Location Tag: Dog Friendly

Pratt Rock Area

We found this location by chance, and it is just down the road from Pratt Rock, which is a rather unique tourist destination, that you can read about here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pratt_Rock From the entrance to Pratt Rock, follow Route 23 towards Prattsville and in less than a mile you’ll go over a bridge, where you can […]

Russell Brook Falls

There is a rough road going up to a parking area off of Morton Hill Road.  This is remote state land with hiking trails, so ensure someone knows where you are going, because there isn’t a ranger station. From the parking lot, go to the wide path and take the immediate first right towards the […]

Roscoe Rest Area

This is a highway rest area with access to the Willowmec Creek.  This has been listed elsewhere as a place to swim, but we found it sort of unappealing.  To get here, take 17 East from Roscoe and get off at the rest area signed as a “Text Stop” around mile marker 313, and before […]

Beaverkill Campground

This is a really lovely camping area with picnic tables, a covered bridge, and very clean bathrooms and showers. This site is primarily used for fishing though, so please be respectful of fisherman and don’t swim if people are using the area.  We were told people swim here, and there are no signs prohibiting it, […]

Vernooy Falls

THIS AREA HAS A LARGE RATTLESNAKE POPULATION- please hike carefully, and avoid putting your hands in between rocks.  Snakes like to sun themselves on flat rocks and trails, so remain alert.  This location is remote and does not have a ranger station. We parked at the very beginning of the trailhead, but the road to […]

Peekamoose Blue Hole

  UPDATE 5/14/21- The DEC has instituted a permit system for Blue Hole they are required seven days a week May 15th through Sept. 15, please see the new regulations here before planning your visit. UPDATE- We have been contacted about the amount of litter being left at Blue Hole, and this area is in […]

Esopus Creek, Sleepy Hollow Campground

This is sort of an unusual entry as it is a private campground.  The reason we’ve included it is that it is along the bank of the Esopus, has a small swimming area, and is close to tubing rentals like Town Tinker Tube Rentals. The swimming area is near the bridge at the entrance of […]

Buttermilk Falls, Peekamoose Area

This is a pretty waterfall to stop and see on your way to Blue Hole.  The parking area is roadside, and is just a little dirt turn off with enough space for a couple of cars.  You can view the waterfall from the bridge on Route 42/Peekamoose Rd., and there is also a short, easy […]

Kingston Point Park

This is a medium sized town beach on the Hudson River.  It appears to have a lifeguard at certain times, though it wasn’t staffed while we were there.  People were swimming, though since this location is on the Hudson so you might encounter debris in the water.  The water quality was green and silty, and […]

Drummond Falls

We were told that this is a popular swimming hole, and we did see swimmers here.  There are signs posted along the bank though, so we walked up the creek bed.  We aren’t sure if the owner enforces the trespassing ban, or if the signs are just there for liability reasons, as this is a […]