Nyack Beach State Park, Nyack

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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  • If you are looking for a great walk with beautiful views, this is it. In August it can get buggy and you do have to share the walk with bikers. Dogs are allowed if kept on a leash. Great place to see ...  more »
  • This is a lovely little walk or hike. The path along the river is very flat and an easy walk. Totally doable with a bike or a dog if you wanted to. I also some people fishing off the path as well. You...  more »
  • This is a very smooth and scenic walk. Go for it. Whether for health or brain relaxing, 'tis the place to do it. The Hudson River views, especially on a sunny day is magnificent! Parking is fee based ...  more »
  • Wonderful park. Great for all ages and interests. Well maintained and with a very scenic husdon backdrop. Mild-moderate hills are good for walkers, runners and cyclists. Fishing. Adequate parking, working bathrooms and water fountain, picnic tables, community grills. Both woods hiking and on well defined trail.
  • BRING CASH, parking is NOT free during the week I believe, and they do NOT accept credit cards. Overall a fantastic place for a run, walk, or bike. The trails are well maintained and run alongside the Hudson for a major portion.
  • I grew up coming to this park. I still go occasionally. Perfect for a picnic and walk if you don't want to go to any of the crowded parks. Very nice view.
  • Great place to go for a tranquil walk, between the river and the mountains. You can also go with a bike for a ride. It's not a place where you go into nature, there is a path. Almost no people.
  • Great place to enjoy walking along the Hudson. Nice views of the Tappanzee bridge and the Palisades bluffs.

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