmission line traverses the Park. A view of the Village of Tuxedo, The New York State Thruway, and Orange County may be seen from the high elevations, some rising 940 feet above sea level. Dater Mountain Park | Rockland  website and more . . .
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10901, Park, Montebello, NY, flat wetlands to rolling hills, History, Wildlife, White-tailed Deer, Things to Do at Kakiat Park, Hiking Trails, Horseback riding, Picnicking, Red Fox, Gray Squirrel, Flying Squirrel, Rabbit, Woodchuck, Raccoon | Rockland Kakiat Park

845-364-2670 
  Kakiat Park, 376-acres in size, is located at 668 Haverstraw Road, Montebello, NY 10901 in Rockland County.

"Kakiat Park offers a diverse topography, from flat wetlands to rolling hills, to steep mountainside. The Mahwah River flows southwesterly the length of the park approximately 2500 feet. Times of heavy rains flood large areas along the river. The Ramapo fault runs through the park. A log cabin constructed in 1922 stands as a reminder of the simple life of 100 years ago. A footbridge crosses the river, which is stocked annually with trout; a pavilion can be found near the river. Numerous winter activities exist along with active wildlife and forestry conservation projects. Guided tours available by the Park Rangers." Kakiat Park | Rockland  website and more . . .
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10984, Ballfields, Thiells, NY, Rockland County, Playing fields, baseball, softball fields, nature walk, Mineceongo creek, fishing, activities, park hours, Things to Do, Hiking/Walking Trail, Nature Trails, Playing Fields | Rockland Thiells Mt. Ivy Ballfields

845-429-2200 
  Thiells Mt. Ivy Ballfields are located in Thiells, NY 10984 in Rockland County. Playing fields are available to be used as two baseball and/or softball fields with sixty foot bases and backstops. Fields could also be used for various sport teams. Thiells Mt. Ivy Ballfields | Rockland  website and more . . .
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10960, Mountain Park, Upper Grandview, NY, scenic views, History, NYS Department of Parks & Recreation, trail, parking and directions, hiking trails, Things to Do at Clausland Mountain Park, Hiking / Walking, Nature Walks, Scenic Views | Rockland Clausland Mountain Park

845-364-2670 
  Clausland Mountain Park, a 532-acre park, is located at 10 Nike Lane, Upper Grandview, NY 10960 in Rockland County.

The park is a heavily wooded mountain composed primarily of hardwoods; Red Oak, White Oak, Maple, Hickory, Beech, Dogwood, interspersed with numerous thick Hemlock stands and dense sections of Mountain Laurel.Clausland Park is maintained in its natural state offering many scenic views . While the area does not contain any permanent bodies of water, during periods of heavy rain many streams cascade down the mountain. The major trail is the Long Path and can be identified by a blue blaze. It runs in a north - south direction beginning at the former Nike site off Highland Avenue and exits at Tackamack Town Park. Clausland Mountain Park | Rockland  website and more . . .
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10989, Hook Mountain, Things to Do, Biking, Boat Launch, Boat Rentals, Fishing, Golf, Hiking Trails, Picnic Tables, Playground, Swimming, kiddies pool, Tennis, Winter Activities, Cross-Country Skiing, Ice Fishing, Sledding | Rockland Rockland Lake State Park

845-268-7275 
  Rockland Lake State Park, 1,133 acres in size, is located in the hamlets of Congers and Valley Cottage in the Town of Clarkstown. The address of the park is 299 Rockland Lake Road, Valley Cottage NY 10989 in Rockland County. Although the main entrance to Rockland Lake Park is in Valley Cottage, the park is accessible from Haverstraw, Congers, and Valley Cottage.

About Rockland Lake State park: "Rockland Lake State Park's lake is located on a ridge of Hook Mountain above the west bank of the Hudson River. The park offers a huge 24,140 square foot swimming pool with diving boards - the pool is more than 10,000 square feet larger than an Olympic size pool. A kiddie pool is also available for young children. The park also offers picnic tables; grills, a car top boat launch dock, hiking trails with breath-taking views of the Hudson Valley, six tennis courts and the Rockland Lake State Park golf courses, featuring two 18 hole golf courses. Anglers can fish Rockland Lake for bass, perch and norlunge. Walkers, joggers, roller bladers, and bicyclists can enjoy the 3.2 mile non-motorized use paved trail around the lake. Rockland Lake State Park | Rockland  website and more . . .
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10994, Memorial Park, West Nyack, NY, History, Wildlife, Wild Turkey, Scarlet Tanager, Red-Tailed Hawk, Red-Eyed Vireo, Red-Bellied Woodpecker, Crows, Blue Jays, White-Tailed Deer, Things to Do at Sean Hunter Ryan Memorial Park, Hiking, Nature study | Rockland Sean Hunter Ryan Memorial Park

845-364-2670 
  Sean Hunter Ryan Memorial Park, 12.55-acres in size, is located at Bradley Parkway Route 38, West Nyack, NY 10994 in Rockland County.

"There are numerous Red Oak, Chestnut Oak, Maple, Black Birch, Hickory, Witch Hazel, and American Ash. There is a plaque dedicated to Sean Hunter Ryan, a Park Ranger at Mount Rainier National Park who lost his life trying to save an injured hiker along the trail." Sean Hunter Ryan Memorial Park | Rockland  website and more . . .

10923, Park, Garnerville NY, Long Trail, scenic views, History, Wildlife,White-tailed Deer, Porcupine, Raccoon, Rabbit, Red Fox, Coyote, Things to Do at South Mountain Park, Hiking along the Long Path Hiking Trail, Nature study, Scenic views | Rockland South Mountain Park

845-364-2670 
  South Mountain Park, 239-acres in size, is located at 164 South Central Highway, Garnerville NY 10923 Rockland County.

"Mountainous land - the ridge, traversed by the Long Trail is part of the Palisades escarpment, which ends at Route 45. A number of scenic views overlook Haverstraw and the Hudson River; Mt. Ivy and Thiells; Clarkstown and Orangetown. The land is covered with a mature stand of hardwood trees. The ridge lacks large water retention areas with most of the precipitation absorbed locally or shed down the heavily wooded slope. Trees include Black Oak, White Oak, Red Oak, Dogwood, Aspen, Tulip, Hemlock, Red Cedar, and Sumac. In season there are blueberries, wild grapes and raspberries, but please, the berries are for the birds." South Mountain Park | Rockland  website and more . . .

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Find list of the best places to hike in Rockland, New York. Hiking trails are listed by town within Rockland County in the lower-Hudson Valley. Find hiking trails in southern, mid, and northern Rockland. Experience the best hiking in Rockland where you can find hikes to satisfy all levels of hikers.

Exciting, scenic, and challenging hikes in Rockland include the world famous Appalachian Trail in Bear Mountain
and the scenic and challenging hike on the Perkins Point Trail up to Perkins Memorial Tower
where you can climb to the top and learn about the topography all around using interpretive maps and guides.

Pack plenty of water, snacks, and your hiking gear, and select a great place to hike at Rockland 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 the cities of White Plains and Yonkers. Rockland 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 Rockland, NY. Rockland is located a few miles northwest of New York City and offers many wonderful places to take short hikes, nature hikes, scenic hikes, or challenging hikes. Go to Rockland and immerse yourself in the great outdoors.

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.

Supplies for your hiking adventure should always include 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 has something exciting 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 lower-Hudson Valley include: Hiking trails in Rockland offering hikes for all levels of hikers. Among the many excellent hikes available, Rockland offers an opportunity to hike the world-famous Appalachian Trail. Rockland abounds with beautiful mountain, lake, and Hudson River landscapes. For stunning views of the Hudson Valley Highlands, take a short walk across the Bear Mountain Bridge Walkway. Immerse yourself in the natural world and plan a day hiking the trails of Rockland County. Visit this list of places to hike:


    Hiking trails can vary in difficulty and in the time it takes to hike a trail. Hikes can be as short as an hour or take several months. Hikers attempting the world-famous Appalachian Trailcan spend as long as a year hiking this difficult and challenging trail, spanning a distance of 2,144 miles - from Maine to Georgia, along the Appalachian Mountain range.

    Although hiking trails vary in difficulty, a common thread is that hiking is good for your physical and mental health as well as your spirit. Many hiking trails are located in large parks. Visit Bear Mountain Park where hiking allows you to breath-in fresh air, listen to the sounds of nature, such as the singing of birds and the sounds of small animals running about; and hiking trails usually 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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