We’ve walked so many beaches, oceans and seas, continents, none quite like this one just a few miles from home, along the beloved Hudson River, a precious place to explore.
Best time is the early morning, during the week, as you might expect it becomes very populated on the weekends. This visit was on Wednesday September 7th.
Little Stony Point, part of the Hudson Highlands State Park is considered one of the most beautiful places in the Hudson Valley. Sadly the park is not cared for by the many visitors as much as Pete Seeger had, a frequent habitué who was know for always taking out a bag of litter. We did.
Though if you walk beyond the closest trails you’ll find the many unsullied magical spots as we’ve captured here. The Little Stony Point Citizens Association does a lot to keep this place beautiful, but they could use all our help. If you do visit we hope you will.
At the entrance there is a fork in the trail and as Yoga Berra advised, “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Either way the paths lead you to the river and the contemplative beaches.
Through the trees the sun glistens off the water.
And entices you to broader views and placid spots to mediate.
And the south. The view can be vast.
The further you walk the cleaner the park is. But do watch out for what some careless dog owners leave behind.
A stony path.
And a meadow.
A fire would be nice on a chilly night.
Gnarled roots. Look like slithering prehistoric snakes.
Pretty sand. We may bring our beach chairs next time.
Funny sites, does a bear live here?
Stony beach with inviting water.
Graffiti is dismaying, but I do love the words.
Magical light above the beach.
You can get lost in reflective reverie, with great joy and comfort.
Little Stony Point – Hike the Hudson Valley
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