Sunday, November 19, 2017

Piermont Pier and Marsh

Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Long Path: Green blaze

Total Time: 1:25 hour
Estimated Distance: 3.7 Miles

Pros: Scenic area along the Hudson River
Cons: Built up Area

The weather was extremely raw, and there was a high wind advisory. The wind gusts were extremely strong, and I was afraid to go into the forest on a regular hike. I instead elected to go on this scenic walk which has very sparse tree cover. It was high tide with choppy water going up all the way to the road. At one point the winds were so strong that I could hardly walk.

I parked on Paradise Ave, walking down along the side of the marsh, down to the pier. Cars can travel on the road down the pier, but it's mostly pedestrian traffic. I walked down to the end of the pier, to the dock, bearing the brunt of the strong winds along the way. I then turned around and walked back off the pier, walking along the north side of the pier once I reached the apartments at the pier. I then walked through downtown on Piermont Ave, and then went to the Long Path by Tallman Mountain State Park. Instead of climbing up the hill, I took the path along the bottom by the marsh to the parking circle, and then turned along the same way back, towards my car on Paradise Ave.

Map of the Route

Piermont Marsh Sign

Tallman Mountain

Sign of the Pier

Kiosk of Fish in the Hudson

Hudson River at the End of the Marsh

High Tide and High Wind Spilling Over the Pier Road

Choppy Waters on the Hudson

Tappan Zee Bridge: New and Old

Hook Mountain and the Hudson

View Towards Piermont

The Hudson River, Piermont, and Palisades

Hudson River Looking South with Palisades Cliffs on Right

From Pier Looking to Tallman Mountain

Tappan Zee Bridge

Water Spilling Over the Dock, with Irvington in the Background

Palisades and Grandview on Hudson

Piermont Marsh

Foliage Along the Side of Tallman Mountain

Burning Bush Among the Reeds

Historic Drawbridge over Sparkill Creek

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