George's Island Park

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Lake Whoopee
Park Overview:

At first glance, George’s Island Park appears to be a picnic park and boat launch, but off to the side is a network of wooded trails with interesting features.

Trail Uses:Hiking
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:3.1 miles
Park Acreage:204 acres
City/County/
State:
Cortlandt/Westchester/NY
Web Map:Out of date map
Buy Book:Walkable Westchester - A Walking Guide to Westchester County, NY

Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
Park Description: Long before the county acquired the property in 1966, Native Americans had come to this shore to feast on oysters from the rich beds in the river. A century ago, brick makers had a major industry in the area harvesting the alluvial clay for their bricks and timber for their kilns.  With the return of bald eagles to the Hudson River, a popular winter-time activity has been watching them when they come to feed along the river and then roost on Dugan Point. The eagles can be viewed from the end of the parking lot farthest from the entrance. Sightings of these magnificent birds are frequent, but never guaranteed.   Although there are no handicapped trails in the park, the parking lots by the river offer broad views.
Trails Overview:

The trails to the north link to Montrose Point State Forest, making a longer hike possible.

Directions: Take Route 9 to the Route 9A (Montrose) Exit. Head north on Route 9A for 1.3 miles. Turn left on Dutch Street and follow it 0.9 miles to where it ends at the entrance to the park.
Contact Information:Westchester County, Dept. of Parks Recreation & Conservation
9147377530
Region:Westchester County
Fees:Some times and places; check with park
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