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Nyack Beach State Park
Take U.S. Route 9W north to Nyack, New York. Two blocks north of its intersection with N.Y. Route 59 (Main Street), turn right onto High Avenue. Continue for one block and turn left onto North Midland Avenue . After about a mile, continue straight ahead as the main road curves to the left. Follow Midland Avenue through the village of Upper Nyack until the road ends at the entrance to the Marydell Faith and Life Center, then turn right onto Larchdale Road. At the next intersection, turn left onto Broadway and follow it into Nyack Beach State Park (a parking fee is charged on weekends). Continue ahead to the parking area. GPS Coordinates: 41.120500, -73.911891
Nyack Beach State Park boasts 61 acres of riverfront along the Hudson in Rockland County.
A level bike path begins at the parking area and heads north along the Hudson River, offering panoramic views across the river. This bike path is very popular with walkers who are looking for an easy but very scenic route. It is also possible to make a loop by following the white-blazed Upper Nyack Trail up to the Long Path, taking the Long Path north along the summit ridge of Hook Mountain, descening on Landing Road to the bike path, and following the bike path back to Nyack Beach State Park.
Nyack Beach State Park provides parking (seasonal fee on weekends), picnic areas and access for adjacent Hook Mountain State Park. The most popular activities are picnicking, hiking, bicycling and fishing. Trails are open for cross-country skiing in winter.