Clausland Mountain County Park
North of the park 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. GPS Coordinates: 41.053099, -73.927297
Public Transportation: Rockland Coaches 201-263-1254
A heavily wooded mountain composed primarily of hardwoods, interspersed with stands of Hemlock and dense sections of Mountain Laurel.
The major trail is the Long Path (aqua), which runs in a northerly 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 in Nike Town Park, where the 0.4-mile Blue Trail and the 0.6-mile Orange Trail make short loop hikes possible.
Use the Web Map link on this site for a trail map.
Clausland Mountain is named after the Native America Jans Claus, who acted as an agent for the sale of land to the Dutch settlers. His Native American name was Tackamack. The mountain's summit contains remains of a Cold War-era Nike missile base that protected Manhattan from Soviet attack.