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Directions
Directions to HVO Maps
ALLAMUCHY STATE FOREST (Hackettstown, Warren Co, NJ)
Check schedule to verify which Assembly Area is being used.
Deer Park Rd Assembly Area
I-80 Exit 19.Turn (Left) onto 517 South, go about 1.5 mi and turn Left onto Deer Park Rd (dirt road). Follow signs.
Waterloo Rd Assembly Area
I-80 to Exit 25, Rt 206 North. Take first Exit for International Dr. On International Dr take first Right onto Continental Dr, go to end and turn Left onto Waterloo Rd/Rt 604. Take Waterloo Rd to the meet site, look for O-signs.
RT I-80 Assembly Area
I-80 East Scenic Lookout. So if on I-80 West, then Exit 19 and use Rt 517 to U-turn onto I-80 East (go Left at end of ramp, over bridge, and turn Left back onto I-80). Look for Scenic Overlook on Right. Follow O-signs.


BAILEYTOWN - See Harriman State Park

J. BAIRD STATE PARK (Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co, NY)
From South: The park is off the Taconic State Pkwy approx 11 mi North of I-84 and 1 mi North of Rt 55. Exit to Park is on Left. Follow O-signs.
From North: Exit from Taconic is approx 5.5 mi South of Rt 44. Follow O-signs.


BLAUVELT PARKS (Orangetown, Rockland Co, NY)
Check schedule to verify which Assembly Area is being used.

Nike Base Assembly Area
From North: I-87 Exit 12 to Rt 303 South. Go about 2.5 mi and turn Left onto Spruce St (next street after Walnut). Go straight, road becomes Clausland Mountain Rd/Rt 28. Turn Right on Highland Ave/Rt 5. Park Entrance on Right.
From South: Palisades Pkwy Exit 5 to Rt 303 North. Go 0.75 mi and turn Right on Greenbush Rd/Rt 11. Turn Right on Clausland Mtn Rd/Rt 28. Turn Right on Highland Ave/Rt 5. Park Entrance on Right.

Nyack College Assembly Area

From South or East: I-87 Exit 11. Go straight at the four corners off the Exit ramp to the traffic light. Turn Right onto Rt 9W. Take Rt 9W straight to the second traffic light and bear Right onto South Highland Ave. Continue on South Highland Ave to the Nyack College Entrance sign. Follow O-signs.
From North or West: I-87 Exit 11. At the end of ramp turn Left at the traffic light onto Rt 59. At the next traffic light turn Right onto Rt 9W South. Go about 0.2 mi and bear Right at a traffic light onto South Highland Ave. Continue on South Highland Ave to the Nyack College Entrance sign. Follow O-signs. 


BLUE MOUNTAIN RESERVATION (Peekskill, Westchester Co, NY)
NOTE: admission charged per automobile during the summer
From NorthWest: From the Bear Mt Bridge turn Right onto Rt 6/202 East and go to the rotary. Take the first Exit for Rt 9 South (and make sure you turn Right to continue on Rt 9 South after the bridge). Go about 2 mi to Welcher Ave Exit. Turn Left onto Welcher Ave. Go about 0.25 mi and follow O-signs.
From North: I-84 to Rt 9 South. On Rt 9 go South 18.5 mi to Welcher Ave Exit. Turn Left onto Welcher Ave. Go about 0.25 mi and follow O-signs.
From East: Take the Taconic State Pkwy to the Bear Mountain State Pkwy. Follow signs to Rt 9 South. At junction, keep Left/straight on Rt 9 South. Go about 2 mi and Exit for Welcher Ave. Turn Left onto Welcher Ave. Go about 0.25 mi and follow O-signs.
From NJ: Tappan Zee Bridge to Exit 9 for Rt 9 North. Continue on Rt 9 North about 15.5 mi to Welcher Ave. At the end of the ramp turn Right onto Welcher Ave. Go about 0.25 mi and follow O-signs.

BOWDOIN PARK (New Hamburg, Dutchess Co, NY)
I-84 to Exit 11 to Rt 9D North. Go approx 5 mi and turn Left on Rt 28 West. Go until stop sign at end of road and turn Right onto Main St. Go 0.6 mi to Sheafe Rd and turn Left. Go 0.65 mi to park Entrance on Left.

BULLOWA SCOUT CAMP (Stoney Point, Rockland Co, NY)
Palisades Pkwy Exit 15 to Rt 106 East. Rt 106 East for about 1.5 mi. Turn Left onto Rt 108 and go about 0.3 mi. Take Left fork onto Rt 65, and then immediate Right fork onto Wayne Ave. Continue till 4-way stop and turn Left onto Franck Rd. Entrance to Bullowa Camp on Right.

BUSHY RIDGE - See Fahnestock State Park

CAMP BUCKNER (US Military Acadamy, Orange Co, NY)
From North: Rt 9W to Rt 293. Go approx 4 mi on Rt 293 to traffic light and Entrance to Camp Buckner on Right.
From South: Rt 6 (either East from NY Thruway/Rt 17 or West from Palisades Pkwy) to Rt 293. Go approx 2.5 mi on Rt 293 to traffic light and Entrance to Camp Buckner on Left.

CAMPGAW RESERVATION (Mahwah, NJ)
From NY: I-87 Exit 15 to I-287 to Rt 17 South. Continue below.
From NJ: I-287 North to Rt 17 South, or take Rt 17 North to Mahwah. Continue below.
For Both: From Rt 17 take Rt 202 South for 1.75 mi and turn Left on Darlington Ave. Go 0.25 mi and bear Right at fork onto Rt 3/Campgaw Rd. On Campgaw Rd, go about 1 mi to the Park Entrance on Right. Follow O-signs.

CAUMSETT STATE PARK (Huntington, Long Island, NY)
NOTE: Additional Park Fee
Long Island Expwy (I-495) to Exit 49N. Go North on Rt 110 approx 7 mi to Rt 25A/Main St in Huntington. Turn Left onto Rt 25A and at 3rd traffic light, turn Right onto West Neck Rd and follow several miles into the park. Do not speed on West Neck Rd.

CLEAR LAKE SCOUT RESERVATION (Putnam Valley, Putnam Co, NY)
Taconic State Pkwy to the Peekskill Hollow Rd/Rt 21 Exit (5 mi South of Rt 301; 5 mi North of Rt 6). Go South/West on Peekskill Hollow Rd for approx 1.2 mi and turn Right at Tomkins Corner General Store onto Wiccopee Rd. Go approx 0.5 mi and turn Left onto Oscawana Heights Rd. Go 1.6 mi and turn Right onto Northshore Rd. Camp Entrance is approx 0.3 mi on Right. Parking is approx 1 mi up the road at Sperling Center.

COLLIERS MILLS Wildlife Mgmt Area (New Egypt, Ocean Co., NJ)
NOTE: No restroom facilities
NJ Tpke Exit 7A to I-195. Take I-195 East to Rt 537 (Six Flags Park). Take Rt 537 South/West for approx 3 mi to Rt 640/Hawkins Rd. Turn Left onto Rt 640/Hawkins Rd and go approx 3 mi, cross Rt 528 and continue another 1.5 mi to assembly area.

CRANBERRY LAKE PRESERVE (North White Plains, Westchester Co, NY)
From South: I-287 to Exit 6. Go North on Rt 22 for approx 2 mi. About 0.8 mi past the Kensico Dam (Westlake Drive) turn Right at the traffic light onto Old Orchard St and continue past the main park Entrance. At the intersection after 0.4 mi stay Right on Orchard Rd. The Entrance will be to your Right after another 0.4 mi.
From North: Taconic State Pkwy South to the Bronx River Pkwy South to the Kensico Dam Plaza. Follow signs for Rt 22 North out of the traffic circle and proceed to the Old Orchard St traffic light as above.

EAGLE ROCK RESERVATION (West Orange, Essex Co, NJ)
I-280 East (from I-80 East) or West (from the Garden State Pkwy) to Exit 8B to Rt 577 North. Turn Right at 2nd traffic light onto Eagle Rock Ave. Go 0.2 mi and turn Left at Park Entrance (just after beginning of divided highway). Follow O-signs.

EDITH MACY CONFERENCE CENTER (Chappaqua, Westchester Co, NY)
Taconic State Pkwy to Pleasantville Rd (mid Westchester Co). If coming North, turn Left onto Pleasantville Rd, go 0.2 mi and turn Right onto Chappaqua Rd. If coming South, turn Left at traffic light onto Pleasantville Rd, go under the Taconic and take 1st Left turn onto Chappaqua Rd. Once on Chappaqua Rd, go about 1.5 mi to the Edith Macy Conference Center and park in the guest parking lot. Follow O-signs.


FAHNESTOCK STATE PARK (Cold Spring, Putnam Co, NY)
Check schedule to verify which Assembly Area is being used.

Moneyhole TOEC Assembly Area
Taconic State Pkwy to Rt 301 West. Go approx 3.5 mi and turn Left onto Dennytown Rd. Make first Right onto Indian Brook Rd, then first Left onto Mtn Laurel Lane into the Taconic Outdoor Education Center (TOEC).
Moneyhole Alternate Assembly Area
Taconic State Pkwy to Rt 301 West. Go approx 3.5 mi and turn Left onto Dennytown Rd. Go about 1.5 mi to parking/assembly area.
Pelton Pond & Bushy Ridge Assembly Area
Taconic State Pkwy to Rt 301 West. Go approx 0.3 mi to the parking lot on your Left.


FOREST PARK (Woodhaven, Queens Co, NY)

Check schedule to verify which Assembly Area is being used:
Either [1] In the Park (on North side of Park Lane South) between 101st and 102nd Streets; or [2] In the Park at the intersection of Park Lane South and Myrtle Ave (near 108th St), walk on Park road, up a small hill to the Pine Woods on Left (75 m).

Driving Directions are the same for both assembly sites:
Long Island Expwy/I-495 to Exit 19 onto Woodhaven Blvd South. Go about 2.5 mi and turn Left onto Park Lane South. You will need to park on the street.

FORT LEE HISTORIC PARK (Fort Lee, Bergen Co, NJ)
NOTE: Admission Fee per Automobile
From North: Palisades Pkwy South to the Hudson Terrace Exit. Turn Left onto Hudson Terrace and go South to the Park Entrance on the Left.
From West & South: I-80/I-95 local lanes towards the George Washington Bridge. Exit at Fort Lee (last Exit before bridge). At light, go straight until road ends at Hudson Terrace. Turn Right onto Hudson Terrace and make immediate Left into Park Entrance.
From East: I-95 West to the lower level of the GW Bridge. Take the first Exit in New Jersey for Fort Lee. Go East to Hudson Terr, then South on Hudson Terr. Park Entrance on your Left.

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT PARK (Yorktown Heights, Westchester Co, NY)
Park Entrance is from the Taconic State Pkwy, approximately 13 mi North of the Saw Mill River Pkwy and 3/4 mi South of Rt 202.

GRAHAM HILLS (Westchester Co, NY)
From North: Taconic Pkwy South to Exit for Rt 100 / Rt 133 / Millwood. At end of ramp, turn Left and follow Rt 100 South, which merges with Rt 9A South. Exit onto RT 117. At light at end of ramp, turn Left onto Rt 117 and follow approx 0.2 mi until park Entrance on Right.
From South: Sprain Brook Pkwy /Taconic Pkwy North to Exit for Rt 117. At end of ramp, turn Right onto RT 117 then quick Right into park Entrance.


HARRIMAN STATE PARK (Orange and Rockland Counties, NY)
NOTE: Parking Fee during Summer

Check schedule to verify which Assembly Area is being used.
Baileytown | Jackie Jones | Lake Welch | Pine Swamp | Polebrook | Rockhouse | Sebago Beach | Silvermine | Spook Swamp | Surebridge

Baileytown
From I-87: Exit 16 to Rt 6 East to the intersection with Rt 293. Continue on Rt 6 about 0.5 mi to the Entrance for Camp Wikoda on your Right.
From the Palisades Pkwy: Exit 18 to Rt 6 West. Go around the Long Mountain (Queensboro) Circle and continue on Rt 6 West. After several miles, look for O-signs at the Camp Wikoda Entrance on your Left. If you reach the junction with Rt 293, you have gone too far.

Pine Swamp
From South: I-87 Exit 15A to Rt 17 North. Go about 2.5 mi into Sloatsburg. Turn Right (at light) onto Seven Lakes Drive. Go about 9 mi (approx 2 mi after Kanawaukee Circle) to the parking area on the Left.
From North: Bear Mountain Bridge to Rt 6 West to the Long Mountain (Queensboro) Circle. Take Seven Lakes Drive South to the Tiorati Circle and then about 1.5 mi to parking area on Right.

Surebridge, Rockhouse, Lake Welch, Jackie Jones & Polebrook Mountains
Kanawaukee Circle Parking
From South: I-87 Exit 15A to Rt 17 North. Go about 2.5 mi into Sloatsburg. Turn Right (at light) onto Seven Lakes Drive. Go about 7 mi to Kanawaukee Circle. Go around to 3rd Exit and turn onto Rt 106 West. Go 0.3 mi to the Kanawaukee Circle parking lot.
From North: Bear Mountain Bridge to Rt 6 West to the Long Mountain (Queensboro) Circle to Seven Lakes Drive South. Stay on Seven Lakes Drive about 7 mi (through Tiorati circle) to the Kanawaukee Circle. Take 1st Exit to Rt 106 West and go 0.3 mi to the Kanawaukee Circle parking lot.
Tiorati Circle Parking
From South: I-87 Exit 15A to Rt 17 North. Go about 2.5 mi into Sloatsburg. Turn Right (at light) onto Seven Lakes Drive. Go about 10 mi (through Kanawaukee Circle) to Tiorati Circle and follow O-signs.
From North: Bear Mountain Bridge to Rt 6 West to the Long Mountain (Queensboro) Circle to Seven Lakes Drive South. Stay on Seven Lakes Drive about 3.5 mi to the Tiorati Circle and follow O-signs.
Lake Welch Parking
From South: I-87 (NYS Thruway) Exit 15A to Rt 17 North. Go about 2.5 mi into Sloatsburg. Turn Right (at light) onto Seven Lakes Drive. Go about 5.2 mi and turn Right onto Lake Welch Drive. Go about 3.5 mi to the Entrance of the Lake Welch Beach parking on your Right.
From North: Either I-87 Exit 16 to Rt 6 East for 6.5 mi to the Long Mountain (Queensboro) Circle; OR Bear Mountain Bridge to Rt 6 West to the Long Mountain (Queensboro) Circle. Take the Seven Lakes Drive Exit. Stay on Seven Lakes Drive about 7 mi (through Tiorati Circle) to the Kanawaukee Circle. Take 3rd Exit to Rt 106 East and go about 1.5 mi (?) to the Entrance to the Lake Welch Beach parking on your Left.

Sebago Beach
From South: I-87 Exit 15A to Rt 17 North. Go about 2.5 mi into Sloatsburg. Turn Right (at light) onto Seven Lakes Drive. Go about 5.2 mi to Sebago Beach Entrance on Left. Follow O-signs.
From North: Bear Mountain Bridge to Rt 6 West to the Long Mountain (Queensboro) Circle to Seven Lakes Drive South. Stay on Seven Lakes Drive about 8.5 mi (through Tiorati and Kanawaukee Circles) to Sebago Beach Entrance on Right. Follow O-signs.

American Canoe Association Assembly Area
From South: Take Seven Lakes Drive from Sloatsburg, after 3.4 miles turn left.
From North: From North: Take Seven Lakes Drive south, go past Sebago Beach, after 1.8 miles turn right into camp road. Follow O-signs.

Spook Swamp
From South: I-87 Exit 15A to Rt 17 North. Go about 2.5 mi into Sloatsburg. Turn Right (at light) onto Seven Lakes Drive. Go about 5.2 mi to Sebago Beach Entrance on Left. Follow O-signs.
From North: Bear Mountain Bridge to Rt 6 West to the Long Mountain (Queensboro) Circle to Seven Lakes Drive South. Stay on Seven Lakes Drive about 8.5 mi (through Tiorati and Kanawaukee Circles) to Sebago Beach Entrance on Right. Follow O-signs.

Silvermine
Rt 6 East (from NY Thruway) or West (from Palisades Pkwy) to Long Mountain (Queensboro) Circle. Exit circle onto Seven Lakes Drive. Go 1.3 mi. Silvermine parking is on Left. 


HOLMDEL PARK (Holmdel, Monmouth Co, NJ)
From North: Garden State Pkwy Exit 114 and turn onto Red Hill Rd West (Right from North, Left from South). Go to Crawfords Corner Rd (stoplight) and turn Right. Go past Lucent and turn Left onto Roberts Rd. Turn Right onto Longstreet Rd and immediate Left into the park. Follow O-signs. 

HOLMES PRESBYTERIAN CAMP (Holmes, Dutchess County, NY)
From West or North: Take Interstate 84 East to Exit 17 (Ludingtonville Road), which is 6 1/2 miles east of the Taconic State Parkway. After coming down the exit ramp, turn left and follow directions from Exit 17 to the Center (below)
From South or East: Take Interstate 84 West to Exit 17 (Ludingtonville Road), which is 10 miles west of Brewster. After coming down the exit ramp, turn right and follow directions from Exit 17 to the Center (below)
From Interstate 84, Exit 17, to the Center: Go north 1/4 mile on Ludingtonville Road, then make a left onto Mooney Hill Road at the Presbyterian Camp sign. Continue 3/4 mile on Mooney Hill Road, where you will take the left fork, which is Denton Lake Road (there is a Presbyterian Camp sign here also). The office is 1/4 mile on the right on Denton Lake Road. The Center is less than two miles from Interstate 84.

HUDSON HIGHLANDS NATURE MUSEUM at KENRIDGE FARM (Cornwall, Orange Co, NY)
From North: I-84 (near Newburgh) Exit 10 to Rt 9W South for about 7 mi to the village of Cornwall. Take the Angola Rd Exit. Turn left (west) on Angola Road. Museum entrance is the first left off Angola Road.
From South: Bear Mountain Bridge to Rt 9W North for about 8 mi. Take the Angola Rd Exit and go left (west). Entrance to the Museum/Farm is on the Left after crossing over 9W.

HUNTER ISLAND - ORCHARD BEACH (Pelham Bay Park, Bronx Co, NY)
From South: I-95 North Exit 8A to Orchard Beach/Shore Rd. Go about 1.5 mi on Shore Rd over the drawbridge and thru the traffic light. At the traffic circle take the 1st Right to Orchard Beach. At end, turn Left onto Park Rd and follow signs to Parking Lot. Park in the far Left corner of lot (Northeast).
From North & East: Hutchinson River Pkwy South. Go past Exit 7 (I-95) and take the next Exit (not numbered) to Orchard Beach. At the traffic circle, take 2nd Exit to Orchard Beach. At end, turn Left onto Park Rd and follow signs to Parking Lot. Park in the far Left corner of lot (Northeast).

JACKIE JONES - See Harriman State Park

JAMES BAIRD STATE PARK - See Baird State Park

JOCKEY HOLLOW - See Lewis Morris

KENRIDGE FARMS - See Museum of the Hudson Highlands

LEWISBORO TOWN PARK (Cross River, Westchester Co, NY)
From Southwest: Saw Mill River Pkwy North to end, to Rt 35 East. Go approx 5.5 mi and turn Right into park Entrance.
From North, South & East: I-684 Exit 6 to Rt 35 East. Go approx 5.5 mi and turn Right into park Entrance.

LEWIS MORRIS - JOCKEY HOLLOW (Mendham, Morris Co, NJ)
From North: I-287 to Morristown Exit 35 for Madison Ave/124 West. Turn Right and go about 1 mi to the Morristown Green (stay Right). Go around three sides of the Green and Exit Right onto Washington Rd/510 West towards Chester. Go about 3 mi and turn Left into the park. Follow O-signs.
From South: I-287 to Morristown Exit 35 for South Street. Turn Left onto South St North. Go about 1.5 mi to the Morristown Green. Continue as above.


LOANTAKA BROOK RESERVATION (Morris Township, Morris Co, NJ)
Check schedule to verify which Assembly Area is being used.

Kitchell Road Assembly Area
From North: I-287 South to Morristown Exit 35 for Madison Ave/124 West. Turn Left onto Madison Ave East. Go about 1.9 mi and turn Right onto Kitchell Rd. The parking area is about 1 mi on the Right.
From South: I-287 North to Morristown Exit 35 for South St. Turn Right onto South St South. Go about 1.7 mi and turn Left onto Kitchell Rd. The parking area is about 0.2 mi ahead on the Left.
Loantaka Way Assembly Area
From North: I-287 to Morristown Exit 35 for Madison Ave/124 West. Turn Left onto Madison Ave East. Go about 2.7 mi and turn Right onto Loantaka Way (Rt 636). The park is about 1.5 mi on the Right.
From South: I-287 to Morristown Exit 35 for South Street. Turn Right onto South St South. Go about 4 mi to a flashing warning light. Turn Left onto Loantaka Way (Rt 636). The park is about 0.3 mi on the Left.


MAHLON DICKERSON (Jefferson, Morris Co, NJ)
I-80 West to Exit 34B for Rt 15 North. Go about 5 mi on Rt 15 and Exit onto Weldon Rd. Take Weldon Rd about 3 mi. Entrance on the Right.

MILLS RESERVATION (Cedar Grove, Essex Co, NJ)
NOTE: Parking is VERY limited. Please try to carpool.
From South: Garden State Pkwy North to Exit 153B to Rt 3 West. Go 1 mi to Valley Rd Exit (just past merge with Rt 46). Turn Right onto Valley Rd South. Go about 1 mi and turn Right at first traffic light onto Normal Avenue. Follow O-signs.
From North: Garden State Pkwy South to Exit 154 onto Rt 46 West. Go about 1 mi to Valley Rd Exit (just past merge with Rt 3). Follow signs to get onto Valley Rd South. Go about 1 mi and turn Right at first traffic light onto Normal Avenue. Follow O-signs.
From West: I-80 East to Exit 53 onto Rt 46 East. Go 3.4 mi to the "Montclair via Valley Rd" Exit (just before Rt 3 junction). Turn Right onto Valley Rd South. Go about 1 mi and turn Right at first traffic light onto Normal Avenue. Follow O-signs.

MONEYHOLE MOUNTAIN - See Fahnestock State Park

MONROE-WOODBURY SCHOOL (Monroe, Orange Co, NY)
I-87 Exit 16 to Rt 17 North to Rt 32 North. From the intersection of Rt 17 & 32, Monroe-Woodbury Middle Schools is 200 m ahead on Left.

MUSCOOT FARM (Somers, Westchester Co, NY)
I-684 Exit 6 to Rt 35 West. Go approx 1.5 mi and turn Left onto Rt 100. Park Entrance is about 1 mi on the Right.
Taconic Pkwy to Rt 202/35 East. Go through Yorktown. When 202/35 splits, follow Rt 35 East to Rt 100. Turn Right and go South for about 1 mi to park Entrance on Right.

MUTTONTOWN PRESERVE (Muttontown, Nassau Co, NY)
Long Island Expwy/I-495 to Exit 41 North (Rts 106/107). Go North on Rts 106/107 (stay Right). At fork, turn Right onto Rt 106. Entrance to park is off Rt 106 on your Left (a total of about 3.4 mi from I-495).

ORCHARD BEACH - See Hunter Island

PALISADES MALL (West Nyack, Rockland Co, NY)
I-87 (NYS Thruway) to Exit 12. Park in Lots C, D or E.

PELTON POND - See Fahnestock State Park

PINE SWAMP - See Harriman State Park

POLEBROOK MOUNTAIN - See Harriman State Park

POND MOUNTAIN (Kent, Litchfield Co, CT)
From Danbury CT, take Rt 7 North for about 30 mi to Kent. In Kent, turn Left (West) onto Rt 341. Go over bridge then follow O-signs. 

PUTNAM VALLEY PARK ()

QUAIL HILL SCOUT CAMP (Manapalan, Monmouth Co, NJ)
NOTE: No pets allowed
From North & West: NJ Turnpike Exit 8 to Rt 33. Go on Rt 33 East for approx 5 mi. Use Right hand jug-handle to turn onto Rt 527A North/Iron Ore Rd. Go on 527A North for approx 0.25 mi, and turn Right on LeValley Rd (at brown Quail Hill sign). Go 0.5 mi to camp Entrance.
From East: Garden State Pkwy Exit 100A to Rt 33 West. Go on Rt 33 West for about 16 mi and turn Right onto Rt 527A/Iron Ore Rd. Go on Rt 527A North for approx 0.25 mi, and turn Right on LeValley Rd (at brown Quail Hill sign). Go 0.5 mi to camp Entrance.

RAMAPO MOUNTAIN STATE FOREST (near Oakland, Bergen Co, NJ)
I-287 Exit 57 to Skyline Drive. Take Skyline Dr North (up the hill) and follow O-signs. 

RINGWOOD STATE PARK - SHEPHERD LAKE (Passaic Co, NJ)
NOTE: Parking Fee in Summer
From NY & North: I-87 to Exit 15A. Take Rt 17 North to Rt 72 West. After about 5 mi, turn Left onto Morris Rd, into Ringwood State Park/Shepherd Lake. Go about 1 mi and at the top of the hill, turn Left onto Shepherd Lake Rd and follow to parking.
From NJ & South: I-287 North to Exit 55, Wanaque/Rt 511. Turn Right onto Rd Rt 511/Ringwood Ave North. (Note: From Rt 208/I-287 South, take Exit 55, Wanaque/Rt 511, turn Right onto Union Ave and immediate Left at the light onto Ringwood Avenue North). Go about 7 mi (after 5.5 mi you will pass Skyline Dr on the Right - do not turn), turn Right onto Sloatsburgh Rd. Go about 2 mi, turn Right onto Morris Rd, into Ringwood State Park/Shepherd Lake. Go about 1 mi, turn Left at the two Eagles onto Shepherd Lake Rd and follow to parking.

ROCK HILL (Mahopac, Putnam Co, NY)
Taconic State Pkwy to Rt 6 / Mahopac Exit. Go East on Rt 6. Road immediately splits: turn Left onto Rt 6N (East Main St). Go approx 3 mi on Rt 6N North. Just past the Red Mills Plaza, turn Left onto Long Pond Rd/Hill St/32. Go approx 2.7 mi and turn Right onto Wixon Pond Rd. The Entrance to Rock Hill is 0.5 mi on the Left.

ROCKHOUSE MOUNTAIN - See Harriman State Park

ROUND MOUTAIN (West Point, Orange Co, NY)
From North: I-84 Exit 10 to Rt 9W South. Go approx 12 mi and take first West Point Exit to Rt 293 South. Go about 1 mi on Rt 293 and turn Right into "Round Pond" (gone too far if reach Camp Buckner). Go up hill to Round Pond Recreational area.
From South: I-87 Exit 16. You want Rt 6 East: to get there, after toll booth, stay Right, then turn Left onto Rt 17 South. Then turn Left onto Rt 6 East. Go about 3 mi and Exit Left onto Rt 293 North. Go about 3 mi, past Camp Buckner, and turn Left into "Round Pond" (gone too far if reach Rt 9W overpass).

SAXON WOODS (White Plains, Westchester Co, NY)
Hutchinson River Pkwy Exit 23 North to Mamaroneck Ave. Park Entrance is first Left on Mamaroneck Ave. Follow O-signs.

SEBAGO BEACH - See Harriman State Park

SETON SCOUT RESERVATION (Greenwich, Fairfield Co, CT)
From West: Hutchinson River Pkwy Exit 30 to King St/Rt 120A. Turn Left onto King St North. Go about 1.5 mi, your landmark is St Paul's Church, a large modern brick structure. Turn Right at St Paul's onto Sherwood Ave. At the end of Sherwood turn Left onto Riversville Rd. Seton Reservation is the sixth driveway on the Right.
From East: Merritt Pkwy Exit 27 to King St. Right onto King St/120A North. Go about 1.5 mi, your landmark is St Paul's Church, a large modern brick structure. Turn Right at St Paul's onto Sherwood Ave. At the end of Sherwood turn Left onto Riversville Rd Seton Reservation is the sixth driveway on the Right.

SHARPE RESERVATION (Fishkill, Dutchess Co, NY)

SHEPHERD LAKE - See Ringwood State Park

SILVERMINE - See Harriman State Park


SOUTH MOUNTAIN RESERVATION (West Orange, Essex Co, NJ)
Check schedule to verify which Assembly Area is being used.

Tulip Springs Assembly Area
I-280 Exit 7 to Pleasant Valley Way. Go South on Pleasant Valley Way for about 3 mi. Park Entrance is on the Left (0.6 mi after Northfield Ave intersection).
Turtle Back Rock Assembly Area
I-280 Exit 7 to Pleasant Valley Way. At end of ramp, turn South onto Pleasant Valley Way and go 2.4 mi. At the traffic light, turn Left onto Northfield Ave and go about 0.5 mi (?). Turn Right at traffic light onto Walker Ave. Follow O-signs to the meet area.
Crest Drive / Deer Paddock Assembly Area
I-280 to Exit 7, Pleasant Valley Way. Go South on Pleasant Valley Way for about 3.5 mi. Turn Left onto South Orange Ave/Rt 510. Go about 1mi and at top of hill, turn Right into park (Crest Drive).


SPOOK SWAMP - See Harriman State Park

STAMFORD NATURE CENTER (Stamford, CT)
NOTE: the Nature Center charges a per person fee.
Merritt Pkwy/RT 15 to Exit 35. Go North on High Ridge Rd to the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. Follow O-signs.

SUREBRIDGE MOUNTAIN - See Harriman State Park

TALLMAN MOUNTAIN STATE PARK (near Sparkill, Rockland Co, NY)
NOTE: Admission Fee per Automobile ($7)
From South: Palisades Pkwy North to Exit 4 for Rt 9W. Turn (left?) onto Rt 9W North. Go about 2 mi. Park Entrance on your Right. Follow O-signs.
From North: I-87 to Exit 11 for Rt 9W. Take Rt 9W South for about 5 mi. The park Entrance will be on your Left. Follow O-signs.

TARRYWILLE PARK (Danbury, CT)
I-84 Exit 3 to Rt 7 South. After approx 0.2 mi, Exit at Park Ave/Danbury Fair Mall. Right on Backus Ave/Park Ave about 0.5 mi, then turn Right at the light onto Wooster St, then an immediate Right onto Wooster Heights Rd, then first Left onto Southern Blvd (don't miss the sharp Right Southern Blvd takes). After about 0.5 mi, look for parking on the Right.

TATUM PARK (Hazlet, Monmouth Co, NJ)
From North: Garden State Pkwy Exit 114 and turn Left onto Red Hill Rd. Continue below.
From South: Garden State Pkwy Exit 114 and turn Right on Red Hill Rd. Continue below.
For Both: After the Entrance for the GSP North, take your next Left at stoplight, onto Laurel St. Go about 1 mi to Holland Dr (stoplight) and turn Right. Go about 0.5 mi to the Park Entrance on your Right. 

TENAFLY NATURE CENTER (Tenafly, Bergen Co, NJ)
From North:Palisades Interstate Parkway south exit 2 to US Rt. 9W south. Go south on Rt. 9W and turn right at a traffic light onto E. Clinton Ave. towards Tenafly. On E. Clinton Ave. go about 1.3 miles and turn right at the traffic light onto Engle St. Go to end and turn right onto Hudson Ave. Take Hudson Ave. up hill to Nature Center at end of road. DO NOT PARK IN CUL-DE-SAC!
From East:Take the George Washington Bridge into New Jersey. Take Palidades Interstate Parkway north. Take exit 1 for Palisades Ave./Englewood. Turn right at the traffic light onto Rt. 9W north. Turn left at a traffic light onto E. Clinton Ave. towards Tenafly. On E. Clinton Ave. go about 1.3 miles and turn right at the traffic light onto Engle St. Go to end and turn right onto Hudson Ave. Take Hudson Ave. up hill to Nature Center at end of road. DO NOT PARK IN CUL-DE-SAC!
From South & West:I-80 east or I-95 north (local lanes) exit 71 for Broad Ave., Englewood/Leonia. Bear right onto Broad Ave. At second traffic light turn left onto Van Nostrand Ave. At the next traffic light turn right onto Grand Ave, which later changes into Engle St. Continue straight until the road ends at a stop sign. Turn right onto Hudson Ave. Take Hudson Ave. up hill to Nature Center at end of road. DO NOT PARK IN CUL-DE-SAC!
By Public Transit:From the George Washington Bridge Bus Station (Loading Platform 23) take the bus to Nyack/New City. Get off at the stop in Tenafly (Clinton Av. & Rt.9W). From the bus stop, continue north on Rt.9W and turn left into Hudson Ave. Follow Hudson Ave. through the park to the Nature Center. Or if you have a bike, just cross the George Washington Bridge and turn right onto Rt.9W. Follow Rt.9W for about 3.8 miles and turn left onto Hudson Ave. (After about 3 miles you'll pass Clinton Ave. on your left. Hudson Ave. is then the next street after 0.8 more miles.)

WESTMORELAND (Mt. Kisco, Westchester Cty, NY)
From the North: Take I-684 southbound to Exit 4 (Route 172), and make a right off the exit. Go 0.4 mile up the hill and take the first left onto Chestnut Ridge Rd. Follow Chestnut Ridge Rd for 1.2 miles to Westmoreland Sanctuary on the left.
From the South via I-684: Take I-684 northbound to Exit 4 (Route 172), and make a left off the exit. Go 0.4 mile up the hill and take the first left onto Chestnut Ridge Rd. Follow Chestnut Ridge Rd for 1.2 miles to Westmoreland Sanctuary on the left.
From the South via the Saw Mill Parkway: Take the SMP northbound to the signal at Reader’s Digest Rd/Roaring Brook Rd and make a right. After crossing the railroad, and going partway up the hill, make another right onto Roaring Brook Rd. Follow Roaring Brook Rd 0.5 mile to the signal and make a left onto Route 117. Follow Rt. 117 2.1 miles to the junction of Route 172 (in front of Northern Westchester Hospital). Make a right onto Rt. 172 and follow for 1.7 miles to Chestnut Ridge Rd and make a right. Follow Chestnut Ridge Rd for 1.2 miles to Westmoreland Sanctuary on the left.

WINDING HILLS (Montgomery, Orange Cty, NY)
Take Interstate 84 to exit 5. Follow Rte 208 North for about 1 mile. Take Route 17K west to Montgomery. Continue on Rte 17K west through Montgomery. The park is about 2.4 miles west of the village of Montgomery.