Montrose Point State Forest

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Park Overview:

Because Montrose Point State Forest is the former site of the Montrose Brick Company, there are remnants most likely seen along the shore.

Trail Uses:Hiking
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:1.2 miles
Park Acreage:50 acres
City/County/
State:
Montrose/Westchester/NY
Buy Book:Walkable Westchester - A Walking Guide to Westchester County, NY

Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
Park Description:

In 2000, Montrose Point State Forest was purchased by Trust for Public Land and turned over to NY State Department of Environmental Conservation. Unlike other state forests, no camping or hunting is permitted. An easement across adjacent property allows access to Montrose Point Road and hence to George's Island Park.

Trails Overview:

The trails go through the woods to intersting destinations. The heavy invasives along the path are indicative of disturbed soils.

Directions:

From Route 9, take Route 9A/Montrose Exit and head north. Just past Roosevelt Veterans Hospital to the left, turn left onto Dutch Street. Go 0.6 mile to Sunset Road, turn right, and continue 0.9 mile to end at Kings Ferry Road. Turn left. Parking is 100 feet to the left. 

Public transportation; Take the Metro North Hudson Line to the Cortlandt station and walk through the parking lot. Turn right and walk about 150 yards north along Route 9A to Dutch Street. Turn left and follow 0.8 mile to the park entrance. Follow RiverWalk north to Montrose State Forest.

 

Contact Information:Montrose Point State Forest
Region:Westchester County
Fees:None