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					                              PALISADES INTERSTATE PARK COMMISSION
                                CALENDAR OF EVENTS for 2012 (so far!)
               (as of 3/12/12 but subject to change at any time--please call the listed number to confirm)

CALL FOR   HOMESCHOOLERS’ NATURE EDUCATION SERIES featuring hikes, crafts, and games
EXACT      NY: Minnewaska State Park Preserve (Nature Center, through Main Gate, up road about one mile)
DATES      Free admission! $8.00 parking per car For ages 6+. Registration and an adult required: 845-255-0752

MARCH 13              TUESDAY TREK: “TWO VIEWS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE” (moderate)                                10 AM
(Tues.)               NY: Minnewaska State Park Preserve (meet in Peter’s Kill Climbing Area)
                      Free admission! $8.00 parking per car Registration required: 845-255-0752

MARCH 15 SPEAKER & BOOKSIGNING: “WASHINGTON’S WESTCHESTER GAMBLE” with Richard Borkow                            7 PM
(Thur.)  NY: Fort Montgomery State Historic Site (690 Route 9W, just north of Bear Mountain)
         Free admission! Free parking! Books available for purchase and signing. Registration required: 845-446-2134

MARCH 17 NATURE HIKE: “SEARCH FOR THE SUGAR MAPLES” (moderate)                                                   2 PM
(Sat.)   NY: Minnewaska State Park Preserve
         Free admission! $8.00 parking per car Registration required: 845-255-0752

MARCH 18            STERLING SPEAKER: “STERLING MINES” with Doc Bayne                                            1 PM
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(Sun.)              NY: Sterling Forest State Park (Lautenberg Visitor Center, 116 Old Forge Road in Tuxedo)
                    Free admission (donations gratefully accepted)! Free parking! Registration required: 845-351-5907

MARCH 20 ILLUSTRATED TALK: “THE BOYS OF BERGEN (the CCC)” with Kathleen Duxberry                                 7 PM
(Tues.)  NJ: Fort Lee Historic Park (on Hudson Terrace in Fort Lee, just south of GW Bridge)
         Free admission! Free parking! Info: 201-768-1360 x108

MARCH 24 NATURE HIKE: “SPRING” with Christina Fehre (moderate)                                                  10 AM
(Sat.)   NJ: State Line Lookout (PIParkway northbound between Exits 2 and 4 or southbound U-turn just past Exit 3)
         Free admission! Free parking! Info: 201-768-1360 x110

MARCH 24 STERLING SPEAKER: “RAMAPOUGH MOUNTAIN INDIANS” with Ed Lenik, archaeologist                              1 PM
(Sat.)   NY: Sterling Forest® State Park (HenRi Building, across from Visitor Center, 116 Old Forge Road in Tuxedo)
         Free admission (donations gratefully accepted)! Free parking! Registration required: 845-351-5907

MARCH 25 NATURE PROGRAM: "TREES ARE FOR KIDS" with facts, games, and an easy hike                             1:30 PM
(Sun.)   NY: Minnewaska State Park Preserve (Nature Center, through Main Gate, up road about one mile)
         Free admission! $8.00 parking per car For ages 6 to 10, with an adult. Registration required: 845-255-0752

MARCH 27            TUESDAY TREK: “LONG SPRING HIKE” with Laura Conner (moderate)                            9:30 AM
(Tues.)             NY: Minnewaska State Park Preserve                                                             to
                    Free admission! $8.00 parking per car Registration required: 845-255-0752                4:30 PM

MARCH 31 NATURE STROLL: "SPRING EDIBLES" with Nick Martin (easy)                                               11 AM
(Sat.)   NY: Minnewaska State Park Preserve (Nature Center, through Main Gate, up road about one mile
         Free admission! $8.00 parking per car Registration required: 845-255-0752

MARCH 31 HISTORY PROGRAM: “THE GENERAL’S LADY” with presentations, music, and refreshments!                      1 PM
(Sat.)   NY: Washington’s Headquarters (on Liberty Street in Newburgh)
         $4.00 per adult $3.00 per senior/student Free – under age 12 Free parking! Info: 845-562-1195

APRIL 7    ECO-LUTIONARY PROGRAM: “UNINTENTIONALLY GREEN IN THE 1700s” with Peter Cutul                      1:30 PM
(Sat.)     NY: Fort Montgomery State Historic Site (690 Route 9W, just north of Bear Mountain)
           Free admission! Free parking! Info: 845-446-2134

APRIL 15         HISTORY HIKE: “PEANUT LEAP CASCADE & SKUNK HOLLOW” with Eric Nelsen (moderate+) 10 AM
(Sun.)           NJ: State Line Lookout (PIParkway northbound between Exits 2 and 4 or southbound just after Exit 3)
                 Free admission! Free parking! Info: 201-768-1360 x108
APRIL 20    REEL JERSEY GIRLS FILM SCREENINGS: “WOMAN WITH THE HUNGRY EYES” about Theda Bara                         8 PM
MAY 4       REEL JERSEY GIRLS FILM SCREENINGS: “THE LIFE AND CINEMA OF ALICE GUY BLACHE”                             8 PM
(Fri.)      NJ: Fort Lee Historic Park (on Hudson Terrace in Fort Lee, just south of GW Bridge)
            Free admission! Free parking! Info: 201-592-3663

APRIL 21            “HOOKED ON THE HUDSON” with fishing and casting contests, exhibits, music, and more!            8 AM
(Sat.)              NJ: Ross Dock Recreation Area (PIParkway Exit 1 to bottom of hill, south on Henry Hudson Drive)    to
                    Free admission! $5.00 parking per car Info: www.hrfanj.org                                      2 PM

APRIL 21    HISTORY / NATURE HIKE: “THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL” with Peter Cutul (moderate+)                             10 AM
(Sat.)      NY: Fort Montgomery State Historic Site (690 Route 9W, just north of Bear Mountain)
            Free admission! Free parking! Info: 845-446-2134

APRIL 21    EARTH DAY featuring exhibits, games, vendors, and more (rain date – April 22)               10:30 AM
(Sat.)      NY: Trailside Museums in Bear Mountain State Park (PIParkway, Exit 19 or Route 9W)                 to
            Free admission but donations accepted! $8.00 parking No food or pets. Info: 845-786-2701 x293   4 PM

APRIL 21    LIVING HISTORY: “PUNCH & PIE AT MRS. KEARNEY’S TAVERN” with live music, food, tall tales              7:30 PM
APRIL 28    NJ: Kearney House in Alpine Area (PIParkway Exit 2 to bottom of hill, past boat basin)                      to
(Sat.)      $20.00 per person Free parking! Limited seating. Reservations required: 201-768-1360 x108               10 PM

APRIL 28                LIVING HISTORY ENCAMPMENT with Brigade of the American Revolution                           10 AM
APRIL 29                NY: New Windsor Cantonment (374 Temple Hill Road, aka Route 300, in Vails Gate)                 to
(weekend)               Free admission! Free parking! Info: 845-561-1765 x22                                         4 PM

APRIL 28            CANINE CAPERS: “SEA GLASS BEACH” with Christina Fehre (easy)                                    10 AM
(Sat.)              NJ: meet at entrance to Alpine Boat Basin (PIParkway Exit 2 to bottom of hill)
                    Free admission! $5.00 parking per car Dogs must be leashed. Info: 201-768-1360 x110

APRIL 28    NATURE HIKE: “FAMILY TREE” with Christina Fehre (easy+)                                             1 PM
(Sat.)      NJ: meet at entrance to Alpine Area (PIParkway Exit 2 to bottom of hill)
            Free admission! $5.00 parking per car An adult over 18 must accompany children. Info: 201-768-1360 x110

APRIL 29    NATURE HIKE: “SPRING” with Sandra Bonardi (easy+)                                                       10 AM
(Sun.)      NJ: Greenbrook Sanctuary (off Route 9W in Tenafly, meet at Main Gate)
            Free admission! Free parking! Be prompt—gate closes at 10:05 AM.         Wear boots.    Info: 201-784-0484

APRIL 29    TRAIL CREW: “ARBOR DAY TREE PLANTING”                                                                   10 AM
(Sun.)      NJ: Ross Dock Recreation Area (PIParkway Exit 1 to bottom of hill, south on Henry Hudson Drive)             to
            Free admission! Free parking! Free treats! Groups of 5+, please register. Info: 201-768-1360 x110        1 PM

MAY 5       2nd ANNUAL NEWBURGH VOLNTEER FAIR—Discover where and how you can help!                                12 Noon
(Sat.)      NY: Washington’s Headquarters (on Liberty Street in Newburgh)                                               to
            Free admission! Free parking! Info: 845-562-1195                                                         4 PM

MAY 6              HALF MARATHON & 5K RUN FUNDRAISERS: “ESCAPE TO THE PALISADES”                                   9 AM
(Sun.)             NJ: Ross Dock Recreation Area (PIParkway Exit 1 to bottom of hill, south on Henry Hudson Drive)
                   Information and registration: www.escapetopalisades.com.

MAY 6       TRAIL CREW: “PALISADES MEET-UP CLEAN-UP” with Appalachian Mountain Club                                 10 AM
(Sun.)      NJ: Fort Lee Historic Park (on Hudson Terrace in Fort Lee, just south of GW Bridge)                         to
            Free admission! Free parking! Free treats! Wear sturdy shoes. Info: 201-768-1360 x110                    1 PM

MAY 6       “SPRINGTIDE AT OLD CLOSTER DOCK” with music, games, food, fish bake, and a barn dance                   11 AM
(Sun.)      NJ: Pavilion in Alpine Area (PIParkway to Exit 2 to bottom of hill, past boat basin)                        to
            Free admission! $5.00 parking per car Info: 201-768-1360 x108                                            4 PM

MAY 12      NATURE PROGRAM: “NJ GOES NATIVE!” with plant sales, workshops, hikes, and mulch more                    11 AM
(Sat.)      NJ: State Line Lookout (PIParkway northbound between Exits 2 and 4 or southbound just after Exit 3)         to
            Free admission! Free parking! Info: 201-768-1360 x108                                                    5 PM
MAY 13             HISTORY HIKE: “WOMEN’S FEDERATION MONUMENT” with Eric Nelsen (easy+)                               11 AM
(Sun.)             NJ: meet at Park Headquarters (PIParkway Exit 2 or Route 9W to Alpine Approach Road)
                   Free admission! Free parking! Info: 201-768-1360 x108

MAY 19           CANINE CAPERS: “CAPE FLY AWAY" with Christina Fehre (easy+)                                          10 AM
(Sat.)           NJ: meet at entrance to Alpine Area (PIParkway Exit 2 to bottom of hill. past boat basin)
                 Free admission! $5.00 parking Dogs must be leashed. Info: 201-768-1360 x110

MAY 20    ROCK SCRAMBLE: “GIANT STAIRS” with Christina Fehre (difficult+ steep slopes)                           10 AM
(Sun.)    NJ: State Line Lookout (PIParkway northbound between Exits 2 and 4 or southbound U-turn just past Exit 3)
          Free admission! Free parking! Experienced hikers only. Registration required: 201-768-1360 x110

MAY 20              OPEN HOUSE AT GREENBROOK SANCTUARY                                                              12 Noon
(Sun.)              NJ: Greenbrook Sanctuary (off Route 9W in Tenafly)                                                    to
                    Free admission! Free parking! Info: 201-784-0484                                                   4 PM

MAY 20    LIVING HISTORY: “RESURRECTING THE REV WAR” with Oliver Cromwell and Henry Kneeland                           2 PM
(Sun.)    NY: New Windsor Cantonment (374 Temple Hill Road, aka Route 300, in Vails Gate)
          Free admission! Free parking! Info and reservations: 845-561-1765 x22
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MAY 27    18 C. MOURNING CEREMONY followed by CONCERT with Linda Russell, historic balladeer                           2 PM
(Sun.)    NY: New Windsor Cantonment (374 Temple Hill Road, aka Route 300, in Vails Gate)
          Free admission! Free parking! Info: 845-561-1765 x22
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MAY 28    HISTORY PROGRAM: “80 ANNIVERSARY OF MODERN PURPLE HEART” with concert and more 2 PM
(Mon.)    NY: National Purple Heart Hall of Honor (374 Temple Hill Road, aka Route 300, in Vails Gate)
          Free admission! Free parking! Info: 845-561-1765 or www.thepurpleheart.com

MAY 31    TAVERN NIGHT: “SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE” with period text readings and light refreshments             to
(Thur.)   NJ: Kearney House in Alpine Area (PIParkway to Exit 2 to bottom of hill, past boat basin)   8:30 PM
          Suggested donation of $5.00 per person Free parking! Reservations recommended: 201-768-1360 x108

JUNE 16   NATURE PROGRAM: “SUMMER SOLSTICE” with summer-themed activities (rain date – June 17) 11 AM
(Sat.)    NY: Trailside Museums at Bear Mountain State Park (PIParkway, Exit 19 or Route 9W)               to
          Free admission but donations accepted! $8.00 parking No food or pets. Info: 845-786-2701 x293 3 PM
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JUNE 17   CHILDREN’S DAY with Two by Two Petting Zoo and 18 C. games                                                   1 PM
(Sun.)    NY: New Windsor Cantonment (374 Temple Hill Road, aka Route 300, in Vails Gate)                                 to
          Free admission Free parking! Info: 845-561-1765 x22                                                          4 PM

JUNE 20            HISTORY HIKE: “SUMMER SOLSTICE ON THE HUDSON” with Eric Nelsen (moderate)                           7 PM
(Wed.)             NJ: meet at Kearney House in Alpine Area (PIParkway Exit 2 to bottom of hill, past boat basin)
                   Free admission! Free parking! Bring a flashlight. Info: 201-768-1360 x108

JUNE 26   TUESDAY HISTORY: “BEHIND THE TIMES AT MRS. K’S TAVERN” with music, mirth, and games                       6:30 PM
JULY 10   NJ: Kearney House in Alpine Area (PIParkway to Exit 2 to bottom of hill, past boat basin)                       to
JULY 24   Donations gratefully accepted! Free parking! Info: 201-768-1360 x108                                      9:30 PM

JULY 1    NATURE KIDS HIKE: “SEA GLASS HUNT” with Lindsey Foschini (easy)                                         11 AM
(Sun.)    NJ: meet at Alpine Area (PIParkway Exit 2 to bottom of hill)
          Free admission! $5.00 parking per car Bring containers for “treasure.” Adult required. Info: 201-768-1360 x108
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JULY 1    HISTORY PROGRAM: “150 ANNIVERSARY OF TAPS”                                                                   2 PM
(Sun.)    NY: National Purple Heart Hall of Honor (374 Temple Hill Road, aka Route 300, in Vails Gate)
          Free admission! Free parking! Info: 845-561-1765 or www.thepurpleheart.com

JULY 28   LIVING HISTORY: “GENERAL KNOX’S BIRTHDAY” with first person interpretations                                  7 PM
(Sat.)    NY: Knox’s Headquarters (289 Forge Hill Road in Vails Gate)                                                     to
          Free admission! Free parking! Info: 845-561-1765 x22                                                         9 PM

AUG. 4    NATURE PROGRAM: “BIRD FESTIVAL” with child-friendly activities (rain date – Aug. 5)           11 AM
(Sat.)    NY: Trailside Museums in Bear Mountain State Park (PIParkway, Exit 19 or Route 9W)                to
          Free admission but donations accepted! $8.00 parking No food or pets. Info: 845-786-2701 x293  3 PM
AUG. 5         BADGE OF MILITARY MERIT HONOR DAY                                                                          2 PM
(Sun.)         NY: Washington’s Headquarters (on Liberty Street in Newburgh)
               $4.00 – adults $3.00 – seniors/students Free – ages 12 and under         Free parking!   Info: 845-562-1195

AUG. 7         HISTORY PROGRAM: “PURPLE HEART APPRECIATION DAY”                                                          11 AM
(Tues.)        NY: National Purple Heart Hall of Honor (374 Temple Hill Road, aka Route 300, in Vails Gate)
               Free admission! Free parking! Info: 845-561-1765 or www.thepurpleheart.com

AUG. 25                “KITES OVER THE HUDSON” with prizes, refreshments, and family fun!                                 2 PM
(Sat.)                 NY: Washington’s Headquarters (on Liberty Street in Newburgh)                                         to
                       Free admission! Free parking! Rain date: Sunday, 8/26 Info: 845-562-1195                           4 PM

SEPT. 15 & 16       OKTOBERFEST 2012 with music, dancing, food, vendors, and more!                                    12 Noon
SEPT. 22 & 23       NY: Bear Mountain State Park (PIParkway Exit 19 or Route 9W)                                            to
SEPT. 29 & 30       Free admission! $8.00 parking per car Info: 845-786-2731                                             5 PM

SEPT. 21               HISTORY PROGRAM: “POW/MIA DAY”                                                                     2 PM
(Fri.)                 NY: National Purple Heart Hall of Honor (374 Temple Hill Road aka Route 300 in New Windsor)
                       Free admission! Free parking! Info: 845-561-1765 or www.thepurpleheart.com

SEPT. 22       HUDSON VALLEY RAMBLE: “A BLAST FROM THE PAST” with demos, cannon firings, and tours                        2 PM
(Sun.)         NY: New Windsor Cantonment (374 Temple Hill Road, aka Route 300, in Vails Gate)
               Free admission Free parking! Info: 845-561-1765 x22

OCTOBER                   OKTOBERFEST 2012 with music, dancing, food, vendors, and more!                              12 Noon
WEEKENDS                  NY: Bear Mountain State Park (PIParkway Exit 19 or Route 9W)                                      to
& COL. DAY                Free admission! $8.00 parking per car Info: 845-786-2731                                       5 PM

OCT. 6         LIVING HISTORY: “TWIN FORTS DAY” featuring 18th C. activities (rain date – October 7)         11 AM
(Sat.)         NY: Trailside Museums at Bear Mountain State Park (PIParkway, Exit 19 or Route 9W)                to
               Free admission but donations accepted! $8.00 parking No food or pets. Info: 845-786-2701 x293  3 PM

OCT. 27        NATURE PROGRAM: “BOO AT THE ZOO” with games and more! (rain date – October 28)              10:30 AM
(Sat.)         NY: Trailside Museums in Bear Mountain State Park (PIParkway Exit 19 or Route 9W)                  to
               Free admission but donations accepted! $8.00 parking No food or pets. Info: 845-786-2701 x293   3 PM

OCT. 27                 NIGHTTIME TOUR: “IT WAS DARK BACK THEN…”                                                          8 PM
(Sat.)                  NY: Knox’s Headquarters (289 Forge Hill Road in Vails Gate)                                          to
                        Free admission! Free parking! Reservations required: 845-561-1765 x22                             9 PM

NOV. 9         LIVING HISTORY: “A NIGHT AT HEADQUARTERS & THE MUSEUM” with tours and mores!                               5 PM
NOV. 10        NY: Washington’s Headquarters (on Liberty Street in Newburgh)                                                 to
(Fri., Sat.)   $4.00 per person Free for ages 6 and under. Free parking! Reservations required: 845-562-1195              7 PM

NOV. 11        HISTORY PROGRAM: “HONORING OUR VETERANS, PRESERVING THEIR HISTORY”                                         2 PM
(Sun.)         NY: National Purple Heart Hall of Honor (374 Temple Hill Road aka Route 300 in New Windsor)
               Free admission! Free parking! Seating is limited! Info: 845-561-1765 or www.thepurpleheart.com

DEC. 15                 CANDLELIGHT TOURS: “CHRISTMAS WITH THE ELLISONS”                         Saturday from 5 PM to 8 PM
DEC. 16                 NY: Knox’s Headquarters (289 Forge Hill Road in Vails Gate)               Sunday from 2 PM to 6 PM
(weekend)               Free admission! Free parking! Info: 845-561-1765 x22

DEC. 22        NATURE PROGRAM: “A BEARY MERRY HOLIDAY” (rain date – Dec. 23)                                             11 AM
(Sat.)         NY: Trailside Museums in Bear Mountain State Park (PIParkway Exit 19 or Route 9W)
               Free admission but donations accepted! $8.00 parking No food or pets. Info: 845-786-2701 x293
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DEC. 26        HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE with tours of the period-decorated 18 C. Ellison House                              10 AM
DEC. 27        NY: Knox’s Headquarters (289 Forge Hill Road in Vails Gate)                                            11 AM
DEC. 28        Free admission! Free parking! Info: 845-561-1765 x22                                            1 PM and 2 PM

DEC. 27                 LIVING HISTORY: “WINTER WELCOME WEEK” with tours and mores!                                       10 AM
through                 NY: Washington’s Headquarters (on Liberty Street in Newburgh)                                         to
DEC. 30                 $4.00 – adults $3.00 – seniors/students Free – ages 12 and under Free parking! Info: 845-562-1195 3 PM
 Call the listed phone numbers for details or special access needs, to confirm the event, or to inquire about unlisted
events. TDD users can use 1-800-662-1220. Hard copies are available at the Park Visitor Center, the Bear Mountain
Administration Building, and Reeves Meadow Visitor Center OR download from our websites (.pdf version on NJ site). 

         For information about NEW YORK’s state parks and historic sites, click on www.nysparks.com. To learn more
         about the NEW JERSEY SECTION, visit www.njpalisades.org. The official PIPC website is
         www.palisadesparksconservancy.org.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION to the Park is limited. For bus schedules, contact Coach USA at 1-800-631-8405. For train
schedules, call Metro-North at 1-800-638-7646.

PLEASE NOTE: 1) Alcohol is not permitted in any park under jurisdiction of the PIPC.
             2) For all hikes, wear hiking boots or sturdy, low-heeled shoes, and dress for the weather. Bring food
             and water. Always stay on the blazed trails. Other items suggested to bring include a pack with a trail
             map, rain gear, first aid kit, bug spray, flashlight, pencil, matches, an extra pair of socks, and an extra
             layer of clothing. For bird watching hikes, bring binoculars and field guides.
             3) Poison ivy, ticks, and poisonous snakes are common in our parks. Follow recommended
             procedures for avoiding contact with them. Do not feed or touch any wildlife. Do not remove or
             release into the parks any plants, animals, birds, fish, etc.

                 The MERRY-GO-ROUND at Bear Mountain State Park features hand-painted scenes of the Park and
                 42 hand-carved seats of native animals including black bear, wild turkey, deer, raccoon, skunk, canada
                 goose, fox, swan, bobcat, rabbit, and more. From mid-June through Labor Day, hours are daily from
                 11 AM to 5 PM. After Labor Day, hours are weekends and holidays from 11 AM to 5 PM. Rides cost
                 $1.00 per person. For more information, call 845-786-2701 x331.

“SNOW”TES: Perkins Memorial Drive and Tower, Tiorati Brook Road, Arden Valley Road, and Lake Welch Drive are closed
from December 1 through March 31 (or when the snow is gone!). Seven Lakes Drive may be closed for inclement weather.

         TALLMAN MOUNTAIN STATE PARK on Route 9W just over the NJ border invites you to play on its new 18-hole
         miniature golf course. This addition adds another dimension to the site, which includes picnic areas, hiking and
         biking trails, a running track, basketball and tennis courts, a playground, and a playfield. Family friendly and
         affordable, the cost is $4.00 per person for ages 4 and older; kids under age 4 are free. Hours are weekdays from
         12 Noon to 5 PM and weekends from 12 Noon to 6 PM. Book a private party too! For info, call 845-359-0544.

 SPECIAL NOTE: Bear Mountain Inn is now open for lodging! Have a bite to eat at the 1915 Café (daily for lunch and
 dinner) or pick up a gift at the Bear Mountain Trading Company (daily for souvenirs and sundries). Sunday Brunch
 is 11 AM to 2:30 PM at Overlook Lodge, which is on Hessian Drive (off Route 9W, near the BM Bridge traffic circle) at
 the north end of Hessian Lake. For info, reservations, or bookings, call 845-786-2731 or www.visitbearmountain.com.

REEVES MEADOW VISITOR CENTER on Seven Lakes Drive near Sloatsburg (the west side of Harriman State Park) has
closed for the winter. Visit us from late March to mid-November on weekends and major holidays between 8:30 AM and
5:30 PM for trail and road maps, books (outdoor recreation, Hudson Valley, local history, and nature), plush and nature
toys, hiking things you forgot to bring, snacks, and stuff we haven’t even thought of yet! Do drop in or call 845-753-5122.

Going our way? Located between Exits 16 and 17 on the center island of the Palisades Interstate
Parkway, the Park Visitor Center sells trail and road maps, hiking and travel guides, local history and
nature books, puppets, plush, coffee, snacks, Empire Passports, and most things Hudson Valley. We’re
open daily from 8 AM to 5 PM (EST) and 8 AM to 6 PM (DST). Our number is 845-786-5003.
        Why is Hessian Lake called Hessian Lake? Visit Fort Montgomery State Historic Site on Route 9W just north of
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        Bear Mountain for the answer plus books, 18 C. stuff, great views of the Hudson and the bridge, and more. We’re
        encamped Wednesday through Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Shout out to 845-446-2134.
T he National Purple Heart Hall of Honor at New Windsor Cantonment at 374 Temple Hill Road/Route 300 in New
Windsor, NY, features exhibits, interactive displays, a gift shop, and special events. Hours are Monday through Saturday
from 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday from 1 PM to 5 PM. Call 845-561-1765 or 877-28-HONOR.
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Cool nature stuff awaits at the Lautenberg Visitor Center on Old Forge Road in Sterling Forest State
Park. Our gift shop has something for everyone, seven days a week. Buzz us at 845-351-5907.
   Hot and cold refreshments, maps, books, and gifts are available at State Line Lookout on the Palisades Interstate
Parkway northbound between Exits 2 and 4. Come see us any day from 9:30 AM to 5 PM. Call 201-750-0465.   
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   The Museum Store in Fort Lee Historic Park on Hudson Terrace has 18 C. repro items, books, and more.
Hours are 10 AM to 4 PM, Wednesdays through Sundays, March 1 to December 31. Ring us at 201-461-1776.   

Empire (NY) Passports for the April 1, 2012, to March 31, 2013, season are available at the Park
Visitor Center and all other NY park offices NOW. Get in on the best kept secret in the state! Save
yourself time and money—come see us when you’re in this neck of the woods. Start using it today!
BOAT PERMITS (for all boats including rentals from outside the Park) for the Palisades Region and/or Sterling Forest, and
          gate keys for Tiorati/Welch will be available from Thursday, March 15, through Friday, November 30. Island
          Pond keys will be sold only at Tiorati from Thursday, March 15, until they’re gone. Please bring your boat,
          wearable life jackets, and whistle to the boating stations at Tiorati Circle (no trailers), Beaver Pond
          Campground (trailers OK), Sterling Forest Visitor Center (trailers OK), Rockland Lake North Bathhouse (no
          trailers), or the Minnewaska Office (no trailers). For more info, call 845-351-2568.

  EVERYTHING YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT PIPC and the HUDSON VALLEY
At the Park Visitor Center & Bookstore: Publications guaranteed to answer the questions you have about our parks and
historic sites, the Hudson Valley, the surrounding areas, who’s buried in the little cemetery on the hill, the trail you thought
you were on, and the snake that crossed your path. For your learning pleasure, we offer:
             Camerado! Sing to Me (an anthology of poems inspired by Walt Whitman and the story of his
             statue at Bear Mountain); Fire in the Ramapos (CD / song booklet) with Norman Brahm and
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             family; Who Was Mrs. Pell? A 19 C. Gentlelady at Bear Mountain by Richard Koke; Birds
             Over Bear Mountain (observations on the natural history of Bear Mountain and Harriman) by
             Gene Brown, and Lost Arrowheads and Broken Pottery, A History of Native Americans in
             Bear Mountain State Park, New York by Ed Lenik. Also available are Palisades, 100,000
            Acres in 100 Years by our executive director emeritus Bob Binnewies, Saving Sterling Forest
            by Ann Botshon, and A Naturalist’s Guide to the Southern Palisades by Nancy Slowik,
            formerly of Greenbrook Sanctuary. Our park map with hiking trails, roads, lakes, and insets of
            major use areas is out of print but we have plenty of the NY/NJ Trail Conference’s hiking maps
            and their Harriman trails book. Also out of print (for now) is Doodletown, Hiking Through
            History in a Vanished Hamlet on the Hudson by Elizabeth “Perk” Stalter.

             We carry Arcadia’s Bear Mountain, Harriman State Park, Highlands, and Constitution Island
             by Ronnie Clarke Coffey; NY’s Palisades Interstate Park by Barbara & Wesley Gottlock; NJ’s
             Palisades Interstate Park by Emory Davis and Eric Nelsen; and Washington’s HQ in
             Newburgh by AJ Schenkman. We usually stock their other titles including Palisades
             Amusement Park; Hudson River Bridges; Hudson River from NYC to Albany; Steamboats
             on the Hudson River; Bannerman Castle; West Point; Mohonk Mountain House; Hudson-
Fulton Celebration of 1909; The Catskills in Vintage Postcards; Catskill Hotels; Sullivan County Borscht Belt; and
their books about the Yankees, Yankee Stadium, the Brooklyn Dodgers, NY’s Sluggers, Shea Stadium, both NY World’s
Fairs, NYS lighthouses, and selected local areas. All are chock full of pictures everyone wants to see and information
everyone wants to know. You might even recognize a face or two!
GREAT NEWS DEPARTMENT: It’s back! Vanishing Ironworks of the Ramapos, that rarest of rare books by the late
Jim Ransom, is back in print…and we have it! Drop by for your very own copy at only $39.95 plus tax—a bargain
considering an original is going for $150.00 or more. Perfect for the history buffs in your life!

BEAR DEN DOCENTS are volunteers at Trailside Museums in Bear Mountain. They interact with visitors, lead
tours, plan and implement special events. Adults who would like to share their interests in local flora, fauna,
history, or geology are encouraged to get with the program! No experience is necessary...just enthusiasm and
a few hours a month. Training is provided. Phone 845-786-2701 x293 or visit www.trailsidezoo.org. For info on
volunteering at our other parks or historic sites, please contact your choice directly. Thank you!

				
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