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Description - High Tor State Park is located along the ridges of South Mountain and used as a day use park for hiking, picnicking, swimming and viewing the sprawling Hudson River. The Long Path passes through the park just before the trail heads inland to the Catskills. This park is open from June to September.

Attractions - High Tor State Park, a day use facility for picnicking, swimming and hiking, affords spectacular views of the Hudson River. The Long Path passes through the park just before the trail heads inland to the Catskills.

Recreation - High Tor State Park offers access to the Long Path. It also offers an opportunity to picnic and swim from June to September. The park is well-known for its wonderful scenery. No other amenities offered. Ice fishing is permitted.

Climate - The High Tor State Park area experiences average January temperatures above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (around 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 40 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. The central Catskills receive the highest precipitation.

Location - High Tor State Park is located on South Mountain Road which is just west of the Hudson River and 2 miles off the Palisades Parkway, Exit 13.

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Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Hiked to High Tor summit from the East, near the mining operation. The trail has been relocated slightly since my NYNJTC map was printed. The trail runs along the street for a bit and turns into the woods just before a driveway. It used to go straight into the woods at the intersection near the mines. The trail itself was muddy in places, it is very steep in parts as you approach the summit from the east. Dry leaves made the steep parts a little tricky. Bring a Sandwich and enjoy the view!

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Contact Information:
High Tor State Park, Palisades Interstate Park Commission , Bear Mountain, NY, 10911, Phone: 845-634-8074

Additional Information:
New York State Parks - The New York Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation offers 152 parks, 35 historic sites and 27 golf courses for all tastes, ages and abilities.
Palisades / Catskill Travel Region - Located in southern New York, the Palisades / Catskill Travel Region offers spectacular scenery and countless outdoor opportunities.

New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation - Official agency Website


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