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Goosepond Mountain State Park
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)
Created 1960 (1960)
Operated by
Visitors 2,967 (in 2014)
Open All year
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.

Park description

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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