Franny Reese State Park - Highland, NY

A trip to Franny Reese State Park in Highland, NY was recommended by some of our members at our New Paltz Rail Trail walk.  I've checked out info on the park and it looks like a great place for our group.  This will be somewhat short (its listed as a 3.6 mile loop) but we can take our time there or take more than one of the trails.

Afterwards, some suggested a trip for the group to the Gunk Haus restaurant in nearby Clintondale: http://www.gunkhaus.com/p/directions.html

The page below has some images from the park.  I haven't been there myself but it looks very nice.

http://hikethehudsonvalley.com/franny-reese-state-park/

We will be meeting at Johnson-Iorio Park, which is at the end of Haviland Road in Highland, NY.  If you've been to the Walkway Over the Hudson (Highland Side), its on the same road but all the way at the end.

There is a small parking lot there (so park there if there is room).  If it fills up, you can park on one side of the road (the park side, not the other side.

Trail map below:

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  • Peg

    awww this would have been perfect hike to get me started! Look forward to next one!

    January 4, 2014

  • Maria T.

    Great views!

    December 1, 2013

  • Maria T.

    I was really looking forward to this, but I am in bed with the flu. Next time...

    November 30, 2013

    • Paul C.

      Ugh - sorry to hear that Maria. Hope you feel better soon!

      November 30, 2013

    • Maria T.

      Thanks

      December 1, 2013

  • Betty

    sorry guys, wanted to do this one, it looks great, too much to get done after the holiday weekend....maybe the next one, I really enjoyed my last meet up with you guys!!

    November 30, 2013

  • Lynn

    I looked up Johnson-Iorio Park, it says it is on "Random Road" but you say Haviland Road.,, which road is it on? Thanks

    November 30, 2013

  • Lynn

    Paul i googled Johnson-Iorio Park (cause I am not sure of where we are meeting). It says the Park is on "Ransom Road" not Haviland Road.
    I need a little more info... sorry

    November 30, 2013

  • Sandcakes

    Never found out location, so canceling

    November 29, 2013

    • Paul C.

      The location is Highland, NY. I haven't had a chance to check out parking locations yet (due to visiting family for the holidays) but will tomorrow morning. I'll post an exact location tomorrow if you'd like to change your mind.

      November 29, 2013

  • Samantha S.

    Is this dog friendly?!

    November 25, 2013

    • Paul C.

      We don't allow pets on this group's walks. Sorry.

      November 25, 2013

  • elaine z.

    Unfortunately out of town have fun

    November 25, 2013

  • Sandcakes

    Live at Bridgeview and it is a great hike! Would love to go to Gunk House afterwards!

    November 25, 2013

  • marlene

    Also, Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

    November 23, 2013

  • Paul C.

    I have to scout out the park for where the best parking spots are. Some of those I saw are a bit small. We 'may' end up parking where the Walkway over the Hudson is (Highland side) and walking farther on that road (Haviland Road) to get to the park.

    November 22, 2013

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