Fodor's Expert Review Nyack Beach State Park
The stunning 61-acre park, known as Hook Mountain to locals, includes a main trail that stretches alongside the Hudson River and attracts bicyclists, dog walkers, stroller-pushers, and runners. Bird-watchers look for hawks, and area residents come with their lawn chairs and Sunday papers. Bring lunch and enjoy it at a waterfront picnic table, or visit in the colder months and cross-country ski on the trails. Parking is free daily from November through March, and on weekdays from April to mid-June and Labor Day to October.