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From: TERRY R.
Sent on: Thursday, May 17, 2012 10:29 AM


It will be a great day for a picnic !  REMEMBER: We will supply the paper goods, cups, napkins as well as coals for a BBQ.  I would like to get an accurate head count so I know how many tables we will need and items to purchase.  YOU will supply your own food and beverage and bring one (1) dish to share for all.  It would be helpful if you could write down what you plan on bringing so we don’t have 20 dishes of macaroni salad. 

Suggestions to bring: lawn chair, Frisbee, beach ball, volleyball but above all bring your smiles ! Wear comfy clothes, we can walk to the zoo, down to the river, around the lake, even rent a boat but you can also just hang out and enjoy the weather and the company. 

VIEW THE MAP at the bottom of this email.  We will have picnic tables near the lake.  Look for meetup signs and or me or Rona !


Please be respectful.  Check your calendar and update your RSVP if your plans have changed. 


Directions to Bear Mountain State Park

Palisades Interstate Parkway (North or South).  Get off at exit 19 (Bear Mountain State Park) and take Seven Lakes Drive for 3 ½ miles to the Bear Mountain Circle. At the circle, take the second right. At the first traffic light, bear right and follow signs for parking.

From I-84 Take I-84 west to the second exit after the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge (Route 9W south). Take Route 9W south about 18 miles to the Bear Mountain Bridge Circle. At the circle, take the second right to Route 9W south. At the first traffic light, bear right and follow signs for parking.

Taconic State Parkway North or Yorktown US/202 West towards Peekskill.  Go about 2 miles and at the light turn right onto the Bear Mountain Parkway.  At the second light about 4 miles down the road make a right onto US/202 West/ US 6 W.  At the traffic circle take the second exit onto Bear Mountain Bridge Road and continue to follow this road to the Bear Mountain Bridge.  Note: this is a windy and hilly road but has great views.  Go across the Bear Mountain Bridge and go around the traffic circle taking the 3rd right.   At the first traffic light, bear right and follow signs for parking. 

From Route 9 North passing Welcher Ave / Buchanan going into Peekskill at the light, turn left onto US-202 W/US6W.  Continue as directed from Taconic State Parkway from the traffic circle.


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