Bear Mountain Offers Weekend History Hikes June 1, 2 & 9

Focus on natural history, Native American or colonial history

The Palisades Park Conservancy will offer three history hikes at Bear Mountain State Park on upcoming weekends. These are easy to moderate hikes. Hikers must be at least 10 years of age. Meeting locations will be disclosed at time of registration. Call 845-786-2701, ext. 242 to register or for more information.

Saturday, June 1, at 1 p.m.

The Natural History Hike uses the Major Welch and the Appalachian Trail at Perkins Tower, creating a loop, and the guide will talk about the glacier, geology and the forest plants. Duration of the hike should be about 2.5 hours. Maximum number of participants will be 20, so early registration is recommended.

Sunday, June 2, at 10 a.m.

The Native American History Hike traverses Rock Islands to talk about the Native Americans who fished and lived in this area. Duration of the hike should be about 2.5 hours. Maximum number of participants will be 30, so early registration is recommended.

Sunday, June 9, at 10 a.m.

The Colonial History Hike on Iona Island talks about the Dutch who purchased the island in 1683 and lived there. Duration of the hike should be about 3 hours. Maximum number of participants will be 30, so early registration is recommended.


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