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Clausland Mountain County Park
|Park Overview:|| |
With many seasonally scenic views, this park is heavily wooded, with hardwoods predominating, along with thick stands of hemlock and dense growth of mountain laurel.
|Dogs:||Dogs on leash|
|Park Acreage:||532 acres|
|Upper Grand View, |
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Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
|Park Description:|| |
While the area does not contain any permanent bodies of water, during periods of heavy rain many streams cascade down the mountain. The major trail is the Long Path (aqua), which runs in a north-south direction, beginning at the southern end of the park, near the former Nike missile site off Highland Avenue, and continues north to Tackamack Town Park. Many of the original buildings from the Nike Cold War site remain in Nike Town Park. The Nike-Hercules missiles were located in the valley below.
|Trails Overview:|| |
The 0.4-mile Blue Trail, which begins at a signboard on the east side of the road, forms a loop and offers seasonal views over the Hudson River to the east. The 0.6-mile U-shaped Orange Trail connects at both ends with the Long Path, and a short spur near its midpoint leads to the parking area on Nike Lane. The Orange Trail, together with the Long Path, can be combined to make a one-mile loop hike.
From Route 59 take Route 303 south, and turn left onto Spruce Street (County Route 28), which turns into Clausland Mountain Road. Make a right on Tweed Boulevard, then turn right on Nike Lane, and bear left at the fork. The park entrance is on the left.
Public Transportation: Rockland Coaches 201-263-1254
|Contact Information:||Clausland Mountain Park |