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Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve

Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties

bald eagle in flight, hikers on top of mountain

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Encompassing about 7,000 acres, Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve offers spectacular vistas of the Hudson River valley, including views of West Point, Bear Mountain and the NYC skyline on a clear day.

Wildlife to Watch

  • Prairie warblers
  • Red-eyed vireos
  • Black-crowned night herons
  • Bald eagles
  • Needham's skimmer dragonflies

Where to Watch

  • Forty miles of trails
  • Riverfront

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking
  • Birdwatching
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing/kayaking


About 7,000 acres

Closest Towns

Beacon, Cold Spring


Go to Google Maps, and enter your address for step-by-step directions to Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve. (This link will open a page outside the DEC website. Hold the "Shift" key down, and click on the link to open it in a new window.)

Contact Information

Telephone: 845-225-7207

Address: Route 9D, Beacon, NY 10512

Website: Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve (This link leaves DEC's website)

Photo credits: NYS DEC