Little Stony Point Park, Cornish Estate
This place is awesome. There are sort of two sections divided by Route 9D-there is a beach on the Hudson where people swim, and on the other side there is a hike through the ruins of an old estate. This was one of the most interesting locations that we visited, though unfortunately we sort of stumbled upon this area, and only had our camera phones…
There is parking on either side of the road, though both parking areas can fill up during the summer weekends. If coming from the south, the parking areas are located shortly after passing River Road on your left. If you hit the tunnel through the mountain, then you’ve gone too far. The trail to the beach is on the west side of the road, where you take the bridge over the railroad tracks, and then bear right. This will bring you to a nice beach in about 5-10 minutes. The beach is on the Hudson River, and has a large sand bank that slowly slopes into tannic water.
To the east of the road, there is a wide trail that runs up to the overgrown ruins. These are the remnants of what was intended to be a grand estate, which you can learn more about here:
- 5-20 min.
- +41.426214, -73.965578
- Easy to Moderate