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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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  • Perfect walk and hike up to the Plateau. Beautiful flowering trees, views of the bridge and river traffic.  more »
  • My wife and I walked along the Hudson River. The Nyack Beach State Park as part of that walk. You can either walk or ride your bike. We loved it. The scenery is beautiful and it is so peaceful and qui...  more »
  • If you're looking for something nice outside, or you're just in the area getting dinner and want to get some fresh air, Nyack Beach State Park is perfect. It's right down the road from the main street...  more »
  • 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.
  • Nice quiet area overlooking hudson river
  • One of the jewels of the state park system. Well maintained with amazing views.
  • 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!
  • Very relaxing place nice beach view