Location Tag: Entrance Fee

Ore Pit Pond, Copake Falls Area, Taconic State Park

Part of Taconic State Park, Ore Pit Pond has a small swim area with a separate wading pool for young children.  This is a cute little park, but not large enough for real swimming, more just for cooling off.  There are pretty camping areas, and dogs allowed on the trails and in some areas of […]

Croton Point Park

This is a very large and open park, just off the Croton Harmon train stop. The park is spacious with beautiful views and landscaping, and a large swimming beach on the Hudson.  Camping, picnic and playground areas are available. The water is murky but greenish in color, though it is on the Hudson which can […]

Lower Peters Kill

This area has a number of pretty falls, culminating in a spectacular fall with the ruins of an old power station at its base.  We don’t know the safety or legality of swimming in these falls, but it is a beautiful hike. THERE ARE AT LEAST TWO ROUTES TO CHOOSE FROM*** FULL STREAM: From the ranger […]

Split Rock Coxing Kill

About 1 mile on Clove Road from route NY 55-US44, you’ll see a sign for “Coxing Entry” on the left, where there is a parking area and an entrance fee.  The swimming area is across the road, and you’ll pass a small picnic area and see a bridge leading to a trail.  The swimming area […]

Awosting Falls, Minnewaska

Awosting falls is part of the Minnewaska State Park, which is a popular tourist destination. It is a spectacular fall, one of the most picturesque in the state. The falls can be accessed off of route 44/55 where you’ll see a sign for Minnewaska State Park.  There is a parking lot beside the entrance point, […]