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A boardwalk winds through the marshes at Goosepond Mountain State Park.
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|Type||State park (undeveloped)|
|Location||1198 New York 17M
Chester, New York
|Nearest city||Chester, New York|
|Area||1,706 acres (6.90 km2)|
|Visitors||2,967 (in 2014)|
|Website||Goosepond Mountain State Park|
Goosepond Mountain State Park, also known as Goose Pond Mountain State Park, is a 1,706-acre (6.90 km2) undeveloped state park located in Orange County, New York. The park is located within the Town of Chester and is administered by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.
Goosepond Mountain State Park is an undeveloped park, and is available for passive recreation such as hiking, horseback riding, and bird watching. A small section is accessible to casual hikers via a boardwalk, and there are additional extensive trails for hikers and horseback riders. Part of the area is a wetland used as a bird sanctuary.
The loyalist leader Claudius Smith may have used a rock shelter in the area as a hideout during the American Revolutionary War.
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