At the base of the Hudson Highland State Park’s east side, the Hudson River is at its narrowest and deepest on its 315-mile journey to the Atlantic Ocean. Through thickly wooded natural areas and over steep and rocky slopes, visitors to Hudson Highlands State Park enjoy viewpoints revealing miles and miles of the River’s pronounced curves.
During the Revolutionary War, these high points provided strategic advantage to both sides, each equally determined to win the rugged mountains.
Since 1990, we have acquired approximately 15,000 acres in the Hudson Highlands, adding the land to Hudson Highlands, Fahnestock and Schunnemunk state parks.
Keeping apace with development
Development pressure from the New York City metropolitan area continues to move northward into the Highlands and is quickly consuming large swaths of this rugged landscape.
In response to this threat, we continue to work with public and private partners to protect open space in the Highlands and the greater Appalachian Mountains—just as we have done since we were first founded in the 1970s.