Nyack Beach State Park, Nyack

#68 of 149 in Nature in New York State
Nyack Beach State Park is a 61acre state park in Upper Nyack, Rockland County, New York. It consists of a small parking lot and a riverfront pathway, the southernmost section of the Hudson River Valley Greenway. It is known for its physical proximity to the Hudson River on one side of the pathway and the looming cliffs of the Palisades rising 700ft above on the other side.The park is included within the Palisades Interstate Park system and is functionally part of a continuous complex of parks that also includes Rockland Lake State Park, Hook Mountain State Park, and Haverstraw Beach State Park.HistoryThe Palisades Interstate Park Commission purchased what was to become Nyack Beach State Park in 1911 to provide space for recreation, and to protect the land from the effects of quarrying that were impacting the Hudson River Palisades during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.Along with a portion of adjacent Hook Mountain State Park, Nyack Beach was declared a National Natural Landmark in April 1980 for its portion of the Palisades Sill.
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106 reviews
  • August 9, 2017
    Along the river in a clean, well maintained trails with adequate parking. It is an out and back hike, no chance of getting lost with moderate shade once you are about a mile out.  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    This is a beautiful Hudson River-side park in Nyack with access to a hike to Haverstraw and Rockland Lake. There are BBQ grills available and picnic tables. Also good for bicycle rides. If going with ...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    Immediate tranquility arises from the gorgeous views, hikes, nature, picnic spots. Clean rest rooms and happy visitors from all nations. Close to heaven. Close to home.  more »
  • February 9, 2017
    Very well blazed and defined trails. Parking is adequate but fills up fast. Views of hudson were phenomenal. Beach was clean. I went on a February weekday and there was no parking fee.
  • July 5, 2017
    Nice quiet area overlooking hudson river
  • May 13, 2017
    One of the jewels of the state park system. Well maintained with amazing views.
  • January 3, 2017
    Long time favorite hiking and biking spot right down on scenic hudson river shores for families or the serious enthusiast. Perfect to then go to town for meal or rereshments in the fun town on Nyack. Go to Harry's Burritos!
  • June 11, 2017
    Very relaxing place nice beach view

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