Home to the Croton Point Nature Center and wine cellars thought to be the oldest in New York State, this park has facilities for hiking, camping and swimming. Archaeologists have uncovered oyster shell middens that reveal that Native Americans inhabited the park peninsula as early as 7,000 years ago.
County park pass is not required for admission
Parking fees: $5 with Park Pass, $10 without Park Pass; daily beginning May 26-Labor Day; weekends only May through Sept. No additional fee for swimming.
Directions: 1A Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
Park hours – Open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to dusk, year-round.
Phone: (914) 862-5290 info and camping reservations; Nature Center: (914) 862-5297 Group Picnics: (914) 231-4575
Photo: Photo by Augusto Menezes
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