Hook Mountain State Park, NY
Park Information
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.
Things To Do & See
Hook Mountain is an undeveloped park. However, the Long Path traverses the summit of Hook Mountain, providing amazing Hudson River views. Bird watching is common here, especially during the fall and spring migrations. Pets are allowed in the park, on a leash. Access to the park is easiest through the Nyack Beach State Park entrance.
Hiking
Hook Mountain hosts a section of the Long Path that traverses its summit. It also connects to the Hook Mountain/Nyack Beach bike path upon which you can travel from the Hook all the way to the southern end of Nyack Beach on foot.
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