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High Tor State Park
View High Tor, South Mountain Cty, Gurnee Cty and Mount Ivy Cty Park in a larger map
|Park Overview:|| |
High Tor, one of Rockland County's most striking landmarks, was used as a signal point by colonists during the Revolution.
|Trail Uses:||Hiking, Handicapped|
|Trail Miles:||4.95 miles|
|Park Acreage:||693 acres|
|Buy Trail Map:||Hudson Palisades Trails Map|
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
|Park Description:|| |
High Tor State Park is the most northern component of the Palisades Interstate Park system on the Palisades proper. Long cherished as part of the Van Orden farm on its south side, High Tor was threatened by quarrying for its trap rock, as Elmer Van Orden grew older without descendants. Maxwell Anderson's picturesque play, High Tor, and local attachment to this peak-the highest along the Palisades (832 feet)-roused the Rockland County Conservation Association, the Hudson River Conservation Society, and the New York- New Jersey Trail Conference to action. Their efforts led to the purchase of the ridge and its presentation in 1943 to the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.
In addition to hiking, swimming and picknicking are available in season.
|Trails Overview:|| |
The park is traversed by a 3.5-mile section of the Long Path. In addition, a woods road leads north from the parking lot to cross the Long Path along the ridge top and continues north to the top of the promontory known as Little Tor.
Palisades Parkway to exit 12. North on Route 45 for 4/10 mile, make a right on South Mountain Road. Travel 1.5 miles to stop sign, go straight for 1 more mile. Park is on the left.
|Contact Information:||High Tor State Park |
|Fees:||Yes, click on 'Contact Information' for further information|