2 Strawberry Hill Lane, Central Nyack
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Directions:  From Route 303 turn on to North Greenbush Road adjacent to Journal-News Building. Follow to Strawberry Hill Lane.

Description:  83 Acres - It is a mountainous tract, heavily wooded with numerous nature trails. It is presently managed as a hiking experience. There are scenic views, one to the west and one to the east of the Tappan Zee Bridge framed by the New York State Thruway cut at Nyack. A wet area near the top, named Bear Swamp, supports a variety of bird and animal life.

History:  Acquired in 1979, this property is the result of a gift from the Winston C. Perry family, who donated the County's 50% share of the acquisition cost. It fulfills a need for passive recreation in the area. Trails exist in the park. The area is rich in Indian lore, scenic beauty and panoramic views. Several years ago a wandering bear visited the park before traveling back north. Mountain Brook Estates Corporation donated fourteen acres in 1997. The property is located on the east side of Mountainview Avenue. The Long Path Hiking Trail is located on this section of property.

Present Use:  Primarily for hiking and scenic view enjoyment. Used by Scouts groups for nature studies and hiking.

Future Plans:  To preserve the area as a tract for recreation and open space in a growing community. To connect existing park to the Long Path Hiking Trail.

Wildlife:  White-tailed Deer, Raccoon, Rabbit, Squirrel, Porcupine, Skunk, Chipmunk, Garter Snake, Black Snake, Sparrow, Crow, Vireo, Ruffed Grouse, Red-tailed Hawk, Pileated Woodpecker, Flycatchers, Thrush, Warbler.

Rest Rooms:  No      Handicapped Accessible:  No

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