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 Bear Mountain Scenic Hudson Valley

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

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  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

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  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

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  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 . . .

10922, photo, Popolopen Creek, Popolopen Footbridge, Orange County, American Revolutionary War, Hudson River, history, Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, Appalachian Trail, Bear Mountain Park, American Revolutionary battles | Rockland Popolopen Suspension Footbridge at Bear Mountain State Park

 
 
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Click to enlarge photo of Popolopen Suspension Footbridge Popolopen Creek
Popolopen Creek is a stream, mostly fed by Lake Popolopen, Stillwell Lake, and Weyant's Pond, that drains into the Hudson River. In 2002, New York's Governor George Pataki, dedicated a long suspension footbridge that spans Popolopen Creek. The footbridge connects the trail between the twin forts of Fort Montgomery and Fort Clinton, carrying the Appalachian Trail across Popolopen Creek. Popolopen Suspension Footbridge at Bear Mountain State Park | Rockland  more . . .

photo, photograph, Sunset, Bear Mountain Bridge, Bear Mountain, spectacular views, scenic view, Hudson River, Rockland County, Westchester County, suspension bridge, cyclists, Appalachian Trail | Rockland Sunset at Bear Mountain 202W/6W

 
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Click to enlarge photo of Sunset Bear Mountain road Drive along Route 202W/6W and enjoy spectacular views of the Hudson River. Park the car at the scenic point, one mile from the Bear Mountain Bridge. The bridge spans the Hudson River between Rockland County and Westchester County and carries a section of the world famous Appalachian Trail. Sunset at Bear Mountain 202W/6W | Rockland  more . . .
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 Blauvelt Scenic Hudson Valley

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

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  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 Scenic Hudson Valley

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"

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  Village of Haverstraw, Rockland County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

From Scenic Hudson: "Haverstraw, Rockland County (3 acres)—Co-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 . . .

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

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  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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 Nyack Scenic Hudson Valley

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

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  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

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  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

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  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 Scenic Hudson Valley

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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 Rockland County Scenic Hudson Valley

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.

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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 . . .

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

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  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 . . .

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

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  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

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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, 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 . . .

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 . . .

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

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  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 . . .
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 Sloatsburg Scenic Hudson Valley

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

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  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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 Stony Point Scenic Hudson Valley

Battles of the American Revolution, Battle of Stony Point, Stony Point, New York, Stony Point Battlefield,   Revolutionary War, battles, Hudson River, museum, children's activities, Stony Point Lighthouse, Attractions at Stony Point Battlefield | Rockland American Revolution - Stony Point Battlefield "State Historic Site"

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  Battles of the American Revolution
Battle of Stony Point
Date: July 16th, 1779
Between: British against the American Continental Army
Location: 44 Battlefield Road, Stony Point, NY 10980, Rockland County

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Click to enlarge photo of Stony Point Entrance sign The sign reads: "The location of the American Light Infantry's midnight assault against a British garrison in 1779, and the oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River, built in 1826." American Revolution - Stony Point Battlefield  "State Historic Site" | Rockland  photos, website and more . . .
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 Upper Grandview Scenic Hudson Valley

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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 Valley Cottage Scenic Hudson Valley

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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 West Nyack Scenic Hudson Valley

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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Scenic Drives and Scenic Views
Hudson Valley
Hudson River Valley

Take a scenic drive through the Hudson Valley of New York. Enjoy beautiful lakes, reservoirs, and mountains throughout the Hudson Valley landscape. See the stunning mountains, valleys, and lakes of the Hudson River Valley. Allow your senses to take-in the natural beauty of the rivers and mountain backdrops; photograph the views.

If you're visiting or live in New York City, in approximately one hour you can be in Westchester or Rockland County in the most southern part of the Hudson Valley where you can see dine overlooking the Hudson. Find restaurants with waterfront views in Westchester and restaurants with waterfront views in Rockland County.

    Visit the charming shops and villages in the River Towns along the Hudson River. For family fun, visit the playground in Matthiessen Park in Irvington, NY. Young kids and toddlers love the playground and older kids and adults can enjoy the coastline along the Hudson at Matthiessen Park. Picnic tables are available for a wonderful snack or lunch overlooking the Hudson River.

    Visit Cross River Reservoir where you can go boating and fishing in the quiet and serene waters of the reservoir. Don't forget fishing gear for a relaxing day of fishing in the Cross River Reservoir.

If you're taking a scenic drive through Westchester and are looking for fun things to do to keep the kids happy, plan a family day-trip to one of the beautiful parks along the Hudson River or the Long Island Sound. Go fishing in Westchester, or boating in Westchester, or just relax and picnic at a Westchester County park. On hot days of summer, cool off in one of many swimming pools and beaches available throughout Westchester County.

Moving up the river, drive along Route 202W/6W and enjoy spectacular views of the Hudson Highlands. Park the car at this scenic view, one mile from the Bear Mountain Bridge, and take in the magnificent views of Bear Mountain.

    Continue driving north until you reach the charming Village of Cold Spring. Spend a day in the historic Village of Cold Spring. In 1973, the Village of Cold Spring, New York was designated a Federal Historic District, and tourists have been visiting Cold Spring’s historic sites, shops, restaurants and hiking trails since.
Driving further north, up the river, visit Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park. This 14,086-acre park, covering Putnam and Dutchess counties, boasts
and on the hot days of summer, you can go swimming at Fahnestock beach.

    Fun things to do in the winter with the family in Putnam, NY, include visiting Fahnestock Winter Park. Bundle up and go sledding and snowboarding at Fahnestock Winter Park in Putnam and Dutchess counties.

Driving further north in Putnam you'll enter Dutchess County. Dutchess offers many scenic spots, including,

  • Beacon Point, the future home of a cutting-edge "Green" hotel/conference center.


  • Madam Brett Park.
  • This 12-acre park in Beacon connects to the "Beacon Shoreline Trail" providing a link between Dennings Point, Long Dock Beacon and the Beacon train station. Madam Brett Park is an urban oasis along the Fishkill Creek in Beacon featuring tranquil trails and a waterfall.

  • Shaupeneak Ridge , offering great hiking and mountain biking, is a 570-acre park that can be used by educators as an outdoor classroom.


  • Poets' Walk, a 120-acre park nestled in the region's famous National Historic Landmark District. Poets' Walk offers breathtaking views of the Hudson River, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge and Catskill Mountains. A visit to this property by Washington Irving is said to have inspired his classic story "Rip Van Winkle".
North of Dutchess County is Columbia County, home to Lake Taghkanic State Park. Lake Tahkanic Park was named one of the Top 100 Campgrounds in the nation. The park is nestled next to Lake Taghkanic in the rolling hills and lush forests of Columbia, New York. Columbia is also home to many local farms, CSA farms, and pick-your-own farms. While picking organic produce in Columbia County, look up at the very beautiful views and rolling hills all around you.

In autumn, the backdrop of breathtaking fall colors enhances hiking, biking, and walking in the parks of the Hudson River Valley. Explore scenic parks offering activities and attractions for the whole family. While taking a scenic drive through the Hudson Valley, visit parks, nature preserves, hiking trails, biking trails, and more; all very beautiful and abundant in the Hudson Valley of New York.




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