Description - Goosepond Mountain State Park is located along SR 17M between the towns of Chester and Monroe. The park is undeveloped and managed as open space offering trails for hikers and horseback riders. No restrooms provided.
- Goosepond Mountain State Park, located in Orange County, is managed as open space. Almost completely wooded, the park is open to hikers and horseback riders.
Recreation - This park land is available year-round for horseback riding and hiking. No other amenities offered.
Climate - New York experiences four distinct seasons, with spring and fall being the most pleasant times to travel through the region. Humidity in the southeastern areas of the state can make summer travel uncomfortable, although many festivals and special events occur during that season. Summer highs in the lower elevations of New York usually don't surpass 90 degrees F. Thunderstorms occur a few times a week and can bring needed relief from the heat.
During the fall and spring humidity levels drop with temperatures and make for pleasantly mild traveling weather. Fall brings brilliant color changes in the leaves and spring bring blooming flowers to all regions of the state.
Winter travel can be hazardous as the western portion of the state receives extreme amounts of snow. Debilitating ice storms hit the southeastern portion of the state as often as snow. Although the major highways are usually clear soon after snow, in time to reach the ski resorts in northern New York.
Goosepond Mountain State Park is located along SR 17M between the towns of Chester and Monroe.