High Tor State Park facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsHigh Tor State Park
|Location||415 South Mountain Road
New City, New York
|Nearest city||Haverstraw, New York|
|Area||691 acres (2.80 km2)|
|Visitors||21,524 (in 2014)|
|Website||High Tor State Park|
High Tor State Park is a 691-acre (2.80 km2) state park on the north edge of the Town of Clarkstown in Rockland County, New York, United States. The park is located on South Mountain, which has two peaks, High Tor and Little Tor. Its highest peak, High Tor, is 797 feet (243 m) high.
High Tor State Park is intended for day use during the summer months, and contains picnic tables, a pool and showers, hiking trails, and a food concession. The Long Path passes through the park.
The park contains two peaks: High Tor at 797 feet (243 m), and Little Tor at 620 feet (190 m). They are the highest peaks in not only the park, but in all of the Hudson Palisades. The skyline of New York City can be seen from the summit of High Tor.
High Tor was used as a signal point during the American Revolution for the colonists, and was used as an air raid watch during World War II. Famous composer Kurt Weill worked as an air raid warden there.
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