Highland Lakes Park, NY
In 1964, the Commission purchased more than 50 parcels - a total of 800 acres or so - in the Town of Wallkill, in Orange County. These purchases marked the beginning of Highland Lakes State Park, a pristine preserve near the busy corner created by Interstate 84 and State Route 17. Over the following years, Highland Lakes has nearly quadrupled in size, thus providing a sizeable buffer a few miles south of the Shawangunk ridge.
Highland Lakes, whose 3,115 acres make it the largest of PIPC's undeveloped parks, is popular for fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and model airplane flying.
Open: Dawn to Dusk. There are no toilets and there is limited parking.
For more information, please call 845-255-0753.
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