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Nyack Beach State Park, Nyack

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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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TripAdvisor
  • I am sometimes reluctant to write rave reviews of places I enjoy going for fear that in doing so, they will eventually become overrun, spoiling one of the things I might like most about them - which i...  more »
  • parking in right on the Hudson river..You can see the new bridge go up.. great walking and bike trail along the river. goes all the way to Haverstraw NY. the river is 3 miles wide. you can see Westche...  more »
  • A bit hard to find but parking was fine. Be aware, there was a police cruiser checking out everyone who drove in; a bit disconcerting. Good quality flat gravel path, marked in 1/4 mile increments.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Great park to walk by the Hudson. Very family friendly, plus there lots of picnic also right by the water front.
  • Great beach with picnic tables. $5 parking on weekends, weekdays are free. No trash cans.
  • Nice beach with a long hiking trail that will take you to rock land lake or havestraw