Kennedy Dells County Park

Park Overview:

Only a small portion of this 179-acre park is developed for active recreation.  Most of the park consists of wooded areas and open fields.  Hiking trails loop around the park, and a 2.4-mile circular hike is possible.  The western boundary of the park is the scenic Crum Creek, paralleled by a trail, and an old road leads down to ruins of a stone dam, stone arches that once supported a bridge over the creek, and a stone pumphouse,

Trail Uses:Hiking, Bridle path, X-C skiing
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:3.3 miles
Park Acreage:179 acres
New City/Rockland/NY
Web Map:Kennedy Dells Trail Map
Buy Book:New York Walk Book

Park Description:

Owned in the early 1900s by the well-known movie producer Adolph Zukor, this 179-acre park offers a fitness trail, hiking trails, horseback riding, a horse corral, nature study, soccer, and cross-country skiing.

Trails Overview:

There are two major trails in the park -- the 1.4-mile white-blazed Bridle Path, and the 1.4-mile unblazed Fitness Trail.  These trails can be combined to make a 2.4-mile loop hike around the perimeter of the park.  Although the Bridle Trail is open to equestrian use, it is primarily frequented by canines (accompanied by the owners and other family members). A section of the Bridle Path parallels scenic Crum Creek, the western boundary of the park, and an old road leads down to the remains of a stone dam (now breached), a road bridge over the creek (all that remains are the stone-arch abutments) and a stone pumphouse (with ruins of the machinery still inside). The park features nearly level topography, so the hikes are all easy. Click here for a description of a loop hike in the park.

Click here for a downloadable trail map. 


To reach the park, take NY 304 to Main Street in New City and follow Main Street north for about one mile, past the County Court House, to the park entrance on the left.

Public Transportation: Rockland Coaches

Contact Information:Kennedy Dells Park
Region:Rockland County