Hook Mountain State Park, NY
To early Dutch settlers, Hook Mountain was known as "Verdrietlg Hock," which means "Tedious Point."
Today, Hook Mountain is the site of a 676-acre undeveloped park stretching through almost seven miles of waterfront and cliff slopes. At 730 feet, its summit offers spectacular views of Rockland Lake and the Hudson River valley. It is also a prime location for watching various types of hawks: sharp-shinned, Cooper's, Northern Goshawks, Red-shouldered, Broad-winged, Red-tailed. The Audubon Society estimates that an average of more than 12,000 hawks fly by Hook Mountain each Fall.
Hook Mountain was designated a New York State Important Bird Area in 1997. It is also registered as a National Natural Landmark along with adjacent Nyack Beach State Park.
Open: Dawn till Dusk.