Dec 29 2020 11:12 | Updated Jan 02 2021 04:01
Rockland County may be small in size but has a lot to offer!
Go on a hike at Bear Mountain State Park. Open year-round from dawn to dusk, there’s plenty of time to explore! From November to March, head to the Bear Mountain Ice Rink for a day on the ice—ideal for beginner or experienced skaters of all ages. Skate rentals are available in both kids and adult sizes. Enjoy views of the surrounding park while you glide across the ice.
Scenic outdoor exploration at its finest! Walk along the Hudson River at its widest point at Emeline Park in Haverstraw. The park also boasts views of Haverstraw Bay. Looking for a longer walk? Venture out on the Nyack-Haverstraw River Trail, which is five miles long, features river views, and runs from Nyack to Haverstraw.
Enter the trail town corridor which includes the Villages of Suffern and Sloatsburg. The area is chock full of outdoor excursions such as hiking, bird watching and ice fishing and boating. In Suffern you'll find the southern-most point of Harriman State Park, the second largest state park in New York and home to the Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail (SBM), the longest trail in the park. There is also Kakiat Park in the Village of Montebello where its great trails also cross Harriman trails.
In Sloatsburg drive scenic Seven Lakes Drive to view picturesque Sebago, Skanatati, Askoti, Kanawauke, Tiorati, Nawahunta and Silver Mine Lakes that leads up to Bear Mountain State Park. https://www.nynjtc.org/hike-finder-map
During the winter, be sure to have a pair of microspikes with you to pull over your hiking boots for better traction after snowfall or wherever there's ice on the trails. Fishing and ice fishing in the area requires a New York State Fishing License. https://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6091.html
We are waiting for you to come and explore our County!