Rockland’s extensive county park system is designated as a Preserve America Community made up of over 3,000 acres within 30 parks. Rockland County also features 32,000 acres of untouched parkland and is home to eight New York State Parks including: Bear Mountain State Park, Harriman State Park, Blauvelt State Park, High Tor State Park, Hook Mountain State Park, Nyack Beach State Park, Rockland Lake State Park, and Tallman Mountain State Park.

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Anthony Wayne Recreation Area - Harriman State Park

100 Anthony Wayne Drive | Bear Mountain, New York 10911 | 845-942-2560

Picnic and barbeque facilities, hiking paths, bike trail, play areas, cross-country ski trail. Open dawn to dusk.

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Bear Mountain State Park

3006 Seven Lakes Drive | Bear Mountain, New York 10911 | 845-786-2701

Fishing, picnicking, swimming, boating, ball fields, basketball courts, hiking paths, and bike trails.

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Blauvelt State Park

2 Camp Bluefields Road | Blauvelt, New York 10913 | 845-359-0544

Hiking, walking, spectacular views of the Hudson Valley, mostly undeveloped forested land.

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Buttermilk Falls

199 S. Greenbush Road | West Nyack, New York 10994 | 845-364-2670

Trail leading to the falls and stream with several scenic overlooks and an attractive area at the falls for picnicking, nature observation and photography.

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Dater Mountain Nature Park

54 Seven Lakes Drive | Sloatsburg, New York 10974 | 845-364-2670

A number of mountaintops and valleys, crossed by several small streams with numerous lowlands providing interesting plant and aquatic life for passive hiking, walking, and nature observation. Accessible through Kakiat Trails.

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Dutch Garden

37 Main Street | New City, NY 10956

Constructed in 1934-36 under the supervision of Mary Mobray Clarke, the landscape consultant, the Dutch Garden Park stands as a memorial to the early Dutch settlers and is a reminder of the importance that brick making had on Rockland County’s economy. The park consists 3 acres, the garden consists of walking paths, a brick teahouse with a fireplace, a gazebo, an arbor, and a bandstand. 

The Rockland County Thurgood Marshall Human Rights Monument stands at the entrance of Dutch Gardens and pays tribute to the civil rights activist who was the first African-American Supreme Court Justice in the United States, on which he served for 24 years.

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Eleanor Burlingham Memorial Park

25 Municipal Plaza | Sloatsburg, New York 10974 | 845-364-2670

Located in Sloatsburg, New York, the park is named in honor of the late Eleanor Burlingham an active environmentalist in Rockland County. Offers fishing, canoeing, bird watching and hiking.

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H. Pierson Mapes Flat Rock Park

101 Torne Valley Road | Hillburn, New York 10931 | 845-364-2670

Popular spot for fishing, canoeing and nature observation; best public access to the Ramapo River, picturesque vistas.

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Harriman State Park

Seven Lakes Drive/Bear Mountain Circle | Ramapo, NY 10974 | 845-947-2444

The second-largest park in NYS with 31 lakes and reservoirs, 200 miles of hiking trails, beaches, camping areas and more!

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Kakiat Park

Haverstraw Road | off Route | Montebello, New York | 845-364-2670

Kakiat Park features hiking trails, horseback riding, picnicking, scenic outlooks, and more.

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Kennedy Dells Park

355 N. Main Street | New City, New York 10956 | 845-364-2670

Fitness trail, hiking, off-leash dog area, horse corral, nature study, picnic tables, pavilion, soccer, cross-country skiing, guided tours available.

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Monsey Glen Park

140 Saddle River Road | Monsey, New York 10952 | 845-364-2670

Peaceful area of hiking trails, scenic natural beauty with sandstone overhangs, a stream, unique plant life.

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Mountainview Nature Park

2 Strawberry Hill Lane | Central Nyack, New York 10994 | 845-364-2670

A mountainous tract, heavily wooded with numerous nature trails for hiking, with Bear Swamp near the top, which supports a variety of bird and animal life.

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Nyack Beach State Park

698 N. Broadway | Upper Nyack, New York 10960 | 845-358-1316

61 acres of Hudson riverfront for fishing, hiking, biking, picnic facilities, cross-country ski trails.

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Pascack Brook North & South

W. Washington Avenue | Pearl River, New York 10956 | 201-336-6000

Open space area along the Pascack Brook, preserved for fishing, is stocked with trout and several bait fish; it is also used for hiking and passive enjoyment

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Piermont Pier and Marsh

Village of Piermont | Piermont, New York 10968 | 845-359-1258

Piermont Marsh encompasses 1,017 acres and lies at the southern edge of the village of Piermont. The Piermont Marsh is on the western shore of the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. The site occupies two miles of shoreline south of the mile-long Piermont Pier and includes the mouth of Sparkill Creek and extensive tidal shallows. Piermont Marsh habitats include brackish tidal marsh, shallows and intertidal flats. 

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Sean Hunter Ryan Memorial Park

Bradley Parkway | Rt. 38 | West Nyack, New York 10994 | 845-364-2670

15-acre trail with slight incline, nature observation, hiking through the White Trail of Buttermilk Falls, with connection to the Long Path.

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South Mountain Park

164 S. Central Highway | Garnerville, New York 10923 | 845-364-2670

Mountainous land with scenic views overlooking Haverstraw and the Hudson River, hiking via the Long Path.

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Tackamack Park North & South

68 Clausland Mountain Road | Blauvelt, New York 10913 | 845-359-6503

Hiking trails (the Blue Trail and the Long Path traverse both parks), picnicking.

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Tallman Mountain State Park

100 Rockland Road | Sparkill, New York 10976 | 845-359-0544

Wooded country overlooking the Hudson and the Piermont Marsh, part of the Hudson River National Estuary Research Reserve.

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The Stephen & Betsy Corman Amc Harriman Outdoor Center

200 Breakneck Road | Haverstraw, NY 10927 | 603-466-2727

The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center is a highly sought-after destination for summer and fall travel. Located only 30 miles from Manhattan and accessible by public transportation, this is an ideal destination for hiking, paddling, and camping adventures in the heart of Harriman State Park. Open May through October.

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Zebrowski-Morahan Demarest Kill County Park

57 New Hempstead Road | New City, New York 10956 | 845-364-2670

30 Acres - The land is heavily wooded with a mature stand of hardwood trees primarily composed of oaks, maples, ash, hickory, tulip and sycamore.

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