Put on your walking shoes and enjoy the "great outdoors!" Join trained and experienced Rockland County Trail Guides on a variety of free local guided walks. Take advantage of this great chance to explore our beautiful, natural environment and get some exercise at the same time!
Guided park walks are generally scheduled throughout the year, and offer visitors varied terrain, great scenery, interesting discussion points, and different levels of walking.
- Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: All Aboard for Thiells, Pomona, and Mt. Ivy! at Samuel G. Fisher Mt. Ivy Environmental Park in Pomona.
- Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm: Historical Piermont! Walk to the Birthplace of Piermont with the Piermont Historical Society
- Saturday, September 24, 2016 (Talk) from 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm and Sunday, September 25, 2016 (Walk) from 10:00am - 1:00 pm: Explore the Vanished Hamlet of Johnsontown! Talk and Walk at Tomkin's Cove Library and Harriman State Park
- Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm: Fitness Walk at Rockland Lake State Park/Nyack Beach Trail
- Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: High up on High Tor! at High Tor Mountain State Park in New City.
- Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 9:00 am - 11:30 am: Autumn Delights! Taking Nature Photos at Dater Mountain Nature Park in Sloatsburg.
Important general information about the guided walks:
- Pre-registration for all walks is suggested (for some walks pre-registration is required). For more information about the walks or to register, call (845) 708-7307 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please check back here and click on the walk(s) you are interested in for more information, directions, and any changes to the schedule. Walks are held through out the year - stay tuned by checking out the website periodically for updates.
- Meet in the parking lot, unless otherwise specified.
- All walks are rain or shine.
- Wear proper footwear (closed-toe sturdy shoes such as walking shoes/boots or sneakers) and clothing (light-colored) and seasonally appropriate attire such as a jacket or hat, depending on the weather. Hiking boots are preferred.
- Bring along binoculars, water, sunscreen, a snack, and walking sticks if desired.
- As with any physical activity program, it is recommended you speak to your physician before starting.
- All guided walks are coordinated and supported in partnership with the Rockland County Division of Environmental Resources, the Rockland County Youth Bureau's Conservation and Service Corps program and the Rockland County Department of Health.
Visit our County of Rockland Parks page for more info and color maps of each park.
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