Tallman Mountain State Park (http://nysparks.com/parks/119/details.aspx) (Rockland Co, NY). 11:15 am. 7 miles. We will hike through the Park and view the berms and salt marsh. We will then walk the mile-long Piermont pier halfway across the Hudson! Trails include the Long Path. Bring lunch and water. Adverse conditions will alter the route. Don't worry, this will be a moderate paced fun hike, a little snow won't bother us. We meet in front of 450 Piermont Ave. (building with mural), corner of Tate and Piermont Ave. in Piermont (http://www.piermont-ny.com/) NY. Park down Gair street in municipal lot D. Great directions can be found at Turning Point Directions (http://turningpointcafe.com/Directions/set_dire.htm). They will take you just a half block away from our meeting spot. Leader: John P. Jurasek:[masked] (no calls after 10pm) or [masked] .
Public transportation from the city is available on the 10:40 AM Rockland Coaches (http://www.coachusa.com/rockland/) 9A bus (http://www.coachusa.com/CoachUsaAssets/files/97/route09.pdf) from the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal (http://www.panynj.gov/bus-terminals/george-washington-bridge-bus-station.html) to meet us in Piermont by 11:17. Tell the driver you are going to Piermont, NY. The bus will drop you off right in front of 450 Piermont Ave. (building with mural) on the corner of Tate and Piermont Aves. where we will be waiting. You can take the 9:15 Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal (http://www.panynj.gov/bus-terminals/port-authority-bus-terminal.html) to arrive in Piermont at 10:17 but you will be an hour early. There are shops in town to pass the time.
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