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Hudson Valley Hiking!


Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy nature! Here are some fantastic hiking spots in the Hudson Valley!


The Bear Mountain Bridge Walkway

Bear Mountain State Park is located in Bear Mountain, NY within the Hudson River Valley. The Appalachian Trail runs right over the Bear Mountain Bridge which offer scenic views of the Hudson Valley.

Nyack Beach State Park

Nyack Beach State Park is located at 698 North Broadway in Upper Nyack, NY. It is a beautiful 61 acre park which allows activities such as picnicking, hiking, bicycling, and fishing. These trails are also open for cross-country skiing in the winter.

7 Lakes Scenic Drive

Seven Lakes Drive is located in Harriman State Park and was built in 1913. It runs about 20 miles between Sloatsburg, NY and the Northern end of Bear Mountains. It features breath taking views of the Hudson River and is filled with picnic and hiking areas.

Nyack Beach – Hook Mountain Greenway trail in Rockland County

5 miles of paved and stone dust walkway provides views of the Hudson River. It is half paved, half unpaved. It runs from Riverside Ave in Haverstraw to N. Broadway Ave in Nyack.



Hiking Tips:

  • Always bring more water than you need.
  • Bring snacks. Trail mix, granola bars, etc. are all great hiking snacks.
  • If you’re hiking alone, let someone know where you’re going and what route you are taking to get there. It is also helpful to give them a time frame on when you think you will be back.
  • You may not get cell service so make sure you have a printed map as well.
  • Pack a first aid kit! Make sure to have band aids for any blisters you may get.
  • Check for ticks! Stop periodically throughout your hike to brush yourself for ticks. Also check when you get home from your hike.
  • Keep a small flashlight in your backpack in case the hike takes longer than anticipated and it starts to get dark.