Letting wildlife and people abound.

CORTLANDT, Westchester County (352 acres) — Scenic Hudson partnered with the Town of Cortlandt and Westchester County to prevent development from limiting the public’s enjoyment of these woods, rock ridges, streams and wetlands — and, just as important, its full potential to sustain the wide variety of wildlife dependent upon them.

Hudson Highlands Gateway Park is managed by the town; its 5 miles of trails are maintained in cooperation with the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. For inquiries about the park, call the town at 914-734-1050.

Free and open year-round, sunrise to sunset.

Activities

  • Dog walking on leash
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife watching
  • X-country skiing & snowshoeing
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Peekskill’s Hudson Valley MOCA displays contemporary art by renowned and emerging artists. Kid-friendly attractions at Bear Mountain State Park, across the river, include a zoo, carousel and pool. History buffs can relive a 1777 Revolutionary War battle at nearby Fort Montgomery State Historic Site.

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