Upper Nyacks Hook Mountain Facelift

Dated: 02/04/2016

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Great news! The main entrance and parking area at Hook MImage titleountain (Nyack Beach State Park for all of you “non-locals”) is re-opened, and all of the crumbling sandstone walls have been beautifully repaired. See a photo here of the stunning repairs!

More than 100 years ago, the Palisades Interstate Park Commission saved “The Hook” from destruction by several quarry businesses. Later, when WPA projects helped stem the tide of poverty in the Great Depression, the walls and the lovely Dutch sandstone bath house were built. In more recent years the improvements at the park had begun to deteriorate, but the bath house was renovated and now the walls are back to their striking perfection.

For more info, and great old photos of the quarry buildings, click here.


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Kim-Adele Rosner

I've been living with my family in Rockland for over a decade and becoming a part of this wonderful community has enriched my life. I love to share Rockland's special secrets with people as they consi....

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