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Destination Vacation: New York State Parks

Welcome to the Empire State! Let the Tappan Library assist you in exploring all corners of New York.

New York State Parks

New York State Home

New York State has 180 parks spread throughout its borders. Each one has a variety of unique activities from kayaking to hiking to camping. Let us help you explore the parks before setting out on your adventures. We've highlighted a few parks in our area and beyond.

Click here for the Home Page of the New York State Parks Website


Tallman Mountain State Park

The closest state park to Tappan Library with views high above the Palisades Mountains that reach out to the Hudson River. With many easy trails to explore, for the novice hiker it is a must see. Pet friendly, all dogs must be kept on a 6 foot leash. 

Tallman Mountain State Park

Nyack Beach State Park

With views of the Hudson River with an easy trail to walk makes this park a must see. Kayaks or windsurfers can enter the river from the available launch. Pet friendly, all dogs must be kept on a 6 foot leash.  

Nyack Beach State Park

Rockland Lake State Park

Golfing, swimming, boating, tennis, fishing hiking, and biking and so much more is all available at Rockland Lake. The 3.2 mile unmotorized bike path around the lake is pet free. Dogs are allowed in the park from October through May and must be kept on a 6 foot leash.

Rockland Lake State Park