Annsville Creek Preserve and Hudson Highlands State Park:
Cortlandt and Peekskill, NY

Our local Walmart was out of something I wanted and getting it shipped would take too long. I opted to drive to Mohegan Lake, NY near Peekskill to pick up the item, since the drive included the scenic drive on Rte 6 with beautiful views of Bear Mountains. Right at the end of the scenic road by the Annsville Circle, we noticed a small green park  by the water with a sign stating it was a part of the Hudson Highlands State Park (Hudson River Expeditions is also located there). There were picnic tables, a gazebo, a boat launch and walking paths. We stopped to enjoy the views of the Annsville Creek and the mountains framing it from behind. We noticed that the walking path seemed to connect to another park. Since I did not have time to walk the path I checked my maps and found the Annsville Creek Preserve. We drove the few minutes to the preserve located at the end of Old Pemart Avenue in Peekskill. The entrance is at the end of a rocky road which passes the train tracks on one side and large rocks on the other.

We found that the Annsville Preserve park was a small green area. It had a dock used for fishing, a gazebo atop a hill near the parking lot, and the walking path that connects to the Hudson Highlands Parking Lot.

The views of the Annsville Creek were also breathtaking and seeing a train cross the tracks on a narrow strip of land on the Creek made it especially exciting for kids.

 

Posted: May 24, 2020

Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.

Address:

Hudson Highlands State Park:

Annsville Circle

Cortlandt, NY 10567

 

Annsville Creek Preserve:

At the end of Old Pemart Avenue in Peekskill, NY

 

 

Price: Free

 

Approximate Distance from:   

Brooklyn Bridge: 1 hour

Lakewood: 1 hour, 55 minutes

Monsey: 35 minutes

 

Website: https://parks.ny.gov/parks/9/details