One of the first scenic nature local places I think of when someone asks me to recommend a place to go is Nyack Beach State Park. Although the actual beach is miniscule and no swimming or wading is allowed, there is a magnificent walking path near the Hudson River with views of the Tappan Zee Bridge. The path goes alongside the river on one side and has towering cliffs on the other side. There is a 5 mile out and back hike. At the 1 1/2 mile mark, the path has an option to veer left and continue to Rockland Lake State Park. There are plenty of picnic tables both by the parking lot and alongside the trail. Grilling is allowed at this park.
Posted: August 3, 2017
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
698 N. Broadway
Upper Nyack, NY 10960
Open year round for day use. Weather permitting November 1 – April 1
A $6 parking fee is charged mid-April to October from 8am until 5 pm.
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 55 minutes
Lakewood: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Monsey: 25 minutes