Hudson Valley Hikes

Hudson Valley Hikes
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The Hudson Valley is great for hiking, so many trails for all ability levels. Grab your camera, water, the kids and go.  My family loves to hike. The kids like grabbing a stick, their cameras and checking out the trees, flowers all while reading trail maps and signs.   If you need even more while hunting check out Geocaching.

  • Teatown Lake Reservation: Open Dawn to Dusk 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining 914-762-2912.  Teatown offers many programs for additional fees as well as trail maps.
  • Hook Mountain: Walkers, Hikers and Bikers welcomed. Different trails and paths along the river.  Check out maps nynjtc.org/pdfmaps and nynjtc.org/park/hook-mountain-state-park. Access from Nyack Beach State Park $6 parking
  • Blue Mountain Reservation:  Hiking, mountain biking and leashed dogs allowed.  $5 or $10 without county park pass 45 Welcher Ave, Peekskill 8am-dusk parks.westchestergov.com/images/stories/pdfs/bluemtn_map_2015.pdf
  • Rockefeller State Park Preserve:  Great for whole family. Fee from April 1st-Oct 31st, on weekends and holidays, open sunrise-sunset  125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville nysparks.com/parks/59/details.aspx#sthash.7Oq60KeD.dpuf
  • Clarence Fahnestock State Park: Vistor center is off Route 301 and has many access points and also home to The Appalachian Trail, open daily, leashed dogs allowed. Sunrise to sunset daily nysparks.com/parks/133/details.aspx. 
  • Anthony’s Nose:  2.6 miles over looking the Hudson River and Bear Mountain Bridge.  Suggested for kids 12+, parking long 9D beware of  fast cars. 11 Bear Mountain Road.  Beautiful views and apart of the Ny-NJ trails.
  • Ward Pound Ridge Reservation: Open daily 8am to dusk $10 fee, leashed dogs allowed. Easy trails for kids. 121 South, and Route 35 Cross River parks.westchestergov.com/ward-pound-ridge-reservation
  • Joppenbergh Mountain: Located in Rosedale, NY.  Family Friendly, Dawn to Dusk. Free and leashed dogs allowed. Hiking, Running, Biking and skiing allowed www.wallkillvalleylt.org/index.php/joppenbergh
  • Dover Stone Church: Great family hike opened dawn to dusk. Located 126 East Duncan Hill Road, Dover Plains, NY.  Carry in and carry out from this natural beauty. Historic Site.
  • Little Stony Point: In Cold Spring, NY 3011 Route 9D, this clifftop lookout over the Hudson River is a hidden gem.  Volunteer maintained. http://www.littlestonypoint.org/home.html
  • Mount Beacon Park: Views up and down the Hudson River. Open year round dawn to dusk, leashed dogs allowed. 788 Wolcott Ave, Beacon NY www.scenichudson.org/parks/mountbeacon
  • Bear Hill Preserve: Family hike, fee $5/hiker kids 12 and under free during peak times.  117 Dellenbaugh Rd, Cragsmoor Views, peaks and caves for the kids to explore. http://hikethehudsonvalley.com/bear-hill-preserve/
  • Mountain Lakes Park:  201 Hawley Road, North Salem.  Leashed dogs allowed, family friendly. Dawn to dusk, picnic area, bathrooms and water.
  • Other hikes:
    • Overlook Mountain Woodstock, NY
    • Kaaterskill Falls, Greene County.  One of my personal favorites, and NY’s tallest two-tier waterfall.  Family friendly but use caution. DEC is currently building a viewing platform on top.
Anthony's Nose
Karen on top of Anthony’s Nose

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