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Saturday, September 25, 2021, 11:00AM - 3:30PM
New York, Hudson River Valley,
Tallman Mountain State Park (Rockland Co, NY). 11:00 a.m. This will me a MODERATE hike. 7 miles. We will hike through the Park and view the berms and salt marsh and learn its interesting history as a former oil tank farm. Then it's out on the Piermont Pier to follow in the footsteps of the 40,000 US Troops per month who marched to the waiting ships to transport them to the Atlantic Theater during WWII. We will see many sights as we walk the mile-long Piermont pier halfway across the Hudson! Finally, we will learn of the historic transformation of Piermont, NY from a blue collar factory town to its present day status. Trails include the Tallman Bike Path and the Long Path. Bring lunch and water. Adverse conditions will alter the route. Don't worry, this will be a moderate paced fun hike. Hiking boots or good sneakers recommended. We meet in front of 450 Piermont Ave. (building with mural), corner of Tate and Piermont Ave. in Piermont NY. The meeting spot is right across the street from the restaurant 14 and Hudson. Drivers should park in municipal lot D which is on the right hand side off of Gair St. Do Not park on Piermont Avenue. Steady rain, or serious threat of thunderstorms will modify or cancel hike. Note that we are NOT meeting in Tallman Mountain State Park itself. COVID-19 Reminder: This virus is unfortunately still in our midst. All participants must 1) be Covid-free to their knowledge, 2) carry hand sanitizer of at least 60% alcohol, 3) carry face masks and 4) be prepared to practice social distancing. AMC Covid policy requires all participants to comply with CDC outdoor guidelines. https://www.outdoors.org/policies-covid/
This was a well run, very informative, very professional hike. We all had a real great time. Great job John. Thanks John for the wine too! Lots of fun hiking with a great group of people. Lunch and conversation after was very nice too. Thanks John for organizing. I enjoyed the hike, the post hike pizza and the wonderful company :-) Thanks John for organizing and showing me a new way out!
Take the Palisades Parkway to exit 4, "Route 9W". At the end of the ramp, turn onto Route 9W North. Cross over the border into New York State, and then go exactly two more miles on 9W. Turn right at the sign for "TALLMAN STATE PARK". (This is Rockland Road). DO NOT ENTER TALLMAN STATE PARK! Stay straight on Rockland Road until it ends at a stop sign. At the stop, turn right onto Ferdon Ave. The road goes straight for a while and makes a sharp left. You'll soon go through a traffic light. At this point, the name of the road changes to Piermont Ave. Go around a curve and the next corner on the left is the meeting spot. Park down Gair Street in Lot D across the street from where we meet.