Monday is forecast to be a balmy 50 degrees so lets’ take advantage of the milder weather and get those bodies moving! Come revisit one of Rocklands’ gems; Nyack Beach State Park and enjoy spectacular Hudson River views and the off season free parking! If we’re lucky we may get to hear the “songs of the ice” shifting on the Hudson!
This will be about a 3 hour hike at a moderate steady pace covering approximately 8 miles on paved, crushed gravel and woods trails with several moderate inclines and one short steep one. This will include a few breaks to take in the views. We will start out following along the Hudson River toward the Haverstraw trail down by the water and than loop back up toward Rockland Lake where we often get to see the resident Guinea hens! From here we will head down for the Rockland Lake loop(early out here if you choose not to do Rockland Lake) back up to the Fire station then return to Nyack Beach Park!
Water resistant Hiking SHOES, boots, good supportive walking shoes or SNEAKERS ARE ALL YOU NEED(hiking poles could be handy for the few inclines) and layers, hats and gloves for the changeable weather and cooler air by the river. WATER is a must, along with snacks and don’t forget those cameras for the many great photo opts! Inclement weather cancels. Always check the day of an event for any possible changes. Scroll down for directions.
Optional dinner at a nearby venue.
MEET US IN FRONT OF THE REST AREA BLDG.
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