Haverstraw Beach State Park

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Haverstraw Beach State Park
Haverstraw Beach State Park is located in New York
Haverstraw Beach State Park
Location of Haverstraw Beach State Park within New York State
TypeState park
LocationRockland County, New York
Nearest cityHaverstraw, New York
Coordinates41°10′40″N 73°56′41″W / 41.17768°N 73.94460°W / 41.17768; -73.94460Coordinates: 41°10′40″N 73°56′41″W / 41.17768°N 73.94460°W / 41.17768; -73.94460
Area73 acres (0.30 km2)
Created1911 (1911)
Operated by
Visitors30,152 (in 2014)[1]
OpenAll year

Haverstraw Beach State Park is a 73-acre (0.30 km2) state park located in the Town of Haverstraw in Rockland County, New York. The park is included within the Palisades Interstate Park system[2] and is functionally part of a continuous complex of parks that also includes Rockland Lake State Park, Hook Mountain State Park, and Nyack Beach State Park.[3]

History[edit]

The park's location was formerly known as Snedeker's Landing or Waldberg Landing, and was the place where British Major John André met with American General Benedict Arnold on September 21, 1780 to plot the surrender of West Point during the American Revolutionary War.[2][4]

Snedeker's Landing was also the former home of Rockland County's first shipyard, established in 1845 to build and maintain barges used to haul bricks from Haverstraw's brickyards to New York City.[3][4]

The Palisades Interstate Park Commission purchased what was to become the park in 1911 to protect the land from the effects of quarrying that were impacting the Hudson River Palisades during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[3]

Park description[edit]

Haverstraw Beach State Park is minimally developed, and primarily offers trails for biking, hiking and dog-walking. Views of Haverstraw Bay, the widest point of the Hudson River, can be seen from within the park.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Park Annual Attendance Figures by Facility: Beginning 2003". Data.ny.gov. Retrieved November 14, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Haverstraw Beach State Park, NY". Palisades Parks Conservancy. Retrieved November 14, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Final Master Plan for Rockland Lake, Hook Mountain, Nyack Beach and Haverstraw Beach State Parks" (PDF). NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. July 10, 2013. p. 6. Retrieved November 14, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Adams, Arthur G. (1996). The Hudson River Guidebook (2nd ed.). New York: Fordham University Press. pp. 147–149. ISBN 0823216799. Retrieved November 14, 2015.

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